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Humane Society Responds To COVID-19 Shortages With Pet Food Distribution

March 24
By John Carroll

The Humane Society is distributing 70,000 pounds of pet food and supplies across the county.

PETA Co-Founder Explores Latest Discoveries About Animals In New Book

March 3
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Ingrid Newkirk is the co-author of the new book, "Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals And Revolutionary New Ways To Show Them Compassion."

Hannah Shaw is shown with her book 'Tiny but Mi...

Meet San Diego's 'Kitten Lady'

Nov. 25, 2019
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hannah Shaw is a kitten rescuer whose mission is to teach others how to rescue vulnerable kittens and nurse them to health.

The San Diego Humane Society Emergency Response...

Humane Society Reminds Pet Owners To Avoid Exercising Pets During Hot Weather

Aug. 20, 2019
By City News Service

The San Diego Humane Society reminded residents Tuesday to avoid bringing pets on hikes during periods of hot weather to protect them from heatstroke.

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's season kicks of...

Del Mar's Horse Racing Season Begins In The Shadow Of Santa Anita Deaths

July 17, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The summer racing season kicks off Wednesday in Del Mar after 30 horses died earlier this year at Los Angeles' Santa Anita Park track.

A pair of lions are pictured at the Lions Tiger...

Alpine Animal Rescue Raising Awareness About Big Cats

June 11, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Lions Tigers & Bears big cat animal rescue takes in exotic animals unsuited for zoo conservation programs, and they’re calling for public awareness and support about exotic big cats.

A sign warning parkgoers of mountain lion activ...

Wildlife Officers: DNA Analysis Shows Slain Mountain Lion Attacked Boy

May 31, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday forensic scientists confirmed a mountain lion killed by officers was the animal that attacked a boy at the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

A dog available for adoption looks on at potent...

San Diego Humane Society Praises 'Puppy Mills' Ban

Jan. 3, 2019
By Ebone Monet and Anica Colbert

San Diego Humane Society said the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act takes "puppy mills completely out of the picture."

Giant panda Gao Gao is pictured in this undated...

San Diego Zoo Bids Farewell To Giant Panda Gao Gao

Oct. 30, 2018
By City News Service

The San Diego Zoo said goodbye Tuesday to a giant panda named Gao Gao, sending him back to his homeland as part of a research loan agreement with China.

A dog peers through the door of his kennel at t...

San Diego Shelters Expecting An Increase In Lost Pets This Fourth Of July

July 4, 2018
By Matt Hoffman

Fireworks can scare pets and cause them to run away, but there are ways to keep your pet calm this Fourth of July.

Dogs are placed in the new El Cajon Animal Shel...

Hundreds Of Pets Are Waiting For A Forever Home In El Cajon

June 13, 2018
By Jade Hindmon

Hundreds of stray animals have a new place to call home. The El Cajon Animal Shelter’s newly constructed building is open and ready for people to come adopt a cat, dog or even a reptile.

Those Cute Animal Videos May Be Causing More Ha...

Those Cute Animal Videos May Be Causing More Harm Than Good

May 3, 2018
By Michael Lipkin

For every baby animal that draws attention, and more importantly donations, there's another more homely creature without that same affection.

Dogs in their pen at the San Diego County Anima...

County To Lay Off 38 Employees As Part Of Plan To Shrink Animal Services Department

April 24, 2018
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with laying off 38 full-time Animal Services employees as part of a plan to shrink the department.

Searching For Ashes Within Ashes — Dog Teams Hu...

Searching For Ashes Within Ashes — Dog Teams Hunt For Human Cremains In Wildfire Wreckage

Jan. 16, 2018
April Dembosky / Cal Report

Archeologists work with forensic search dogs at the Institute for Canine Forensics to find human cremains in wildfire wreckage.

Four unclaimed pets at the Animal Services shel...

Pets Lost In Lilac Fire Waiting To Be Claimed

Dec. 20, 2017
By City News Service

A 10-year-old turkey named Violet, brought in by county Animal Services during the Lilac Fire in the North County, is back home, but three animals remain unclaimed, authorities said Thursday.

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