Puppy That Survived A Rubber Band Around Her Neck To Be Adopted Thursday

ENCINITAS–A three-month old puppy that was abandoned last week then survived surgery to remove a rubber band embedded deep in her neck is scheduled to be adopted Thursday morning at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. When information about the puppy named “Bindy” was released questions about how to adopt her poured in. Adoption officials […]

Keep Pets Safe During The Calm After The Storm

ENCINITAS–Strong winds and heavy rainfall this weekend have weakened fences, caused windows to expand due to the moisture, an broken windows. Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) is urging pet owners to inspect their properties to make sure the storm has not created “escape” routes for pets that are already frightened by the severe weather. “We […]

Pet Of The Week: Freedom

ENCINITAS–Freedom is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 3 year-old, 46-pound, Belgian Malinois. When Freedom was a puppy her family put a collar on her neck. As she grew into an adult dog, the family did not replace the collar, leaving a mark around her throat. She’s been treated and […]

County Animal Services Rescue More Than 100 Animals From Lakeside Home

SAN DIEGO–County Animal Services officers rescued dozens of chickens, rabbits and more from a Lakeside home Thursday after investigating a complaint about neglected animals. When officers arrived, they found at least a dozen dead chickens and a dead rabbit. The owner told officers she knew she wasn’t providing the proper care to the animals but she […]

Animal Services Seeks Person Who Set Illegal Trap In Tecolote Canyon Park

SAN DIEGO–County Animal Services is asking for the public’s help finding out who set an illegal trap in Tecolote Canyon Park. Land surveyors found a raccoon caught in the trap off a path at the park on Wednesday. When animal control officers arrived, they found the raccoon had a broken leg and had probably been […]

Lions, Tigers And Bears Mourns Loss Of Young Tiger

ALPINE–Lions, Tigers and Bears’ tiger club, Himmel, has passed away at the sanctuary. Bobbi Brink, founder and director of San Diego’s nonprofit accredited sanctuary, said the six-month-old tiger cub underwent a routine veterinary procedure late last week to be neutered and repair his hernia. He was also scheduled for reparative surgery on his declawed paws […]

Keep Pets Safe From El Nino

ENCINITAS–Just like us, pets want to be warm, safe, and dry during the winter storms. Rancho Coastal Humane Society reminds owners that pets want to be indoors, not in the back yard, a dog house, or a garage where they will be cold, wet, and alone. Rancho Coastal Humane Society spokesman John Van Zante says, “If […]

Authorities Seeking Leads On Animal Abuse Case

SAN DIEGO–Melody, a four-year old Spaniel, was brought to San Diego Humane Society on December 22 with severe lacerations around her neck, which appear to be caused from tightly bound chicken wire that caused deep cuts in her neck. From the investigation by San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement department, humane officers believe this […]

Witnesses Sought In Dog-Throwing Incident

SAN DIEGO–County Animal Services is asking for the public’s help in finding out who threw two small dogs out the window of a car in the Rolando area Wednesday evening, leaving one dead and the other injured. Another driver witnessed the incident at about 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of 60th Street and University Avenue. […]

Lions Tigers And Bears To Kick Off Holiday Fundraiser

ALPINE–Lions, Tigers and Bears will kick off the holiday season with the animal sanctuary’s annual Christmas Festival Fundraiser on December 5. Bobbi Brink, founder and director of Lions Tigers and Bears (LTB), a non-profit accredited big cat, bear and exotic animal sanctuary, says the public is invited to join in the festivities from 1 to 4 […]