Dog Believed To Be Dead Reunites With Family


ENCINITAS–A 3 year-old German Shepherd that was believed to have been killed two years agowent home on Wednesday thanks to a microchip that she’s had since she was a puppy. “Cheiska” was reunited with the family that thought she had died after being hit by a car. The reunion was held at Rancho Coastal Humane […]

Lions Tigers And Bears Founder Honored By Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Bobbi Brink

ALPINE–The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) honored Bobbi Brink, founder and director of the non-profit exotic animal sanctuary, Lions Tigers and Bears, with the 2015 Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence. Brink was singled out as the recipient for her widespread work dedicated to supporting the welfare of displaced exotic big cats and bears […]

Pet Of The Week: Briana


ENCINITAS–“Briana” is the Pet of the Week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. Briana is a friendly and active 2 year-old, 29 pound, Airedale Terrier mix. She loves people and other dogs. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program. The $145 adoption fee for Briana includes […]

Healthy Or Treatable Animals No Longer Euthanized

SAN DIEGO–Beginning July 1, the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition (SDAWC) says no healthy or treatable animal entering any coalition shelter in San Diego County will be euthanized. Organizers say it’s the first time in the county’s history that no treatable animal will be in danger of being unnecessarily euthanized – making San Diego one of the pet-safest communities […]

Alpine Bear Celebrates Independence Day Birthday

Liberty the Bear. Photo: Lions, Tigers and Bears

ALPINE–Animal sanctuary Lions Tigers and Bears will celebrate the birthday of their very first ursine resident, Liberty Bear. To celebrate the occasion, Bobbi Brink, founder and director of Lions Tigers and Bears, is sending invites to the community to visit the sanctuary, and to become a ‘member for a day.’ The celebration will take place […]

BISSELL Pet Foundation Awards Grant To A Passion For Paws Rescue‏

LA JOLLA–BISSELL Homecare, Inc., has awarded $3,750 to the A Passion for Paws Rescue to support their life-saving efforts. Funds will be used to provide spay/neuter surgeries for rescued dogs. “With literally millions of homeless pets euthanized every year in the U.S., we focus on funding programs that will do the most to change this […]

Petco Foundation Honors Leaders In Animal Welfare At Seventh Annual Gala

SAN DIEGO–Celebrating another year of lifesaving work for animals, the Petco Foundation will host its seventh annual Hope Gala on June 20 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego. This year the event will honor Emmy Award winning TV/film actress and producer Katherine Heigl and her producing partner and mother, Nancy Heigl, with […]

Pet Of The Week: Dune


ENCINITAS–“Dune” is pet of the week at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1 year-old, 37 pound, Australian Shepherd /Labrador Retriever mix. Dune is very friendly and active dog. He has an outgoing personality and he’s always ready to make new friends, whether they’re humans or other dogs. Dune needs an active family that […]

Pet Of The Week: Jake


ENCINITAS–Jake is Pet of the Week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Jake is a 10 year-old, 13-pound, Blue Domestic Short Hair. He came from a home where he lived with another cat and a German Shepherd. Unfortunately, their owner died and the dog found a new home right away. Jake and his best cat friend, […]

Canine Flu: Keep Your Pet Safe And Healthy

File photo: San Diego County News

SAN DIEGO–Flu season may be winding down for humans, but there have been thousands of reported cases of canine influenza in the last several months. To help dog owners better understand the virus, here are some key facts from the American Veterinary Medical Association. What is canine influenza? Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is […]