Abused Cat Ready For Forever Home

SAN DIEGO–An abused 8-month-old kitten has recovered from her injuries, and she is ready for her forever home. The kitten, named Pumpkin, had abdominal injuries that were so severe she required extensive surgery, according to Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Officer. A staff member from the County Animal Services fostered Pumpkin during her […]

Animal Care Foundation Hosts Benefit Golf Tournament

SOLANA BEACH–The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) hosted its fifth annual Invitational Golf Tournament November 7 benefitting San Diego pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. The tournament, held at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach, brought out golfers and their furry friends to the course for a day of […]

Pet Of The Week: Vladimir

ENCINITAS–Vladimir is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 7 month-old, 44 pound, Siberian Husky mix puppy. Vladimir is still a puppy, but he has no idea that he’s already a big dog. Keep in mind that Siberian Huskies are strong, compact, working dogs. They were bred to pull sleds long […]

Raccoon Rescued From Tight Spot

ESCONDIDO–A raccoon find himself in a tight spot in a metal shed in Rancho Peñasquitos. A neighbor found the raccoon wedged between the fence and the shed, and called County Animal Services. Animal Control Officer Denise Gove used her rescue equipment to pull the animal out to safety. He was released to a nearby area. […]

Three County Animal Services Shelters Open On Sundays

SAN DIEGO–The County Animal Services’ three regional shelters are now open to the public on Sundays. The extended day, which began Sunday, is part of a 90-day pilot project. County officials say the project will give the public an opportunity to visit and adopt available animals from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. […]

Lions Tigers And Bears Sanctuary To Host Spooky Campover

ALPINE–Lions Tigers and Bears is hosting its annual “Spooky Campover” this Halloween, and the public is invited to spend the night under the stars with the rescued animals of the sanctuary. The campover is a family favorite open to people of all ages. It will be held from 3 p.m. October 28 until noon October […]

A Dog’s Dilemma: Do Canine’s Prefer Praise Or Food?

(Newswise)–Given the choice, many dogs prefer praise from their owners over food, suggests a new study published in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. The study is one of the first to combine brain-imaging data with behavioral experiments to explore canine reward preferences. “We are trying to understand the basis of the dog-human bond […]

‘Flood Dogs’ To Be Adopted At Rancho Coastal Humane Society

ENCINITAS–The first of the “Flooded With Love” dogs that arrived in San Diego last Friday from Louisiana is expected to be adopted Friday morning at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Shelter officials began accepting adoption applications when the dogs arrived. The pre-screened applicants will meet the dogs in the order that their applications were filed. […]

Two Raccoons Rescued From Grantville Recycling Plant Dumpster

SAN DIEGO–A County animal control officer rescued two raccoons that were trapped in a Grantville recycling plant dumpster Wednesday afternoon. A person at the plant called County Animal Services after finding the raccoons stuck in the dumpster. The animals were unable to climb out. Animal Control Officer Angela Jones arrived at the plant, and used […]

‘Flooded With Love’ Dogs To Arrive In San Diego Friday

EL CAJON–A “Wings of Rescue” plane carrying more than 65 dogs (and 1 cat) from recently flooded Louisiana is scheduled to arrive at Circle Air Group in El Cajon shortly after 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. The rescue , known as “Flooded With Love,” is a joint effort of Thrive Animal Rescue, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, […]