Oakland, CA Pets & Animals

NBC Bay Area

Kitten Trapped on Freeway Overpass Near SFO Finds Forever Home

Gwyneth, a kitten who got stuck on a ledge on a freeway overpass near San Francisco International Airport in June, has found her forever home. A local family quickly adopted Gwyneth after she became available. She seems to be fitting in perfectly. "She was skittish for probably the first week...
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Mercury News

Golf: Local charity events and tournaments

Canine Companions Putting for Pups Golf Classic: Sept. 17 at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose. Best ball scramble format with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. $275 per golfer includes golf, range balls, cocktails, lunch, dinner, welcome gifts, multiple contests, and silent auction. Golfer’s will be met by a canine companion at every hole. Proceeds to benefit Canine Companions, a non-profit organization that provides carefully bred and expertly trained service dogs to children, adults, and veterans with disabilities free of charge. To register or for more information, visit
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Mercury News

Pleasant Hill rescue puppy is having trouble sleeping alone

DEAR JOAN: My adult daughter is struggling with sleep deprivation because her new 4-month-old puppy won’t let her sleep through the night. Any tips?. She and her husband got a puppy Monday from a West County rescue group where the pup was used to sleeping in crate with rest of the litter. The pup wouldn’t sleep in its crate at its new home in Pleasant Hill and barked and whined at night. So my daughter brought the puppy to her bed where he snuggled and bumped against her head all night.
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NBC Bay Area

Bay Area Shelters Open Again for In-Person Pet Adoptions

So many lucky pets found new homes during the pandemic as people found themselves looking for some extra comfort and finally had time at home to get dogs or cats settled in with their families. Still, there are pets at Bay Area shelters in need of forever homes. At the...
Oakland North

Oakland Zoo asks people to drop off ivory, other items made from illegal animal trade

When Ting Ting the sun bear arrived at the Oakland Zoo in 2006, she had a spacious field to explore. But Ting Ting confined herself to a raised wooden plank. Ting Ting, rescued from the illegal wildlife trade where she was sold as a pet, was previously kept in a small cage where she could walk only a few steps back and forth. In her first months at the Oakland Zoo, she maintained the same pacing pattern.

Farm groups appeal for chance to speak about wolves

Farm groups still hope to have their say Nov. 12 as U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in Oakland, Calif., hears environmental organizations argue to restore federal protection to wolves across the West. An agricultural coalition headed by the American Farm Bureau this week asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...
East Bay Times

East Bay pets of the week for Sept. 17

Hi, I’m Froggy, and I’ll hippity-hop right into your heart!. I may be little, but I’m full of pep and love to wrestle with toys twice my size! I love affection, but I’m timid with people at first (the world is so much bigger than me). I need someone with dog experience, patience and who’ll slowly introduce me to new things. Also, my home should be adults-only. With the right guidance and gentle care, it won’t take long for me to stick to you like glue — I can’t wait! To learn more, visit the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (BEBHS) online at
Times Union

Oakland Zoo Invites Public to Relinquish Personal Effects Made From Exotic Animals To Help End the Illegal Wildlife Trade

OAKLAND, Calif. (PRWEB) September 15, 2021. Oakland Zoo launched 2021 with ‘Taking Action Against the Illegal Wildlife Trade’, a multi-platform campaign, to advocate for the end of this disastrous, widespread industry. This campaign is at the heart of the Conservation Society of California's mission. In addition to this initiative, the Zoo is hosting an 'End the Trade' Day this Saturday, September 18, inviting guests to relinquish wildlife-based souvenirs they possess either while traveling abroad or through family generations, and learn about the best ways to join the Zoo in Taking Action For Wildlife and to #endthetrade.
Mercury News

Explaining a Woodside cat’s strange suckling behavior

DEAR JOAN: My senior Maine coon, adopted in early 2020 before COVID, is an indoor and deck cat with perfect manners. He is now 14 and a lovely cat indeed, but he has a very curious habit. He likes to suck on the side — not the end — of my pinkie finger while sitting in my lap, usually following a meal. It’s like he’s nursing, and there is lots of tongue action on my finger, which he holds delicately between his teeth — he never bites down.

ARF applauds signing of PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

WALNUT CREEK, CA (Sept. 11, 2021) — It’s National Service Dog Month, and folks at the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) are celebrating new successes. We say that our Pets and Vets program is “saving both ends of the leash.” That’s because we identify dogs in animal shelters, who might have the necessary qualities to change a veteran’s life, and match them with veterans diagnosed with challenges such as PTSD, anxiety, agoraphobia and traumatic brain injuries.