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Weekend Wind-Down: Here’s a Stroller Full of Puppies From the SF SPCA for All Your Serotonin Needs

Pet adoptions spiked to record highs amid the isolating throws of COVID-19. (People, as well, frequented animal stores to buy up exotic reptiles [think small geckos and snakes and the odd tortoise] in huge numbers.) Though that initial flux has slacked, which led to an unfortunate increase in people surrendering their “pandemic puppies,” there are still plenty of adoptable animals around San Francisco and elsewhere.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Water dog run coordinators race to finish preparations

Event coordinators for the Water Dog Run are feverishly working on final preparations and plans as the anticipated annual community event draws near. The Water Dog Run is set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7:00 a.m. Runners will start the run in Twin Pines Park in Belmont, California, and continue the run along Ralston Ave., through Water Dog Park, and finish in Twin Pines Park.
BELMONT, CA
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Multiple coyote sightings puts quiet Danville neighborhood on edge

DANVILLE, Calif. (KRON) — People in Danville are concerned after multiple coyote sightings throughout the town. People there say it’s becoming a daily occurrence. They are just heartbroken. The dog was a part of their family. They say they’ve been told to make a lot of noise to scare the...
DANVILLE, CA
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Park It: With fall’s onset comes East Bay tarantula mating season

At least astronomically, autumn began on Sept. 22. So the days are shorter, the air is cooler, the leaves are turning — and the tarantulas are out looking for love. Every year at about this time, male tarantulas venture forth in search of females for purposes of procreation. The females await in their silk-lined burrows. When an acceptable male shows up, the two will mate. Afterward, the female will sometimes kill him, though this is infrequent. Even if he survives, he will die soon after. In contrast, female tarantulas can live for years and produce many offspring.
OAKLAND, CA
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Why are so many dead fish winding up in Newark?

NEWARK, Calif. - Hundreds of dead carp have been turning up in a lake in Newark. Visitors to Lakeshore Park have taken pictures of the fish floating on the surface of the man-made lake. Cassandra Trejo documented the deaths and was concerned as she watched the fish "all gasping for...
NEWARK, CA
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Which states are you most likely to die in an animal attack?

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Every year, people die in encounters with animals, but which states rank highest for such fatalities?. According to a report from Outforia, an outdoor and nature resource website, Texas overwhelmingly ranked No. 1, recording 520 deaths over 20 years compared to the second-ranked California, which had 299 deaths for the same time period.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Activists Converge On City Hall Following Animal Liberation March

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) A Saturday afternoon march by animal activists through San Francisco's Mission District ended at City Hall, where they hoped to get the support of city legislators in supporting Rose's Law, a proposed Animal Bill of Rights that proponents say enshrines basic rights for animals into law. Saturday's...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Second Bird, Another Group Of Mosquitoes Found With West Nile Virus

A second bird in Contra Costa County and another group of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus, county vector control officials said Friday. The bird was found in San Pablo and the mosquitoes were in a trap in Oakley. It's the first dead bird this year in San Pablo to have West Nile Virus.
SAN PABLO, CA
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The San Francisco Zoo Has Lost Another Chimpanzee

The pandemic’s been especially hard on Bay Area zoological institutions, which primarily rely on ticket sales to clear their financial overhead. Alas, Covid-19 put a clear divide in that transaction — almost putting the Oakland Zoo out of business and costing the San Francisco Zoo millions in lost revenue. But the past twelve months have also been particularly hard on the animals that these wildlife parks care for.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA