The animal lovers over at the Peninsula Humane Society are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the animal-hater who shot a raccoon in South San Francisco over the weekend. Read More
Dozens of sick and dying pelicans have turned up on beaches across San Mateo County in recent weeks, putting a strain on resources at a local wildlife care center that takes them in.
Peninsula Humane Society spokesman Scott Delucchi said Friday that more than 30 brown pelicans needing urgent care — some of them starving, hypothermic and unable to fly — have been found on local beaches and taken to the society’s wildlife care center in Burlingame. Read More
A reward for information on the deliberate drowning of a cat in the Redwood Shores lagoon has grown to $12,225 with new donations, according to Peninsula Humane Society officials. Read More
He was no rat, but he still got whacked.Authorities are investigating the mob-style killing of a 12-year-old cat, which was found in a Redwood Shores lagoon Wednesday with a 5-pound dumbbell tied to its neck. Workers with the Redwood City Sewer District found the pet cat swimming with the fishes behind 1 Lagoon Drive, an office park building. They brought him to the Peninsula Humane Society, spokesman Scott Delucchi said, but it was far too late to save the little guy. Read More
A faulty gate at the home of two boxer-breed dogs allowed the animals to leave the property and go to Laurie Meadows Park in San Mateo on Monday afternoon, where they were both fatally shot by police, according to the Peninsula Humane Society.
Police reported that the two dogs were acting “threatening and attacking” people — including a small dog and child — before cops were called. Read More
A boxer-type dog was shot and killed by police in San Mateo on Monday afternoon after it attacked a smaller dog and child. Officers’ efforts to subdue it with a Taser had failed.A second dog was injured during the 4:20 p.m. incident at Laurie Meadows Park, according to the San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris. Read More
San Mateo’s most famous cat will be making a celebrity appearance this weekend at the animal shelter where he was adopted nearly five years ago.Dusty, “the Klepto Cat,” was adopted in 2006 by San Mateo residents Jean Chu and her husband Jim Coleman from the Peninsula Humane Society, spokesman Scott Delucchi said. Read More
His dog days are over — literally.A Redwood City man was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and ordered to attend anger management classes Friday for the ruthless assault on a leashed dog earlier this month.John Abdon Johnson, 57, has also been denied the right to own or live with any animal after a cop on patrol saw him beat the pooch named “Bucket” over the head with his hand and kick it repeatedly in the ribs on May 13. Read More
A South San Francisco police sergeant shot and killed two stray pit bulls that were ripping apart a cat on Saturday, saying he feared for his life, police said.
But the pooches’ loved ones are outraged by the killings, describing the pit bulls as “friendly” and “playful” and saying they “never once harmed anyone.”
“I’m devastated and broken inside,” said their owner, Holly, who declined to provide her full name for this article. Read More
Scott Delucchi, senior vice president at the Peninsula Humane Society offers a post-holiday roundup of the shelter’s holiday activities and talks about a new way to adopt pets at a mall in San Mateo.
How many pets were adopted around the holidays?
During the month of December, we placed 93 dogs, 183 cats and 79 "other" [animals] — rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, exotic pets.