Officials at San Francisco International Airport are warning people about a pet scam falsely claiming that animals are being detained at the airport.
In the scam, people receive unsolicited emails that offer to sell or ship animals as pets from overseas once money is sent to pay for vaccinations, according to airport officials. Read More
With no kennel space available for incoming dogs at its shelter, San Francisco Animal Care & Control is asking anyone considering giving up their dogs to hold off until there is room to accommodate the animals.The taxpayer-funded shelter, which said it is experiencing an “unprecedented and severe dog overcrowding situation,” has reached its capacity.On average, the shelter has been accepting 25 more dogs per month than in previous years. Read More
Jeri Joseph-Hover, a teacher at Hoover Elementary School in Redwood City, started the Redwood City annual Pet Parade 10 years ago. This year, it will be held Saturday at the Courthouse Square from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More
Final exams put pressures on college students, particularly those in professional schools. So the University of San Francisco is trying to help alleviate the stresses some students face by allowing them to spend time with a pet.
For 10-minute sessions during exams, law students at USF can relieve their stress by petting, playing with, or just sitting and reading alongside a dog. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee has jumped into the fight over proposed Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s restrictions on off-leash dogs at Ocean beach and other federal lands overseen by the federal agency. Read More
Peggy Abkemeier-Alford is president of Rent.com.
WHAT: Thousands of products made from the skins of cats and dogs are being offered on China’s largest retail website, Taobao, sparking outrage among animal lovers, Agence France-Presse reported. Search results and sales records from Taobao showed the most popular items were trousers and hats made from dog fur, which is touted for its ability to ward off the cold, AFP found after searching the website. Read More
A proposal to ban all sales of small animals in The City was tabled for five months until an alternative focus on consumer education can be fully explored.
The Animal Control and Welfare Commission agreed to set aside the ban to see how a program requiring pet owners to be certified before purchasing animals could work. Read More
The vice president of the San Francisco SPCA has more than 20 years of animal-sheltering experience. She’s serving as regional spokeswoman for the Purina One mobile unit.
What is the Tour for Heroes? More than 63,000 pounds of Purina One dog and cat food — equaling 11,000 bags of food — will be given out to help pets in need. Each stop will feature adoptable dogs and cats from area shelters. Read More
The fur may be about to fly again, as animal activists revive the fight against building owners who won’t allow animals in rental units.
The Animal Control and Welfare Commission initiated discussion at City Hall on Thursday night about ways to increase the number of apartments in San Francisco that allow pets, including measures forbidding landlords from discriminating against responsible pet owners when looking for tenants. Read More