A heartless man was arrested on animal cruelty charges in the Bayview on Tuesday after police discovered the corpse of a dead pit bull puppy in the back seat of his car, police said.
About 5:40 p.m., police pulled the man over for a traffic violation in the 200 block of Cameron Way, not far from Candlestick Park. When officers engaged the driver, they noticed he had his seat reclined “about 40 degrees,” police said. Read More
Despite biting a 12-year-old boy in an Ingleside Heights home, a pit bull named Blue is actually the victim in an ongoing criminal case, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The pooch’s owner, 64-year-old Betty Whiteside, is facing a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge in connection with the Dec. 16 incident at a home on Charles Avenue. That day, according to court records, police responded to the residence on a report that Blue had bitten Whiteside’s grandson. Read More
A proposal to relocate and rehabilitate the pit bull facing death for attacking a police horse has been rejected by the City Attorney’s Office, leaving the dog’s fate in limbo.
Charlie has been in custody at San Francisco's Animal Care and Control Center since Aug. 6, when he attacked a U.S. Park Police horse at Crissy Field. Stoney, the horse involved in the incident, suffered lacerations to its leg. The attack occurred at an off-leash area of Crissy Field. Read More
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, David Campos announced that he is asking the budget and legislative analyst to conduct a performance review of the San Francisco Housing Authority. He repeatedly stated (so you know it’s true) that “the focus is not on individuals or personalities” but “what is happening to address the needs of the residents.” Read More
Supervisor Scott Wiener is trying hard to fix Muni, but no one wants to pay for it. With $420 million in deferred maintenance and a $100 million deficit each year, the prospect of getting our public-transportation system on track is getting more remote. Read More
After 30 years in the business of rescuing injured animals, Rebecca Dmytryk has seen her share of unfortunate incidents. But a goose that lay helpless in a puddle for three days with both legs broken was what broke Dmytryk’s heart.“We’d failed,” said Dmytryk, whose all-volunteer animal ambulance service was too booked to respond to the call.The incident was the final push she needed to move on a significant change to WildRescue’s 11-year business model. Read More
Pet stores that do not actually sell pets could soon receive a seal of approval from The City.With efforts to ban pet sales stymied, The City’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare is investigating ways of highlighting businesses that only sell food and accessories.For years, there has been concern that pet stores in San Francisco resell animals that were originally purchased from breeding facilities notorious for housing creatures under inhumane conditions. 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
The latest scuffle between postal carrier and dog ended in a draw in San Francisco’s Cayuga Terrace neighborhood Tuesday.The carrier, who was bitten while delivering mail in the 200 block of Tingley Street around 3 p.m., pepper-sprayed the dog and fled.He told police the large white yapping pooch suddenly pushed open a closed gate and charged at him. Police later located the dog, along with its owner. Read More
A three-alarm fire at an apartment building on San Francisco’s Mission Street this morning sent one person to the hospital and left 26 residents displaced, a fire dispatcher and an American Red Cross spokeswoman said. Read More