Animal Care and Control

San Francisco Animal Care and Control Officer Rebecca Fenson readies to release a young opossum that was caught in a trap behind a home on Thursday, August 2, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Animal Care and Control on patrol

The Examiner spent some time with Officer Rebecca Fenson to get a…

 

Police rescue dog left in hot car near Golden Gate Park

A black Labrador named Thor was rescued from a hot car Sunday…

 

The Board of Supervisors has approved funding for a much-needed new animal shelter in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

An unprecedented last-minute change

Last Monday, an obscure city committee withdrew proposed funding for a new…

 

(Courtesy Bay City News)

Update: Person of interest described in theft of puppy from shelter

A puppy was stolen from a San Francisco animal shelter this afternoon…

(Courtesy Bay City News)
One of four mountain lion sightings in San Francisco in the past week was captured on a security camera. Courtesy Presidio Trust

Mountain lion spotted roaming through SF four times in past week

Four mountain lion sightings believed to be of the same animal have…

One of four mountain lion sightings in San Francisco in the past week was captured on a security camera. Courtesy Presidio Trust
Courtesy Wonder Dog RescueRex

Wonder Dog Rescue seeks public's help in finding missing puppy

A San Francisco-based dog rescue organization is seeking the public's help in…

Courtesy Wonder Dog RescueRex
Evan DuCharme/2013 SF Examiner file photoThe City's Department of Animal Care and Control is no longer supervised by Rebecca Katz.

Rebecca Katz out as head of SF Animal Care and Control

To the surprise and disappointment of some, Rebecca Katz, who has served…

Evan DuCharme/2013 SF Examiner file photoThe City's Department of Animal Care and Control is no longer supervised by Rebecca Katz.
S.F. Examiner file courtesy photoIn July

Poisonous meatballs found again on ground near Twin Peaks

Pet owners are advised to be on alert after poisonous meatballs, similar…

S.F. Examiner file courtesy photoIn July
Getty Images file photo | Clip artTwo cats were killed when a man threw them into the Bay on Monday.

Authorities searching for suspect who threw 2 cats into San Francisco Bay

Two cats died after they were taken from their owner and thrown…

Getty Images file photo | Clip artTwo cats were killed when a man threw them into the Bay on Monday.

SF animal shelter sees uptick in dog drop-offs during economic crisis

The number of dogs dropped off at San Francisco’s city shelter has…

Evan DuCharme/S.F. Examiner file photoA volunteer works with a dog up for adoption at Animal Care and Control.

Supervisor Scott Wiener seeks extra resources for Animal Care and Control

For at least a decade, the amount of resources dedicated to the…

Evan DuCharme/S.F. Examiner file photoA volunteer works with a dog up for adoption at Animal Care and Control.
Courtesy photoPolice are warning residents of the Twin Peaks-Diamond Heights area about poisonous  meatballs that have been left on the streets and are sickening dogs

Poisoned meatballs sickening dogs in Twin Peaks

San Francisco dog walkers are being warned to watch out for poisonous…

Courtesy photoPolice are warning residents of the Twin Peaks-Diamond Heights area about poisonous  meatballs that have been left on the streets and are sickening dogs
Courtesy PhotoCharlie's owner

Charlie’s owner’s deal rejected by City Attorney, fate of dog in limbo

A proposal to relocate and rehabilitate the pit bull facing death for…

Courtesy PhotoCharlie's owner
Courtesy photoRebecca Dmytryk

WildRescue ramping up efforts to help Bay Area animals

After 30 years in the business of rescuing injured animals, Rebecca Dmytryk…

Courtesy photoRebecca Dmytryk

Chihuahuas make up one-third of shelters' population

The prized tiny dogs are increasingly being abandoned by their owners and…