May 9, 2021
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Pet owners, vets want telemedicine to continue post-COVID

A group of veterinarians and pet owners in California is asking the state to permit more telemedicine for animals even after the pandemic ends.

In a federal lawsuit to be filed Monday, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the state should not end waivers allowed during the pandemic for remote visits and asks that the rules be relaxed further.

“People can use telemedicine for themselves and their children, so why not for their pets?” said Brandy Kuentzel, general counsel at the San Francisco SPCA. “Telemedicine can be a vital tool to improve the lives

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40 essentials for new owners

Adopt, don’t shop.

That’s the motto when looking to add a new furry friend to your family, as there are so many cats and dogs awaiting fur-ever homes that are currently in shelters across America.

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day comes around every April 30, bringing awareness to the fact that a whopping 6.5 million companion animals end up in shelters every year, according to the ASPCA website. Only about 3.2 million of those shelter animals are adopted each year, with the remaining half waiting for families to rescue them.

If that family happens to be yours, there are

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Dog Saves Her Tiny Canine Friend from Drowning in Owner’s Swimming Pool: ‘Really Proud of Her’

Byron Thanarayen and his wife Melissa are hugging their pups tight after their toy Pomeranian Chucky nearly drowned in their pool last week.

Luckily, the couple’s 7-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Jessie was there to save the day!

In the harrowing footage caught by security cameras, 13-year-old Chucky falls in the pool as he’s walking around the perimeter. At first, no one is around to see him.

After a few minutes, Jessie comes into view and begins circling the pool, following Chucky as he flails in the water. Jessie begins trying to grab ahold of Chucky from the pool’s edge and

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Rescued dog saves another dog from drowning in owner’s swimming pool

A dog is hailed a hero for saving a Pomeranian from drowning in his owner’s swimming pool in a viral video making waves around the internet.

Security camera footage posted by Byron Thanarayen on Facebook shows Jessie, his rescued Staffordshire bull terrier noticing the Pomeranian, Chucky, nearly drowning, The Times South Africa reported.

Both he and his wife Melissa searched for clues after finding both dogs drenched in water, thinking they were in the pool unsupervised, according to The Times.

(Before you start judging… we are getting the pool covered!) I can’t believe she did this! It broke our hearts

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Dog threatened after owner’s breakup

5:19 a.m.: Traffic enforcement completed at South Street and Wibird Street.

8:45 a.m.: Report taken for a past domestic incident after a former partner threatened to kill the reporting party’s dog after a breakup.

9:53 a.m.: Summons issued to a Woodbury Avenue and Thornton Street driver.

10:31 a.m.: Report taken for motor vehicle theft after a $1,800 Cottage Street moped was last seen the previous Saturday at the end of the driveway.

11:29 a.m.: Report taken for recovered property after a person on Congress Street found a bicycle behind a business and wanted to turn it over to an officer.

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Thousands of Owners Are ‘Amazed’ with This Dog Harness That Makes Escaping Impossible

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After a super cold, very snowy, and seemingly endless winter (in part due to the pandemic), it is finally spring. And after being cooped up inside for weeks, it’s time to get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather and longer days. For pet owners, your furry friend is also excited to go on outdoor adventures, but before you take your pup for a long walk, you’ll want to ensure they have a secure,

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