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Animal Rights

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Ilagene "Jeanie" Quaglia Accused of Hoarding 53 Animals Busted With Kitten in Trunk of Car

    Monterey police have tracked down the woman who they say was hoarding 50-plus animals in her house -- and car. Police have arrested 59-year-old Ilagene "Jeanie" Quaglia who reportedly lived in the urine-soaked home at 1290 First Street where the animals were found living in three feet of garbage.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    SPCA Seeking Motherly Types to Help Care for Baby Birds

    If you're a mother experiencing empty nest syndrome, here's a great gig for you. Just like every Spring, animal shelters experience an overwhelming influx of baby birds in need of a mother hen to guide them. You could be that mother hen. This weekend, the Peninsula Humane Society is holding its fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    S.F. Cat Lovers to Let Random People Pick Out Their Next Tattoo to Help Homeless Pets

    When you refer to yourself as an animal lover, are you enough of one to let a complete stranger tattoo whatever they want on your body if it meant helping a dog or cat? Think about it. Two very brave SPCA employees, Laura Gretch and Daniel Quagliozzi, are going to let any moron with money design ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Yes, Santa Will Let Your Pet Snake Sit on His Lap

    For all you crazy cat ladies out there, here's your chance to get even crazier with your feline. Santa Claus is coming to the Peninsula Humane Society specifically to let your pets sit on his lap and bark, meow, or hiss what it is they would like for Christmas this year. If that sounds weird, it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Thief Snatches Unvaccinated Pup From SPCA, Reward Offered for Dog's Return

    Readers, please be on the lookout for Violet, a 10-week-old terrier mix who was brazenly snatched in broad daylight from the San Francisco SPCA yesterday afternoon. Krista Maloney, spokeswoman for the SPCA, tells us that the brown-and-white pup had recently arrived at the adoption center after Anima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Peninsula SPCA Is Giving Away Kittens, Go Get One Now

    If this weather makes you feel lonely and sad, then you probably are in need of a companion. Chin up: We found one -- or 20 -- for you. Go down to the Peninsula today and get your free kitty. We said FREE, damn it. Right now as we type, the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA is waiving adoption fees ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Starved Pelicans Are Now Crowding San Mateo's Shelter

    Those sad and starved Brown Pelicans that have packed into nearby shelters this past month have wormed their way into the Peninsula Humane Society's Wild Life Center where they are getting 'round the clock care. The Peninsula Humane Society has taken in some 30 emaciated and really cold Pelicans, su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Family Accuses San Francisco SPCA of Cruelty and Mistreatment

    A San Francisco family launched what they hoped would be the next KONY 2012 campaign, claiming the San Francisco SPCA didn't give their pup, Daisy, the care she needed after barely surviving a car accident in the East Bay. The dog's owner, Pamela Fitzgerald, is claiming she was "stonewalled" by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    SPCA Will Pay You to Adopt a Chihuahua

    The Bay Area is still so desperate to shed animal shelters of Chihuahuas, that not only are they offering them for free, but they will actually pay you take one off their hands. The Peninsula Humane Society has pledged to give $10 to anyone who adopts a one of these little lap dogs this weekend at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012
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    March 15, 2012

    Oakland Shelters Maxed Out with Bunnies

    ​Oakland bunnies are fucking like rabbits -- literally. The city's animal shelters are up to their ears with more rabbits than they can handle.The Oakland Animal Services is telling reporters that the shelter has received more almost two dozen bunnies in the last two weeks, and while they won't tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    S.F. to Save Every Dog and Cat from Bad Pet Owners by 2020

    ​Just like former Mayor Gavin Newsom had ambitious and well-intentioned plans to find every homeless person a home by 2014, the local SPCA has crafted a somewhat similar plan to spare all San Francisco cats and dogs from the same kind of hopelessness. By 2020, the San Francisco SPCA says it will c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Dog Tossed From Moving Car Is Missing

    Frosty​Crimes against animals are just unforgivable. The Santa Cruz SPCA issued an alert for the public's help in finding Frosty, a 1-year-old cream-colored poodle-terrier mix who went missing this week from the local SPCA. The last sighting of Frosty was on Monday when someone witnessed Frosty be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Busted: Puppy Thieves Caught on Video (Photos)

    Earlier today, we gave readers a happy ending to the story of a adorable pit bull puppy that was brazenly snatched from the Mission District animal shelter just hours before he was scheduled to be adopted. Fortunately, a woman, who says she bought the dog outside a Safeway for $200, returned the pup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Sexy PETA Activists to Tease Rapture Believers

    There must be some kind of cosmic navel beneath the city of Oakland, because zealots of all stripes seem to be congregating there these days. If you thought the existence of a religious organization predicting the end of the world -- for the third time in 17 years -- was bad, well, we've got news fo ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    San Franciscans to South Koreans: Stop Eating Dogs and Cats

    Eating your pets is just plain unsavory ​A group of San Francisco animal lovers is taking on a not-so-domestic animal-rights issue.  In Defense of Animals, a international nonprofit, will deliver 15,000 signatures tomorrow, asking the South Korean government to crack down on illegal dog and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Bunny Bust: SPCA Raids Home, Confiscates 21 Malnourished Rabbits in Oakland

    Bugs Bunny had it easy ​Animal officials stormed a Lake Merritt home in Oakland's Tuesday night and scooped up 21 deformed and malnourished bunnies who were being prepped to be eaten. Now, they are looking to find these precious hares a new home after so much suffering, according to news reports. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Hidden Video Shows Pigs Thrown, Mutilated, and Confined

    A pig's life​Brace yourself for this distressing piece of news. Mercy for Animals is releasing a truly jaw-dropping video that shows just how badly pigs are abused in the process of being slaughtered. According to the national animal rights organization, which planted an investigator within the Io ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Disturbing Video Released Showing How Badly Pigs Are Abused

    Earlier this morning we told you about the sad story of how hidden video captured how badly piglets were abused at Iowa Select Farms, which supplies the meat to companies, including Safeway. Today, Mercy For Animals, a national animal rights organization, released the graphic video before calling on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Michael Vick Says Google's "Dog Wars" Game Glorifies Animal Abuse

    The fight against dogfighting​If Michael Vick says something is skirting on the edge of animal cruelty -- you have to give it a pause. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback who was jailed for his involvement in a dogfighting ring, has come out against a new Google Android app that lets users train t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Want to Adopt One of These Adorable Kittens? Name Your Price.

    Jack Daniels the wonderkitty​The miraculous return of Jack Daniels, the bi-coastal, visually impaired kitty has brought plenty of press attention to the San Francisco's SPCA. Adoption applications for Jack Daniels -- who was abducted from San Francisco last year, then identified by a microchip in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    SPCA Triumphs in Legal Dogfight, Wins $500,000 Inheritance

    Ring, ring! Bad news, Hearing Dog Program...​After a lengthy legal dogfight, an appeals court judge has handed the San Francisco SPCA a half-million dollar inheritance. The battle was sparked last year when the Hearing Dog Program -- a nonprofit formed two years ago when the SPCA gutted its 29-yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Decapitated Goats Lead to Reward Offer

    KPIXOne of the unfortunate animals in question...​If you know who decapitated three goats and left the bodies in full view near San Jose's Alum Rock Park -- and you've been sitting on the information -- perhaps $2,500 might loosen your tongue. San Rafael's In Defense of Animals is offering a rewar ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Nude Woman With Hideous Scars Headed for Bay Area (PICS)

    Now, this is all for the best of causes...​People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has worked out an unspoken deal with society. They parade around comely young women wearing next to nothing. And we pay attention to the spectacle and take in PETA's accompanying message. Yes, that was PETA lend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    At $5 a Pop, Injured Hens All Adopted Out

    Ain't nobody here but us chickens...​The early bird gets the worm -- and the early adopter gets the chicken. All 80 of the clucking, egg-laying, injured hens that arrived Wednesday at the Marin Humane Society have been adopted. After knocking down the price-per-hen to five bucks -- chickenfeed, ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Rescued Hens Up For Adoption in Marin

    ​This morning, 70 rescued hens arrived at the Marin County Humane Society in Novato. They came from an animal sanctuary in Vacaville, where an egg farmer had dropped them off with plastic bands cutting into their legs. The farmer had placed the bands on the chickens when they were young, not think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Thinking About Keeping Backyard Chickens? Rescued Birds Might Be a Good Place to Start

    ​This morning, 70 rescued hens arrived at the Marin County Humane Society in Novato. They came from an animal sanctuary in Vacaville, where a Northern California egg farmer had dropped them off with plastic bands cutting into their legs.The farmer placed the bands on the chickens when they were yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Animal Control Bunny "Raid" Means No Easter Bunnies For You

    ​Though the so-called bunny "raid" of a Mission District pet store on Wednesday connotes a rather tickling image of  stormtroopers busting through the door, packing heat and scooping up 23 bunnies, the truth is that the San Francisco Department of Animal Care and Control's confiscation of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    PETA Wants You to Help Pick the Sexiest Vegetarian

    PETASean from San Lorenzo.​Is there something about packing your body with un-meat that makes you hot? That's the subtext of PETA's annual Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door contest. The animal-rights group is in the 11th hour of balloting for a roster of guys and gals who are as kind, presumably, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Critics Slam SPCA's Hiring Priorities As Valuing Money Over Animal Welfare

    A neat trick​Less than a month after shedding 22 employees -- 15 percent of its workforce -- the San Francisco SPCA is hiring again. It is not, however, seeking trainers or other personnel who work directly with animals to replace the many who were shown the door in the latest round of budget-rela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    SPCA Thanks Volunteers for Their Efforts, Reminds Them To Keep Mouths Shut

    ​The San Francisco SPCA is in the news for the wrong reasons of late: a scathing feature in Northside Magazine; layoffs of 15 percent of the workforce (which critics say will expedite the euthanization of animals in the name of economic savings); and a TV report in which SPCA brass admitted they'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Legal Dogfight Over $500K Bequest Remains Unresolved

    A legal battle over which hearing dog program is entitled to a half-million dollar bequest went into overtime yesterday. The Hearing Dog Program, a San Francisco nonprofit formed by the workers laid off by the San Francisco SPCA when it liquidated its 29-year-old hearing dog program in 2008, objecte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Every Dog Has His Day -- In Court: $500,000 Bequest Spurs Legal Dogfight

    Not quite a year after it abruptly curtailed its 29-year-old hearing dog program and all but frog-marched several workers out of the building, the San Francisco SPCA is now claiming that, no, the hearing dog program never really ended -- and the SPCA should get a $500,000 bequest earmarked for the p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2008
  • News

    June 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    Photos: Saturday's Hearing Dog Program Protest

    San Francisco Society’s Hearing Dog Program Protest S.F. Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (250 Florida St.) May 31, 2008 Notes and Photos by Edward Paik Holding placards in one hand and canine leashes in the other, volunteers and supporters of San Francisco’s Hearing Dog Program gat ... More >>

  • News

    February 27, 2008
  • News

    February 11, 2004

    Dog Bites

    Phil Matier and Willie Brown raise eyebrows by doing TV together; no cow eyes at the Exploratorium; and more!

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    May 14, 2003
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    December 12, 2001

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  • Calendar

    December 12, 2001

    Hold On a Minute!

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    September 30, 1998
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    February 11, 1998
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    March 19, 1997

    Men Behaving Viciously

    How ACT UP San Francisco spreads spit, fake blood, used cat litter, and potentially deadly misinformation through the AIDS community

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    July 26, 1995
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