Woman's dog is recovering after fighting a mountain lion to save owner: 'I owe her my life'

Woman's dog is recovering after fighting a mountain lion to save owner: 'I owe her my life'

The woman, who has been identified as Erin Wilson, encountered the mountain lion when she was taking her dog Eva for a stroll near a picnic area along State Route 299 in Trinity County on Monday.

'Hank the Tank,' Bear Ravaging Lake Tahoe Homes, is Actually 3 bears

'Hank the Tank,' Bear Ravaging Lake Tahoe Homes, is Actually 3 bears

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday said it will soon begin trapping bears in the South Lake Tahoe area to tag the animals and collect evidence for genetic analysis.

Meet the dog who survived a blizzard and a wildfire to reunite with its owner

Meet the dog who survived a blizzard and a wildfire to reunite with its owner

Unfortunately, that nightmare came true for Ricardo Rodriguez and his dog, Russ.In the summer of 2021, Rodriguez went on a camping trip near Lake Tahoe and brought Russ along.

Meet Sidney the seal! NYC aquarium introduces rescued harbor seal from California

Meet Sidney the seal! NYC aquarium introduces rescued harbor seal from California

The mammal center and National Marine Fisheries Service requested that the New York Aquarium take Sidney in and the aquarium agreed.Sidney was taken to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, where staff had to provide around-the-clock care and feed her every two hours.

Senior dog discovered lying on late owner's chest in the snow finds new home

Senior dog discovered lying on late owner's chest in the snow finds new home

Baby Dog stayed at Placer County Animal Services in Auburn, California, after a search party found him in the snow lying on his late owner's chest.

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

It almost seems like a fluke that a rescued dog named Eba is helping save killer whales off the coast of Washington state.When the mixed-breed dog was just a few weeks old, someone dumped her outside of the Sacramento animal shelter in California.

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

Mike Arms, president and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, decided to create the program when he saw tears on the faces of his team of 170 employees right after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that virtually all school campuses would be closed in the fall.

Teen abandoned as a baby raises $14K to give senior dogs 2nd chance

Teen abandoned as a baby raises $14K to give senior dogs 2nd chance

“My parents tell me the story of when they adopted me at (age) 2 and they brought me to my grandparents’ apartment in Mumbai,” she told TODAY.Her favorite activity was visiting the local Humane Society, and when she was 8 years old, the family adopted a mixed-breed dog named Bambie.

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Things were looking good for Axel Evensen, 17, when the coronavirus outbreak led to a stay-at-home order in California.“This has been his best and happiest year of school,” his mom, Jill Evensen, told TODAY.Axel Evensen, 17, cuddles his foster dog, Johnny.

'I couldn't prise its jaws open': the woman who fought a mountain lion to save her dog

'I couldn't prise its jaws open': the woman who fought a mountain lion to save her dog

Ilene Dondlinger of California says she does not want the big cat killed, despite its fatal attack on her miniature schnauzer.Dondlinger said the big cat barely responded to her desperate efforts to save her dog.

Why senior dogs, often the last to be adopted, make great pets

Why senior dogs, often the last to be adopted, make great pets

In fact, many Lily's Legacy dogs have had short life expectancies due to health issues but defied the odds and lived much longer thanks to medical care and love, she said.

'Doctor Dogs': Meet the diabetic-alert dog who saved a boy's life

'Doctor Dogs': Meet the diabetic-alert dog who saved a boy's life

Diabetic-alert dogs use a strip called a brinsel to let people know they need to check their blood-sugar levels.While in the car, Whitley the dog alerted Clay Ronk that he needed to check his blood sugar right away.

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Located in Oakland, California, The Cat Town Café & Adoption Center has become the first cat café in the United States which opened in late October, reports Carol Pogash of the New York Times.

‘Protect your pets’: cats make up one-fifth of coyotes’ diet in Los Angeles

‘Protect your pets’: cats make up one-fifth of coyotes’ diet in Los Angeles

It’s a common story in southern California, and one now backed up by research: a new study by the National Parks Service has found that 20% of urban coyotes’ diets is made up of cats.

Man’s dying wish is to find his dog a new home

Man’s dying wish is to find his dog a new home

John met Pawpaw back in 2017 at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in California, when Pawpaw was 11 years old. He’s working with Muttville to make sure that after he passes away Pawpaw will be matched with another senior who’ll give him the love he deserves.

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California is set to become the first US state to ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet shops unless they are from rescue centres. Known as AB 485, under the new rules pet shop operators will have to provide records of each animal’s origin or face a $500 (£391) penalty.

Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

The change means cats, dogs and rabbits sold by retailers cannot be sourced from breeders, only from animal shelters. A couple hoping to adopt a cat from a San Diego shelter on Friday, told NBC News the move was a step forward for the state.

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

Originally approved in October of 2017 by Governor Jerry Brown, a new state law will go into place on January 1, 2019 that requires all pet stores to get dogs, cats, and rabbits from rescue organizations rather than breeders.

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Andrea Gaylord's dog, Madison, was waiting patiently for her return (above) a month after her home burned down in the Camp Fire in northern California.

7 Must-Have Supplies for Potty Training Dogs and Cats

7 Must-Have Supplies for Potty Training Dogs and Cats

One really nice thing about cats is that they typically need minimal training to use a litter box, says Mikel Delgado, an IAABC-certified cat behavior consultant and co-founder of Feline Minds in Berkley, California.