The $30,000 donation will go a long way to pay for not just the park borders and benches the volunteers had hoped for but the entire park.
Dona Spring Municipal Animal Shelter
Berkeley animal shelter fills up as canine influenza spreads throughout Oakland shelters
Since the shelter is full, this would be an excellent — and helpful — time to adopt or foster a dog.
Berkeley animal shelters take in pets from the North Bay
Several cats, two rabbits and one dog are up for adoption at the city shelter and Berkeley Humane.
BPD, city investigate possible pellet shooting of 5 animals
The Berkeley Police, in collaboration with the Berkeley Animal Shelter, are investigating a cruelty to animals case that involved shooting five animals — a feral cat, an opossum and three raccoons — with what appears to be a type of pellet gun. According to BPD, who issued a Nixle alert about the incident at around 2:30 p.m. […]
Op-ed: Truth and transparency of utmost importance at Berkeley Animal Shelter
If you visited Berkeley Animal Care Services (BACS) Sunday, you probably noticed the BPD patrol car in the parking lot. The shelter doesn’t normally require police presence, but over the weekend, a threat was made to burn down the building with staff and volunteers tied up inside. The reason: people were outraged by the euthanasia of […]
Berkeley man arrested after dog theft, carjacking
A man broke into the animal shelter and stole a dog, then carjacked a driver last week. Photo: Emilie Raguso Police have arrested a man they say carjacked a driver in West Berkeley after breaking into the municipal animal shelter last week to steal a dog he’d been turned down from adopting. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer […]
The story of a rescued barber’s dog: Epilogue
Panda, Jessica and Fergus in Colorado. Photo: Goldbrun P. Maynard, Jr. In February this year, we published, in three parts, Leslie Smith’s compelling account of “the barber’s dog,” dubbed Fella. In the final part, Smith drove Fella to Colorado, to join a famed pit bull rescue program. Fella was renamed Fergus and, Smith wrote, “This is where the […]
Old Berkeley animal shelter to become live-work units
A photo simulation of live-work units approved at 2013 Second St. Image: Levy Design Partners A photo simulation of live-work units approved at 2013 Second St. Image: Levy Design Partners A new live-work project for artists and craftspeople has been approved in West Berkeley by the zoning board, to take the place of the city’s old municipal […]
The barber’s dog: Kindness of strangers ends the tale
Photo: Leslie Smith This is the third and final part of the barber’s dog story. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Leslie Smith volunteers at the Berkeley Animal Shelter. One day she stumbles upon a Fella. He’s filthy, smelly, and appears to be neglected. Smith starts visiting the dog in her lunch-hours, playing with him through the chain-link […]
The barber’s dog, it turns out, has another friend
Fella, the neglected dog, on a lot behind a fence in Oakland. Photo: Leslie Smith This is Part 2 in a three-part series. Read Part 1. Leslie Smith volunteers at the Berkeley Animal Shelter. One day she stumbles upon a dog who, as she describes it, is filthy, smelly, and appeared to be neglected. Smith takes pity […]
The barber’s dog, and one woman’s bid to save him
Through the fence: the only way Smith could communicate with the barber’s dog the first few times she saw him.. Photo: Leslie Smith Through the fence: the only way Smith could communicate with the barber’s dog the first few times she saw him.. Photo: Leslie Smith Leslie Smith volunteers at the Berkeley Animal Shelter. One […]
Two boar heads found in separate locations in Berkeley
A boar’s head was discovered around 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Adeline and Emerson. Photo: Anna Abramson A boar’s head was discovered around 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Adeline and Emerson. Photo: Anna Abramson Berkeley residents reported finding two boars’ heads and skin pelts in two separate locations Monday morning. The boar-skin […]