Safety protocols have lengthened appointment times, stay-at-home workers are more attentive to pets’ minor ailments, and vet staff — increasingly abused by their clients — are burning out.
Since the shelter is full, this would be an excellent — and helpful — time to adopt or foster a dog.
The KQED Forum host will be at ‘Best in Show: Stories from Beyond the Shelter’ Friday at the Freight, a fundraiser for Berkeley Humane’s lifesaving mission featuring local authors Julie Barton and Steven Winn.
Oakland is the East Bay’s top dog haven, according to experts, but the whole area has lots to offer for our canine friends.
Several cats, two rabbits and one dog are up for adoption at the city shelter and Berkeley Humane.
The brave little gray cat will likely be put up for adoption in July.
The fishing lure and weight that injured a bird on the bay Wednesday, April 6. Photo: Julie Ann Baccelli Julie Ann Baccelli had an experience Wednesday which goes to remind you that unexpected happenings can also be good things. Baccelli was on jogging next to the bay with her Welsh Springer Spaniel, Gypsie. As the pair was running along the […]
A local couple believes an off-leash dog attack killed this fawn Thursday morning. Photo: Christian Stauduhar Disclaimer: This article contains graphic photographs that some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised. A North Berkeley couple was distraught by the death of a fawn near their home on Thursday, and took matters into their own hands after […]
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 […]
Project renderings of the proposed Berkeley Humane building on Ninth Street. Image: Noll & Tam Architects Berkeley Humane won approval last week to construct a new facility on Ninth Street, and the organization is hoping to get the community involved to help make the project a reality. The city’s Zoning Adjustments Board approved the permit for the new building May 14 […]
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 […]
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 […]