Obi, the Jack Russell Terrier who went missing from his north Berkeley home yesterday, has been found safe and sound. Owner Kate Farnady picked him up from the Berkeley Animal Shelter after it opened this morning at 11:00am. “Some kind person picked him up at the Rose Garden and brought him in to the Berkeley […]
All God's creatures, including rats, are welcome at the annual blessing of pets at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Here, the Rev. Fr. Michael Hiller blesses a young parishioner's rat. A key element of the service is keeping the terriers far away and up wind of the rats. Photo: Bruce Alexander Twenty dogs, two cats, two […]
Berkeley's animal shelter under construction. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley’s long-awaited, much debated animal shelter is finally under construction on Bolivar Street in West Berkeley. It is scheduled to open in 2012, ten years after voters passed Measure I to sell bonds to finance the construction.
Four chickens that were let loose on the Berkeley High campus last week were stolen from King Middle School’s Edible Schoolyard, according to Jonah Mossberg, a gardener and garden teacher at the school. They are now safely back in their coop on the school premises. Last week we reported that four chickens — a New Hampshire Red, […]
A Barred Rock chicken, like one of four that were let loose at BHS Wednesday and are now waiting to be claimed. Photo: Creative Commons Four chickens are looking for their owner and rightful home, after they were let loose at Berkeley High on Wednesday, in what is believed to have been a prank. The […]
Chance, who is up for adoption at the Berkeley Animal Services Shelter. Photo: Rob McNicholas/BACS By Julia Musto This Saturday and Sunday only, all adoptions at the city’s Berkeley Animal Care Services shelter (BACS) will be free, as part of the organization’s annual “Adoptathon” matchmaker. Adoptions will be free to qualified adopters, and the shelter […]
HarleyQuin in a cast at Cedar Park. Photos: Jill Posener In February, some people were sitting on a wall in Berkeley when one of them jumped off and accidentally landed on the leg of a puppy, HarleyQuin. Shadow, the street name for HarleyQuin’s owner, rushed the dog to a nearby vet but didn’t have the […]
Chaps, a special-needs dog, at the East Bay Humane Society. He would get less one-on-one attention a the city shelter. Photos: Rachel Gross By Rachel Gross Against the back wall of the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society’s adoption room is a maze of cages, containing one lone cat. Magdalene, as she is called, is a black […]
The gun being used for target practice in a Berkeley back yard. Photo: BPD The Berkeley Police Department has issued an updated statement on the incident last Saturday which ended with a pet pit bull being shot and killed by a police officer. The police also released a photo of the gun that a member […]
Photo: Tracey Taylor. Making a point in no uncertain terms. Sign spotted in the Claremont neighborhood.
Every year, the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (BEBHS) holds a fundraising event for dogs and people called Bay to Barkers. This year is the 13th year of the Bay to Barkers tradition, and may also be the most important for the BEBHS. On May 20, there was a devastating fire at the BEBHS which burned […]
A fire that broke out shortly after 1 a.m. last night gutted the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society in West Berkeley and killed a number of cats. According to reports, at least a dozen cats were killed, but many more cats and dogs were rescued by volunteers. The entire cat sheltering area at the 9th […]