Orange County Animal Care officers' "barbaric and improper method" of euthanizing a deer impaled on a fence in Anaheim Hills by slitting its throat has sparked a county investigation--a probe that might not be had the killing not been done in front of a horrified veterinarian.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus left Anaheim Sunday but not without a complaint from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) about a second performing elephant with a mysterious "wound."
A longtime South County veterinarian and his real estate professional wife spent a night in jail recently as part of a $600,000 insurance fraud case by the state. Dr. Edward Julian Putnam, the 71-year-old owner of Foothill Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, and his 68-year-old wife Maxine Johanna Putna ... More >>
An Irvine-based company has agreed to pay a $136,800 penalty for selling and distributing unregistered and mis-branded pesticides to veterinary clinics and laboratories nationwide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday.
There may be a silver lining--besides living through it all--for Pippa, a Siamese cat who got pinned behind the refrigerator in the Irvine home of her owners, who were on vacation. Pippa was saved by a sitter and the staff at Irvine's Southern California Veterinary Specialist Hospital, which due to ... More >>
A dog owner is suing veterinarians and their Tustin offices for $1 million and additional damages for allegedly threatening to report her for "animal cruelty" after she indicated she could not afford a $10,000 operation for her pooch "Mojo." Karen Kelly filed the complaint in Orange County Superior ... More >>
This had to happen sooner or later and now it has: Medical marijuana for pets. Specifically, dogs. With the prior exception of the lovable, animated canine crime-solver Scooby, (who like his hippie human friend Shaggy seemed to exist in a semi-permanent state of self-medication), canine cannabis has ... More >>
A Garden Grove nonprofit that provides animal blood banks and veterinary diagnostic services is suing Nestle in Santa Ana federal court for copyright infringement.Hemopet accuses Nestle's Purina PetCare unit of infringing on four patents related to determining nutritional programs for dogs and cats ... More >>
The Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach is cheering the success of the first surgery to repair the bent beak of an American White Pelican whose jaw was out of alignment. When the call came in about "Nigel," as the Pelican has been nicknamed, it had lost weight, its wing was tangled ... More >>
Photo by Keith May/OC WeeklyWe explored in August the Rashomon reactions of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to an adult elephant hitting the ground while being loaded into a boxcar in Anaheim, with PETA claiming a sick Sarah collapsed ... More >>
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was cited for "serious violations" of the federal Animal Welfare Act during this summer's engagements at the Honda Center in Anaheim and Staples Center in Los Angeles, an animal rights group charges.A U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection report ... More >>
UPDATED, AUG. 15, 2 P.M.: Irvine veterinary technician Kimberly Nizato was sentenced today in Norwalk to 30 days in Los Angeles County Jail, three years of probation and an order to pay restitution for leaving Courage the German shepherd to die.The dog, who weighed only 37 pounds when he was turn ... More >>
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) claims that a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant collapsed while being loaded into a rail boxcar in Anaheim following Sunday night's finale at the Honda Center.Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait has been sent a letter from PETA "urging h ... More >>
UPDATE: An arrest has been made (details below) . . . When they catch whoever left three-year-old German Shepherd Courage to starve--an anonymous donor has put up $1,000 to find the dickwad--how about we tie him or her to a tree for five weeks, force feeding a diet of dirt and rocks and forbidding a ... More >>
Mass slaughter reveals a litany of problems at OCs least-loved pound
City officials say horror stories may put an end to flawed animal-control problem
More true tales of animal abuse
Outbreak of feline distemper at county shelter puts an end to the reign of Richard Evans
Animal Controls required spay-and-neuter plan has no balls
Somebody please put the county's animal shelter out of its misery