Articles Tagged With ‘Animal Shelter’

Thief snatches puppy from Santa Maria animal shelter

An unidentified man was caught last week on surveillance video grabbing a puppy from the Santa Maria animal shelter and tossing the dog over a fence. The suspect then hopped the fence, chased after the puppy and fled. Around 4:30... (Continue reading)

Video at SLO County shelter angers animals rights activists

Video footage of a San Luis Obispo County Animal Services volunteer swinging a plastic chair at a pit bull has prompted outrage from animal rights activists. SLO County Animal Services officials are investigating the incident, though they do not suspect... (Continue reading)

Rescue wolf on the loose in Paso Robles

Paso Robles police are searching for a rescue wolf that escaped from its pack Sunday morning. [KSBY] Nishka, a husky-wolf hybrid and member of the WHAR – Wolves rescue group, ran away during a training session Sunday. Witnesses last saw... (Continue reading)

Lion kills California animal sanctuary intern

A 350 pound lion mauled a 24-year-old woman to death Wednesday at an animal sanctuary in Fresno County. [CNN] Diana Hanson, a Seattle native, was an intern at the 100-acre wild animal sanctuary Cat Haven located 45 miles west of... (Continue reading)

The Cat House on the Kings

Along the Kings River in Parlier, California, you can find  California’s largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center in the central San Joaquin Valley  The Cat House on the Kings. Founded by Lynea Lattanzio, soon after she carried... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews’ top stories of 2009

From government employees abusing the public trust to lending schemes that devastating investors, CalCoastNews readers were the first to get the news about many of the prominent local events of 2009. Lending schemes devastate investors In March, we broke the news that... (Continue reading)

Horse sanctuary foreman fined for killing wild pigs

By KAREN VELIE Dancing Star Foundation reportedly levied fines against its foreman for illegal poaching at the sanctuary, situated south of Harmony on 700 rolling acres along U.S. Highway 1, sources said. Former employees of the Dancing Star Sanctuary told... (Continue reading)

AG asked to probe Dancing Star animal slaughter

By KAREN VELIE Systematic killing of protected animals at the Dancing Star Foundation’s Cayucos sanctuary and excessive salaries of a husband-wife team of self-proclaimed environmentalists may violate the non-profit corporation’s filings with the state of California. Lucy Sheldon, a with assistance from... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: Dancing Star whistleblower shown the gate

By KAREN VELIE Dancing Star Foundation has fired a fulltime employee considered a whistleblower by supporters because of his actions in bringing to light the killing of healthy animals at the Cayucos animal sanctuary. Earlier today, sanctuary foreman Jerry Smith ordered maintenance... (Continue reading)

Money problems driving sanctuary kills

By KAREN VELIE Many healthy animals entrusted to Dancing Star Foundation’s Cayucos sanctuary have been euthanized in recent months after being placed on a “kill list” -- prepared with the help of a veterinarian and weighted heavily by economic considerations. A top... (Continue reading)