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Animals

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More Owners Turning To Holistic Medicine For Their Pets

Many people hail acupuncture as an effective alternative to medication for dealing with physical ailments. Now, there are veterinarians who say it can also help heal pets.

05/23/2012

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Chefs Unite To Fight Calif. Ban On Foie Gras

Some famous chefs staged a food fight in Santa Monica Monday night, battling a new state law that bans foie gras, a popular French delicacy that some people say involves animal cruelty.

05/15/2012

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Small Children with Deadly Pets: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

“I know! –Let’s put a 2-year-old on a leopard. It must be safe — it’s on a leash, apparently made of string.”

03/30/2012

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Carrie Ann Inaba To Host The Humane Society Of The United States’ 26th Annual Genesis Awards

The Genesis Awards stands out from other award shows because it’s not about who’s best actor or director, it’s about the animal protection message and inspiring people to make a difference on behalf of animals.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/22/2012

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Women Arrested For Animal Cruelty Surrender Animals And Await Hearing

The two women accused of cramming 142 animals into a Uhaul and driving it across country with no food or water have been released on bond.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/30/2012

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Feds Charge 12 In Attempted Sales Of Protected Animals

A dozen people were charged with violating wildlife laws by allegedly trying to sell a live piranha, other endangered or protected fish, birds and items such as a polar bear pelt and sea turtle boots, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

01/06/2012

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Best Reptile Pet Shops In Los Angeles

If you are in the market for a scaly friend or need reptile advice, then be sure to slither your way through this guide to the top exotic pet spots in Los Angeles. Hours: Mon […]

01/06/2012

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Pets In Need Of Good Homes

A local animal shelter visits CBS2 News every Friday morning to introduce us to a couple pets in need of good “forever” homes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/27/2011

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How to Make Your Pet Hate You for the Holidays

Here comes Halloween, and there goes your pet’s dignity. These are from a costume company (Duh. -Ed.), and cost between $10-35. Princess Leia seems like a winner.

09/13/2011

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Stray Kitten Saved On 91 Freeway

RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A stray kitten hanging from a freeway ledge in Riverside Tuesday was safely retrieved by a fast-moving animal control officer. The 3-month-old black kitten was spotted by a motorist around 2 p.m. […]

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2011

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City Council OKs Fines For Pet Sales On LA Streets, Sidewalks

Animal lovers around the Southland applauded a City Council vote to outlaw the sale of live animals on the streets of Los Angeles.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/03/2011

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Ventura County Fair Opens Wednesday

It is dubbed the “Bounty of the County” and on Wednesday, the Ventura County Fair opens.

08/02/2011

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LA County Adopts ‘Vicious’ Dog Ordinance

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to approve an ordinance giving animal control officers the right to declare a dog “vicious,” a designation that can potentially lead to the animal being euthanized.

07/26/2011

Calif. May Become First State To Require Microchips For Pets

Supporters of the microchip law believe it will cut costs at shelters by reuniting lost animals with their owners more quickly.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/26/2011

64 Animals Go Missing From LA Shelters

Los Angeles police and other officials are looking into the disappearance of 64 animals, most of them dogs, from city shelters over the past year.

05/31/2011

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