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Jake’s Wish Dog Rescue is building a network of animal-loving volunteers and foster homes located in and around San Jose, California, to support animals in need. 

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Spike in Abandoned Huskies Leaves Many in Need of Adoption

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is experiencing a large spike in the number of husky and husky-mix dogs available for adoption. The animals appear to be the latest in a long history of animals made popular by pop culture.

(Sept. 27, 2022) → Read the full Palo Alto Online report
The Facts Behind a Mass Die-Off of Bay Area Fish

One of the Bay Area’s largest algae blooms could intensify with the arrival of the longest, most intense heat wave of the year—creating conditions that could kill even more fish across the San Francisco Bay, experts say.

(Aug. 29, 2022) → Read the full The Mercury News report

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Image caption: Dogs and cats will no longer be subject to cruel toxicity testing in California, under a new law.
California’s New Slate of Animal Welfare Laws

New laws banning toxicity testing on dogs and cats, and making rental housing more pet friendly are among a slate of new animal welfare legislation signed by Gov. Newsom in September.


Image caption: Tahoe Weekly offers advice on how to help protect the beloved region.
The 5 Greatest Threats to Lake Tahoe

Tahoe is majestic and awe inspiring with its jagged mountain peaks, thick forests, swift-running rivers and hundreds of glacial and alpine lakes.


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GEPDA rescues dogs, giving them a place of refuge in the process

The Group Education to Protect and Defend Animals (GEPDA) has prevented countless dogs from being euthanized since its inception in 2004. But due to a variety of factors, the South Valley rescue organization is wobbling on its last legs—no pun …


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Negative Impacts on Local Wildlife Scare Experts

On the morning of June 6, Rebecca Dmytryk, CEO of Humane Wildlife Control, got sad news from Santa Cruz County officials. A cougar had been reported dead in the Santa Cruz Mountains near a creek, and they wondered if she …


Image caption: Artist's rendering of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will be the largest in the world.
The Bridge to Coexistence

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will help pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains cross 10 lanes of Highway 101, will be the largest in the world.


Image caption: Mountain lions and many other species are in danger from collisions with cars.
Five California Wildlife Crossings Keeping Animals Safe

California is creating wildlife crossings that can help animals get across dangerous highways without risk of death from vehicle strikes. Here are five of them.


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High-Speed Rail receives grant to protect wildlife

A grant from the California Wildlife Conservation Board will help fund the creation of a wildlife crossing over the state High-Speed Rail project on Highway 152.  The $3.125 million grant will pay for the planning, design, environmental review and permitting …


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Construction begins on Hwy. 17 wildlife undercrossing

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has begun nighttime work on a wildlife undercrossing near Laurel Curve on Highway 17, which is expected to reduce traffic to one lane in the north and southbound directions. The work was slated to …


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Battle-rapper plans to bring dog rescue program to Gilroy

Daniel Martinez hops out of his black Cadillac SRX and nods toward me, chatting enthusiastically on his cellphone. Around San Jose, he’s known to many as the gregarious, insult-slinging battle-rapper and podcast host Dirtbag Dan, but there’s no trace of …


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Meet your next pet at adoption playroom

A local nonprofit animal rescue recently established a pop-up playroom at a Morgan Hill shopping center where prospective kitten adopters can meet their potential new pets in a setting that is fun and comfortable for both humans and felines. The …


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