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News, The Snitch How to Not Shoot a Dog

How to Not Shoot a Dog

Yesterday, SF Weekly wrote about the sad fate of Knucklehead, Steven Coffman's beloved 2-year-old service dog, which was shot dead by a California Highway Patrol officer. Officer John Denny, the San Francisco Police Department's Vicious and Dangerous Animals Unit, said…
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News, The Snitch Pet Pride Day Is Coming. Straight Animals Welcome, Too!

Pet Pride Day Is Coming. Straight Animals Welcome, Too!

Don't read too much into the farm attire motif​ If you look up "gay" in the dictionary, you'll find the following: 1 a : happily excited : merry b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits2…
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News, The Snitch Could San Francisco Limit Number of Dogs in Parks?

Could San Francisco Limit Number of Dogs in Parks?

On Monday we reported that nearby Foster City is considering limiting park-goers to no more than three dogs. San Franciscans have a thing for dogs the same way denizens of Punxsutawney, Penn have a thing for apocryphally psychic groundhogs. Surely…
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News, The Snitch Cockatiels Inundate San Francisco Animal Control

Cockatiels Inundate San Francisco Animal Control

'I just flew in from the coast...'​A flock of cockatiels wasn't a band in the 1980s. There was no signature "flock of cockatiels" haircut. A flock of cockatiels is, literally, a flock of cockatiels -- and you can find one…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Pet Ban Makes Sense to Animal Control Officials

San Francisco Pet Ban Makes Sense to Animal Control Officials

This morning, we wrote about a proposal to ban the sale of any pets (other than fish) within city limits. The suggestion seemed a little extreme to us. But, then, we never had to sign the papers condemning countless doggies,…
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News, The Snitch Bogus Trend Story? Dog-Nappings 'Increase' In San Francisco.

Bogus Trend Story? Dog-Nappings 'Increase' In San Francisco.

A KTVU news segment recently tugged at the heartstrings with the title "Heartbroken SF Family Searching for Stolen Dog." The story recounted the travails of the Gaffney family, whose dog, JoJo, was just filched while he was tied up outside…
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News, The Snitch Monkey Business: Simian Sighted in Marin -- But S.F. Monkeys Tend to Stay in Zoo

Monkey Business: Simian Sighted in Marin -- But S.F. Monkeys Tend to Stay in Zoo

The news that multiple witnesses have spotted what appears to be a monkey tooling around Novato takes the wind out of San Francisco's sails. Nothing is supposed to happen in Novato -- that's why people move to Novato. We're the…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Animal Control Did NOT Suffer Guinea Pig Apocalypse. But That's The Only Good News.

San Francisco Animal Control Did NOT Suffer Guinea Pig Apocalypse. But That's The Only Good News.

Earlier in the summer, we wondered if the success of the movie G-Force would lead to a glut of guinea pigs overwhelming San Francisco Animal Care and Control once the novelty of pet ownership wore off. While it may seem…
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News, The Snitch Japanese Railway's Cat Mascot Brings in Millions. We've Got Railways. We've Got Cats. Why Not Here?

Japanese Railway's Cat Mascot Brings in Millions. We've Got Railways. We've Got Cats. Why Not Here?

By now, many of you will have read the made-for-the-Web story of Tama, the calico savior of Kishikawa station. When the owners of the Japanese Wakayama Railway got wind of the adorable, social cat hanging out at the station greeting…
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