Animal Groups to Battle at Local Bowling Alley

Although Animal rescue groups typically battle to save lives and find forever homes. On Sunday, two of them will battle each other in a...

CoCo Animal Control Says Communication Error Led to Mistaken Euthanasia of Dog

The Contra Costa County Animal Services released information Friday regarding the mistaken euthanasia of a dog that was to become adopted. Animal Services called the...

Contra Costa Animal Services: 86 Animals Take in Over 4th of July Weekend

The Contra Costa County Animal Services said Wednesday that a total of 86 animals were taken into the shelter between July 3-5, one of...

Keusch: Stiffer Sentences Needed for Animal Abuse

In this day and age where our pets are viewed as part of the family its almost shocking to hear the news of 21...

Animal Welfare Advocate Passes Away

A dark cloud fell upon the rescue world on Wednesday April 27th 2016. We lost animal welfare advocate Cynthia Rasmussen. The cities of Oakley,...

Rep DeSaulnier Receives Human Advocate Award from Humane Society

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) received the Human Advocate award for his 100% rating on the 2015 Humane Society Legislative Scorecard....

Contra Costa Animal Services Ends Temporarily Freeze of Owner Surrendered Animals

The Contra Costa County Animal Services confirmed Tuesday that it has ended its moratorium of owner surrendered animals after a 30-day period for evaluation. The...

Contra Costa Animal Services Offers “Books and Buddies” Program

A new program at Contra Costa County Animal Services encourages school age children to read while providing the animals with companionship. The new program coined...

Keusch: Consider Adopting an Abandoned Senior Dog This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us. At home, we are sipping hot chocolate and planning family get togethers, our hearts warm with joy, anticipating the...

Keusch Advocates for Spay or Neuter, Help Reduce Euthanasia Numbers

In the rescue community we are always advocating for spay and neuter. I say it so much I feel like a broken record. We...

Keusch: “Fireman” Finds Forever Home

On March 30th 2015 a small 3-pound Chihuahua was found hiding behind a plastic children’s swimming pool in the play yard at Antioch Animal...

Keusch: Keeping Pets Safe on 4th Of July, What If My Pet Goes Missing?

Did You Know That More Pets Go Missing on the 4th of July Than Any Other Day of the Year? In the city of Antioch...

Girl Scout Troop 33382 Offers Tips For Keeping Pets Safe During 4th of July

Girl Scout Troop 33382 is offering advice to the community to help keep pets safe this Fourth of July. This is part of a...

Sheriffs Office: Do Not Leave Dogs in Parked Vehicles

Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched at about 2 PM on Tuesday to a dog in distress at the Contra Costa Regional Medical...

Pets: You Found a Stray Dog, What You Should Do Next

When finding lost dogs many people with great intentions and great hearts unknowingly break the law and even hinder the animal from finding its...

May 30-31: Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days

Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days is a two-day, fee-waived collaborative effort of countless people trying to save the lives of shelter animals, a testament to what...

Keusch: Every Shelter Animal is Like “Fireman”, Please Consider Adopting

This past week has been a whirlwind, with my life taken over by a spunky little dog named Fireman, a 2.4 pound, 8 week...

Keusch: Spaying and Neutering Can Save A Pets Life

Did you know that over 10 million family pets go missing every year? In fact, one will go missing every 2-seconds. One of three...

Keusch Shares Pit Bull Myths

As a volunteer for Antioch Animal services, I help admin a volunteer Facebook page that is run by shelter volunteers. The page was set...

Keusch: We Must All Do Our Part to Reduce Feral Cat Population

Cats can breed year round, but we see a great rise in births during something referred to as "Kitten season". Kitten Season starts during Spring,...