Free Adoptions at ARF Extended Through June 18

WALNUT CREEK – To save even more lives this summer, Tony La Russa’s Animals Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek is thrilled to extend...

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation Offering Free Adoptions Through June 11

WALNUT CREEK, California – Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek is offering waived adoption fees for ALL dogs, cats, puppies,...

Contra Costa Animal Services Joins Initiative to Help Lost Pets

Every year, over five million lost pets end up in animal shelters across the U.S. 90% of them will never see their owners again. Contra...

Contra Costa Animal Services to Host St. Pitty’s Day Celebration

On Sunday March 26 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Contra Costa Animal Services is hosting its 7th St. Pitty's Day Celebration. The event will...

Antioch City Council Set to Increase Animal Services Staffing, Improve Pet Care

On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council unanimously approved a recommendation to increase staffing within the Animal Services Department in an effort to bring services...

Pittsburg Police Provide Update on Hoka, Puppy Who Was Scalped

On Friday, the Pittsburg Police Department provided an update on Hoka, a puppy that was scalped from ear to ear. Hoka was brought into a...

El Cerrito Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Pet Hospital Thief

On November 03, 2016, at 0013 hours, El Cerrito Police officers were dispatched to the El Cerrito Pet Hospital (11800 San Pablo Avenue) on...

Today: Get a Tattoo, Raise Funds for Furry Friends Food Relief

Studio 71,  a tattoo shop in Brentwood, that is home to some of the highest skilled artist in Northern California.  They are not only...

Saturday: Clear the Shelters Event

Local animal shelters in Antioch and Contra Costa County will be joining shelters nationwide for one day to #cleartheshelters. All adoption fees will be...

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...