A television news investigation has reportedly turned up "a number of former employees" alleging unethical practices at the Orange County Animal Care shelter in Orange.
Photo by Vickie Chang/OC Weekly Don't taze me, bro!
UPDATE NO. 2, MAY 11, 12:59 P.M.: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has matched the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' $2,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center chlorine attack.
Photo by flickr user jjjj56cp Sleeping ... and no, not sleeping off the chlorine fumes.
An Irvine native is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Friday for allegedly violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act by having more than 150 endangered butterflies among 1,000 dried insects in luggage he was bringing into the country.
Photo by flickr user dicau58 Christ, now I've got to walk to Irvine ...
Shark Week returns to the Discovery Channel on July 5, but it is has come early in Surfside based on this sign that just went up and the video after the jump (both of which were posted by the Seal Beach Marine Safety Department).
Seal Beach Marine Safety Department Cue the Jaws theme ...
A whale skull obtained from a beached newborn that could not be saved at Sunset Beach is now helping researchers figure out how fin whales hear sounds, which is a hot topic given the controversy surrounding the U.S. Navy's use of sonar.
PLOS ONE A computed tomography scan of the skull recovered at Sunset Beach is being used it to construct a model for the study of how fin whales hear sounds.
UPDATE NO. 2, APRIL 16, 5 A.M.: The Egyptian goose with an arrow in its neck underwent surgery to remove the stick but later died Wednesday, Orange County Animal Care announced.
Orange County Animal Care Veterinarians examine the goose before surgery.
To help celebrate the arrival of an indie darling notable for breaking the record of the most dogs used in a single film (274, and all of them mixed-breed dogs adopted by local animal shelters), Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana is teaming up with the nonprofit rescue organization Barks of Love to present a mobile pet adoption station Sunday.
Animal rights activists are clawing away at Anaheim city officials, saying a new law tells residents to let stray cats starve. The issue heated up when neighbors called weeks ago to complain about cats being fed on private property. The city says residents tired of finding cat food under their cars, adding that the cat caretaker in question was warned about trespassing, not violating code.More »
The Weekly routinely receives warnings that noise levels will rise off the South County coast due to military exercises at and off Camp Pendleton. Now, a federal court has ruled some underwater noise the military made off the Southern California and Hawaii coasts violated the law and illegally harmed thousands of whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions.
Photo by flickr user Michele W Scram, a Navy cutter is on the way!