19 Dogs with Mange, Scabies, Eye Infections and Other Maladies Rescued in Santa Ana

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Photo by flickr user Shelly
Sad, thinking about her homies in Santa Ana.
A complaint about ailing dogs led Santa Ana code enforcement officers to home where they rescued 19 malnourished and neglected canines of various breeds Tuesday morning, according to police.

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Former Employees Reportedly Allege Unethical Practices at Orange County Animal Care Shelter

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Photo by Vickie Chang/OC Weekly
Don't taze me, bro!
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.

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Chlorine Attack on Sea Lions at Marine Mammal Center Spurs $2,500 Reward from PETA, Too

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Photo by flickr user jjjj56cp
Sleeping ... and no, not sleeping off the chlorine fumes.
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.

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Alexander Bic Allegedly Tried to Smuggle More Than 150 Endangered Butterflies into U.S.

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Photo by flickr user dicau58
Christ, now I've got to walk to Irvine ...
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.

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Shark Video Leads to Seal Beach Warning Signs. Does Shark Beach Have Seal Warning Signs?

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Seal Beach Marine Safety Department
Cue the Jaws theme ...
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).

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Skull of Newborn Fin Whale That Beached in Sunset Beach Aids in Research of Sonar Effects

Categories: Grrranimals

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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.
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.

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Goose Dies After Removal of Arrow in Its Neck

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Orange County Animal Care
Veterinarians examine the goose before surgery.
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.

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White God, Indie Darling About "Unfit" Dogs, Screens During Pet Adoptions at Frida Cinema

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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.

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Anaheim Is Caught in a Cat Fight Over Feeding Stray Cats (Feral Felines, Not the Band)

Categories: Grrranimals

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Vickie Chang
FEED ME!

What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Meow...or something like that.

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.


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Navy Sonar Pact with Federal Agency Violated Law and Harmed Marine Mammals: Judge

Categories: Court, Grrranimals

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Photo by flickr user Michele W
Scram, a Navy cutter is on the way!
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.

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