Tag Archives: pets

Robot guards the dogs at SF animal shelter and frightens some

What’s five feet tall and weighs 400 pounds, shaped like a cross between an egg and a bullet, and ready to stop crime at one local animal shelter? “K9” is a Knightscope security robot now on duty at the San Francisco SPCA. To eliminate any confusion about where it belongs, it’s emblazoned with pictures of happy animals. One animal, though,...

Local pet shelters assist with hurricane relief

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texas shelters are preparing for a wave of lost and displaced pets. They’ll need room, so other shelters are taking in animals to help make space – including at least two local ones. KRON4 reports that the San Francisco SPCA (which has a branch in the Mission) and Muttville senior dog rescue are among those...
Image shows dog with her owners.

Stolen Puppy Found Safe

Violet, a brown-and-white terrier mix puppy stolen from the SPCA last month, has been found. According to a press release from the San Francisco SPCA, an employee spotted Violet with a woman on Market and Guerrero streets on Nov. 2. The employee called the police, who arrested the woman on charges of drug possession and parole violation. It’s not clear...

The Beginning of a Cold Wet Weekend?

Last night was cold and wet, and it looks like unfortunately for the numerous shows, sales and block parties scheduled for this weekend, things are expected to stay that way. A hot mug of Four Barrel coffee and a nice grilled reindeer steak might help keep you warm, fortunately both are now available at Bi-Rite. Mmm…venison. (Hat tip to Kat...