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Not Guilty! Jury Acquits Activists Who Rescued Sick Foster Farms Chickens from Truck

in Animals/Community/News

Former Baywatch star Alexandra Paul and co-defendant Alicia Santurio were found not guilty of misdemeanor theft after rescuing two suffering chickens from a transport truck outside a Foster Farms slaughterhouse in Livingston, California.

The incident, documented by animal protection organization Direct Action Everywhere, occurred in September 2021. 

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Woman, 2 dogs killed after Turlock crash

in Accident/Animals/News

A woman and two dogs were killed after a crash and car fire in Turlock.

Turlock Police Department officers responded to a call of a car rollover crash just after 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

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Feds say railroad must deliver grain to California chickens, cattle in danger of starving

in Agriculture/Animals/Transportation

OMAHA — Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific railroad to make sure a livestock producer gets the grain it needs in California to prevent millions of chickens and hundreds of thousands of cattle from starving.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board told the railroad it must improve service to Foster Farms to keep it from running out of feed for livestock it raises. 

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Merced County animal shelter reducing adoption fees through November

in Animals/Community/News

The Merced County Sheriff's Animal Services Bureau in Atwater is reducing the cost to adopt through the end of November.

Dogs and puppies will only be $20. Cats and kittens are just $15.

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Animal shelter seeks to increase staffing, make volunteering easier

in Animals/Community

The City of Turlock is making a few changes at its animal shelter to ensure it is meeting the needs of Turlock’s citizenry — those on two and four legs.

The Turlock Animal Shelter — which is part of the police department — is tasked with providing education, protection, and the humane treatment of animals in the City in order to insure a safe and healthy community and to promote the benefits of responsible pet ownership.

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Local photographer has a second photo considered for California Wildlife Photo of the Year

in Animals/Around California

We all know local photographer Randy Robbins takes pretty darn good photos. But now his photo of a mountain lion has been selected as a March/April finalist in the state competition. His photo of a Lassen Pack wolf was selected as a finalist in the January/February competition.

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Incredible Video Shows Salamanders Hold ‘Skydiving’ Pose in Free Fall

in Animals

Aneides vagrans, also called the wandering salamander, is an elusive critter. Its natural habitat is the canopy of California's redwood trees, the world's tallest trees, making it tough to observe.

One thing we do know about this salamander is that when disturbed it will willingly jump from tree branches, assuming a posture similar to that taken by skydivers, as can be seen below.

"It was confusing to see these salamanders jump so readily given the height of the trees they inhabit," said Christian Brown, a PhD Candidate of the University of South Florida and an author of the study.

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“Bear in Mind” exhibition on California Grizzly opening June 4 at Mendocino County Museum

in Animals

MENDOCINO Co., 5/16/22 — The iconic California Grizzly is the subject of a new traveling exhibition opening at the Mendocino County Museum in Willits next month, developed with input from The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, and Heyday Books.

The exhibit will be opening June 4 and be on display until July 31, 2022 at 400 E. Commercial St. in Willits. More information about the show and other programs at the museum can be found on their website or by calling 707-459-2736.

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