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Monterey explores regulations for pet boarding facilities after last year's deadly fire

Fifteen dogs lost their lives last summer after a devastating fire inside the Home Away From Home pet spa in Monterey.

Renting with pets on the Central Coast

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Top three things you can do to help score a rental...with a pet

Some cities on the central coast are often said to be the most dog-friendly places in the country.  That only seems to be true if dog-owners are buying and not renting their living space.

Distemper spikes in Santa Cruz raccoons

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is advising pet-owners to vaccinate their animals after a spike in raccoon distemper cases.

Seabirds being affected by El Niño

El Nino storms aren't just affecting humans, but wildlife as well. Some of our local sea birds are facing new challenges this year as El Nino-related storms continue to pound the Central Coast.

SPECIAL REPORT: Dog safety at off-leash parks

How to make sure your dog stays safe in public areas

Salinas residents weigh in on new and proposed dog parks

"Something positive to Salinas is what we want, so that's why we're here," said Marcus Medina, Salinas resident and dog owner.

Pierre the Puppy finds forever home in Seaside

Pierre the Puppy finds forever home in Seaside

Eight-week-old Pierre has been in the local spotlight for several weeks now. A woman originally claimed to have found the Chihuahua abandoned in Oldtown Salinas, then it was revealed this week that it was a hoax. What's not a joke is that he now has a forever home. He was adopted by a Seaside family that lost their pet in the Monterey Dog Spa Fire.

Rabies warning in Monterey County

UPDATE: Cat tests positive for bat rabies in Monterey

A rabid cat recently reported in Monterey tested positive for bat rabies this week, according to the Monterey County Health Department.

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