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Pacific Grove orders family to get rid of pet pig

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Pacific Grove tells family pig must go

A major decision in a battle between the city of Pacific Grove and a family with a pet pot belly pig. The city says the pig has to go, but the family isn't giving up.

Dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm recovering in Santa Cruz

UPDATE: Dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm recovering

According to Humane Society International, these 171 dogs are part of the final 250 dogs and puppies rescued from a dog meat farm in Wonju. 

New dog park honors Josh Laven

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New dog park dedicated to a hit and run victim and his loyal dog

It has been more than four years since KION first brought you the news that a young cyclist named Josh Laven was killed while riding his bike near Santa Cruz, but now Josh’s family and friends are honoring him, in what they call, the perfect way… a dog park.

Boosting pet safety at boarding facilities

As a local group continues pushing for higher safety standards at pet boarding facilities in Monterey, a state bill with similar goals is moving forward.


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.

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