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Rabid bat found in Santa Cruz

The  Public Health Department says the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter brought in a bat that tested positive for rabies last Thursday.

Dog walkers meet K-9 Ellex

Dog walkers meet Watsonville Police K-9 Ellex

Police dogs are proving to be more than "man's best friend" in Watsonville.

Making a Difference Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Making a Difference: Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Each year millions of pets are euthanized because their owners can no longer care for them. In some cases it's because those animals are considered too old for adoption. But one local organization is hoping to change that.

Watsonville dog recovering after being thrown out of a car

Abused Watsonville dog adopted, reward for information stands at $25,000

The reward for information leading to an arrest in the Watsonville case of animal abuse jumped from $6,000 to $25,000 with help from an anonymous donor.

Making a Difference Hope Center

Making a Difference: Hope Center

Hunger is a harsh reality for many families living on the central coast. According to Hope Center Monterey, one in five people will require help getting food at some point in their lives. That's the reason people young and old, volunteer to help.

Animal surrenders up in 2015

SPCA for Monterey County: Number of animal surrenders up in 2015

The number of animal surrenders in Monterey County is going up. One of the major reasons, animal activists say renters can’t find properties that allow pets.

Making a Difference Read to Dogs Program

Making a Difference: Read to Dogs Program

A special program at two Salinas libraries is helping young children learn to love reading, especially reading aloud. But the volunteers who are helping them build this important skill aren't people, they're dogs. Here's more in this weeks making a difference.

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Making A Difference: Pet foster parents

Statistics show thousands end up at local shelters each year. The SPCA for Monterey County says without volunteer foster families, many wouldn't survive. In today's making a difference, we look at a couple that has transformed their lives to serve pets in need.

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