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Rare River Otter Returns to San Francisco, Stumps Researchers

San Francisco's hottest sightseeing destination isn't the Golden Gate Bridge anymore, but a small seaside pond located in the ruins of historic nineteenth-century baths. According to WANE.com, the pond is currently home to the first river otter seen in the city in decades.…

Here at Paw Nation, we know that every pet has a story, and it's usually a story their owners just love to tell. So we decided to hit the streets to ask pets (and their owners) about everything from how they were adopted to what was the naughtiest thing they've ever done. It's our weekly series, "Pet on the Street."...

Here at Paw Nation, we love funny animal videos and we love pet stories. So we hit the streets to ask dogs (and their owners) about everything from how they were adopted to what the naughtiest things they've ever done are. It's our weekly video series, Pet On The Street. This week we're in San Francisco asking owners which stars their pets are most like....

Here at Paw Nation, we love funny animal videos and we love pet stories. So we hit the streets to ask dogs (and their owners) about everything from how they were adopted to what the naughtiest things they've ever done are. It's our weekly video series, "Pet On The Street." This week we're in San Francisco asking owners to give us the scoop on how they treat their pets....

Should declawing cats be against the law? Photo: Muffet/Flickr Cat declawing gets a bad rap from anti-cruelty groups: "Declawing is a surgery that involves the amputation of the end of a cat's toes and causes significant pain during recovery," states the website of the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Declawing cats can lead to chronic paw pain and other problems down the road, Louise Murray, the director of medicine at the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital told Paw Nation. "Many veterinarians feel that cats who have been declawed become more aggressive. This may be due to a feeling of being defenseless, or may be due to chronic pain," Murray says. "These...

When birds attack...it's kind of funny.A blackbird perched high atop an awning in the financial district of San Francisco suddenly began dive-bombing unsuspecting pedestrians, striking people on their heads and causing them to run for cover. Amused onlookers gathered at the corner of California and Front Streets, reports the San Francisco Business Journal, snickering or clapping high-fives each time the bird made contact. Turns out, the bird wasn't trying to be malicious, but was merely protecting a nearby nest. The bird has become such a big landmark that a website has been launched to follow the bird, referred to as Swoops by the site's creators....