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Mar 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM
A horrible smell and oozing blood led Arvin officials to the badly decomposing remains of a dog, apparently left for days in the city's Animal Control truck.
Mar 9, 2013 at 11:24 AM
California officials are searching for new homes for 36 Chihuahuas that were seized from two residences.
Feb 21, 2013 at 12:48 PM
A cargo truck full of dogs from Riverside, California, made the 17-hour drive to Oregon to be rescued by various local dog shelters in the Willamette Valley.
Feb 18, 2013 at 2:33 PM
Drivers near Southern California's notorious Interstate 405 had reason to tone down their road rage when it was revealed the thing stopping traffic was a baby seal on city streets several miles from the ocean.
Feb 12, 2013 at 8:45 AM
It may sound like a West Side Story-style love story, but some dogs love big cats. Cheetahs are the fastest mammals in the world, but they also are the world's biggest scaredy-cats - so much so that they don't breed easily and are in danger of going extinct.
Jan 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM
Kern County's new animal control director is taking aim at the problem of too many sick pets in the shelter. A 14-page report lists reasons why Kern faces an epidemic of parvo in puppies, and that analysis is drawing some fire.
Jan 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM
As an unusual cold gripped the West Coast for the fifth day, some California citrus growers began to see damage on Monday while strong winds added to the misery of bundled-up city residents.
Jan 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM
The city and county animal control agencies are offering low-cost rabies vaccinations and licensing this weekend.
Jan 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The city and county animal control agencies are offering low-cost rabies vaccinations and licensing this weekend.

Free microchips will also be offered for all currently licensed dogs at the event, 9...
Dec 31, 2012 at 3:34 PM
The animals were likely sick when adopted from Kern County shelters and they were not treated, spayed or neutered.
Dec 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM
The friendly baby bobcat was only a few weeks old and had burned paws and infected eyes when fire crews found her in August while battling a 75,000-acre fire in the Plumas National Forest. They named her Chips, after the wildfire.
Dec 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM
In California, a first-of-its-kind law bans a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight but is on hold during a court challenge. The law would ban what is known as reparative or conversion therapy for minors; such therapies are...
Dec 10, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Kern High School District says its students are "working overtime these days to help the less fortunate with their holiday needs."

Here's a rundown of their charitable acts, taken directly from a KHSD news release:

Arvin...
Dec 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM
Kern High School District says its students are "working overtime these days to help the less fortunate with their holiday needs." Here's a rundown of their charitable acts.
Nov 21, 2012 at 6:46 PM
As a Bakersfield woman recovers from severe dog bites, neighbors in her mobile home park question who is responsible for responding to dangerous animals.