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Sick Sea Lion Pup Rescued From Ventura Beach

NewsChannel 3 cameras were rolling when a sick sea lion pup was rescued off a Ventura beach.

Bella the cat

Courtesy Matthew Sampson Family

Royal Mail warns family after cat attacks

Bella the cat's family says she's always been a sweet and loving pet, but the kitty has apparently become a menace to the British postal service.

Labrador dog

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Dog saves man caught in snowstorm

A man who was almost frozen to death was saved in the nick of time by a two-year-old Labrador mix.

Crying dog

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center

Thousands clamoring to comfort crying Maryland pup

If you've ever hidden from those devastating Sarah McLachlan SPCA commercials, you may not be emotionally prepared for Juice, a depressed pup in Derwood, Maryland, whose online whimpering is landing him tons of admirers.



Pet alligator seized from NY back yard

Authorities have taken a 6-foot alligator into custody that was someone's pet in a Long Island, New York, backyard.

Horse-riding farm gives special needs kids a leg up

Marissa Calhoun/CNN

Horse farm gives special needs kids a leg up

An encounter in Harry Swimmer's local grocery store parking lot changed his life more than 20 years ago.

He met a girl in a wheelchair named Stacy. She was deaf and nonverbal. Swimmer learned she had cerebral palsy.


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World's oldest dog dies at age 30

Maggie the Kelpie died in her bed at the age of 30 Sunday.

San Ysidro International Border Crossing


23 dogs seized at US border

A man was arrested in California carrying 23 dogs -- 20 of them puppies -- in a nearly airless crate in an SUV, officials say.

Horsey McHorseFace

Courtesy Bjorn Baker Racing

Racehorse named Horsey McHorseFace

Hoof Hearted, Shakalakaboomboom and Whykickamoocow are just three of the dozens of ridiculous racehorse names that have tickled punters and twisted the tongues of long-suffering race track commentators.

Great Dane

Wikimedia Commons/Land Brandenburg

Fire crew rescues 120-pound dog from tree

Kora the Great Dane was rescued from a tree by the Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department in Nebraska Saturday night.

pet food bowls, dishes, pets

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It's National Pet Day

April 11 is National Pet Day. How are you going to celebrate?

Dog found with mouth taped

News 12 Long Island

Dog found by highway with muzzle taped shut

A German shepherd with his muzzle taped shut was spotted Saturday near a highway in Long Island, New York, according to Suffolk County SPCA.

What's Right

Act of Kindness by Angels Lifts Spirits of Ventura Family

Heavenly Gesture: Angels Host Ventura Family in Mourning for Batting Practice & Game

Angels fan Jason Rutkowski died from an aggressive form of MS at the age of 32.

Fork Cork Foodbank Fundraiser

Fork & Cork Classic Helps Foodbank with Funding in 2016

Using local restaurants, wineries and breweries, the 3rd annual Fork & Cork Classic…

Santa Barbara County Shelter Cats, Dogs Fly to Washington to Find Permanent Home

Several cats and dogs from Santa Barbara County Animal Services are heading to…

Cooking Up Dreams

Chefs Help Cook Up Dreams In Santa Barbara County

More than $110,000 was raised to benefit kids and families across Santa Barbara…

Vieja Valley School Principal Shaves Head After Successful Fundraiser

The principle of Vieja Valley Elementary school in Hope Ranch had his head shaved in…

House and Home

Painting a wall

Study: More Americans renovating their homes

Projections indicate that an increasing number of Americans are renovating or will…

Love It or List It

'Love It or List It' homeowners file suit

A North Carolina couple who agreed to let the HGTV reality show "Love It or List It"…

For Sale sign

Massive LA home can be yours for $150 million

A gigantic 38,000 square foot home has hit the market on one of the most expensive…

Murdoch mansion for sale

Rupert Murdoch's $29 million New York townhouse for sale

Media mogul and newlywed Rupert Murdoch is parting ways with his mansion in…

Dahmer house for sale

Serial killer's home open to rent during RNC

An Ohio home available for rent during the Republican National Convention touts an…

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

San Francisco man lives in wooden box

A San Francisco man is combating that city's exorbitant rental costs by living in a…

Local Headlines

Fatal Head-On Collision Reported Near Santa Margarita

At least one person has been reportedly killed in a head-on car crash just east of…

Ventura Pier Damaged By El Nino Fueled Waves, Reopens

In December, 20 foot waves damaged dozens of pilings.

Santa Barbara Alzheimer’s Groups Disgusted at Planned Reagan Film

Will Ferrell will not be playing the role of dementia-stricken Ronald Reagan.

Driver Hospitalized After Avoiding Donkey and Car Collision on Highway 154

A 55-year-old woman is recovering at the hospital after suffering major injuries in…

Road Care Costs

SB County Roads Paying Price for Cheaper Gas

Loss in gas tax revenues hitting county road maintenance budgets hard.

Arrest Made in Westside Stabbing

Santa Barbara police converged in the 300 block of W. Micheltorena Street just…

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911 Fatal Flaw

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

Tipline Investigation: U.S. Senate Candidate Accused of Making Threats

We have a follow up to a Tipline Investigation that we broke two weeks ago. It…

Tipline Investigation Tracking Bad Bank Transfers

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Pismo Beach Man Battles Bank of America to Recover $1,900

Sometimes the smallest errors can turn into the biggest headaches. A viewer in…

Tipline Felon Seeks U S Senate Seat

Tipline Investigation: Felon Seeks U.S. Senate Seat

Our Tipline investigation puts the spotlight on a felon who wants to represent you…

Tipline Investigation Takata Recall

Tipline Investigation: Takata Recall Tames A Mustang

The growing scandal involving Japanese airbag maker, Takata, may cost a Santa Paula…

Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

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