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Santa Maria Dogs Get Spayed and Neutered for $10

The price to have an animal spayed or neutered at the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society ranges from $60 to $200, depending on the size of the pet.

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Dog who guarded dying friend needs a home

A dog who's captured the hearts of many for guarding his dying friend now needs a new home.

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Orcutt Family Starts Petition to Change County Ordinance

An Orcutt family is fighting to keep their dogs from being euthanized, and is now trying to change a county ordinance on aggressive dogs. The family has an online petition spreading their message on the internet in an effort to get the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisor's attention.

Peggy Henning remembers the day her family welcomed Daisy and Duke into their family like it was yesterday.

"They immediately just became part of the family," said Henning. "They were very friendly with all the guests we had coming over."

But things changed when Daisy and Duke got loose. They liked chasing cats.

"Dogs are pack animals and that is their default instinct," said Henning. "If they are bonded or litter mates, it intensifies that. They would get out of the confines of our house or yard and this instinct would come to the surface."

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City to veteran: Get rid of therapeutic ducks

An Iraq War veteran is trying to convince his Ohio village to let him keep his 14 therapeutic ducks.

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8 unlikely, adorable city mascots

The world's most adorable city mascots have some heady responsibilities and impressive lines on their CVs, from running a train station to gracing a "Vanity Fair" cover with Hollywood elite. But cuteness alone didn't get them their celebrity. Their stories did.

Pit bull saves deaf teen

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Pit bull saves deaf teen from house fire

A teen is alive thanks to the family's pit bull, who woke him up from a nap when his house caught fire.

Dog's last day on earth

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Photographer chronicles dog's last day alive

A photographer captures hearts around the world with her photos of a dog's last day alive.

Texas firefighter saves dog

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Firefighter saves chihuahua with 'mouth-to-snout'

Firefighters are trained to face the unexpected, but what Capt. Scott Ledet came face-to-face with isn't covered in the manuals.

Dallas zoo BFFs

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Cheetah, dog BFFs celebrate 1st birthdays at Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo this week celebrated special birthdays for two of its unlikely inhabitants -- best friends Winspear the cheetah and Amani the Labrador.

Police officer adopts pit bull

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Officer adopts pit bull he's rescued twice

After rescuing the same pit bull for a second time, Arlington police Sgt. Gary Carter has decided to adopt the dog.

Venus two-faced cat

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'Two-faced' cat captures hearts, goes viral

Do not adjust your screen. This is, in fact, a two-faced cat.

Missing dog, Murphy Braun

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4th of July Dangerous For Pets

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Santa Barbara County Animal Services  is warning pet owners to take extra precautions to make sure their animals stay safe over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend. According to Stacy Silva, who serves as Community Outreach Coordinator for Animal Services, the holiday is the busiest time of year for the department.

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Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by…

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

The 9th Annual Blow The Motor Night blew up four donated car motors.

Oxnard Teen Gets Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

It was a birthday wish come true for an Oxnard teenager Monday meeting her favorite…

Independence Day Pancake Breakfast in Montecito

Hundreds Enjoy Independence Day Pancake Breakfast

Hundreds of people attended this year's annual pancake breakfast put on by the…

Rods and Roses in Carpinteria

Rods and Roses Revs Up Funds for Carpinteria Youth

The 17th annual Rods and Roses show in Carpinteria this weekend has had every slot…

House and Home

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For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

If you're looking for your next real estate investment, look no further than the…

Time-capsule home

Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another…

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Swimming accident law: The basics

It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most…

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Buying in bulk can save big bucks

From the single shopper to the family of seven, buying certain items bulk can save…

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Cut grocery bills with these 15 tips

When it comes time to cut spending, people often overlook what they spend at the…

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Small decorating changes make big impact

You can make big changes to your home just by making small decorating switches.

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2014 Fiesta Photo Contest

Viva La Fiesta! Send us your Fiesta photos for your chance to win a gift…

Kids Learn About Animals at Santa Barbara Zoo Camp

Kids Get Up Close With Animals at Zoo Camp

This summer, kids in Santa Barbara are getting to take summer camp to a whole new…

Vehicle vs Hydrant

Hydrant Sheared Off in Drought Dry Santa Barbara

Drought dry Santa Barbara saw quite a gusher of water go down the drain this morning…

Fiesta Flowers

Dollar Flower Shop Opens in Downtown Santa Barbara in Time for Fiesta

A former flower vendor at UC Santa Barbara has a "pop up" site in downtown Santa…

Neighbors React to Lompoc Woman's Suspicious Death

Emma Posadas-Espinoza lived in a home on North F Street in Lompoc where neighbors…

Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by…

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NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

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Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt…

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's…

Secret Rx War

Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical…

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