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50 cats seized from feces-filled home

Authorities seized 50 cats from a Florida home filled with feces and garbage Sunday.

New Service Provides Pet Dogs With Companionship While Bringing Communities Together

Dog Buddy Match was created in 2015 with one simple goal in mind...pairing your dog with another dog that it could socialize and play with when you're not home.



Florida man fighting to keep pizza-loving alligator

A Florida man is fighting to keep his pet alligator, Gwendolyn, whom he has owned for 47 years.

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New Program Helps People Keep Their Pets

A $150,000 grant is helping people keep their pets. The Petco Foundation awarded Ventura County Animal Service with the grant to help boost its new pet retention program.

B.A.R.K 4 Life Reading Program Helping Dogs Ands Kids

A new program known as B.A.R.K 4 Life is credited with helping local children boost their reading skills as well as providing companionship to shelter dogs.

Chicago cats fight rats


Cats, the ultimate weapon in public health

Nevin McCown knows he works a job most guys would envy, so as head brewer at Empirical Brewing, he never minded staying late to close up shop -- with one exception.

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

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Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Channel Island Coast Guard and California Wildlife Commission team members worked to return two rehabilitated elephant seal pups back to the wild on Tuesday.

Man takes dog on road trip

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Man gives his dying dog a trip of a lifetime

It was the worst possible news you could get about your best buddy.

Bone cancer, so a leg is amputated. But it gets worse. The cancer's spread to the lungs. Now it's a terminal condition.

So what do you do?

Robert Kugler decide to take his best friend -...


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David Cameron: Farewell my feline friend

As David Cameron's last day as British Prime Minister rolls to an end, it's understandable that things got a little bit sentimental.

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Officer rappels 100 foot down ravine to rescue puppy

Take one scared, whimpering puppy and one heroic animal control officer; add in a daring rescue with a happy ending -- and you have all the elements for an aww-inducing story.



Baseball team invites fans to bring cats to game

A New Jersey minor league baseball team opened its stadium to cats, inviting fans to bring their furry friends to a CATurday game.

Enforcement of dog rules increases

Dog Laws Unleash More Monitoring this Summer

Many Central Coast cities and county's are making sure dog owners are following the rules mainly for the safety of the pet and others.

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Hundreds of Santa Barbara County Kids Play Olympic Style Games

Over 300 kids from United Way of Santa Barbara County will be play in their own…

California Wine Festival Brings Northern And Southern California Vintners Together in Santa Barbara

Northern, Central and Southern California winemakers found themselves at the center…

Local After School Program Recognized for Helping to Keep Kids Healthy

Seven Santa Barbara Schools were recognized with Distinguished After School Health (…

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Channel Island Coast Guard and California Wildlife Commission team members worked to…

Hundreds of Kids Experience Classical Music in Santa Barbara's 'Fun in the Sun' Event

More than 300 kids will visit the Music Academy of the West and watch and exclusive…

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade Preparations Underway

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade will be taking over the city tomorrow, but…

House and Home

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Renters: You're paying more for less space

If you feel like the walls are closing in on you, you might be right.

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Airbnb sues its hometown of San Francisco

Airbnb is taking its hometown to federal court.

The company has filed a lawsuit…

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Building featured in 'Psycho' sold to developers

A historic building known for appearing in the movie "Psycho" has been sold to…

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Mass. town evicts tiny house owner

A tiny house owner in Massachusetts is asked to leave her home after the town of…

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Study: More Americans renovating their homes

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

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Serial killer's home open to rent during RNC

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

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Atascadero Fire Guts Mobile Home

Vegetation fire along Highway 101 spreads quickly into Lost Oak Park

Bicycle Master Plan Approved By City Council

Vote Puts Master Bike Plan Into High Gear

Bicycle riders have something to celebrate.

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Delegates Share Their Thoughts On Day Two Of DNC

Local delegates said they will work together to get the first female president…

SB Historical Museum s Underground Vault Holds History

Santa Barbara Historical Museum's Underground Vault Holds Hidden Treasures of Fiesta

An underground vault filled with thousands of historic Old Spanish Days pieces were…

Desalination Plant Delayed

Desalination Plant Won't Start Up as Scheduled in Drought Dry Santa Barbara

A plan to have fresh water from an ocean desalination plant flowing into the system…

CAL FIRE equipment facility lost in early morning fire

Fire Destroys Cal Fire Equiptment Facility in San Luis Obispo

An early morning fire destroyed a Cal Fire equipment facility in San Luis Obispo.

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Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

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…

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