| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A Maltese dog missing for 10 months was reunited with its owner in North Park, thanks to an identifying microchip, animal services officials said Tuesday.
When Watson vanished, owner Jamee Lynn Smith became convinced that the Maltese had...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:11 PM
A Newport Coast man was sentenced to 20 months in prison for conspiring to sell counterfeit microchips to the U.S. military and defense contractors, authorities said.
Neil Felahy, 34, pleaded guilty in 2009 to federal charges of conspiracy to sell...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Hey, everyone loves their pet no matter what it might be. Recently the American Kennel Club documented that dog napping has risen 49 percent during the past year.
Would you believe that the economy is so bad that people would stoop to steal dogs to...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:22 PM
I look forward to reader comments, questions and concerns. Here's a selection I received recently:
DEAR STEVE: I'd never read your column until recently, because I don't have any pets. I wish to point out an opposite view on household pets. Whether...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Cop body cams. Stun weapons. Sound detection of gunshots. Cameras catching red-light violators and speeders. Police use of drones. Video recording of law enforcement interrogations. Tiny computer chips in car registration stickers to track down, well,...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:31 PM
A family in Grand Rapids is grieving after their beloved dog was wrongfully euthanized last week.
Now, the Kent County Animal Shelter is investigating how an error like this could happen, while implementing new procedures so it doesn’t happen...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 10:47 AM
SAN DIEGO - A new state bill would require owners of dogs and cats to microchip their pets before leaving the animal shelter.
Every day, animals with a loving home somehow end up at the San Diego County Department of Animal Services and spokesman...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:14 AM
A new Seattle company has introduced a product they hope will help keep pets and their loving owners together.
Currently, owners have two main resources to help them find their dog or cat if it is lost- an ID tag and or a microchip.
ID tags are great,...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:30 PM
President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the Joint Session of Congress on September 7, 2011 about his plan to put more people back to work.
The White House Office of the Press Secretary released the complete text of the President's speech.
| Sep 8, 2011
| 5:07 PM
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans:
Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 3:27 PM
One cage over from crawling and falling kittens lives an older and wiser cat.
Well, we don't know if she's wise but the sheer fact, she survived several states away from her human family for five years, she's got to be wise, right?
"It really is the...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:00 AM
This informative, helpful article, "The energy producing and saving home," is written by Ben Cuker, professor of marine and environmental science at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. His solar-powered home is on tour Oct. 1-2 for the Hampton Roads...