World Lion Day calls for compassion and conservation

August 18, 2015

It was a hot and dry July in Crockett, Texas. Responding to a warrant for suspicious activity police entered a suspects property and found 14 exotic cats and a wolf. The owner had treated the animals cruelly, depriving them of food, care, and shelter. Two of the cats were four-month-old cubs; they were dehydrated, flea ridden, and their coats were patchy and dry. Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was alerted, seized all the animals and took custody of them. Read full report.

CECIL LIVES: OAKLAND ZOO HOLDS LION APPRECIATION DAY

August 17, 2015

The zoo may benefit from public interest in conservation, following the recent demise of Cecil, who was killed in Zimbabwe by a bow-hunting dentist from Minnesota. At the event, “you also can get more deeply involved by talking with conservation groups such as the Bay Area Puma Project, Uganda Carnivore Program and the Mountain Lion Foundation,” according to the Contra Costa Times. Read full report.

Four Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in San Francisco and Presidio

July 8, 2015

Four mountain lion sightings have been reported in the San Francisco area since June 30. A joint press release from the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service and San Francisco Animal Care and Control said three of the sightings were made by members of the public, while one of the sightings was captured by a neighborhood security camera. Authorities believe the recent sightings are of the same mountain lion. Read full report.