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People unable to have pets of their own may choose to become foster families for dogs, cats, or other animals for little to no cost.

Options for Bay Area animal lovers are readily available

April 9, 2019

Household pets are notorious for providing easygoing affection and companionship, whether it be a dog, reptile, or anything in between. What these pets have to offer have won the...

Sir Henry, a 3-month-old Siberian Husky-Austrailian Shepherd mix, waits to be adopted from the Burlingame SPCA.

Shelter animals are subject to negative misconceptions

March 6, 2019

Home is a place for one to be loved, taken care of, and nurtured, a luxury that many shelter animals never get to experience. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 6.5 million companion animals enter t...

PAW Club President Soni Kanaya informs her club members about upcoming events during their regular Wednesday lunch meeting held in room S23.

Protecting Animals Worldwide Club lends a paw to animals in need

April 30, 2018

Among the wide array of offered clubs, Protecting Animals Worldwide Club (PAW) is the only active animal-oriented club at Carlmont. It strives to educate students on pet safety ...

Children gather at a petting zoo on Jan. 28 to meet and pet animals, such as this alpaca.

San Carlos petting zoo invites families to bond

January 29, 2018

Why did the chickens cross the road? To get to the petting zoo. A petting zoo was featured at the San Carlos Library on Jan. 28 as one of several events put on for The San Carlos...

Rachel Brand, a member of PAW Club, enjoys playing with Marsha (cat) at Pet Smart.

PAW Club involves community in animal welfare

November 8, 2017

Clubs on campus help people in need of medical care, teach students how to invest money, work to protect the ocean, give gifts to sick children, and more; Protecting Animals Wo...

It's not such a fun show to watch once you realize the pain of the creatures performing.

SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

April 22, 2016

"Empty the tanks!" "They're dying to entertain you!" "SeaWorld is SlaveWorld!" The cries of animal rights activists have been strong for many decades, and now they have finally been heard. On March 17, SeaWorld announced the cancellation of their orca breeding program, making this generation of orcas the last to ever live in captivity at the parks, and for good reason too.

Despite there being other endangered species that need help, pandas seem to hog most of the attention.

Popularity beats out productivity in the animal world

April 1, 2016

Panda bears are defined by their distinct black and white fur, which puts them at the center of attention in the endangered species world. Due to their popularity, they receive...

Meet San Francisco Zoo's Indian rhino, Gauhati. This marvelous armor-covered creature weighs in at 5,000 pounds and is about 6 feet tall, a real sight to behold in person. It is devastating to think that one day there will be no more of his kind left in the world.

We are losing Earth’s greatest animals

February 11, 2016

The great giants of the world are leaving us. Soon they will be nothing more than distant memories told by grandparents, or old scientific records forgotten on dusty desks. They will be nothing more than antique documentaries that lie in broken cabinets, or ragged stuffed animals lost to the decades. Perhaps they will become legends one day, myths for the superstitious and fairy tales for the children. Whatever the case may be, a fact remains: Earth’s biggest land animals are disappearing at an astonishingly fast rate.

It might be hard to believe that this fluffy puppy, owned by Daisha Sherman, is drawn from the direct bloodline of a wolf, but it's true. Sometime around 10,000-32,000 years ago, humans started domesticating wolves and turning them into loving companions.

Humans and animals continue a 32,000-year-old relationship

January 14, 2016

It is no secret that today’s society places great value on pets, whose adorable personalities often lure those in need of a friend to either adopt or buy them. In fact, their fluffy little faces are so irresistible that, in 2012, 36.5 percent of the U.S. population owned dogs and 30.4 percent owned cats. Sophomore Aliana El Shawa, the owner of nine pets, said, “Pets are really funny and great, so it’s easy to see why they are so popular.” But how did the relationship between humans and animals start?

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