CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Dog From I-680
Article from NBC Bay Area:
CHP Contra Costa @320PIO Via Twitter
A Chihuahua was rescued from a roadway median on Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek Friday.
The California Highway Patrol is being lauded for its efforts in rescuing a Chihuahua off the I-680 freeway Friday.
The Contra Costa CHP posted a photo of the rescue on Twitter saying:
“This little dog needed some help off I-680 freeway today. We’re glad he’s safe.”
Many Twitter users thanked the CHP for saving the small dog. Others wondered where it had shown up from.
On Saturday, the CHP said in a tweet that the Contra Costa Animal Control in Martinez, California, had taken the puppy into their care.
The rescue picture showed the Chihuahua perched on a roadway median on I…………………continues on NBC Bay Area
Was poisoning of scientist’s dog a warning from Humboldt pot growers?
Article from Los Angeles Times:
Super Bowl Sunday was a quiet day for wildlife disease expert Mourad Gabriel. He and his wife, Greta Wengert, an ecologist, planned to watch the game, then peel off to do some work.
Their house, on the crest of a wooded knoll near the Northern California coastal town of Arcata, is open and sunlit. From the kitchen table where Gabriel often works, he can see the sloping backyard where the family’s two boisterous Labrador retrievers loved to play.
One of the dogs, Nyxo, was rescued from a local shelter. The dog frequently kept the 39-year-old PhD company during his fieldwork, which includes studying the decline of the Pacific fisher — a forest predator, related to the weasel, that is a candidate for inclusion on the federal endangered species list later this year.
After the football game, the couple turned in. The next morning, Greta found Nyxo on the floor writhing in pain. Hours later, he was dead.
Gabriel drove the body to UC Davis to help perform a necropsy in a lab where he often worked. Pathologists opened Nyxo’s chest and found it filled with blood — a clear indication that the dog had died from a particularly nasty “super-toxic” rat poison that Gabriel and colleagues had written about in 2012.
Their scientific paper had linked the toxin to the deaths of Pacific fishers. The crea…………………continues on Los Angeles Times
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