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Santa Barbara Zoo’s Elderly Elephant Little Mac Euthanized

SANTA BARBARA — Little Mac, a 48-year-old Asian elephant that was a fixture at the Santa Barbara Zoo for nearly all her life, was euthanized this week after a sharp decline in health, officials said. The zoo said Little Mac was euthanized around 7 p.m. Wednesday in her exhibit yard, surrounded by...

Healthy Dog Euthanized for Burial With Owner, Sparks Debate

RICHMOND, Va. — Veterinarians and funeral homes in Virginia are rejecting the idea that pets should be buried with their owners after a recent case in which a healthy dog was euthanized so it could lie with her owner. WWBT-TV in Richmond reports workers at one animal shelter tried to talk...

It's Not OK to Shoot a Dog and Leave It to Die

Fresno resident Josh Conder was sickened by what he saw Wednesday morning. While driving his truck on the old section of Highway 41 at the San Joaquin River, Conder saw a dog lying on the side of the road. "This being rather unusual I turned around only to find a...