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SAKrescue Holiday Bake and Book Sale, Sat., Dec. 7th!

SAKrescue Holiday Bake and Book Sale, Sat., Dec. 7th!

It's that time of year! SAKrescue is hosting our annual HUGE HOLIDAY BAKE AND BOOK SALE this Saturday, Dec 7th!

The event will be held in front of the Incredible Pets, located at 4005 Manzanita, in Carmichael, from 9 a.m.

Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Local community challenged to #EmptySacShelters over the course of one weekend

Sacramento, CA (October 14, 2013)—Later this week, shelters from around the country will collaboratively attempt to place thousands of homeless animals into new homes over the course of just one weekend for the ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon initiative.

Four local animal shelters have joined the initiative and are calling on the Sacramento community to #EmptySacShelters from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20.

The local effort, aptly named the Empty Our Shelters Project, will provide individuals and families the opportunity to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for animals found in shelters. That weekend, participating local animal shelters will allow Sacramentans to adopt any animal from any shelter for just $20!

Participating shelters include:

National Feral Cat Day Wednesday Oct 16

National Feral Cat Day Wednesday Oct 16

Join SOCKS (Save Our Cats & Kittens-Sensibly) in their efforts to trap-neuter-return (TNR) feral cats in our area. Foster homes are also needed along with kitty food, beds and monetary donations.  For more information contact

Shelter Animals Benefit from Budget Boost

Shelter Animals Benefit from Budget Boost

The Department of Animal Care and Regulation is in line to receive an additional $152,000 to its 2013/2014 budget. The Board of Supervisors allocated more funds which will help to increase the shelter’s live release rate, allow animal control officers more time in the field, and enhance the rescue and foster care programs.

“The Shelter staff and volunteers have done an extraordinary job weathering the last few years of reductions and it’s time we re-invest in their operation and get them the extra help they need,” said County Executive Bradley J.

2013 World Rabies Day Event

2013 World Rabies Day Event

Sacramento, CA.   What do a 3-month-old calf pastured next door to an ice cream parlor in Rhode Island, a kitten born to a barn cat in Colorado, and Bluetick/Walker Coonhound mix puppies for sale in Oklahoma have in common?  This summer, all of these animals exposed numerous people to rabies.  In each case, post-exposure treatment was necessary for every person who had contact with the rabid animals.  The rabid animals either died or were euthanized.  This all could have been prevented if the animals had been protected by rabies vaccination.

Rabies in people and their pets is rare here in the U.S.A., primarily because of the pet licensing and rabies vaccination requirements in most counties.  Nevertheless, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports approximately 6,000 cases of rabies in animals within the U.S.A.

SPCA Pet of the Week- Cheeto

SPCA Pet of the Week- Cheeto

"His happiness is contagious" says a volunteer when describing this cute, little Chihuahua named Cheeto. At only eleven-pounds, this little guy is spunky and spry, perfect for a family on the go! He loves to play (especially fetch) and run around the yard, but also spend as much time as possible with you. Due to his small size, he prefers adults or older children and also the company of small, friendly dogs. He is about six-years-old and is ready for a new home!