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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!

Fourth Annual Whiskers & Wine to Benefit Sacramento County Animal Shelter

Fourth Annual Whiskers & Wine to Benefit Sacramento County Animal Shelter

Sacramento, CA – TEAM (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter) will host its fourth annual Whiskers & Wine fundraising event on Saturday, September 21, to benefit the Sacramento County Animal Shelter.

Last year's event saw more than 450 attendees and raised over $27,000 for the Shelter and its animals.

Attendees will have the chance to enjoy a buffet dinner and wine tasting while enjoying live music, live and silent auctions, raffle, and much more! 

Whiskers & Wine 2013 will be held Saturday, September 21 from 6-9:30pm at the Sacramento County Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Rd, in Sacramento (south of Highway 50 near Goethe). Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

Pet of the Week- July

Pet of the Week- July

A very energetic and positive little girl, July is available for adoption!

Pet of the Week- Drew

Pet of the Week- Drew

Our sweet girl Drew is up for adoption! This happy, goofy, three-year-old love bug is a staff and volunteer favorite here at the shelter. She has been with us since May, and we are determined to find her a home! Drew is great with other dogs and older kids. She is energetic and lively, but just enough to balance out her snuggling, cuddle-bug side.

BloodSource Assists Patients and Pets this Summer

BloodSource Assists Patients and Pets this Summer

BloodSource is helping patients - and animal shelter pets - this summer by matching the number of blood drive participants with bags of food to be donated to Titanic’s Pantry, also known as the Sacramento Pet Food Bank*. Many of our blood donors have a soft spot in their hearts for abandoned pets and this is a novel way to help. Blood donors should refer to Donor Club #2127 when they donate blood at any BloodSource Donor Center or mobile blood drive from July 29 to August 4, 2013. Western Feed & Pet Supply has partnered to provide the bags of pet food at a discount.

The Midtown BloodSource Donor Center at 1608 Q. Street has partnered specifically with City of Sacramento Front Street Animal Services and Western Feed & Pet Supply to host a Bow-Meow Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 30, from 9:00 a.m.

SAKrescue needs foster homes

SAKrescue needs foster homes

SAKrescue, a registered non-profit, is looking for loving foster homes that can provide care and socialize kittens.