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Senior Day at the Sacramento SPCA!

Senior Day at the Sacramento SPCA!

Attention Seniors over 65 years old!

Join us TOMORROW, on Thursday, February 14th for a very special day for our loved ones. Seniors (over 65) who bring in their pets will receive (FREE) pet items: nail trims, microchips, pet food and more!

Also, we're having a special adoption event, wherein we'll waive the fee on all animals for Seniors. What a deal!

Don't miss this special Valentines Day event at the Sacramento SPCA from 10AM- 1PM.

6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828
916-504-2845
slowen@sspca.org

Calif. coyote hunting contest to proceed as planned

Calif. coyote hunting contest to proceed as planned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Despite pleas from animal welfare advocates, the California game commission has declined to intervene in a controversial coyote hunting contest this weekend in wolf country.

But members of the commission did ask at their meeting on Wednesday whether they had the authority to regulate the contests in the future.

On Saturday and Sunday, hunters will fan across Modoc County in northeast California to see who can kill the most coyotes in a contest sponsored by a local gun club. The winner gets a silver buckle.

Animal welfare advocates argued before the Fish and Game Commission that the hunt is inhumane. They also said coyotes help control vermin, playing an important role in the ecosystem.

Margo Parks of the California Cattlemen's Association said coyotes cause $4 million in damage annually.

Hartz issues recall on dog treats

Hartz Mountain Corp., who makes a variety of pet products, has issued a voluntary recall of two lines of dog treats.

According to KABC Los Angeles, the Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists with Chicken for dogs were recalled due to "trace amounts of unapproved antibiotics residue found in samples of the products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said two-thirds of the products tested were free of the residue, but the lines were recalled as a precautionary measure.

"The trace amounts of antibiotic residue do not pose a health risk to pets at the levels detected, and it's highly unlikely that the antibiotics are related to reports of illnesses the agency has received related to jerky pet treats in the past," according to KABC.

The following products are included in the recall:

No Baby Mama -- Ever

No Baby Mama -- Ever

Sacramento & Yolo Counties -- Spay Day applications are now being accepted by local animal groups for low-cost spay and neuter services. Cat spaying or neutering is only $15... dogs are $20. Spay Day is a one-day event on Sunday, March 3, with a limited number of vouchers available. Pet owners must complete and return applications requiring income documentation.

Please visit http://www.sacanimal.org to review the guidelines and complete an online application.

Get pets fixed as young as four months old because they start fooling around sooner than we think!

 

Feline Fridays at the Sacramento SPCA!

Feline Fridays at the Sacramento SPCA!

It's a GREAT time to find your new best friend!

1. Pick a Friday
2. Visit any Sacramento area shelter
3. Adopt a cat (1 year or older) and pay just $5!!

$5 for your new best friend? What a great deal!

Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip and more!

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828
916-504-2868

Pet of the Week- George!

Pet of the Week- George!

Hello George!

An outgoing, playful and curious 11 month-old (American Staffordshire mix) awaits you at the Sacramento SPCA! Like most puppies he is full of energy and enjoys playtime with his people friends, but George is also independent and is learning to explore his surroundings. He would benefit greatly from a patient and affectionate family who will enjoy spending time together.Training classes will teach him some tricks and to gain some confidence, all great things for this growing boy! If George sounds like a great fit for your family, come meet him today at the Sacramento SPCA.

Adoption Fee: $100
Includes neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and license
www.sspca.org


Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828
916-504-2868

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Sacramento pug rescue group is reaching out to animal lovers in hopes of providing a much needed surgery for one of their precious pugs.  

Eight year-old Mija (Mee-ha) is a playful pug who loves to snuggle. She was rescued by PugSavers, a Northern California pug rescue group, after her owner, who loved her dearly couldn't afford special care for her diabetes. Mija's foster family has been taking great care of her until she finds her forever home, but recently her condition has worsened causing blindness in both of her eyes. 

It has been recommended by a specialist that both of Mija's eyes be removed to help with her diabetes and alleviate what has now become a painful condition.

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