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New Year's Resolutions not JUST for people!

New Year's Resolutions not JUST for people!

With the New Year just around the corner, resolutions weigh heavy on the minds of most people.  At the Sacramento SPCA, we figured that these same concerns might be occupying the thoughts of some of our animal friends.  So, we took a random poll of the more than 400 dogs, cats, rabbits and even a couple of rats at our shelter and this is what we discovered:

  • Four out of five dogs feel the need to exercise more
  • Walking was the number one exercise of choice, with fetch coming in as a close second
  • 65% of all animals surveyed are interested in pursuing healthier eating habits
  • A whopping 96% of the cats surveyed vowed to get more sleep in the coming year
  • 78% of dogs were determined to learn something new, while 99% of all cats thought that they already knew everything
  • 87% of dogs and 8% of cats planned to travel more in the coming year
  • 100% of all animals surveyed resolved to spend more time with friends

Pet of the Week- MacHiko!

Pet of the Week- MacHiko!

MacHiko is a beautiful, ten-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback looking for a friend to enjoy long walks and some quiet time with! She has a very sweet and gentle personality and she also has a big heart! MacHiko will do best in a low activity home with an experienced dog owner. She would probably do very well with older children and seems to do well with other dogs so another dog(s) at home should be fine. She is eligible for our Senior Companionship program where adoption fees are waived for adopters 60+ years adopting an animal over five-years- old.
 

*Don't forget about our Holiday Adoption Promo "Home for the Holidays" going on NOW at the Sacramento SPCA and other participating Sacramento shelters! All animal adoption fees are 75% off - which means great dogs like MacHiko are only $25 through December 30th. Adopt a pet into your family today! Find out more online at www.sspca.org.

Sacramento Co. Animal Shelter Offers 75% OFF Adoptions through Dec. 31

Sacramento Co. Animal Shelter Offers 75% OFF Adoptions through Dec. 31

SACRAMENTO  – Through the month of December, the Sacramento County Animal Shelter, City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, Sacramento SPCA, and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary are joining together in a major campaign to place 1,000 homeless animals in forever homes.

“Home for the Holidays” is the theme, and to encourage pet adopters all adoption fees will be reduced by 75 percent.

“Together, local shelters take in tens of thousands of animals every year and we are joining forces to make a dramatic impact this holiday season,” stated Dave Dickinson, Interim Director of Sacramento County Animal Care. “We all have wonderful animals looking for a lifelong, loving home and offer the incentive of 75 percent off on all adoptions.”

Typically adoption costs range from $81 to $147 before the 75 percent discount.

Pet of the Week- Nadia!

Pet of the Week- Nadia!

Nadia is a great lap cat, looking for a home to call her very own.  She is a sweet, three-and-a-half-year old with a great personality! Nadia is very striking too, with great markings on her face and a beautiful coat. She is currently being kept in a community cat room where she enjoys the company of other felines. She will be your best friend if you pet and love her!

*Don't miss our 'Home for the Holidays' Adoption promo going on NOW through December 30th! All animals (including Nadia) are 75% off their regular adoption fees! www.sspca.org.

12-year-old neighbor stabs 4-month-old puppy

La Riviera dog owner offers $1,000 reward for missing pooch

La Riviera dog owner offers $1,000 reward for missing pooch

SACRAMENTO – The owner of an escaped 4-year-old pure-bred Brittany Spaniel offered a $1,000 reward for the pup’s return on Tuesday.

Gina Knepp of  Sacramento Animal Control said Rusty the Brittany Spaniel escaped from his rear yard onto the American River levy on November 24.  The other dog that escaped with Rusty was found, but Rusty remains missing. 

According to Knepp, the owner has posted over 100 flyers and rides his bike along the American River trail from Rancho Cordova to Cal Expo daily in search of his dog.

The owner also told Knepp he has investigated all area shelters with no luck.

Rusty was described as mainly white with a big orange patch on his back.  He has red ears and a white forehead and mouth.  He weighs about 43 pounds, has medium length fur and a short tail.

Anyone who has seen Rusty was asked to contact the City of Sacramento Animal Care Services at (916) 808-8333