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Unique & Unusual Pets of the Week!

Unique & Unusual Pets of the Week!

Here at the Sacramento SPCA we have lots of dogs, cats and rabbits... but did you know that we have OTHER great pets here too??

Check out Featherworth: A very lively and spunky rooster who is among several that we have here at the shelter right now. Roosters are only $5 each right now, and they make great outdoor pets! Here are a couple of tips to help keep your rooster happy and healthy:

•Giving them a wide and open area to live and walk about, allowing them plenty of space to "roost".
•At night, keep them in a simple but comfortable structure or bed, allowing them space to crow at dawn.
•Try to keep their sleeping space dark.

Pet of the Week- Noah

Pet of the Week- Noah

Sweet little Noah!

This four-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix is a bundle of energy but also a lot of fun! He is perfectly content playing fetch, and will gladly bring the ball back to you if you want to keep playing! He is affectionate and a big people lover. Noah also gets along with other dogs. If he sounds like he might be a good match for your family, come pay him a visit today!

Calif. shelter animals may soon have less time to find homes

SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown is planning to strip the $23 million dollars given annually to California animal shelters to compensate them for holding stray or lost pets for a minimum of six days prior to euthanization.

The original law, SB1785, or "The Hayden Law", was passed in 1998 by State Senator Tom Hayden in an effort to make California shelters more accountable and provide owners of lost pets more time to recover their beloved animals.

The Hayden Law mandates that shelters hold animals four to six days before they can be killed; post lost-and-found lists for owners to locate pets; and if choosing to only hold an animal for four days, to stay open some evenings and weekends to provide owners an opportunity to pick up lost pets after business hours.

Pet of the Week- Jack Sparrow

Pet of the Week- Jack Sparrow

Such a charmer!

Jack Sparrow is ALL about getting and giving attention. When he isn't trying to get you to play with him, he is perfectly happy to just curl up in your lap for a nice petting session. This one-and-a-half-year-old will make a great companion for anyone looking for a young, playful and friendly feline. Come visit Jack Sparrow today!

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Sacramento City Animal Shelter pleads for help

Sacramento City Animal Shelter pleads for help

PHOTOS: Sacramento City Animal Shelter

Despite the extraordinary increase in adoptions at the end of the year, countless dogs and cats sit waiting for new homes.  All are stray or surrendered by their owners. 

Regardless of requests for help from rescue organizations, the supply exceeds the demand or capacity.  Rescue partners are working feverishly to assist in saving the animals, but the real solution lies with our community.

Pet of the Week- Zoie

Pet of the Week- Zoie

Zoie is a sweet, energetic Hound mix that loves nothing more then being outside and playing!

She is young (only a year and nine-months-old) and is very intelligent-so she has a lot of potential for training and positive reinforcement! Zoie is a really playful and loving girl, who's 'happy place' is being outside playing fetch.  She knows her and name and sits on command...already a great little buddy in the making!
Zoie would do best in an active home with an experienced owner who is often home to run, play and explore the world with her. She should do fine with older children at home but no cats please! Other dogs should be OK.

She's looking for a place to call home, come pay her a visit!!