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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

Pet of the Week- Canela

Pet of the Week- Canela
Loading 1 of 1Meet Canela!

An outgoing and spunky little girl, Canela is a charming dog. At about two-years of age, Canela is energetic and friendly, mostly because she loves her human friends! She really enjoys her daily walks and does great on a leash. Canela will be perfectly happy in a somewhat active home that also enjoys daily walks, but understands naps and cuddle time are equally important. Come meet Canela and her pup friends at the Sacramento SPCA.

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!

 

Family's lost dog adopted out in microchip mix-up

RIO LINDA, CA - EXCLUSIVE: Christina Kimble is trying to get her family dog back after losing her several weeks ago.

Kimble says in 2008 she adopted Miley from a family friend and was given a microchip certificate, just in case the dog was ever lost.

A few weeks ago, Miley got loose from behind her father's gate at his Rio Linda home and went missing.

A passerby found Miley and took the dog to the Rio Linda Veterinary Clinic where receptionist Julie Hammons ran the microchip on the lost dog.

"The microchip was not registered to an owner, but that it was placed at Homeward Bound," said Hammons.

A volunteer with the golden retriever rescue organization Homeward Bound picked up the dog a short time later and started looking for the dog's owner.

49'er Fever at the Sacramento SPCA!

49'er Fever at the Sacramento SPCA!

Celebrate Super Bowl XLVII with the Sacramento SPCA and 49’er Fever! From Tuesday, January 29 – Sunday, February 3, adoption fees on all SPCA animals will be 49%-off! Adoptions include a spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and more.
Whether you’re rooting for San Francisco, Baltimore, or none of the above, you can score a touchdown with savings during the SPCA’s 49’er Fever adoption special!

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-504-2868


jbyer@sspca.org
www.sspca.org