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Primates More Comfortable at the Folsom Zoo Thanks to La-Z-Boy Owners

Primates More Comfortable at the  Folsom Zoo Thanks to La-Z-Boy Owners

Two small primates named Darwin and Wallace will spend their days a little more comfortably thanks to Jim and Liz Reego, owners of the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.  The Reegos, whose daughter Grace volunteered at the Zoo this past summer, recently donated $2,500 to the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary to provide a more safe and enriching living space for the adorable macaques.  

"Grace came home after her shift at the Zoo and told us about Wallace who suffers from epilepsy and often falls suddenly," said Liz Reego, "We all decided that we wanted to help him have a more comfortable and safe life.  Since we don't make recliners quite that small, we asked the Zoo what could be done."

The upgrades will include demolishing old man-made rocks, adding sand for them to play in as well as installing more play and climbing structures for both macaques, who have been at the zoo for a long time, to enjoy. 

RRUFF Dog Park, Rocklin Groundbreaking Ceremony - Special Needs Area Project

RRUFF Dog Park, Rocklin Groundbreaking Ceremony - Special Needs Area Project

Join us for our Groundbreaking Ceremony & check presentation for the Special Needs Area Project - To Build A Site for Service Dog Training for Disabled Veterans.

When:  Saturday, November 2

Time:    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Place:    RRUFF Dog Park, Rocklin - located inside Johnson-Springview Park, 5480 - 5th Street

A check will be presented to RRUFF from our Sponsor, Johnson Ranch Pet Rehabilitation Center, Channel 13 News will be there, too with live coverage!    Watch as we break the "Rocks" in Rocklin for this project for our veterans.  

Meet the breeder and trainer from Gabby Jack Ranch Homefront Program, and some of their students and service dogs.     We will also have "Rescue Row" where several  local  rescue groups will be on hand to talk with you.  

Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Local community challenged to #EmptySacShelters over the course of one weekend

Sacramento, CA (October 14, 2013)—Later this week, shelters from around the country will collaboratively attempt to place thousands of homeless animals into new homes over the course of just one weekend for the ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon initiative.

Four local animal shelters have joined the initiative and are calling on the Sacramento community to #EmptySacShelters from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20.

The local effort, aptly named the Empty Our Shelters Project, will provide individuals and families the opportunity to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for animals found in shelters. That weekend, participating local animal shelters will allow Sacramentans to adopt any animal from any shelter for just $20!

Participating shelters include:

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.

Grand Opening RRUFF K9 Agility Course Sat Sept 7 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Grand Opening RRUFF K9 Agility Course Sat Sept 7 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
RRUFF Dog Park K-9 Agility Equipment-Grand Opening

RRUFF Dog Park served as the focal point for Cordell Firestone's Eagle Scout Project.  The project involved fundraising, designing, building, and installing K-9 agility equipment for both the small and the large dog areas.  The equipment includes window jumps, tunnels, dog-walks, tire courses, and an adjustable hurdle.  Many volunteer hours of community service went into this project.

Join the Grand Opening Celebration Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Special Award Ceremony at 10:30

Bring your dog and have fun on the new agility equipment.   Meet the Boy Scouts that built and installed the equipment and learn all about the RRUFF Dog Park, Rocklin  located inside Johnson-Springview Park at 5480-5th St Rocklin.  Visit the website at www.rruffdogpark.org for more information.

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.