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Winter Woof Fest

Winter Woof Fest

Winter Woof Fest

Bring your furry friend for some free “Howliday” fun!  This event features vendors with animal related information, crafts, and holiday items.  Santa Paws will be on hand for pictures ($7 per photo or $10 for photo plus CD.)  Limit of one dog per adult.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Vendor spaces still available $$20), download application at www.crpd.com or call 362-1841 ext. 20.

December 17
11:00-3:00 pm
Cordova Community Center
2197 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670

Sacramento County cuts pet adoption rates in October

From The County of Sacramento.

Sacramento, Calif., - October is national adopt a shelter animal month and the Sacramento County Animal Shelter is promoting fall pet adoptions with ADOPTOBERFEST! Adopters will receive a fifty-percent reduction in adoption fees which includes spay/neuter services, licensing, microchipping, and vaccinations. The City of Sacramento Animal Services is also joining the County Animal Shelter in this promotion.

"Between the County and the City, we have a broad selection of animals that people can select from," stated Dave Dickinson, Interim Director of the Sacramento County Animal Shelter.

Officer saves dog from Lake Natoma

Officer saves dog from Lake Natoma

Thor, a brindle Boxer, couldn’t have been more excited. As he ran towards the water’s edge, he suddenly realized he was on a smooth piece of granite. Thor couldn’t stop sliding, right into the frigid water rushing underneath the Rainbow Bridge from Folsom Lake. His elderly owner’s helplessly watched Thor struggle to hold his paws on the slippery granite.

At the Folsom Police Department, officers were just preparing to leave the station for the cover watch when dispatchers received a frantic call from a by stander on the adjacent walk bridge. Dispatch quickly sent an animal control officer to the bridge to assist.

Officer Rob Challoner was just leaving the station when he heard the call.

Pet owners get financial break

Sacramento and Yolo County pet owners can now apply to have their pets spayed or neutered for just $20 per dog and $15 per cat as part of “Spay Day Sacramento” on March 6.  This is a savings of 90 percent or more on this routine, but important veterinary procedure.  Spaying or neutering dogs and cats leads to better health and improved behavior and reduces the number of animals entering area shelters.

Qualifying pet owners must be either Sacramento or Yolo County residents and have an annual household income of $35,000 or less.  There is a 2 animal (dog and/or cat) limit per household.  Proof of income will be required.