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Pet of the Week- Rubio

Pet of the Week- Rubio

Are you looking for a friendly, affectionate boy to join your family? Rubio is your guy!

UPCOMING: Wiener (Dog) Nationals - Sacramento Regionals

SACRAMENTO, CA - It's serious for these competitive canines but loads of laughs for their humans.

PHOTOS: 2012 and 2013 participants at Wienerschnitzel Wiener regionals and nationals!

The 18th Annual Wiener Nationals - Sacramento Regionals takes place this Sunday (March 24) at Sleep Train Arena. Registration, which is free, can be done online or at the arena, beginning 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Preliminaries continue all afternoon, with the finale set for halftime during the Sacramento Kings -  Philadelphia 76ers game, around 6 p.m.

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Pet of the Week- Winky

Pet of the Week- Winky

What sort of dog are you looking for? Affectionate, mature and OK with other dogs and kids (no cats!)? Winky just might be your boy!

This 7 year-old cutie LOVES to be with his people friends and is looking for a home that he can relax in. Don't let his age fool you, you'll be surprised at how energetic he is!

Adoption fee: $100
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and microchip

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828

Pet of the Week- Bernie

Pet of the Week- Bernie

Sweet Bernie is looking for a home!

This seven-year-old Saint Bernard mix is a loving, older boy who is looking for a family of his own. He enjoys people and children, especially ones that will love him as much as he loves them! He is calm, well -mannered, great on a leash and though a little "talkative" at times (to get your attention) he is a wonderful dog who will be a great member of the family!

Located at the Sacramento SPCA shelter: 6201 Florin Perkins Road, Sacramento

Bracing for kitten season, it’s not too late to nip and tuck!

Bracing for kitten season, it’s not too late to nip and tuck!

Sacramento, CA: The Sacramento City Front Street shelter is bracing for the annual onslaught of tiny, homeless kittens. Each year, thousands of unwanted cats and kittens come through the doors of the shelter, brought in often by good intentioned people that have no idea what to do when either their pet gives birth or they stumble across a litter of newborns.

As we prepare for the increased demand for shelter services, we would like to remind cat owners that there are many resources available to prevent those unexpected pregnancies before they happen.  Spaying and neutering is one of the key ways to lessen the number of unwanted animals born each year and ultimately reduce the number of animals that end up in our shelters.  

The City of Sacramento offers city residents very low cost or no cost services that help people with income constraints get their pets spayed or neutered.

Rescued pit bull puppy returned to owner

SACRAMENTO, CA - A puppy that was trapped under a truck and injured last week is back home.

Thursday, after meeting with animal control investigators, the owner got his puppy back, but not everyone was happy about that.

Witnesses said they rescued the puppy, but the owner says he thought someone stole his dog. Animal control says it was all a big misunderstanding and an opportunity to show the right way to care for a dog.

The 4-month old puppy now known as "Bravo" arrived at the animal shelter secured in a crate in the back of an SUV. That was much safer than how Juan Mora had the puppy chained in the back of his pickup truck when Bravo was injured last week. With the chain too long, the dog fell out, and somehow got stuck under a tire.

"This is a good experience. I know something new, so I want to take care about, more carefully about my dog," Mora, the pit bull's owner, said.

What he learned was the proper way to secure his animal.