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Calling all canines…High-tail it to the Mobile Pop-Up Dog Park in Midtown in August

Calling all canines…High-tail it to the Mobile Pop-Up Dog Park in Midtown in August

Presented by the Midtown Business Association, plans are afoot to have the mobile Pop-Up Dog Park set-up in a shady area adjacent to the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Back by popular demand, the Pop-Up Dog Park will also be accompanied by a number of special canine-friendly activities such as having the Front Street Animal Shelter on-site to promote pet adoptions and offer microchip services, volunteers providing obedience training, and interested vendors offering gift giveaways, selling pet-friendly “swag” items and more.

Created to increase canine-friendly interaction and help to nurture a strong sense of community in the heart of Midtown, the portable, sustainable and FREE Pop-Up Dog Park uses portable picket fencing and a double-gate system to ensure the dogs are secure inside the mobile structure. Due to the structural limits of the fencing, the Pop-Up Dog Park is designed for dogs 30 pounds or less.   

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides 3,000 - 5,000 pounds of pet food to pet owners in need every week. Since establishing the program three years ago this is the first time the pantry has been empty. The program is 100% donation based and provides pet food to thousands of Sacramento residents. The resources are available to all Sacramento residents with the goal of helping keeping animals in their original homes and out of the shelter.

If you are interested in donating to the pet pantry program the Front Street Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Shelters across the country are bracing themselves for the increase of stray animals that escape the safety of their homes in fear of fireworks.  While July 4th may be a time for BBQ’s, fireworks and homemade ice cream, it is less thrilling for the family pet. Loud booms and the smell of acrid smoke is often enough to instill panic in some animals, who will do anything to escape the noise and perceived threat.  Area pet lovers are encouraged to take some precautions in advance of the big day and the Front Street Animal Shelter is offering simple, easy and affordable solutions to keep our four legged friends safe. 

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

You’re invited! On Saturday June 28th from 1p.m.-4p.m.the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, is hosting an open house with Sacramento Animal Spay and Neuter (ASN). 

“Sacramento ASN is our new spay/neuter services partner occupying the spay/neuter facility here on the grounds of the Bradshaw Shelter. We invite the community to come out, tour the clinic, talk to staff, and register for some excellent prizes,” said Dave Dickinson, Director of the Bradshaw Shelter. 

Elk Grove Subaru donates nearly $10,000 to local animal welfare organization

Elk Grove Subaru donates nearly $10,000 to local animal welfare organization

Today, Elk Grove Subaru in partnership with Subaru of America presented the Sacramento SPCA with a check for $9,333.10 at its dealership located at 8581 Laguna Grove Drive. The money was raised during Subaru’s fifth annual “Share the Love” event held late last year.

“Share the Love” is an annual initiative allowing customers who purchase or lease a new Subaru to decide which charities would receive a donation from the company.

The list of charities included the ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels, the National Park Foundation, and Teach for America. As part of the program, individual Subaru retailers were allowed to add a sixth charity to the mix. Elk Grove Subaru, of the Lasher Auto Group, chose the Sacramento SPCA.

Remember Pet Safety during the 4th of July

Remember Pet Safety during the 4th of July

 County Animal Shelter wants your pets to remain happy and safe in their homes

Sacramento, Calif. – The Sacramento County Animal Care Facility reminds pet owners to plan ahead for the coming 4th of July holiday and keep dogs and cats safe in their own homes.

“Our stray animal population spikes during the 4th of July period. The fireworks stands are open and people celebrate early,” said Dave Dickinson, Animal Care Director. “Dogs and cats get scared and escape. Plan in advance to keep your pets calm and safe in their homes and avoid having to make a trip to the shelter to find your pet.”

Safety Tips:

Resist the urge to take your pet to fireworks displays. You’re asking for trouble, as most pets have a very strong fear of loud, sudden noises which are like to evoke their “flight or fight mode.” Fireworks can cause true terror in a pet.