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New Million Cat Challenge aims to rescue shelter cats

New Million Cat Challenge aims to rescue shelter cats

Approximately 3.4 million of animals placed in U.S. shelters are cats, and 1.3 million of those cats are euthanized each year.

One million homeless and abandoned cats may get a new lease on life over the next five years thanks to the efforts of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis; the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida; and hundreds of animal shelters throughout North America.

Together, they have launched the Million Cat Challenge in an effort to dramatically reduce the loss of life among cats in animal shelters. They hope to challenge both municipal animal control facilities and private shelters of all sizes, drawing on the experience of numerous related animal-welfare organizations... Read More

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

PENRYN, Calif.  – The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host one of its largest medical events of the year as it expects to be the dentist for more than 1,500 horses this December. Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is bringing back one of its most popular patient service deals by offering half price dental service to horses.

Last year Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center welcomed 1,488 horses in December, examining and balancing their mouths to increase their comfort level and ability to chew their food.. Just like humans have their teeth filed down, cleaned or get fillings, horses need help keeping their mouths healthy too. A horses teeth keep growing throughout their lives, so by floating/filing down the sharp points and waves they develop over the course of their lives, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is able to keep the horses teeth balanced and not sharp, which can be painful for them.

One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

 One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

The Bradshaw Animal Shelter again teams up for the Empty Our Shelters Project, October 17-19. For this one weekend, pet adoptions are just $20. A goal of adopting 500 animals to loving homes has been challenged for this intensive effort by Sacramento County, Yolo County, Sacramento SPCA, City of Sacramento and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary.

Last year, our area shelters found 526 animals permanent homes in three days and were nationally recognized by the ASPCA. The County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter stood out with the most adoptions – 179! With unending desire to help animals and a good dose of competitive spirit, the Bradshaw Shelter hopes the community will once again come together to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for shelter animals.

Learn How to Think Like a Dog on August 20 at the Davis Branch Library

Learn How to Think Like a Dog on August 20 at the Davis Branch Library

Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, again welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Wednesday, August 20, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Dr. Yin’s will present “The Difference a Measure Makes: How Science and Practical Solutions Can Take Your Dog Training to a New Level”.

Dr. Sophia Yin is a veterinarian, applied animal behaviorist and the author of many books about pet behavior modification.  Dr. Yin currently runs a behavior house-calls practice in California and lectures and teaches workshops internationally on behavior modification and low stress handling.  Previously, she was the award-winning pet columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Zoo Saddened by the Loss of Dr. Murray E. Fowler

Zoo Saddened by the Loss of Dr. Murray E. Fowler

Our hearts are heavy with the recent loss of Dr. Murray E. Fowler. Sacramento Zoo staff were privileged to know and work with this brilliant man. He was a trail-blazer, mentor, colleague, supporter and friend who was kind and humble. Our thoughts are with Dr. Fowler's family and countless zoo professionals and animal lovers he inspired. Thank you Dr. Fowler!
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Nomo the dog protects Max, 8, as he recovers from surgery

Nomo the dog protects Max, 8, as he recovers from surgery

Meet Nomo, the dog nobody wanted until he was adopted from the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento by Max and his family in Davis. Now Nomo is standing guard over Max, 8, as he recovers from surgery. 

Click HERE to check out Nomo and Max's photo gallery. 

How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Friday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..  Dr. Yin and her Family Fido dog class instructors will present “How to Think Like a Dog”.

The Family Fido pre-class dog talk is a fast-paced, game-show workshop that is designed to prepare dog class participants for developing a great relationship with their dog.  The talk is free and open to the public.  It is the pre-class for Dr. Yin’s “Family Fido: training people and their pooches” course.  One does not have to be registered in the Family Fido class to attend the pre-class.