Leilani Vierra

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Auburn resident Chris Gidcumb was able to retrieve his pitbull Buddy thanks to donations from community members after they read Gidcumb’s letter to the editor saying he could not ...

All tails wagging for 'Barktoberfest'

A free festival next weekend boasts an agility course, look-a-like competition and a bobbing-for-tennis-balls game. But this festival isn’t designed for you — it’s for your ...

Illegal fireworks raise fire risk

There are lots of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. In Auburn, Loomis and throughout unincorporated Placer County, shooting off fireworks isn’t one of them. “All fireworks ...

Our View: Time is right to update city’s animal codes

This week the Auburn City Council’s Monday meeting drew a crowd of pitbull supporters who oppose a proposed amendment to city code that would require pitbulls be spayed or neuter ...

SPCA leader began as a dedicated volunteer

Leilani Vierra is currently the chief executive officer of the Placer SPCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of animals in Placer County. Founded in 197 ...

Little chip can be big help for pets, owners

Fido could use one. So could Whiskers. Pet microchipping is nothing new, but that doesn’t make it any less important. And while the permanent identification process has been ...

Placer SPCA offers spay, neuter vouchers for pitbulls

In an effort to encourage responsible pet parenting, a Placer animal shelter is offering free birth control. For the month of November, the Placer Society for the Prevention of C ...

BBQ & Blues fires up for one last time

For 19 years one county event has been cooking up soulful live music and tasty barbecue meals. But now, in its 20th year, the annual BBQ & Blues will take the stage at the Gold C ...

Why ‘free to great home’?

The Placer SPCA is currently offering a promotion that waives the adoption fee for adult cats and black kittens. After this spring’s kitten season, we were faced with possible ov ...

Campers ride with pride at annual Sheriff’s camp

Lauryl Toulouse thought going to horse camp would be boring. However, more than halfway through the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Ride with Pride day camp, the 9-year-old was ...