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Tuesday Dec 07 2010
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'
Friday Sep 24 2010
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
Thursday Jul 01 2010
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
Thursday May 27 2010
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
Thursday Jan 21 2010
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
Friday Nov 13 2009
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
Monday Nov 02 2009
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
Thursday Jul 09 2009
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’?
Thursday Jul 09 2009
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
Tuesday Jun 23 2009
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 ...
Donation breathes new life into pets
Friday Apr 03 2009
In September 2008, a Massachusetts firefighter made headlines when he gave mouth-to-mouth CPR to a house cat he rescued from a burning apartment. Today, if local firefighters com ...
Owners learn lesson in dog safety
Friday Sep 26 2008
It was not a common sight for Foresthill resident Wesley Smith to see when he was driving down Baxter Grade Road last Sunday evening. He watched as a truck was driving and a youn ...
Missing boxer found
Thursday Jul 17 2008
After missing from his home since Sunday, a 6-month-old puppy was returned to his owner Wednesday afternoon. Officials from the Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to An ...
Boxer stolen from Placer SPCA
Monday Jul 14 2008
Monday morning seemed normal until staff at a Roseville animal shelter noticed one of their dogs running outside of her cage. It was then that Placer Society for the Prevention of ...
An event to ‘blue’ the crowd away
Saturday Jul 12 2008
As attendees to the 19th annual BBQ and Blues Festival started to make their way through the gates, they were greeted by a vibrant blast of blues music from local bands kicking off ...
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