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Placer County Animal Shelter offers variety of services
Thursday Jun 30 2011
A Placer County agency sees 250 animals every month and offers a variety of services to them and the community, but not everyone feels its efforts are enough. The Placer County A ...
Auburn woman on mission for leash law after poodle’s death
Tuesday Jun 07 2011
An Auburn woman’s weekend was turned upside down when her poodle, Lucky, was killed after a pitbull attacked it outside a county park. Auburn resident Delta Wilson-Ricky, 76, s ...
AAARF getting word out about furry friends
Thursday Feb 10 2011
The Auburn Area Animal Rescue Foundation is ready to tackle anything the future brings. In 2010 the mostly volunteer organization, normally known as AAARF, placed 51 dogs and 358 ...
Community steps up to free dog
Tuesday Dec 07 2010
An Auburn man’s wish to retrieve his “stolen” dog was granted by generous Auburn area residents this week. After reading a letter to the editor submitted by Chris Gidcumb in ...
County puts down pitbulls
Friday Feb 26 2010
Three of four pitbulls that attacked a teen in Downtown Auburn have been euthanized. Mike Winters, program manager of Placer County Animal Services, confirmed Friday that three p ...
No date yet for pitbull euthanasia
Thursday Feb 04 2010
County officials are waiting for a signed judge’s order to euthanize three of four pitbulls involved in a Downtown Auburn attack. On Thursday, Mike Winters, program manager for ...
Pitbull trial reveals alleged $10,000 bribe
Saturday Jan 30 2010
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on a trial over the fate of four pitbulls. After five months and two trials, the final fate of almost all of the four pi ...
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 ...
Feline face of 49 Fire dies
Tuesday Sep 08 2009
A cat’s valiant fight to stay alive after being badly burned in the 49 Fire has ended on a sad note. Taken to the Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic Aug. 30 after being found at the ...
49 Fire survivor: Burned, blinded cat purrs for lost owners
Wednesday Sep 02 2009
The unnamed cat’s paws are red and raw from walking on red-hot embers. Her eyes are singed and closed, their corneas both badly burned. Smoke filled her lungs and she had to be p ...
49 Fire takes toll on pets
Tuesday Sep 01 2009
Pets – from dogs and cats to birds and tortoises – are part of the pain surrounding the 49 Fire. Many died in the fire, others were injured and many have been taken to the Plac ...
Placer County Animal Shelter fees will take a bigger bite out of wallets
Tuesday Jul 07 2009
Bailing Fido out of the Placer County animal shelter will cost their human companions 23 percent more starting next month. The increase in the penalty for picking up a spayed or n ...
Newcastle woman says officer treated her like a criminal
Monday Jun 08 2009
Almost a month ago, Brenda Newsom bought a neglected horse for her granddaughter and started to nurse it back to health. Last week, the Newcastle resident said she was upset to b ...
Animal groups: Rabbits are not Easter toys
Tuesday Apr 07 2009
You might find chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks in your Easter basket this weekend. But it’s after the spring holiday when local animal groups receive their Easter “su ...
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