Placer County Animal Services

Auburn woman on mission for leash law after poodle’s death

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

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

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 investigating chemical attack on Loomis family's dog

Placer County Animal Services is conducting an investigation after a Loomis dog suffered third-degree chemical burns. According to Tim Goffa, animal services senior supervising of ...

Family’s pet burro, 23, suffers chemical attack

Placer County Animal Services is investigating an attack on a Penryn burro that suffered chemical burns. Betsy, a 23-year-old burro, is owned by Shannon and Bob McClurg, of Penry ...

Is Candy a hoax?

Some residents are now considering a missing Meadow Vista anaconda a hoax. Residents became concerned early last week when they noticed several fliers along Combie Road describing ...

Lost anaconda has neighbors ‘scared to death’

A peculiar pet is scaring neighbors on Combie Road in Meadow Vista. On Monday, Ron and Lisa Fifield spotted a flier notifying residents of a missing pet anaconda. According to the ...

Return officer to full time

I served as Auburn’s Animal Control Officer (ACO) from June 1991 to March 2006. I never had breed specific or number of animal complaints. The complaints concerned lack of o ...

No date yet for pitbull euthanasia

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

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 ...