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 ...

People benefit from Cat House

Placer County Animal Services is trumpeting the “fact” that they haven’t had to “euthanize” a single adoptable cat since the Auburn Cat House closed its doors, thereby pr ...

Somewhere, a home is missing its reticulated python

By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer An 8-foot-long stray python discovered slithering on a rural Placer County road has found a temporary home in Auburn. The yellow head reticul ...

Feline face of 49 Fire dies

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 ...

Pet food, supplies available for Auburn 49 Fire victims

Donated dog and cat food is now available for people whose pets were affected by the Auburn fire. Dog and cat food can be picked up at Placer County Animal Services, 11251 B Ave. ...

Activists bucking proposed deer hunt

Loomis resident Georgia Kern encountered Placer County’s surging deer population head on — with the front of her Subaru. “The deer just shot out from the right-hand side of ...