Placer SPCA

Placer SPCA opposes repeal of animal adoption mandate

Placer SPCA announced its opposition Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed repeal of an animal adoption mandate. Pet advocates say the mandate, created by the 1998 enactment of ...

Pet owners struggle to find rental housing

During their rental housing search, Tasha Moore and boyfriend Aaron Lockhart were determined to all stick together — and that included two large dogs. The couple spent several m ...

Thanks on behalf of pets

A long overdue and heartfelt “thank you” to June Francis, owner and operator of The Second Act, a consignment store at 251 Elm Ave., Auburn. This hard-working and compassionat ...

Does Auburn have any homes for pets?

A new Auburn resident said she doesn’t want to give up her pets to live in the city. Maggie Montgomery and her husband moved to Auburn with their 3-year-old son and pets for a n ...

Placer SPCA waives fee for adoption of adult cats

Placer SPCA is making it even easier to adopt an adult cat this month. The organization is waiving fees for the felines adopted from its Roseville and Auburn locations. It is also ...

New center brings potential pets to Auburn

Auburn residents have a new place to meet some furry friends. The Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals opened its Pet Adoption and Resource Center Friday at 148 ...

Our View: Many are the ways to help our community

Many people are buying gifts this holiday season, and looking for small and big ways to give back to the community and help others. This year, focus on the Auburn area, whenever y ...

Want to help?

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 ...

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 ...

Love your dog, but not at expense of fellow humans

I can hardly remember the first time I laid eyes on Kona, but I will never forget the last time I saw him. Kona was my fiercely loyal Lab mix, a pound puppy that grew into nearly ...

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 ...