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At the SPCA: Leah the cat is looking for a forever home

Oct 10, 2014
At the SPCA: Leah the cat is looking for a forever home

Meet Leah. She is the cat that memes and viral videos are made for. She enjoys attention – on her terms. She’s also looking for a quiet home where she’ll be the center of attention.


SPCA pet of the week: Leah

Pet Connection: How to recognize and manage feline diabetes

Oct 10, 2014
Pet Connection: How to recognize and manage feline diabetes

Veterinarians now know a lot more about how to treat the disease


These days it’s much easier to identify and treat diabetes in cats.

Dog named ‘Lazarus’ survives euthanasia attempt

Oct 6, 2014
Dog named ‘Lazarus’ survives euthanasia attempt

Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected a chemical meant to euthanize the dog no one had adopted. The animal moved a bit and was still and quiet by the time she ...

Pumpkin patches in the Sacramento area

Oct 5, 2014
Pumpkin patches in the Sacramento area

Hay bale and cornfield mazes. Fall festival, free, today-Sunday. Visit farm animals and take tram ride tours on weekends. 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. (209) 245-6660. www.amadorflowerfarm.com.


Jose Lopez, left, and Mauricio Soto set up a scarecrow in the corn maze at the Amador Flower Farm...

At the SPCA: Dino the Jack Russell terrier mix

Oct 3, 2014
At the SPCA: Dino the Jack Russell terrier mix

Meet Dino! He’s a 2-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix who has been at the Sacramento SPCA since Sept 21.



Pet Connection: Laser therapy can help older or injured dogs stay active

Oct 3, 2014

Swee’ Pea is an 18-year-old border collie/Australian shepherd cross who holds nine Guinness world records for stunts such as walking up and down a flight of stairs backward while balancing a glass of water on her nose.

At the SPCA: Buddy

Sep 26, 2014
At the SPCA: Buddy

Meet Buddy! He’s a year-old Shih tzu mix in need of a home since September. Buddy is a friendly, handsome fellow who needs regular grooming because of his adorably shaggy hair.


Pet of the week Name: Buddy Breed: Shih tzu mix Color: White/ Brown Age: 1 year Sex: Male In...

Some shelters finding ways to keep pets in their homes

Sep 26, 2014

The woman’s dog lived outdoors at the end of a chain, with only a doghouse for shelter. He had some serious medical issues. Neighbors complained to the city that the dog was neglected.

Pet Connection: A pet trained to visit patients can speed their recovery

Sep 19, 2014

A visit from a dog, cat or other pet can make a bad day disappear. That’s especially true if you are a resident in a nursing home or a patient in a hospital. The experience of visiting with a therapy pet can soothe frazzled nerves, revive dormant memories and bring smiles and laughter in...

SSPCA Pet of the Week: Ventus

Sep 19, 2014
SSPCA Pet of the Week: Ventus

Meet Ventus. He’s a year-old domestic shorthair mix and has been looking for a home since Aug. 21.



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