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Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Local community challenged to #EmptySacShelters over the course of one weekend

Sacramento, CA (October 14, 2013)—Later this week, shelters from around the country will collaboratively attempt to place thousands of homeless animals into new homes over the course of just one weekend for the ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon initiative.

Four local animal shelters have joined the initiative and are calling on the Sacramento community to #EmptySacShelters from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20.

The local effort, aptly named the Empty Our Shelters Project, will provide individuals and families the opportunity to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for animals found in shelters. That weekend, participating local animal shelters will allow Sacramentans to adopt any animal from any shelter for just $20!

Participating shelters include:

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sophie!

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sophie!

Little Sophie is looking for love! At only four-years-old this little Chihuahua has quickly won over the hearts of volunteers and staff at the Sacramento SPCA.

SPCA Pet of the Week- Cheeto

SPCA Pet of the Week- Cheeto

"His happiness is contagious" says a volunteer when describing this cute, little Chihuahua named Cheeto. At only eleven-pounds, this little guy is spunky and spry, perfect for a family on the go! He loves to play (especially fetch) and run around the yard, but also spend as much time as possible with you. Due to his small size, he prefers adults or older children and also the company of small, friendly dogs. He is about six-years-old and is ready for a new home!

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sandy

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sandy

Sweet, older cat looking for a home!

$5,000 reward offered for capture of culprit behind Sacramento cat burning

$5,000 reward offered for capture of culprit behind Sacramento cat burning

SACRAMENTO, CA - A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person responsible for a horrible case of animal abuse.

According to Front Street Animal Shelter Care Service Manager Gina Knepp, a resident on Manorside Drive in South Sacramento saw a young kitten walking in the area of Manorside an Meadowglen Avenue on Aug. 9. The resident said they took notice of the kitten because it appeared to be following a person walking down the street.

The next day, the resident found the kitten in his driveway, suffering from severe burns and smelling strongly of gasoline, said Knepp.

The Samaritan took the kitten to the South Sacramento Veterinary Hospital and paid for the necessary treatment, then took the cat home.

Several days later, the person was forced to surrender the 4-month-old male kitten to the Front Street Animal Shelter when its condition did not seem to be improving.