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Rescued pit bull puppy returned to owner

SACRAMENTO, CA - A puppy that was trapped under a truck and injured last week is back home.

Thursday, after meeting with animal control investigators, the owner got his puppy back, but not everyone was happy about that.

Witnesses said they rescued the puppy, but the owner says he thought someone stole his dog. Animal control says it was all a big misunderstanding and an opportunity to show the right way to care for a dog.

The 4-month old puppy now known as "Bravo" arrived at the animal shelter secured in a crate in the back of an SUV. That was much safer than how Juan Mora had the puppy chained in the back of his pickup truck when Bravo was injured last week. With the chain too long, the dog fell out, and somehow got stuck under a tire.

"This is a good experience. I know something new, so I want to take care about, more carefully about my dog," Mora, the pit bull's owner, said.

What he learned was the proper way to secure his animal.

Breeds blacklisted from Farmer's home insurance coverage

SACRAMENTO, CA - Farmers Insurance says it will no longer cover pit bulls, rottweilers, and certain wolf hybrids under your homeowner's insurance.

"These three breeds account for 25 percent of all dog bite claims and cause more harm when they attack than any other breed," says Erin Freeman, Chief Communications Officer at Farmers.

But animal rescue groups say this unfairly condemns certain breeds and insurance companies should consider coverage on a case-by-case basis.

"You look at the individual dog just like people you can't make judgements about someone just based on an appearance," says Dawn Capp with Chako Pit Bull Rescue.

Farmers says California homeowners will be notified of the change as their policies come up for renewal.

by Brittany Davis Pulley, BDavis-Pulley@news10.net

Some BUNNY loves you!

Some BUNNY loves you!

Pets make wonderful additions to our lives in so many different ways. They keep us entertained, keep us busy and most importantly, remind us that we are needed!


If you’re in the market for a new best friend and are trying to decide what pet is best for you…have you considered a rabbit?


Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you are considering adopting a rabbit:
1. Depending on the age of the rabbit, are you willing to invest up to a 10 year commitment, for the span of his or her life?

2. Rabbits, though small, need a fair amount of space. Do you have an area in your home that the rabbit can move around, get some exercise, and stretch his/her legs?

3. Do you have small children? Some rabbits love kids! But it’s important to remember that they are ground dwellers. They prefer to sit in your lap if they aren’t on the ground, and it’s important to teach children how to properly handle a rabbit.

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Senior Day at the Sacramento SPCA!

Senior Day at the Sacramento SPCA!

Attention Seniors over 65 years old!

Join us TOMORROW, on Thursday, February 14th for a very special day for our loved ones. Seniors (over 65) who bring in their pets will receive (FREE) pet items: nail trims, microchips, pet food and more!

Also, we're having a special adoption event, wherein we'll waive the fee on all animals for Seniors. What a deal!

Don't miss this special Valentines Day event at the Sacramento SPCA from 10AM- 1PM.

6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828
916-504-2845
slowen@sspca.org

Pet of the Week- Canela

Pet of the Week- Canela
Loading 1 of 1Meet Canela!

An outgoing and spunky little girl, Canela is a charming dog. At about two-years of age, Canela is energetic and friendly, mostly because she loves her human friends! She really enjoys her daily walks and does great on a leash. Canela will be perfectly happy in a somewhat active home that also enjoys daily walks, but understands naps and cuddle time are equally important. Come meet Canela and her pup friends at the Sacramento SPCA.

Calif. coyote hunting contest to proceed as planned

Calif. coyote hunting contest to proceed as planned

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Despite pleas from animal welfare advocates, the California game commission has declined to intervene in a controversial coyote hunting contest this weekend in wolf country.

But members of the commission did ask at their meeting on Wednesday whether they had the authority to regulate the contests in the future.

On Saturday and Sunday, hunters will fan across Modoc County in northeast California to see who can kill the most coyotes in a contest sponsored by a local gun club. The winner gets a silver buckle.

Animal welfare advocates argued before the Fish and Game Commission that the hunt is inhumane. They also said coyotes help control vermin, playing an important role in the ecosystem.

Margo Parks of the California Cattlemen's Association said coyotes cause $4 million in damage annually.

Hartz issues recall on dog treats

Hartz Mountain Corp., who makes a variety of pet products, has issued a voluntary recall of two lines of dog treats.

According to KABC Los Angeles, the Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists with Chicken for dogs were recalled due to "trace amounts of unapproved antibiotics residue found in samples of the products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said two-thirds of the products tested were free of the residue, but the lines were recalled as a precautionary measure.

"The trace amounts of antibiotic residue do not pose a health risk to pets at the levels detected, and it's highly unlikely that the antibiotics are related to reports of illnesses the agency has received related to jerky pet treats in the past," according to KABC.

The following products are included in the recall: