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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:

49'er Fever at the Sacramento SPCA!

49'er Fever at the Sacramento SPCA!

Celebrate Super Bowl XLVII with the Sacramento SPCA and 49’er Fever! From Tuesday, January 29 – Sunday, February 3, adoption fees on all SPCA animals will be 49%-off! Adoptions include a spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and more.
Whether you’re rooting for San Francisco, Baltimore, or none of the above, you can score a touchdown with savings during the SPCA’s 49’er Fever adoption special!

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-504-2868


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Feline Fridays at the Sacramento SPCA!

Feline Fridays at the Sacramento SPCA!

It's a GREAT time to find your new best friend!

1. Pick a Friday
2. Visit any Sacramento area shelter
3. Adopt a cat (1 year or older) and pay just $5!!

$5 for your new best friend? What a great deal!

Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip and more!

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828
916-504-2868

Pet of the Week- George!

Pet of the Week- George!

Hello George!

An outgoing, playful and curious 11 month-old (American Staffordshire mix) awaits you at the Sacramento SPCA! Like most puppies he is full of energy and enjoys playtime with his people friends, but George is also independent and is learning to explore his surroundings. He would benefit greatly from a patient and affectionate family who will enjoy spending time together.Training classes will teach him some tricks and to gain some confidence, all great things for this growing boy! If George sounds like a great fit for your family, come meet him today at the Sacramento SPCA.

Adoption Fee: $100
Includes neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and license
www.sspca.org


Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828
916-504-2868

Information sought in Sacramento cat hanging

SACRAMENTO - The City of Sacramento's Animal Control Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating the person or persons behind the hanging of a cat in the Sacramento area.

According to Gina Knepp of the City of Sacramento, animal control officers responded to a call of a cat found hanging by a rope from a tree in the area of Gardendale Rd. and 29th St. around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Witnesses said the cat was a stray being cared for by someone who recently moved from the area.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Chief Animal Control Officer Daniel Torres at 916-808-5855.