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Author Visit January 22: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Author Visit January 22: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Fearful, reactive, unruly or just too rambunctious – does this describe your dog?

Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Wednesday evening, January 22, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Dr. Yin will present two back-to-back lectures: “Teaching Fido to Learn to Earn: developing leadership in humans and impulse control in dogs” and “Help! My Dog Barks and Lunges at Other Dogs!: how to handle your fearful or reactive dog”.

Animals from Around the World on January 11

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is pleased to present “Animals from Around the World!” on Saturday, January 11, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Children age five and up will take a journey from the library to the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and North America through the eyes of live animals representing these parts of the world, and will learn the special contributions they make and how we can all make a difference in maintaining a healthy planet.

“Come meet a global collection of invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals representing different parts of the world, and learn about the contributions these animals make to diversify our environment,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Let the animals touch you!”

Woodland cats poisoned

Woodland cats poisoned

On the 28th of June 2013 at approximatley 5:30pm, a Woodland Police Department officer was dispatched to the Lincoln Manor Apartments at 154 Lincoln Ave for a possible animal cruelty incident.  Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a resident who had a cat that appeared to poisoned.  The resident, who cares for the cat, stated that at least 5 cats in the complex suffered similar symptoms in the last week.  Additionally, the resident said that no fewer than 5 other tenants in the complex have reported their cats missing in the last month.

Yolo County Fair, food & fun

Yolo County Fair, food & fun

It won't be long before West Sac families can head for the Yolo County Fair - the state’s oldest fair that has no admission charge.

Tickets are now on sale for the Fair's annual Opening Night Gala (6-8 p.m. Aug. 14, $15 in advance, $20 at the gate). The fundraiser helps support a fair that also boasts hundreds of  volunteers, partners and sponsors.

Located in the Fair's Agriculture Building at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, the gala will feature entertainment by area musicians, Clarksburg wines, locally produced honey, jams, olive oils, produce and crafts, all set against the Americana backdrop of the fair, said event spokeswoman Monique Garcia in a press release.

Dog lovers defend pit bulls as breed

SACRAMENTO, CA - A pit bull attack that left a woman in Stockton dead Thursday has re-ignited a debate about the breed: Is their reputation for violence deserved?

STORY: Woman killed in apparent pit bull attack in Stockton ID'd

Owners of American Staffordshire Terriers competing at Cal Expo's Sacramento Kennel Club Dog Show will tell you their dogs are often mistaken by the public for pit bulls, so they're intimately aware of the public scorn for pit bulls.

That's especially true for Richard Chatigny. After years of raising Amstaffs and other dogs, he and his wife adopted a pit bull named Sadie.

"She's the calmest. She's the most obedient. She's the most accepting of anybody and everybody. She's a great ambassador," Chatigny said of Sadie.