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Barking dogs save Yolo Co. woman, uncle from fire

ZAMORA, CA - A woman was awoken by her two dogs around 5:49 a.m. Tuesday morning to find her Yolo County home filled with smoke.

The woman rushed to help her disabled uncle out of the home and then ran back to get the dogs. However, she was unable to get back into the home to her dogs.

Fortunately, arriving firefighters got into the home and rescued the dogs.

Several local volunteer firefighters assisted the Yolo County Fire Dept. with containment and rescue efforts.

The woman said she believed the fire started in the furnace, but the Yolo County Fire Dept. would not confirm her speculation.

Injured wild turkey rescued, treated at UC Davis Vet Hospital

DAVIS, CA - An injured turkey, who was shot by an arrow, was released back into the wild after UC Davis Veterinary doctors treated it.

The injured turkey was found in south Davis and captured by Department of Fish and Game Warden Patrick Foy and Wildlife Veterinarian Ben Gonzales.

The turkey was transported to the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, where doctors determined the arrow penetrated the soft tissue in the tail, but missed vital organs.

Doctors removed the arrow tip then pulled it out of the bird. The turkey was given antibiotics and pain medication.

According to UC Davis spokesperson Pat Bailey, the turkey was shot before hunting season started and was shot with a target arrow, not a hunting arrow.

Both actions are illegal, Bailey said.

Animal House Pet of the Week - September 6, 2011

Pixie is a 1-1/2 year old female, black and white domestic shorthair. Once you start petting her, this friendly, gentle and petite love bug won't let you stop. Pixie enjoys playtime and has a particular fondness for toy mice. Sweet pixie will be a purr-fect addition to any household. She has not yet been spayed, but will be prior to going to her new home.

Sacramento City Animal Care Services Center
(916) 808-PETS
(916) 808-7387

Dogs help patients recover at Vacaville hospital

Dogs help patients recover at Vacaville hospital

Dogs help patients recover at Vacaville hospital
That is, until Cyndr the miniature labradoodle sashayed into her hospital room at Vacaville's Kaiser Permanente. Dark eyed, petite and wagging a body full of curls that felt like polar fleece, the puppy brought a smile to Moore's face that brightened ...