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Help needed finding missing Macaw

Help needed finding missing Macaw

A Vallejo man is hoping someone has seen his missing bird. This is not just any bird, but a highly intelligent Macaw named Cecil, independent enough to fly freely through the neighborhood.

Ray Varella says Cecil went missing on Sunday, July 17 from his sister's house in Pittsburg.

Cecil was last seen racing Varella's dog up the street, when he took a large loop around the neighborhood and dropped out of sight. Varella thinks Cecil may have been spooked by a hawk and became disoriented.

While Cecil was sighted several times in the following days, the trail has gone cold since July, 21.

Valera believes somebody has taken Cecil and is worried the parrot will not receive the care it needs.

Therapy found on the farm

Therapy found on the farm

Therapy found on the farm
Daily Democrat
Nestled on a gentle rise just outside of the Vacaville city limits sits a ranch that not only serves as a rescue center for homeless, neglected or otherwise abused animals, but also a center for learning. From UC Davis, interns to the casual animal ...

Therapy found on the farm

Therapy found on the farm

Therapy found on the farm
TheReporter.com
Zachary, 9, a foster child from Progress Ranch in Davis, visits with Ben, a rescue dog at Phoenix Ranch in Vacaville. Zachary has been making weekly visits to Phoenix Ranch, where a case worker said he benefits from the ...

Neglected dairy calves rescued by California sanctuaries

Neglected dairy calves rescued by California sanctuaries

Neglected dairy calves rescued by California sanctuaries
Bay Area Indymedia
Animal Place, which operates two facilities - a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA and a 60-acre farmed animal adoption center in Vacaville- and Farm Sanctuary which operates the largest rescue and refuge network for farm animals in North America ...
 

Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Baby gates are attached to the doorframes of the different offices at the SPCA.

“We all get to bring our dogs to work, which is really great,” SPCA Director of Public Relations Lesley Kirrene said. “It’s beneficial and it keeps you mellow, kinda keeps you down to earth … It’s a great place to work, it’s really a lot of fun.”

The SPCA is a local non-profit organization that took care of over 13,500 animals in 2010. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to the taking care of the animals, the SPCA holds different programs, organizes a spay and neuter clinic, places animals in homes and hosts multiple fundraising events throughout the year.

PHOTOS: Inside the SPCA

Kirrene’s job is to make sure the public knows about the SPCA’s different programs.

Six Flags mourns loss of walrus calf

Six Flags mourns loss of walrus calf

VALLEJO - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom staff are mourning the loss of what would have been the first ever Pacific walrus calf born at the park and only the 12th to be born in a U.S. zoological facility.

There have been no more than 11 recorded walrus calves born over the past 80 years and only 17 individuals in U.S.

Sustainable chicken housing focus of new UC Davis study

Sustainable chicken housing focus of new UC Davis study

DAVIS - The University of California, Davis, and Michigan State University have received $6 million from the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply to support research on the sustainability of laying hen housing in the United States.

The first study of its kind, the three-year "CSES Laying Hen Housing Research Project" will explore the interactions and tradeoffs among food safety, worker safety, environmental impact, hen health and welfare, and food affordability aspects of three different housing systems. Information generated by the research is expected to help egg purchasers and producers make objective, science-based decisions as the egg industry evolves in response to consumer needs and desires.

The goal of the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply is to evaluate the viability of various laying hen housing systems.