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New book guides pet lovers in selecting and welcoming "Your Ideal Cat"

New book guides pet lovers in selecting and welcoming "Your Ideal Cat"

 

Cats may have nine lives but humans have only one. Before you decide to share yours with a cat, you might want to check out which breed- and gender-related behaviors are most likely to accompany your feline housemate, suggest two University of California, Davis, animal behaviorists in their new book “Your Ideal Cat.”

“The kitten you choose today will grow into the cat that could be your companion for the next 15 to 20 years,” said veterinarian Benjamin Hart, the book’s co-author and distinguished professor emeritus in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He noted that, all too often, kittens or adult cats are chosen because of appearance or happenstance, rather than according to the most compatible behavior traits.

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Sacramento pug rescue group is reaching out to animal lovers in hopes of providing a much needed surgery for one of their precious pugs.  

Eight year-old Mija (Mee-ha) is a playful pug who loves to snuggle. She was rescued by PugSavers, a Northern California pug rescue group, after her owner, who loved her dearly couldn't afford special care for her diabetes. Mija's foster family has been taking great care of her until she finds her forever home, but recently her condition has worsened causing blindness in both of her eyes. 

It has been recommended by a specialist that both of Mija's eyes be removed to help with her diabetes and alleviate what has now become a painful condition.

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Neglected dairy calves rescued by California sanctuaries

Neglected dairy calves rescued by California sanctuaries

Neglected dairy calves rescued by California sanctuaries
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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 ...
 

UC Davis veterinary school breaks ground for $58.5M research building

UC Davis veterinary school breaks ground for $58.5M research building

DAVIS - A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine for a new four-story, 76,000-square-foot research building that will be dedicated to protecting and improving the health of animals, people and the environment.

The $58.5 million facility is the capstone for the first phase of the veterinary school's ambitious $354 million building program. The new building, initially to be known as Veterinary Medicine Research Facility 3B, is being constructed in the campus's health sciences district, northeast of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

"When complete in December 2012, Veterinary Medicine 3B will provide modern, innovative research facilities and a platform for the School of Veterinary Medicine to continue rising to even greater heights," said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B.

Union Pacific begins fence construction near Davis Train Depot

Union Pacific begins fence construction near Davis Train Depot

DAVIS - On Monday Union Pacific Railroad began constructing a fence to close the historic gates to Slater's Court and Davis Mobile Estates in the Olive Drive area across from the Davis Train Depot. These gates have been in place for many decades and provide access to the depot and downtown Davis for the residents of Olive Drive.

City staff and the mayor met with Union Pacific on Thursday, April 21 to discuss safety issues at the depot and the Olive Drive area and the city’s application to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for an at-grade crossing between the Olive Drive neighborhood and the depot. The city has informed Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) that it does not support the closure

of the gates without an approved alternative at-grade crossing. The city also requested 48 hours notice before Union Pacific initiated any construction work to close the gates or begin building a fence.

Yolo County Animal Shelter offering pet discounts in April

Yolo County Animal Shelter offering pet discounts in April

WOODLAND - The Yolo County Sheriff's Department Animal Services Section announced that from Tuesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 16, give a shelter cat or dog a new beginning and give yourself a special companion that is searching for a lap or sofa; it is a winning combination!

There will be special promotional pricing during the event for all available dogs and cats of $75.00 for dogs (an additional cost of $10.00 for license will be required for Yolo County residents) and $55.00 for cats. This fee supports the cost of spay or neuter, testing for Heartworm for dogs or FELV/FIV for cats, rabies vaccines, DHPP and Bordatella vaccine for dogs and FVRCP vaccine for cats and microchip for both!

If you are not able to adopt a new companion, the animal shelter appreciates donations of liquid laundry detergent and Frontline or Advantage.