Our network

Animal Lovers

New veterinarian brings shelter medicine expertise to Placer SPCA

New veterinarian brings shelter medicine expertise to Placer SPCA

Placer SPCA proudly announces that Dr. Barbara Jones, DVM, MS, has joined the organization as an onsite veterinarian.

After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in 2004, Dr. Jones received her Certificate of Residency Training in Shelter Medicine from the innovative Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis in 2008.  She was the third person to graduate from the elite specialty program.  UC Davis’ Shelter Medicine Program was the first of its kind in the nation, with an emphasis on the veterinary issues specific to animal shelters, including high-volume spay and neuter, disease prevention, nutrition, and stress reduction.

As a Shelter Medicine Specialist, Dr.

Pet owners get financial break

Sacramento and Yolo County pet owners can now apply to have their pets spayed or neutered for just $20 per dog and $15 per cat as part of “Spay Day Sacramento” on March 6.  This is a savings of 90 percent or more on this routine, but important veterinary procedure.  Spaying or neutering dogs and cats leads to better health and improved behavior and reduces the number of animals entering area shelters.

Qualifying pet owners must be either Sacramento or Yolo County residents and have an annual household income of $35,000 or less.  There is a 2 animal (dog and/or cat) limit per household.  Proof of income will be required.

Dog stolen from Citrus Heights home found near park

SLIDESHOW: Family looks for their beloved pet

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - A family pet that was stolen from a Citrus Heights family earlier this week was found Friday afternoon near Swanston Park on Northrop Avenue.

The Cravenhoes came home from vacation Tuesday to find their home turned upside down by burglars. When they went to check on their dogs, they found their miniature poodle mix, Hunter, missing from his kennel.

News10 Employee Pet Pictures

Just like viewers, News10 employees are proud to show their pet pictures. Slideshow: Pet photos

Send your pictures of your little buddies to now@news10.net or click on the Send It graphic on news10.net.

Citrus Heights family hopes to get dog back after burglary

SLIDESHOW: Family looks for their beloved pet

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - "He was a rescue animal. We've had him for three years and he was like family to us."

James Cravenho is wondering what happened to Hunter, a minature poodle mix that lived with his family in Citrus Heights.

Earlier this week, Cravenho said somebody broke into his home. 

"I came home Tuesday afternoon and noticed the kitchen light was on," Cravenho recalled. "My wife never leaves the light on so I knew something was wrong."

Cravenho said burglars left behind a mess in the bedrooms.

"It looks like they went real quick. They threw everything down from the closets," Cravenho said. "They couldn't find what they were looking for, but they did take my wife's jewelry box."

Stress relieving gift for your dog

Stress relieving gift for your dog

More than 15 million dogs in the U.S. suffer from some form of anxiety, which can result from noise, separation, traveling, strangers or other factors. Thundershirt Company has created a proven solution to alleviate stressed out pooches.