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Think your pet is cuter than this?

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Sacramento resident Kim Bone sent in these photos of her two adorable cats, "Paris" and "Tiffany."

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Sacramento's annual spay day to alter more than 700 pets

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Animal Coalition hosts the 12th annual Spay Day event Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Families with cats and/or dogs that need to be spayed or neutered are encouraged to take part in the event.

Pet owners will get a 90 percent discount for the surgeries and will only need to play $15 for altering cats and $20 for dogs, said Sacramento Animal Coalition spokesperson Alexis Raymond.

Spay and neuter services are donated by veterinary clinics and shelters from across Sacramento. The surgeries will take place at 18 different locations in the city and Yolo County.

More than 400 volunteers at 13 veterinary clinics, four animal shelters and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will join the effort will join the Spay Day Event.

Pets that are not spayed or neutered are at greater risk for certain health and behavioral problems, said Raymond. No-altered pets also contribute to overcrowding in area animal shelters.

Pet of the Week- Kiki

Pet of the Week- Kiki

Meet Kiki!

Kiki is a beautiful white cat with green eyes and a cute meow.  She is four-years-old and a very playful, loving little girl whose favorite things are string toys, catnip mice, purring and snuggling up in bed with you.

Kiki can be a bit of a diva and would like a quiet household where she is the only cat. But rest assured, she'll reward you with lots of love and affection! She is currently being fostered but is looking for her permanent home. You can contact Sarah Varanini at svaranini@sspca.org if you are interested in finding out more.   

**Also, check out our website www.sspca.org to find out more about our 2011 DOGGY DASH on June 4th at William Land Park. You won't want to miss this great dog-friendly walk and festival, benefitting the SSPCA!!**

This your pet is cuter than this?

This your pet is cuter than this?

News10 viewer Vanessa sent in her photo of her dog and daughter.

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Think your pet is cuter than this?

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Rhonda Sullivan, in Sacramento, sent in this photo of her beloved dogs "Lexie" and "Binky" (the pug). Sullivan said Binky really thinks she's actually a Rottweiler!

"Binky curls up in the corner of the chair and Lexie will lay on top of her like a blanket to keep her sister warm," said Sullivan.

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Think your pet is cuter than this?

Think your pet is cuter than this?

If you think your pet is cuter than News10 viewer Megan Bagwill's Chihuahua "Daisy Mae," send us a photo to writer@news10.net so we can feature your furry companion!

Only 100 appointments left for March 6 Spay Day

Only 100 appointments left for March 6 Spay Day

Sacramento and Yolo County residents with an annual household income of $35,000 or less can have up to two pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary clinics on or around March 6 as part of Spay Day Sacramento 2011. Spay Day is organized by the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition (SAAC). 

There are currently 100 appointments available for male cats and a few appointments left for male and female dogs weighing more than 25 pounds. No appointments are available for female cats or dogs weighing less than 25 pounds. 

Each animal will receive about $250 worth of services including spay/neuter surgery, permanent microchip identification, vaccinations and flea preventive. Proof of income is required. Applicants will receive instructions on submitting proof of income when they complete the online application.