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Moving Your Pets to a New Home - February 7, 2011

Moving your pets to a new home, whether it's across town or across country, can be stressful for everyone involved.  Our pet vet, Dr. Lisa Hess, joins us with some useful tips on how to make sure Fluffy, Fido and you make the transition with as little worry and stress as possible.

How to help pets during a move

-Get your pets used to being in a crate

-Keeps pets out of the way of the movers

-Make sure your pets have tags and leashes

-Travel with a health certificate (if needed), Veterinary records and a recent photo

-See your Veterinarian prior to moving for sedatives or anti car sickness medications.

Animal House Pet of the Week - February 1, 2011

The Sacramento & Co. Animal House introduces "Cookie"

Cookie (ID#A361999) is a 1-1/2 year old female, brown and white Boxer and Pit Bull Terrier mix.  Loaded with Boxer energy, Cookie LOVES to play fetch and do "zoomies" around the yard.  She is the ideal walking companion, as she doesn't pull on the leash.  Cookie is a friendly, good natured and energetic young adult, who would love to be adopted into an active household.

Cookie has not yet been spayed, but will be prior to going home to her new family.     

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


Naughty puppy, bad kitty!

What's the most destruction your pet has ever caused? E-mail your response to now@news10.net and we'll add it to this story. If you have a photo of the damage, even better (except for you!).

Thanks in advance!

Sacramento police dogs raising money through calendar

SACRAMENTO, CA - Four-legged members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department have a new job -- they're furry calendar models.

Dogs from the department's K9 unit are featured in a 2011 calendar designed to raise funds for the nonprofit Sacramento Sheriff K9 Association.

A 3-year-old German shepherd named Ronin is Mr. June. He's shown posing dramatically with his handler on the bank of the American River as a sheriff's helicopter hovers overhead.

The money raised will help pay training  costs for working dogs and medical costs for retired animals.

The calendars are $20 and can be ordered on the Sacramento County Sheriff's K9 Association Website through their online store.

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.

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.

Santa Paws & 12 Days of Midtown

SACRAMENTO -- The Midtown Business Association's (MBA) commitment started in 1983 when businesses banded together and began working with city officials on issues such as parking, beautification, and other common business concerns.

During December, they put on the 12 Days of Midtown to highlight the Christmas spirit in Midtown shops and restaurants. The events include a Santa Paws photography session, art contests and a light contest.
SLIDESHOW: 12 Day of Midtown