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Primates More Comfortable at the Folsom Zoo Thanks to La-Z-Boy Owners

Primates More Comfortable at the  Folsom Zoo Thanks to La-Z-Boy Owners

Two small primates named Darwin and Wallace will spend their days a little more comfortably thanks to Jim and Liz Reego, owners of the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.  The Reegos, whose daughter Grace volunteered at the Zoo this past summer, recently donated $2,500 to the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary to provide a more safe and enriching living space for the adorable macaques.  

"Grace came home after her shift at the Zoo and told us about Wallace who suffers from epilepsy and often falls suddenly," said Liz Reego, "We all decided that we wanted to help him have a more comfortable and safe life.  Since we don't make recliners quite that small, we asked the Zoo what could be done."

The upgrades will include demolishing old man-made rocks, adding sand for them to play in as well as installing more play and climbing structures for both macaques, who have been at the zoo for a long time, to enjoy. 

National Pit Bull Awareness Day and Costume Walk

National Pit Bull Awareness Day and Costume Walk

October 26 is National Pit Bull Awareness Day! Come out and join us for a walk around Old Sacramento, then thru the K Street Mall and back. Costumes for your dog are encouraged but optional.

Pit Bulls on parade - National Pit Bull Awareness Day is this weekend, and Pit Bulls will be walking in Old Sac, some in costume, to raise awareness about the plight of Pit Bulls in today's society.

• Please only bring dogs that are socialized and well-behaved and can be around dogs, horses, and crowds without reacting adversely.

• Keep a very safe distance between dogs at ALL times.

Click HERE for more information.

Source: Chako Pit Bull Rescue

Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Local community challenged to #EmptySacShelters over the course of one weekend

Sacramento, CA (October 14, 2013)—Later this week, shelters from around the country will collaboratively attempt to place thousands of homeless animals into new homes over the course of just one weekend for the ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon initiative.

Four local animal shelters have joined the initiative and are calling on the Sacramento community to #EmptySacShelters from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20.

The local effort, aptly named the Empty Our Shelters Project, will provide individuals and families the opportunity to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for animals found in shelters. That weekend, participating local animal shelters will allow Sacramentans to adopt any animal from any shelter for just $20!

Participating shelters include:

Sacramento SPCA Fall Book & Boutique Sale

Sacramento SPCA Fall Book & Boutique Sale

Sacramento -- Please help homeless pets and shop at the Sacramento SPCA Fall Book & Boutique Sale from Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, November 17, at Country Club Plaza, 2310 Watt Avenue, Sacramento.

Located inside the mall, this SPCA annual event is one of Northern California's largest book sales featuring thousands of bargain-priced books in more than 40 genres.

Please donate books to help homeless pets!  Bring them to the Fall Book & Boutique Sale or drop off at the Sacramento SPCA, 6201 Florin-Perkins Road in Sacramento, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

News Flash -- the SPCA Boutique Sale continues through Saturday, November 30.

All proceeds benefit the Sacramento SPCA.

For more information, please email:  vmasters@sspca.org or call 916-504-2824