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2013 World Rabies Day Event

2013 World Rabies Day Event

Sacramento, CA.   What do a 3-month-old calf pastured next door to an ice cream parlor in Rhode Island, a kitten born to a barn cat in Colorado, and Bluetick/Walker Coonhound mix puppies for sale in Oklahoma have in common?  This summer, all of these animals exposed numerous people to rabies.  In each case, post-exposure treatment was necessary for every person who had contact with the rabid animals.  The rabid animals either died or were euthanized.  This all could have been prevented if the animals had been protected by rabies vaccination.

Rabies in people and their pets is rare here in the U.S.A., primarily because of the pet licensing and rabies vaccination requirements in most counties.  Nevertheless, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports approximately 6,000 cases of rabies in animals within the U.S.A.

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sophie!

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sophie!

Little Sophie is looking for love! At only four-years-old this little Chihuahua has quickly won over the hearts of volunteers and staff at the Sacramento SPCA.

SPCA Pet of the Week- Brooke

SPCA Pet of the Week- Brooke

Beautiful Brooke is ready to find her forever home!

SPCA Pet of the Week- Cheeto

SPCA Pet of the Week- Cheeto

"His happiness is contagious" says a volunteer when describing this cute, little Chihuahua named Cheeto. At only eleven-pounds, this little guy is spunky and spry, perfect for a family on the go! He loves to play (especially fetch) and run around the yard, but also spend as much time as possible with you. Due to his small size, he prefers adults or older children and also the company of small, friendly dogs. He is about six-years-old and is ready for a new home!

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sandy

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sandy

Sweet, older cat looking for a home!