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Flock of Ducklings

Flock of Ducklings

Many of the waterfowl that live on the lake have had chicks this year! There are two Ruddy Ducks and two Northern Pintails that will be returned to the lake when they are bigger.

Fulvous Whistling Ducks started hatching a couple of months ago and there are 16 ducklings ranging from 2 weeks to 8 weeks old, with a few more ready to hatch. Some of them will become Animal Ambassadors with our education department and the rest will move to other Zoos. ... Read More

Win Two Free Tickets to King of Feasts at the Sac Zoo on Sat, June 22

Win Two Free Tickets to King of Feasts at the Sac Zoo on Sat, June 22

The Sacramento Zoo is hosting King of Feasts, a luau-themed fundraiser featuring local beers, wines, liquor and some of the area's best restaurants. The event will be held 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. This event raises money..... Read More

Front Street Shelter Adoption Events

Front Street Shelter Adoption Events

The Sacramento Front Street Shelter sponsors many adoption events at several pet centers throughout the city.  Recently, at Pet Extreme on Sutterville Road,  Lola Montez, a 7-year-old Teacup Chihuahua, stirred up lots of attention. Lola is currently being fostered off-site, but the shelter is full of precious pooches on site as well, all in need of a loving forever home. 

Front Street Shelter

2127 Front Street, Sacramento 95818

916-808-7387 

www.cityofsacramento.org/generalservices/animal-care/

 

Five Ways to Enjoy Sacramento with your Dog

Five Ways to Enjoy Sacramento with your Dog

Sacramento’s moderate climate is perfect for a fun-filled day with the family – including the family dog. We’ve put together a list of five ways to enjoy California’s capital city with your dog.

1. Take your four-legged friend to a Sacramento dog park

River Cats Zoo Night!

River Cats Zoo Night!

Have you ever seen a cat in a turtle shell?

You can come see it and some great baseball at Raley Field, Friday, May 31 when you cheer on the Sacramento River Cats and support the Zoo!

Sacramento River Cats players will wear a special edition turtle shell print jersey that simply cannot be missed (shown below). Dinger will be sporting one too! Through the game you can bid on these jerseys in a silent auction on the concourse. Net proceeds will go to the Sacramento Zoo. If you win, at the end of the game, the jersey on your favorite player (or Dinger) could be yours!

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M.O.M Day Book & Bake Sale - AAZK Fundraiser

M.O.M Day Book & Bake Sale - AAZK Fundraiser

Bring the whole family, and treat the mom in your life with a trip to the Zoo! The American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) is hosting their fourth annual Missing Orangutan Mother’s (M.O.M.) Day book and bake sale on Saturday, May 12 from 9 am to 3 pm at the orangutan exhibit.
This event brings public awareness to the plight of orangutans in the wild and how they are excellent mothers.  All of the baked goods are palm oil free and the proceeds will support orphaned wild orangutans.    By participating, you’re not making a mom feel special, you’re contributing to an excellent cause.  There will be activities for kids, treats given to the orangutans throughout the day and a display of paintings made by our very own Zoo animals!  Hope to see you out there! ... Read More

Dog lovers defend pit bulls as breed

SACRAMENTO, CA - A pit bull attack that left a woman in Stockton dead Thursday has re-ignited a debate about the breed: Is their reputation for violence deserved?

STORY: Woman killed in apparent pit bull attack in Stockton ID'd

Owners of American Staffordshire Terriers competing at Cal Expo's Sacramento Kennel Club Dog Show will tell you their dogs are often mistaken by the public for pit bulls, so they're intimately aware of the public scorn for pit bulls.

That's especially true for Richard Chatigny. After years of raising Amstaffs and other dogs, he and his wife adopted a pit bull named Sadie.

"She's the calmest. She's the most obedient. She's the most accepting of anybody and everybody. She's a great ambassador," Chatigny said of Sadie.