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Ugliest Dog Contest Contestant - October 26, 2011

How can something so ugly be so adorable at the same time? When it's "Icky" the 2010 winner of Sacramento's Ugliest Dog Contest.  Icky's proud "dad"/owner Jon Adler shares the story of how Icky got started on the pageant circuit, and how you can see Icky in person at this year's event.

The annual family-friendly event draws the ugliest canines from the region to compete to see who wins the title of Sacramento's Ugliest Dog". Other events include Sacramento's Cutest Canine competition, a Canine Costume Competition and an awards ceremony.

The event is also a fundraiser for local rescue/adoption animal organizations.

Sacramento County cuts pet adoption rates in October

From The County of Sacramento.

Sacramento, Calif., - October is national adopt a shelter animal month and the Sacramento County Animal Shelter is promoting fall pet adoptions with ADOPTOBERFEST! Adopters will receive a fifty-percent reduction in adoption fees which includes spay/neuter services, licensing, microchipping, and vaccinations. The City of Sacramento Animal Services is also joining the County Animal Shelter in this promotion.

"Between the County and the City, we have a broad selection of animals that people can select from," stated Dave Dickinson, Interim Director of the Sacramento County Animal Shelter.

Sacramento K-9 units gear up for bulletproof fundraiser

SACRAMENTO - On News10 Good Morning Thursday, reporter Jeff Maher, spent some time with the Sacramento Police Department's K-9 unit at Discovery Park.

The K-9 units for both the police and sheriff's departments were hit with budget cuts in recent years, and now, both agencies are gearing up for a big fundraiser in October to help pay for costly bulletproof vests to protect the dogs. 

Some police dogs have been targeted and shot by criminals in recent years. Therefore, many officers and deputies deem the vests a worthy and necessary expenditure, due to the important role played by dogs serving local law enforcement agencies.

RELATED: K-9 killed during carjacker chase

Too tired to care

Too tired to care

Kari submitted this photo of her 4-month-old kitten napping on the back of the toilet.