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Zoo is Saddened by the Loss of Eastern Bongo

Zoo is Saddened by the Loss of Eastern Bongo

The Sacramento Zoo is saddened by the death of the Eastern Bongo, “Victoria,” at 18 years-old. 
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Biodiversity is Us

Biodiversity is Us

We are all part of the exciting web of life called ‘biodiversity’, which includes the people, animals, plants, genes and ecosystems.

As a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the Sacramento Zoo is pleased to join in support of the Biodiversity is US campaign. The project supports the UN Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020), an initiative that is helping build a path to a future where we all live in harmony with nature.


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Shelter Manager Jumps Out of Plane for Front Street Animals

Shelter Manager Jumps Out of Plane for Front Street Animals

Gina Knepp is the Front Street Animal Shelter manager.  She wants to show the world that every buck can go a mile by jumping out of a plane this Saturday, April 26. It's not easy to save lives but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.

Click HERE to learn more and join in helping save animals lives.

"Fix" A Cat--Get "Neuter & Spay Day" App

"Fix" A Cat--Get "Neuter & Spay Day" App

Sacramento -- SacAnimal.org is accepting applications for the upcoming Spay and Neuter Day later this month. To qualify for low-cost cat spaying or neutering -- plus many other perks -- annual household income must not exceed $35,000. Please submit an online application ASAP at www.sacanimal.org with income documents to verify eligibility. Time is of the essence to qualify for Neuter & Spay Day 2014.

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: