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Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Sacramento pug rescue group is reaching out to animal lovers in hopes of providing a much needed surgery for one of their precious pugs.  

Eight year-old Mija (Mee-ha) is a playful pug who loves to snuggle. She was rescued by PugSavers, a Northern California pug rescue group, after her owner, who loved her dearly couldn't afford special care for her diabetes. Mija's foster family has been taking great care of her until she finds her forever home, but recently her condition has worsened causing blindness in both of her eyes. 

It has been recommended by a specialist that both of Mija's eyes be removed to help with her diabetes and alleviate what has now become a painful condition.

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1,500 pets go to new homes over holidays

SACRAMENTO, CA - More than 1,500 previously homeless animals are enjoying a new chance at life, thanks to a massive effort by the Sacramento SPCA, City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, Sacramento County Animal Control & Regulation, and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary.

The collective goal was to unite 1,000 pets with new owners between Black Friday and the end of the year, and the group surpassed that goal by an impressive 561 adoptions.

"We are happy to announce that Sacramento's animal shelters surpassed our goal by more than 500 adoptions this holiday season," said Rick Johnson, Sacramento SPCA Chief Executive Officer. "The 1,561 adoptions that were done between the four shelters means 1,561 happy endings. We all work hard for those happy endings."

Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who's too sweet

Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who's too sweet

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She's too nice. 

PHOTOS: Baby bobcat rescued in Chips Fire

The Sacramento Bee says the kitten was only a few weeks old when she was found in August by fire crews who battled a 75,000-acre fire in the Plumas National Forest.

The bobcat, which had burned paws, would follow the crew and nuzzle their boots. Named Chips, she was taken to the Sierra Wildlife Rescue in Placerville last month.

Give A Holiday Gift: Open Your Heart to a Pug

Give A Holiday Gift: Open Your Heart to a Pug

SACRAMENTO,CA--With the holidays comes an incredible need, one that is not seen by most, but when discovered hard to ignore.

Cuddly, warm- hearted, peppy Pugs of all ages are left homeless in a season when animals are not top priority.

Some are abandoned, others surrendered only to be left at a shelter or area pound where their lives are often cut short due to overcrowding.  

Pug Rescue of Sacramento is a non-profit organization dedicated to making sure that doesn’t happen. PRO’s is comprised of Bay Area and Sacramento volunteers prepared to mobilize when needed, but during the winter months their numbers are few. That’s why PRO’s is asking for the community’s help to lend a hand and save a warm-hearted, loyal Pug in need of a loving home.

Celebrate Holiday Magic at the Sacramento Zoo

Celebrate Holiday Magic at the Sacramento Zoo

Watch as the animals open their holiday gifts and meet Blizzard the Snow Leopard!

WHAT’S HAPPENING: The holidays are here and it’s time to enjoy the season!  Bundle up the family for Holiday Magic at the Sacramento Zoo on Saturday, December 8th. Throughout the day, special gifts will be delivered to the animals. See them pounce, tear and stomp into their one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.