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Dog shot by SWAT during search warrant execution

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento SWAT officers were forced to shoot a dog while executing a search warrant for narcotics at a home on the 1000 block of Los Robles Boulevard on Wednesday.

Officer Doug Morse of the Sacramento Police Department said the SWAT team was entering the home around 9:30 a.m. when the dog charged an officer.

Fearing for his safety, the officer shot the dog at least once, said Morse.

The dog was removed from the scene by Animal Control. Morse said it was alive, but did not provide any specific information on its condition.

According to Morse, a weapon, drugs and drug paraphernalia were all located in the home during the search.  Three adults and one infant were also in the home at the time of the incident. 

One of the adults was arrested at the scene, and Child Protective Services was called to the home to determine whether the infant was in any danger.

Fur, Fall, Fun! Front Street Animal Shelter Haunted Open House

Fur, Fall, Fun! Front Street Animal Shelter Haunted Open House

We’re going for a record adoption day!

Sacramento, CA – On Sunday, October 28, 2012, the City of Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter, located at 2127 Front Street, will open its doors for the 2nd Annual Haunted Open House from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. for a day full of Fur! Fall! and Fun! 


Tricks and Treats galore will be found at this event. The Front Street Animal Shelter invites guests to enjoy free hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, and popcorn.  In addition, Booker T’s Catering, Rubio’s, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Vic’s Ice Cream and Cupcake Craving will be serving samples of their tasty treats.

Keeping your dog safe in the summer heat

SACRAMENTO - As the temperatures continue to go up in the Valley, so do the number of animal cruelty complaints. 

Gina Knepp with the Sacramento City Animal Shelter on Front Street says they typically get 50 to 80 calls per summer from people who witness dogs being locked in hot cars, or being left out in backyards all day long with no shade or shelter.

Knepp says many of the complaints come from the parking lot at Arden Fair Mall, and some of the shopping centers along Broadway.

Many pet owners don't realize that they could be killing their dogs by leaving them inside their cars, and it can happen very quickly.  A car in the full sun is 20 degrees hotter on average inside than the actual temperature outside.  So if it's 80 degrees outside, it can shoot up to 100 plus degrees inside the car in just 30 minutes.

In some cases, animal control officers will break the windows of parked vehicles to rescue the animals.

So darn cute!

So darn cute!

And the "Kids Reading to Pets" Sweepstakes Contest Winner is...

And the "Kids Reading to Pets" Sweepstakes Contest Winner is...

Last month News10 My Neighborhood gave a shout out to our communities and ask you to send us a picture of a child reading to a pet. The pictures were then put into our photo gallery article and the names were submitted into our random drawing, where the winner was to receive a prize.

PHOTOS: Kids Reading to Pets

This contest was part of News10's Reading Connects campaign, which is our effort at improving the literacy rate in our area.

Research has shown that children's reading skills improve when they read to their pets, hence the inspiration for this contest.

The winner of our "Kids Reading to Pets" sweepstakes contest random drawing was Jill, who submitted a picture of her son, Devin, reading to his dog, Jake.

Devin was around a year old when the