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Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Zoo fans and community members that were unable to participate in this year’s sold out “Zoo After Dark” programs are being given one last chance to enjoy Micke Grove Zoo after dark this summer. “S’more Zoo” is a one-time campfire themed program set to occur at Micke Grove Zoo on Saturday, August 23 from 7:00-9:00PM. Participants must purchase tickets online before Friday, August 22 at www.mgzoo.com in order to join in on the evening fun.

Reptilian Romp at the Keyes Library

Reptilian Romp at the Keyes Library

 “Python Ron” McGee brings members of the reptile kingdom to the Keyes Library on Thursday, June 12 at 11 a.m. During this special library visit, live reptiles will be showcased and children will have the opportunity to learn about different reptilian species. Children are also invited to stay after the performance to make science-themed crafts, including a model of the human lung!

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call the Keyes Library at 664-8006. Reptilian Romp

Golden Valley Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Golden Valley Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Golden Valley Kennel Club will be holding their annual Dog Shows in Confirmation, Obedience and Ralley on Friday ,November 22th and Saturday November 23th from 8:30 A.M. to approx. 4:00 P.M.

Located at the Stanislaus County Fair Grounds, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock, Calif.

For additional information go to www.goldenvalleykc.org or Call: 209-484-1610.

Source: Golden Valley Kennel Club

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.

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.