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Teen rabbit breeder taking home national, local awards

Teen rabbit breeder taking home national, local awards

This week, she is showing some of them at the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock. “I wanted to originally get into 4-H because I wanted to show (animals),” she said. “So we got some breeding (rabbits). It's just progressed from there. ...

Fewer horses at fair due to lack of room

Fewer horses at fair due to lack of room

Fewer horses at fair due to lack of room
Modesto Bee
TURLOCK -- There won't be as many horses at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, but the problem is one of space, not health. Several rodeos and other events in the Western United States have been canceled in recent weeks because of an ...

Stanislaus County pre-fair horse events begin June 20

Stanislaus County pre-fair horse events begin June 20

TURLOCK - Trot on down to the Fairgrounds in Turlock to see some free and exciting four-legged events that precede opening day of the annual county fair.

The Stanislaus County Fair’s horse events begin Monday, June 20, and continue through Sunday, June 26 in the Fair’s FoodMaxx Arena. These pre-fair events are free.

“The pre-fair horse events are a much anticipated part of the Fair season,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair.

Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Baby gates are attached to the doorframes of the different offices at the SPCA.

“We all get to bring our dogs to work, which is really great,” SPCA Director of Public Relations Lesley Kirrene said. “It’s beneficial and it keeps you mellow, kinda keeps you down to earth … It’s a great place to work, it’s really a lot of fun.”

The SPCA is a local non-profit organization that took care of over 13,500 animals in 2010. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to the taking care of the animals, the SPCA holds different programs, organizes a spay and neuter clinic, places animals in homes and hosts multiple fundraising events throughout the year.

PHOTOS: Inside the SPCA

Kirrene’s job is to make sure the public knows about the SPCA’s different programs.

Stanislaus County Fair major exhibit deadline June 9

Stanislaus County Fair major exhibit deadline June 9

TURLOCK - Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of history at the Stanislaus County Fair since the last of this year’s exhibit deadlines is quickly approaching.           

The final exhibit entry form deadline for the 2011 Stanislaus County Fair is Thursday, June 9 by 5 p.m.

'1,000 Pound Challenge' planned for Turlock Animal Shelter May 7

'1,000 Pound Challenge' planned for Turlock Animal Shelter May 7

TURLOCK - Are you pet lover? Here's a way you can help those little furry companions who need homes and owners to love them. On Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Brooklyn's Bridge for Animals will host a "1,000 Pound Challenge," at Pet Extreme, 2480 Countryside Drive.

Whether it's dog or cat food, toys or treats, bring what you can to help reach the 1,000 pound goal! All donated items will be given to the Turlock Animal Shelter to help the pets in need.

For more information, call Pet Extreme at (209) 656-7085.

Dog walk raises much-needed funds for local shelter

Dog walk raises much-needed funds for local shelter

Dog walk raises much-needed funds for local shelter
The Turlock Journal
“Woof woof” sounded a lot like “cha-ching cha-ching” to the Turlock Animal Shelter on Sunday. The first ever Turlock's Paws for a Cause 5K Dog Walk fundraiser was a resounding success, generating more than $1700 for the shelter. ...