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Jogger bit by unknown dog in West Sacramento

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - The Animal Services Section of the Yolo County Sheriff's Office hopes the public can help with a dog bite case.

According to a news release issued by the sheriff's department, a jogger on the 3500 block of Bridge Lake Drive in West Sacramento on Oct. 6 was bitten by a dog on a leash. The time was about 11 a.m. The woman walking the dog assured the jogger her dog was inoculated against rabies but the jogger didn't obtain any other information about the dog or woman to confirm that. Now the victim may have to undergo a series of post-exposure rabies prevention vaccinations.

The dog was described as of medium size, short-haired and mostly black with some reddish markings. The dog was on a red leash.

The woman walking the dog was described as white, around 50 years old, with long, light brown hair down to the middle of her back. She wore a white t-shirt, black spandex shorts and very large glasses, according to the jogger.

Yolo County Animal Services Seeks Home for Illuminating Kitty

Yolo County Animal Services Seeks Home for Illuminating Kitty

The Yolo County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Section, is searching for that special someone for "Ember", also known as Yolo County Animal Services Shelter ID number A110442.  "Ember" was found stranded atop a utility pole on Chaparral Way in West Sacramento.  Neighbors had seen this cat on top of the pole for days and were distraught by his plight but absolutely helpless to do anything.  Then along came Evan Cliff with PG&E to the rescue!  Evan cleared out his large tool belt and climbed up the utility pole very carefully, all the while wincing inside knowing this cat was within mere inches of being electrocuted or seconds away from jumping. When he got to the top he carefully picked up this scared feline, held him to his chest, then gently placed him in his tool belt for the climb down.  Miraculously this rescue went off without a hitch! 

Hot August Nights special cat adoption rate ends this Saturday

Hot August Nights special cat adoption rate ends this Saturday

The Yolo County Sheriff's Department, Animal Services Section, would like to remind all cat lovers our Hot August Night special for cats and kittens is ending soon and we still have very cute kittens and wonderful loving cats in need of homes. Our special pricing will end Labor Day weekend at the Animal Shelter at 4pm Saturday September 1, 2012.  There will be an additional opportunity on Sunday from 11am to 4 pm at Pet Extreme in Woodland at 2091 Bronze Star Drive.  Please give a shelter cat or kitten a new beginning and give yourself special companion searching for a forever home. It is a winning combination! 

The promotional pricing during this event for cats and kittens is $50.00 for one and $75.00 for two.  The fee includes the cost of spay or neuter, testing for FELV/FIV for cats or FELV for kittens, rabies vaccines if over 12 weeks, and FVRCP vaccine and microchip!

He Does It For Love

He Does It For Love

Sacramento -- When Angel Perez's girlfriend needed homes for her two 12-week-old kittens, he gallantly offered to help -- not realizing how much energy baby kittens generate. KoKo, with white paws, and her sister, Fluffy, really need new homes and soon! If there's room in your life for a kitten, then don't wait and call Kate.

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