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Loss of Marzipan the Ostrich

Loss of Marzipan the Ostrich

The Sacramento Zoo is mourning the loss of Marzipan, the Zoo’s 21 year-old Ostrich. The morning of July 14th, the Zoo’s male Ostrich was pursuing the female ostriches around the exhibit in typical breeding behavior when Marzipan went to the ground (a normal sign of submission). Once the male was moved off exhibit, keepers noticed that Marzipan seemed unable to stand. Zoo veterinarians and staff were able to anesthetize her on exhibit and then move her to the veterinary hospital for examination. Radiographs revealed a severely comminuted (multiple small fragments) fractured leg bone that could not be repaired. The difficult decision was made to euthanize Marzipan. She was taken to UC Davis for a complete necropsy... Read More

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Shelters across the country are bracing themselves for the increase of stray animals that escape the safety of their homes in fear of fireworks.  While July 4th may be a time for BBQ’s, fireworks and homemade ice cream, it is less thrilling for the family pet. Loud booms and the smell of acrid smoke is often enough to instill panic in some animals, who will do anything to escape the noise and perceived threat.  Area pet lovers are encouraged to take some precautions in advance of the big day and the Front Street Animal Shelter is offering simple, easy and affordable solutions to keep our four legged friends safe. 

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

You’re invited! On Saturday June 28th from 1p.m.-4p.m.the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, is hosting an open house with Sacramento Animal Spay and Neuter (ASN). 

“Sacramento ASN is our new spay/neuter services partner occupying the spay/neuter facility here on the grounds of the Bradshaw Shelter. We invite the community to come out, tour the clinic, talk to staff, and register for some excellent prizes,” said Dave Dickinson, Director of the Bradshaw Shelter. 

Fostering for the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, CA

Fostering for the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, CA

What is Fostering?
Foster homes provide an alternative to the shelter’s kennel environment for animals in need of more time and attention.  Foster homes provide the environment, special attention and time that shelter staff cannot.

Why Foster?
Many dogs and cats cannot go directly into the shelter’s adoption building due to health, behavioral issues or age.  Young kittens and puppies need foster care until they are 8 weeks old at which time they can be legally adopted.  Sick or injured animals need foster care until they are well enough for adoption.  In some cases, a foster home is needed to help an animal transition from the stress of having been abandoned at a shelter.

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Zoo is Saddened by the Loss of Eastern Bongo

Zoo is Saddened by the Loss of Eastern Bongo

The Sacramento Zoo is saddened by the death of the Eastern Bongo, “Victoria,” at 18 years-old. 
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Dog-Owner Responsibilities: Leashes and Clean Up!

Dog-Owner Responsibilities: Leashes and Clean Up!

Dog-owners: With all the outdoor opportunities, please remember to keep your dog on a leash. West Sacramento’s leash law (Municipal Code Section 6.16.020, Dogs on leashes) states, “No owner shall permit his or her dog to be in any residential, commercial or industrial area, other than on private property where the dog is maintained by or on behalf of its owner, unless the dog is restrained by a leash not exceeding eight feet in length... Read More

Shelter Manager Jumps Out of Plane for Front Street Animals

Shelter Manager Jumps Out of Plane for Front Street Animals

Gina Knepp is the Front Street Animal Shelter manager.  She wants to show the world that every buck can go a mile by jumping out of a plane this Saturday, April 26. It's not easy to save lives but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.

Click HERE to learn more and join in helping save animals lives.