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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.

Family Dog Hike - March 27

Pack up the kids and dogs...This trail is a true gem in El Dorado. 

Part of the Rails to Trails program, this route climbs very gently up from Placerville to near Camino.  Keith Atwater, past ARC board member & volunteer, will lead you up this trail that's about 6 miles round trip. Hikers can turn around at any point they choose. This hike is unique in that Keith is allowing dogs. He will give a brief talk on "dog etiquette" on the trail before you begin. All ages welcome, strollers ok.

Sunday, March 27th 1 pm - 4 pm (approx.)
Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Placerville area): 530-621-1224
Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Think your pet is cuter than this?

News10 viewer gcordova sent in a photo of cute little "Cisco".

Think your pet is cuter? Send us a photo and the name of your community to writer@news10.net and we'll feature your furry family member!

El Dorado Supervisor Nutting rescues kitten

El Dorado Supervisor Nutting is the ultimate cat hero, saving a cat who had been stuck in a tree for 4 days.  Read more...

Naughty puppy, bad kitty!

What's the most destruction your pet has ever caused? E-mail your response to now@news10.net and we'll add it to this story. If you have a photo of the damage, even better (except for you!).

Thanks in advance!

Sacramento police dogs raising money through calendar

SACRAMENTO, CA - Four-legged members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department have a new job -- they're furry calendar models.

Dogs from the department's K9 unit are featured in a 2011 calendar designed to raise funds for the nonprofit Sacramento Sheriff K9 Association.

A 3-year-old German shepherd named Ronin is Mr. June. He's shown posing dramatically with his handler on the bank of the American River as a sheriff's helicopter hovers overhead.

The money raised will help pay training  costs for working dogs and medical costs for retired animals.

The calendars are $20 and can be ordered on the Sacramento County Sheriff's K9 Association Website through their online store.