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Rescued Nevada City bear cubs returned to nature

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Two bear cubs rescued from a wildfire near Nevada City last summer were returned to the wild Thursday.

An environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was moving the hibernating pair to a den within 75 mniles of Nevada City, past Truckee, according to Tom Millham, spokesman for Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care. That den could be a hollowed-out tree or dog igloo where the cubs will continue to hibernate until spring.

RELATED STORY: California fish and game searches for suitable land for orphaned cubs

Open Letter to My Dog

Open Letter to My Dog

Momservation: The first ingredient in Humble Pie is cleaning up someone else’s poop.

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In the ongoing effort to change my perspective to a positive one, become grateful for the little things, and not waste energy hanging onto anger and disappointment I have turned to an expert in these matters.

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.


Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who's too sweet

Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who's too sweet

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She's too nice. 

PHOTOS: Baby bobcat rescued in Chips Fire

The Sacramento Bee says the kitten was only a few weeks old when she was found in August by fire crews who battled a 75,000-acre fire in the Plumas National Forest.

The bobcat, which had burned paws, would follow the crew and nuzzle their boots. Named Chips, she was taken to the Sierra Wildlife Rescue in Placerville last month.

Greyhound missing in El Dorado Hills

Greyhound missing in El Dorado Hills

A miniature (Italian) Greyhound is missing. He was spotted on Friday in El Dorado Hills, specifically the Ridgeview neighborhood. He was seen in the hills just above Via Travsio Lane.

His name is Cairo. He is a male. Cairo is wearing a red and black plaid coat. He weighs about 15 lbs and looks just like a regular greyhound, only much smaller in size. He is primarily grey/seal with a white chest and white legs. He is microchipped.

Cairo is a very skittish dog. He will not poke his head out much until he absolutely can't take it anymore. He is far more likely to be wandering around neighborhoods close to the hills and more of a rural setting.

If you see this dog, please, please, please, immediately call.916.538.8350 or 916.337.5720.

 Bless you for taking the time to read and help.

Source: Cindy Walden, City of Folsom Animal Services and Cairo's owners

Holiday Lights at Folsom Zoo Continues through Dec. 23

Holiday Lights at Folsom Zoo Continues through Dec. 23

Wild Nights & Holiday Lights at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary runs every evening from 5 to 8 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 23.  See the animals night-time activity while enjoying thousands of beautiful holiday lights strung throughout the Zoo Sanctuary and an enchanted forest of 50 trees.  And, there's more fun for the entire family!  Holiday carolers, rides on a miniature train, Santa and the Zoo's own Santa Paws.  www.folsomzoofriends.org


Give A Holiday Gift: Open Your Heart to a Pug

Give A Holiday Gift: Open Your Heart to a Pug

SACRAMENTO,CA--With the holidays comes an incredible need, one that is not seen by most, but when discovered hard to ignore.

Cuddly, warm- hearted, peppy Pugs of all ages are left homeless in a season when animals are not top priority.

Some are abandoned, others surrendered only to be left at a shelter or area pound where their lives are often cut short due to overcrowding.  

Pug Rescue of Sacramento is a non-profit organization dedicated to making sure that doesn’t happen. PRO’s is comprised of Bay Area and Sacramento volunteers prepared to mobilize when needed, but during the winter months their numbers are few. That’s why PRO’s is asking for the community’s help to lend a hand and save a warm-hearted, loyal Pug in need of a loving home.