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Calling Kids & Canines… Midtown Business Association to Present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Calling Kids & Canines… Midtown Business Association to Present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Plans are afoot for the Midtown Business Association (MBA) to present the crowd-favorite Midtown Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marshall Park (915 27th Street).  Sponsored by the Sutter District – with restaurants that include BarWest, Blue Cue, Café Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s Midtown & Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar – and the Food Literacy Center, the canine-friendly event is highlighted by the much-anticipated “pooch parade” scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. that day. Four-legged friends will strut by while competing in an entertaining costume contest that will include playful prizes for the winning pooches.

Meet Charlie, the Great Horned Owl

Meet Charlie, the Great Horned Owl

Charlie the Great Horned OwlCharlie the Great Horned Owl is the newest Animal Ambassador to the Zoo and the latest resident to the Interpretive Center. Charlie was a wild owl who found himself at the Abilene Zoo rehabilitation program. During his examination he was found to be in full health and able to go back into the wild. On release day, when the crate doors opened, all of the other Great Horned Owls flew off, but Charlie stayed right where he was. At that time it was recognized that he preferred people and was well suited for a zoo. From there Charlie found a home at the Sacramento Zoo.

It is estimated that Charlie was born in 2014. Since his arrival at the Zoo in March zookeepers have been helping him become comfortable in his role as an Animal Ambassador and education animal. ... Read More

Abby & Ringo, Six-banded Armadillos

Abby & Ringo, Six-banded Armadillos

Abby and Ringo are two very energetic Six-banded Armadillos. One of their favorite activities is running around the Reptile House Lawn with groups of children sprinting behind them. While on excursions around the lawn they have a talent for finding all of the mud puddles and showing off how fast they can dig while looking for worms. When taking a break from running around they often cuddle together with Abby sleeping on her back and Ringo using Abby’s stomach as a pillow... Read More

REGISTER NOW: Doggy Dash 2015 this Saturday at William Land Park

REGISTER NOW: Doggy Dash 2015 this Saturday at William Land Park

The Doggy Dash is the greatest event in Northern California for pets and their people. You, your dog(s), and thousands of other dedicated animal lovers will start the day with a leisurely 2k walk through William Land Park. Then, it’s back to the starting line to take in the festivities waiting for you in the park — including a talent show and Ruff Mutter!

Celebrity ZooMobile Visit to Valley Oaks Elementary

Celebrity ZooMobile Visit to Valley Oaks Elementary

Students Meeting a Six-banded Armadillo"It's extremely important for educators and community members to seize opportunities to teach young people about their environment and making good choices, all the while showing the connection between how those choices affect the living things that reside on our planet.  The ZooMobile experience spoke directly to the positive roles living organisms play in their environment, and how their absence could have negative effects on mankind. ... Read More

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10


Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park this Sunday, March 29th, at Rusch Park Citrus Heights

Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park this Sunday, March 29th, at Rusch Park Citrus Heights

Every year Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club (rescue) puts on an annual event called "Dog'gone Good Fun Day at the Park". It's open to the public and we invite all spayed/neutered, mixed bred dogs and purebreds to come and play in the park and have a "dog'gone good fun day in the park".  The event is Sunday, March 29th at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights.  

Obedience, rally and canine good citizenship tests are in the morning with raffles and doggie diva costume contests at lunch around noon.  There are food concessions and raffles...you can even buy your doggies a new collar or costume, if you didn't bring one with you.  Ladies have been busy baking and will offer "feel good food" for sale.