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Wiener Nationals Dog Race at the Power Balance Pavilion!

Wiener Nationals Dog Race at the Power Balance Pavilion!

What: It’s not your typical dog and pony show – Sacramento’s finest dachshunds will dash to the finish line at the Power Balance Pavilion for the 16th Annual Wiener Nationals – Sacramento Regionals. They are competing to be crowned Sacramento’s “Top Dog.” Only one will go from “wiener to winner,” scoring $250 and a trip to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, CA, for the 2012 Wiener National Finals!

When: Saturday, March 31
             Check-in: 1:30 p.m.
             Prelims: 2:00 p.m.
             Final race: 7:00 p.m. (During halftime at Sacramento Kings vs. New Jersey Nets Game)

Enjoying the warm weather with my pig in south Natomas

Enjoying the warm weather with my pig in south Natomas

My pig bacon and I took advantage of the warm weather today by sunbathing in the front yard.

Sacramento City Animal Shelter launches campaign to save lives

SACRAMENTO - Utilizing a combination of dedication, innovation, and a never-say-never approach, the Sacramento City Animal Shelter on Front St. has set out on a campaign to save the lives of thousands of animals.

"We like to call it the 'Let Live Campaign'," says acting shelter manager Gina Knepp. "We don't like to use the term 'No Kill' because there's such a misconception out there of what No Kill really means."

Generally defined, a No Kill shelter does not refer to a location that never euthanizes an animal, but rather one that euthanizes if an animal is too sick or too aggressive to be adopted, and never as a means of population control.

"Euthanization means merciful killing," explain Knepp. "I understand putting down an animal that's so sick they can't get up to eat. What I'm not okay with is putting an animal down because nobody has adopted it yet."

VIDEO: Dining dogs display perfect table manners

A YouTube video of two dogs demonstrating their best table manners while dining at a busy restaurant is going viral.

Watch the video below to see how these proper pups eat with a knife and fork at the table:


Do you recognize this Natomas dog?

Do you recognize this Natomas dog?

'Natomas Buzz' Tweeted:

Dog found near Homecoming Apts/Safeway @5pm. Yellow eyes, red collar, no tags. Animal Control picked up.

Hawaii Petco sued for alleged dog mutilations

KANEOHE, HI - Two Hawaiian women have filed a lawsuit against a Petco store in Kaneohe for separate alleged incidents of dog mutilations on the part of the chain's groomers.

According to the HawaiiNewsNow.com, Gladys Kupuwai and Estelle Green say their dogs suffered injuries during grooming at the pet store.

Kupuwai claimed she dropped off her granddaughter's dog, Dodo, for a bit of primping, but when she picked up the pooch, she noticed the groomers had taken a little too much off the top.

"[She] was dried, bloody, was dry blood, everything," Kapuwai told HawaiiNewsnow.com. "I noticed that at home, so when I took her to the vet, the doctor had told me it looked like they tried to glue it back."

Green claims her dog also suffered at the hands of over exuberant clippers, returning home with bloody nails and piece of its tail missing.