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After A Rocky Night, Sadie Inspires A New Breed Of Compassion

COARSEGOLD – You never know how far a little kindness will go. It started with a simple post on Mountain Swap and turned into something bigger than anyone could have imagined. Not long before dark on Wednesday, Jan. 21, business owners down at Coarsegold Village were shocked and saddened to find a badly injured dog tucked into a planter that ...

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Tree Climber Rescues Linus The Cat

MARIPOSA COUNTY – When Patrick called yesterday to tell us the story of his cat Linus, who had been stuck up a tree for over five days, we wanted to help and immediately posted the sad saga, hoping someone would be able to rescue the yellow Tabby from a very tall tree. As soon as the story went up, Patrick’s ...

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Oakmont Loves Its Dogs

The little community where we live is not a retirement village; it’s an “over 55 community for active adults.” The folks here also love their dogs and are all to be found walking them at all hours. So a dog fun day was a natural, and I was asked to photograph it for the newspaper and web site. And no, ...

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Animal Faire And Tails On Trails Sunday

OAKHURST – Put your paws together for the upcoming Animal Faire at Oakhurst Community Park on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exciting four-legged action is brought to you and your pooch by the Eastern Madera County (EMC) SPCA for the 16th year, and also by Bubbles, the 2014 canine mascot for the Faire. A one-mile ...

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Happy National Dog Day

OAKHURST – August 26 is recognized by many as National Dog Day, though, as anyone who has a four-legged best friend will tell you, every day is dog day around some places. National Dog Day, aka International Dog Day and National Dog Appreciation Day, is celebrated annually and “serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs ...

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Animal Disaster Team Deployed To Junction Fire

COARSEGOLD – The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) has been deployed with the Red Cross for evacuations due to the Junction Fire. The small animal shelter has been set up at the Coarsegold Community Center. The CCADT team has prepared temporary pet housing for evacuating families with small pets. Updates will follow with any changes. There are currently 35 ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training with Sally

Yesterday I read about the Rattlesnake Avoidance Training on Sierra News Online and had been wanting to take Sally to this type of training, so this morning we met Kelly with Kellen Rescue at Mountain Christian Center to take the class. In addition to Sally, two other dogs participated. The training teaches your dog to avoid the sight, sounds and ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training For Dogs

OAKHURST – It’s never too late to teach your faithful companion about some of our most venomous hillside inhabitants. Luckily, Kellen Rescue offers a one-day Rattlesnake Avoidance Training on Saturday, July 12 and another one-day class on Saturday, July 26. The classes start at 9 a.m. and the length of time the program takes each day varies.The class on July ...

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Volunteers Needed For Pet Food Bank

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply’s non-profit pet food bank will have its first food distribution Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Proof of need, proof of current vaccinations and proof of spay/neuter is required, although food will be distributed on this first go-round with just proof of need*.

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Low-Cost Pet Clinic In North Fork

NORTH FORK – On Saturday, June 28, the EMC SPCA will once again host a low-cost pet vaccination clinic in North Fork. Pet owners can bring their furry friends to Best Friends Pet Grooming, 33017 Road 222 in downtown North Fork between 8 a.m. to noon. All dogs must be on leash, and cats must be in secure carriers. No ...

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