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Update On EMC SPCA Animal Shelter

From the Eastern Madera County SPCA’s Pet Scoop Animal Shelter Progress – Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) has been working for many years to fulfill its dream of building a no-kill animal shelter. That dream is close to becoming a reality. Over the past couple of years, SPCA members have worked closely with its architect Alan Hendry, and Madera ...

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Amazing Adoptables Available Now

OAKHURST – Looking for someone warm to curl up with at night? These five fabulous, sometimes drooling four-leggers are dogs currently in the foster care system with Kellen Rescue. Kellen is a nonprofit no-kill dog and cat rescue, rehabilitation and placement organization whose mission is to partner loving life-time homes with the animals in their foster care network.

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Oakminster Dog Show Returns To The Park

Submitted by Judi Hussain OAKHURST – Calling all dogs! It’s your day to shine on Sunday, Apr. 27, at Oakhurst Community Park. There’s something for every dog at the second annual “Oakminster” Dog Show, with all pooches—mixed breed and purebred—welcome. Owners are okay, too, if they’re well-behaved. Prizes to be awarded include “Best in Show.” The fundraiser, sponsored by Oakhurst ...

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Fun New Way To Support EMC SPCA

AHWAHNEE — The Eastern Madera County (EMC) SPCA has announced a fun new way to help build a local animal shelter while you treat your furry friend to a tail-wagging treat. Cat and dog treat manufacturer Cloud Star All Natural Pet Products, whose motto is “wag more bark less,” says they will give the EMC SPCA $1 for every proof ...

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Sheriff's Office Mourns Passing Of K9 Zak

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff John Anderson is saddened to announce the passing of Madera County’s top drug sniffing canine, K9 Zak. K9 Zak worked nearly a decade before his passing, earning the reputation as top drug sniffing canine among local, state and even federal officials. Bred in England, this highly trained Springer Spaniel came to the United States in 2003.

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"Spay-ghetti" Dinner Supports EMC SPCA

OAKHURST — The Eastern Madera County (EMC) SPCA invites the community to attend a special evening meal where you can fill feed your tummy and do some good at the same time. Set for the Oakhurst Community Center on Friday, Oct. 25, volunteers are putting together a “Spay-ghetti Dinner.” The fun goes from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and cost for ...

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Free Spay/Neuter Available To Foothills Pets

Submitted by Eastern Madera County EMC SPCA President Sharon Fitzgerald EASTERN MADERA COUNTY — Friends of Madera Animal Shelter (FMAS) announced it has recently received a grant from the Red and Nancy Arnold Foundation for $1.5 million. The money is allocated to benefit the residents of Madera County by providing FREE spay and neuter surgeries for their dogs and cats. ...

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Tails On Trails Animal Faire This Sunday

OAKHURST — The Eastern Madera County SPCA invites four-legged doggy friends accompanied by their humans of all ages to attend the 15th annual Animal Faire on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The tail-wagging event is happening at the Oakhurst Community Park.

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Dear Coco

The following is a Letter to the Editor. Photographs were supplied by the author. Alicia, 24, is a student, artist and photographer and the mother of 9-month-old Hope. She is engaged to Crane Valley Hotshots crew member Omar Arce. At about 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, my fiancé Omar and I heard a light knocking on our front door. “Tap ...

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No Bad Dogs, Just Untrained

OAKHURST – It’s soft, cute and cuddly. It smells amazing. You got it from a box in front of a supermarket, or at a shelter, a pet shop or breeder. It’s a little puppy, sweet as an infant and you are thrilled beyond belief. That is, until you realize your new puppy, the one with the razor sharp teeth, has ...

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