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Animal Care & Adoption Center Breaks Ground Soon

AHWAHNEE – With groundbreaking on their new facility just around the corner, the Eastern Madera County SPCA is gearing up to get busy on the new Animal Care and Adoption Center. The EMC SPCA has been working to get a low cost spay/neuter adoption facility in Eastern Madera County for more than 20 years, according to EMC SPCA board member ...

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Update On Nikki And Indiana Jones

NORTH FORK — So many of our readers have been responding to the story of Nikki Johnson and her horse Indy, we wanted to update you on what’s going on with them. In an attempt to get back home, Indy ran away again from her temporary home, just down the road from the Johnsons.

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Nikki Johnson's Essay About Her Horse Indy

When Nikki Johnson’s parents told her that her rescue horse Indy couldn’t stay with them anymore, she was devastated. Nikki’s teacher encouraged her to write an essay about this very difficult situation, and Nikki wants to share it with everyone else. Here is her story.

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A Girl And Her Horse And The Rule Of Law

NORTH FORK — When Nikki Johnson brought home her new best friend, retired race horse Indiana Jones, she had no idea that it would spark such controversy in the neighborhood. The community of Cascadel Woods has been embroiled in a bit of an upset since “Indy” came to live at the home of Russ and Sandy Johnson. Their 11-year old ...

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How To Spay/Neuter Feral Cats In The Mountain Area

First – a feral cat is one that CANNOT be handled. If you can touch, pet or cuddle the cat, they are not feral. The SPCA has funds for spaying or neutering feral cats. This is to help reduce the population of feral cats in neighborhoods & create a healthier cat colony. If you have feral cats (we have 10 ...

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Supervisors Say "No" To Cat Licenses

Madera County residents will not have to license their cats or be required to have them vaccinated for rabies. That is the outcome of the unanimous vote today by the Madera County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting. The fees for licensing cats had already been approved in County Ordinance 634 in April of 2010. However, there was no ...

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Why You Should Adopt From A Rescue Organization

Sure, it’s probably savvy advice to use caution when you buy a used car because you may be purchasing someone else’s problems. But adopting a dog or cat from a rescue organization isn’t nearly the same thing. So, if you have that view of pet adoption I am hoping to reduce your concerns, dispel two myths and open your eyes ...

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Taking Your Pet On Vacation?

Think about your pet before you decide to bring him along on vacation. Ask yourself this – what is really best for your pet? Riding in the car with you only to get dropped off at a strange unknown place? Or staying home and being left in familiar place? I sat down with local dog trainer and owner of MySham ...

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EMC SPCA Adoption Facility About To Become Reality

AHWAHNEE – Plans for a new low cost spay/neuter adoption facility here in the mountain area are now on the fast track. The application for a conditional use permit was submitted to the Madera County Resource Management Agency (RMA) by the Eastern Madera County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (EMC SPCA) on June 11. The proposed building ...

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