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Consumer Update: Is Your Dog Or Cat Overweight?

Your 8-year-old chocolate lab is putting on weight, and you know she should probably lose a pound or two. But when she looks at you pleadingly with those big brown eyes, how can you resist handing out just one more treat? It’s not easy. But it may be important. “Just as obesity has become a serious problem in people, it’s ...

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Half-Off Adoption Fees At Madera County Animal Shelter

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Animal Shelter wants to unite you with a forever friend by making it easier and cheaper to adopt. Now through Feb. 23, they are offering a Sweetheart Special on all dogs six months and older. Just $50 covers your adoption fee, vaccines, worming, microchip and spay or neuter fees. For lovers of Pitbulls, the ...

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Friends Of Madera Animal Shelter

Submitted by Deborah Hall — OAKHURST — Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst is proud to host a presentation by Velvet Rhoads, the President of Friends of Madera Animal Shelter on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant. The meeting is open to the public.  Interested people are encouraged to find answers to their questions about the animal shelter in Madera, ...

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Hot Weather Headed Our Way

OAKHURST — We’ve all enjoyed the recent bout of cooler weather, and now we need to prepare for the real deal as temperatures hit three digits before long. While the National Weather Service in Hanford forecasts that the foothills on Saturday, June 18 will hit a high near 84 degrees, and a low around 50, by Sunday, June 19, the temps are expected to ...

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Oakminster 2016: Show Off Your Dog!

OAKHURST – Friends of the furred, take note: it’s time to register your canines — of any sort — for the fourth annual Oakminster Dog Show. It’s sponsored every year by Sierra Lions Club to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA). This year the Oakminster Dog Show is set for for 9 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 24 at Oakhurst Community ...

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Love At First Sight: Gail Hawksworth’s Gentle Giants

OAKHURST – They’ve been the subject of at least one sonnet, and the gift to kings. Yet, common questions about the creature include, “where’s the saddle,” and “how much does it poop,” along with “do you use a shovel?” Throughout her time loving and owning Irish Wolfhounds, Gail Hawksworth has heard it all, and has continued to help people separate ...

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Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

OAKHURST – Pet owners know that vet bills can quickly skyrocket when a four-legged friend gets sick, and even regular pet care costs can get a little spendy. Luckily there’s help for that right around the corner. One way to protect your pets’ health is by bringing them to the low cost vaccine clinic for dogs and cats at Steve’s ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training For Dogs

OAKHURST – Kellen Rescue is sponsoring Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for your dogs on Saturday, July 11, in Oakhurst. Although rattlesnakes are out and about, they rarely bite unless they feel threatened or provoked. Our dogs can be naturally curious with rattlesnakes, resulting in disastrous and costly consequences but there is training available to your dog that help them avoid rattlesnakes. ...

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Captain Makes It Home After Two Weeks In The Forest

MOUNTAIN AREA – “He’s a bit quiet, sleeping very well on the bed and getting into the routine of being home,” says Anica Martinez, speaking of her returned pup, Captain. “So far he has been able to hold down food so we’re focusing on fattening him up. I think he’s a bit upset with Sasha as she’s ready to play ...

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Oh Captain, Where Are You?

UPDATE – June 5, 2 p.m.: Captain has been found! Just before noon on Friday, June 5, the errant Heeler was spotted in the vicinity of Calvin Crest and Sugar Pine, heading up a dirt road. Faithful volunteers were able to corral him long enough for his humans to be contacted in Madera. The Martinez family is overjoyed and taking ...

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