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Temporary Emergency Homeless Shelter Opens In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Guided by a court ruling, a homeless task force, a public health officer’s declaration of a health emergency, and the fast approach of winter, Mariposa County has opened a temporary homeless shelter. On Friday, Nov. 2, Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency began operating the temporary four-week emergency shelter for homeless individuals in the community. “The Darrah ...

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Animal Faire Nets Thousands For EMC SPCA Shelter

OAKHURST — Scores of happy people and their pets filled Oakhurst Community Park for the 20th annual Animal Faire and Tails on Trails fundraising event hosted by the Eastern Madera County SPCA on Sunday, Sept. 7. EMC SPCA President Sharon Fitzgerald says the net income from the event is $4,000 and that’s great, because the new shelter building is nearing ...

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Help Clear The Shelters This Saturday With $25 Adoptions

By Karen Bauer —  COUNTY — Looking for that perfect four-legged addition to your family? Want unconditional love from someone who is always excited to greet you at the door?  We can recommend a small cuddle-bun for your lap, or maybe a big (slightly!) slobbery lug you can take on long walks. Friends of Madera Animal Shelter (FMAS) is participating ...

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EMC SPCA Fall Raffle: Cards For Critters

OAKHURST — The EMC SPCA has a question: are  you feeling lucky? Hope so, because the time has come for their infamous Cards For Critters raffle to help equip the shelter. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and they’re available at The Cats Meow or at any EMCSPCA event. The organization will even mail them to you, provided ...

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Pets And People Come Together In A Time Of Need

OAKHURST– The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) has opened emergency animal shelters for small companion animals co-located with Red Cross shelters. Some larger animals are being sheltered at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds while others are at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. “The first fire we did here was in 2013, called the Carstens Fire and we had about 70 to ...

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