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At the Sacramento SPCA: Tink

Tink is a lovely cat that’s been hanging out at the Sacramento SPCA since September. S

he has a beautiful “tuxedo” coat and loves the attention of the staff and volunteers. Very friendly and sweet, she enjoys chasing a laser light. Tink lived with other cats and older children in her previous household.

She is litter trained, vaccinated and has a microchip. If you are 65 years or older, the SSPCA will waive Tink’s adoption fee since she is over 5 years old. Her regular adoption fee is $45. Information: sspca.org

Pets

How safe is your pet when riding in the car? Here's what you should know

Lindsey Wolko had just adopted a new dog. She had crates in her car for her other dogs, but no way to secure Maggie, so she stopped at her local pet retailer to purchase a safety harness for her. A couple of months later, when she had to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident, Maggie, wearing her harness, was badly injured.

Travel

The wilder side of Carmel

With an eye toward catching a California sunset, we arranged a dinner reservation on the early side one evening last spring. Our table overlooked a vineyard, 3 acres of pinot noir.

Videos

Tour Folsom Button Up Boutique with owner Robin Bernardoni

Button Up Boutique owner Robin Bernardoni wants to whet Bee readers' appetite for her retail brand as she prepares to open one of her stores in midtown Sacramento, so she gave The Bee's Cathie Anderson a tour of her Folsom store.
Cathie Anderson The Sacramento Bee
Tour Folsom Button Up Boutique with owner Robin Bernardoni 3:04

Tour Folsom Button Up Boutique with owner Robin Bernardoni

What's inside Petaluma Seed Bank 1:06

What's inside Petaluma Seed Bank

No ark? Animals menaced by flooding find a warm place to ride out the storms 1:15

No ark? Animals menaced by flooding find a warm place to ride out the storms

Zoo animals can't resist frolicking in the snow 1:29

Zoo animals can't resist frolicking in the snow