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Dog rescued from 40-foot shaft near Columbia College

A dog was back with his family Sunday night after being rescued from a 40-foot shaft, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department said. The Sheriff’s department’s Search and Rescue Team, with the help of the Columbia College Fire Department, rescued the dog, named Jack, from the bottom of the shaft.

Pets

At the SPCA: Rascal

Rascal is a loving and affectionate girl that would love to curl up on your lap or spend the afternoon playing with toys.

Pets

What’s with all your weird licking, dogs?

We humans love our dogs, and they’ve been our companions for thousands of years. But despite that age-old relationship, there are still things dogs do that make us scratch our heads and say, “Hmm.” Let’s take a look at some of those behaviors to discover the secrets that lie behind them.

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At the SPCA: Lola needs a home

Lola, a 12-year-old Australian cattle dog/shepherd mix, is a wonderful companion with a good energy! Sweet and calm, she would love to spend her golden years in a quiet home, taking her daily walk. She knows sit and stay and is quite the charmer. She also knows “speak,” which is adorable! She likes other dogs but prefers not to share her space with a cat. She is also kennel trained at the shelter and has lived with kids. She is a gem.

Pets

Tips on maintaining your dog's health

Becoming a dog owner is a lifelong commitment, and you want to make sure you and your pooch live a long, healthy, happy life together. Mary Burch, the American Kennel Club's canine good citizen director and a certified applied animal behaviorist, offers the following tips on how to keep your pup healthy and happy.

Videos

UC Davis team effort helps keep Sacramento Zoo flamingos' health in the pink

The annual roundup of flamingos at the Sacramento Zoo on Thursday, March 16, 2017, allowed a team of UC Davis veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students to examine and treat the big birds, perhaps the best-known residents of the zoo. They flapped and squawked but ultimately took their medicine.
Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
UC Davis team effort helps keep Sacramento Zoo flamingos' health in the pink 1:24

UC Davis team effort helps keep Sacramento Zoo flamingos' health in the pink

Annual flamingo roundup helps confirm health of Sacramento Zoo favorites 0:51

Annual flamingo roundup helps confirm health of Sacramento Zoo favorites

Quinn lost a leg to cancer, then adopted a 3-legged dog from Front Street shelter 1:42

Quinn lost a leg to cancer, then adopted a 3-legged dog from Front Street shelter

San Francisco firefighters rescue dog who tumbled off cliff 0:25

San Francisco firefighters rescue dog who tumbled off cliff