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Pet insurance can help owners save thousands on veterinarian costs

 

Pet insurance is helping owners to offset the costs of veterinary procedures that can sometimes reach into the thousands of dollars.

By Patricia Reynolds
Business Journal Writer
preynolds@cvbizjournal.com

As the heated political debate over healthcare continues to rage, a small but growing segment of Americans are obtaining health insurance for the non-human members of their families.

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Stockton's animal shelter exceeds expectations

Stockton's animal shelter exceeds expectations

12,000 animals are brought annually to the Stockton Animal Shelter. Today, nearly all are finding homes.

 

City of Tracy Hosts Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

City of Tracy Hosts Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tracy, Calif. – The City of Tracy will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Tracy Animal Shelter on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 4:00 -5:00 p.m. at 2375 Paradise Avenue. The community is invited to attend the celebration, and participate in tours following the ceremony.

“We are really excited to officially unveil the new Animal Shelter to the community,” stated Tracy PD Support Operations Manager, Lani Smith. “Our community has worked hard to bring this project to fruition, and ultimately our displaced pets will benefit from it.”

The 5,600 square-foot facility will replace the former Tracy Animal Shelter located at 370 Arbor Road in Tracy. The Tracy Animal Shelter provides adoption, licensing and investigation services to the community, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m.

Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!

Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!

San Joaquin County, CA – This March, Micke Grove Zoo is offering its first public Spring Zoo Camp experience for children ages 5 through 10. Campers will spring into fun as we use our imaginations and the plants and animals living in Micke Grove Zoo and Park to explore the different places animals call “home.” Whether it is a frosty mountain peak or the humid heat of a rainforest jungle, we’ll be questing after some of the most unique animal habitats in the world.

Campers will venture across the oak woodlands in search of squirrels, galls and forest surprises; dive into the world of inland water bodies springing to life with microscopic creatures; climb the ladder of the rainforest canopies; safari across the sands in search of life in the desert; and explore the mysteries of the deep dark ocean. No other local adventure could ever compare!

Prepare to get HalloWILD at Micke Grove Zoo!

Prepare to get HalloWILD at Micke Grove Zoo!

San Joaquin County, CA – From 10AM-3PM on Saturday, October 25 Micke Grove Zoo will be taken over by miniature ghosts, goblins, and Disney’s Frozen characters for its annual Halloween event, “HalloWILD.” Hosted by the Micke Grove Zoological Society, HalloWILD is a safe, family-friendly event including Halloween and animal themed games, crafts, trick-or-treat stations, and live animal presentations.

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

San Joaquin County, CA – As part of its efforts to conserve and protect earth’s resources, Micke Grove Zoo follows the action program of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” The Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists created a soil bed that is used to compost kitchen waste and two separate beds for growing produce. The kitchen waste includes leftover or unusable portions of animal diets created in the animal kitchen. The animal kitchen is where diets are prepared for all of the captive wildlife housed at the Micke Grove Zoo.

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Zoo fans and community members that were unable to participate in this year’s sold out “Zoo After Dark” programs are being given one last chance to enjoy Micke Grove Zoo after dark this summer. “S’more Zoo” is a one-time campfire themed program set to occur at Micke Grove Zoo on Saturday, August 23 from 7:00-9:00PM. Participants must purchase tickets online before Friday, August 22 at www.mgzoo.com in order to join in on the evening fun.