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Paws 4 Reading at Manteca library in June

Paws 4 Reading at Manteca library in June

MANTECA - On Saturdays, June 11, 18, 25, at 2 p.m., the Manteca Branch Library will host Paws 4 Reading. Therapy dogs will be available in the Library on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m.

Children are invited to bring a book or select one from the collection to read with one of the dogs. They can take turns reading one-on-one with a canine friend. Owners will assist as needed.Be sure to check in with your librarian to have a stamp on your summer reading passport for attending this program.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Paws for Friends, Therapy Dogs. The library is located at 320 West Center Street. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or visit the library's website.

Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Baby gates are attached to the doorframes of the different offices at the SPCA.

“We all get to bring our dogs to work, which is really great,” SPCA Director of Public Relations Lesley Kirrene said. “It’s beneficial and it keeps you mellow, kinda keeps you down to earth … It’s a great place to work, it’s really a lot of fun.”

The SPCA is a local non-profit organization that took care of over 13,500 animals in 2010. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to the taking care of the animals, the SPCA holds different programs, organizes a spay and neuter clinic, places animals in homes and hosts multiple fundraising events throughout the year.

PHOTOS: Inside the SPCA

Kirrene’s job is to make sure the public knows about the SPCA’s different programs.

Tracy police dogs to do double duty

Tracy police dogs to do double duty

Tracy police dogs to do double duty
Tracy Press
by Denise Ellen Rizzo / Tracy Press STOCKTON — The silence in an abandoned classroom is broken by the sound of a dog sniffing heavily, as Tracy police dog Cannon takes his turn searching for hidden drug evidence. The search was just one of several ...

Retired Manteca Police canine still charges like a champion

Retired Manteca Police canine still charges like a champion

Retired Manteca Police canine still charges like a champion

Manteca Bulletin

Twelve-year-old retired Manteca police canine “Spike” charged like a champion in Saturday's 41st Annual Manteca Police Canine competition, dragging a suspect from the passenger seat of a vehicle and out the driver's door in a matter of ...
 

'Cause for Paws' fundraiser to benefit Manteca Animal Services April 16

'Cause for Paws' fundraiser to benefit Manteca Animal Services April 16

MANTECA - Prestige Senior Living at Manteca welcomes to the community to "Cause for for the Paws," a canine fundraiser with contest, demonstrations, activities and food to benefit Manteca Animal Services, on Saturday, April 16. The event will take place at the facility located at 1130 Empire Avenue, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend and bring their four-legged best friends.

The fundraiser will feature a dog show with three classes: smallest, biggest and best dressed. Entries for the the contest are $5 per dog. Prestige will also be selling dog treats for $1, and there will be a variety of vendors offering products for everyone's beloved canines.

For those looking for a furry friend, Manteca Animal Services will coordinate onsite pet adoptions, and Prestige will also play host to a mobile dog groomer and pet-friendly barbeque.

Will city leaders push for death of killer pit bull?

Will city leaders push for death of killer pit bull?
Manteca Bulletin
Should the Manteca City Council seek the death of a pit bull that killed another dog? You can vote by going to www.mantecabulletin.com and scroll down to the question of the day. By Dennis Wyatt Manteca leaders are being asked to abate a nuisance ...

Pet owners cautioned against giving potassium iodide to animals

Pet owners cautioned against giving potassium iodide to animals

Pet owners anticipating the possible movement to the West Coast of radioactive material from Japan's damaged nuclear power plants should not give their dogs, cats or other pets potassium iodide tablets, cautions a UC Davis veterinary cancer researcher.

"At this point there is no risk to pets in California stemming from radiation released from the tragedy that continues to unfold in Japan," said Michael Kent, a faculty veterinarian who specializes in radiation cancer therapy.

He noted that UC Davis' William R.