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Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Sacramento pug rescue group is reaching out to animal lovers in hopes of providing a much needed surgery for one of their precious pugs.  

Eight year-old Mija (Mee-ha) is a playful pug who loves to snuggle. She was rescued by PugSavers, a Northern California pug rescue group, after her owner, who loved her dearly couldn't afford special care for her diabetes. Mija's foster family has been taking great care of her until she finds her forever home, but recently her condition has worsened causing blindness in both of her eyes. 

It has been recommended by a specialist that both of Mija's eyes be removed to help with her diabetes and alleviate what has now become a painful condition.

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New dog digs nearing completion

New dog digs nearing completion

New dog digs nearing completion
Manteca Bulletin
By DENNIS WYATT Manteca's $2.1 million dog house is on target for completion in time for the dog days of September. It is part of a multi-phase city project to address severe ...
 

County, city consider joint animal shelter

County, city consider joint animal shelter

County, city consider joint animal shelter
Tracy Press
by Jon Mendelson / Tracy Press In the eyes of Ben Miller, supervisor for Tracy's animal control services, the need for a new animal shelter is obvious. “Our facility is old, it's aging, it's a poor location, it's difficult to find, and it's too small. ...

Animal volunteer pleads for precious Pomeranian's return

Animal volunteer pleads for precious Pomeranian's return

A true animal lover at heart, Stella Corso spends much of her time volunteering and providing a safe home for desperate animals in Tracy. On Thursday, she was forced to shift her attention to one of her own.

Stella volunteers at a local pet store, cleans cages, takes in stray cats and is a spay/nueter advocate in her community. Her family calls her a Dr. Doolittle of sorts with 4 cats and 3 dogs at home. Her animals bring joy to her life which made Thursday's discovery devastating.

Stella's playful Pomeranian, Roxy suddenly went missing on Central between Mt. Diablo and Mt. Oso Avenue in Tracy. Small and fluffy, Roxy is not a young pup and has a bad hip, causing additional concern for Stella about her furry friend's safety. Roxy was wearing tags, but Stella fears someone may want to keep her as a pet.

Keeping 4-legged friends safe from fireworks

Keeping 4-legged friends safe from fireworks

Keeping four-legged friends safe from fireworks
Tracy Press
by TP staff Many Tracy residents will show their patriotic colors this Independence Day as they celebrate with “safe and sane” fireworks legally for the first time. But not everyone enjoys the rockets' red glare and thunderous booms. ...
 

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.