Friday, January 30, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Yolo animal shelter’s life-saving challenge enters home stretch

Hannah Hunter, 11, of Woodland sits with three Chihuahua puppies that were left in a box outside the Yolo County animal shelter. The shelter has saved nearly 500 animals' lives this summer. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

By
From page A16 | August 18, 2013 |

The Yolo County animal shelter has entered the home stretch in its quest to win a $100,000 prize for saving nearly 500 animals’ lives this summer.

To date, the shelter has saved 440 animals since June 1 through adoptions, rescues, transfers to foster care and reunions with owners as it participates in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K challenge with 49 other shelters across the United States.

“To meet and/or exceed the goal of 486 lives saved would put Yolo County Animal Services in a position to win a piece of the more than $600,000 in ASPCA prize grants, including a grand prize of $100,000,” said Vicky Fletcher, chief animal services officer.

Last year’s competing shelters saved more than 56,000 cats and dogs during the three-month contest, an increase of 14,376 during the same period in 2011, Fletcher said.

The shelter continues to offer reduced adoption fees during the month of August, with cats aged 6 months and younger available for $15 or two for $25, and $5 for cats 6 months and older. Cats and kittens that are all black or black and white are adoptable for $5 as well.

Dogs at the shelter are adoptable for $50, or just $25 for pit bull breeds and pit bull mixes. The reduced fees for both dogs and cats include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, testing for heartworm disease for dogs and feLV or FeLV/FIV testing for cats. Rabies vaccination and licensing is not included.

The animal shelter is located at 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

To follow the shelter’s progress in the ASPCA/Rachael Ray contest, visit www.yolocountysheriff.com and click on “Animal Services Section,” or visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/YCAS.Shelter.

For those unable to adopt a pet but would like to support the animals as they await a new home, the animal shelter has the following list of needed supplies:

* Liquid laundry detergent
* Bath-size towels, new or gently used
* Fleece blankets (lap size)
* Flea control — Advantage or Frontline of any size
* Natural Balance lamb or beef rolls for dogs — used for training programs
* Thunder Shirts of any size, which help comfort frightened animals
* Kong toys — medium and large for big breed dogs
* Jolly Balls — found at livestock stores
* “Donut” Beds for cats who love to snuggle despite the weather
* Ping-pong balls, furry mice toys or plastic balls with bells for cats
* Kuranda dog/cat beds, available at http://kuranda.com/donate
* Gift cards — Costco, OSH, Home Depot, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Pet Extreme or Pet Factory

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Suspected Ebola patient being treated at UCD Med Center

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A1

     
    Town hall focuses on Coordinated Care Initiative

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

    Schools give parents tools to help kids thrive

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Need a new best friend?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Stanford University to get $50 million to produce vaccines

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Two more cases of measles in Northern California in children

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Dartmouth bans hard liquor

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A2

     
    All voices welcome at sing-along Wednesday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Great Chefs Program will feature Mulvaney

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    Walkers head out three times weekly

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3Comments are off for this post

    Free tax preparation service begins Monday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    No bare bottoms, thanks to CommuniCare’s Diaper Drive

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Storyteller relies on nature as his subject on Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Still time to purchase tickets for DHS Cabaret

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    February science fun set at Explorit

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A6 | Gallery

     
    Take a photo tour of Cuba at Flyway Nights talk

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    See wigeons, curlews and meadowlarks at city wetlands

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    Time for bed … with Grandma

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    We’re grateful for bingo proceeds

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

     
    A ‘new deal’ for the WPA building

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

     
    Protect root zone to save trees

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Weigh quality of life, density

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Olive expert joins St. James event

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    .

    Sports

    UCD has another tough football schedule in 2015

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Gould’s influence felt mightily in recent Super Bowls

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    Mustangs hold off UCD women

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    UCD men set new school D-I era win record

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Sharks double up Ducks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    Sports briefs: Watney, Woods start slow at TPC Scottsdale

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

    Recall that first Aggie TV game, national title?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    ‘Song of the Sea’ is an enchanting fable

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    ‘Artist’s Connection’ launches on DCTV

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

     
    Gross’ paintings highlight a slice of Northern California

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

    February show at YoloArts’ Gallery 625 is ‘Food for Thought’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, January 30, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: A9