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Dozens of new wildlife corridors identified for African mammals

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a cost-effective combination of interviews with local residents and a land conversion dataset for East Africa, they found an additional 23 corridors over those previously identified by Tanzanian government reports.

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A Veterinarian's drive for horse care in the Dakotas

UC Davis veterinarian, Eric Davis, and his wife, Cindy, travel in an old bus to North and South Dakota every summer to treat horses on Native American Reservations. They take dozens of students with them, from universities across the country, to teach them about rural veterinary care... Read More

Horsing Around

Horsing Around

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Forget gold, horses really built this country! The pioneer economy was dependent on horses for industry, travel, communication, and often for their very lives. Meet ranchers, wagon makers, blacksmiths, and horseshoers galore, and our very own Pony Express rider, Warren Upson. Come see the horses of the modern Pony Express! Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information call (916) 448-0811

Why pandas are black and white

The scientists who uncovered why zebras have black-and-white stripes (to repel biting flies), took the coloration question to giant pandas in a study published this week in the journal Behavioral Ecology.

The study, a collaboration between the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Long Beach, determined that the giant panda’s distinct black-and-white markings have two functions: camouflage and communication.

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BIG Day of Giving May 5th - Won't you please help us save lives!

BIG Day of Giving ~ May 5

Will you partner with us on May 5 for the BIG Day of Giving online challenge?  We are hoping to raise funds and awareness for Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Rescue and other local nonprofits.

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10


Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park Tomorrow at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights

Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park Tomorrow at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights

Every year Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club (rescue) puts on an annual event called "Dog'gone Good Fun Day at the Park". It's open to the public and we invite all spayed/neutered, mixed bred dogs and purebreds to come and play in the park and have a "dog'gone good fun day in the park".  The event is Sunday, March 29th at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights.  

Obedience, rally and canine good citizenship tests are in the morning with raffles and doggie diva costume contests at lunch around noon.  There are food concessions and raffles...you can even buy your doggies a new collar or costume, if you didn't bring one with you.  Ladies have been busy baking and will offer "feel good food" for sale.