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Placer County spurred to put more bite in dog leash laws

A North Auburn great-grandmother’s dog-attack horror story is spurring Placer County officials to look at a revamp of current leash laws. Delta Wilson-Ricky, 76, saw her poodle ...

Secret cockfighting alive and unwell in Placer County

The report came in as suspicious activity inside a barn on uninhabited, farm property at the southwestern tip of Placer County, including the excited crowing of what sounded like d ...

Good dog, hard choice: Downturn puts pressure on Placer County pet owners

Economic hard times have put the squeeze on many pet owners. And while the idea of paying off a four-figure bill for a pet procedure or even putting food in the dog dish when a do ...

Animal shelter has free cat adoptions

Cat adoption rebates have been extended through November at the Placer County Animal Shelter in Auburn. Adopt an adult cat one year or older from the Placer County Animal Shelter a ...

Dog attack victim, 91, describes bloody fight for life with 80-pound pit-bull cross

His hand thickly bandaged, 91-year-old Ken Heffren described Tuesday how he fought off a vicious dog attack in his backyard. Heffren, a feisty World War II veteran and retired tel ...