Mike Winters

Placer County Animal Shelter offers variety of services

A Placer County agency sees 250 animals every month and offers a variety of services to them and the community, but not everyone feels its efforts are enough. The Placer County A ...

Auburn woman on mission for leash law after poodle’s death

An Auburn woman’s weekend was turned upside down when her poodle, Lucky, was killed after a pitbull attacked it outside a county park. Auburn resident Delta Wilson-Ricky, 76, s ...

Community steps up to free dog

An Auburn man’s wish to retrieve his “stolen” dog was granted by generous Auburn area residents this week. After reading a letter to the editor submitted by Chris Gidcumb in ...

49 Fire survivor: Burned, blinded cat purrs for lost owners

The unnamed cat’s paws are red and raw from walking on red-hot embers. Her eyes are singed and closed, their corneas both badly burned. Smoke filled her lungs and she had to be p ...

49 Fire takes toll on pets

Pets – from dogs and cats to birds and tortoises – are part of the pain surrounding the 49 Fire. Many died in the fire, others were injured and many have been taken to the Plac ...