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Ground broken for city’s future animal shelter

While holding golden spaded shovels on April 26, city leaders and staff broke ground on Elk Grove’s $12.8 million animal shelter.

Located at Iron Rock and Union Park ways, in the vicinity of Grant Line Road and Highway 99, the 2.8-acre site will feature a 22,894-square-foot, single-story shelter.

Prior to the groundbreaking, Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly addressed a crowd of spectators, some of whom held small dogs.

“Today marks the start of a project we’ve all been (anticipating) for a while, a project that will serve our two-legged and four-legged residents,” he said.

Oakland Animal Services director resigns in frustration

OAKLAND — Oakland Animal Services director Rebecca Katz is resigning from her post mid-June because of her frustration with the city’s lack of support for the department, she said. “I gave it my best

Kitten season wish list

We are in the early days of kitten season — a time when shelters are overwhelmed by kittens needing new homes — and while this list comes from the folks at Humane Society Silicon Valley, it is valid f

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