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Dog lovers defend pit bulls as breed

SACRAMENTO, CA - A pit bull attack that left a woman in Stockton dead Thursday has re-ignited a debate about the breed: Is their reputation for violence deserved?

STORY: Woman killed in apparent pit bull attack in Stockton ID'd

Owners of American Staffordshire Terriers competing at Cal Expo's Sacramento Kennel Club Dog Show will tell you their dogs are often mistaken by the public for pit bulls, so they're intimately aware of the public scorn for pit bulls.

That's especially true for Richard Chatigny. After years of raising Amstaffs and other dogs, he and his wife adopted a pit bull named Sadie.

"She's the calmest. She's the most obedient. She's the most accepting of anybody and everybody. She's a great ambassador," Chatigny said of Sadie.

** LOCAL SPECIAL NEEDS KITTY NEEDS YOUR HELP! ***

This is one of Kits & Kats Rescue special needs kitty Lila. She is very sweet, 9 months old and needs surgery immediately to alleviate the severe pain she is in. Her knee caps are inverted, causing severe pain & deformity to her hips and legs.She has medial patella luxations, bilateral and severe,  with bowing of both the tibia/fibula and deformation of the bones of the hock as well.

 Basically, her kneecaps are pulled off to the inside and the tendon cannot stretch enough to allow normal bone growth.  It has gotten worse as she has gotten older and the tendon has been pulled tighter and tighter.   She was probably born with the patella luxation problem and it has gotten worse as her bones lengthened with growth , it has caused the rest of the bones to grow crooked.

Celebrate “Something on a Stick Day” at Denio’s: 4th Annual Corn Dog Eating Contest, Wiener Dog Race

Celebrate “Something on a Stick Day” at Denio’s: 4th Annual Corn Dog Eating Contest, Wiener Dog Race

Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market & Swap Meet will be celebrating “Something on a Stick Day” by hosting its 4th Annual Corn Dog Eating Contest on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Also included in the celebration will be a fun day of wiener dog festivities organized by Roseville & Lincoln’s Long Lovers Dachshund group.

“Something on a Stick Day,” which is officially celebrated on March 28th will be celebrated at Denio’s a few days early by inviting the entire community to come watch and even participate if they’d like in a competition in which the winner will leave with the coveted Corndog Trophy and a Grand prize of $200 cash. Second prize winner will walk away with $100 cash and the 3rd place winner $50 cash. The hungriest contestant is the one that can eat the most corn dogs as possible during the four minute matchup.

Eagle being treated for lead poisoning

ROSEVILLE, CA - A golden eagle suffering from lead poisoning is being nursed back to health.

It was found on the ground in Colusa County near East Park Reservoir. A local wildlife rehab group brought the eagle into the Bird and Pet Clinic in Roseville this week with levels of lead that were off-the-chart. A big concern was whether the bird would survive and recover from the lead poisoning.

The eagle is paralyzed and can't use her feet or her talons; it'll take a month before the eagle may be able to stand. She also has some paralysis of her tongue. The eagle also has kidney problems.

But, after nearly a week at the clinic, the eagle has a good appetite again and is being treated with medicine twice a day.

"It's a waiting game now," veterinarian Vicki Joseph said. "We don't know if it's permanent damage. That's the unfortunate thing."

RRUFF - Dog's Day Out Valentine's Party - Saturday, February 16 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

RRUFF - Dog's Day Out Valentine's Party - Saturday, February 16 from  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

You are invited to RRUFF's First Annual Valentine's Day Party! -  "Dog's Day Out" from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the RRUFF Dog Park inside Johnson-Springview Park, 5480 5th St. in Rocklin .

If you love your pooch and want to celebrate Valentine's Day, this is your chance to shower him or her with love and attention - There will be doggie & people treats,  a photo booth,  doggie games, prizes, and a special kissing booth that will be  whatever you want it to be -smooch your pooch, smooch another pooch, have your pooch smooch you!  

If you haven't been to the new RRUFF Dog Park in Rocklin yet, this is the time to visit.  The weather is going to be beautiful!   There is a brand new concrete pathway in the large dog area; lots of benches; separate areas for small & large dogs; and an enclosed Special Needs Area.