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Lodi High Key Club Gives AFC Homeless Dogs a Spa Day!

Lodi High Key Club Gives AFC Homeless Dogs a Spa Day!

Giovanni, President of the Key Club, contacted AFC with the idea for the Key Club to volunteer at AFC.They came with seven volunteers and spent several hours helping out.

They started off their morning walking the homeless pups at the Animal Friends Connection Sanctuary. After walking the dogs 2 1/2 miles, they jumped into providing a spa day! They bathed, blow dried, brushed and snuggled! One volunteer, Elia, gave 12 dogs a bath! She is coming back to volunteer again!



Volunteer Dog Walkers needed daily at 10:00 am for Walk N Wag (no Weds). Walking the sanctuary pups makes a HUGE difference in their happiness, calmness, helps with leash skills and socialization. Not to mention all the love you receive in return and the health benefits! My doc is always saying to get in more exercise. This is a great motivator! Not only do you get healthy but think of all the great karma your earning at the same time. Your time and love is a precious gift to these pups!

Animal Friends Connection in Lodi Saves Lives!

Animal Friends Connection Humane Society is a 501C3 nonprofit primarily a non-sheltered humane society.  Our Mission is to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of animals through public education and pet adoptions. 

"Not Just and Adoption -  A Perfect Match"

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.

Snuggles Project at the Stanislaus County Library

Snuggles Project at the Stanislaus County Library

Help make Snuggles, small security blankets for shelter animals, Feb. 1 through April 30. Blankets can be made by sewing, crocheting, knitting, or tying fabric and can be dropped off at any Stanislaus County Library branch.

To launch the Snuggles Project, the Waterford Library will hold a special Snuggles Project Day on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 12 to 3 p.m. where participants can make Snuggles at the library; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own sewing or knitting materials.

Please help the Stanislaus County Library bring warmth and security to animals at the Thomas W. Mayfield Regional Animal services Center through a Snuggles donation. For more information, including sizes and materials, contact your local Stanislaus County Library branch or visit www.stanislauslibrary.org.

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Sacramento pug rescue group is reaching out to animal lovers in hopes of providing a much needed surgery for one of their precious pugs.  

Eight year-old Mija (Mee-ha) is a playful pug who loves to snuggle. She was rescued by PugSavers, a Northern California pug rescue group, after her owner, who loved her dearly couldn't afford special care for her diabetes. Mija's foster family has been taking great care of her until she finds her forever home, but recently her condition has worsened causing blindness in both of her eyes. 

It has been recommended by a specialist that both of Mija's eyes be removed to help with her diabetes and alleviate what has now become a painful condition.