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Turlock Firefighters Rescue Dog From Burning Car

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TURLOCK (CBS13) — Firefighters worked quickly to pull a dog out of a burning car in Turlock over the weekend.

The fire happened Sunday afternoon. Turlock Fire says their crews responded to a vehicle fire along the 1300 block of W. Main Street and were soon alerted that a dog was stuck in the car.

Crews attacked the flames and then started smashing out windows to try and get the dog.

As seen in dash camera video released by the fire department, a firefighter smashes out the driver’s side window and reaches inside. The little dog is then pulled out and handed off to safety.

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Police rescue dogs from Turlock homeless camp

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Eleven dogs were rescued from a homeless encampment in Turlock on Monday after they were found emaciated and living in their own excrement, according to the Turlock Police Department.

The 11 dogs were being kept by Amber Gehl in a minivan parked at a homeless encampment off Glenwood Avenue, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Parmley.

The Turlock Animal Shelter has taken custody of all the dogs and is in the process of getting them care and treatment.

Animal control officers were told of the dogs by employees at the nearby Travelodge, who had noticed them at the encampment.

As the animal control officers approached, they saw Gehl trying to hide the dogs, Parmley said.

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Stanislaus County family rescues fox cub stuck in gardening wire

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STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. — A Stanislaus County family stepped up Wednesday to help a fox in need.

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center shared some photos of an injured fox Wednesday. The family has been trying to save the fox cub for months after discovering it had become entangled in gardening wire.

Because the fox cub was growing, its body grew around the wire, wildlife officials said.

Thankfully, the family was finally able to capture the cub and take it to the wildlife center.

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Local animal shelter lowering ‘kill’ rate

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The Stanislaus Animal Services Agency (SASA) has made great strides to reducing the euthanization of pets that come into its shelter, its executive director told members of the Ceres City Council on Monday, but unwanted pets continue to be a problem.

Annette Patton delivered her annual report, which also contained mostly good news about declining euthanasia rates. The city Ceres is a member of the agency’s Joint Powers Authority (JPA), along with Stanislaus County and the cities of Hughson, Modesto, Waterford and Patterson. The cities of Turlock, Oakdale, Newman and Riverbank have their own animal control services.

“This report brings the highest live release rate in all of Stanislaus Animal Services history,” said Patton. “I’ve said that for four years straight now but it’s true.”

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March library events feature animals, both prehistoric and modern

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While Turlock Library will only be open for a couple of weeks in March before closing down for the start of renovations, there are still many activities for readers of all ages to participate in this month.

The Turlock Library Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. March 4. This month's selection is “The Husband's Secret,” by Liane Moriarty. Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

Children can come into the library between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. March 4 and read to a four-legged furry friend. This program gives children a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere in which to practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog for 15 minutes. No sign-ups necessary. First come, first served.

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Meet Dr. Kwane Stewart, ‘The Street Vet’ who treats homeless people’s pets across CA for free

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CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- For the last nine years, Dr. Kwane Stewart has spent his free time as a veterinarian treating pets on California's streets for free.

The 49-year-old drives around the state helping the animals of people experiencing homelessness, providing everything from flea treatments to vaccinations and more.

Before he eventually became known as "The Street Vet," Stewart ran an animal hospital and went on to be the county veterinarian for Stanislaus in Modesto, California, according to CCN. But when the financial crisis hit the U.S. in 2008, he was inspired to do more.

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A nature preserve park in California's Santa Clara County has been temporarily closed after a 6-year-old girl was bitten in the leg by what is believed to be a mountain lion on Sunday morning. The child's injuries were minor. An investigation has been launched to locate and confirm the identity of the animal, which is thought to be an adult male lion, park authorities confirmed.

The incident took place at the Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve near the city of Cupertino around 9:45 a.m. (local time) while the girl was on a walking trail with her family. Her father managed to scare away the animal, which reportedly weighed about 100 pounds, just after it bit the girl in the calf.

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California’s wandering wolf found dead

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California’s most restless wolf has been found dead, spurring a state investigation into her fate.

The body of young female gray wolf OR-54, called “a traveling maniac” by one expert, was discovered in Shasta County on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The state did not say whether she was killed or died naturally. It is the second wolf death in California, following the shooting of a young male wolf in rural Modoc County in December, 2, 2018.

The daughter of OR-7, the first gray wolf to cross into the state from Oregon in almost 90 years, she explored far beyond her father’s footsteps.

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Mountain Lion That Attacked Child In Lake Forest Park Killed

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Someone shot an endangered wolf in Northern California. Now, U.S. offers reward for killer

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Federal officials have issued a $2,500 reward for the unsolved 2018 killing of an endangered wolf in Modoc County, California’s first wolf poaching investigation since the predators returned to the state.

On Dec. 2, 2018, Oregon wildlife biologists notified California officials that a black-furred yearling male they’d labeled OR-59 had traveled from a pack in northeast Oregon and crossed the state line into Modoc County.

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