Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00 am
The city of Lodi’s animal shelter was busy this year, as nearly 1,400 stray cats and dogs were brought in by residents and nearly 300 were caught by animal control officers.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:00 am
After receiving extra funding from the federal government, the Lodi City Council awarded grant money for the first time on Wednesday to a local community college’s small business development program, which already has a track record in Lodi.
Stephanie Ward, left, and Dan Crownover discuss feral cats on Friday, May 17, 2013. They are both volunteers for Cats of All Colors, a nonprofit organization that catches, neuters and releases feral cats.
Dan Crownover, of Cats of All Colors, shows how a cat trap works in his Lodi home on Friday, May 17, 2013. Cats of All Colors is a local nonprofit group that catches, neuters and releases feral cats.
Dan Crownover, of Cats of All Colors, pets his cat, Miele, on Friday, May 17, 2013. Miele is a feral cat he trapped, neutered and released at his workplace but eventually adopted.
Miele, a formerly feral cat, has a clipped ear to signify to cat trappers that it has already been trapped, neutered and released.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:00 am
Dan Crownover made a habit of feeding the cats that wandered around Epic Plastics on Turner Road — with his superiors' permission — before and after each eight-hour shift he worked. It's a 5-acre property, with lots of pipe storage and a car part junkyard next door. That makes for plenty of nooks and crannies for feral cats to find shelter.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 am
Even fire stations with crumbling walls, rotten roofs and black mold don’t run cheap. One Lodi fire station has been sold for conversion to an engineering firm for $375,000.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 am
The Lodi Animal Shelter has been named the best shelter in San Joaquin County, according to a recent countywide study. In 2012, the shelter had the lowest euthanasia rates and highest adoption rates of any other shelter in the county.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:00 am
Mayor Marylou Powers has a secret stash she keeps in her trunk. In the area where most store a spare tire or gym bag, the self-proclaimed animal lover keeps two cat traps, a collage of dog leashes and fresh water.
Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:00 am
With more than half a million dollars to dole out for community development, the Lodi City Council has a list of tricky decisions ahead.
Friday, December 7, 2012 11:12 am
News-Sentinel staff share their wish lists for Christmas.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 4:15 pm
The five dogs and two cats removed from the Galt home where a Sacramento County animal control officer was killed last week will not be adopted immediately.
Monday, July 30, 2012 1:02 pm
Ella is looking for her forever home. It’s unknown how long she’s been homeless, but she was picked up in a strip mall and brought to live at a shelter. She was very pregnant and had an untreated wound to her neck.
Monday, June 4, 2012 12:00 am
Have you heard that we are in the mist of the kitty season? Well, there are many out there who know this trend. The fact is that people with little or no experience are trapping animals and have no clue what impact they have on this city.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:00 am
The four steps leading to Lydia Gardner's front porch increasingly became a problem as the 90-year-old woman tried to carry her groceries up the stairs. One time she fell down them. Another time she strained her shoulder.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:00 am
I guess one could say March is bustin' out all over. The garden is certainly not waiting for June! Around here there are clumps of rich purple violets, daffodils in several shades of yellow, deep blue grape hyacinths, and snowflakes with the scalloped edges of their white blossoms dotted in green. The forsythias are bursting at the seams to show off their yellow blossoms, and in the neighborhood there are bright red flowering quince and trees in pink or white.
A feral cat that was recently trapped waits in a metal cage at
the Lodi Animal Shelter on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. The shelter has a
program for local wineries, farms and homes with acreage to adopt
feral cats like this to hunt for mice, gophers or other pests.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 12:00 am
Have a gopher, mouse or rat problem in your barn, at your winery
or on your farm? The Lodi Animal Shelter has an environmentally
friendly option for you — and it’s good for cats, too.
Monday, December 12, 2011 12:00 am
Poor, poor, Chuck the missing cat.
Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:00 am
This letter is in regards to the article on the front page dated
Aug. 10, “Trap and release program saves money, feline lives.”
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 9:05 am
Stephanie Ward is one of a half-dozen volunteers tackling the feral cat problem in Lodi.
This gray male cat on Rush Street in Lodi has been neutered as
indicated by his clipped ear, Stephanie Ward said Tuesday, Aug. 9,
2011. Ward and other volunteers have been working to gain control
of a large feral cat colony on Rush Street.
Stephanie Ward shows how she sets a trap to catch her target,
feral cats, on on Rush Street in Lodi on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.
A feral kitten cleans itself on Rush Street in Lodi on Tuesday,
Aug. 9, 2011. The feral cat colony in the Rush Street area is one
of the larger colonies Stephanie Ward and other volunteers are
working to gain control of.