Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00 am
In her final weeks, as cancer sapped her strength, Pat Derby would gaze out the window at the elephants and other wild creatures that inhabit the sanctuary she founded in the golden hills of Calaveras County.
Friday, June 7, 2013 12:00 am
The Performing Animal Welfare Society’s black leopard, Alexander, has been moved from the Galt sanctuary into his new home at the ARK 2000 site in San Andreas.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:00 am
The 2013 Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence was awarded to Pat Derby posthumously and to the Galt-based Performing Animal Welfare Society, the sanctuary she co-founded, on Wednesday. Derby died in February after a long battle with cancer.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:00 am
A celebration of the life of Pat Derby, co-founder of the Performing Animals Welfare Society, will be held on March 29 at the Crest Theater, 1013 K St., Sacramento.
Pat Derby, founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, speaks to the Lodi Rotary Club in 2009. Derby died of cancer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:41 pm
Pat Derby, who founded the PAWS sanctuary for wild animals in the country outside Galt before adding two more sanctuaries, died Friday of throat cancer at her home in San Andreas. She was 69.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:00 am
The move of a trio of elephants from the Toronto Zoo to the Performing Animal Welfare Society may be delayed until spring,
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 am
For elephants to fly, you have to do more than load trunks on a plane.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:00 am
A Toronto resident has launched a public attack against the Galt-based Performing Animal Welfare Society, with hopes of thwarting plans to move three elephants from Canada to the San Andreas sanctuary.
Friday, April 27, 2012 12:00 am
The owner of the Galt-based Performing Animal Welfare Society says an African elephant is still welcome after killing the zookeeper who was preparing to move it from New Zealand.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:00 am
The three elephants being moved to the Performing Animal Welfare Society's sanctuary in San Andreas will travel from the Toronto Zoo aboard a private plane thanks to longtime animal activist Bob Barker. The announcement was made Friday.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:00 am
Celebrity Bob Barker phoned Performing Animal Welfare Society
Director Pat Derby on Saturday to inform her that he would foot the
bill to relocate three Toronto Zoo African elephants to ARK 2000 in
Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:00 am
Could World Series winning manager Tony La Russa be coming to
California to work with elephants at the Performing Animals Welfare
Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:00 am
San Andreas will soon have three new, gray, larger-than-life
residents to welcome to the neighborhood.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:59 am
A 12-acre grass fire damaged equipment and approached animals at
the Performing Animal Welfare Society’s sanctuary near Rancho Seco
on Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:00 am
More than a decade ago, a Galt-based animal sanctuary took up
the cause of several elephants owned by a circus family,
documenting alleged abuses and violations of federal laws.
Friday, September 11, 2009 10:00 pm
Months after the Carson and Barnes Circus left Lodi, People for
the Ethical Treatment of Animals still would like to see Lodi ban
the use of bullhooks, electric prods and other devices used to
inflict pain on elephants.
Pat Derby speaks at the Lodi Rotary Club about the Performing Animal Welfare Society on Thursday in Lodi. Derby co-founded PAWS with Ed Stewart. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Thursday, August 6, 2009 10:00 pm
Video clips of precious cargo being loaded onto an Air Force
C-17 transport aircraft flickered on a projector screen Thursday at
the Lodi Rotary Club. The cargo was not military Humvees or tanks,
but an African elephant named Maggie.
Friday, March 21, 2008 10:00 pm
Title: "Way Off the Road: Discovering the
Peculiar Charms of Small-Town America"
Sunday, January 20, 2008 10:00 pm
Without a lot of noise, much like the way they live life, Pat
and Neal Hayden will be retiring from the bait store business.
Friday, June 15, 2007 10:00 pm
Sunday, April 16, 2006 10:00 pm
When Abe Karajerjian applied for a permit to turn his backyard
into a retirement home for seven former show-business orangutans,
the neighbors howled in protest.
Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:00 pm
SAN ANDREAS - Winky, a 9,500-pound Asian elephant that was a
featured attraction for 36 years at the Sacramento Zoo, savors her
retirement with seven other elephants on a sprawling range in the
oak-studded hills of California's Gold Country.
Thursday, March 9, 2006 10:00 pm
Lodi's water purchase agreement
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