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Jan Reale, NVADG volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Olyvia Simpson // November 27, 2018

Thousands of people have been displaced by the Camp Fire, and so have their pets. Hundreds of animals have been rescued from evacuation sites but many are still waiting to be reunited with their owners. “We...

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson // November 27, 2018

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport.

Hailey Barrera rushed to Sutter Court Yard after class to insure she could see the dogs at the Dogs and Donuts event on February 14, 2018. Photo credit: Kailah Cabiles

Photo of the day

Kailah Cabiles // February 18, 2018

Hailey Barrera rushed to Sutter Court Yard after class to insure she could see the dogs at the 'Dogs and Donuts' event on February 14, 2018.

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Students don’t need pets

Marrion Charissa Cruz // February 15, 2017

Adopting animals from a shelters is an extremely rewarding experience, until finding out that most Chico apartments don't allow animals.When I first looked into getting a dog, I considered adopting from...

Stewie, Australian Shepherd (6 years old) - Stewie is trained to detect human cancer at early stages. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Pooches Walk, Woof and Wag for a cause

Jae Siqueiros // September 14, 2016

Walk Woof Wag is an annual fundraising dog walk that raises money for Chico Animal Shelter's medical fund. On Saturday, pooches from all over the county banded together for this 3K/5K walk in hopes of...

Nicole Marlin and her dog, Rider, were on campus April 5 to raise awareness of the Stockdog Associations fundraiser. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Molly Sullivan // May 9, 2016

The Chico State Stockdog Association is holding a fundraiser. The association is a student organization based in the College of Agriculture that trains dogs in herding, agility and obedience. They are...

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Pets are the best therapy

Brittany Mcclintock // February 23, 2016

Dogs, and animals in general, bring this bundle of happiness that people just can’t deny. When you’re stressed which would you rather see, a litter of puppies or a baby? I bet it would be the...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Scoop the poop

Joseph Rogers // March 7, 2015

The fresh air is cool and crisp in the pre-dawn light. With the exception of the grounds keeping staff, the campus is silent and unpopulated. I enjoy the air on my early morning walk - when my nostrils...

Trading in kids for canines

Zachary Phillips // May 4, 2014

I've always disliked babies.They whine too much. They poop too much. They eat things they aren't supposed to. Don't even try carrying an intelligent conversation with them. Although my anti-baby stance...

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