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Heroic tree trimmer reunites treed cat with 5-year-old girl

Heroic tree trimmer reunites treed cat with 5-year-old girl

SACRAMENTO - A tree trimmer became a local hero Friday morning after rescuing a little girl's best friend from a 40-foot pine tree.

Little  Bella Cantori's cat Duchess had been missing for about five days when neighbor JoAnn Iverson and her husband were out on a walk Wednesday.

"We were walking by the condominium complex and a woman asked if we knew how to get a cat out of a tree because it had been up there for a week," said Iverson.

Iverson said she called the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, who directed her to Animal Control, who in turn directed her to the Sac Metro Fire Dept.

"The fire department came out Wednesday night and tried everything they could to get the cat," Iverson said.

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.

Pet of the Week- Rubio

Pet of the Week- Rubio

Are you looking for a friendly, affectionate boy to join your family? Rubio is your guy!

Food Trucks 4 Fido This Monday, Wednesday and Thursday!!

Food Trucks 4 Fido This Monday, Wednesday and Thursday!!

You won't want to miss it.

Food trucks, live music, dog grooming, dog treats and dog adoptions.

So, support our doggie friends by coming out:

*Monday from 5p-8p at 11549 Fair Oaks Blvs, Fair Oaks
*Wednesday from 5p-8p at Petsmart, 1738 Watt @ Arden Way and Watt Blvd
*Thursday from 5p-8p at 2127 Front Street, Downtown Sacramento.


UPCOMING: Wiener (Dog) Nationals - Sacramento Regionals

SACRAMENTO, CA - It's serious for these competitive canines but loads of laughs for their humans.

PHOTOS: 2012 and 2013 participants at Wienerschnitzel Wiener regionals and nationals!

The 18th Annual Wiener Nationals - Sacramento Regionals takes place this Sunday (March 24) at Sleep Train Arena. Registration, which is free, can be done online or at the arena, beginning 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Preliminaries continue all afternoon, with the finale set for halftime during the Sacramento Kings -  Philadelphia 76ers game, around 6 p.m.

Official rules