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Welcome to Shelter Life at the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

We began as the Oakland SPCA in 1874. Today, the East Bay SPCA includes two animal shelters and three clinics in our community.

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Spa day for Duke.

You didn't misread that. It's SPA day, not SPAY day. And besides, Duke's a boy. Who would have thought that spending time in an animal shelter was like going up to the spas in Sonoma?















What a cutie, just out of the hot springs (our bathing tub), waiting for the next step in his beauty routine.

Duke the Pug was transferred into our facility from one on the animal control facilities with which we partner. Even though the homeless dog population in our community continues to decline, dogs still become homeless, even purebred ones. And while a lot of adopters seek out dogs like Duke -- cute, trendy, small -- he wasn't ready to go in a new home right away. He has a weight problem that needed to be evaluated, and also had a growth on his eye that needed to be checked.

But our biggest concern is that Duke did not like his feet touched. On closer examination, it was very clear why not:


That has got to hurt. The nails on the other three paws were equally as overgrown. Duke the Pug was in serious need of a serious manicure.










Duke got the full treatment this past week. Got scrubbed and buffed, got his nails trimmed, his eye looked at and a weight loss plan established. Duke is ready for adoption now.

Despite his gruff expression below (that's just a Pug for you!), he is looking forward to his new home. He wasn't adopted this weekend, so you can come see him on Wednesday in Tri-Valley.

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