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This Friday is the first day of Spring and as the weather begins to warm, there are certain tips that every family with a pet should know about.

The Director of Marketing for the Humane Society of Tuolumne County, Casie Jachetta, was KVML’s Wednesday Newsmaker of the Day.

"The first thing that we need to watch out for are foxtails" said Jachetta. "They are beginning to sprout and will dry out. Foxtails are a common weed in the motherlode that could get caught in your pet’s skin or ears and lead to a rather large vet bill. Foxtails can be avoided by keeping your property weed free."

Jachettaa also reminds residents to have fresh water available to your pet everyday. Nights can still be cold enough where water can freeze over and the days are warm enough where your pet will need to remain hydrated.

Also, this is the season where a pet over six months old should be spayed or neutered. The Humane Society does offer a spay/neuter voucher program for families with low income.

The Humane Society is funded by private donations and public fundraisers. The next fundraiser that will benefit the Spay/Neuter Voucher Program, will take place on Sunday March 22nd at the Elks Lodge from 10:30am through 1pm.

The ‘Bone Appeti’t Spring Champagne Brunch’ will include a high scale menu including several breakfast items, mimosa’s, a boutique and vendor area for shopping and services and live entertainment with vocalist, Kerry Tweedy and Pianist, Krista White

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Thrift Store in East Sonora or the shelter in Jamestown (984-5489), Tickets will also be sold at the door for $22.

The Newsmaker of the Day can be heard each weekday morning at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47 on AM-1450 KVML.

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