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Pets

Valley Animal Center: JoJo

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

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by Vanessa Villanueva


JoJo is a playful, year-and-a-half old cat. A couple of months ago, she came to Valley Animal Center from Valley Oak SPCA and has been waiting patiently for a forever home ever since. She is adored by our staff because of her outgoing nature.

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A Service Dog Named Stubby

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

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by Diana Hockley


This week we have an interesting interview with Carla King, whose life was changed by a service dog named Stubby.

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by Lee Juslin


Panda enjoys playing tug with other dogs and loves toys, especially squeaky toys. Panda’s foster mom is working on her training including walking calmly on a leash.

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by Jackie Dale



The July heat has been brutal and unrelenting. Cat House cats are kept cool with fans and misters. The cats, of course, have the option to go into the air conditioned house, but many prefer to be outside.

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Alley Cat Rescue

IN THE July 28 ISSUE

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by Diana Hockley


We are always on the lookout for animal rescues to feature because what they do is so important. This week we are talking with Brianna Grant from Alley Cat Rescue in Maryland.

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by Lupe Gore


It was late summer in 2017 when Feral Paws Rescue was asked to pull some cats and kittens from the CCSPCA in Fresno. They brought a mother and her two kittens back to the Rescue, along with others whose lives needed to be saved.

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Rattie Ratz Rescue: Raven

IN THE July 21 ISSUE

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by Alyssa Nader


For the past few years, I have been bringing my rats to work. People know me as the rat lady and know that I work with Rattie Ratz to help find Bay Area ratties homes. I was traveling abroad a few weeks ago for a business trip and got an incredible message from my coworker, Kharisma.

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by Sandra Murphy



Annie Carson is a Western horsewoman, unfamiliar with dressage except to wonder, “What’s the point?” She’s pulled into the dressage world to help sell a stable of horses her boyfriend, Max, inherited.

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by Lee Juslin


When Benny’s owners died, the family turned him in to a shelter. At seven, Benny, a Scottie, Cairn, Boston mix, was calm and well socialized, so the shelter thought it would be no problem getting him adopted.

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Valley Animal Center: Jean Grey

IN THE July 14 ISSUE

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Jean Grey is a sweet one-year-old Pit Bull Terrier. A few months ago, she came to Valley Animal Center from Fresno Humane Animal Services and has been waiting patiently for a forever home ever since. She is adored by our staff because of her friendly nature.

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by Sandra Murphy



It’s springtime in Connecticut and that means dog shows. Melanie Travis, husband Sam, sons Davey and Kev, and Aunt Peg are regulars on the circuit as Davey tries for the last points needed to finish Augie’s championship.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Recently I met Shannon Escobedo and her two therapy dogs, Doxie and Fozzy, at the Reedley Library. She now brings them to the Library on Saturday’s to have the kids read to them.

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by Kathleen Costa



Along with her tack shop filled with all things for the avid horse person, Pepper Kane hopes to venture into the hospitality realm by opening a guest ranch, a B, B&B to be exact—bed, barn, & breakfast.

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by Lee Juslin


At less than two years old, Chloe has already had some tough times. Turned into Sunshine State Westie Rescue with a group of Westies, it was found that Chloe has Westie Jaw and so is unable to eat on her own.

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