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Pets

Fresno Bully Rescue: Pinta

IN THE December 15 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


Pinta, a classic American Pitbull Terrier and fawn beauty, first came to Fresno Bully Rescue when a local rescue unfortunately had to close its doors. We quickly learned that Pinta was exceptionally big- and small-dog friendly, and that she had an intense love of tennis balls. This rowdy love of tennis balls worked in her favor when she became the focus of trainer Stephanie Meadows’ attention.

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by Sandra Murphy


Daphne Templeton is a professional pet sitter and baker of tasty treats for pets in Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania. It’s almost time for the annual Bark the Halls Ball where people and pets mingle, snack, and dance. The news of the day is the return of a classmate, Celeste (CeeCee) French who has made it big with her company, French’s Poodles and More, a chain of pet care facilities, with a line of food and doggie clothing.

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by Stephanie Cameron


For the month of December, I have decided to mix things up a bit, and while we will still be sharing a special story about two very special boys, this month the boys featured are not Rattie Ratz Rescue alumni. Instead, we have two boys who were lucky enough to find a great human mom who spoils them rotten.

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by Lupe Gore


It was early 2013, and inside the shelter was a very scared white cat who was only one year old. He felt so abandoned and was so fearful, that he was pulling the fur out of his tail, yet he was very loving whenever humans paid attention to him. Feral Paws Rescue stepped in and saved him from certain death, as he wouldn’t be deemed adoptable with his self-destruction.

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by Sandra Murphy


Change comes to everyone, welcome or not. For librarian Charlie Harris, two changes are one too many. Gerry Albritton is his new neighbor. She’s a very friendly woman, the kind who drops innuendo into conversation and her hand on an arm or shoulder while she talks. She seems to have plenty of money and isn’t shy about spending it.

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Valley Animal Center: Chloe

IN THE December 8 ISSUE

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Back in 2004, when Valley Animal Center (VAC) was known as the California Feline Foundation, a Siamese kitten named Chloe thought she found her forever home. But in 2018, the family that had adopted Chloe, surrendered her to the CCSPCA because she was “too old” for them. Last month, Valley Animal Center rescued Chloe from the CCSPCA. She is now waiting for her true forever home at VAC.

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Diamond Sees Love

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
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by Lee Juslin



Diamond, at eight years old, found herself in the very busy, noisy, and crowded New York City Animal Shelter when her elderly owner became sick and could no longer care for her.

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by Harvie Schreiber



Whenever I ask people about fostering kittens for The Cat House on the Kings, one of the more common excuses I hear is the fear of making emotional attachments to those furry little fluffballs and then having to give them up. I used to think that way, too, and it kept me from fostering for years until one fateful day ten years ago.

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Riley is Ready for a Forever Home

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
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by Lee Juslin



Riley, at about a year and a half, was adopted from a Westie Rescue in 2008. He had a happy home with a single woman and was well cared for.

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Rattie Ratz: Charlotte Rose & Ms. Peachy Bob

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Alyssa Nader


When people are not familiar with Rattie Ratz, or the idea of a rat rescue in general, some of the first questions they always ask are, “How do these rats come to you? Why would a rat need to be adopted?”

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by Sandra Murphy


Jaine Austen (no relation) is a well-known writer. Well, she wrote that slogan for the Toiletmasters Plumbers. Everybody knows that one. Christmas is slow for writers so she and neighbor Lance are house sitting for one of his shoe buying customers. The house is a mansion, full of antiques and baubles like Ming vases and Fabergé eggs. It is also off limits for pets.

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Chester is a sweet, seven-year-old male Terrier mix. He was taken in by Fresno Humane as a stray earlier this year, and didn’t come to Valley Animal Center until February. He adores the staff, but is ready to go to his forever home.
Our staff describes Chester as being very shy and calm. Since he is a bit older, he likes to spend most of his time lying in his comfy bed without much interference.

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Thanksgiving Kathi Daley-Style

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets
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by Kathleen Costa


Thanksgiving is a delightful holiday gathering family and friends together to enjoy turkey, mash potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and…Murder? Kathi Daley has penned two entertaining mysteries set during this holiday, and although she has readers engaged in a mystery often with some peril, she highlights family, two-legged and four-legged friends, and the joy of gathering together. Oh, yeah, always with recipes as a delicious bonus.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Thai

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
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by Lupe Gore


I have been volunteering at Feral Paws Rescue for a few years, and I have an area where cats are housed that I, personally, take care of. One day in mid-June of this year, I noticed a new addition to my area, a beautiful large chocolate-point Siamese.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Diane Kelly


There are no immediate baby plans in the future for ambitious young Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz, as she is determined that nothing will come in her way of becoming a detective as soon as possible. A baby does soon take over her professional life though, a result of the Texas Safe Haven Statute of 1999 declaring that infants can legally be left in designated safe places.

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by Sandra Murphy


Kay Powell is a theatrical agent to the stars, at least to the wannabes. Well, it’s hard to tell sometimes, just how much they want to be stars. They’re all animals. Take for instance, Barney. He’s a parrot and replacing the late Babs on a show about a medical examiner when zombies roam the city. One of Barney’s best lines is, “Can’t kill a zombie!”

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