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Pets

by Jane Brown


Between the wildfires and the major hurricanes in Texas and Florida in just this last year, the photos on the news were enough to make you cry. Not only were lives lost in these disasters, but in many cases, there were pets that had to be left behind to fend for themselves in the floods, winds, and fires.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Rescuing a Senior

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


We hear it frequently, “I want to adopt a puppy, so it can grow up with us.” Puppies are cute and can be molded somewhat, but do have their own personalities. There are many solid reasons to consider an adult as a first choice when you’re ready to add a four-legged member to your family.

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Rattie Ratz: Glenn & Gene

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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by Samantha Hull


I have been a rat lover since I was seven years old, when my second grade class adopted two pet rats named Boo and Bambi. Long story short, by the third grade, both Boo and Bambi came to live with me permanently. I adore all pets, but there is something about rats that keeps me coming back for more.

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by Sandra Murphy



Mary Turner Catlin has asked the Ducote sisters, An’gel and Dickce, to visit her family home, now a B&B. This is their downtime when no guests are on hand. Mary Turner believes her house, like many Southern homes, is haunted, and she wants the sister’s advice. Unusual things happen now and again at the Ducote house. An’gel is sure there’s a good reason for them while Dickce is more inclined to believe in an invisible presence.

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by Joseph Riloquio


Walnut is an adorable six-year-old red merle Dachshund mix. He was rescued from our local CCSPCA and has been waiting patiently at Valley Animal Center for a few months now.

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Feral Paws: Thanksgiving

IN THE November 11 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


November means Thanksgiving is near, and that means a time to remember, a time to be grateful, and to give thanks. Thanksgiving Day usually means a time to be with family for a festive turkey dinner. I would like to share some Thanksgiving stories that are possible due in large part to the tireless work of Feral Paws Rescue.

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5 Tips for Dog Food Storage You Should Know

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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by Jane Brown


You have finally caved and gotten your kids the puppy they have been asking for, for months now. Of course, what your kids don’t realize is that there is a lot of care that goes into taking care of a pet. From making sure your pet visits the vet on a regular basis to ensuring that you store their food the right way to keep it fresh for them, taking care of a dog is a huge responsibility. Read on below for a few of the top tips for pet food storage you should know

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How To Keep A Home With Cats Clean And Tidy

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

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by staff



There is no doubt that people adore their pets and will oftentimes let them run freely throughout their home. No matter where a cat is kept, they will leave a mess, especially if they are not house-trained. If you have pets living in your home, you are probably continuously dealing with odors, hair, and dander.

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by Wendy Hunter


For some people who volunteer in the rescue world, taking care of dogs in their community is high priority. Since there are hundreds of organizations all over the country, many rescues prefer to stay close to home, getting dogs adopted out locally. A noble cause indeed. But at Animal Rescue of Fresno (ARF), we like to think out of the box, and completely out of the Golden State. ARF believes in not only adopting dogs out in the Central Valley, but also in distributing the wealth of animals to other areas as well.

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by Lee Juslin


We all saw the horrifying pictures of pets being abandoned, some tied to trees or poles, while major hurricanes bore down on first Houston, then Florida, and finally on the American territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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by Jackie Dale



The Open House is next weekend and the excitement is building. We are, however, a bit short on volunteers for setting up, breaking down, and lots of stuff in between. Please consider donating the gift of time. There are two shifts available to choose from for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. event. We all know that many hands makes light work so please shoot Tammy Barker an email right now. In the subject line write “I Want to Volunteer.” Email: tammy@cathouseonthekings[dot]com

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by Stephanie Cameron


Antoine and Bijou are two special boys with a very special role: teaching the next generation how wonderful rats are. Antoine and Bijou are brothers who began life, as do so many of the babies brought to rescues, as part of an “oops” litter. However, they had a lucky start to life–a much different story from what most rescue rats go through. The two beautiful brothers were born into a loving family with children who doted on them every day.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Amanda Flower



This week we have a couple of mysteries involving magical cats and ghosts, and one foodie mystery-A Tale of Two Kitties: A Magical Cats Mystery by Sophie Kelly, Ghost on the Case: Bailey Ruth series by Carolyn Hart & Pudding Up With Murder: An Undercover Dish Mystery by Julia Buckley.

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The Rewards of Adopting a Senior

IN THE October 21 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Many senior dogs come into shelters or rescues because their owners have become ill or have died. Some are simply cruelly discarded from the only home they have ever known because they have committed the sin of getting old, and their families can’t be bothered carrying through on the bargain all dog parents make, or should make, when taking on a canine companion, i.e. to care for them throughout their lives.

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by Lupe Gore


It’s October, and that means Halloween is coming! With Halloween come ghosts, pumpkins, all things creepy and, of course, black cats. Now, there are superstitions about black cats and bad luck—which aren’t true at all. However, those superstitions still keep many people from adopting a black cat. Thankfully, for many black cats who were overlooked at kill shelters and given a death sentence, Feral Paws Rescue stepped in and saved their lives.

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by Doward Wilson


A strange and unique adventure awaits as you venture into a world populated with intelligent cat and no humans. Meet Hettie Bagshot of the No. 2 Feline Detective Agency and her trusty sidekick Tilly, as they work to solve the brutal stabbing death of Miss Mavis Spitforce.

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by Joseph Riloquio


Bailey and Bronco are a bonded pair of Bully Breed Mixes. Bailey is a three-year-old female, and Bronco is an almost four-year-old male. Bronco was with us at Valley Animal Center once before when he was just a year old. After only a few short months, Bronco was adopted and found a new home.

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5 Misconceptions About Rottweilers Broken

IN THE October 14 ISSUE

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by Alexandra Seagal


As with lots of large, powerful breeds, there are many misconceptions circulating about Rottweilers which need to be put to bed. This article will bust five of those myths and tell you why there’s just no truth to them.

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