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Animal Rescue Adventures

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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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more!

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by Jackie Dale



There is only just over a month left before the Fall Open House and the preparations are well underway. We, of course, still in need items for the silent auction but we know you guys will not let us down. We look forward to seeing the unique and innovative donations that you guys always manage to come up with for the auction.

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by Stephanie Cameron


As Halloween is right around the corner, I started pondering on the reason why rats are such a favorite animal in a lot of Halloween folklore and why they’re still such a popular animal to display next to the fibrous spider webs, scream masks and hanging ghosts in the local holiday stores.

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Valley Animal Center: Tim and Tom

IN THE October 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Vanessa Villanueva


Tim and Tom are two of the many adult cats available for adoption at Valley Animal Center. They have both been in our care for a few years. Unfortunately they have not found their forever home because they are often overlooked since they are positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

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by Jackie Dale



Right now, before you read any further, get up and go circle on your calendar, Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. You do not want to miss our Fall/Holiday Open House fundraiser. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Feral Paws: Traces of Love

IN THE September 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andFeral Paws Rescue
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by Lupe Gore


In early 2017, Feral Paws Rescue received a call from the CCSPCA (Fresno) asking if they would help with a cat who had a very bad injury that had caused tremendous swelling to his face. The shelter had already labeled this cat as “feral” since he didn’t want to have anything to do with the humans there.

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Rattie Ratz: Snowy the Rattie

IN THE September 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Alyssa Nader


Snowy was adopted, along with his cage-mate in January and homed with two other boy rats. The owner had just moved into a new house, but after the introduction of her rats, her roommate began to feel sick. It turned out that she was allergic to rats and could not live with them.

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by Lee Juslin



Pam is a long time foster parent for Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network and has three of her own Cairns. She is also a “Blanket Auntie” helping to make blankets for each dog the rescue takes in.

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Valley Animal Center: Jewels

IN THE September 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Vanessa Villanueva


Jewels is a loving Pit Bull mix that we estimate to be about four-years-old. A couple of months ago, she and her ten puppies came to Valley Animal Center from the CCSPCA.

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by Lee Juslin



Lulu is currently in a foster home with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue. However, she is a mix, an ankle biter mix as foster mom Cheryl says, but mostly Maltese with no detectable Cairn.

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by Harvie Schreiber



A generous donor (and adopter) has given The Cat House on the Kings this stunning ladies’ size 7, 14kt white gold, contemporary ruby and diamond fashion ring. The cathedral-style ring is cast produced and hand finished. The ring features 30 round brilliant-cut diamonds and gorgeous oval-shaped, faceted cut ruby. Appraised value: $4,800.

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Valley Animal Center: JoJo

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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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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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

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andDiana Hockley
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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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