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Animal Rescue Adventures

Riddick Loves a Lap and Laps

IN THE March 16 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Found on the street with a severe case of mange and signs of general neglect, Riddick is nevertheless a happy, friendly boy.

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by Casey Nagle


Wilfred is a five-year-old Terrier mix that came to Valley Animal Center in 2016. Wilfred was adopted, but unfortunately was returned to the center two years later because the owner was moving into a senior-living facility. Wilfred is shy and a bit timid around new people and dogs. This Terrier mix loves toys and is a great lap dog once he gets acclimated to his surroundings.

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by Jackie Dale



My February started out with a gentleman from Fresno calling me about four newborn kittens. The mother had died after giving birth. I’m not sure how long he waited to ask for help, but by the time I got them, they were weak and cold.

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by Lee Juslin



Scotties Rock is a 501c3 charity with an international reach whose mission is to provide financial support to Scottie people who meet certain guidelines and are unable to pay their Scottie’s vet bills for sickness or injury. The foundation is dedicated to full transparency and protecting the privacy of applicants.

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by Harvie Schreiber



For the last 28 years of her life, The Cat House on the Kings Founder/Director Lynea Lattanzio has been saving kittens by the thousands. This energetic, outspoken, and hardworking “animal rescue superhero” has spent countless nights hand-feeding and fighting for the most fragile and sick kittens, refusing to give up on them even when told by veterinarians that they wouldn’t pull through. Her tenacity and talents—not to mention her stubborn refusal to take “no” for an answer—has meant life for cat after cat, kitten after kitten.

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by Terese Shaw


With Valentine’s Day having just passed, I found it only fitting to give a couple of examples of why a Pitbull makes a perfect Valentine.

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by Stephanie Cameron


What I love most about rescue is being able to give an animal a second chance for a better life, and this could not be truer than for two very sad situations in which many rats find themselves: their use in labs and being bought as live food for reptiles.

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Valley Animal Center: Terrific Tulip

IN THE February 9 ISSUE

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by Casey Nagle


Terrific Tulip is a tan and white, eight-year-old Chihuahua who has been in our care since September 2018. Tulip was abandoned at Valley Animal Center. After her initial adoption, Tulip had a reaction to her vaccines which rendered her temporarily immobile; she is now unable to receive any additional vaccines. When she returned to the center, Tulip made a full recovery and is now ready for her forever home.

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by Jackie Dale



In the winter, the kitten season is generally over. Not completely, of course, because of California’s temperate climate, mating can continue all year long. Areas with much snow, for example, have an extremely low kitten rate in the winter.

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by Harvie Schreiber



On New Year’s Eve, we received a frantic call about a one-eyed calico kitten who needed help and a home. Because of the date she was rescued we named her “Eve.” After getting her fattened up and stabilized, on January 9 she was spayed and had surgery to remove her injured eye.

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by Lee Juslin



The Family, as the volunteers at Colonel Potter Rescue call them, were found on the street. Mom and five newly born babies were in rough shape. A well-meaning person found them and took them home. Unfortunately, a young child in the family tried to handle the babies, but the mom, doing what moms do, defended her little ones. The family was taken to the shelter the next day.

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Turner is a five-year-old Chihuahua mix that came into our care in August 2018. Valley Animal Center’s staff rescued Turner just days before he was scheduled to be euthanized at Tulare Animal Services.

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