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Animal Rescue Adventures

Fresno Bully Rescue: River

IN THE June 16 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


We weren’t very clever in naming her; it’s where our staff found her, early one morning in February of 2016. When the cute little blue and white female was spotted, she was hanging out on a cliff near the bottom of the San Joaquin River, right down the road from our shelter facility.

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by Stephanie Cameron


For those of us who understand the truly special bond that exists between us and our pet rats, the experience of owning and loving rats only gets stronger with time. Someone who can attest to this is Sue, an adopter of Rattie Ratz Rescue and longtime rat mom.

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Valley Animal Center: Jared

IN THE June 9 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Jared is a ten-week-old orange tabby male domestic short hair kitten. Jared was brought to Valley Animal Center with his brother Eric after experiencing severe trauma. Both Jared and his brother were tossed out of a moving vehicle by someone who no longer wanted them.

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by Lee Juslin


Prof. Hawking, a twelve-year-old Cairn, is very aptly named as Dawn, his foster mom, says he is very smart. The Professor was turned in to Col. Potter Cairn Rescue by his owner due to alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea.

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by Nicole Etolen


Have you ever met a dog that, with just one look, you knew was meant to be yours? Your eyes lock through the bars of the shelter kennel and you know without a doubt you’ve found the furry friend of your dreams. That’s how it was when I met Cooper.

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings came in second place in the Spring Beta shelter challenge earning a $5,000 prize. We truly appreciate all the people who loyally voted for us. The next challenge, New Beginnings has already begun and runs through July 15.

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by Mallory Moad



Animals, especially reptiles, are Eric’s passion. E&M’s Reptile Family (the M is his wife, Michelle) is how he shares his enthusiasm. It’s a program that is part storytelling, part education, and part hands-on experience.

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The Odd Cat Sanctuary

IN THE May 19 ISSUE

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by Diana Hockley


Recently Diana discovered a wonderful and very special cat sanctuary, the Odd Cat Sanctuary in Salem, Massachusetts. So she took some time to chat with it’s founder Tara Kay.

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by Alyssa Nader


Bitey was one of my first rats, along with his brother, Pablo. Pablo passed away last year, and I wrote about Bitey’s journey in finding new friends in Disco and Biscuit, who I adopted from Rattie Ratz.

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Zinnia, the TV Addict

IN THE May 12 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Zinnia, or Zin, as her friends call her, is a petite Cairn who spent eight happy years with a single woman. Then, the woman had a baby. Still, all was well until the little girl became a toddler, and Zin lost her happy home.

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by Susan Boles



My love of animals is life long. And I’ve had dogs and/or cats all my life. Their unconditional love is just a part of what makes me happy to have them in my life.

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by Lee Juslin


Willow, a pretty seal point Siamese cat, was dumped in the overnight drop off box at a county shelter. At only three or four-years-old, she was apparently no longer wanted by her family.

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I Woof for Green Beans

IN THE April 28 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Sims, a senior Cairn, was found wandering the streets after the Florida hurricane, and he ended up in a kill shelter.

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Valley Animal Center: Squishy

IN THE April 14 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Squishy is a five-year-old black and white American Staffy/American Bull Dog mix. Squishy came to the Valley Animal Center the first time a few years ago from Valley Oak SPCA when he was a couple years old.

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