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Animal Rescue Adventures

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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by Alyssa Nader


For some of our adopters, rats are like potato chips: they can’t just stop at one. Having a great adoption experience with Rattie Ratz and experiencing the love and fun that rats bring to a household makes some come back for more.

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by Lee Juslin



Found on the mean streets of New York City and absolutely terrified, Jasper was put in a busy, noisy New York City shelter where he became even more terrified.

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by Jackie Dale



This past summer was perhaps the busiest one I’ve ever had. Most of my kittens, and a few cats, came from a local (kill) shelter that doesn’t even accept cats. They are only supposed to take injured cats or kittens unable to eat on their own. So that is where I come in because someone needs to be their hope for life.

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by Harvie Schreiber



The cold fog hugs the ground at The Cat House on the Kings during the winter, adding a chill to the air and making it seem even colder than it is until the elusive winter sun finally burns through (if it does). While some of our sanctuary cats are snuggled warm inside one of our many buildings, we have a number of feral and under-socialized cats who prefer the solitude—and cold—of our twelve acres along the Kings River.

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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 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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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

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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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