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Animal Rescue Adventures

A “Tail” Spinning Rescue

IN THE January 27 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Paula, of Great Lakes Westie Rescue (GLWR), received a call last April from a shelter that had a year-and-a-half old Westie. “He has awful skin issues,” the shelter told her. “Will you take him?” Skin issues with Westies are fairly common, so Paula was not put off and agreed to take the young dog.

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by Jackie Dale



The first order of business is the Valentine’s Day raffle. A generous donor has given The Cat House on the Kings a set of pink sapphire/diamond pierced earrings and a 7” matching tennis bracelet. This stunning jewelry set is valued at over $3,000!

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by Alyssa Nader


Anastasia and her family started their experience with rats, as many people do, at the pet store. After their much-loved ratties left them way too soon, they were filled with a deep need to fill the rat-shaped hole left in their hearts.

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Valley Animal Center: Clawhauser

IN THE January 13 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Clawhauser is an eight-month-old, black-and-white domestic short hair kitten. He was surrendered to us at Valley Animal Center, along with five other littermates, when he was just a few weeks old.

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by Lee Juslin


Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network (CP) is the largest breed rescue in the country. They have rescued nearly 4400 Cairns and mixes since their inception in October, 2001.

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Dallas, The Second Time Around

IN THE January 6 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Dallas, a ten-year-old Westie, was surrendered by his owner to Lone Star Westie Rescue (LSWR). His family had come to Texas some years prior, and when his owner had to move to a senior apartment, she could not take Dallas. As is so often the case, no one else in the family wanted him.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well kids, the year 2017 has finally tucked its tired tail between its legs and is officially leaving the building. Let’s all say it together; good riddance! What a tumultuous twelve months it’s been, and we’ve seen it all from the Good; an amazing Total Solar Eclipse, the Bad; Mother Nature’s wrath of wildfires and hurricanes, and the Ugly; cruel terrorist attacks and heartless massacres.

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by Jackie Dale



As the end of the year approaches, there is still time to make a tax-deductible donation to The Cat House on the Kings. This has been a crazy year (meaning expensive) for The Cat House. The storms, the floods, trees crashing down, and fences destroyed. We had numerous cats dumped on our doorstep, cats rescued from cars, kittens rescued from dumpsters, cats/kittens attacked by dogs, hit by cars, abandoned in alleys.

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Jarret, A Diamond in the Ruff

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Jarret is either a Schnauzer mix or, what dog people call, a natural Schnauzer, because his ears have not been docked and are floppy. The tail, however, has been docked. At about three years old, Jarret has been with NY/NJ Scottie rescue for one year. He was pulled from a New York City shelter that determined he was a Scottie so they called NY/NJ Scottie Rescue.

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Valley Animal Center: Voldemort

IN THE December 9 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Voldemort is a five-month-old black and white male domestic short hair kitten. This adorable guy got his name due to his cleft palate which makes him resemble the popular Harry Potter character of the same name.

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by Wendy Hunter


During my 15 years in the Bay Area, I adopted a rescue dog from a San Francisco shelter. Hap was a black and tan Terrier mix, who’d been abused by her previous owner. I was going through a rough patch at the time, and when I saw her curled up in the back of the kennel, I thought we needed each other. And so began a wonderful journey between myself and Hap, who enjoyed nothing more than herding me on long walks, cuddling on the couch, and trying to lick my face off.

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by Jackie Dale



Whenever one plans an open air event, the biggest concern is always the weather. There was much concern and trepidation, as the weather people were forecasting rain for Saturday, November 4, and quite a bit of rain, too. There must have been a whole lot of praying and hoping going on because the weather was beyond perfect. No rain, not too hot and not too cold.

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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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