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Animal Rescue Adventures

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

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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

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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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by Lee Juslin


When Benny’s owners died, the family turned him in to a shelter. At seven, Benny, a Scottie, Cairn, Boston mix, was calm and well socialized, so the shelter thought it would be no problem getting him adopted.

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Valley Animal Center: Jean Grey

IN THE July 14 ISSUE

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Jean Grey is a sweet one-year-old Pit Bull Terrier. A few months ago, she came to Valley Animal Center from Fresno Humane Animal Services and has been waiting patiently for a forever home ever since. She is adored by our staff because of her friendly nature.

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by Lee Juslin


At less than two years old, Chloe has already had some tough times. Turned into Sunshine State Westie Rescue with a group of Westies, it was found that Chloe has Westie Jaw and so is unable to eat on her own.

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Animal Rescue of Fresno: Pico

IN THE July 7 ISSUE

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by Wendy Hunter


They say when you least expect it, love finds you. You’re strolling down the street, minding your own business, when Cupid appears and stops you in your tracks. Before you know it, his arrow hits you square in the chest. You’re feeling warm and fuzzy, a bit lightheaded.

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by Jackie Dale




The Cat House on the Kings needs your help! We’ve rescued almost 700 cats and kittens so far this year, many of whom required extra vet care. Kittens with broken legs, eye issues, dangerous infections, burns, and bites.

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by Lee Juslin


Wally, a two- to three-year-old Cairn mix, was picked up by a local shelter as a stray. Since he was heartworm positive, which is more than the shelter could handle, they called Lone Star Westie Rescue (LSWR).

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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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