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Animal Rescue Adventures

by Arianna Padilla


Lovely Lizzie is a 12-year-old Shih Tzu who has been with us since early April. Lizzie was surrendered to us by her elderly owner, who was no longer able to care for her. We would love to see Lizzie adopted into a loving, caring home for the remainder of her life.

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by Lee Juslin



When Callie Mae came into Col. Potter Cairn Rescue she was a pudgy, thirty pounder, had a UTI, seventeen bladder stones, and ulcers on her corneas. She had been owned by an older couple, and when the husband died, the wife could not stay in her home, so she had to give up Callie Mae.

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by Harvie Schreiber



It’s the time of the year when The Cat House on the Kings staff almost hate hearing the telephone ring. Some days are worse than others, but most days see as many as fifty people calling to ask if we can accept more cats and kittens. I took a moment to look through the intake notes for those kittens we have been able to take in, and they tell a sad story about the status of stray cats in the Central Valley.

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by Harvie Schreiber



Last month, we mentioned that we’d rescued a sassy senior Savannah Cat (Serval cross) named Lindy. Since then, Lindy has continued to settle in at The Cat House on the Kings and has moved from Lynea’s house to her very own larger living space, where she can enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, wandering peacocks, and other cats. Both Lynea Lattanzio and The Cat House on the Kings RVT, Chrystyne Cordova, have been taking Lindy on walks around the grounds using a harness.

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by Lee Juslin



Kimmie was found as a stray in New York City, but it was clearly obvious she had been someone’s well-loved baby. The busy, noisy city shelter was no place for sweet little Kimmie, and fortunately Col. Potter Cairn Rescue stepped up to give her a chance at a forever home.

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by Jackie Dale



Kitten season has arrived like a virtual tsunami. Pregnant cats and kittens are coming out of the woodwork at every turn. In one bathroom is my cat with her two kittens and an additional four. Two kittens came from a local shelter and two were rescued by my foster’s husband.

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by Arianna Padilla


Marmaduke is a seven-year-old blue American Staffordshire Terrier who has been with Valley Animal Center since November of 2016. Though Marmaduke was adopted in 2017, he was returned four days later at the adoptee’s discretion. Due to his friendly nature and contagious smile, Marmaduke has been a staff favorite since the beginning.

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by Harvie Schreiber



Just after Valentine’s Day, an adorable, fluffy kitten was brought to The Cat House on the Kings with a badly broken leg. We’re not sure how that happened, but we expect she may have been struck by a car. The veterinarian was unable to save her leg, so she’s now had it amputated and has been spayed. Though she’s now a tripod kitten, this doesn’t slow her down one little bit and she is still just as adorable as ever. Isn’t it amazing how resilient cats and kittens can be?

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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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