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Feral Paws Rescue: Miguel and Pompeo

IN THE October 20 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


Miguel was saved from the CCSPCA (Fresno) by Feral Paws Rescue on July 21, 2016, when he was six-months-old. He had been a very special kitten at the shelter as he had been saved from euthanasia by the Shelter Director and spent a month in the Director’s office where he was given a lot of love by the staff.

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Magical Mystery Cats For Halloween

IN THE October 20 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy


This week we have a fun group of cat mysteries which seemed perfect for Halloween! A Catered Cat Wedding: A Mystery with Recipes by Isis Crawford, Feral Attraction: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins, and The Cats Came Back: A Magical Cats Mystery by Sofie Kelly.

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by Stephanie Cameron


As Halloween is right around the corner, I started pondering on the reason why rats are such a favorite animal in a lot of Halloween folklore and why they’re still such a popular animal to display next to the fibrous spider webs, scream masks and hanging ghosts in the local holiday stores.

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Valley Animal Center: Tim and Tom

IN THE October 13 ISSUE

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Tim and Tom are two of the many adult cats available for adoption at Valley Animal Center. They have both been in our care for a few years. Unfortunately they have not found their forever home because they are often overlooked since they are positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

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by Diana Hockley


This week we are once again talking about service dogs–service dogs can give their human new life. Battle Buddies was started in 2012 by John and Jo Anne Creed. After meeting several veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries in their state of South Carolina, they saw a need for service dogs and Battle Buddies was born.

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by Jackie Dale



Right now, before you read any further, get up and go circle on your calendar, Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. You do not want to miss our Fall/Holiday Open House fundraiser. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Feral Paws: Traces of Love

IN THE September 22 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


In early 2017, Feral Paws Rescue received a call from the CCSPCA (Fresno) asking if they would help with a cat who had a very bad injury that had caused tremendous swelling to his face. The shelter had already labeled this cat as “feral” since he didn’t want to have anything to do with the humans there.

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Rattie Ratz: Snowy the Rattie

IN THE September 22 ISSUE

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by Alyssa Nader


Snowy was adopted, along with his cage-mate in January and homed with two other boy rats. The owner had just moved into a new house, but after the introduction of her rats, her roommate began to feel sick. It turned out that she was allergic to rats and could not live with them.

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by Lee Juslin



Pam is a long time foster parent for Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network and has three of her own Cairns. She is also a “Blanket Auntie” helping to make blankets for each dog the rescue takes in.

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Valley Animal Center: Jewels

IN THE September 15 ISSUE

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Jewels is a loving Pit Bull mix that we estimate to be about four-years-old. A couple of months ago, she and her ten puppies came to Valley Animal Center from the CCSPCA.

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by Lee Juslin



Lulu is currently in a foster home with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue. However, she is a mix, an ankle biter mix as foster mom Cheryl says, but mostly Maltese with no detectable Cairn.

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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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by Kathleen Costa


Kathi Daley first published her now four-book Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery in 2017 introducing Tess Thomas, postal carrier and amateur sleuth in White Eagle, Montana. She makes her rounds with golden retriever Tilly delivering cards, letters, packages, and polite, sometimes gossipy, conversation.

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by Stephanie Cameron


While the primary focus of Rattie Ratz Rescue is placing rats in foster care as a precursor to adoption, there is a second program that is just as important but not as well known. Rattie Ratz is a no-kill rescue which means any rats surrendered to the rescue that are deemed unadoptable to the general public still need to find a good home.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Lady Samantha

IN THE August 18 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


Two months ago, on June 8, 2018, Feral Paws Rescue received a call from the Tulare (California) Shelter that they had several cats and kittens who needed to be rescued. This shelter is a small one and they were full.

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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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