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animal rescue

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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by Harvie Schreiber



Whenever I ask people about fostering kittens for The Cat House on the Kings, one of the more common excuses I hear is the fear of making emotional attachments to those furry little fluffballs and then having to give them up. I used to think that way, too, and it kept me from fostering for years until one fateful day ten years ago.

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Riley is Ready for a Forever Home

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Riley, at about a year and a half, was adopted from a Westie Rescue in 2008. He had a happy home with a single woman and was well cared for.

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Rattie Ratz: Charlotte Rose & Ms. Peachy Bob

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Alyssa Nader


When people are not familiar with Rattie Ratz, or the idea of a rat rescue in general, some of the first questions they always ask are, “How do these rats come to you? Why would a rat need to be adopted?”

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Chester is a sweet, seven-year-old male Terrier mix. He was taken in by Fresno Humane as a stray earlier this year, and didn’t come to Valley Animal Center until February. He adores the staff, but is ready to go to his forever home.
Our staff describes Chester as being very shy and calm. Since he is a bit older, he likes to spend most of his time lying in his comfy bed without much interference.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Thai

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


I have been volunteering at Feral Paws Rescue for a few years, and I have an area where cats are housed that I, personally, take care of. One day in mid-June of this year, I noticed a new addition to my area, a beautiful large chocolate-point Siamese.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more!

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by Jackie Dale



There is only just over a month left before the Fall Open House and the preparations are well underway. We, of course, still in need items for the silent auction but we know you guys will not let us down. We look forward to seeing the unique and innovative donations that you guys always manage to come up with for the auction.

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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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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 Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more!

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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

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andFeral Paws Rescue
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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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