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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 Lupe Gore


It was late summer in 2017 when Feral Paws Rescue was asked to pull some cats and kittens from the CCSPCA in Fresno. They brought a mother and her two kittens back to the Rescue, along with others whose lives needed to be saved.

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Rattie Ratz Rescue: Raven

IN THE July 21 ISSUE

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by Alyssa Nader


For the past few years, I have been bringing my rats to work. People know me as the rat lady and know that I work with Rattie Ratz to help find Bay Area ratties homes. I was traveling abroad a few weeks ago for a business trip and got an incredible message from my coworker, Kharisma.

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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 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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Feral Paws Rescue Group: Dante

IN THE June 9 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


As those who know of Feral Paws Rescue are aware, the Rescue saves cats and kittens from high-kill shelters. This is the story of a different type of rescue, and definitely one that could have ended in tragedy.

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