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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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Valley Animal Center: Terrific Tulip

IN THE February 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Casey Nagle


Terrific Tulip is a tan and white, eight-year-old Chihuahua who has been in our care since September 2018. Tulip was abandoned at Valley Animal Center. After her initial adoption, Tulip had a reaction to her vaccines which rendered her temporarily immobile; she is now unable to receive any additional vaccines. When she returned to the center, Tulip made a full recovery and is now ready for her forever home.

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by Lee Juslin



The Family, as the volunteers at Colonel Potter Rescue call them, were found on the street. Mom and five newly born babies were in rough shape. A well-meaning person found them and took them home. Unfortunately, a young child in the family tried to handle the babies, but the mom, doing what moms do, defended her little ones. The family was taken to the shelter the next day.

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Turner is a five-year-old Chihuahua mix that came into our care in August 2018. Valley Animal Center’s staff rescued Turner just days before he was scheduled to be euthanized at Tulare Animal Services.

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by Lee Juslin



Found on the mean streets of New York City and absolutely terrified, Jasper was put in a busy, noisy New York City shelter where he became even more terrified.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Pinta

IN THE December 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Terese Shaw


Pinta, a classic American Pitbull Terrier and fawn beauty, first came to Fresno Bully Rescue when a local rescue unfortunately had to close its doors. We quickly learned that Pinta was exceptionally big- and small-dog friendly, and that she had an intense love of tennis balls. This rowdy love of tennis balls worked in her favor when she became the focus of trainer Stephanie Meadows’ attention.

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Snowdog: A Christmas Short Story

IN THE December 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales
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by Maryetta Ackenbom


Big Jim Chambers shuffled along the sidewalk, saving energy and shoe leather, making time to pull together his emotions before he greeted his son again. He had nothing to offer the boy.

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Diamond Sees Love

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
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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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Riley is Ready for a Forever Home

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
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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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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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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

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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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


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 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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