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Fresno Bully Rescue

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IN THE October 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles SECTIONS

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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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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Fresno Bully Rescue: Rescuing a Senior

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


We hear it frequently, “I want to adopt a puppy, so it can grow up with us.” Puppies are cute and can be molded somewhat, but do have their own personalities. There are many solid reasons to consider an adult as a first choice when you’re ready to add a four-legged member to your family.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Queen Irene

IN THE September 23 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


A couple of months ago Fresno Bully Rescue took a chance on a senior female Pit Bull named Irene. She was picked up by animal control at a local shelter with a long list on medical problems. She had been attacked and brought in with open wounds on her body. In addition to the recent attack, Irene had obviously long suffered from neglect and over breeding.

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by Terese Shaw


FBR always stands behind our dogs, and when a dog is adopted we are ready with open arms should they need to come back to us. Peaches is one of those dogs, and is proof that third time is a charm!

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by Terese Shaw


In 2011, I and another FBR Board member made the drive up to Jamestown, California, and returned with Shadow. Shadow was an owner surrender, dumped at the local animal control in an area that had very little adoption outlets for Pit Bull-type dogs. Fresno Bully Rescue wanted to give him a chance at finding a forever home, so after a little temperament testing, we loaded him up and brought him back to Fresno with us.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Mama Mia

IN THE March 18 ISSUE

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by Pam Burgraff-Woody


We had planned on taking a break from fostering while we moved so that we could get things set up at our new house. One text message changed those plans—and changed them fast!
There is always a wide range of emotions I go through when I hear the backgrounds of each foster we have helped, but some hit my heart more than the others. Momma Mia was one of them.

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by Becky Holly


In rescue we sometimes tend to focus on all of the animals who are not safe, who we cannot help, and the overwhelming number of them needing us. At the end of every year, we find ourselves emotionally and physically exhausted. At Fresno Bully Rescue, we are fortunate to be graced with warm-hearted, volunteers, adopters, and supporters who continually amaze and energize us.

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by Terese Shaw


Dakota came to our rescue just over three years ago in late December in terrible shape. She was skin and bones and covered in scabs and cuts. Despite her rough condition, she was incredibly affectionate and loving. In the care of FBR, she quickly blossomed into a beautiful, muscular, and majestic dog.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Spike’s Visit

IN THE September 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Spike


Tonight I went with a really nice lady, she told me I was going for a special visit to a place called Windham Assisted Living Center. As we drove along, she filled me in about Windham. It was filled with wonderful seniors that love dogs and that they were excited to meet me. I wondered if they knew I was a Pitbull? People sometimes get a funny look on their face or refuse to pet me when they find out that I am one. It only makes me want to wag my tail a bit faster and my smile bigger!

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Blue

IN THE July 16 ISSUE

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by Charlie Jones


I never realistically considered fostering a dog, much less a Pit Bull, a breed about which I had heard so many horror stories. One night, though, while catching up on Facebook, I came across a post which had been forwarded by a good friend who had recently adopted a Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy from Fresno Bully Rescue. The post said that a female SBT and her three pups would be taken to a kill shelter the next day if no one was able to foster her immediately, because her owner was no longer able or willing to care for them.

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by Melanie Daniel


When Fresno Bully Rescue first rescued Roscoe from the streets, the eight-week-old puppy had a severe case of Demodectic Mange. After months of daily baths and doses of medication, his Rescue family watched this fearful, hairless, scabby puppy transform to a silly puppy with white and grey fur. When he was six months old, Roscoe was transferred to a temporary foster home, and after two days, his foster mom realized she couldn’t let him go. So on October 3, 2012 Roscoe finally found the forever family he’d been searching for.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno Bully Rescue is working toward moving to a new location so we took some time to chat with their director Bridgette Boothe about the move.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Chaz Finds A Home

IN THE December 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Becky Holly


The holiday season is all about connections—connections with family, friends and community. Earlier this year a beautiful, young, large male entered our lives at Fresno Bully Rescue. We named him Cass (now Chaz). At about one year old, he had puppy energy in spades and weighed approximately 85 pounds. Our wonderful volunteer, Jennifer Andrew, chose Chaz and worked with him to teach him valuable skills. Chaz quickly blossomed and showed just how much love he had to give his future forever family.

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by Karey Wedemeyer


My dog, Blue, died in July of this year. Anyone who has lost a pet understands how very difficult this is. The heartbreak is deep. Your house doesn’t sound the same. Paw-pitter-patter silence is almost unbearable. Toys, blankets, and food dishes are left in place because removing them doesn’t seem right. It’s been a tough time, yet there is also a side of me that feels content and grateful.

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Halloween Fun in the Valley

IN THE October 7 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I love Halloween! I’m betting many of you do as well, so I compiled a list of several of the Halloween related events happening in the Valley this month. There are events for small children, all the way up to adults. I know I didn’t get anywhere near everything, but there’s a lot here to choose from!

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