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rescue

by Lee Juslin



There are two types of English Springer Spaniels: field Springers that flush or spring birds in the field for hunters and bench bred Springers that are the ones seen in a dog show. Field Springers are distinguished by ticking or dots, while bench bred or show Springers do not have the ticking. Both are known for their wonderful personalities.

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911 Rescue: A Col. Potter Story

IN THE April 13 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin




Found and brought to a county shelter by a police officer named Swartz, she huddled in a back corner of her cage with her tail tucked firmly between her legs. The shelter staff was not even sure if she was male or female. Of course she was passed over by every potential adopter and her time was running out.

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The L’il Cat That Could

IN THE September 8 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



We keep bowls of food and water just inside our garage for neighborhood feral cats. The roster of these wild cats is ever changing, and I try not to think of what happens to the ones we no longer see coming to eat. We just do what we can.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham &
Terell Byrd



Sacramento mystery author Sue Owens Wright talks with Lorie about her writing, her books and her love for Basset Hounds, and Terell Byrd reviews Sue’s latest book Embarking On Murder. At the end of this post is a chance to win a copy of this book.

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by Sue Owens Wright



Mystery author Sue Owens Wright’s Basset Hound character Cruiser, shares a little of his perspective on solving mysteries in this original short story.

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by Joyce Brandon


I was honored this past weekend to speak at our Women’s Ministry breakfast. I prepared faithfully. My PowerPoint was loaded with great photos, my narration was polished, and the technology was all checked the night before. All systems were go.
I was honored this past weekend to speak at our Women’s Ministry breakfast. I prepared faithfully. My PowerPoint was loaded with great photos, my narration was polished, and the technology was all checked the night before. All systems were go.

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Rattie Ratz Rescue

IN THE April 30 ISSUE

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by Diana Hockley



Rattie Ratz is a Northern California rat rescue established in 1998. It has grown into one of the largest non-profit rescue organizations in the country dedicated exclusively to domestic pet RATS and other small animals. Rattie Ratz operates a limited access rescue and accepts needy rats from local overwhelmed shelters. They are an all-volunteer organization and currently have 10-15 regular volunteers and about 20 casual volunteers.

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The One That Got Away

IN THE April 23 ISSUE

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by Joyce Brandon




When you are involved in animal rescue, very often if feels as if you are fighting a losing battle. Too many animal owners are oblivious to the fact that their actions or inactions, as it may be, have long reaching and long lasting effects. The story of our little mountain puppies demonstrates this so clearly

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by Linda O. Johnston



Pet rescue. We’ve all heard of it. A lot of us engage in it. But what is it, really? And why is it necessary? The simple answer? There are a lot more pets out there than people who want them. Why is that? Many reasons. Sometimes people take on pets they can’t continue to care for because of problems in their own lives. Sometimes the pets develop behavior issues the owners can’t or don’t want to deal with.

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by Sue Owens Wright


After Roscoe’s family moved, they had no room for their 10-year-old Basset Hound. Luckily for him, Susan Nickleson opened her heart and home to the aging hound. Roscoe, who when she adopted him weighed 103 pounds (no wonder they had no room for him!), is now in great shape at 79 pounds.

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by James Garcia Jr.



According to The Humane Society of the United States, about every four seconds one of four million cats and dogs are put down in U.S. shelters. One Kingsburg woman has made it her life’s work to see that something is done about this sad fact.

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