Valley Animal Center: Clawhauser

Jan 13, 2018 | 2018 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures

by Joseph Riloquio

Joseph Riloquio is an Administrative and Humane Education Assistant with Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California. VAC shares their animal rescue adventures with us every month. Check out KRL’s interview with VAC to learn more about what they do.

Clawhauser is an eight-month-old, black-and-white domestic short hair kitten. He was surrendered to us at Valley Animal Center, along with five other littermates, when he was just a few weeks old.



Upon their arrival, Clawhauser and his siblings were put into temporary foster care until they were old enough to be spayed or neutered. Unfortunately, Clawhauser had to be brought back sooner than expected for medical reasons.
This poor little guy suffered from a variety of medical ailments common in young kittens that are taken from their mother too soon. A nursing mother will provide natural immunities for her kittens to many common infections. Unfortunately for Clawhauser, he lacked this natural protection and developed continuous upper respiratory infections and other ailments.

When he returned to the shelter, Clawhauser received extensive treatment from our shelter staff. He was cared for and nursed back to health until he was ready to be neutered and placed on our adoption floor. While he was sick, most of his littermates were adopted into forever homes. Only Clawhauser and one of his sisters remain in our care.
Clawhauser is now a healthy kitty with no long-term health treatments needed. He gets along well with other cats, and would be fine in a home with or without children, though young children can be a bit overwhelming for him. He would love a home where he could spend his days relaxing and taking long naps in the sun.vac

Clawhauser is litter-box trained, has been tested for FIV and FeLV, and has his Rabies, FVRCP, and FeLV vaccines. He is also micro-chipped.

You can visit Clawhauser or any of our adoptable cats at the Valley Animal Center seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you would like more information about our shelter, adoptable animals, or our many volunteer opportunities, please call or visit Valley Animal Center.

Valley Animal Center
3934 N. Hayston Avenue
Fresno, CA, 93726
Tel: (559) 233-8690

Keep up with VAC’s animal rescue adventures here at KRL, and learn more about adopting from them, volunteering, and donating to VAC on their website If you advertise with KRL you can designate 10% of your ad fees to go to VAC.

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Joseph Riloquio is an Administrative and Humane Education Assistant at Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California.


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