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Valley Animal Center: Meet RiRi!


FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures

by Devon Predergast

Devon Prendergast is the Community Relations Coordinator at 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.

RiRi is a two-and-a-half year old domestic medium haired cat that has been a resident at Valley Animal Center since May 2016. RiRi was rescued from the CCSPA, and when transferred over to our care, she was pregnant with six kittens. Unfortunately, for this mommy, four of her six kittens passed away.



Her time in the beginning of her stay with us was spent in our kitten nursery where our staff took great care of her and her two kittens, as they continued to grow and become more independent. Her other two kittens grew up, were very healthy, and adopted out while RiRi stayed at the center waiting for her chance to find her forever home. Recently one of RiRi’s kittens, Ellie, was returned to the center and is now spending time with her mom again. Both waiting to find the perfect adoption match to take them home, whether it is together or separate.

RiRi is a very healthy cat and easy to care for. She is a very relaxed and loving girl who loves attention, but finding love in a hopeless place has proven to be a challenge. She really enjoys spending time on the laps of our staff and volunteers when they are making the rounds spending time with each of the cats.vac

RiRi gets along well with other cats, and she is fairly active, so if you have another cat at home, she wouldn’t mind having a play mate. She does well with kids, as long as they don’t pull on her tail, and has had positive encounters with dogs. RiRi would do best in an indoor living environment or at least limited outdoor accessibility.

If you think RiRi would be a great addition to your family, come meet her any day of the week 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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.

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section. Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to a local animal rescue.

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1 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
March 19, 2017 at 3:38pm

She’s adorable. I hope she finds the perfect home soon.


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