Reedley Homeless Pets: An Animal Rescue Adventure

Apr 28, 2012 | 2012 Articles, Helping Hands, Joyce Brandon, Pets, Reedley News

by Joyce Brandon

Joyce is a part of Animal Compassion Team, an animal rescue in Squaw Valley.

Our Reedley Homeless Pets project has been wonderfully successful. In just a little over a month we have been able to save 38 dogs and cats from going to the Central California SPCA for disposition. Our Facebook page (please “like” Reedley Homeless Pets on Facebook and follow us Twitter-@ReedleyPets) has been an invaluable tool for networking these pets. One dog and one puppy even found forever homes after being spotted on the Facebook page!

Some of the 38 homeless pets saved by rescue groups in the city’s new partnership with Animal Compassion Team.

Several rescue groups have come along side of Animal Compassion Team in an effort to help. Cat House on the Kings, Central Valley Animal Lovers, Feline Friends, Fresno Bully Rescue, and Southern California Dachshund Rescue, have been real lifesavers and we appreciate their willingness to help.

The work has just begun. We can’t be content with just saving lives (although nothing feels better) we need to get to the heart of the problem: encouraging responsible pet ownership. My goal is to form a group of volunteers in Reedley excited to tackle the homeless pet issue. They could be a sort of boosters club: fundraising for free and low cost spay and neuter and sponsoring vaccination clinics. We need to find ways to stop the flow into the shelter so that the rescue groups can move on and tackle the next town in need.

If you are interested in becoming a part of such a team please contact and let’s get started!

Learn more about ACT in their article here at KRL & watch for a new adoptable pet from ACT on our home page every week. You can also read more of Joyce’s Animal Rescue Adventures here.

If you are looking for pet supplies you can check out this link.


Joyce Brandon is co-founder of Animal Compassion Team, has lived in Squaw Valley for 21 years and has always had lots of four legged friends sharing her mountain home along with her husband Jim, and five children. Joyce works part time for Mountain Valley Community Church and splits the rest of her time between family and animal rescue work. Joyce believes animal rescue is a mission field God has called her to and has given her a passion for.


  1. I like what you guys are up too. This sort of clever work and exposure! Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve added you guys to blogroll.

  2. Thank you Kendra. Positive thoughts, prayers, and encouragement are always welcomed.

  3. I am trying to find a pet rescue for a German Shepard that was dropped off at my home. I would keep but I have 3 dogs already. Any suggestions? Thank you



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