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Valley Animal Center: JoJo

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures

by Vanessa Villanueva

Vanessa Villanueva 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.

JoJo is a playful, year-and-a-half old cat. A couple of months ago, she came to Valley Animal Center from Valley Oak SPCA and has been waiting patiently for a forever home ever since. She is adored by our staff because of her outgoing nature.

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Valley Oak SPCA asked us to take JoJo because, unfortunately, she does not have eyelids. The exact cause is unknown, but we’re predicting that JoJo was in a burn accident that led to the loss of her eyelids. Without any eyelids, JoJo can suffer of health issues like bacterial infections and dry eyes. Luckily, JoJo will be having reconstructive eyelid surgery to help minimize the high chance of any health complication.

Even with the reconstructive surgery, JoJo’s eyelid problem will not be 100% fixed. For JoJo’s post-operation care, we recommend that she has annual check-ups with a veterinarian to monitor her eye care. Preferably, the veterinarian should be well aware of JoJo’s medical history.

JoJo should go to a home that will have plenty of love and care to give to her. She will do great in any type of home with any type of family since she is so loving and very playful. Even better, JoJo gets along with children, dogs, and other cats. However, we do recommend she be a strictly indoor cat due to her eye condition. rescue cat

Like all of our adoptable animals, JoJo has already been spayed/neutered, de-wormed, is up-to-date on her vaccinations, and is micro-chipped. For the month of August, adult cats, including JoJo are $40, kittens are $65, large dogs are $50, small dogs are $75, and puppies are $175. If you would like more information about JoJo or any of our adoptable animals, please call the Valley Animal Center at 559-233-8690 or stop by our facility. Our cat and dog adoption centers are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information about Valley Animal center you can visit www.facebook.com/ValleyAnimalCenter and their website.

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section & watch for more stories from Feral Paws every other month, and we would love to have you join our KRL Pets Facebook group. Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to Valley Animal Center.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lee Juslin August 12, 2018 at 11:40am

She looks like a real sweetie. I have a special needs cat and I’ve found it’s so rewarding and inspirational because special needs animals just keep plugging, no pity parties.


2 Kelly August 17, 2018 at 9:09am

What a beautiful kitty JoJo is! What a shame she has to go through surgery but hopefully it will make life a little better for her. I hope she finds the home she needs and someone to give her all the care and love she deserves.


3 Lola The Rescued Cat
Twitter: @lola_rescuedcat
August 17, 2018 at 10:27am

Jo Jo looks like such a sweetheart! We hope her forever family finds her soon.


4 Ruth Epstein
Twitter: @laylaswoof
August 17, 2018 at 10:51am

She looks adorable and I so wish I could adopt a cat but cannot in the building I am in as I have Layla. I pray she finds a new home soon where she will be loved
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5 Michelle & The Paw Pack August 17, 2018 at 12:10pm

She’s such a pretty cat! I bet she’ll have no trouble finding an awesome home, even with her eyelid issues.
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6 Hindy Pearson August 17, 2018 at 12:21pm

JoJo is such a beautiful cat, I hope a very kind and compassionate person offers her a new home soon. It’s always rewarding to rescue a homeless animal, but to rescue one that may need some extra care is really good for the soul.


7 Sherri
Twitter: @sherritelenko
August 17, 2018 at 2:28pm

Reconstructive eye lid surgery? You can do that? Wow. Hoping for the best for this little girl. I’d love to take her as I seem to be specializing in special needs cats, but I’m at capacity and in a different country.


8 Beth August 18, 2018 at 12:08pm

JoJo looks like a sweetheart! I hope she is adopted soon.


9 Holly
Twitter: @life_and_cats
August 18, 2018 at 12:44pm

JoJo is adorable. Rough to have no eyelids. I’m sure she will find the perfect home after she heals up from her surgery.


10 Marjorie and Dash Kitten
Twitter: @whskr
August 19, 2018 at 12:07am

Oh she’s lovely. I hope her surgery goes OK and that she finds a caring and sensitive forever home.
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11 Jana Rade
Twitter: @DawgBlogger
August 19, 2018 at 3:56pm

It is amazing what veterinary medicine can accomplish these days, though not everything. And forever grateful to people who make these things happen.


12 JoeHx
Twitter: @puppy_snuggles
August 19, 2018 at 6:17pm

Poor kitty 🙁 I hope everything goes well with her eyes!
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13 Dorothy "FiveSibesMom"
Twitter: @FiveSibesMom
August 19, 2018 at 6:44pm

Wow…I did not realize that reconstructive eyelid surgery was an option. That is really great for JoJo. I love her markings – such a pretty kitty. I hope all goes well with the surgery for her and that her recuperation will be speedy, and that she will be adopted soon into a loving forever family.


14 Sweet Purrfections
Twitter: @Truffle_Brulee
August 19, 2018 at 8:19pm

I hope the surgery goes well and she can find a wonderful forever home with someone who will love her and give her the care she needs.
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15 Talent Hounds
Twitter: @mytalenthounds
August 20, 2018 at 6:17am

JoJo is such a cutie. That’s amazing that they can reconstruct her eyelids and hopefully help lower here risk of eye infections. Wishing her all the best and a loving home. Sadly Kilo the Pug would want to eat her so no more pets for me right now.


16 Cathy Armato
Twitter: @caluvsdogs
August 20, 2018 at 7:45am

What a beautiful girl! I hope Jojo finds the right home soon. I’m really glad they’ll be able to reconstruct her eyelids, poor baby. I shared on social media to help.
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17 Maureen
Twitter: @Rosadoodle1
August 20, 2018 at 5:41pm

What a sweet girl. She was beautiful markings!


18 Bernard Lima-Chavez
Twitter: @Graffiti_Dog
August 21, 2018 at 4:10am

What a beautiful cat! Great job with these stunning photos…


19 Medit August 19, 2019 at 9:48am

JoJo is adorable!


20 Teresa Sievers April 1, 2020 at 11:00pm

JoJo is pretty, poor cat with her eyelid problem
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