Jackie Dale-CatMother/Cat Trapper: Keeping Cats Alive & TNR in Brutal Heat/A Flurry of Tinys

by Jackie Dale

In terms of heat, the past month has been exceptionally brutally here in the Central Valley. When the temperatures started climbing up to as high as 114°, it became an issue for my cats in outside cages. I had to make room inside for as many of the cats as I could. At the hottest part of several days, I put four of the cats each in a carrier and lined them up on my couch. At least they stayed cool during the extreme heat of the afternoon. I kept up this routine of musical cats for several weeks. The outside feral cats would lounge in the bushes where we would water everything down for them to keep it cool as possible.

Fresno Bully Rescue: Tex & Bully Boo Walk

by Terese Shaw

At Fresno Bully Rescue we are all about community. There are so many different communities other than just the collective community you think of when you think about the area you live in or the areas that we service for adoption. Being at community events in our area and in fact up and down the state help people understand who we are, what we do, and why we love bully breeds so much.

God Knew I Needed A Dog

by Hazel Smith

For years, my children had hounded me for a family dog. As a big family with seven young children at the time, there was no way I was going to get a dog. It was more work, more expenses, and more poop. So, how on God’s green earth did everything change for me in one weekend?

Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: A Trickle of Kittens/Unwanted Donation/Good News

by Jackie Dale

I keep a log book of sorts in order to keep track of incoming cat and kittens, my TNR projects, etc. This month’s page is uncharacteristically blank. The relentless triple-digit heat and being full to capacity continue to bring things to a standstill. I had to say “No” to a lot of people. “Sorry, there is no room at The CatMother’s Inn.” But truth be told, there is always a bit of room for the tiny little muffins that come my way.

Food & Pets Mystery Catchup!

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy

This week we are once again playing catch-up, this time with mysteries involving food or pets in some way-A Cold Nose for Murder: A Chatty Corgi Mystery by Jennifer Hawkins, A Hint of Mischief: A Fairy Garden Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber, Five Belles Too Many: A Sarah Blair Mystery by Debra H. Goldstein, Death of an Ice Cream Scooper: A Hayley Powell Mystery by Lee Hollis, and Gone But Not Furgotten: A Cat Café Mystery by Cate Conte.

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno: Ozzy

by Joni Frauenheim

Looking for a best friend? Then look no further because Ozzy is ready to be just that and more.
This handsome, nine-month-old, fifty-seven pounds of pure joy was once walking the streets alone, until thankfully, he was safely picked up by animal services. That’s where Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno came into the picture.

Arthritic Senior Husky Surrendered Twice

by Nou Her

In March, 2012, Valley Animal Center rescued a litter of puppies. Kimana (animal ID: 12969), a Siberian Husky mix, was part of this litter. She was adopted quickly after her rescue, but five years later in April, 2017, she was surrendered by her family back to Valley Animal Center. Her family was moving and the new home would not allow pets. Kimana spent only a few weeks with Valley Animal Center before she was adopted the next month in May.



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