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Pets

Cedric, A Scottie/Schnauzer Mix

IN THE December 7 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Cedric came into NY/NJ Scottie Rescue from a busy New York City shelter. This Scottie/Schnauzer mix is about eight years old and weighs twenty pounds. He has no apparent health issues except for kennel cough, which is common with dogs that are pulled from shelters and for which he is being treated.

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by Terese Shaw


’Tis the season for family, celebrations, and finding the perfect Christmas morning gift to set under the tree. Sometimes that big surprise might include bringing home a new pet! Surprising the family with a puppy, wrapped in a big bow Christmas morning, watching the kids run down the stairs and scream with excitement sounds like those Hallmark movies we’ve all come to love – but the story doesn’t always end up as perfect as we imagine.

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by Sandra Murphy



Andy Carpenter is a lawyer, but he doesn’t like to take cases. Thankfully, he has enough money that he doesn’t have to work. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t get lured into it now and again. For instance, his wife Laurie has arranged for him to represent a K9 officer and his dog. The officer is retiring, but the department wants his dog to keep working in spite of age-related problems. Andy, a dog person and publicity hound, loves this kind of case.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Diane Kelly


If there’s one thing that Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz knows, it’s that nothing is ever all black or all white. That’s never more apparent than during the Christmas holiday season, when desperation drives some to commit crimes for what they believe are for “good” reasons.

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Mr. Perfect

IN THE November 23 ISSUE

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andLee Juslin
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by Lee Juslin



Louis is a Westie/Terrier mix surrendered to Westie & Scottie Rescue of Houston by an owner who was no longer able to care for him. He had thin hair and scaly, red spots on his skin when he arrived at the rescue. Linda, his foster mom, gave him a medicated bath immediately and then took him to the vet. The vet diagnosed him with dry eye and ear problems. Louis was put on antibiotics and eye drops.

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by Harvie Schreiber



“Where do you get your cats from?” is probably one of the questions that gets asked the most often at The Cat House on the Kings. Truth be told, for the hundreds of cats that we rescue each month at our 12-acre sanctuary, there are a hundred different stories. The vast majority of the cats and kittens that we rescue come from the local area around Fresno County, and most of those from ordinary people who find abandoned, scared, hungry (and sometimes ill or injured) animals in their yard, on their doorsteps, in their garages, under their cars, along the side of the road, or at their workplaces.

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by Jackie Dale



The big news this month is…drumroll please…I received a $500 donation from a very generous woman! I have to say I was very shocked. I am so unbelievably grateful for this donation. This will pay for the Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR) of a lot of cats. I am humbled by her generosity and her trust that I will use this money to reduce the over-population of cats in the Valley.

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Valley Animal Center: Amazing Ava

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

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by Arianna Padilla


Ava is a five-year-old American Pit Bull who is available at Valley Animal Center’s Dog Adoption Center. Ava has gone through quite the journey in her lifetime, and our staff is hoping she’ll find her true forever home soon.

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Easy Street Animal Shelter

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

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andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andDiana Hockley
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by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring animal rescues all over the world. This week our writer Diana Hockley is interviewing Cindy Castle from Easy Street Animal Shelter in north Texas.

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by Lee Juslin



Malcolm, a gentle boy with a mixed background, was found on the street as a stray. When Col Potter took him in and had him vetted, an I.D. chip was found and his owners were contacted. Sadly, they declined to take him. Fortunately for him, he was rescued by Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue and put into the capable hands of Julie, an experienced foster parent.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well, it finally happened. They said it would, and they were right. They told me to wait it out, be patient, and just hang in there. It was only for a few months, a couple more weeks, then three days later the worst would be over. That’s what they said. I said something back, but it really isn’t fit to print. But, just like every other bit of bad behavior I have exhibited since May, I blamed it on the weather

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by Harvie Schreiber



Imagine strolling around our beautiful 12-acre sanctuary trailed by curious cats, while enjoying music, shopping, and some of the best food around! It’s almost here: The Cat House on the Kings 2019 Autumn/Holiday Open House Fundraiser is on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Cat House on the Kings Sanctuary on Kings River Road (at the end of Adams Avenue) in Parlier.

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by Jackie Dale



The past month has been very stressful. Adoptions have been slow, and the rescues have not been accepting cats because, big surprise, they are full to the rafters. My son’s medical condition has been in serious decline, and I have had to focus most of my attention on him and his needs. That means I have often been forced to say “no” when I would normally say “yes.” I’m trying to focus on clearing out my foster ladies before the cats get too much older. I’m still accepting the occasional bottle baby or two, but that’s about all I can handle at present.

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The Bully BOO! Walk

IN THE October 19 ISSUE

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by Bridgette Boothe


The Bully BOO! Walk, Fresno Bully Rescues’ largest fundraiser of the year, is coming up this Sunday, October 20, at Woodward Park, Fresno, California!

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