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Animal Rescue Adventures

by Jackie Dale



August proved to be a long, difficult month. It was like moving heaven and earth to get cats and kittens either adopted or into rescue. People are either still vacationing or getting ready to return to school. The unrelenting heat certainly did not help. Throw in a few medical issues and sometimes you just want to throw up your hands and give up. But the cats are depending on us and in reality, if I give up, then I’m stuck with a lot of cats.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The entire issue of Kings River Life is over on KRL News and Reviews this week due to some more much needed maintenance over here on KRL. So please hop on over there and check out all the fun articles up this week. We have a review of the latest season of Grantchester, reviews and giveaways of several mysteries, local arts articles, a local restaurant article, and two animal rescue articles!

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by Harvie Schreiber



As the temperatures rise during the summer months, things tend to slow down in the cat rescue business. Well, giving and donations tend to slow down; people are on vacation, or are getting ready for back to school, or they are working on summer projects. But at The Cat House on the Kings, the rising summer temperatures mean rising power bills (we pump our own water from a well, after all), as well as rising numbers of cats and kittens.

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Tiggy, a Velcro Dog

IN THE August 24 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Tiggy, a young Cairn, was turned into NY/NJ Scottie Rescue when his owner lost her husband. She was overwhelmed with the loss and didn’t have the time to give Tiggy the attention he craved and was used to. The lady’s sister was a breeder and gave her a Scottie puppy hoping it would cheer her up.

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by Stephanie Cameron


Johnny and Cassie[/caption]Below is the story of Johnny, a big rat with an even larger personality, whose antics both entertained and exasperated his human mother Cassie Columbus. Cassie describes how a few summers ago, she reached out to Rattie Ratz Rescue with the intent to foster, but quickly discovered that Johnny and his three brothers were just too special to give up. Cassie’s recount of her heartwarming relationship with trouble child Johnny from his first moments with her, to his last, will leave you feeling both heartened and wistful.

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by Arianna Padilla


Bambi is a lovable eight-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix available for adoption at our Dog Adoption Center. Bambi came to Valley Animal Center in January of this year from the local animal control facility where she was surrendered due to the passing of her owner. Nearly seven months later, Bambi is still waiting to find her forever home.

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by Jackie Dale




The only the thing in July that was more unrelenting than the heat, was the flow of cats and kittens needing help. You have to learn to say “no” if you want to retain any semblance of your sanity. You also have to learn that you just can’t save them all. There just isn’t enough time, money, and room to do that. Well, technically, if more people stepped up we would have enough of all those things. But most of the time, it’s the same old song and dance.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cate Conte


It’s off season on Daybreak Island, a time to repair, update, and plan for the next tourist season. Some businesses remain open, at least on a limited basis, for islanders. Maddie’s business, JJ’s House of Purrs is no exception. If you can stand the noise of the carpenters working to redo the layout of the old house, then the cat café is open, serving pastries and drinks, and furnishing a cat or ten to keep you company. If you should fall in love with one of them, no worries, they’re all available for adoption.

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Kritter Kids Kountry Korner

IN THE August 3 ISSUE

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by Ron & Angie Van Herwyn



Kritter Kids was the original name of the company when I began it in August of 2005, after I retired from the military. I was a disabled veteran and my life was about to change. At the end of August, a friend handed me two handicapped raccoons. That is how it started.

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by Harvie Schreiber



July has been a month of rescues for The Cat House on the Kings with cats and kittens coming in from near and far, through water and fire, to be rescued and safe at our 12-acre sanctuary along the Kings River.

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by Lee Juslin




A beautiful wheaten Scottie, Bailee, is a big boy at about thirty pounds. He has had a rough time, but has a lot of love and companionship to give to the right forever home. His original owner was an older man who had an accident and could no longer take care of Bailee. Instead of calling Scottie Rescue, Bailee was sent to a North Carolina shelter. He became stressed at losing his home and being dragged off by a stranger, so he bit the animal control officer.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


So many mystery novels are coming out all the time it is impossible to keep up! So once again we find ourselves playing catch up with a wonderful group of new and fairly new mysteries-Down in Flames: A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery by Cheryl Hollon, Guilty as Charred: A Cook-Off Mystery by Devon Delaney, Left Fur Dead: A Jules & Bun Mystery by J. M. Griffin, Seeing Red: A Red Herring Mystery by Dana Dratch, and Murder’s No Votive Confidence: A Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery by Christin Brecher.

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by Arianna Padilla


Pringle is a male two-year-old Siberian husky available for adoption at our Dog Adoption Center. Pringle first arrived at Valley Animal Center as a puppy in May of 2017 from animal control services. He was quickly adopted within days of being at our shelter. Unfortunately, a month later Pringle was brought back to us. He was adopted out yet again at the end of June 2017, and we had hoped this was his forever home.

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by Lee Juslin



Encino came to Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue from a hoarding situation where he was in a yard with a total of ninety dogs. Terrified of being crated, he was not easy to rescue. However, surprisingly given the hoarding conditions, he is not aggressive; no growling or barking.

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