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Animal Rescue Adventures

by Lee Juslin



Robbie is a terrier mix who was picked up on the mean streets and sent to a shelter. Fortunately for Robbie, the shelter contacted Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, and he is now safely in a loving CP foster home.

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by Terese Shaw


Hola and happy new year to everyone! Just a quick shout out to all of our staff, adopters, fosters, donors, volunteers, and everyone that helped us round out a wonderful year.

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by Paula Hunsaker


Our rescue, receives so many emails daily asking for help in receiving cats and kittens. Our board has a policy of taking in only animals from high-kill shelters, because the cats and kittens in high-kill shelters have such a short period of time before being euthanized. Our rescue currently has pull rights at 17 shelters in California. As the CEO/Founder of this rescue, I can step up to help non-shelter cats and kittens depending on their stories. I honestly try not to override that policy because so many cats and kittens need help in kill shelters.

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Animal Rescue of Fresno—A New Year

IN THE January 8 ISSUE

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by Wendy Hunter


Happy New Year kids! Today is the first day of January 2022, and also my sister Kelly’s birthday. I won’t tell you how old she is because that would be tacky (62), and there’s no call for that. Mom and I didn’t do any sort of celebrating last night because we were too busy watching Dr. Pol. As a matter of fact, I totally forgot to bust out the bubbly, but only because I was in bed by 10:00. Yup, it was a crazy festival of homemade tortellini soup and leftover yule log. Hey, we Golden Girls know how to party!

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Mell’s Mutts: Biggie and Smalls

IN THE December 18 ISSUE

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by Elayne Gonzalez


Mell’s Mutts helps dogs that are in danger at shelters and sometimes dogs cross our paths and we work day and night to ensure their safety and get them to safety. This is the story of two dogs that were living alongside a train track for weeks and possibly even months.

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Feral Paws Rescue: CoCo

IN THE December 11 ISSUE

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by Paula Hunsaker


Coco is a very special kitty in our family. Awhile ago I took my granddaughter to CCSPCA, a high-kill shelter, to pick up kitties that our rescue was pulling. While bringing in carriers to pick up the kitties. My granddaughter was looking at the kitties in the stray cattery. She came running out of the stray area and telling me, “Grandma, I found a kitty, and I want to save the kitty’s life. Grandma, come look at the kitty. Can we save this kitty?” I told her let’s go look at the kitty. She grabbed my hand and told me, “Come. Oh, Grandma, come and see the kitty.”

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Valley Animal Center (VAC) is one of many wonderful animal rescues in the Fresno area. Next weekend they will be having a special Christmas event called Christmas in the Park, and we took a moment to chat with Alisia Sanchez, their Marketing Manager, about the event.

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Mell’s Mutts: Eric, Simba, and Murphy

IN THE November 27 ISSUE

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by Elayne Gonzalez


We’d like to introduce you to a few really special little guys: Prince Eric, Simba, and Murphy. All three found themselves at our local city kill shelter. They sat there unclaimed and all alone, and all three were in danger of being euthanized. They were all so withdrawn, scared, and in horrible physical condition, but we could see past that and…well, let us tell you all about them.

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by Jackie Dale



Since this will be my last column for the year of 2021, I went through my notebook to compile some statistics. I try my best to log in everything I do, but I may forget once in a while. However, the numbers are pretty accurate. Drumroll please!

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Hines, a Fifty-Seven Variety Lover

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Hines is part of Col. Potter’s Mix-It-Up adoption group. Cheryl, one of his foster parents, thinks he is part terrier and part Chihuahua. She doesn’t know much about his background because he was found as a stray. However, she feels he may have had a family at one time but was not well treated.

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by Paula Hunsaker


Peg and Micky were both rescued from CCSPCA, a high-kill shelter in Fresno. Both have medical issues which meant that they were both listed on the daily urgent list, and they would be euthanized at the end of the day they were posted. Sadly, when a medical issue cat is posted, they are overlooked by other rescues for the expense in having to deal with the medical issues, unless they have a private sponsor who will pay for medical procedures. When Peg and Micky were posted, I kept looking at their photos during the day.

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by Jackie Dale



Did you miss me? I didn’t write a column last month because my personal life has been in chaos.
For the past few months, I have been caring for a dear friend of over 25 years. She was diagnosed with stage four cancer and was basically in hospice. She also has an adult son who is autistic. She needed a lot of help and her family members were some distance away. Even though I was a little slow because of my foot, I spent a lot of time helping her.

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Mell’s Mutts: Rosie and Lazarus

IN THE October 30 ISSUE

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by Elayne Gonzalez


Mell’s Mutts started because we saw a great need to assist our community with spay and neuter services. Each year we help several hundreds of people with either low cost or no cost spay/neuter for their pets.
Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we haven’t had the opportunity to help this past year as much as we usually do, however, we found another great need in our community: to assist dogs with major medical issues.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Darius

IN THE October 23 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


It’s hard to imagine how anyone could mistreat a four-legged friend. They are such loving and loyal companions. Yet, all too often we hear of Pitbulls who are abused, neglected, and abandoned. Some of the lucky ones find their way to rescues where they are given a second chance at a happy ending and can be adopted into good, loving homes.

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