A California Magazine with Local Focus and Global Appeal:
Community - Entertainment - Human Interest


Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


Animal Rescue Adventures

by Jackie Dale



I get lots of phone calls, emails, and texts about cats. So many in fact that when I received a call from an unknown phone number, I fully expected it to be about cats. When the call turned out not to be about cats, I started laughing which then forced me to explain to my caller. I’m pretty sure she was wondering if I was just a bit nuts. However, I do receive many calls.

{ 0 comments }

by Stephanie Cameron


Rattie Ratz Rescue is a non-profit organization located in the California Bay Area that is dedicated to saving domestic pet rats in need. Rattie Ratz is fully driven by volunteers who donate their time, energy and resources in their common goal to help domestic rats find loving homes.

{ 0 comments }

by Lee Juslin



One fateful morning Josie, a foster parent of Westie Central Rescue, opened her email as usual, but this time it proved to be an action that was to change her life.

{ 3 comments }

Ride, Sally, Ride

IN THE February 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2020 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
SECTIONS

by Lee Juslin



Julie is an in-take coordinator for Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue. As such, part of her responsibilities include maintaining contact with a number of area shelters for Cairns and Cairn mixes that need rescue. When Julie received an email from her contact at a New York City shelter, it had some heartbreaking photo attachments.

{ 0 comments }

by Harvie Schreiber



2020 has arrived at The Cat House on the Kings in the form of more living space for the senior cats at our sanctuary. Cat House on the Kings Founder/Director explained that a few months ago (while giving booster shots to the seniors), they realized that they had close to 100 senior cats! Lynea explained that, “a few months ago we took in 40 more cats (mostly seniors) from a woman with health issues, and a rescue in the East Bay that was closing.

{ 0 comments }

by Jackie Dale



I’m starting out the year with nearly empty kitten rooms. I had several private adoptions including a beautiful fluffy kitten that had been abandoned by the river. My last two adoptables, the polydactyl brother and sister, went to rescue on New Year’s Eve. Peter and Paulette had been previously rejected due to a teensy spot of ringworm. Time and due diligence paid off and the six-month-olds passed the test this time, free and clear.

{ 0 comments }

Valley Animal Center: Meet Mickey!

IN THE January 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2020 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
SECTIONS

by Arianna Padilla


Mickey is a nine-year-old male Doberman mix who has been at Valley Animal Center since September of 2019. Mickey’s New Year’s wish is to find his loving, and true forever home.

{ 1 comment }

Sydney, Looking for Love

IN THE January 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2020 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
SECTIONS

by Lee Juslin



Sydney is a friendly Scottie mix that is about eight years old. He was sent to a New York City shelter, and they contacted NY/NJ Scottie Rescue. Sydney had a number of health issues including an unidentified lump on his throat. He also needed dental work, and since the rescue has no health records, he was given a thorough vet check-up plus blood work.

{ 0 comments }

by Harvie Schreiber



It was a busy 2019 for The Cat House on the Kings. As of mid-December, we have rescued: 1,478 cats and kittens; we have adopted out (or sent to other rescues) 1,067 cats and kittens; and have spayed/neutered about 4,500 animals! The relatively mild weather of central California means that “kitten season” really lasts all year long, and we’re STILL rescuing cats and kittens from the cold.

{ 0 comments }

by Jackie Dale



December has turned into a brisk month for adoptions. September and October were absolutely dead. We hardly moved any cats at all. Between the shelters taking in animals from all the areas hit by the fires, two of the rescues we work with had to deal with major hoarding situations which filled all available spaces. Thanksgiving is approaching and we finally got the call.

{ 0 comments }

by Lorie Lewis Ham



This time of year we seem to think even more about those in need, so we at KRL like to feature some of the groups that help people in need in various ways. This week we are taking a look once again (we first interviewed them in 2013) at the amazing work of Westside Rescue in Fresno, whose mission is to serve the homeless pet owners of downtown Fresno by providing supplemental pet food, preventative vaccines, and spay and neuter services for their companion animals.

{ 1 comment }

Valley Animal Center: Joseph the Cat

IN THE December 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
SECTIONS

by Arianna Padilla


Joseph is a Domestic Short Hair cat who has been at Valley Animal Center since February of this year. Joseph is approximately seven years old and resides in the Cat Adoption Center, napping the days away. Joseph hopes to find his forever home soon, so he can nap in the comfort of a warm home.

{ 1 comment }

Cedric, A Scottie/Schnauzer Mix

IN THE December 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
SECTIONS

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.

{ 1 comment }

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.

{ 0 comments }

  • Arts & Entertainment

  • Books & Tales

  • Community

  • Education

  • Food Fun

  • Helping Hands

  • Hometown History

  • Pets

  • Teens

  • Terrific Tales