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Animal Rescue Adventures

by Harvie Schreiber



If you have ever gone to your pantry or cupboard looking for something and been disappointed to find that you’ve run out, you will understand what it feels like for The Cat House on the Kings (CHOTK) staff to see our supply of kitten kibble, kitten canned food, cat supplements and other cat supplies dwindling. Bare spots on our storage shelves make us anxious, and we sometimes worry about not having sufficient supplies on hand to use for the hundreds of cats and kittens in our care. CHOTK has an Amazon Wishlist, and we keep it updated with the food and supplies that our staff needs to care for the cats and kittens in our care.

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My Oh My Sweet As Pie

IN THE July 18 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Dottie, a little Westie about seven years old, was picked up by a city shelter when she was found wandering alone on the streets. She had numerous health problems, so the shelter called Lone Star Westie Rescue (LSWR).

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by Jackie Dale



Some of you (hopefully) noticed I did not have a column last month. Unfortunately, my son, who was 28, passed away after a long illness. Frankie had a degenerative brain disease that progressed very slowly, finally ending my sweet boy’s life on what was possibly the worst day of my life. But for at least three people, the worst day of my life was the best day of their life because we decided to donate Frankie’s organs.

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by Alyssa Nader


Kelly got Remington (Remy, a black Berkshire boy) and Ralph (a variegated gray boy) on her birthday weekend this January.
“They were a gift to myself after losing my two boys in the fall of 2019, one being my heart rat. I was very excited to get babies again, and boys are my absolute favorite!”

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by Lee Juslin



Finnegan, a five-year-old Scottie, was living in an unstable home, which was not safe for this sweet Scottie. He spent time in a kennel with his housemate, a Cocker Spaniel, that was pulled from the kennel by Cocker Spaniel Rescue. Finnegan was then placed with a friend of the owner. The placement didn’t work out, so Finnegan went to Scottish Terrier Rescue of New York/New Jersey.

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by Harvie Schreiber



As temperatures increase in the summer, so does the rescue pace at The Cat House on the Kings. The Cat House has two fundraisers that have just started, and we can really, really use your help. First, we have our “Every Kitten Counts” fundraiser that runs now through the first week of July. We’ve rescued about 800 kittens so far this year, and our goal is to raise the equivalent of $35 per kitten to help us offset the incredible costs of providing vaccinations, flea and deworming medication, spaying/neutering, and other vet care, as well as food and litter costs for 800 kittens!

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Kazoo

IN THE June 20 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


First and foremost FBR would like to express our humble gratitude towards our extraordinary supporters, adopters, and fosters who have helped when we needed it the most. Though time will pass and life return to a more normal pace, your invaluable support will be remembered. You made sure our dogs were well taken care, and they appreciate you!

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by Stephanie Cameron


When people think to adopt from a rescue, what some may not realize is that for every animal adopted, there are many more still in foster care and some of these animals may never leave the rescue. Groups such as Rattie Ratz, a non-profit dedicated to rescuing and rehoming domestic pet rats in the San Francisco Bay Area, developed a sanctuary program so that these animals will always be safe and taken care of, even if they can’t find a home outside the rescue.

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by Lee Juslin



Duncan, a Scottie/Airedale mix, came into NY/NJ Scottie Rescue a very frightened little boy. Judged to be about a year old, he was very young acting, probably because he was not socialized. He had spent most of his short life in a crate or chained outside. He was terrified of other dogs and people and had no experience as a beloved pet.

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by Harvie Schreiber



We’re more than five months into 2020 and The Cat House on the Kings has already rescued more than 630 cats and kittens. Based on the seemingly endless calls we receive about pregnant cats and unexpected kittens, it’s clear to us that the cat population of the Central Valley isn’t social distancing nor are they sheltering in place. Fortunately for us, and for the cats and kittens that we’re rescuing, caring people are stepping forward to help us foster some of these rescues or we’d never be able to do what we do.

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by Alyssa Nader


Jennifer and her family adopted two rattie boys from Rattie Ratz in December. We spoke to her (and heard in her kids’ own words!) about how they’re doing in their new forever home.

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by Jackie Dale



The past month has been interesting to say the least. I live in the country surrounded by orange trees, and every year the trees bloom for about a three-week period. During this time bee keepers bring their hives in so their bees can make the oh-so-luscious orange blossom honey. There are literally hundreds of hives in a one-mile radius of my home. Every year a bee keeper from Sacramento rents a piece of my land for his hives for which I receive a bit of cash and a gallon of honey.

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by Lee Juslin



Imagine being just a baby and finding yourself alone on the mean streets. This was the situation for little Conrad.
Found wandering the streets and taken in by a local shelter, Conrad was eventually rescued by Col. Potter Cairn Rescue. At only eleven pounds, heartworm positive, and just eight months old, the Col. Potter volunteers could only imagine the horrors this little Cairn had seen and experienced. He was terrified and hard to hold still for the vet to treat him.

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by Harvie Schreiber



If this were an ordinary year, I would be writing about The Cat House on the King’s Spring Open House which had been scheduled for April 18, before it was canceled due to the global pandemic. I would write about the beautiful weather, the myriad visitors, the dozens of vendors, our amazing silent auction, and how much money we raised to help us provide for the hundreds of senior cats, kittens, special needs cats, and injured cats in our care.

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