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Pets

by Lee Juslin



Cassandra is part of Col. Potter’s Mix-It-Up, non Cairn rescues. These dogs are not Cairns and are often, like Cassandra, a mix of several breeds. Like the Cairns Col. Potter rescues, these mixed breeds have been fully vetted for any health needs and are not ready for adoption until the vetting and an analysis of the dog’s personality have been done by an experienced Col. Potter foster parent. One advantage of adopting a Mix-It-Up rescue is that you may just get a very special little dog, like Cassandra.

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by Gwen Romack


When I started introducing the world to our rescue Finn, the question I got most was, “What kind of dog is he?” That was often followed by, “A what?” Vizsla (veeeeeshhluh) are a Hungarian breed known for their sensitive and clingy personality. They’re known as “Velcro” dogs because they’re almost always touching their person if they can be. Finn is actually a Veagle, a Vizsla mixed with Beagle and some Pittie sprinkled in for good measure. This combination, it turns out, makes for a hilarious, stubborn, vocal little dictator we like to pretend isn’t the boss of us.

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by Jackie Dale



I’m starting this column with some updates from last month. The starving cat TNR project was completed and the relocation of the cats was successful. F. Scott, who had to have his tail amputated after evil children lit a firecracker on it, went to rescue. I don’t usually ask for updates on the cats I send to rescue but F. Scott was a special cat. He was adopted almost immediately! I had no doubts; he had a stellar personality.

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by Cynthia Chow


This week we have reviews of 2 dog related mysteries perfect for pet loving mystery readers-Hanging Falls: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery By Margaret Mizushima and Bending the Paw: A Paw Enforcement Novel by Diane Kelly.

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by Alyssa Nader


Our mission at Rattie Ratz is to find all ratties who come to us to find a loving, forever home. An important step along the way is often a foster home.
Not everyone knows that Rattie Ratz is an all-volunteer, decentralized organization. There is no central, large, rat-shaped building with a big sign that says “Rattie Ratz” (maybe one day!). Rather, we base our rescue efforts on volunteers’ love and homes.

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by Wendy Hunter


Howdy boys and girls, and welcome to a questionable Fall season. It’s November, and today’s temp is 81 degrees, but just a couple weeks ago, it was 93, and my air conditioning began wondering if it would ever get a break. I’m still not sure if I should bust out my winter coat or keep my strappy sandals close by for another unexpected heat wave. By the time you read this, Halloween will have come and gone, without the laughter of kids in costumes or the sound of their feet as they scamper down the sidewalk.

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Lindenny

IN THE November 7 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Lindenny was turned into a shelter by her owners. With the arrival of a baby, they felt uneasy with Lindenny around the baby. When the shelter received Lindenny, they called Col. Potter Cairn Rescue thinking she was a Cairn.

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by Harvie Schreiber



At The Cat House on the Kings, our goal is to place the right cat or kitten in just the right home, and we’re always thrilled to receive adopter feedback that lets us know that we were successful. On the 4th of July, under the “rockets’ red glare,” a sweet kitten named Crackers was born. He was abandoned by his mother and rescued at four days old. His foster mom said he was a “fire cracker” and the name “Crackers” stuck.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murpy


This week we have 3 mysteries perfect for your Halloween reading including sweets, cats, and haunted mansions-Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery by Laura Jensen Walker, A Case of Cat and Mouse: A Magical Cats Mystery by Sofie Kelly, and Haunted Homicide: A Haunted Mansion Mystery By Lucy Ness.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Phyllis

IN THE October 17 ISSUE

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by Becky Holly


Recently I was helping out at the emergency shelter for family animals displaced by the Creek Fire when an elderly gentleman arrived looking very tired and broken. He asked for help retrieving his dog, Phyllis, from his vehicle. Because Phyllis was a Pit Bull and the owner told shelter staff she was hard to handle, I was asked to get her from the car and set her up in a temporary crate for her stay.

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by Jackie Dale



This month I begin my column with my current project, an eight-cat TNR in a nearby town. However in this case, the “R” will stand for “relocate.” Why? Because the cats were literally being starved to death. The story goes that an elderly woman had been feeding a small groups of cats at her home. The woman recently passed away. The daughter kept feeding the cats. Then one of the cats had kittens. Her siblings told her to stop feeding the cats so they “will go away.” Now for purposes of clarification, these siblings live in another part of the state so why they would even be so interested is puzzling.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Melissa Bourbon



All books tell stories, but some people are able to read more than just the words on the pages. As young Pippin Hawthorne will soon learn, her family has been both gifted and cursed to be bibliomancers, ancient practicers who foretell the future and truths through messages hidden within book passages. Pippin knows nothing of this when she and her twin brother return to Devil’s Cove, though, as they have only come to the island off of North Carolina’s Outer Banks to settle their inheritance of their late grandmother’s falling down beach house.

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by Sandra Murphy


In Greenwich, Connecticut, Melanie Travis teaches at the prestigious Howard Academy. The school runs smoothly, except for those times Melanie gets involved in murder cases, strictly as a way to help friends, of course.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Special Wednesday

IN THE October 10 ISSUE

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by Paula Hunsaker


Wednesday was rescued from CCSPCA, a high-kill shelter, with her sibling. I was at the shelter at the right time when Wednesday and her sibling were surrendered to the shelter at one month old after their mom was killed by a car, stated by the person that was surrendering them to the shelter.

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