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Pets

How to Help Someone With a Loss of a Pet

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

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by staff


Losing a pet can be a harrowing experience for pet parents. Almost every parent has detested the idea of keeping a pet. But, once a cat or a dog enters their life, they get attached to the little fur ball. Every major event can indeed bring grief into your life, especially the loss of a pet. For a pet parent, this grief is colossal.

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Cat By the Tracks: Smudge & Kittens

IN THE February 20 ISSUE

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by Jeremy Goodrich


Meet Smudge! This sweet adult cat was unfortunately surrendered to our veterinarian in Santa Cruz. Of course, we said yes to putting her in our foster system and finding her a loving home. Her official owner had passed away, and the husband surrendered Smudge because it made him think of his wife who had passed away. Smudge has been in our foster system for about a month, and has been doing great.

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by Stephanie Cameron


This month I’d like to introduce a beautiful love story between two rat brothers and their human mom. The goal of Rattie Ratz Rescue since its inception 22 years ago has always been – and continues to be – finding loving forever homes for domesticated rats, a very misunderstood pet. Many do not understand the attraction of having rats as pets, but for those who have experienced the captivating playfulness and amiable nature there is no other animal companion quite like a rat.

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Three’s the Charm

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Jessica was rescued by Greater New York/New Jersey Scottie Rescue from a New York City shelter. The rescue was just in time as Jessica had been put on the euthanasia list. The shelter had determined that she was a biter.

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Mell’s Mutts: Pearl

IN THE January 30 ISSUE

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by Mell Garcia


In early October there was a post on social media that showed the picture of a beautiful dog sitting in a grassy area near a creek. The person who posted was asking for help because she believed this dog had been dumped. This area is notorious for dumped dogs, and this particular dog had been sitting in the exact spot for the entire day.

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by Sandra Murphy


This week we continue to catch up on our reviews with some more fun mysteries featuring pets, food, and books-Broadcast for Murder by J. C. Eaton, Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan, Murder in the Margins by Margaret Louden, and On Deadly Tides by Elizabeth Duncan.

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by Jackie Dale



This time last month I was up to my eyeballs in cats and kittens. Noodles, Klinger, and Vivienne were no longer containable in the bathtub, and my husband, though extremely tolerant of sharing the bathroom, was growing weary of their antics. There was the usual unrolling of the toilet paper, scattering of cat litter on the floor, and the emptying of the waste basket onto the floor, but when they started jumping on the legs of the unlucky seated person, things got serious. I clipped all their sharp little claws, but they were still inflicting scratches on those brave enough to enter. We have two bathrooms, but the second one is small and also had a cat in it.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Jennifer J. Chow


Mimi Lee has never been happier. The success of her pet grooming business Hollywoof continues to grow, with there being no shortage of Los Angelinos willing to indulge and pamper their companions. Pedicures, bling, dyed periwinkle hairdos – Mimi has seen it all and is more than willing to do her best to ethically and safely match their whims. Even her sister Alice is finding joy teaching at Roosevelt Elementary, as her new Principal is more welcoming than her previous boss and always willing to hand out hugs.

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Cats By The Tracks

IN THE January 16 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



KRL would like to welcome local animal rescue Cats By The Tracks to KRL’s growing list of animal rescue columns. Their first column will go up next month, but we took some time this month to get to know them a little better. We chatted with their coordinator Jeremy Goodrich. Jeremy helps rescue animals, find foster families, and approve adoptions. He also manages their social media and website, as well as their donation platform. Cats By The Tracks is currently located in Fresno, as well as Santa Cruz County. They have adoption centers throughout California, and rescue animals from all over California.

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Rats in the COVID Shuffle: The Shrews

IN THE January 16 ISSUE

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by Alyssa Nader


Rattie Ratz mission is to find loving forever homes for all the rats who come our way. Many of our volunteers (including myself!) enjoy our own personal ratties just like the folks who adopt from us. Since we are in the business of rescue, we often come across our future pets at unexpected times and in unexpected ways.

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5 Steps to Finding an Online Vet

IN THE January 11 ISSUE

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by staff


Taking your pet to the vet every time they feel even a little sick is a tiring task. Yet, you cannot simply take your pet’s health for granted as it might be something serious.

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by Lee Juslin



Hyacinth, a little Scottie girl, lived on a farm with two other Scotties and an assortment of farm animals. When her owner died, the Scottie came into the Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue, and the farm animals were placed in appropriate homes.

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by Kelly Brakenhoff


Not everyone loves dogs.
Shocking statement, I know. A series of dogs have left their indelible marks on me from childhood through today. As a young girl, my constant companion was Susie our Beagle, who should have been named Houdini, because she escaped on a weekly basis. Recently, our family said goodbye to Sadie, a fifteen-year-old black Cockapoo. She grew up with our sons and daughter, entertained them with her tricks, and cuddled anyone sitting on a couch.

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The Best Pet Insurance for 2021

IN THE January 4 ISSUE

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by staff


Ever wondered what makes Pumpkin pet insurance perfect? In fact, what would make the best pet insurance overall? Well, there are a few things that we believe to be absolutely necessary when you are getting your hands on a pet insurance plan for your furry friend. Here they are.

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