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by Joyce Brandon

The very patient editor of this online magazine, Lorie Ham, knows that every month my article will be past due. Often times the inspiration for my article waits to grab hold of me until the weekend it is due. This month was no exception, my article is late, but the inspiration was exceptional and I think worth waiting for.


by Joyce Brandon

I thought it would be fun this month to look back over a year’s worth of articles and give you some updates on a few of my favorite stories. Time doesn’t stand still and neither does rescue. As soon as we finish with one need, the next is waiting; more often than not they overlap. We bury the sad and celebrate the happy: that is how we manage to keep going.


Animal Compassion Team Gets Adoption Center

IN THE September 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham

Animal Compassion Team of California (ACT) is a local animal rescue that until now has been operating out of foster homes. Recently though that all began to change. KRL had the opportunity to chat with Joyce Brandon, co-founder and board member of ACT, about those changes.


You’ve Been Renned


FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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by Joyce Brandon

I have been involved in animal rescue for four or five years now. I have fostered hundreds of dogs and cats, young and old, small and large, sweet and not so sweet; but, this is the first time I’ve fostered a dog worthy of his own verb. You’ve been renned is a phrase I’ve started using and anyone who knows my foster dog Ren knows exactly what I mean. I am convinced the term renned will be to calamity as Google is to search.


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