Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Take These Cats Please

by Jackie Dale

The past month has been a literal “catnado” of cats. Just since my last column I have sent 30 cats to rescue and helped fix over 50 cats. The bulk of those were TNR projects but some were private pets. I help people get appointments and navigate the Cat House on the Kings new voucher system. It is pretty simple but not everyone is computer savvy so I help them get the vouchers, make the appointments and often I must assist with transporting the cat as well.

Valley Animal Center: Senior and FIV-positive cat, Edwina, Searches for a Home of Her Own

by Alisia Sanchez & Juan Guitron

Edwina (Animal ID: 25792) is a petite six-year-old cutie who was brought to Valley Animal Center by a local animal advocate last year in June. Edwina was malnourished, and her patchy fur was a result of ringworm. With the appropriate care and treatment, Edwina gained weight and her fur grew back. She is now available for adoption but is having a difficult time finding a furever home.

Valley Animal Center: Wonderful Wilfred

by Casey Nagle

Wilfred is a five-year-old Terrier mix that came to Valley Animal Center in 2016. Wilfred was adopted, but unfortunately was returned to the center two years later because the owner was moving into a senior-living facility. Wilfred is shy and a bit timid around new people and dogs. This Terrier mix loves toys and is a great lap dog once he gets acclimated to his surroundings.

Absinthe without Leave A Midnight Louie Café Noir Mystery By Carole Nelson Douglas

by Cynthia Chow

From A to Z readers have faithfully followed Midnight Louie, the detective cat with attitude, through his adventures in Las Vegas. The romantic and extremely suspenseful fates of his frequent human companions were finally resolved in Cat in an Alphabet Endgame, with Public Relations whiz Temple Barr, late night radio host Matt Devine, and Mystifying Max magician Max Kinsella all finding variations of their own Happily Ever After.

Feral Paws Rescue: Three Lives Saved

by Lupe Gore

Pumpkin is a beautiful, large, seven-year old orange and white cat who Feral Paws Rescue saved from the CCSPCA (Fresno) over two years ago. She had been surrendered to the CCSPCA after the death of her human owner. She was at the main rescue site for a while and acclimated to life there, when a call came from a senior citizen who was looking for a cat to share her small apartment.

Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge By Laura Levine: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy

Jaine Austen (no relation) is a well-known writer. Well, she wrote that slogan for the Toiletmasters Plumbers. Everybody knows that one. Christmas is slow for writers so she and neighbor Lance are house sitting for one of his shoe buying customers. The house is a mansion, full of antiques and baubles like Ming vases and Fabergé eggs. It is also off limits for pets.

Valley Animal Center: Tim and Tom

by Vanessa Villanueva

Tim and Tom are two of the many adult cats available for adoption at Valley Animal Center. They have both been in our care for a few years. Unfortunately they have not found their forever home because they are often overlooked since they are positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).