Valley Animal Center: New Spawtlight Webpage Sparks Interest in Long Term Adoptables

by Juan Guitron

At the start of January, Valley Animal Center implemented a new social media strategy to find their adoptables loving homes. We have recently introduced a new Spawtlight page in order to feature pets that have had trouble getting adopted. These poor adoptables are often overlooked by potential adopters for one reason or another. The goal is not only to highlight these animals but also to educate the public as to why animals have behaviors some deem undesirable.

Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Lots of Kittens/TNR/Look Back at 2023

by Jackie Dale

It has been a few months since my last column. There has been so much going on that finding the time to sit and write has proved quite elusive. I left off in mid-September as the vet was returning from an extended vacation. “Popeye” had just had successful eye surgery. He was subsequently adopted by my son as a companion for his other cat.

Feral Paws Rescue: The Adventures of Bobby and Zubie

by Paula Hunsacker

Bobby and Zubie, both rescued from high-kill shelters, are permanent residents at Feral Paws Rescue and both have endeared themselves to everyone here—especially Zubie, to our CEO, Paula. Both quickly became two of her personal cats, and one could say it was “love at first sight”. This story is about how both Bobby and Zubie became Rescue residents and favorites.

Pet & Christmas Mysteries By Sofie Kelly and Amber Camp

by Sandra Murphy

We have a pair of animal related mysteries this week and one of them even involves Christmas-Paws to Remember by Sofie Kelly & Trotting Into Trouble by Amber Camp. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of both books and links to purchase them from Amazon at the end of each review--you may not see those links if you have adblocker.

Help Valley Animal Center give homeless dogs and cats a Thanksgiving feast

by Juan Guitron

Valley Animal Center’s annual campaign, “Birds of a Feather, Feed Together,” returns this month. It is a fundraising campaign that seeks to raise enough funds to give their adoptables a Thanksgiving feast. When a person donates in person at any of one of its departments, the donor receives a paper turkey feather to write their name on. Each feather is added to a large turkey banner displayed in the grand lobby.

Nine Lives and Alibis By Cate Conte: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Maddie James has always felt the pressure to live up to her family’s name, what with her father being the CEO of the only hospital on Daybreak Island and her mother a local business magnate and community leader. So Maddie knows that when her sister Sam recruits her and their other sister Val for the Daybreak Island Haunted Halloween Festival, the family’s all-in philosophy will keep Maddie busy juggling tasks to ensure success.