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by Sandra Murphy


Passing boaters thought the Doral’s owners were below decks. It was only when they were close enough to see a man sprawled on the deck, they thought it was odd. Before they got near, the Doral exploded. Without bodies, it’s assumed three men, pharmaceutical executives, who were seen on the yacht were dead. The Jersey State Police declared the incident a triple homicide based on signs of a bomb found in the debris and wreckage.

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by Jean Rabe


I have a one-eyed pug pup asleep on my lap. She’s a breeder surrender, and she squeezes between me and the keyboard. I manage to write like this.

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My Oh My Sweet As Pie

IN THE July 18 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Dottie, a little Westie about seven years old, was picked up by a city shelter when she was found wandering alone on the streets. She had numerous health problems, so the shelter called Lone Star Westie Rescue (LSWR).

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Kazoo

IN THE June 20 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


First and foremost FBR would like to express our humble gratitude towards our extraordinary supporters, adopters, and fosters who have helped when we needed it the most. Though time will pass and life return to a more normal pace, your invaluable support will be remembered. You made sure our dogs were well taken care, and they appreciate you!

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by Lee Juslin



Duncan, a Scottie/Airedale mix, came into NY/NJ Scottie Rescue a very frightened little boy. Judged to be about a year old, he was very young acting, probably because he was not socialized. He had spent most of his short life in a crate or chained outside. He was terrified of other dogs and people and had no experience as a beloved pet.

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by Cynthia Chow


Steve Levitan would be the first to declare that his Golden Retriever Rochester was responsible for turning around his human’s life. After two miscarriages led to now ex-wife’s compulsive shopping habit, Steve wielded his considerable computer skills to hack into three credit bureaus and block her ability to spend. Unfortunately, that also led to his being caught and imprisoned for a year, forcing him to rebuild his life into an administrator at Eastern College.

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The Inspiration For Dickens the Dog

IN THE May 27 ISSUE

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by Kathy Manos Penn


In my Dickens & Christie cozy mystery series, Leta Parker owns a Great Pyrenees named Dickens, but not just any Pyr. Hers is a dwarf; they do exist, just not in great numbers. You can’t go out and find one at a pet store or get one from a breeder. They’re anomalies.

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by Lee Juslin



Imagine being just a baby and finding yourself alone on the mean streets. This was the situation for little Conrad.
Found wandering the streets and taken in by a local shelter, Conrad was eventually rescued by Col. Potter Cairn Rescue. At only eleven pounds, heartworm positive, and just eight months old, the Col. Potter volunteers could only imagine the horrors this little Cairn had seen and experienced. He was terrified and hard to hold still for the vet to treat him.

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by Sandra Murphy


Wally is an Airedale puppy, in training to be a cadaver recovery dog. His person, Jazz, works as an administrative assistant at St. Catherine’s school for girls. It’s time for the annual career day and the school is jam packed—except for one guest who’s had a minor car accident.

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by Terese Shaw


As most folks are aware, Fresno Bully Rescue is a mostly shelter based, meaning all of our dogs live at our facility. Puppies do not live at the shelter so this dictates that our wonderful fosters generally care for puppies only. Our current nationwide crisis has forced us all to stay home and shelter in place, meaning extra time to hang out at home. So, as everything has slowed down and folks are home, some have opened their homes and hearts to a dog in need and are fostering.

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by Wendy Hunter


My fellow Americans, the world has officially gone mad. People are sheltering in place with Netflix and Domino’s, while trying to keep the kindergarteners entertained. This is the time when we earth dwellers need to find a common ground and be there for one another during this crazy, germ-filled crisis. Instead of stock-piling all the Kleenex, Purell, and Lysol we can find, let’s think about our fellow man.

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Bartlett, a City Boy

IN THE March 14 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



When Bartlett was turned into the busy New York City shelter, the shelter workers thought he looked like a Cairn. When the shelter called Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, a rescue volunteer came to take the little dog. She knew right away the dog was not a Cairn, but with only six hours left before he would be euthanized, she couldn’t leave him.

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by Wendy Hunter


My father was a good man. Tall and lanky, kind and good humored. He truly had a dog who loved him. During the four short weeks my dad bravely fought a losing battle with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Miss Cocoa never left his side. When we brought him home from the hospital, I thought Cocoa was going to implode from excitement.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Soleil

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


’After watching a pair of Bullies that had obviously been cruelly dumped a few weeks prior, a caring Fresno water district employee contacted Fresno Bully Rescue. It wasn’t the first time dogs had been intentionally abandoned in the area, we found the corpse of a deceased dog on the same canal.

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