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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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by Lee Juslin



One fateful morning Josie, a foster parent of Westie Central Rescue, opened her email as usual, but this time it proved to be an action that was to change her life.

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A Pair of K-9 Mysteries

IN THE January 25 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy


This week we have a pair of K-9 mysteries-No Man’s Land: An FBI K-9 series by Sara Driscoll and Tracking Game: Timber Creek K-9 Mystery Margaret Mizushima. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of both books, along with links you can use to purchase them.

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Valley Animal Center: Meet Mickey!

IN THE January 11 ISSUE

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by Arianna Padilla


Mickey is a nine-year-old male Doberman mix who has been at Valley Animal Center since September of 2019. Mickey’s New Year’s wish is to find his loving, and true forever home.

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by Sandra Murphy



Andy Carpenter is a lawyer, but he doesn’t like to take cases. Thankfully, he has enough money that he doesn’t have to work. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t get lured into it now and again. For instance, his wife Laurie has arranged for him to represent a K9 officer and his dog. The officer is retiring, but the department wants his dog to keep working in spite of age-related problems. Andy, a dog person and publicity hound, loves this kind of case.

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Easy Street Animal Shelter

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

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by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring animal rescues all over the world. This week our writer Diana Hockley is interviewing Cindy Castle from Easy Street Animal Shelter in north Texas.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well, it finally happened. They said it would, and they were right. They told me to wait it out, be patient, and just hang in there. It was only for a few months, a couple more weeks, then three days later the worst would be over. That’s what they said. I said something back, but it really isn’t fit to print. But, just like every other bit of bad behavior I have exhibited since May, I blamed it on the weather

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The Bully BOO! Walk

IN THE October 19 ISSUE

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by Bridgette Boothe


The Bully BOO! Walk, Fresno Bully Rescues’ largest fundraiser of the year, is coming up this Sunday, October 20, at Woodward Park, Fresno, California!

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Mayhew, A City Boy

IN THE September 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
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by Lee Juslin



Mayhew is a six-year-old, eleven-pound mix of Yorkie, Maltese, and Mini Schnauzer. He was turned into a busy N.Y. shelter where he was deemed unadoptable because of behavior problems and a severely matted, dirty coat.

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by Sandra Murphy


Bernie’s been in the hospital for a long time, especially in dog time. Chet had to stay with their buddy Rick. At least Rick took him to visit Bernie, almost every day. Now Bernie is standing outside the hospital, ready to go home! Is this a great day or what?!

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by Sandra Murphy


Andy Carpenter is a defense attorney who really doesn’t like to take cases, investigate, and go to court. Luckily, he has enough money that he doesn’t have to. When his beloved Golden Retriever, Tara, is at the vet’s office and the vet asks about a legal problem, that changes everything.

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by Arianna Padilla


Pringle is a male two-year-old Siberian husky available for adoption at our Dog Adoption Center. Pringle first arrived at Valley Animal Center as a puppy in May of 2017 from animal control services. He was quickly adopted within days of being at our shelter. Unfortunately, a month later Pringle was brought back to us. He was adopted out yet again at the end of June 2017, and we had hoped this was his forever home.

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