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Fresno Bully Rescue

Fresno Bully Rescue: Spike’s Visit

IN THE September 17 ISSUE

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by Spike


Tonight I went with a really nice lady, she told me I was going for a special visit to a place called Windham Assisted Living Center. As we drove along, she filled me in about Windham. It was filled with wonderful seniors that love dogs and that they were excited to meet me. I wondered if they knew I was a Pitbull? People sometimes get a funny look on their face or refuse to pet me when they find out that I am one. It only makes me want to wag my tail a bit faster and my smile bigger!

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Blue

IN THE July 16 ISSUE

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by Charlie Jones


I never realistically considered fostering a dog, much less a Pit Bull, a breed about which I had heard so many horror stories. One night, though, while catching up on Facebook, I came across a post which had been forwarded by a good friend who had recently adopted a Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy from Fresno Bully Rescue. The post said that a female SBT and her three pups would be taken to a kill shelter the next day if no one was able to foster her immediately, because her owner was no longer able or willing to care for them.

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by Melanie Daniel


When Fresno Bully Rescue first rescued Roscoe from the streets, the eight-week-old puppy had a severe case of Demodectic Mange. After months of daily baths and doses of medication, his Rescue family watched this fearful, hairless, scabby puppy transform to a silly puppy with white and grey fur. When he was six months old, Roscoe was transferred to a temporary foster home, and after two days, his foster mom realized she couldn’t let him go. So on October 3, 2012 Roscoe finally found the forever family he’d been searching for.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno Bully Rescue is working toward moving to a new location so we took some time to chat with their director Bridgette Boothe about the move.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Chaz Finds A Home

IN THE December 19 ISSUE

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by Becky Holly


The holiday season is all about connections—connections with family, friends and community. Earlier this year a beautiful, young, large male entered our lives at Fresno Bully Rescue. We named him Cass (now Chaz). At about one year old, he had puppy energy in spades and weighed approximately 85 pounds. Our wonderful volunteer, Jennifer Andrew, chose Chaz and worked with him to teach him valuable skills. Chaz quickly blossomed and showed just how much love he had to give his future forever family.

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by Karey Wedemeyer


My dog, Blue, died in July of this year. Anyone who has lost a pet understands how very difficult this is. The heartbreak is deep. Your house doesn’t sound the same. Paw-pitter-patter silence is almost unbearable. Toys, blankets, and food dishes are left in place because removing them doesn’t seem right. It’s been a tough time, yet there is also a side of me that feels content and grateful.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I love Halloween! I’m betting many of you do as well, so I compiled a list of several of the Halloween related events happening in the Valley this month. There are events for small children, all the way up to adults. I know I didn’t get anywhere near everything, but there’s a lot here to choose from!

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by Karey Wedemeyer


When Bruce arrived at Fresno Bully Rescue he was what you could call “rough looking.” He had nubs of ears bitten down to tiny flaps of flea-bitten scar tissue. His tongue had been ripped in two places and left on their own to heal, leaving two open slits. The scars on his large face, body, and head were too many to count. His past was unknown, but judging by his looks, the Selma SPCA, where he was left abandoned along with another female Pit Bull (Candy), and a small Chihuahua, assumed the worst. A possible fighting dog or bait dog was most probable. They contacted Fresno Bully Rescue and requested help.

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Zora The Pit Bull Foster Mom

IN THE June 20 ISSUE

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by Karey Wedemeyer


There are always those volunteers who go that extra mile. These volunteers stand out as shining stars and can make a big difference in an organization with their hard work and dedication. They come in all shapes and sizes, young and old, and one of them happens to be an eight-year-old Pit Bull named “Zora.” Zora has fostered over 100 puppies for Fresno Bully Rescue!

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by Karey Wedemeyer


What’s that you say? DEAF DOGS ROCK!
When Nola found herself at a local municipal county dog shelter, she had no idea that her chances of finding a home were slim. Although beautiful and with a wonderful temperament, Nola was also a pit bull with special needs; she was deaf.

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by Stacey Walls


As a long-time Fresno Bully Rescue volunteer and a kindergarten teacher, I have always looked for an opportunity to combine my passions. This past school year proposed such an opportunity! As part of a student-run project earlier in the school year, we were researching which animals might make a great class pet along with what would be needed to care for that pet. Of course some of my students suggested that a dog would be a fun class pet, so I asked Fresno Bully Rescue to visit my classroom with a shelter dog.

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by Karey Wedemeyer


To some people, Billie would appear to be the least likely dog anyone would want to adopt. She was old, in her last years, and sitting in the stray building at the Fresno SPCA. Her breath did not resemble the sweet smell that puppies blow in your face, nor would she be the best exercise partner with her tired legs. Yet, Pablo and Melani saw only a beautiful little dog that had endured a hard life, and who so badly needed a loving home.

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by Karey Wedemeyer


When the emaciated, badly injured, young Pit Bull arrived at Abby Pet Hospital on September 30, 2013, we could tell that he had a tragic history. He was originally found by a Good Samaritan; he had a horrific leg injury that appeared to be days old by the time he came into our care. We assumed that he had been hit and run over by a car, and then left to roam the streets with a broken and degloved leg.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you love Halloween, and you are an animal lover, Fresno Bully Rescue has two great opportunities this month that are perfect for you! On October 19, they have the Bully Boo! Walk! This family and dog friendly event is one you wont want to miss! After the walk, show off your pups best Halloween outfit in the doggy costume contest! Visit with local vendors and enjoy a great day benefiting a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Fresno Bully Rescue, a local no-kill dog shelter. ALL breeds are welcome to this event. The learn more and register online visit www.fresnobullyrescue.org.

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