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Pet of the Week: Bailey

Hello, Bailey here. I have met the doggie doctor, had “everything” done and I am ready to go! If you want a pocket pal, that’s me! I am eight years old, love ladies and am looking for a lap. If there is a man of the house, I could learn to love him too. I like other dogs and I ...

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Celebrate Solstice With An Evening Of Whine And Noses

OAKHURST – Stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 21 for ‘An Evening of Whine and Noses’ to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and help raise funds to outfit the shelter. You can celebrate the longest day of the year with your furry friends and your dogs, too, and get an update on the latest news ...

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Mama Dogs Dumped After Delivering Litters Of Puppies

OAKHURST — Three female dogs are now available to be adopted — after giving birth to litters of puppies and then dumped and forgotten by their previous owners. Mama Cass aka Cassie “Cassie is a Boxer mix, possibly mixed with Pit,” says Ellen Faux of Kellen Rescue. “She had been wandering around Oakhurst and parts of residential areas of Coarsegold ...

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Graydon’s Expert Tips For Transporting Pets In Extreme Heat

MOUNTAIN AREA — Amanda Steen, co-owner with her sister Alison of Graydon Kennels in Coarsegold, offers some tips to area pet owners when traveling with pets during the scorching heat of summer. “Whether your pet rides inside the car or truck or outside in the truck bed, higher temperatures mean even more precautions need to be taken,” Amanda says. The ...

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Steen Sisters Carry On Family Tradition At Graydon Kennels

COARSEGOLD — Graydon Kennels has been family-owned and operated since 1975, but with the untimely passing of longtime owner Michael Steen in January 2018, his 30-year-old twin daughters — Amanda and Alison — were left with the challenge of keeping the family business running. “It’s been a stressful time for us but we’re trying very hard to carry on my ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Cutie Chris Croissant

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a sweet little pup who could use a good home. Chris Croissant is an adorable Jack Russell Terrier and Basset Hound mix who’s about six months old. He’s the last of his litter and was found in front of a bakery in Fresno after being ...

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Are You Prepared To Evacuate And Care For Your Animals?

FRESNO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared May 11 as National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. This declaration stresses the importance of making advance plans to protect your pets if disaster strikes. “A majority of pet owners consider their pets to be family members,” say Naomi Tobias, founder and CEO of the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT). “When ...

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Red Cross Offers Online Course And App For Pet First Aid

FRESNO — With pets being valued members of the family, it is more important than ever that families are trained in pet first aid. The American Red Cross offers an online training and app to get owners up to speed. The Cat and Dog First Aid online course and Pet First Aid App are available for pet owners, pet-sitters and ...

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Shar Pei Mix Sisters Available As A Two-Fur

OAKHURST — Kellen Rescue offers local residents the opportunity to add immeasurable love and devotion to their lives, and in this case the opportunity is doubled. “Our bonded five-year-old Sharpei-mix sisters are waiting for their forever home,” says Ellen Faux of Kellen Rescue. “They are friendly, well behaved, spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, crate-trained, easy care and a nice size at fifty ...

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