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Baby

You guys have been begging me for a Baby-girl update (Right side of the photo). Forget about a sonnet, I could write a Love Novel about this “Oldie but Goodie”. Many of you would like me to write this from the persp...
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Goodbye, Austin

  Today I had to put my friend Austin down.  Although he was a million years old (probably 16+), could not hear anything, was suffering from bone cancer in his shoulder, could barely raise himself up to walk and had refused t...
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Helping a Hit and Run

This EMERGENCY!!  This little boy was hit by car came in just as the Tehachapi Vet Hospital was closing. He has an obviously broken leg and possible hip trauma as well. We brought him back and Dr Freng and Stormy working on hi...
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On Wednesday, October 5, we lost a great dog.  Captain Karl, our Dalmatian, has been batttling an illness (possibly distemper, test comes back Friday) for the last couple days.  His condition worsened rapidly and he pased aw...
by Zach
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R.I.P. Lefty

Lefty’s Story by Zach Skow Lefty had a generous capacity for love that made him one of our most cherished rescues. His life and his tragic death taught me invaluable lessons that have made me a more capable rescuer and more m...
by Zach
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Frankie’s Story

Frankie was a great little dog.  His sickness and ensuing death taught me agonizing lessons in faith, loss, and friendship. This is his story. One mid-December morning I received a call from Officer Sugg, a friend and great al...
by Zach
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Snowman

Snowman was a gorgeous, giant, lover-boy whose time was unfortunately numbered before he ever reached the comfort of our rescue.  Despite his quick demise, we are very grateful for the time we got to spend with our Snowman.  ...
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Foley

Life isn’t always sunshine and roses and I was reminded of that 10 days ago. It all started about 3 weeks prior when I pulled a couple of pups from the Bakersfield Animal Shelter. Their predicament was typical: stray, no ...
by Zach
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In Memoriam? A Success Story? How about BOTH!

Received this from Zach today - as an addition to the website.  It’s a letter from Ollie’s adopted family.  I didn’t know Ollie’s story, but I do now, and like so many Mutt’s stories, this ...
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R.I.P. Hercules

  Hi Zach,   Thanks so much for returning my call yesterday and talking to me about the loss of our sweet Hercules.  As promised, here are a couple of pictures of him.  We just want to thank you for letting us adopt him a...
by Zach
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Baby - Remembered

Our Baby Girl has lost her battle with Lymphoma. Many of us were profoundly affected by Baby and are therefore mourning her loss heavily. Our hearts many be heavy but for me, there are so many positive aspects of her life to fo...
by josh
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Remembering Dr. Grossman

By Zach M. Skow I just finished a five-mile run during which, by some sweet stroke of serendipity my iPod went dead, leaving me undistracted to ponder the life and influence of Dr. A Richard Grossman. While he was not generally...
by Zach
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Cole

Hi Zach, It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that Cole had to be put down today. Over the weekend, he started yelping all night while he was trying to sleep.  A trip Bakersfield to the Emergency Care facility ga...
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