By Mimi and Hooch

A couple of lost dogs were reunited with their humans on this busy holiday, which made for a good weekend. And, the concerns of the young men who found a baby kitty in a woodshed soon became a success story as they found the perfect family to love and care for their little found ball of fur. Good job boys.

Every cattery has to have a “diva,” and ours is Isabella, the calico. An “only child” all of her life, this 3-year-old is wondering how and why she is even in this orphanage. She is a strikingly beautiful creature and her tricolored coat will dazzle you as she cuddles quietly in your lap, as if to say, “Yes, you can pet me.” Her sweet purrs will bring a soothing song to your ears. You will find yourself wanting to just keep petting her soft coat of fur as she relaxes in your arms. Isabella’s wish is that when you are reading this, you will realize she needs to be rescued, and that she will, once again, have her own human (and pillow).
Call him Mr. Mom! Leonardo keeps a watchful eye on Dawn and Dusk, the youngest kitties at the ARF house. Still a teenager himself, Leonardo is the perfect match for the siblings’ antics. What a trio. Stop by, you’ll leave with a smile for sure … and maybe with a cat or two.
Opie is an ARF beauty. A 5-year-old Maine coon mix, he is a looking for a warm, loving home to call his own. Opie suddenly lost his human and is hoping to bring joy and companionship to a new family for the holidays.

ARF has several cats and dogs available for adoption or fostering. Go to and click on Petfinder. All pets are current on shots and are spayed or neutered.

ARF is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for appointment on any other day at (951) 659-1122. Email and donation opportunities are at or e-mail [email protected].

Creature corner is sponsored this week by Pinyon and Jazz, livin’ the good life now. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.