Hurray and all four paws up! Kitty paws that is. Chloe, Zoe, and Belle, three of the five kitties were adopted and are in forever purring homes. Ash, the only male, will be adopted next weekend. And that leaves Tiger Lilly. Next week, we will have more adorable kitties anxious to see you.

Thanks to ARF, Sister Mary at the Immaculate Conception and Bruce at Idyllwild Pines Camp, Leon the large orange male cat is home. After five weeks, and a series of sightings and phone calls he was found and reunited. This doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. Also reunited was Carmel the Chihuahua mix.


See a Penny, pick it up. Which is exactly what someone did with this little girl. Penny Lane is a 3-year-old terrier mix who was found wandering in the desert for who knows how long. She has passed the vet test, feline and canine test. After grooming her 3-inch dread locks, bathing and spaying, she has found new energy to be in your arms. She loves to ride in the car or be in your lap. Just one visit and you will fall in love with Penny.


This is Spencer, looking out the door for his favorite human. Abandoned for what reason? Not a barker, good with other dogs and cats, and he knows basic commands. Great on the leash, potty trained and handsome. Spencer is a poodle mix that will show you unconditional love. Come by ARF and walk Spencer and fall in love.


Are you ready to play? I am! My name is Molly II, too that is. Because I always want to go too, wherever it is you are going. I want to play too, with whoever wants to throw the ball to me. And the walk? I want to go too! Let’s even run.


Molly II is a young Jack Russell/basenji mix, looking for an energetic young home to match. She is learning basic commands, and doing well at that. Good with other 4-leggeds, large or small, and OK with the feline crowd as well. She can use a doggy door, and is crate trained. All she needs is you and a leash.


ARF has many cats and dogs available for adoption or fostering. Go to and click on Petfinder. All pets are spayed, neutered, and current on shots. ARF is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on 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 email [email protected].

Creature corner is sponsored this week by Felix the Cat. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.