Amos — spooky superstititions

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types poetry by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. spooky superstititions weird things have been happening to me recently boss it s like some black cat has been […]

Unknown teens find woman’s cat after long search

Reporter’s Notebook With the recent rash of crime, Jackie Zimmerman said she was scared early Wednesday morning when she hit the dark streets near her home on West 17th Street in search of her injured cat. The elderly woman, who needs a cane to walk, didn’t feel any safer when she saw three teenagers walking […]

Local entertainment store hosts feline sanctuary

Sundance Ranch Feline Sanctuary is a non-profit sanctuary for abused, abandoned and neglected cats in Curry County. The ranch also arranges adoptions for as many of its feline citizens as it can, said Doug Johnson, head human at the ranch. Johnson said the cats really run the place, but ranch representatives will promote the sanctuary […]

Police Blotter 11/26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police received a 911 call from the 1100 block of Maple shortly before midnight Friday, but the caller was so intoxicated that he could not or would not explain to police why he had called. A routine check showed an outstanding contempt […]

Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats…

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A cat trapped Saturday morning by Clovis Animal Control Officer Martin Martinez waits to be transferred to a cage at the Clovis Animal Shelter. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Ben Kessler Like the man going to St. Ives in the nursery rhyme — whose cats each had “seven kits” — Clovis may soon be overrun […]

Sundance Ranch dedicated to caring for unwanted, neglected pets

Jack King When Sundance, the favorite cat of Clovis residents Doug and Lorraine Johnson, was killed by a hit-and-run driver, the two decided they’d seen enough cats abused, abandoned and injured with no one to care for them, Doug said. In 2002, they formed the Sundance Ranch Feline Sanctuary, a private non-profit corporation dedicated to […]