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June 13, 2024

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Catty Corner: Foster a cat this summer and save a life (or many)

Catty Corner: Fostering cats saves lives — and will enrich your own. If you love cats but don’t want a 20-year commitment, fostering might be perfect for you. Local rescues share why foster families are vital to cat rescue organizations, what fostering entails (and doesn’t) and how you can help.

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Catty Corner: An Ashland cat gets care from free mobile vet clinic 

Catty Corner: For those who are unhoused or at risk, it can be challenging to take good care of their furry family members. For more than 10 years, Rogue Valley Street Dogs has been helping humans and their companion animals get access to spay/neuter surgeries as well as food, medical care, and supplies. Learn about their work, as well as the mobile vet clinics in partnership with the Street Dog Coalition.

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Catty Corner: How to help your community cats

Catty Corner: Do you have community cats in your area? With local rescues overwhelmed by kitten season, learn how to trap, neuter and release (TNR) cats yourself. It may seem challenging, but taking it one cat at a time leads to less suffering and a healthier environment for cats and humans alike.

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Catty Corner: Navigating an early kitten season

Catty Corner: Everyone can help local rescues with the challenges of kitten season — and one of the best ways to help may surprise you. Learn what to do when you encounter kittens in the wild, how to become a foster family, and when the next adoption event is happening.

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Catty Corner: What makes these cats special?

Catty Corner: Cats with special needs often go overlooked by potential adopters, but they are special for so many reasons — and may not be as much work as you think. Learn what you need to know before adopting a special-needs cat, and meet two beautiful cats looking for their forever homes.

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Catty Corner: Adoptable adult felines

Catty Corner: From having better manners to enjoying a live-in playmate, older cats can be the best choice for some adopters. Learn why an adult cat can make the perfect companion (whether you have a busy household or a mellow one) and why two cats are always better than one.

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Catty Corner: The Queen of Cat Rescue

This week, Catty Corner spends a day in the life of a local cat rescuer. Learn about the cold, the waiting, the savvy ferals … and the rewards. And stay tuned for adoptable cats, coming soon from The Crowned Cat and Friends of the Animals adoption events.

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Poetry Corner: Haiku, please

Poetry Corner: It’s haiku and beyond, proving once again, if proof were needed, that Ashland, Oregon, is the nursery of poets. Elaine Maveety and Jim Flint find beauty in subjects from the natural world to Burma Shave, and each has its own particular poetic charm.

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‘Pride and joy in my heart’: SOU ceremony celebrates Juneteenth

On the warm bright morning of Tuesday, June 11, around 50 people gathered on the lawn by Churchill Hall at Southern Oregon University for a Juneteenth celebration. The celebration of Juneteenth occurs because emancipation was not enforced in states held by the Confederacy until more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.

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President Bailey leads SOU contingent to American Samoa

More than 100 students from American Samoa have enrolled at SOU over the past four years. The SOU trip is a part of the university’s annual efforts to show up for students and their families, and provide an in-person orientation for new students as they gear up for their first term at the Ashland campus.

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