Volume 8, Issue 24  |  March 24, 2023Subscribe

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Pet of the Week Dog and Cat print

Stu News Newport is delighted to be working with the Newport Beach Animal Shelter to help get the word out in search of loving homes for pets that deserve a warm, nurturing environment and a place to call “home,” as well as those in need of medical attention.

Rufus is a 10-year-old male orange tabby cat that was surrendered to the Newport Beach Animal Shelter. Shortly after he was surrendered, they realized that he was in need of medical attention. After some tests were run, Rufus was diagnosed with Feline Hypothyroidism. He has been on medication in order to assist, but the medication is no longer working.

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Courtesy of the Newport Beach Animal Shelter

Meet Rufus

They need your help to get him the therapy that he needs. Veterinarians believe seeing a specialist, for possible surgery or radioactive iodine treatment, will help him. The cost for treatment is expected to be around $2,500.

If you would like to donate to his cause and become a member of their pack, feel free to reach out to staff members at either 949.718.3454, or through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can make a donation at, or to the shelter here. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Also, consider becoming a member of an incredible nonprofit that supports the city’s efforts with providing wonderful opportunities to stray, injured, ill and owner-surrendered domestic pets.

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