Betty Johnson Cray’s newly released “Finding Joy…after Foreclosure” is a touching story of a dog who found her forever home after being abandoned

MEADVILLE, Pa., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — “Finding Joy…after Foreclosure: The Unlikely Adoption of an Old Dalmatian”: a stirring narrative about Joy, a dog abandoned by her previous owners due to financial problems, who finally experiences love and care with her new family. “Finding Joy…after Foreclosure: The Unlikely Adoption of an Old Dalmatian” is the creation of published author Betty Johnson Cray, a dental professional, a hygienist licensed in Florida and Hawaii, and past editor of the Gulf Coast Dental Hygiene Association publication.

Cray shares, “Joy—an ironic name for a friendly senior dog that had partially lost her joy. She was the victim of the foreclosure market during the 2008 financial crisis recession when her family lost their home. So many pets were given up or disposed due to no fault of their own other than their owners being forced to make difficult decisions to survive.


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Finding a Home Is so Hard Right Now That Buyers Are Scouring Obituaries and Divorce Notices

No homes for sale in your area? Then just pick out a property and call up the owner. You could also check obituaries, dive into local property records or head to social media for potential homes to buy. At least that’s what many real estate pros are doing.

diagram, engineering drawing: Getting-creative-low-inventory

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“Creativity is key in this type of market,” says Adrienne Allen, head of real estate at homebuying platform Homie. “Go all out and never underestimate the power of something simple like a greeting card.”

Allen says her personalized greeting cards have been a successful way of reaching homeowners and convincing them to sell in today’s inventory-strapped market, which has just a 3.6-month supply of properties as of September. It’s the third-lowest level since the Census Bureau began tracking in 1963.

“With such little inventory, more and more people are looking to find homes that are not

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ANIMAL CONNECTION: Finding homes for felines: Adoption special | Features

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare (199 Willow Run Road, Aiken) is hoping to find homes for over 150 cats and kittens currently in their care with adoption specials. Adult cats (6 months old and older) are available fee-waived ($0 adoption fee), and kittens (under 6 months of age) are available for just $15.

The second wave of Kitten Season has hit the SPCA Albrecht Center’s shelter. Kitten Season usually takes place from March to October (though this year has proven longer), as this is the time when unaltered cats are in heat, in line with the warmer weather. Cats can become pregnant several times throughout the year with each pregnancy yielding 4-8 kittens, meaning the cat population grows quicker than the dog population. An unaltered female cat, her mate and their offspring can produce over 11,800 cats in just five years (SpayUSA).

At the SPCA Albrecht Center, this

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QBs Brady, Newton, Rivers still finding footing in new homes

Cam Newton rattles off nicknames for teammates like he’s calling plays in the huddle.

FILE - New England Patriots quarterbacks Cam Newton, left, and Jarrett Stidham sit on the bench with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, right, in the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Foxborough, Mass., in this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, file photo. The AFC doesn’t lack for drama or star power even though Tom Brady has taken his talents to Davis Beach. In the wake of his departure, the Patriots have crashed like a meteorite. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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FILE – New England Patriots quarterbacks Cam Newton, left, and Jarrett Stidham sit on the bench with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, right, in the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Foxborough, Mass., in this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, file photo. The AFC doesn’t lack for drama or star power even though Tom Brady has taken his talents to Davis Beach. In the wake of his departure, the Patriots have crashed like a meteorite. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Buzzo. Bo Diddley. Bent Dog. Crazy Legs. 30 for 30. Kicker Guy. Punter Guy. Snapper Guy.

Newton’s got one for just about everyone. Some clear, others covert, most comical.

“I’ve been a part of teams where, at times you feel like, even though you’re sharing or you’re

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21 cats dumped at N.J. animal rescue. Now, they need help finding homes.

Laurie Zaleski is furious.

She runs Funny Farm Rescue, a non-profit animal shelter in Mays Landing, and discovered Wednesday morning that someone had dumped 21 cats in front of her sprawling, 20-acre property.

A neighbor walking on Railroad Boulevard discovered the animals in four crates by the side of the road.

They were dumped sometime between 7:05 and 7:25, Zaleski said, and police are investigating to fine those responsible.

“During COVID especially, people like us are struggling so hard to stay afloat,” Zaleski said. “I have over 550 animals here and they felt like it was OK with no food or water to dump a bunch of cats.”

Her one-woman, all volunteer operation is working to care for these new arrivals at what is an already-bustling rescue operation. Despite the challenge, she vowed that all will find loving homes.

In her 20 years of running a rescue, she has

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Finding Homes for Top Available Free Agents After the NFL Trade Deadline | Bleacher Report

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    The NFL trade deadline passed with few moves as teams decided to be conservative during an irregular season with looming salary-cap uncertainties for 2021.

    Yet, that doesn’t mean front offices won’t look to improve rosters. Midway through the campaign, a handful of notable names remain available in the free-agent pool. Most of them had contact with clubs interested in their services. 

    Typically, teams in the playoff hunt will give a big-profile player a shot to reinvent himself in new surroundings with a low-risk, high-reward signing. Of course, these veterans are out of work for a reason—injuries, aging and character concerns top the list. 

    We’ve identified the top five free agents based on recent production and interest from teams while finding ideal homes for them with roster fits and needs in mind. 

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    Between the 2018 and 2020 seasons, Mohamed

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Tech Q&A: Finding the source of Wi-Fi electronic interference | Money

Regardless of the source of the interference, you can try to fix the problem by moving your wireless router within your house, or not using too many wireless devices near each other.

Or, if you have a router that uses only the 2.4 gigahertz radio frequency, you can buy a dual-band router that uses both the 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz frequencies. The 5 gigahertz frequency travels shorter distances, and is less likely to pick up interference from a neighbor’s Wi-Fi.

Q: I rent a combination cable modem and Wi-Fi router from the Comcast Xfinity internet service for $14 a month. I’d rather buy a replacement modem than continue to rent one. How can I find a compatible replacement?

— James Martin, Maple Grove, Minn.

A: You have two choices. Buy a Comcast-compatible cable modem that has a built-in wireless router ($90 to $350), or buy two devices, a compatible

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Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity

At the new Holtec facility, spent nuclear fuel would be shipped in from all over the country and put into interim storage. The proposal for the Holtec site was submitted in 2017 and is still under review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Holtec and ELEA should hear by 2021 whether or not construction can start. If all goes well, the soonest the site could receive waste would be 2023, says Heaton. The waste would be stored in canisters, which would make it easy to retrieve and move once a permanent repository is finally decided upon.

But the nuclear facility won’t only provide storage; it could also create stable work. The oil and gas industry has exploded in Carlsbad over the last three or four years, almost doubling the population. Rapid growth has strained resources in the sleepy, rural town, and RV camps—which locals refer to as “man camps”—have been set

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Finding Places to Rent an Apartment in Chicago With Bad Credit, a Broken Lease Or a Criminal Felony

Chicago is the third largest metropolitan in the United States and as such attracts thousands of people each day. The city is also a formidable financial center making it a magnet for people seeking economic and career opportunities. Chicago has many different apartments which are excellent for any purpose and for any family size. If you are shopping for an apartment rental in Chicago, it is best to be armed with the necessary information required. One of these is to know your credit score because Chicago apartments will conduct credit and rental history checks not to mention criminal background checks as well. So where can one rent an apartment in Chicago if they have a prior broken lease, less-than-adequate credit or a criminal record?

There are many different localities within Chi-town where this is possible. The following areas have different apartment leasing homes that cater to applicants with an unflattering … Read More

Tips On Finding The Right Property Management Company

It is a hassle, more often than not, to find the right guy to do the job. This is certainly the case when searching for a property management company. While it’s true that the risk of property management is reduced considerably if a reliable real estate manager is on the job, you have to find the right property management company for the process to be successful. Read on to learn how to find the right one.

Search Your Local Network

Your local network will comprise trusted and reliable people. Ask your realtor, contractor, or handyman if they know of any property management company that you can work with. Also seek advice from network meetings and investment clubs. Gather all the options you can from the people you know and trust.

Ask The Company Officials Important Questions

Once you have a list of property management companies ready, you to need to … Read More