Taking It To The Streets With Lori And Shira  

Journal - June 2020


Tuesday's Treasures 6-30-2020

We had a contractor coming to the house this morning but I still managed to make a scheduled meeting to give supplies to 'Elsa' and her companions. We met at Fairmount Park and while we were visiting, I spotted a dog named 'Shelby' at the other end of the parking lot. I had not seen her in months but when she saw me, the barking and tail wagging began. After our visit I drove to the Salvation Army but it appeared to be closed. I then drove around the downtown area including the old Pine Center but there were no people with pets anywhere to be found. I needed to update spay and neuter appointments for tomorrow so I headed to the MSRPAC Spay/Neuter Clinic to get that done. I also had a bunch of paperwork that needed to go to RCAS for licensing. I am still dropping off and picking up when they are completed so I made sure to get that done. My final stop was our PO Box and then I called it a day. Nestle Pure, body wipes, pet wipes, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, pet carrier, kitty litter, wet kitten food, dry kitten food, Inaba tuna treats for cats, Inaba churu, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, chicken jerky, bully stick and Zippy Paws pet toy were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 6-30-2020
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Monday On The Move 6-29-2020

I made three separate stops on the Eastside. All were on Massachusetts Avenue around the homeless shelter, pods, Access Center and Recovery Innovations. I visited with eight pets. I was hoping to see more but many were still asleep in their tents, the pods or the kennel. When I left that location, I drove out to our PO Box where there were four packages waiting to be picked up. Each was filled with supplies we need so I was very Grateful. I will share what we received, when I do a post tomorrow morning. Nestle Pure, cracker packs, fruit snacks, cookie packs, body wipes, pet wipes, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, wet dog food, Vetericyn wound care spray, Flys Off repellent, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, bully slices and pet toys were shared.

Monday On The Move 6-29-2020
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Sunday On The Streets 6-28-2020

I made three stops today. The first was out in Jurupa Valley near Van Buren Blvd. and Jurupa Road. I met a group of people and their pets in the Staters parking lot there. While we were there, a gentleman arrived with his dog. A beautiful blue nose pitbull. He asked what we did and I told him. I was giving treats to the dog and discussing making an appointment for neutering. He then told me that he basically wants everything but the neuter. He wants to breed the dog first. I explained how we kill so many dogs in our shelters and that pitbulls seem to be one of the first to go. He said ok and kind of shrugged as if it just did not matter and at that point I had to walk away. I told him if he changes his mind, he knows how to reach me. I felt sick to my stomach after that. The selfishness of breeding is something I will never understand. My next stop was at another location in Jurupa Valley where I visited a kitty named 'Jake' and my finals top was over by Arlington and Van Buren for 'Kawasaki'. Nestle Pure, socks, cracker packs, fruit snacks, cookie packs, body wipes, toilet tissue, pet wipes, large stainless steel pet dish, dog collars inlcuding a Max and Neo collar, harness,20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets for cats, Inaba churu cat treats, wet dog food, dry cat food, Flys Off and other repellents, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, bully slices and Zippy Paws and other pet toys were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 6-28-2020
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Saturday's Smiles 6-27-2020

My first stop of the day was at the Jurupa Valley Spectrum. I went to meet a dog that was needing assistance from Pets Of The Homeless and then I headed over to Fairmount Park. There was nobody there with pets so I continued on to the Eastside. Due to the number of pets, I haven't had time on Mondays and Fridays to go to Massachusetts Avenue and Hunter Park on the same day. Today, it was the park. Not all of the people and pets I was expecting to see were there but I did visit with a few. When I was finished there, I headed home and called it a day. Nestle Pure, cracker packs, fruit snacks, body wipes, toilet tissue, pet wipes, doggie waste bags with leash clip, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, Inaba chicken and tuna fillets for cats, Inaba churu cat treats, Inaba salmon cat treats, wet kitten food, wet dog food, dry cat food, cat toy, Flys Off fly repellent, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, bully slices and Zippy Paws pet toys were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 6-27-2020
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Friday's Furry Friends 6-26-2020

My morning was spent on the Eastside going up and down Massachusetts Avenue near the Access Center, Pods, Homeless Shelter and Recovery Innovations. While I was visiting the first group of pets, my friend Janene Purdie stopped by to pick up some things I baked for a baby shower she is hosting and to accept some donations she had for Taking It To The Streets. I actually parked in three different locations, trying to visit as many pets as possible. Some were still in the kennels, asleep in tents or staying comfy in the pods, but I still managed to visit with about a dozen. Nestle Pure, body wipes, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, cows ears, simply cesar chicken dog food, chicken dog jerky, Jones Natural dog treats, wet dog food, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, bully slices, bully sticks and Zippy Paws pet toys were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 6-26-2020
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Thursday's Treasures 6-25-2020

This week, we spent $1,590.00 between the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Spay/Neuter Clinic and room rentals for recovery at Motel6. I just share that information to remind people why it seems we are always asking for donations. We have a few people who make monthly recurring donations and they total around $300.00. That is a big help but clearly won't cover our weekly costs for our spay/neuter program or for grooming services. We also buy supplies when needed and those add up too. Please know that every donation made is put to good use and always appreciated! In the month of June, we provided 'the works' for a total of 13 pets. We were hoping for more but had far too many no shows. Of the 13 pets we had 7 dogs and 6 cats. There were 4 female dogs, 3 male dogs, 2 female cats and 4 male cats…..Today, I went to the motel to check on the pets that were at the clinic yesterday and visit a few others that we either put in a room or were on the property with their companion(s). When I was done with that, I went to the MSRPAC Clinic and paid yesterday's invoices, stopped at our PO Box, headed home to let my dogs out and then made it to an 11:45am dental appointment. Nestle Pure, cracker packs, body wipes, large bag of cat food, wet cat food, dry kitten food, wet kitten food, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, Inaba chicken and tuna fillets for cats, Inaba churu treats for cats, Inaba salmon treats for cats, pet jackets, kabob chew sticks, bully slices and bully sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 6-25-2020
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#1292,#1293,#1294,#1295,#1296 & #1297 Get 'The Works 6-24-2020

We had three dogs and three cats scheduled for 'the works' today. One of the dogs was a no show so two female dogs actually received our services. The cats all showed up and there was also one other with them that needed his weight checked as well as a little respiratory issue. He made weight so we had a total of four cats receiving our services. There was one female and three males. The female is actually the mama of the little kitty that needed some extra attention. We reserved five motel rooms for two nights each. One of the rooms was for a couple that are homeless but drove another couple and their dog this morning. One of the rooms was for someone who helped me with something in the river bottom and the other three rooms were for the six pets and their companions. It is going to be a very expensive week but worth it considering all we were able to accomplish. "One by one we get them done, because the only way to combat pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our shelters is to spay and neuter".

#1292,#1293,#1294,#1295,#1296 & #1297 Get 'The Works 6-24-2020
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Tuesday's Treasures 6-23-2020

I drove by Fairmount Park the other day and saw some vehicles parked that have people with pets living in them. I did not have time to stop then but did go back today. Unfortunately, they were not there. I drove to the Downtown Salvation Army next but did not see anyone with pets so I went back to the East Side. I did not have a chance to get over to Hunter Park yesterday so I decided to go this morning. I visited with five pets and distributed supplies before going to Kansas Adventist Church. They had been providing showers and sack lunches prior to the pandemic and I thought they might have re-opened. They did not so I continued on to the MSRPAC Clinic to meet a kitten named 'Jake' and his companion. Yesterday, we lost the other kitty living with them but I think this little guy is going to be ok. He had his second 'well visit'so he is clearly doing better. Nestlé Pure Life, body wipes, dog brush, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, wet dog food, chicken jerky dog treats, peanut butter chew sticks, bully slices, cows ears and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 6-23-2020
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Monday On The Move 6-22-2020

I spent the morning on Massachusetts Avenue near the Access Center, Pods, Homeless Shelter and Recovery Innovations. I was only able to actually visit with 10 pets but there were many more hanging out with people around their tents. I just didn't have time to get to them all due to a dental appointment. I also noticed new pets that people said had wandered over there or that they found. I only had a chance to scan one for a microchip. He was neither chipped nor neutered. When an AC Officer came down the street, I stopped and spoke to her for a while and discussed some of my concerns about lost/found pets. I will always do my best to get pets back to their people, if they don't belong to the people who have them. Nestlé Pure Life, cracker packs, body wipes, Vetericyn wound care spray, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, wet dog food, simply cesar chicken dog food, small bag of dog food, chicken jerky dog treats, peanut butter chew sticks, bully slices, peanut butter chew sticks, kabob chew sticks, puppy pads and Zippy Paws toys were shared.

Monday On The Move 6-22-2020
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Sunday On The Streets 6-21-2020

I made my first stop one where I was planning to meet someone at 9am in the parking lot of a Walgreen's on Van Buren and Arlington. Nobody was there, when I arrived and I did not know their phone number so I drove around looking for 'Kawasaki' and her companion. I found them and when we were done, I drove up the street to the parking lot of an El Pollo Loco, in order to meet a couple and a puppy we are providing 'the work's for on Wednesday. As I was driving, the people who were supposed to meet me at 9am called. They went to the wrong Walgreens but agreed to meet me where I was with the puppy. I had five RCAS license tags to give to those people whose five dogs received 'the works' back in March. I had to pick up a few more things from storage and drove past Wesley Church while on my way. I was curious as to whether or not they were serving breakfast again or at least handing out sack lunches, allowing showers and giving away clothing. There was nobody there so I guess they are not ready yet. I did make it over to our storage units. I grabbed what I needed and then headed home to do more baking for a friend's baby shower. Nestlé Pure Life, cloth face mask, cracker packs, body wipes, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, wet dog food, collapsible pet bowl, five RCAS license tags thanks to a Grant from the ASK Foundation, dog collar, leash, chicken jerky dog treats, Jones Natural dog treats, peanut butter chew sticks, bully slices, Zippy Paws safety vest and Zippy Paws pet toys were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 6-21-2020
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Saturday's Smiles 6-20-2020

My first stop was at one of the river bottom outlets where I was asked to bring supplies. When I left that location, I drove through Fairmount Park. Some of the people and pets I was looking for were still asleep in their vehicles and others were not there. I drove to a location in Rubidoux next and was going to stop for a visit but the tent was zipped up which meant they were not awake. From there, I headed out to Jurupa Valley to drop off more kitten food and I was greeted by one of my favorite little dogs. I did not know he was going to be there so it was a nice surprise. I made one last stop after that one. I drove back to Rubidoux but this time it was to a different location. I visited two more pets and distributed supplies, before heading home. Arrowhead, cracker packs, socks, beanie, body wipes, toilet tissue, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba chicken fillets for cats, wet cat food, wet dog food, small bag of kitten food, onclick="ga('send','event','outgoing_supporters','MAX-AND-NEO')">Max and Neo collars, chicken jerky dog treats, Jones Natural dog treats, Tiller Tugs leash and squealy dog toys were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 6-20-2020
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Friday's Furry Friends 6-19-2020

My Friday travels consisted of three stops on the Eastside of Riverside. The first was on Massachusetts Avenue near the homeless shelter, recovery innovations, access center and the pods. I parked somewhere in the middle so I could walk up and down to bring supplies and visit the pets. There were only five out today. Everyone else still seemed to be tucked away in their tents. From there it was over to Hunter Park where I visited with three more before making one final stop. That stop was actually by chance. I was going to go to Rite Aid and when I pulled into the parking lot I spotted 'Solo' in his orange Zippy Paws vest being walked by his companion. I couldn't not stop so I pulled over to park. By the time that visit was over, I had to head over to our storage units. I loaded supplies and then made a quick stop to pick up three packages at our PO Box and then I called it a day. Arrowhead, socks, body wipes, Zippy Paws and other squeaky toys, Inaba chicken fillet dog treats, Jones Natural dog treats, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, cows ears, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, simply cesar chicken dog food and wet dog food were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 6-19-2020
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Thursday's Treasures 6-18-2020

This morning's to-do list included: dropping off a pet carrier, visiting the dog that received 'the works' yesterday, visiting a couple of people with pets at the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley and going to the MSRPAC Spay/Neuter Clinic. The trip to the clinic was to pay for yesterday's surgery, a kitten's well check from Tuesday and two well checks today. The only thing I was unable to accomplish was visit the dog that received 'the works'. He was not at the motel when I arrived and unfortunately, I will not be able to check on him tomorrow either. Hoping all is well. Arrowhead, pet carrier, body wipes, Burger King gift card, squeaky toy, Inaba chicken fillet dog treats, Jones Natural dog treats, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, cow's ear and bully slices were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 6-18-2020
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#1291 Gets 'The Works' 6-17-2020

In addition to having two dogs at Michele's Friends Pet Salon for grooming today, we also had two female dogs, two female cats and two male dogs scheduled for 'the works'. I received a text at 6:45 am regarding the cats. They had gotten into a little bit of food and the companion was concerned about the surgeries. I told her the cats go in last and all we needed to do was let the clinic staff know. She was relieved and grateful yet she never actually showed up and did not reply to a single text or call that I made to her right up until 8:30am, when I finally left the clinic. The companion of one of the female dogs let me know she could not make it and I rescheduled her but the other never showed up, texted or called. We only had one pet today and that was the male dog. I purchased some $10.00 Arco cards to help people get rides with friends or family that can't afford the fuel. I offered that to each pet companion as well as motel rooms, but most were still no shows and did not call. I am Grateful for the pet that did make it but disappointed and frustrated that the others are not getting what they need….I am hoping for a better turn pout next week…."One by one we get them done, because the only way to combat pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our shelters is to spay and neuter.".

#1291 Gets 'The Works' 6-17-2020
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Tuesday's Treasures 6-16-2020

I had all of my stops planned this morning but things did not go the way I thought they would. I did drive out to Jurupa Valley and give wet/dry kitten food to the companion of 'Jake' and 'Cole' but that's about all I accomplished. When I left the kittens, I stopped at the Motel6 to give them some information and a container of cookies I baked. From there I went to Fairmount Park, the Salvation Army and Downtown Riverside. I was about to check another area, when a tire light came on in my vehicle. The pressure in one of the tires was much lower than the rest and I did not want to chance getting stuck somewhere so I headed to the tire shop closest to my home. I stopped at our PO Box on the way to check for mail and drop off cookies. These were for a nice employee who helps me whenever I have a bunch of packages to take out of there. As soon as I did that went straight to the tire shop. There was a half an hour or more wait for the tire to get checked and they needed an hour or more to look for anything that might have caused a puncture. I was supposed to meet my daughter to take my personal dogs for their rabies vaccinations. The tire shop said the leak appeared to be a slow one and filled all four tires. I was either going to bring it back in this afternoon or wait until tomorrow, if the leak was indeed a slow one. So far, it looks like the later will prevail so the plan is to do the drop off after the clinic tomorrow. My son, his fiancé, their dog and my daughter will all be visiting in the afternoon so I don't care how long it takes to get the tire done then. Body wipes, Inaba cat treats, case of wet kitten food, small bag of kitten food and a cat toy were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 6-16-2020
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Monday On The Move 6-15-2020

I spent the entire morning on the Eastside up and down Massachusetts Avenue near the Access Center, Homeless Shelter and Pods. I met new dogs. One was dropped off this morning, one has been living with a woman I had not met prior to today and the third was found a few weeks ago. I posted one as a possible lost/found pet and doing a little research into another. The third I met, while driving away from the location. I saw a loose dog and asked a woman if the dog was hers. She asked me if I was 'The Dog Lady'. I told her I was and pulled over to speak to her further. I wound up parking and giving her a few supplies, including a collar and leash which I recommended she keep on the small dog at all times. The companion wants the dog spayed but was trying to figure out how she might be able to get to and from the clinic. I offered to give someone a fuel car if they drove her and explained about the motel. I am hoping it works out, even if it is not this week. When we were done talking, I headed home. I needed to get some baked goods to drop off for a few RCAS AC Officers and I was also needing to mail a couple of cards and packages. When I went to the Post Office, I found there were four boxes waiting. Each contained cat/kitten food that were recently added to our Amazon Wish List. We have the best supporters! Arrowhead, body wipes, dog bed, doggie waste bags with leash clip, collapsible pet dish, collar, leash, wet dog food, simply cesar chicken dog food, squeaky pet toys, kabob chew sticks, cow ears, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, chicken jerky treats and Jones Natural dog treats were shared.

Monday On The Move 6-15-2020
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Sunday On The Streets 6-14-2020

Today was not the most productive day but I did have an opportunity to visit with a couple of dogs I have not seen in a while. I started at one of the river bottom outlets where I visited 'Lucy' and a dog named 'Whitey'. I believe he was our #800 to get 'the works'. I did not take any photos, but did see Cali cat wandering around while I was waiting for the two dogs and their companions. I planned to go to the Jurupa Valley Motel6 afterwards but the people who contacted me the day before checked out as I was on my way. I took a drive through Fairmount Park and Pine Center but did not see anyone with pets so I drove out to an area near Arlington and VanBuren where I found 'Kawasaki' and her companion sitting in the shade. When I left that location, I picked up a couple of items from the store and then called it a day. Arrowhead, Benadryl caplets, socks, toilet tissue, body wipes, doggie waste bags with leash clip, collapsible pet dishes, Tiller Tugs collar, wet dog food, simply cesar chicken dog food, bully sticks, cow ears, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, 2-20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats and Jones Natural dog treats were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 6-14-2020
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Saturday's Smiles 6-13-2020

I made two stops today. The first was in Jurupa Valley to bring supplies to a woman living in a motor home taking care of two kittens. Both came from a nearby field and were in need of help. She had the little orange tabby first and we already took care of his first set of vaccinations and some vitamin shots. The little black kitty will get his turn in the very near future. For now, we are just trying to get food for them. They are eating cat food and should really have kitten food right now. My second stop was at Hunter Park. I visited with five pets and one of them finally received his 3-year RCAS license tag, thanks to a Grant from the ASK Foundation. There were other pets at this location but I had to, because I thought I was meeting someone else. That person did not show up so I checked our PO Box and then headed home. Arrowhead, socks, toilet tissue, body wipes, doggie waste bags with leash clip, collapsible pet dish, pet sweater, pet sweatshirt, small leash, kitty litter, Inaba tuna treats for cats, Inaba salmon pet treats, cat toys, wet dog food, simply cesar chicken dog food, kabob chew sticks, bully slices, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats and squeaky pet toys were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 6-13-2020
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Thursday's Treasures 6-11-2020

With the motel still being closed, I have had a more difficult time catching up with people and their pets the day following spay/neuter surgeries. I was able to make arrangements to meet the companion of two of the pets from yesterday and I communicated via text messaging with the companion of the third dog that was at the clinic. When I showed up at the agreed upon location for the mama and son pups, I found that nobody was there. At one point, a gentleman walked through a field across the street and I asked him if he knew the person and pets I was waiting for. He did and after he bought something to drink at the store, he walked back across the field to let them know I was waiting. I had an opportunity to visit with them and one more dog that came over as well. When I left there, I drove out to the Jurupa Valley Motel6 to drop off something for Lupe. ‘Midnight’ and her companion happened to be passing through so we had a brief visit too. I went home, after leaving the motel and then went back out to take care of other business. First, I went to the MSRPAC Spay/Neuter Clinic to pay the bill from yesterday. Next, I dropped off baked goods on the front porch of a friend’s house. The last thing I did was go to our storage units and wait for Christine Langdon to deliver the pet food from Star Milling. They were out of cat food but we still received 400 pounds of dry dog food which will go a long way. Thanks again to Christine for doing this month after month. I hope you enjoy the baked goods which were given as a small token of my gratitude for your help. Arrowhead, Arco fuel cards, toilet tissue, body wipes, air freshener, cloth face mask, doggie waste bags, stainless steel pet dish, wet dog food, simply cesar chicken dog food, kabob chew sticks, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, bully sticks and Zippy Paws toys were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 6-11-2020
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#1288,#1299 and #1290 Get 'The Works' 6-10-2020

We only had three pets scheduled for 'the works'. Two of them were female dogs and one was a male dog. The male was from the last litter of one of the females and I had been trying to get them both spayed/neutered for nearly a year. I had actually met the mama dog about three years ago but her companion was unwilling to spay her and I stopped asking, until I found out she had multiple litters and met one from the last time she gave birth, I am thankful that all three showed up and were on time which made for a great start to my day. When I left the clinic, I picked up a few groceries, cleaned the patio area, did some baking and then waited for my daughter to come over for dinner. I have only seen her twice in the past three months. Once was from afar and the second was in my backyard the day before Mother's Day. We kept our distance and she did not come inside. This was our first time in a long time that we sat inside the house and enjoyed a home cooked meal. Not sure who was happier...me or the dogs! Looking forward to my son and his fiancé coming over next! "One by one we get them done, because the only way to combat pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our shelters is to spay and neuter". Body wipes, wet dog food, simply cesar chicken dog food, kabob chew sticks, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, leash and Zippy Paws safety vest were shared.

#1288,#1299 and #1290 Get 'The Works' 6-10-2020
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Tuesday's Treasures 6-9-2020

I was looking forward to going out this morning, because I was supposed to meet up with 'Lucy' and her companion. I have not seen her for a couple of weeks and have been missing her. She was always one of the first to greet me, at one of the river bottom outlets. I arrived a few minutes early and waited for a good ten minutes. I texted her companion but did not hear anything back so I finally left. I drove to the Salvation Army but nobody was there with pets. I was disappointed about not seeing 'Lucy' and decided to look for another dog I had not seen for a few weeks. I texted his companion on my way to where I thought they might be and he agreed to meet me. While I was headed there, I spotted a dog named 'Bella' being pulled on her wagon and I pulled over for a visit. When I was done at both stops, I drove around for about thirty minutes but had no luck finding anyone with pets. I drove out to Jurupa Valley to check our PO Box and when I was on my way home from there, I spotted a dog named 'Little Bit' and her companion along with a few other people. I parked so I could bring supplies and visit with the dog. I called it a day soon after. Arrowhead, body wipes, air fresheners, toilet tissue, wet dog food, simply cesar chicken dog food, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats, Jones Natural dog treats, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Zippy Paws and other pet toys, collar, harness, leash, doggie waste bags with leash clip, stainless steel pet dish, collapsible pet bowl and Zippy Paws safety vests were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 6-9-2020
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Monday On The Move 6-8-2020

The winds were gusting this morning. Instead of it making things harder, wearing my mask actually made it a little easier to breath. My first was at Hunter Park where I visited six pets. The second was up and down Massachusetts. Some of the 'regulars' were staying in their tents but I still managed to visit six more pets there. I gave one of them his 3-year RCAS license tag, thanks to a Grant from the ASK Foundation. Arrowhead, 8x10 tarp, body wipes, wet dog food, simply cesar chicken dog food, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, chicken jerky treats, Jones Natural dog treats, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for cats, Inaba tuna fillets for cats and a Zippy Paws pet safety vest were shared.

Monday On The Move 6-8-2020
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Sunday On The Streets 6-7-2020

I made three stops and visited with three pets. I would have liked to have seen more but I could not find anyone on the routes I was taking. At one stop, someone brought to my attention that I gained some weight over the past few months. My clothes make that abundantly clear and I am doing my best to rid the 'pandemic pounds'. At another stop, a gentleman pulled into the parking lot near where I was parked. He actually walked over to the companion of the dog I was visiting and asked if he/we had drugs for sale. Both instances were awkward and I was almost glad to call it a day. I had to make one last stop but that was to pick up a couple of items for this week's baking. I was thankful to do that with no issues and even happier to get back home. Arrowhead, body wipes, wet dog food, 20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, chicken jerky treats, Jones Natural dog treats, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs and a Zippy Paws pet toy were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 6-7-2020
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Saturday's Smiles 6-6-2020

I made a total of three stops today. The first was at the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley. They are not opening until the end of next week but I went to drop off a few things for Lupe Alcala and for a couple of pets in the area. My next stop was at a river bottom outlet. I was there to bring supplies to the companion of three dogs. She brought two of them up to visit. When we were just about finished talking, a car pulled up behind me. It turned out to have two dogs I've been missing and thinking about recently. They were so excited to see me. The feeling was mutual. I decided to drive out to our storage units, as soon as our visit was over. On my way, I spotted a group of homeless on the side of a building and though I caught a glimpse of a familiar face. I turned around to go back and one of the people was someone I know. I had not seen her or her little dog in a while so I was glad, I was able to today. I proceeded to go to the storage units, our PO Box and then a quick trip to Staters, before heading home. Arrowhead, toilet tissue, air fresheners from Mary Sheets, body wipes, Tiller Tugs dog collar Max and Neo dog collar, collapsible toy box to be used as a pet bed, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 3-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, doggie bow tie, wet cat food, small bag of dry cat food, wet dog food, Inaba tuna and chicken fillets for cats, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, collapsible pet bowl, chicken jerky treats, Jones Natural dog treats, Zippy Paws and other pet toys and Inaba chicken fillets for dogs were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 6-6-2020
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Friday's Furry Friends 6-5-2020

It was drizzling and chilly all morning but it was almost nice to get a break from the heat. I spent most of my time on the Eastside up and down Massachusetts. I visited with ten pets and distributed supplies for each. When I left there, I drove to another location so I could visit a couple of dogs and bring a donated pet stroller to them. Arrowhead, blanket, body wipes, pet stroller, doggie waste bags, wet dog food, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, cow's ears. chicken jerky treats, Zippy Paws and other pet toys and Inaba chicken fillets for dogs were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 6-5-2020
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Kawasaki 6-4-2020

I thought I would stop and visit a few pets, pick up supplies at our storage units and while I was paying for yesterday's surgeries, I was supposed to meet a few pets at the clinic for well checks. I was only able to find one pet both on my way to and from storage. When I arrived at the clinic, I found that nobody showed up with pets as planned so it was a pretty unproductive day on the streets. Thankfully, the pet I did find is one of my favorites. She was not at a location I have ever visited her and her companion before but it was an area I used to go to frequently, when we began the street work 8+ years ago. I woke the fur-girl but she was still willing to get up for treats, a bully stick and a 'chat'. Arrowhead, body wipes, wet dog food, bully stick and chicken jerky treats and Inaba chicken fillets for dogs were shared.

Kawasaki 6-3-2020
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#1285,#1286 & #1287 Get 'The Works' and Today's Rescue 6-3-2020

It was a very busy morning and one I am thankful for….We had five dogs and two cats scheduled for 'the work' today and another dog coming in for a 'well check' to update her vaccinations as well as get flea/tick treated. I received a text at 6am saying one of the people could not get a ride which meant two dogs would be unable to keep their appointments. Thankfully, all the others arrived and were on time. When I left the clinic, I went home for a bit and then went back out to one of the river bottom outlets. I made arrangements for two more dogs to get rescue. These are dogs have been in the bottom for a long time but do not stay with their actual owners and do not receive the attention and care they deserve. That needed changed. Mutts In Need recently took in 'Bonnie' and 'Shila' for us. Before that they took four other dogs. We are so grateful they were willing to help again. One of the dog's they took is actually from the last litter 'Bonnie' had. We were able to get that litter rescued but two of the puppies were taken by the homeless living there, before we could get them. We eventually provided them with 'the works'. Now we will help one of them get out of there so she can have a better life. The other puppy is still living in the bottom but is loved and cared for so she will stay where she is. Arrowhead, McDonalds gift card, cup of noodles, protein bars, canned ravioli, fruit cups, stainless steel pet dish, chicken jerky treats, cow's ears and Inaba chicken fillets for dogs were shared. "One by one we get them done, because the only way to combat pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our shelters is to spay and neuter".

#1285,#1286 & #1287 Get 'The Works' and Today's Rescue 6-3-2020
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Tuesday's Treasures 6-2-2020

I did much more driving than visiting today but I did manage to spend time with four pets. I started at the Post Office where I mailed some of my baked goods to someone in Los Angles and someone in Florida. From there I drove to the MSRPAC Spay/Neuter Clinic and dropped off information for paperwork that needs printed for tomorrow. On my way to the Salvation Army, I spotted a familiar furry face at the old Pine Center, so I pulled in. I was getting ready to leave when someone rode up on a bicycle with his dog so I stayed a bit longer. When I did arrive at the Salvation Army, I found the parking lot empty. As I was leaving, I received a call from someone needing dog food. She was only a few blocks away so I went there next. I followed that visit with a drive through Fairmount Park. Nobody was there with pets so I made my final stop at a location in Rubidoux. Arrowhead, air fresheners, body wipes, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, ,stainless steel pet bowls, collapsible pet bowl, small bag of dog food from BADDogs, Inc., cow's ears, kabob chew sticks, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, wet cat food, dry cat food, Inaba chicken and tuna treats for cats, Inaba Churu for cats and pet toys including Zippy Paws toys were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 6-2-2020
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Monday On The Move 6-1-2020

It was another Monday morning on the Eastside of Riverside. I stopped at Hunter Park and on Massachusetts near the Access Center/Homeless Shelter/Pods and The Place. One of the homeless women who lives in her vehicle has paid people all the money she had and nobody fixed it right. A nice gentleman was at the park trying to help her today. I did not have any money for him but I did have McDonalds gift cards so I gave him a couple as a thank you. While on Massachusetts, I ran into a couple that had a dog given to them yesterday. I checked it for a chip and she had one. I spent the next half an hour or so talking to two different microchip companies, trying to find out if the dog had been reported missing. It had not and sadly had been passed around too many times. I left a message with the last known owner even though I know that is not the person who gave the dog away, in hopes of finding out if he wants her back or wants to relinquish her. I have not received a reply yet. The chip company that actually sold the chip said that the dog can stay with the homeless couple if I do not eventually hear anything back. We will wait and see. Arrowhead, $20.00 of McDonalds gift cards, air fresheners from Mary Sheets, body wipes, simply cesar chicken dog food, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats, doggie bow tie, stainless steel pet dish, bully slices, cow's ears, kabob chew sticks, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, peanut butter chew sticks and dog collar were shared.

Monday On The Move 6-1-2020
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