Taking It To The Streets With Lori And Shira  

Journal - February 2021

2021: JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY
2020: MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC

Sunday On The Streets 2-28-2021

With the winds gusting again today, I almost stayed home but they were a bit less forceful than a few days ago so I gave it a go. I stayed away from the river bottom outlets, because the sand blows too much and I did not want to deal with that but I did drive around Fairmount Park, Magnolia Center, Shamel Park and Van Buren near Arlington. I visited with three of the six pets that were at Fairmount, drove around for a bit, stopped at our storage units and then visited with one more pet. I drove around a few areas of Jurupa Valley as well but did not find anyone. I was only out for a little under two hours but that seemed like enough. Tomorrow, I will deal with our homeowner's insurance and try to get someone to come out. It may rain Tuesday or Wednesday and we don't need that to happen on our wind torn roof. Nestle Pure Life, Inaba chicken fillet for pets, wet dog food, pet wipes, Jones Natural dog treats, chicken jerky treats for dogs, kabob chew sticks and toys donated by Riverside County Department of Animal Services were shared .

Sunday On The Streets 2-28-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 2-27-2021

There were three stops I wanted to make today. The first was to drop off supplies to someone at the Jurupa Valley Motel6 parking lot. The next was one of the river bottom outlets in Jurupa Valley and the third was a river bottom outlet on the border of Riverside and Rubidoux. I was able to get to all three places and distribute supplies while visiting with pets. I had a few inquiries about spaying and neutering and hope some of the people actually follow up. I have had more than a few people asking lately but most are not contacting me to make the actual arrangements. There also seems to be a growing number of homeless who are choosing to breed and I have been unable to make progress with any of them. I will continue offering in the hopes that they eventually change their minds but, in the meantime, the problem persists. After leaving the third stop, I ran a couple of personal errands, checked our PO Box and then headed home. I was hoping to deal with the roof situation but it looks like nothing much can be done until Monday as the offices I need to speak to are closed. Nestle Pure Life, toilet tissue, hand crocheted beanies, face wipes, body wipes, trolley tie out cable, Inaba tuna treats for pets, Inaba chicken fillet for pets, Inaba Churus for cats, wet cat food, wet dog food, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, Max and Neo dog collar, Jones Natural dog treats, chicken jerky treats for dogs, cows ears and toys including some donated from Riverside County Department of Animal Services were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 2-27-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 2-26-2021

I started the morning on the Eastside near University and Victoria Avenues. The companion of one dog was trying to figure out what to do with another dog that was pretty much abandoned by the people who were supposed to be caring for him after his companion was arrested. The two dogs do not get along so I was bringing a tie out cable to help keep them separated until a solution can be reached. My next stop was near the pallet houses on Massachusetts. I walked around for a bit but nobody with pets was outside so I continued on to Hunter Park. I did not find who I was looking for but did run into a couple and their dogs so I spent some time there. Afterwards, I drove around for a bit and then headed towards Rubidoux. I went to one of the small encampments but nobody was there so I drove out to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley. While on my way, I spotted 'Little Bit' and her companion. I found a safe place to park and went to have a chat. I am working on getting the RSO Homeless Outreach Team out to see her and hopefully work on getting her and her little dog off the streets. She has had so many bad things happen put there and I just want to help put a stop to it. Nestle Pure Life, Benadryl caplets, vienna sausages, trolley tie out cable, face wipes, body wipes, toilet tissue, hand crocheted beanies, Inaba tuna treats for pets, small bag of dog food, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, collapsible pet dish, kabob chew sticks and peanut butter chew sticks were shared .

Friday's Furry Friends 2-26-2021
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#1414 and #1415 Get 'The Works' 2-24-2021

Four or five people said that needed their cats or dogs to get 'the works' today but only two of them actually followed through and made appointments. Both of those pets were cats and had their services provided this morning by Riverside County Department of Animal Services. I also received a donation of holiday pet toys while I was there which was definitely a bonus. Two Arco gift cards, Inaba tuna treats, Inaba Churus for cats, cat harness, cat toy, kitty litter, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, dry pet shampoo and pet wipes 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".

#1414 and #1415 Get 'The Works' 2-24-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 2-23-2021

I started my morning by driving to the downtown Salvation Army but did not see anyone with pets. I then drove through Fairmount Park and Rubidoux where I was unable to connect with anyone so I headed out to the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley. I normally go there on Thursdays but have personal commitments that day and won't be able to. I found the couple I was looking for and was able to visit with the dogs as well as distribute a few supplies. My next stop was around the corner for a dog named 'Midnight' and then I ended my visits with two other dogs located in another area of Jurupa Valley. My final stop was our PO Box before going home. Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, Flys Off, trolley tie out for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Jones Natural treats for dogs, pet toys, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully sticks, and pigs ears were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 2-23-2021
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Monday On The Move 2-22-2021

I spent my morning on the Eastside. I stopped on Massachusetts and visited with those staying the pallet houses, on the streets and in a motel. I visited with some old friends and met one new one. I drove around for a bit when I left there but did not see anyone with pets. I drove through downtown Riverside, Rubidoux and then finally put to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley. We did not have any mail or packages but I needed to ship a box of baked goods so it was not a wasted trip. Nestle Pure Life waters, stainless steel pet dish, trolley tie out for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Jones Natural treats for dogs, pet jackets from the Foster Army Animal Rescue sewing club, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, Max and Neo dog leash, Zippy Paws safety vest, Zippy Paws toys, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully slices, bully sticks, and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 2-22-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 2-21-2021

I was running all over this morning and thankfully accomplished all that I set out to do. At 6:30am, I was on my way to our storage units to pick up supplies, I was home by 7:30am and as soon as I had everything unloaded, I started to bag up some of the 20 pounds of treats sent to us by Jones Natural Chews. I went out a second time to go into Dollar Tree and pick up a bunch of inexpensive collars and leashes. Some are used for emergencies and others for pets that don't require the stronger ones. My third trip out was to visit pets and distribute needed supplies. I started out in Jurupa Valley near Aqua Mansa and then drove to one of the river bottom outlets. I was there yesterday but did not have enough supplies for one of the pet companions so I went back today. Next was a brief stop at Fairmount Park to give some Benadryl to the companion of 'Honey Girl'. On my way to her, I was contacted by someone who wanted supplies and had a friend with a cat that needed 'the works'. They are in the river bottom near Van Buren and Clay so we met in the empty lot next to the Jurupa Valley In and Out Burger. That was my last stop but when I got home. I realized that I never gave the one gentleman a large bag of dog food her requested. I did not have time to go back out, so we will have to figure out when and how to make that happen. Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, beanie, face wipes, body wipes, toilet tissue, Benadryl caplets, stainless steel pet dish, 2-trolley tie outs for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Jones Natural treats for dogs, Inaba Churus for cats, cat toys, cat harness with leash, Inaba juicy bites for cats, wet dog food, wet cat food, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, pet jackets from the Foster Army Animal Rescue sewing club, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully slices, peanut butter chew sticks, bully sticks, pigs ears and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 2-21-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 2-20-2021

I was asked to bring dog food to one of the river bottom outlets. That was my first stop. I had been meaning to drop off a trolly tie out cable to this person so it worked out well. When I left that location, I drove out to Hunter Park on the Eastside. A couple of the people had been out of state for a week or so and were in need of supplies. While I was there with them, I also had an opportunity to visit with a couple other pets and their companions. After leaving the park, I took a drive up Massachusetts. I did not really see anyone there yesterday and thought I might get lucky but I didn't. There was nobody with pets around Blaine and Iowa either but I did run into someone I was looking for on University. I was actually on my way to the Rite Aid, when I spotted a woman with a dog that needed booties. She had asked for them a couple of weeks ago but I had not been able to locate her until today. I wound up doing a u-turn, parked in the bank parking, visited for a bit and then made it to Rite-Aid. Nestle Pure Life waters, McDonalds gift card, dog booties, pet wipes, trolley tie out for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, wet dog food, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, pet jacket from the Foster Army Animal Rescue sewing club, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully slices, peanut butter chew sticks, pigs ears and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 2-20-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 2-19-2021

I started the morning at Fairmount Park. I stopped in two different areas of the park and visited with four pets while distributing supplies for each of them. When I left the park, I headed to Massachusetts Avenue on the Eastside. While I was visiting with one dog, someone pulled up in a truck with another. This gentleman is back in the river bottom with her and his two cats. He was in need of supplies so I made sure he got enough for all of his pets. When I left Massachusetts Avenue, I went to a motel on University. Some of the homeless are being temporarily housed there. Pets are not allowed, unless they are service animals so there was jut one pet there. I visited with him, distributed a few supplies and then drove out to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley, before heading home. Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, face wipes, body wipes, Arco fuel card, Valentine's Day candy, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba Churus for cats, wet dog food, wet cat food, kitty litter, small bags of dog food, small bag of cat food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, fleece blankets from AnimalVictory.org, pet jackets from the Foster Army Animal Rescue sewing club, collapsible pet bowls, chicken jerky treats for dogs, small squeaky Kong ball, bully slices, peanut butter chew sticks, cows ears and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 2-19-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 2-18-2021

We rented rooms last night at the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley. My first stop of the day was to go there to drop off some home baked cookies for the staff as well as check on and visit four pets. Two of the pets received 'the works' yesterday and the other tow were just there to get a break from the elements. It is not raining but it is cold which means a warm bed and a shower are welcome gifts. When I arrived at the motel, I learned that two of the rooms had already checked out. Not sure why they left so early but I was unable to visit with the pets. I was able to check on the puppy that was neutered yesterday and visit with a couple other dogs too. When I left the motel, I drove to a few other locations in Jurupa Valley but was unable to locate people with pets at any of them. I was asked to meet someone at the MSRPAC Clinic to update vaccinations so I made a small detour to visit with 'Kawasaki', while on my way. Unfortunately, the gentleman who was supposed to meet me never showed or called so I made one last stop at our PO Box and then headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, Arco fuel card, hand sanitizer, cracker packs, cookie packs, protein bars, beef sticks, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, wet dog food, pet raincoat from Priceless Pet Rescue, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully slices and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 2-18-2021
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#1412 and #1413 Get 'The Works' 2-17-2021

Today was our first Spay/Neuter Wednesday with the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. We had three pets scheduled. One male puppy, one male cat and one female cat. The female cat was a no show but the other two were there and on time. Check in was fast and easy. I am so Grateful that they not only found a way to make things work for us but that they are making it 'hassle free'. It is also nice to have the dogs licensed at the same time they are receiving 'the works'. This means that the only pets I will have to license in the future are those that need renewed. The only downfall is that we will not be able to get pledges from Actors and Others for Animals being that this is a county facility but it will be worth the extra cost, just to have things go smoothly. "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". Nestle Pure Life waters, 17-pound bag of cat food from the STAR MILLING COMPANY Star Milling Company, wet cat food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba Churus for cats, kitty litter, cat toy and cows ear were shared.

#1412 and #1413 Get 'The Works' 2-17-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 2-16-2021

There are a couple of large dogs in Jurupa Valley that were in need of trolley tie outs at their encampment. My first stop of the day was to make sure they got those and to give their companions other needed supplies. When I left that location, I drove over to Avalon Park. The gates are closed but I met a couple who parked next to the entrance. They have a puppy and want him to get 'the works'. If possible, I like to meet pets prior to them having surgery. I went there to meet the puppy and visit another dog they have had for a few years now. My last stop was at the MSRPAC Clinic. I was supposed to meet three people whose pets needed their vaccinations updated. One was a no show, one actually did not need his rabies updated and the third got multiple vaccinations as well as flea/tick treated. Nestle Pure Life waters, $15.00 Taco Bell gift card, fleece blanket from AnimalVictory.org, pet jackets from the Foster Army Animal Rescue sewing club, doggie waste bags with leash clip, small collar, leashes, small bag of puppy food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, small stainless steel pet dish, collapsible pet dish, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully slices, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, kabob chew sticks, Zippy Paws and other pet toys as well as two trolley tie out cables for dogs were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 2-16-2021
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Monday On The Move 2-15-2021

My first stop of the day was on the Eastside but not at a location I normally go. I made arrangements to meet ‘Solo’ and his companion behind a gas station by Victoria and University Avenues. While I was there, ‘Buddy’ and his companion showed up so I had an extra visitor. I drove up University to Blaine and Iowa next. I drove through a few areas but did not find anyone with pets so I proceeded on to Hunter Park. I did find a couple of pets and their companions there so I parked and stayed for a bit. Next stop was Massachusetts Avenue. Because it is a holiday, I was not sure what to expect over by the pallet houses and homeless shelter but I was hoping to see a pet or two. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I stopped and talked to some people but I left soon after. I drove past Avalon Park and through a couple areas of Rubidoux with no luck so I circled back to Fairmount Park. While there, I visited with ‘Shelby’. Not needing to run by the PO Box gave me a few extra minutes to run a personal errand, before heading home. Nestle Pure Life waters, two beach towels, one full size fleece blanket, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully slices, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, wet dog food, small bag of dog food, kabob chew sticks, cows ears, Zippy Paws and other pet toys as well as a trolley tie out cable for dogs were shared.

Monday On The Move 2-15-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 2-14-2021

I was supposed to meet with someone at one of the river bottom outlets first thing this morning but she forgot so I continued to drive through Fairmount Park and go to Rubidoux. They were still sleeping at the first place I stopped so I kept driving to a nearby location. It was getting a little windy but not enough to destroy any of the tents lined up there so all were still tucked inside. I began calling out the name of two of the dogs and their companion. My voice was heard and they came out for a visit and to get a few supplies. I was about to leave when a couple showed up with a dog, they had recently gotten from someone who did not want her anymore. She was timid but not enough to stop her from accepting treats and a bit of petting. The male companion said he wants to breed her which is something I never want to hear. I discussed all the reasons why it is not a good idea and offered to be of service if he changes his mind. The female had a dog in the past and she allowed her to be spayed so she is not the issue. She would still have the dog had somebody not stolen her. I always hoped we would get a call saying she was turned in somewhere but we never did. When I got back in my vehicle, I headed over to Magnolia Center. I needed to stop at Foster Army Animal Rescue Thrift Store to pick up more home-made jackets and I also wanted to drop off my home baked cookies as a thank you. I did that and then drove around for a bit to look for a few people with pets but none of them was at Shamel Park or anywhere else I looked. I had more cookies to give away as well as some home-made vegetable barley soup and it was all going to a couple of friends who live within a few miles of where I was driving around. I stopped at each of their homes and then drove up Arlington Avenue until it hit Van Buren. That is where I began looking for and found 'Kawasaki' and her companion. They were my final stop of the day. Nestle Pure Life waters, large bag of recyclables, mini–Valentine's Day cupcakes, cookies, protein bars, beef sticks, toilet tissue, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully slices, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, wet dog food, small bag of dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, pet toys and a trolley tie out cable for dogs were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 2-14-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 2-13-2021

I had planned on stopping at a few locations today but when I arrived, I found that nobody was there or people were still sleeping. I went to one Rubidoux location and Avalon Park where that was the case. I drove through Fairmount Park next and did find 'Honey Girl' and her companion. When I left the park, I headed to Jurupa Valley. I needed to drop off some dry cat food to someone at the motel. I also stopped to visit 'Midnight' and her companion as they were not far from there. I drove around a few other areas of Jurupa Valley but did not find anyone with pets so I picked up a package at our PO Box and headed home. My daughter was coming over after she got off work this morning and I wanted to get lunch started and get some cookies baked. Hoping to get to a few more pets tomorrow as well as drop off some home-made soup and cookies to friends, after I stop at FAAR to pick up a few pet jackets from their sewing club. I may have to bring them some cookies too! Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, fleece pet rain jackets from Priceless Pet Rescue, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, pet toy and bully sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 2-13-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 2-12-2021

It was raining on and off this morning but I was able to stay dry for the most part and some of the people and pets I had hoped to visit were out and about...I was contacted by someone who found a dog and needed it checked for a microchip. She tried to take it to a few places but they all required appointments and none were soon enough so I told her I would do it. We made arrangements to meet at Fairmount Park around 8:30 this morning. I checked the dog and it was chipped. I explained how to try the different micro chip companies while looking to get the dog returned. It happened that the first place I told her to try was the chip company and to make things even better, the dog was listed as missing. If all goes as planned, she will be back with her family later today. While I was there, I drove to another area of the park where I visited with two dogs. Their companion was there for the 'oatmeal lady' so they were not rushing off. I stayed for a bit and then headed over to the Eastside. I drove around Iowa and Blaine as well as Hunter Park but had no luck so I went to Massachusetts Avenue next. UCR had a team of medical students at the location so there were quite a few people there. I was able to visit with five pets and talk to the Director of the medical program. I am not sure how long I stayed but when I left, I drove to the bank. I needed to get into my safety deposit box and was hoping the line wasn't too long. I think I was in and out within twenty minutes or so which was great. I had one more stop to make, before calling it a day and that was at our PO Box. I knew there was a bag of bully sticks arriving today and I wanted to be sure to get them. We get them donated now and then and I buy theme very once in awhile because they are such a big hit with the larger dogs. I wish they were not so expensive though...Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, fleece blanket, pet rain jacket from Priceless Pet Rescue, doggie waste bags with leash clip, large bag of weight control dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, small dog leash, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Zippy Paws pet toy, bully sticks, bully slices and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 2-12-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 2-11-2021

Even though there were no pets recuperating at the motel this morning, I still took a drive over there. While I was there, I visited with some people and pets who stayed there last night. When I left the motel, I drove out to our PO Box. On my way from there to a nearby Staters, I spotted a little dog I know. Her companion was flying a sign near there so I pulled in to the closest parking lot. When our visit was over, I ran into Staters and then went home. My second trip out started at the Riverside Self Storage where I met with Christin Langdon who had picked up this month’s donation of dog food from Star Milling Company. I needed a few supplies from there and picked them up before she arrived and we unloaded her truck. A big thank you to her for doing this month after month and of course a huge thank you to Star Milling. I finally ended the day at the CHP on Lincoln Avenue. I was dropping off some home-made baked goods for a friend/volunteer who works there as well as a couple of bags for the Officers. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, face wipes, body wipes, knit gloves, fleece blanket, hand crocheted pet sweater, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet cat food, small bag of dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, small dog leash, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba Churus for cats, Zippy Paws and other pet toy, cows ears, bully slices and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 2-11-2021
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2-10-2021

One year ago today, I visited all of these furry friends. Some are in homes now and others are still homeless but all are doing well…I have been 'Taking It To The Streets' for nearly nine years and I cannot recall a time we went two weeks without providing spay/neuter services. We are set up and ready to go but we need pets to move forward. I did get a call from someone who wanted to have his mama dog spayed but she has ten four-week-old puppies and I said we could not do that yet. He said the puppies have teeth and she is not wanting to feed them but I am uncomfortable spaying her for a few more weeks. That way she can safely nurse them if she chooses to. I also received a call from someone who wanted us to provide 'the works' for their puppy but they were no shows when we were supposed to meet this past week end and have not had the courtesy to contact me after that. I reached out one more time but got no response. It may be that Wednesdays become 'me days' if this continues to happen or if we have gaps in the needs of the homeless community. I guess I will have to wait and see how this goes with time.

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Tuesday's Treasures 2-9-2021

My first stop was in Jurupa Valley. There is a couple who stay at the back of a field with their two dogs. I finally figured out where to park so I can walk back to where they are. When I did reach their tent, I found the dogs were there but their companions were not. I made sure each got their fill of jerky treats and then I left. My next stop was at one of the river bottom outlets. I was sent photos of a dog that has been missing and I wanted to find out if anyone had seen him. I walked a distance, until I reached the person I was looking for. Her two dogs came running out to meet me so I spent some time with them. She walked back to my vehicle with me so I could give her some supplies. On our way, the companion of another dog brought him over for a visit. He has a cat as well so I asked if he was able to get her too. He did. She was not thrilled about it but I was able to make a video clip and take a few photos. When I left that location, I drove through Fairmount Park and downtown Riverside but did not see any of the homeless with pets. I had time to run a quick personal errand, before heading to our PO Box and then home. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, hemp chews for pets, wet cat food, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Zippy Paws pet toy, cat toys, cows ears and bully slices were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 2-9-2021
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Monday On The Move 2-8-2021

I spent my entire morning on the Eastside. I started with a visit to four pets near the pallet houses and Access Center on Massachusetts Avenue. When I left there, I drove to a location on University Avenue. I found a clean up crew but no homeless in the area. I proceeded to Bobby Bonds Park, Iowa and Blaine area and Hunter Park but could not find any homeless with pets. I decided to hop on the freeway to run a personal errand and decided to cut through a parking lot around Iowa to do so. As soon as I turned down the side street, I spotted a dog I had been looking for. She was on her 'doggie limo' being wheeled around by her companion. I pulled in and parked in the parking lot there and when I did, I ran into a couple and their two dogs. Whether I visit with pets as scheduled or 'by chance' doesn't matter to me. I am just thankful to be of service. When I was done at that location, I made my way to the freeway and ran my errands, drove to our PO Box and then headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, pet sweaters including one that was hand crocheted, pet jackets, small dog leash, collapsible pet dish, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, kabob chew sticks and bully slices were shared.

Monday On The Move 2-8-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 2-7-2021

I was contacted yesterday by a couple who want 'the works' for their puppy. We agreed to meet this morning at the old Walgreens on the corner of Arlington and Van Buren. I planned on going that direction regardless, because I wanted to visit with 'Kawasaki' but I was still disappointed when the couple never showed up, called or responded to my call and texts. The next stop I planned to make was at Fairmount Park. I wanted to check on a dog that showed up on a Facebook post yesterday with claims that nobody was caring for her. It said Animal Control was called and urged others to do the same. I am very familiar with the dog and her owner and even though I was unable to comment on the Facebook thread I still messaged a couple of people and asked them to share my comments. This morning was all about notifying the companion about the social media drama and to see for myself that she was ok. I took photos and a video clip. She was clearly happy in both. My next stop was on the Eastside. I did not go near my Monday/Friday stops but did go to one location where I had promised to deliver supplies today. I had planned on running a personal errand and then head home after that but I got distracted in the process. While I was going up Mission Blvd. in Rubidoux, I noticed someone riding a bike with a bike trailer. There were two dogs with the bike rider. One of the dogs was running alongside and the other was in the cart. When I pulled over and got out of my vehicle, the leashed dog began running faster and the dog in the cart jumped out and ran to me. By the time we were done, it was time for me to get home. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein bars, cookie packs, cracker packs, tissues, face wipes, body wipes, pet wipes, hand and toe warmers, stainless steel pet dish, wet dog food, chicken jerky for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, kabob chew sticks, bully slices and cows' ears were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 2-7-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 2-6-2021

Yesterday, I purchased a few decorative items for my balcony and side yard. When I got home, I noticed that I was not charged for one of the items. The store is across town and I did not want to go back out so I decided to take care of it today. Before doing so, I met someone at a river bottom outlets. I visited with one of her pets, distributed supplies and then left. I drove over to Avalon Park but did not find who I was looking for. I then drove to another river bottom outlet but the person I was looking for was either sleeping or not at his camp. From there, I took a drive through Fairmount Park and then up Market Street towards the Magnolia Center area. The store I needed to go to was near there and I was hoping to find a pet I usually see in the area. I was able to visit with the pet, distribute supplies and then return to the store to pay the money they did not collect yesterday. At this point, I was just a couple of miles from our storage units. I had planned to go tomorrow to pick up supplies and to meet with Ilene Stein who had pet food donations for us from Pawlished Paws and Riverside Temple Beth El. I called Ilene and she had time to meet so I went straight to Riverside Self Storage. I had planned on trying to make a couple more stops but my vehicle was very full and I had spent some extra time talking to my friend Ilene so I decided to call it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, tissues, face wipes, body wipes, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, 2-20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, wet cat food, chicken jerky for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba Churus for cats, pet toys including a squeaky tennis ball, bully slices and cows' ears were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 2-6-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 2-5-2021

Before heading over to the Eastside this morning, I stopped at Fairmount Park to visit with a couple of pets and talk to their companion. From there I drove to Massachusetts Avenue where I visited with a couple more pets. While driving up Massachusetts on my way to another location I spotted one of my favorite little dogs and his companion. I immediately pulled over for a visit. When I left them, I drove around Iowa and Blaine for a bit. I saw a group of police as well as city net staff at a homeless encampment on Iowa. I wanted to stop and see if there were any dogs but there was nowhere to park so I continued driving until I reached Hunter Park. While there, I visited with four pets and distributed needed supplies. I planned on running a personal errand next but as I was pulling in to the parking lot, I saw someone I had not seen in a few weeks. She was with her dog and I stopped to visit as well as give them needed supplies. By the time we were done, I was running out of time so I headed to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley and then went home. Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, hand warmers, crocheted pet sweaters, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, pet jacket from Foster Army Animal Rescue's sewing club, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of dog food, collapsible pet dish, chicken jerky for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, wet dog food, pet toys including a small squeaky tennis ball, bully slices, and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 2-5-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 2-4-2021

While driving to my first stop of the day, I received something I have not had in about seven years…..a ticket. I was driving through a certain residential area which is something I do at least two or three times a week. Unfortunately, I was pulled over for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. The motorcycle officer said I slowed down but did not come to a complete stop. I felt like he was doing a bit of ‘reaching’ while trying to reach a ticket quota but I saw no reason to argue. I was very polite, showed him my license, registration and insurance and then went on my way. It was bummed as I really don’t have funds for the ticket but unless I want to go to court and fight it (which I don’t) I will have to pay for that and online traffic school which should be an option….To be honest, I almost turned around and went back home, because I was bummed but I kept driving. Even though we did not have any pets at the motel recuperating from spay/neuter surgery, I stopped at the motel 6 in Jurupa Valley anyway. I found the resident cat but nobody with dogs. I went to another nearby location, after that where I visited with a furry friend and distributed supplies. From there, I drove through Avalon Park, Fairmount Park and an area of Rubidoux with no luck, I did make sure to stop at one of the river bottom outlets in Rubidoux to find out why a couple of people did not take advantage of the motel reservations made for them and their dogs. They informed me that they did not have a ride. We will try again when the rain returns. Late this afternoon, I had a very productive Zoom meeting with a few people from Riverside County Department of Animal Services. I will share more about that tomorrow...Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, hand warmers, crocheted pet sweater, pet wipes, chicken jerky for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, wet dog food, bully slices, and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 2-4-2021
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~Spread A Little Kindness Today~

The pets in this collage are from exactly one year ago. Because I did not have any to post today, I took a look back. I don't get to visit many of them anymore but I do stay in touch with some of their companions. I am not sure about the where abouts of one of them but the others are either in a motel room, in the pallet houses, living indoors on their own or with a friend or still on the streets... As far as today is concerned, this was a very different type of Wednesday compared to how they have been over the past few years. Not only have we lost our Wednesdays at the MSRPAC Spay/Neuter Clinic but we had no commitments from pet companions this week. We have on occasion had nobody show up on their appointment day but that was rare. We usually had at least one make it no matter how many could not. I found myself a little out of sorts, trying to figure out what to do with this day. I had a personal commitment from 9am to 10am but then I was free. Because I have never really done any daily travels on a Wednesday, I had no plan so I did something different. When I left my appointment, I dropped off a few things to a displaced family of eight. I had read that there were two adults and six children in need of meals. I was unable to commit to do an entire meal but thought I would offer desserts and other supplies. So, I started with that and then dropped off homemade vegetable barley soup and baked goods to a couple of friends. I did drive around for about forty-five minutes afterwards to see if I might be able to locate any homeless with pets but that did not happen. I ended the morning at our PO Box before heading home. Thursdays used to be the day I would go to the motel to check on pets recuperating from spay/neuter surgery. I won't be doing that but may be stopping to visit some of the pets and companions we reserved rooms for tonight, thanks to donors at AnimalVictory.org and the donors from our fundraiser 'Shelter From The Rain'. It may not be raining any longer, but there were a few people in the river bottom who got hit pretty hard and I wanted to give them a break. ~Spread A Little Kindness Today~

~Spread A Little Kindness Today~
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Tuesday's Treasures 2-2-2021

We had four people and six pets scheduled to stay in motel rooms last night but two of the people could not get a ride. I did stop to visit one of the pets that was there and then I headed over to Avalon Park. I spent time with three pets at the park, before heading over to one of the river bottom outlets to find out if the people who did not make it last night, might be able to make it tomorrow. They said they are pretty sure they will be able to so I went ahead and made the reservations. When I left that location, I drove out to our PO Box and then headed home. We had a delivery coming today and I wanted to be sure that someone was home to receive it. Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, pet wipes, hemp chews for dogs, chicken jerky for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, wet dog food, bully slices, bully sticks and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 2-2-2021
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Monday On The Move 2-1-2021

My first stop of the day was on the Eastside. I went to Massachusetts and parked in front of the pod houses. There were only two dogs outside but I did visit with both and distribute needed supplies. From there I went to a few locations off of Iowa and Blaine as well as Hunter Park but I was unable to find anyone with pets. I drove to University where there was a homeless encampment near some abandoned buildings. The area they were staying was all fenced off so most of the people were gone but I was able to catch up with a couple of them and their pets. I still had some time to spare when we were done so I drove back up Massachusetts. It was a little later and I was hoping a few people might have brought their pets out but everyone was still inside the shelter or the pallet houses so I left. I made one final stop at our PO Box and then headed home. I was expecting a delivery and my daughter was bringing 'Pokey' to the house so I wanted to be sure that I did not miss either thing. Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, pet wipes, chicken jerky for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, wet dog food, dog toys, bully sticks and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 2-1-2021
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