Taking It To The Streets With Lori And Shira  

Journal - March 2021

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

#1421 Gets 'The Works' and 'Little Bit' 3-31-2021

I was very disappointed that the couple with the 'pack' of Chihuahua's never contacted me, even after I was told they were ready to get started. I was expecting to have a couple of feral cats and four dogs this morning but we just wound up with the one feral cat. One is still a small victory as one is always better than none. When I left Riverside County Department of Animal Services, I went home for a bit and then went back out for a 9am nail appointment. As I was leaving the appointment and on my way to our PO Boxes, I spotted 'Little Bit' and her companion. There was a security guard next to them and it seemed as if there was a tense exchange going on so I stopped. While we were all talking, a Riverside County Sherriff vehicle pulled up and I had an opportunity to discuss what I was doing to try and help her and the dog. I explained that I had been in touch with an Officer from the HOT (homeless outreach team) but that I had not gotten any updates. I asked the Officer if he would follow up for us and he said he would. By this time, everything but the wind seemed much calmer so I wen ton my way. I dropped home made cookies off at the Jurupa Valley Postal Station where our PO Boxes are, because I promised one of the employees I would. He always carries the heavy boxes to my vehicle and puts them in my vehicle. I show my appreciation with baked cookies. I give him enough to share with the others but his name is the one I put on the bag, being that he is the only one who goes out of his way to help. $15.00 Subway Gift Card, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, salmon dog treats, chicken jerky dog treats, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, bully slice, kabob chew stick and dog toys 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".

#1421 Gets 'The Works' and 'Little Bit' 3-31-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 3-30-2021

It was a pretty uneventful morning but not from my lack of trying. I spent most of the morning on the streets but I mostly just wasted time and fuel. Many of the places I normally visit people on Tuesday were empty today. There was a vehicle at one of the locations but they were still sleeping when I arrived. I drove to the downtown Salvation Army, Fairmount Park, Hunter Park, Iowa and Blaine Streets and then I even went up Massachusetts….There was nothing for me to do in any of these areas. I decided to head across town and try to connect with the people in Jurupa Valley that have the pack of Chihuahuas needing spayed/neutered. I don't know their companions but I do know another woman who stays on that property so I was hoping to talk to her. She was still asleep so I left my card with her guy and asked for her to call me. (As of 5:30pm, I have not heard from anyone.) A few of the dogs came over while I was there so I did give them treats and kabob sticks, before I left. I then made a quick stop at our PO Box and then thought I would run an errand. As I was driving down Arlington Avenue, I spotted the companion of 'Kawasaki'. I drove a few blocks so I could make a u-turn and stop for a visit. By the time we were done, I needed to get home. Nestle Pure Life waters, hand warmers, salmon dog treats for dogs, bully slices, cows ears, kabob chew sticks and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 3-30-2021
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Monday On The Move 3-29-2021

I started my day on the Eastside, making three different stops on Massachusetts Avenue. I visited with five pets and distributed supplies for them and their companions. When I left that location, I drove through Hunter Park and the area around Blaine and Iowa. I did not find anyone I was looking for so I continued down University Avenue where I spotted 'Solo' and his companion walking. I pulled into a nearby parking lot, spent some time with them and then drove out to Jurupa Valley. I checked our PO Box, mailed some letters/packages and called it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein bars, protein shakes, cookie packs, cracker packs, beef sticks, drink packets, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, salmon dog treats for dogs, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, bully slices, chicken jerky treats and pet toys were shared.

Monday On The Move 3-29-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 3-28-2021

At 7am I was at Riverside Self Storage picking up a few supplies. After I returned home and got them unloaded, I did a little baking for some upcoming birthdays and then I went back out. My first stop was for 'Kawasaki'. I thought she and her companion would be awake by 10am but they were not. However, they were gracious enough to get up anyway so we could visit. When I left there, I went to a property in Jurupa Valley. There are a few people living there and lots of pets. We have already provided 'the works' for all of the cats and one of the dogs there but there are about fifteen or so dogs we have not. They are all Chihuahuas. One is pregnant and one just had puppies not too long ago. I have been trying to get these dogs scheduled for a few weeks now but nothing has materialized. The plan is to try and do four males and possible two of the females this Wednesday. It all depends on the willingness of the owner(s) and the person who is going to help bring them all in. Nestle Pure Life waters, Benadryl caplets, protein bars, cookie packs, cracker packs, beef sticks, drink packets, Repel, wet dog food, wet cat food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba juicy bites for cats, Inaba Churus for cats, salmon dog treats for dogs, bully slices, chicken jerky treats and kitty litter were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 3-28-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 3-27-2021

I made my first stop at a river bottom outlet near the Carlson Dog Park. Two of the dogs I usually visit there were down visiting someone at another encampment. I was able to spend time with the three that were there and distributed needed supplies before leaving. When I left that location, I was driving down Mission so I could turn around on one of the side streets. When I came to a stop light, I noticed a gentleman on a bike and he was pulling his dog in a cart. I drove another block and then pulled over to park so we could have a visit too. I had not seen them in quite awhile and we made another tentative plan to get the dog's vaccinations updated so her past due license can be renewed. After I turned around and was heading back towards Rubidoux, I decided to keep driving until I got out to Valley Way and Mission in Jurupa Valley. That is where I usually catch up with 'Midnight' and her companion, when they are not out and about. Thankfully, they were there and became my last stop where pets were concerned. I did make one more but that was at our PO Box to pick up a donation from Jones Natural Chews. Once that was done, I made my way home. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein shakes, protein bars, cookie packs, cracker packs, beef sticks, drink packets, face wipes, body wipes, toilet tissue, Repel, leash, collapsible pet dish, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, bully slices, chicken jerky treats and dog toys were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 3-27-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 3-26-2021

Because I had an Ophthalmology appointment this morning, I was not able to keep my normal routine on the Eastside. I did go out for awhile and spent that time at Fairmount Park. I visited with six pets and distributed needed supplies. When I was done there, I went back home to call Dutton Motors concerning a warning I received that there may issues with my battery, start or connection. I was unable to get an appointment until Monday, so I hope whatever it is does not deter me from my street work. I cleared up a few things on my desk and then headed out to Kaiser in Moreno Valley. That took me into the afternoon so I had to get back home to let my dogs out and was unable to make anymore stops. I am grateful for the pets I did have time for earlier. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein shakes, protein bars, cookie packs, cracker packs, beef sticks, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, bully slices, chicken jerky treats and dog toys were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 3-26-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 3-25-2021

I spent the morning at the Motel 6 in Jurupa Valley. I checked on the dog we provided 'the works' for yesterday, visited a couple of dogs we put in a room last night, visited a couple of dogs that already had rooms with their companion, distributed supplies to all of the pets and gave the resident kitty some goodies. I had planned on driving out to one of the river bottom outlets but did not have the time so I will do my best to get there this week end. Nestle Pure Life waters, Arco gift cards, Taco Bell gift card, pet sweater, small collar, small leash, small bag of dog food, pet wipes, wet cat food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba juicy bites for cats, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and dog toys were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 3-25-2021
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#1420 Gets 'The Works' 3-24-2021

While 'Rocky' was at Riverside County Animal Services getting neutered, micro chipped, vaccinated, flea/tick treated and having his nails trimmed he was also checked out for problems with his ears. There was an issue so his ears were cleaned out and medicated. We had him licensed as well. "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".

#1420 Gets 'The Works'
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Tuesday's Treasures 3-23-2021

I was asked to bring supplies to one of the river bottom outlets so that was my first stop of the day. I distributed the items and gave treats to the dogs there. Fairmount Park was my next stop. I had not planning on that one but when I spotted a dog and her companion, I wanted to pull in for a brief visit. When I left that location, I went to the downtown Salvation Army. Nobody was there with pets so I headed out to a field in Jurupa Valley. Two dogs and their companion were there. I distributed supplies and gave treats to those dogs too. My last stop was in Jurupa Valley and it was by chance. On my way to our PO Box, I saw someone I have been looking for all week. She has a little dog and I have been trying to find help for them to get off of the streets. The County Homeless Outreach Team tried calling her and looked for her too but they had no luck. They told me to let them know if I ran into her so that is what I did. I made a phone call and gave as much of her information as I could. The companion's phone only had 17% charge on her battery so I suggested she find somewhere to charge it. It is very difficult reaching people who are constantly on the move and have phones with no service. I hope that the contact made today is the start of something productive. Time will tell. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, beanie, knit gloves, face wipes, wet dog food, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, bully slices, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, Jones Natural dog treats, bacon flavored dental sticks, chicken jerky treats and dog toys were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 3-23-2021
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Monday On The Move 3-22-2021

At 7am, checked into Kaiser for my first appointment which was at 7:30am. I had a second appointment scheduled for 8:30am in the building next door. Both went smoothly and I was home a little after 9am. I let the dogs out for a potty break, grabbed a protein shake and headed to the Eastside. I stopped by the pallet houses and Access Center on Massachusetts first but nobody was outside with dogs so I continued on to Hunter Park. Nobody was there either. After contacting the companion of another dog, I met with them on University Avenue, before making a second trip to Massachusetts Avenue. This time I was able to visit with five pets and briefly give treats to a sixth. I distributed a few supplies and made arrangements to meet someone tomorrow morning so we can update his dog's vaccinations as well as get her micro chipped. When I was done there, I drove out to our PO Box and then home. Nestle Pure Life waters, doggie waste bags with leash clip, dog collar, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba chicken fillets, bully slices, bully sticks, bacon flavored dental sticks, chicken jerky treats and dog toys were shared.

Monday On The Move 3-22-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 3-21-2021

It was another busy morning yet there were only three opportunities to visit with pets. My first stop was near Arlington and Van Buren for 'Kawasaki'. She was sleeping as was her companion but they got up so I hung around. From there I drove around the Magnolia Center area and over by Shamel Park. I wasn't having any luck but as I was leaving the area to head downtown, I spotted 'Duke' and his companion. I pulled over as soon as it was safe to do so and they walked to where I was parked. I drove through downtown and parts of Rubidoux without finding anyone with pets but I was successful at another Rubidoux location. I have actually been going there and checking whenever I have been in the area but nobody has been at the encampment until today. It turns out that the companion of 'Spud' had been injured and stayed with family for a couple of weeks which is why I could not find them. When I left Rubidoux, I drove around a few areas of Jurupa Valley. I have been trying to get help for a little dog and her companion but can never find them when it is possible to connect them with homeless outreach services. Her phone is never on or has been stolen and the two of them seem to disappear at times. The county outreach time could not find them at any of the places I said to look and they could not reach the companion by phone. Often times when I do find them it is on a week end when the team is not working but I was unable to do even that much today. I will keep trying. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein bars, Benadryl caplets, toilet tissue, face wipes, body wipes, hand warmers, fleece pet jacket, doggie waste bags with leash clip, dry pet shampoo, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba chicken fillets, small squeaky tennis ball, bully slices, bully sticks, bacon flavored dental sticks, chicken jerky treats and dog toys were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 3-21-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 3-20-2021

My first stop was in Jurupa Valley at one of the river bottom outlets where I visited with two dogs and distributed supplies for them and their feline 'siblings'. Fairmount Park was stop number two. Many of the entrances were gated off but I did manage to find one pet with her companion. I visited and then gave them needed supplies. I needed to stop at our storage units and pick up a couple of things that I forgot when I was there yesterday. On my way, I drove through Magnolia Center and was going to go to Shamel Park. However, there was a vaccination clinic going on next to the park and the traffic was tied up in all directions. I did not feel like sitting in it, as there was no guarantee I would find who I was looking for if I did get to the park. I decided to keep driving to our storage units, our PO Box and then home. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein bars, Benadryl caplets, rain poncho, face wipes, body wipes, toilet tissue, Flys off for pets, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, k-9 Glucosamine with Chondroitin, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, wet cat food, stainless steel pet dish, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba Churus for cats, Inaba juicy bites for cats, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, bacon flavored dental sticks, chicken jerky treats and dog toys were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 3-20-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 3-19-2021

Fairmount Park was my first stop of the day. I visited with six pets there and distributed needed supplies while spoiling the pets with treats, When I left the park, I drove over to Massachusetts Avenue on the Eastside. The other day, I was contacted by a staff member at the Access Center. She told me that a few people there were in need of pet supplies. She was not sure if they were people, I was already assisting but I told her they could contact me directly. While I was there, I went in search of whoever it was that needed help. I spent time with one companion and a dog we have been providing services for and I also met a new kitty and his companion. When I left the Eastside, I hopped on the freeway to run a personal errand near our storage units. After taking care of the errand and picking up a few supplies from storage, I drove out to our PO Box and then headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, kitty litter, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, small bag of dog food, small bag of cat food, wet dog food, wet cat food, Inaba tuna fillets, bully slices, bacon flavored dental sticks, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and cat toys were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 3-19-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 3-18-2021

My morning started at the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley. I went to check on the two dogs that received 'the works' yesterday and to discuss the need for another to receive medical attention on her eye. While I was there, someone came out of a room and asked about what we do. She was in need of a few things. We did not put her in the room but I was happy to share supplies as her dog is already neutered, current on vaccinations and licensed. When I left the motel, I drove to the clinic to meet a gentleman who needed all five of his dogs to get their rabies vaccinations updated. I gave the pets a few treats and shared supplies. I had to leave before they got their turn but I was able to make sure a payment was made to cover each dog. My final stop was our PO Box and then I called it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, $30.00 of Arco gift cards, $15.00 Burger King gift card, $15.00 McDonalds gift card, fleece blanket, Max and Neo dog collar, pet sweater, doggie waste bags with leash clip, stainless steel pet dishes, collapsible pet dish, pet wipes, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, pet toys, Inaba tuna fillets, bully slices, bully sticks, bacon flavored dental sticks, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 3-18-2021
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#1418 and #1419 get 'The Works' 3-17-2021

Today's success at spaying and neutering is due to a group effort. It was made possible, because of the willingness of compassionate people to give their time to those in need….The other night, I was contacted through Facebook messaging. There was a young woman inquiring about a dog belonging to a homeless male in Fontana. She said the dog had a litter of puppies which were relinquished to a rescue and now it was time to fix the mama dog. I asked her where the papa dog was and she said he was there as well. I told her that I/we would be happy to provide both the male and female dogs with 'the works' but that I might need some help coordinating everything. We had both dogs scheduled within the next day or two. The companion has a vehicle but she followed him to RCAS early this morning to make sure he arrived on time and incase he had any concerns. Understandably, the companion was a bit skeptical of what he was offered and it took a few conversations to put him at ease. By the time the dogs were checked in for surgery this morning, he was nothing but grateful. I am also very Grateful to him for trusting us and to Seren Melodi Tuncay for making the introductions and helping to put the gentleman's mind at ease. In addition to his two dogs, we were able to get another scheduled. Our friend Lupe Alcala did the transporting (thanks Lupe) and that dog was checked in as well. We found out this afternoon that the third dog was already spayed so we only actually did two today. "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".

#1418 and #1419 get 'The Works' 3-17-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 3-16-2021

When I got in yesterday, I realized that I had forgotten to give someone Benadryl tablets. I thought she might be at the downtown Salvation Army this morning so I went there first. She was there and I was able to give her a few things as well as visit with her pups. When I left, I drove through Fairmount Park and Rubidoux but did not find anyone with pets. I then headed out to the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley but did not find anyone there either. I did have some luck not too far from the motel where a dog named 'Midnight' stays with her companion. I spent time with them and then drove to a field in Jurupa Valley where a couple stays with their two dogs. When I arrived, there were no people there and just one dog. I stuck around long enough to fill her belly with treats and then left something for her to chew on. My final stop was our PO Box, before calling it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, knit gloves, socks, toilet tissue, Benadryl caplets, face wipes, body wipes, hand and toe warmers, Inaba chicken fillets, bully slices, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and pet wipes were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 3-16-2021
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Monday On The Move 3-15-2021

It was another rainy day here in 'sunny' Southern California. I am never sure if I am going to be able to catch up with people when it is raining but I always try. My first stop was on the Eastside. I parked in front of the pallet houses on Massachusetts. Three people were walking their dogs outside so I had an opportunity to visit to share treats and supplies as well as visit. When I left that location, I drove over to Hunter Park. I knew of one person who was there with her two dogs so I made sure to stop. When we were done, I did some driving around that area and University Avenue but did not see anyone else with pets. I drove over to Rubidoux but the encampment was empty so I continued on to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley. I also did a little driving around the Jurupa Valley Spectrum, looking for a woman with a little dog but I had no luck finding them. When I got home, I found that our power was out but thankfully it came back on within an hour. Hoping for roof repairs in the near future and then I can stop worrying so much about the rain. Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, hand and toe warmers, doggie waste bags with leash clip, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets, bully slices, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats, pet wipes and dry pet shampoo were shared.

Monday On The Move 3-15-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 3-14-2021

Due to the clocks changing to Daylight Savings Time, I wasn't sure if I would find anyone awake this morning but I went out anyway. When I drove out to where 'Kawasaki' and her companion were, I found her still asleep in the tent but he was awake. He got her up and after a short potty break, she was ready for treats and a visit. When I left that location, I drove out to a property in Jurupa Valley. Last year, there was a large homeless encampment on Agua Mansa in Jurupa Valley. I/we used to go out there at least once a week to help with the man cats and dogs there. Thankfully, we were able to spay and neuter most, before they were told to leave. I have been able to keep in contact with some of the people and pets but not all. Recently, I was contacted by one of the people I had not seen. We provided 'the works' for another cat that she has. This morning, I went out to where they are staying now and dropped off supplies. There are other dogs on the property that are not spayed and neutered. My hope is that the couple I went there for will be able to sway the other couple into allowing me to spay and neuter all of their dogs. Time will tell. I had planned on making one last stop but that did not work out so I headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, cookie packs, cracker packs, protein bars, candy, beef stix, fleece blankets, hand and toe warmers, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba Churus for cats, cat harnesses with leashes, bully slices, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and k-9 Glucosamine with Chondroitin were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 3-14-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 3-13-2021

After the storm we had yesterday, I was very grateful to go out this morning with no rain coming down. It was cold and damp but in the 40's. The sun finally came out an hour or so after I went out and it felt wonderful. My first stop was at Carlson Bark Park. I met someone to give him his dog's RCAS 3-year license tag as well as a new pet stroller and some other items. The dog seemed very happy in his 'new ride'. My next stop was at Fairmount Park where I visited with three more pets, before heading out to a river bottom outlet on the border of Riverside and Rubidoux. There were five dogs there and one is scheduled for 'the works' on Wednesday, if we can figure out a means of transportation. My last stop was at our PO Box where I picked up a donation, before heading home. Nestle Pure Life waters, Large Bag of Recyclables, double pet stroller, fleece blanket, toilet tissue, face wipes, body wipes, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, bully sticks, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, chicken jerky treats, pet toys and a pet sweater were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 3-13-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 3-12-2021

I arrived at Fairmount Park a little after 8am and visited with a couple of dogs there. When I left, I went to Hunter Park on the Eastside and visited with two more. I had a few things to drop off at my daughter's apartment so I headed there next. On my way from her place to Massachusetts Avenue, I drove around Blaine and Iowa. I was going to stop but police and code enforcement were with the people I was going to see so I kept driving. I visited three more dogs, once I arrived at Massachusetts. All pets visited today were given needed supplies. I drove home after leaving Massachusetts. I needed to give the dogs a potty break. Before heading over to meet Christine Langdon at our storage units across town. She went to pick up our Monthly Donation from the Star Milling Company and it needed to be unloaded. I thank her for doing this month after month and Star Milling for their generosity and ongoing support. Nestle Pure Life waters, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, bully sticks, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and a pet sweater were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 3-12-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 3-11-2021

I went to the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley this morning, in order to check on the two pets that received 'the works' yesterday. Both were doing well but the biggest surprise was the dog. Yesterday, he could not walk and screamed out in pain when he was touched. Today, he walked outside on his leash, enjoyed treats and was clearly making a great recovery from his surgery and emergency medical treatment. While I was at the motel, I heard a couple of dogs barking in one of the nearby rooms. When I was at my vehicle distributing supplies, the companion of those dogs brought them outside. It turned out to be two dogs I am very familiar with so we had a little visit too. After leaving the motel, I ran a personal errand and the picked up a few packages at our PO Box. Nestle Pure Life waters, fleece blanket, knit gloves, beanie, hand and toe warmers, pet botties, inflatable e-collar, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet cat food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba Churus for cats, Inaba juicy bites for cats, bully sticks, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats, pet jackets including one from the Foster Army Animal Rescue sewing club, pet wipes and dry pet shampoo were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 3-11-2021
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#1416 and #1417 Get 'The Works' 3-10-2021

A few days ago, I was contacted about spaying and neutering approximately ten dogs in Jurupa Valley. We are allotted six spay and neuter appointments per week so the plan was to get started on them today. Unfortunately, I did not receive confirmation yesterday so that did not happen. However, the cat and dog I had appointments set up for did show up. Sadly, the small dog had been attacked by a large dog and was in need of emergency medical care. We normally do not provide medical care but because of recent donations from AnimalVictory.org, we were able to cover the costs for that, vaccinations, flea and tick treatment, neuter and license. When they made the donation, we were told it could be used for medical. If a pet is already receiving our spay and neuter services, we try to cover any additional medical costs. Donations from AnimalVictory.org will also cover all services for the cat, a one-night motel stay for her and her companion and a two-night motel stay for the dog and his companion. We are very Grateful to them for their Generosity. "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".

#1416 and #1417 Get 'The Works' 3-10-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 3-9-2021

My first stop of the day was at Fairmount Park. I finally caught up with 'Honey Girl' and her companion. I was excited to give them a double stroller but when we opened it up, I found it was a double pet stroller with separate compartments for small dogs. It definitely was not something she could use but I do know other people with small dogs that I will offer it to. When I left the park, I drove through the parking lot of the downtown Salvation Army. There were no people with pets there. I had gotten a text earlier from someone with a room at the Jurupa Valley Motel6. I had plenty of time so I decided to go visit. I got on a nearby freeway entrance and headed out there. While at the motel, I also visited with the resident cat and a few dogs that were also in rooms with their companions. When we were done, I drove out to or PO Box. I am still trying to get someone to give us an estimate for the roof repairs and with more rain on its way, I decided that needed to be a priority and headed home to try and make contact with a roofer or two. Nestle Pure Life waters, knit gloves, Benadryl caplets, wet dog food, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet cat food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba Churus for cats, Inaba juicy bites for cats, Jones Natural dog treats, bully slices, bully sticks, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats, small squeaky tennis ball and pet toys were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 3-9-2021
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Monday On The Move 3-8-2021

Monday morning is typically reserved for the Eastside and that is what was done today. I started on University near Victoria and then drove to two different areas of Massachusetts Avenue. One directly in front of the pallet houses and the other a block or so down the street. When I left the Eastside, I drove out to Jurupa Valley in order to drop license application paper work off at the Department of Animal Services. I had not turned in any for a couple of months and needed to get caught up. From there it was over to Jurupa Valley City Hall to renew the registration of our business permit. I noticed the other day that it expired in January and we never received a renewal notice. My final stop was at our PO Box and then I headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, face wipes, body wipes, collapsible pet dish, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, fleece pet jacket, bully slices, bully sticks, cows ears, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and pet toys including one from Riverside County Animal Services

Monday On The Move 3-8-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 3-7-2021

Yesterday, I was contacted by a gentleman who said he could use a few things for him and his dog. It was nothing vital but I knew I had the time to meet with him today so we made arrangements to meet by Carlson Dog Park. When I arrived, they were waiting for me and I gave them people and pet supplies. When I left that location, I drove through Fairmount Park. When I did not find who I was looking for, I continued on to the Magnolia Center area. I wanted to check up on someone I had not seen lately. I drove around their usual hang outs and found the dog at one of them. His companion had run an errand but the dog was being watched by a group of people who were there. I visited for a bit and left supplies for the people and for the dog. As I was getting ready to leave, the dog's companion returned. I asked him if he needed anything other than what I had left with his friends and he said no so I decided to make one final stop. I drove up Arlington and then went down Van Buren until I spotted 'Kawasaki' and her companion. I pulled in to the parking lot and spent some time there. I gave them people and pet supplies and then headed home. Not the most productive day but a good one just the same. Nestle Pure Life waters, cookie packs, protein bars, candy, beef sticks, face wipes, body wipes, toilet tissue, hand crocheted beanie, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, 20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, bully slices, cows ears, bacon flavored dental sticks, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and pet toys including one from Riverside County Animal Services

Sunday On The Streets 3-7-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 3-6-2021

My day began at one of the river bottom outlets where I visited with a dog and distributed supplies. I then took a ride through Fairmount Park. in hopes of finding 'Honey Girl' and her companion but had no luck. After leaving the park, I went to another river bottom outlet near the Riverside/Rubidoux border, ran a personal errand, stopped at our PO Box and then visited a little dog and her companion off of Limonite in Jurupa Valley. When we were done with our visit, I headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, hand and toe warmers, toilet tissue, hand crocheted beanies, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and pet toys from Riverside County Animal Services

Saturday's Smiles 3-6-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 3-5-2021

On my way to the Eastside, I made a detour to Fairmount Park. I was hoping to find the companion of the dog I have a stroller for but he/they were not in the park. However, the woman who brings oatmeal every Friday was there and so were a few people with pets. I was able to visit with seven dogs, two cats and distribute supplies, before heading over to Massachusetts Avenue. Nobody was outside the shelter or the pallet houses but there were a couple of people with pets not far down the street. I pulled over to spend some time with them and distributed more supplies. I forgot to pick up a few things from our storage units the other day so I made my way across town to do so today. I grabbed what I needed and then checked our PO Box, before heading home. Nestle Pure Life, Arco fuel card, Subway gift card, protein bars, candy, wet dog food, small bag of dog food, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and pet toys including two from Riverside County Animal Services

Friday's Furry Friends 3-5-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 3-4-2021

At 8am, I was at Van Buren Animal Hospital to take care of something for my dogs. After we were done and I brought them back home, I went out again. We had no spay or neuter recipients to check on this morning so I started my day at Fairmount Park. I wanted to give a gentleman a stroller that was recently donated, so his dog could get a break from walking. I ran into City Net, Code Enforcement and the Riverside Police Department but was unable to find who I was looking for. From there I went to a location in Rubidoux. There was a small fire going in a large barrel outside of a tent but the little dog and his companion were not around. My next stop was the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley. I knocked on the door of someone who was in need of supplies but they did not answer. The dogs were barking but the companions did not answer my text or phone call so I am not sure whether or not they were in the room. From there, it was a short trip around the corner to visit with 'Midnight' and then one more try back at them motel. I was unsuccessful so I headed to an encampment that is in the back of a field in Jurupa Valley. There were no people there but the two dogs were so I hung around long enough to spoil them with treats and then gave them bully sticks. My last stop was by chance. On my way to our PO Box, I spotted a woman I have been trying to get help for. I pulled into a nearby parking lot and let her know I was still working on that but have yet to receive a reply from RSO's Homeless Outreach Team that covers those needing help in Riverside County. The team that works in the City of Riverside doesn't go out to where she is so this has been dragging out for a while now. We talked and I gave her dog a few things, before running into the post office and calling it a day. Nestle Pure Life, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and pet toys including one from Riverside County Animal Services

Thursday's Treasures 3-4-2021
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3-3-2021

I was very disappointed that we had no pets receiving spay/neuter services today. I was going to just drive around like I do on other days of the week but I took the time to take care of some personal business and will get back out there tomorrow.... These photos are from one year ago. I still visit with all of the pets except one. I am not totally sure where she went….This past week, I received a number of phone call from people wanting their pets spayed and neutered. Most came when I was on the streets and could not really talk so I always asked them to get back to me after 1pm. Amongst those requiring assistance was a woman who is feeing thirty cats. I knew we could not do them all today but we could have gotten a good start on them. Even with all of the interest, nobody followed through with a phone call later in the day so I could get their information and schedule appointments. This makes me sad, because I have everything set up and ready to go for those needing the help but I can't make them follow up with their original contacts. I have found that if I 'chase' after them they usually wind up being now shows. Even so, I still tried to get back to a few of them with no success. There are a number of homeless who continue breeding. They normally avoid me or bad mouth me to those seeking our services. I just wish I knew why it has become so difficult to keep the surgeries going as they have been for many years. We have always had no shows but have never had multiple weeks where nobody is bringing in a pet for 'the works'. I will continue going out and making the offer. I hope that things change in the near future or that better yet, I find out there is not as great of a need anymore because of all we have already done.

3-3-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 3-2-2021

With the uncertainty of when our roof is going to get tarped/repaired and the rain coming, it has been a little more stressful around the home front. Sitting in the house all day waiting for insurance people to call was not something I wanted to do so I decided to spend a couple of hours on the streets. I had committed to meeting someone outside Avalon Park so that was my first stop. Unfortunately, they were no shows so I continued on to Fairmount Park. I did not find anyone there with pets so I went to the Salvation Army in downtown Riverside. I visited with two dogs and their companion as well as discussed spaying/neutering some cats with a gentleman who was in the parking lot. I did not really have anything else planned so I drove around Iowa and Blaine Streets and then out to Hunter Park on the Eastside where I found four of my furry friends and their companions. The entire time I was driving, I received a number of calls (on my vehicle's Bluetooth) from the insurance people. None of the calls was with good news yet. I was not much in the mood to stay out any longer so I stopped at our PO Box and then went home. Nestle Pure Life, toilet tissue, pet wipes, pet jacket from the sewing club at Foster Army Animal Rescue, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, wet dog food, pet wipes, kabob chew sticks, bully slices, squeaky ball and peanut butter chew sticks were shared

Tuesday's Treasures 3-2-2021
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Monday On The Move 3-1-2021

I spent my morning on the Eastside of Riverside. My first stop was near University and Victoria. I was there for a bit to check on a dog whose owner is still incarcerated and is being taken care of by the companion of another dog. He has developed some sores on his body which are concerning me so I want to keep an eye on them to see when it becomes something that needs medical treatment. I am not even sure how we can handle it being that Pets Of The Homeless has already helped this dog with other issues and his companion is not even available to give consent but I will keep an eye on the situation. My other stops were on Massachusetts. I made a couple of stops on either end of the street and one in front of the Access Center and pallet houses. I had a surprise visit with a dog I had not seen in well over a year and it was a nice way to end my time on the streets today. Now I am just waiting for word from the Insurance people and the restoration company to find out how quickly our roof can be repaired or replaced. Nestle Pure Life, hand crocheted beanies, face wipes, body wipes, collapsible pet bowls, stainless steel pet dosh, Inaba chicken fillet for pets, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, wet dog food, pet wipes, Jones Natural chicken jerky treats for dogs, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, squeaky ball and toys donated by Riverside County Department of Animal Services were shared

Monday On The Move 3-1-2021
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