Taking It To The Streets With Lori And Shira  

Journal - August 2021

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

Tuesday's Treasures 8-31-2021

Last night, I received a call saying that a sixth kitten was found where the latest litter of five were rescued. One of the employees at the CircleK supposedly took that kitten home but it turned out not to be the case. The poor little thing was all alone. The woman who grabbed the other five and has been fostering/socializing at the motel added this one to the bunch. When I arrived at the motel this morning, she was cleaning out the pet playpen the kittens have been kept safe in. I thought I did a new video clip but when I got home later, I realized it did not record. I will try again Thursday. We can use some kitty litter, a few small bags of kitten food and maybe some wet kitten food. I think we have all of these items on one or both of our Wish Lists. Those can be found at the end of every post. Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation will take all six after they are big enough to be spayed/neutered. In the meantime, we will get their vaccinations started as soon as possible….While I was at the motel, I visited with four other dogs and then went to see one more that stays a couple blocks away. I am also working on helping a homeless guy whose dog was impounded. I tried to neuter the dog awhile back and the companion would not let me but the dog was picked up by Animal Control so he doesn’t have a choice if he wants the dog back. I just made a $200.00 payment to Animal Services which will cover ‘the works’ and the companion will have to deal with impound fees, boarding, late license fees and fines. If the dog is done today, he will recuperate at the motel for a couple of nights and I will see him Thursday. If not, he can go in tomorrow and I will still see him Thursday. Nestle Pure Life waters, body wipes, toilet tissue, small bag of kitten food, small bag of dog food, squeaky pet toys, wet dog food, STAT wound care spray, small bag of kitten food, wet cat food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, bully slices and a medium sized dog bone were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 8-31-2021
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Monday On The Move 8-30-2021

I went to meet the Landscaper at Home Depot early this morning, in order to pick out all the succulents I wanted in our back planter box. We just had all of the lantana taken out, a couple truckloads of dirt put in and the sprinkler system re-done so it was time to plant. I had already been to the store once and had a list of what I wanted so it was just a matter of purchasing it and having it all brought over on our neighbor’s truck. After all the plants were put in the places, they were to be planted it was 9am and past time for me to get over to the Eastside. I received a call yesterday from a homeless gentleman who found a dog on the 60-freeway ramp and he asked me to check it for a chip. I went to see him first and check the dog. He would like to keep her if she doesn’t belong to someone but if she does, he is more than willing to return he. He saved her from potential death on the freeway and is now living in the pallet houses with her, I gave him supplies and posted the dog. He sent a photo to Riverside Animal Services so she is on record there. If she is not claimed in ten days, I will help him get her licensed to him but we must do our due diligence first. While at the Access Center, I visited with another dog as well as gave supplies to the companions of three others. When I left there, I drove over to Hunter Park to visit with and distribute supplies to three pets. ‘Solo’ was a few blocks away with his companion so I stopped for them too. I wanted to get back home and see how the planting was going so after a quick stop at the Post Office, I headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, body wipes, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, large dog collar, 2 small bags of dog food, plush squeaky pet toys, wet dog food, doggie waste bags with leash clip, squeaky tennis ball, wet cat food, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, large stainless steel pet dish, collapsible pet dish, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, bully slices and peanut butter flavored chew sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 8-30-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 8-29-2021

Today was a busier than usual Sunday. I started out by arriving at the Pet Rescue Food Bank a little before 8am. We loaded 480 pounds of dry dog food into the back seat of my vehicle. There were 20 bundles of 6-4-pound bags. I drove home from there, in order to put the dogs out for a few minutes and to load a few supplies in the rear hatch. Afterwards, I drove out to Riverside Self Storage to unload all of the dog food and to meet someone from Calvary Church. I had a few things to give to the church and one of their volunteers was kind enough to pick them up. After leaving storage, I drove out to meet the woman who rescued five kittens from behind a local CircleK. She was at a friend's home and had all of the kittens in a wire kennel that was sitting in the shade. I brought her supplies for the kittens including an enclosed soft play yard. This way she has two places for the kittens to roam. (I also want to share that someone was kind enough to pay for a motel room for a few nights so the kittens and their temporary foster can get out of the heat.) When I left the kittens, I drove out to Don Lorenzi Park hoping to find the couple I met last week end but nobody was there. I continued on to Cypress Avenue where I found 'Kawsaki' and her companion. I stayed there for a bit, distributed supplies and then drove out near the old Walgreen's to meet with 'Tito' and his companion. I recently connected them with someone from City Net and I was interested to see how that went as well as visit the puppy. By the time we were done, I needed to get home so that is where I headed. Nestle Pure Life waters, soft side play yard for pets, cookie packs, peanut butter, wrapped pastries, body wipes, wet puppy food, small bag of puppy food, plush squeaky pet toys, squeaky pet toy, Tiller Tugs squealy pet toy, wet dog food, wet kitten food, KMR powder, cat toys, large jug of kitty litter, Jones Natural Chews, chicken jerky treats, large bones for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Jones Natural Chews, kabob chew sticks, bully slices and bacon flavored dental sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 8-29-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 8-28-2021

I spent my morning at two different places in Jurupa Valley. The first was at one of the river bottom outlets where I visited with three while distributing supplies for them and others. My second stop was at Rancho Jurupa Park. A family of four with two dogs and two kittens is staying there. I went to visit and distribute supplies. My final stop was at our PO Box, I received an email yesterday about a donation that was on its way so I went to see if it had arrived. It had not so I will check back next week. Nestle Pure Life waters, cookie packs, rice krispy treats, body wipes, toilet tissue, wet dog food, cat harness with leash, dry pet shampoo, wet cat food, wet kitten food, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, cat toys, chicken jerky treats, large bones for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Jones Natural Chews, kabob chew sticks and bully slices were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 8-28-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 8-27-2021

We had someone working in the yard today so I did not want to be gone too long. However, I needed to go to Fairmount Park, the car wash (where I had not been in months), Riverside Self Storage and the Post Office to pick up an order I placed on Chewy.com order. I spent about forty-five minutes at the park where I visited six dogs and shared supplies. I was hoping to see a few others but nobody else showed. From there I drove out to the car wash which is just a couple miles from our storage units. At storage, I filled my vehicle with pet food, pet treats, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo and cases of water. I will need to go back on Sunday to drop off an order of dry food from the Pet Rescue Food Bank in Loma Linda but I could not wait until then to get the items I grabbed today. When I left storage, I drove out to the Post Office where my Chewy order was waiting. We needed a few things that nobody had been donating so I bought some with funds donated to be used where needed. I returned home a little more than two hours from the time I left the house so it felt like a fairly productive morning, even though I did not visit as many pets as I would have liked to. Nestle Pure Life waters, wet dog food, kabob chew sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 8-27-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 8-26-2021

I was contacted by someone at the Department of Animal Services yesterday regarding a homeless gentleman with four cats. His encampment has to be evacuated and the cats need to receive 'the works'. I agreed to meet the companion at 7:30 this morning to set things up and agree to pay for their services. I sat there for thirty minutes and the gentleman never showed up. I had already been out early this morning to do some grocery shopping so this was my second trip out. I was frustrated to have wasted my fuel and my time but still thankful I said yes when asked for help. My third trip of the morning was out to the Jurupa Valley Motel6. I went to check on the two dogs that had their 'spay day' yesterday and to discuss some information about the HOT (Homeless Outreach Team) for Riverside County. I spoke to Deputy Ramirez this morning and started the process of connecting someone in need with the people who can provide the services. This woman has four King Cavaliers and people were being rather nasty about that yesterday. They wondered why we were helping her. She may have purebred dogs but she has been homeless for the past few months and is definitely in need of assistance. People can be so quick to judge, when they don't know the circumstances. I do not divulge personal information provided to me as it is private and not for social media but I did want to address the misconception that someone with potentially expensive dogs is being deceitful. She was far from it…While at the motel I also visited 'Munch'. I had not seen her since Feeding Pets Of The Homeless paid to have teeth and a bullet fragment removed from her mouth. We used funds from our 'Summer On The Streets 2021' online fundraiser to give her and her companion a two-night rest. In addition to the dogs in the first two rooms, I visited three others and one that was in front of the motel. All received treats and needed supplies. Nestle Pure Life waters, Arco gift cards, MacDonald's gift card, Taco Bell gift card, plush squeaky toy, chicken broth, peanut butter, chicken jerky treats, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company wet kitten food, cat milk, wet cat food, Inaba Churus for cats, small bag of dog food, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, cow's ear and bully slices were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 8-26-2021
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#1520,#1521,#1522,#1523 and #1524 Get 'The Works' 8-25-2021

Two female dogs, one male dog and three female kittens were scheduled for 'the works' today. The companion of the male dog confirmed last night but was a no show today. The two female dogs arrived on time. One is a senior so the companion was concerned but after a talk with the vet she had both dogs checked in for surgery. The kittens are a 'Pay It Forward' for Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation and we hope to help with a couple more, in the near future. I also received a call this morning from the Homeless Outreach person at Riverside County Animal Services. She was in the river bottom with a gentleman that has four cats. They all need 'the works'. She is arranging for them to get surgery tomorrow so I will be back at Animal Services at that time to meet the kitties and the companion….For now, 2 female dogs and 3 female kittens will not be adding to pet overpopulation in the homeless community or our community at large. "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."

#1520,#1521,#1522,#1523 and #1524 Get 'The Works' 8-25-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 8-24-2021

I told a couple of people that I would meet them at the vaccination clinic this morning but before I did that, I wanted to check on 'Munch'. Yesterday, she not only had a few teeth removed but they also found a bullet fragment in her lip. We were not sure if the bullet being aimed at the pig had gotten her or not but it appears it did. It was removed and she is expected to have a full recovery. I was very disappointed though when I went to the motel to check on her and found out that her companion never checked in. I did not want her going back to the river bottom so soon but I could not do anything about it. It turns out that the room was going to be under the name of someone with an ID and she never showed up for him so he was unable to check in. He found someone else and we were able to reserve a room for tonight and tomorrow night. I will visit them Thursday morning, before they check out….While at the motel, I did visit with a few dogs and checked on 'Gorda' while she was being fed. When I left the motel, I went to ship a package and then continued on to the clinic. Only one of the people showed but I was very thankful that it was for a dog I have been trying to assist for close to two years. Her companion is in the hospital but will be getting out and going to recuperate somewhere she is allowed to be. She just needed her vaccinations up to date. That was taken care and she was flea/tick treated. I also purchased a new collar and leash, because the ones she had were heavy and uncomfortable. When I left the clinic, I went home and scheduled the spay/neuter appointments for tomorrow. Nestle Pure Life waters, chicken jerky treats, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, doggie waste bags with leash clip, wet cat food, Inaba Churus for cats, small bag of dog food, large stainless steel pet dish, Martingale collar with matching leash, bully sticks and bully slices were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 8-24-2021
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Monday On The Move 8-23-2021

I spent the entire morning at various locations on the Eastside. I started out at Hunter Park but the people and pets there were not awake so I kept driving. I drove through Reid Park and met a nice gentleman with a puppy. He is an 87-year-old retired Veteran who seems to be living in his van. I gave him my card and explained about the services we offer. Not sure he is going to take me up on anything but he has the information if he wants to in the future. From there, I drove over to a nearby location where there were a number of people with pets. I spent time visiting and distributing supplies, before going back to Hunter Park for a second look. This time, people and pets were awake. My final stop was in front of the Access Center. I ran into someone I had not seen in awhile and he is supposed to meet me at the clinic tomorrow to get his dog micro chipped. I also had an opportunity to visit with and distribute supplies for two others. I had planned on going to our storage units and the car wash but ran out of time. My daughter was at the house and we had a lunch date so I headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, cookie packs, cracker packs, beef sticks, protein bars, drink packets, fleece blanket, body wipes, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, squeaky pet toys, chicken jerky treats, Jones Natural Chews, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bags of dog food, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks and bacon flavored dental sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 8-23-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 8-22-2021

I was contacted by one of the Staff at City Net, in regards to a homeless couple at Don Lorenzo Park needing services and supplies for their dog. I drive out that way on Sundays so I told her I would look for them today. First, I was supposed to meet with a puppy and his companion by the old Walgreen's on Arlington and Van Buren. They were not there and when I tried calling it went straight to voicemail so I knew the phone was not charged and did not wake her. I did not want to go back in the river bottom where she stays, because I have no idea who else is there now so I continued to drive in search for 'Kawasaki'. She was not in the first two places I checked but I did find her and her companion in the third place I checked. I spent some time with them and then drove over to the park. I had not met the couple so I did not know who I was looking for but as soon as I spotted a small dog, I asked if they were working with Andrea from City Net and if they were expecting a visit from me. They were not sure when I was supposed to show up but they were the right people. I am now going to work on getting them transportation and see if we can figure out how to check them into the motel. They only have one temporary paper ID and I am not sure if the motel will accept it. I will do my best to make this work. When I Left the park, I drove over to Lowe's to check out some succulents for the back planter box and then headed home. I usually take a shortcut through Clay Street but it was closed so I had to go to Limonite. When I got off the exit, I drove to a nearby alley looking for someone. She was not there and the guys that were seemed too high to give me any information so I called it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, fleece blanket, cracker packs, cookie packs, beef sticks, drink packets, protein bars, body wipes, doggie waste bags with leash clip, dry pet shampoo, chicken jerky treats, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for dogs, kabob chew sticks and bacon flavored dental sticks slices were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 8-22-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 8-21-2021

I was asked to meet a couple of people at Fairmount Park this morning. I was just there yesterday but because the stop I planned on making today was near there, I said I would go. Only one of the people showed up but I was able to give her supplies and visit with her fur babies. When I left that location, I went to one of the river bottom outlets but did not find anyone there so I drove to another. The second was the one I most wanted to go anyway so it all worked out. I visited with three of the pets there and distributed supplies for all six. We had someone doing some yard work at the house. I told him I would only be gone for a couple hours or so and it was about time to get back there. I made one quick stop at the post office and then headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, body wipes, tie out trolley cable run, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, Vetericyn wound care spray for pets, cat toys, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba juicy bites for cats, kabob chew sticks and bully slices were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 8-21-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 8-20-2021

I had planned on making it over to the Eastside this morning but got caught up with people and pets at Fairmount Park so I never made it. I visited with eight pets and one of them was in need of medical treatment. She seemed to be doing ok but her mouth was swollen on one side and it was causing her to bite her tongue when chewing too quickly. She got into it with a wild pig in the river bottom and while that was going on someone without much sense took a shot at the pig. We are not sure if the bullet grazed her jawline or if the pig damaged it but decided it was best to have a veterinarian make that call. We got in touch with Feeding Pets Of The Homeless and they approved an office visit at Van Buren Animal Hospital. They were booked solid but were kind enough to squeeze her in this afternoon. We want to thank Feeding Pets Of The Homeless and Van Buren Animal Hospital for their assistance. When I left the park, I had to get right home to meet with a gardener that is going to remove all of the lantana from our back hill. We are replacing it all with succulents but cannot do so until what's there is gone. I was hoping to have it all done right away but it will take time to remove the lantana and then pick up what will be replacing it. I want whatever we do to last and the lantana just wasn't working. Now I just have to find the time to shop around for what I want. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein shakes, Arco gift card, McDonald's gift cards, body wipes, toilet tissue, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, Vetericyn wound care spray for pets, chicken jerky treats, wet dog food, small bag of dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks and bully slices were shared.

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Thursday's Treasures 8-19-2021

One of the problems we were left with yesterday was not being able to get back to Riverside County Animal Services to pick up the carrier 'Snickers' was brought in. The homeless couple have a vehicle but it is not running so I offered to get it for them. At 8am I did that, went home for a bit and then headed over to the Jurupa Valley Motel6. I wanted to return the carrier and check on the puppy that received 'the works'. I went to the room where the puppy was supposed to be but it has already been empty and cleared out by 9am. It is possible they never even checked in but because there was no formal cancelation, we still had to pay for the night. We are getting a refund for tonight but that does not change the fact that I was unable to see 'Dually'. I will just hope all went well and that he recuperates just fine. While at the motel, I returned the carrier and visited with the dogs in that room. I also visited with another dog on the property as well as two dogs and two kittens in our 'Summer On The Streets 2021' room. It was breakfast time for the resident motel kitty 'Gorda' so I was able to see her too, When I left the motel I drove out to our PO Box and called it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, Arco gift card, STAT wound care spray for pets, Vetericyn wound care spray for pets, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully slices were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 8-19-2021
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#1518 and #1519 Get 'The Works' 8-18-2021

By 6:00 this morning, there were text messages and Facebook messages being sent to my phone. It is always disconcerting when the day begins with bad news. Everyone is told to meet me at RCAS by 7:30am on spay/neuter days. The clinic opens at 8am so this gives me time to take photos and video clips. It also allows for them to be a few minutes late and me still getting out of there by 8:30 to make it to my personal appointments. We were expecting one male puppy, three male kittens and two female kittens for spay/neuter services today. However, the puppy was canceled last night so I replaced it with another kitten. The first message I received today was that the puppy was actually still coming so I had to cancel the extra kitten. I was also told the puppy would be late because it was being driven from Chino. I figured I would check in the kittens while I waited but as time passed, they still were not there. At 8am, I received a text saying they were waiting for an Uber and would be there shortly. At 8:30 I found out the Uber canceled. They were now unable to bring four of the kittens but were going to walk with 'Snickers'. I knew they would be way too late if they did that so I drove to where they were and picked him up. I am allergic to cats but I figured I would just wear my mask for the five- or ten-minute drive. That is exactly what I did. I went back to RCAS and was able to get him checked in. Gail from Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation went to pick him up at 2pm. That cutie is now available for adoption. So much time and energy got wasted by myself and others and we were unable to honor all of our appointments today but we still managed to get two pets in. I am Grateful for that. "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."

#1518 and #1519 Get 'The Works' 8-18-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 8-17-2021

The plan for this morning was to meet at the vaccination clinic to start or update the vaccinations for five pets. I was unable to reach one of the people bringing a kitten so I drove out the Jurupa Valley Motel6 to make sure she was still going to make it. While I was there, I ran into a couple with two dogs we provided 'the works' for a couple of years ago. They needed to be flea&tick treated as well as have their vaccinations updated so I offered to do that today. They said they would like to and were supposed to give a ride to the woman bringing 'Snickers'. The couple never showed up so the woman called an Uber to make sure he got to the clinic. I felt terrible that she had to spend the money as I had an Arco card for the person who was going to drive them. I wound up giving her a McDonalds gift card which didn't pay her back but it was a little something anyway. I did not get out of the clinic until after 11:30am and was already late getting home so that is where I went. Nestle Pure Life waters, McDonald's gift card, rice krispy treats, cookie packs, bleach wipes, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Jones Natural Chews, bag of kitten food, kitty litter scooper, wet kitten food, cat toy, small collar, small leash, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully slices were shared.

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Monday On The Move 8-16-2021

I was supposed to meet someone outside the kennels at the homeless shelter this morning but nobody was there. I called and texted only to find out that the companion had gone to work and forgotten about it. I was already on the Eastside so I continued to Hunter Park. Unfortunately, nobody was there either. I drove around for awhile but could not find anyone with pets so I contacted someone else who stays in the pallet houses. He was there and brought his dog out for a visit. I was also able to spend time with three other dogs at that location. When I left, I did a bit more driving around but did not have any luck so I ran a personal errand, checked the PO Box and went home. Nestle Pure Life waters, pet wipes, doggie waste bags with leash clip, wet dog food, 2 small bags of dog food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and a large bone were shared.

Monday On The Move 8-16-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 8-15-2021

I made arrangements to drive out to the Jurupa Valley Motel6, before going anywhere else today. I had supplies for the newest kitten we are assisting and I wanted to drop then off. While I was there, I visited with two dogs and 'Gorda' the motel kitty. I thought I was going to Rancho Jurupa Park after that as I had supplies for their two kittens and two dogs but I never heard back from the family. At that point, I drove out by Arlington and Van Buren to look for a few people with pets. I could not find either of the women with puppies, nor could I find the woman with the senior Lab but I did find 'Kawasaki' and her companion. I was unable to find them last week so I missed seeing the dog's polished nails but I still enjoyed the visit. I did a little driving around an area of Jurupa Valley afterwards. I saw a dog I knew and he was tethered to an RV but I did not see any people around so I left. The alley is narrow and I didn't really want to try and park anyway. I then made one quick personal errand and headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, body wipes, wet dog food, wet kitten food, 2 small bags of kitten food, cat toy, Jones Natural Chews, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, bacon flavored dental sticks and peanut butter flavored dental sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 8-15-2021
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Saturday's Smiles 8-14-2021

I planned to make a stop in Rubidoux this morning but when I pulled up next to the field, I could see that the encampment was gone. I am not sure where they went but will be asking around. My next stop was up at an Industrial Center near one of the river bottom outlets. I was asked to meet someone with supplies but I also ran into someone I did not expect to be there. I was unable to visit with a few of the pets but still managed to get to five and distribute supplies for others. I was actually on my way across town to visit another pet but decided to stop at our PO Box on the way. There were five boxes of donations waiting for me. Two of the boxes were fairly large and heavy. I was thankful that one of the staff helped me out with it all and allowed me to unpack one of the boxes so I could fit everything in the back seat. Needless to say, I headed straight home after that so I could get everything unpacked and photographed. So, it looks like I will be making that pet I did not get to visit today the first one I look for tomorrow. I usually see her on Sundays anyway but since I could not locate her and her companion last Sunday, I wanted to give it a try today. It did not work out but it was certainly for a good reason. Nestle Pure Life waters, body wipes, toilet tissue, pet wipes, STAT wound care spray for pets, wet dog food, wet cat food, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, cat toys, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba Juicy Bites for cats, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, cows ears and bully slices were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 8-14-2021
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Friday's Furry Friends 8-13-2021

Friday mornings usually begin at Fairmount Park and that is what happened today. I visited with and distributed supplies for five pets while I was there. I had planned on going to the Eastside as well but someone was supposed to meet me at the clinic for vaccinations so I did not have enough time. I did have time to drop off a bag of baked goods for Ralph and Becky Torres. Ralph does our website but will not take payment for his services so I try to show my thanks now and then with some homemade goodies. I also had enough time to make a quick trip to Elliott's for Pets so I went there next. While on my way, I texted the person I was supposed to meet at the clinic and she informed me that she was unable to get a ride. That meant we had to postpone until next week. The appointment was going to be for the little kitty named 'Snickers'. We wanted to start his/her vaccinations and find out how much he/she weighs. We also need an approximate age as we figure out when to schedule 'the works' at Riverside County Animal Services. Not having to go to the clinic gave me an extra hour to do whatever else needed done. I used the time to stop at our PO Box before heading home. I got home before the temps heated up too much and spent the next thirty minutes or so hosing out the dog house our desert tortoise sleeps in and cleaning inside the pen. 'Pokey' has a twenty-five-foot long penned in area on the side of our home. She has her 'house' inside the pen, a large dog bed pillow, artificial turf and large concrete squares. When she is hibernating there is nothing that needs done for her but during the other months, she needs her fruit/veggie plates and a clen space to sleep and walk around. We have had her for 34 years and I know she has many good years ahead of her. Nestle Pure Life waters, Flys Off gel, wet dog food, doggie waste bags, cat toys, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Jones Natural Chews, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 8-13-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 8-12-2021

We had three rooms at the Jurupa Valley Motel6 last night. Two of those rooms were for people and pets that were recipients of our 'Summer On The Streets 2021' online fundraiser. We have rented a total of 30 rooms so far. 50 cats and dogs have enjoyed the comfort of a motel room with their homeless companions. The cost to date has been approximately $2,800. We raised more than that and will continue providing this gift until the funds are depleted. Thanks again to all who contributed and or shared for donations….While at the motel this morning, I visited the five pets that received 'the works' yesterday. All were recuperating nicely. I also visited the other rooms and both dogs that spent the night. I had planned on visiting a few other people and pets but none of them were on the property when I was so I will check again another day. When I left the motel, I went to the post office to pick up a donation before running some personal errands and heading home. Nestle Pure Life, Arco gift cards, 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, wet cat food, cat toys, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, squeaky plush dog toys, Jones Natural Chews, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, bully slices and a large bone were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 8-12-2021
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#1513,#1514,#1515,#1516 & #1517 Get 'The Works' 8-11-2021

One female dog, one male dog, three female cats and one male cat were scheduled for 'the works' today. I confirmed with everyone last night and it seemed we were good to go. One of the dogs and all four cats showed but the other dog did not. I tried texting and calling but got no response whatsoever. Once again, even with a definite 'Yes' at 9pm the night before the person did not bother to contact me or keep the appointment. I had someone waiting but there was no way for them to make it on such short notice. Unfortunately, this type of thing happens often but it is still hard to get used to. This organization pays for everything, including a two-night stay in the motel. We spend approximately $400.00 to do this for each pet and try to give each person a $10.00 fuel card to help with the transportation expense so I have trouble understanding why anyone would not take us up on this opportunity especially when they confirm. The good thing is that five pets will not be adding to pet overpopulation in the homeless community or our community at large and for that I am Grateful! "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".

#1513,#1514,#1515,#1516 & #1517 Get 'The Works' 8-11-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 8-10-2021

I spent the first part of my morning at the Jurupa Valley Motel6. I went to bring supplies for a couple of dogs and to check as well as check on a kitten. The poor thing was found in an abandoned house. Thankfully, it was brought to the companion of the dogs I went to visit. She is the same person who fed and then pulled ‘Percy’ out of the Bougainvillea bushes. I know this kitten will be taken care of while we figure out which steps to take next. My next stop was at Fairmount Park. I did not find the person and pets I was looking for but did find a dog I knew and her companion. When I left the park, I was going to go to the vaccination clinic but I never got confirmation from any of the people so I ran some personal errands, picked up packages at our PO Box and headed home. As it turned out, one of the people did show up at the clinic. She did not know what vaccinations her dog needed and never called me to verify. She had them, give the dog one he did not need but did not get a couple others. I made an over the phone payment for what the dog got and then texted the companion to let her know there was more that needed done. Nestle Pure Life waters, fleece blanket, Flys off ointment, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, cat toys, wet cat food, wet kitten food, KMR Stage1, nursing bottle kit for pets, SAT wound care spray for pets, squeaky dog toys, chicken jerky and other dog treats, bully sticks, Inaba tuna fillets for pets and cows ears were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 8-10-2021
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Monday On The Move 8-9-2021

I did not go by the Access Center on Massachusetts today, because nobody has really been outside waiting for me lately. I did however go to the Eastside. I went to Hunter Park and met someone else on the corner of Atlanta and Marlborough. I had an opportunity to visit with five pets and then headed over to the bank to take care of something before going to the store to run another personal errand. I ended the morning at the Post Office where I dropped of homemade cookies to an employee who always offers a hand with our many packages when none of the others will. I also picked up donation. When I left that location, it was time to call it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, body wipes, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky and other dog treats, bully stick, bacon flavored dental sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, squeaky tennis ball and toys, kabob chew sticks and Inaba tuna fillets for pets were shared.

Monday On The Move 8-9-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 8-8-2021

I spent the morning droving back and forth between Jurupa Valley and West Riverside. I went to the store and then back home, before I even began 'taking it to the streets'. My first stop was in the back of a field in Jurupa Valley. From there I drove out to the old Walgreen's on Arlington and Van Buren. I had hoped to see 'Kawasaki' wearing her new nail polish while I was there but she was nowhere to be found. I drove up and down many of the side streets and the areas they usually go but I had no luck so I drove back out to Jurupa Valley. I stopped by a homeless encampment across from the motel, drove through the motel parking lot and then made another stop at a homeless encampment around the corner from the motel. When I finished at that last stop, it was time for me to get home. I did much more driving than visiting but still manage to spend time with and distribute supplies for four pets. Nestle Pure Life waters, cracker packs, cookie packs, protein bars, beef sticks, body wipes, toilet tissue, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of puppy food, packets of wet puppy food, chicken jerky and other dog treats, bully sticks, bacon flavored dental sticks, squeaky toys, Tiller Tugs tug toy, large bones and kabob chew sticks were shared.

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Saturday's Smiles 8-7-2021

Someone was generous and kind enough to pay for 'Aquarius' to have a motel room for two additional nights, in order to recuperate more fully from her eyelid surgery. She was my first stop of the day and she was doing great. She looked better, was acting like she felt better and I even had an opportunity to visit with her fur brother 'River'. When I left the motel, I drove to a location in Jurupa Valley and one in Rubidoux but the people and pets I was looking for were not there. I went to a second Jurupa Valley location and spent time with two dogs and their companion, before heading over to Fairmount Park. I received a text from someone who has been housed for quite some time but was going to bring his dog to meet me. I had not seen them for four or five years. Not sure the dog remembered me but he was just as sweet as he was when I saw him in the past. The companion is the same person who brought my attention to the five kittens that showed up in a truck at a shipping yard where he works. I was just told by the rescue that all five are doing good and I hope that continues to be the case. While at the park, I also met a little dog I have seen there before. His companion is not homeless but they spend a lot of time at the park. I have seen the dog before but this was the first time I ever gave him treats and visited. I believe I made a new friend. When I left the park, I thought I was making one last stop but that did not work out so I went to the post office to pick up a donation from a company called STAT. There will soon be a link for their pet products on our website. Nestle Pure Life waters, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, chicken jerky and other dog treats, bully sticks, bacon flavored dental sticks, squeaky plush toy, large bones and kabob chew sticks were shared.

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Friday's Furry Friends 8-6-2021

I spent most of the morning at Fairmount Park. I tried to feed a dog that has been sitting in the same spot for two days but won't let anyone near it. I am thinking he got dumped there. I was unsuccessful at getting close enough to give him food or treats and then he took off before Animal Control could get there. I did however have success with two other dogs getting picked up. I was asked to scan a couple of dogs that were found in the park last night. Neither had microchips. The people were willing to hold on to the dogs for the day but I was not sure if I could get someone out there to pick them up later if nobody came to claim them. With this heat, I was concerned about them getting dehydrated and thought it best if they were impounded. One had a collar on and the other a harness so I am hoping someone is looking for them. I will keep my eye on the shelter's website and if nobody comes for them, I will look for a rescue willing to pull. They were both very sweet. In between the first stray and the last two, I was able to visit with six dogs that I was actually at the park to meet. Two of them are going to need a long-term foster or boarding soon, when their companion goes in to the hospital for a double knee replacement. They are not dog friendly so this is going to be a difficult task but I will put feelers out there for help. When I left the park, I drove across town to our storage units and loaded my vehicle with supplies. I had planned to go Sunday but I had time today so I got that job out of the way. My last stop was at the Post Office where I picked up donations from our Chewy.com Wish List. One box was from a donor and the other was an order I placed. By the time I got home it was already 90 degrees outside so I was grateful when everything was unloaded and re-stocked for tomorrow's travels. Nestle Pure Life waters, canned ravioli, small bags of dog food, wet dog food, chicken jerky and other dog treats, cows ears, bully slices and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 8-6-2021
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Thursday's Treasures 8-5-2021

In addition to the two dogs we had in a motel room last night to recuperate from their neuter surgeries, we also had rooms being paid for by our most recent fundraiser. We had three rooms housing six pets. I know they were all grateful to get a break from the heat….I wound up spending most of my morning at the Jurupa Valley Motel6. Part of the reason for that is because a situation was taking place out front. There were Sheriff's cars in the parking lot and blocking off the street in both directions so I could not go where I wanted to anyway. The Officers were being more than patient in working with someone who clearly did not want to co-operate. In the end, I would up leaving and just taking the long way around to get to my next destination. While I was at the Motel, I visited with the dogs that received 'the works' yesterday, some cats and dogs that were in rooms thanks to our 'Summer On The Streets 2021' online fundraiser and I also met some new pets. Four of those new pets belonged to a gentleman who had asked the front desk if I would help him. He and his brother have a chihuahua, three female cats and a male cat. They all need spayed/neutered and will now be on the schedule for the 11th of August. I was supposed to meet two people with their pets at the clinic for vaccinations and a microchip for one of them but both were not shows. One of those no shows was the dog 'Hunter' that just had his neuter and surgery after two dog attacks. His companion was a no-show Tuesday but promised to be there today and was a no show again. I am no longer willing to go back to the clinic and help, Unfortunately, she will be on her own to get the remainder of what he needs and to license the dog. I don't appreciate my time and fuel being wasted. I usually give everyone a second chance but a third is asking too much. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, body wipes, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, large stainless steel pet dish, small bag of dog food, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, small bag of cat food, wet cat food, cat toys, Inaba tuna fillets for cats, Inaba juicy bites for cats, chicken jerky and other dog treats, squeaky tennis ball and other squeaky dog toys, bully slices and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 8-5-2021
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#1510,#1511 and #1512 Get 'The Works' 8-4-2021

I thought we were going to be using all six of our spay/neuter appointments today but it wound up being three. We had two male dogs and the male kitten that one of the homeless recued from a bush a few weeks ago. The dogs will be picked up by their companion but the kitten we named 'Percy' is going to Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation. We owe a debt of gratitude to the woman who rescued and fostered the kitten as well as Gail Anderson who is going to help him go to his forever home. "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".

#1510,#1511 and #1512 Get 'The Works' 8-4-2021
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Tuesday's Treasures 8-3-2021

I made arrangements to meet someone at the Rancho Jurupa Park and the vaccination clinic this morning. On my way to the park, I made a stop at an encampment out in Jurupa Valley to visit with a dog there. I spent some time with him and then drove out to the park. I visited a family with two dogs and two kittens as well as distributed supplies. As I was leaving that location and on my way to the clinic, I got a response to an earlier text and she said she was not going to make it to the clinic until Thursday. That freed up the next hour or so. I drove to the downtown Salvation Army and a river bottom outlet in an industrial center off of Market Street. I had no luck finding anyone with pets. I used the rest of my time to get over to our PO Box where I found a donation check and ten small bags of dog food waiting for me. It was a perfect way to end a day that was not as productive as I had hoped it would be. Nestle Pure Life waters, rice krispy treats, cookie packs, body wipes, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, large can of Stage3 KMR, small bag of kitten food, wet kitten food, cat toys, Inaba tuna fillets for cats, chicken jerky and other dog treats, squeaky tennis ball and other squeaky dog toys, bully slices, bully sticks and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 8-3-2021
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Monday On The Move 8-2-2021

I started my Monday morning with a trip to the Eastside. I drove up Massachusetts by the Access Center, shelter and pods but nobody was out with their pets. I continued over to Hunter Park where 'Jet' was waiting for his visit. I was supposed to meet someone else a few blocks away on Atlanta Avenue but when I arrived nobody was awake so I left. I drove out to Reid Park, Placentia Avenue, the Industrial area off of Via Cerro and an encampment in Rubidoux but I had no luck finding anyone with pets. I still had some time left before I had to get home so I went to one of the river bottom outlets off of Mission Blvd. by the Riverside/Rubidoux border. I did find who I was looking for and visited with four of the six dogs at that location. When I was about to leave, a gentleman rode up on his bicycle and asked if I was the lady who helped with animals. He found two kittens when they were a few days old and has been bottle feeding. He wanted to know if I could help. I explained about vaccination requirements and then spay/neuter weight requirements. He took my contact card and as I was driving up the road, I realized I did not ask if he could use supplies. He said he could so we met in the parking lot of the Carlson Dog Bark down the street. By the time I gave him a few things and discussed the kittens a bit more, it was time for me to head home. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, bleach wipes, body wipes, pet wipes, wet dog food, 4 cans of Stage1 KMR, small stainless-steel dish, Inaba juicy bites for cats, Inaba tuna fillets for cats, cat toys, fleece blanket, collapsible toy box to be used for kitten bed, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky and other dog treats, bully slices, bully sticks and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 8-2-2021
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Sunday On The Streets 8-1-2021

There were quite a few pets on my 'to see' list today but for some reason the companions were not where we agreed to meet. I spent a couple of hours driving around and only spent time with three dogs. The first was 'Kawasaki'. I met her and her companion in a grassy shaded area on Cypress Avenue. When I left there, I drove over behind the old Walgreens on Arlington and VanBuren. I thought I was going to meet some people who stay over there in the river bottom but nobody was around. I proceeded out to an alley way in Jurupa Valley where I thought I was visiting and bringing supplies for about six pets but nobody was there when I arrived and the companion's phone went straight to voicemail. I called someone else who has four pets but they were out near Ontario and I had no plans to drive that far so I just headed over to the Jurupa Valley Motel6t and a nearby homeless encampment. I was able to catch up with and distribute supplies for a dog named 'Luna' and our #1509 named 'Hunter' but that was the extent of my visits. By the time I let there, I decided to call it a day. I had already driven my limit of miles and burned enough fuel for the day. Hoping tomorrow is more productive. Nestle Pure Life waters, nail polish, bleach wipes, body wipes, baseball caps, pet wipes, k9 Glucosamine with Chondroitin, medium dog collar, wet dog food, Inaba juicy bites for cats, Inaba tuna fillets for cats, chicken jerky and other dog treats, bully slices and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 8-1-2021
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