The rain was supposed to let up this morning but it didn't. It literally puts a 'damper' on things but I always go out anyway and do what I can. My first stop was at Fairmount Park. 'Scamp' and 'Joey' were the only two dogs at that location so I did not spend as much time there as I usually do but it did give me time to go to the Eastside. I went to Redi Park, where I visited with 'Rex' and then to Hunter Park' where I visited with 'CoCo' and 'Ulani'. I drove over to Massachusetts by the Access Center and the pallet houses but nobody was outside. I also drove around University Avenue but had no luck there either. I did see someone I knew but she was getting on a bus with her dog so I decided to run a couple of errands near Magnolia Center. When I pulled into the shopping center, I immediately noticed the woman and the dog that I had seen getting on the bus. I pulled into a parking spot so we could visit and so I could give them a few needed supplies. They had been staying in the pallet houses but went out of town and were gone too long for their bed to be held so they are literally on the streets. Their City Net case worker is off today, so there isn't much that can be done until Monday. They were soaking wet which made me sad but she said a friend was going to come and pick them up so they could dry off. After I ran into Rite Aid and Ralphs, I headed to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley and then went home. Nestle Pure Life waters, umbrella, large bag of recyclables, protein bars, canned ravioli, ARCO fuel card, fleece blanket, collapsible pet dish, pet wipes, wet dog food, 2 small bags of dog food, Inaba juicy bites for cats, Inaba churus for dogs, chicken jerky treats, peanut butter bully chew stick, cows ears, bully stick and kabob chew sticks were shared.
I spent this morning at the Jurupa Valley Motel6. The gentleman with the three cats left the motel before I arrived, even though I said I wanted to check on the cats. The only reason I gave them a room was to do that so I was disappointed they left before I arrived at 9am. I knew one of the dogs would not be around but she was not in need of a room so I was not worried about her. I did have someone meet me there with a puppy that needs rescue as soon as possible. I visited with one of the dogs that received 'the works' yesterday as well as a dog that I normally visit at a different location. That dog was with her companion getting ready to get on the bus. There was a motor home in the lot with a family we have helped out with their pets. I visited with the two dogs and two kittens before calling it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, ARCO fuel cards, soft pet carrier, puppy pads, disposable masks, wet puppy food, small bag of dry dog food, squeaky dog toy, Inaba juicy bites for cats, Inaba tuna fillets for cats, wet kitten food, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, cat toys, chicken jerky treats, Yak cheese stick, peanut butter bully slice and kabob chew sticks were shared.
We had six pets scheduled for 'the works' today. Two of those were dogs and the other four were cats. One of the cats turned out to be sick and was not neutered but we will bring him back at a later date. The gentleman bringing three cats said he was running a few minutes late and the woman bringing a cat and a friend's dog said she got stuck in traffic. The other dog was supposedly being carried from the river bottom and I was told they left around 7am to make it by 7:30am. The three cats showed up at about 7:45am, the woman carrying her puppy showed up around 8am (after going to Mary S. Roberts first by mistake) and the final two showed up a few minutes after 8am. The bottom line is that everyone made it which makes for a great start to my day. I brought some home baked cookies for the staff and hung around until the last two were getting checked in. I had a dentist appointment and still had to go home to put my own dogs out but I was able to get to both things and on time. The biggest 'snag' was that the gentleman with the three cats fed them all this morning, even though he was told not to feed them after 10 or 11 pm last night. Thankfully the clinic still took them in for surgery but said the pick-up time would have to be later than usual due to the surgery having to be done a little later. "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."
Two days ago, I received a call from someone who was requesting 'the works' for a puppy. I said I had room this week but would prefer to see him prior to the appointment so we met this morning in the parking lot of Riverside Animal Services. The person who had him said he came from an abusive situation and he was definitely showing signs of fearfulness but he looked fine physically so his appointment is set. When I left Animal Services, I drove across town to the Salvation Army and Fairmount Park. Nobody with pets was at either place but I did find people with pets at a nearby location in Jurupa Valley. My final stop was at the Jurupa Valley Motel6. I needed to drop off supplies, visit with a couple of pets and get information on two other pets that will be receiving 'the works' tomorrow. When that was accomplished, I made a quick run to the post office, the grocery store and got to the house just in time to wave good bye to my daughter who had to go home and get changed for work. Nestle Pure Life waters, fleece blanket, small dog leash, medium dog leash, small dog collar, wet puppy food, small bag of dry dog food, doggie waste bags with flashlight leash clip, small stainless steel pet dish, collapsible pet dish, plush squeaky dog toy, pet wipes, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba tuna for cats, wet cat food, chicken jerky treats, dog bone and kabob chew sticks were shared.
I had a 7:45 optometry appointment at Kaiser this morning so I was not sure if I was going to be able to do any 'street work' today. My daughter came to the house to keep the dogs company and so I would not have to hurry home. I thought I was going to be waiting for my glasses to get made while I waited as that is what they always did at Lenscrafters but that is not how it works at Kaiser. The wait it 4 to 6 weeks so I was done much sooner than I anticipated. I left with my old glasses which are still fine for now. I will go back when all three pair of the new ones come in. When I left Kaiser, I drove home to say hello to my daughter, finished loading my vehicle with supplies and took the freeway to the Eastside of Riverside. I drove through Reid Park, a few side streets in Colton and then back through Reid Park. The second time I did the park drive, I spotted 'Solo' and his companion so I stopped. From there I headed over to Massachusetts Avenue and parked between 'The Place' and the pallet houses. I visited with two dogs and then drove back out to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley before calling it a day and going home. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein bars, body wipes, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, Inaba Churus for dogs, wet cat food, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, pigs' ears, large bones and a large Kong squeaky tennis ball were shared.
I did not have too much planned for today. I scheduled to meet someone with her small dog in the parking lot of Riverside Animal Services, hoped to visit with 'Kawasaki' and then wanted to find a couple that I lost track of soon after we met. I was told by City Net that they were at a certain location but they were not this morning and they were not at the park we originally met either. I was able to meet the woman in the parking lot of Animal Services and I did find 'Kawasaki' and her companion. After driving around for a bit, I contacted the companion of a dog named 'Cali' and asked where they were today. As it turned out, she was at her storage facility which was not far from where I was so they became my third and final stop. It was already heating up and I decided to call it a day. I have an Optometrist appointment tomorrow so I may not even make it back out on the streets until Tuesday but I will see how it goes. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein bars, body wipes, toilet tissue, rolling pet carrier, fleece blanket, small dog bed, small dog collar, small dog leashes, doggie waste bags with flashlight leash clip, collapsible pet dish, Inaba Churus for dogs, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks peanut butter chew sticks, bacon flavored dental sticks and bully sticks were shared.
I went to the Jurupa Valley Motel6 this morning in hopes of meeting someone who wants his dog to receive 'the works' but I was unable to connect with him. I did visit with someone who used to live on the streets and was in the motel due to a water pipe issue in her apartment. She had her dog with her and I always like visiting with furry friends from the past. I also visited with a couple of dogs and three kitties too. When I left the motel, I drove to a nearby location to find out if 'Midnight' and her companion had been moved into the homeless shelter, pallet houses or mote. They had not but are hoping it will happen on Tuesday. When I was finished there, I drove a few blocks to where someone has a motor home parked but she not there and the dog did not appear to be either. I decided to run an errand, stop at our PO Box and then head home. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein bars, body wipes, squeaky Kong tennis ball, cat collars, cat toys, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba tuna for cats, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
Today begins a new month and I look forward to all the good we are able to do. I spent the first part of my morning at Fairmount Park. I visited with a few dogs and distributed supplies to each of them. When I left the park, I drove to Magnolia Center and made a stop at Elliott's For Pets to purchase items for the charity and for my own dogs. My next stop was our storage units. I grabbed a few things and then headed back to Jurupa Valley, in order to pickup a Chewy donation at the Post Office. When I was done there, it was time to get home. Nestle Pure Life waters, protein bars, canned ravioli, squeaky tennis ball, Inaba Churus for dogs, small bag of dog food, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and peanut butter chew sticks were shared.