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Journal - January 2022

2022: JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY -
2021: JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC
2020: MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC

Monday On The Move 1-31-2022

My first stop of the day was on the Eastside. I was unable to reach some people by text or phone call and hoped they might be outside in front of the pallet houses on Massachusetts. They were not so I left a message with the security guard asking that they contact me. I also rode up and down the street looking for a dog named 'Bella' and her companion. She said she wanted the dog to get 'the works' but never called or texted. I had no way to get in touch with her so I was hoping to find her where she was last week. No such luck, so I continued driving to Colton where I was contacted last week to bring supplies. One of the companions was there with his two dogs but the other was not. I left a voicemail and a text and drove to Hunter Park. I received a text, not long after I arrived telling me they had gone to Reid Park. I already passed there and was not returning. He said he did not have gas to make it to where I was. I will not be back next Monday either so I hope he is able to get what his dogs need. When I left the park, I drove down Massachusetts one more time and then headed out to Jurupa Valley. That is where I connected with 'Ganja' and her companion. I had not seen them since they left their spot in Colton and was happy to catch up with them today. She was wagging her tail the entire time so I guess she was happy too. My final stop was our PO Box. There was a wet dog food donation there as well as an Anonymous Grant check. What a great way to end this month and start a new week. Nestle Pure Life waters, doggie waste bags with flashlight leash clip, wet dog food, Inaba Churus for dogs, handmade pet jacket, plush squeaky toy, individual bags of dog treats, pet jacket, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 1-31-2022
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Sunday On The Streets 1-30-2022

I drove out to Jurupa Valley this morning to check on 'Midnight' and give her a few things. She will be going back to Van Buren Animal Hospital tomorrow and I am hoping she is able to get an x-ray of that injured foot. When we were done, I drove around the corner to the Motel6 and visited with four of the five pets I went there for. I missed 'Kawasaki' last week and even though it was just 10am, I decided to see if she was awake. She was and I spent some time with her. I also got the name and number of someone with an ID, no pets and transportation so we will try for a motel room again on Wednesday. After leaving that location, I drove to an area off of Cypress looking for the woman who talked to me about providing both of her dogs with 'the works'. I never heard from her and could not find her today so I just headed home. We had plans for my daughter to come over to watch football, eat lunch and hopefully stay for dinner so I decided to call it a day and get ready for her. Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, snack bags with cookie packs, cracker packs and beef & cheese sticks, doggie waste bags with flashlight leash clip, wet cat food, wet dog food, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Churus for cats, individual bags of dog treats, pet jacket, chicken jerky treats, bacon & cheese chew sticks, bacon flavored dental sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 1-30-2022
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Saturday's Smiles 1-29-2022

I went back and forth between two locations today. I started at a river bottom outlet in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley. I visited with and distributed supplies for four pets. I got into a small argument with someone who wanted supplies but was unwilling to neuter her dog until he fathered a litter. I told her how selfish and irresponsible that was. She seemed annoyed and took off. Soon after, I drove to Fairmount Park. I did not find who I was looking for there but someone was needing pet supplies at the location I had been to first so I went back there. The companion did not have any pets with her but I gave her what she needed and then drove to Fairmount Park again. At this time, there was a gentleman there with his two dogs so I stayed for a bit. When we were done, I went to our PO Box, picked up a few produce items and headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, hand warmers, body wipes, toilet tissue, disinfectant wipes, small bag of dog food, small bag of puppy food, wet puppy food, wet dog food, Inaba Churus for dogs, individual bags of dog treats, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet cat food, baby mama wet kitten food, cat toys, plush squeaky dog toys, small squeaky Kong tennis ball, pet sweaters, pet jacket, chicken jerky treats, bacon & cheese chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 1-29-2022
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Friday's Furry Friends 1-28-2022

At 7am I was at our storage units picking up pet food and treats. Afterwards, I went home to unload some of it and then headed over to Fairmount Park. The wind was gusting in Jurupa Valley but it was pretty calm at the park. I was definitely grateful for that. While at the park, I visited with seven pets. Two of them are scheduled for 'the works' on Wednesday and someone else asked if I would schedule a pet that was not with her. She has asked me multiple times to help with other pets and not followed up on it but I am willing to help if she does this time. When I left the park, I got on the freeway and got off at the Valley Way exit in Jurupa Valley. The wind was blowing pretty strong but I wanted to be sure I got a wagon to 'Midnight' so I had to deal with it. We put her dog bed in the wagon and then put her in. She kept licking her injured paw but seemed happy and comfy otherwise. Feeding Pets Of The Homeless approved a visit at Van Buren Animal Hospital so I asked the woman who was providing the transportation to please call and schedule a time. 'Midnight' got an appointment for 3pm. Feeding Pets of The Homeless was closed by then so she will have to go back Monday when they are open and can approve services. Nestle Pure Life waters, 2 trash sized bags of recyclables, small bags of dog food, wet dog food, Inaba Churus for dogs, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, bully slices and bully sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 1-28-2022
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Thursday's Treasures 1-27-2022

We provided 'the works for five pets yesterday. One of companion's drove back to Hemet and did not spend the night in town. Another stayed at a friend's house but we put three in motel rooms. My first stop of the day was to check on those in the motel and to drop off some homemade cookies to one of the motel staff who is always helpful. I visited with two of the pets this morning and spoke to the companion of the third. All seem to be recuperating nicely. While I was at the motel, I visited with four other pets and distributed supplies to all. When I left the motel, I drove around the corner to see if I could find 'Midnight' and her companion. I found them but was unhappy to see that she was injured. Feeding Pets Of The Homeless was contacted and an exam was approved. I will find out more, after she is seen by a vet. I also have a wagon to bring to them. I just have to coordinate a time and place which is difficult being that the companion does not have a phone. I am sure it will all get figured out and we will be able to make the dog more comfortable. When I left her today, I checked out PO Box and called it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, McDonald's gift cards, 4 ARCO fuel cards, socks, 3 small pet beds, pet sweater, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 3-20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, Inaba Churus for dogs, dog collar, dog leashes, large bone, pet shampoo, handmade pet jackets, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 1-27-2022
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#1603,#1604,#1605,#1606 & #1607 Get 'The Works' 1-26-2022

The good news is that 5 of the 6 people scheduled showed up with their pets today. We had two female dogs, one male dog, one female cat and one male cat. The disappointing news had to do with the dog that we recently returned to its companion, after a homeless woman found him and cared for him. Even though the companion is living indoors, we received a donation that would cover the dog getting 'the works'. The companion of the lost dog was so grateful to get her dog back and seemed so grateful for our help in getting him neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and licensed. I confirmed her appointment and she was expected at 7:30am. I began calling and texting at 7:45 and made the last attempt at 8:30. At that point I left the clinic. I am frustrated that she did not do the responsible thing, even after the cost was covered and that she wasted an appointment that could have been used by someone that is scheduled for next week. I hope her dog does not get lost again, especially since he will be neither neutered or chipped. I hope she reaches out to me with a reasonable explanation so I don't feel foolish for offering the help. That is something dog thieves like to find and her dog already went through enough with their move and getting lost...All of that being said, I choose to focus on the good we were able to do 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."

#1603,#1604,#1605,#1606 & #1607 Get 'The Works' 1-26-2022
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Tuesday's Treasures 1-25-2022

Just in case you missed this morning's 'gratitude' post, I want to update everyone on the dog one of the homeless found on Saturday. I posted a video clip and photos but I had not yet gotten around to putting flyers in the area he was found, at animal services or gotten anything on Pet Harbor or Paw Boost. Thanks to my Facebook posts and the keen eye of Yvette Haney I was contacted regarding a missing dog Paw Boost post that had just gone up. I knew as soon as I looked at it that it was the same dog. Yvette got me the phone number of the owner and I called. I left a message and got a response within the hour. The owner had just moved in and let her dog out to go potty as usual but I guess he got 'turned around' and lost. He was actually found shortly after and very close to home. In any case, I notified the homeless woman, shared her phone number with the owner and then the owner went to pick him up. I was unable to make the reunion but spoke to the finder and the owner soon after. It appears the owner is going through hard times and without getting into specifics, I want to share that Taking It To The Streets with Lori and Shira will be providing the dog with 'the works' on Wednesday. Money sent to put the homeless woman in a motel for a few days is being used for two nights as a thank you and the rest will cover this dog getting 'the works'. I am so thankful for this happy ending!....I also received word this morning that a missing dog named 'Midnight' was at the shelter, after being gone for weeks. More good news! This morning was spent at two different locations. The first was in Rubidoux for a puppy that will receive 'the works' on February 2nd. The second was a river bottom outlet near the Mission Avenue bridge and dog park. I visited with and distributed supplies for five dogs there. I also left supplies for their companions. By the time we were done, I had enough time to go to our PO Box and then home to change for an outdoor lunch with a friend. Nestle Pure Life waters, small bags of puppy food, wet puppy food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, plush squeaky pet toy, handmade pet jackets, kabob chew sticks, leashes, Inaba Churus for dogs, wet dog food, bully slices and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 1-25-2022
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Monday On The Move 1-24-2022

While still in Jurupa Valley and on my way to the Eastside, I noticed a gentleman with a German Shepherd sitting with an overfilled shopping cart. I was pretty sure he was homeless so I did a U-turn so I could talk to him and meet the dog. He was definitely homeless and seemed to know who I was. He found the dog in the river bottom when she was a puppy and has had her for 3 years but never gotten her spayed or anything. He was interested in me providing her with 'the works' and is working on finding someone with an ID and a vehicle to help make that happen. The dog was so sweet and it was obvious how much she adored her companion. It was a perfect way to start the day! When I finally made it over to Massachusetts on the Eastside, I was unable to find the woman I was looking for. Her dog is one of the dog's scheduled for Wednesday and I wanted to touch base. (I wound up doing so by phone later in the day.) As I was driving up the street and headed toward Hunter Park, I saw someone sitting on the sidewalk with a Pitbull and a couple of people. I pulled over to speak to the companion of the dog. She said she had spoken to me once but she thought her dog had an ear infection at the time so we did not provide any services. If all goes as planned, we will be able to the first Wednesday in February. When I arrived at Hunter Park, I visited with two dogs and their companion. As I was preparing to leave, someone else pulled in to the parking lot with her three pets so I stayed a bit longer. My final stop was a couple of blocks away for 'Solo'. I planned on picking up a package at the post office, before heading home but the line was so long that I decided to go back for it tomorrow. All I know is that it was a non windy sunny day and I am grateful to have been out and about. Nestle Pure Life waters, Taco Bell gift card, hand warmers, socks, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, peanut packs and beef sticks with cheese packs, chicken jerky treats, small bags of dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, plush squeaky pet toy, handmade pet jackets, kabob chew sticks, leash, squeaky Kong tennis balls, pet eye wipes, large stainless steel pet dish, 3-medium stainless steel pet bowls, individual bags of dog treats, collapsible pet bowl, Inaba tuna for cats, wet cat food, bully sticks, wet dog food and plush squeaky toys were shared.

Monday On The Move 1-24-2022
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Sunday On The Streets 1-23-2022

I arrived at the Rescue Food Bank in Loma Linda, a little after 7:30am. They were not supposed to be open until 8am but someone was already there working so I was done by ten until eight. I was able to pick up approximately 300 pounds of small bags of dog food and 38 pounds of dog treats. Both will be a big help. When I left there, I headed to a location in Jurupa Valley in order to check a stray dog for a microchip and do a video clip with photos. My next stop was home, in order to let my own dogs out for a potty break before driving over to our storage units. I unloaded most of what was picked up from the food bank and loaded a few other supplies in my vehicle. I was unable to reach the companion of 'Cali' by text or phone call so I made a detour to Shamel Park in hopes of finding them there. They were not. I then got on Arlington Avenue and drove out to Colorado and Van Buren where I normally meet up with 'Kawasaki' and her companion. They were not there. Nor were they in five other spots I drove to. When I arrived at the last place, I was looking for them, I came upon someone else and she had two unaltered female dogs. I had tried to help spay them a few months back but lost track of their where abouts when they were kicked out of that spot. I offered again and gave my card to two other people who might ask for assistance with their pets. I had not been to that street in quite some time. When we began nearly 10 years ago, there were tents all up and down the street and it was always filled with people and pets. Once they were cleared out of there and another river bottom location, it became harder to find most of them. I was sorry not to visit with 'Kawasaki' but grateful to speak to others who may be calling for 'the works'. I went straight home after that. I was supposed to go to lunch with my daughter but the wind was a bit too much again and I was not comfortable eating indoors so we are rescheduling and just staying at the house. Nestle Pure Life waters, hand warmers, socks, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, peanut packs and beef sticks with cheese packs, chicken jerky treats, small bag of dog food, kabob chew sticks, collar, individual bags of dog treats, collapsible pet bowl, wet dog food and plush squeaky toys were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 1-23-2022
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Saturday's Smiles 1-22-2022

The wind was so strong today that I debated whether or not to go out. Many of the homeless stay inside tents or their vehicles when this happens. As a matter of fact, the person and pets I was supposed to meet first texted and canceled. I still had plans to meet with another companion and we made that happen. She brought one of her dogs up from the river bottom as well as a puppy that belongs to someone else down there. The puppy needs to get 'the works' and the plan is to make that happen on Wednesday. As soon as that visit was over and I had filled a bag with supplies, I drove down to Fairmount Park. There was nobody with pets at the park but I did see someone 'flying' a sign by the freeway entrance and noticed he had a dog. The dog looked familiar so I exited the park and drove in their direction. It was a dog I knew but there was nowhere to park so I continued driving. I got on the freeway and headed to Jurupa Valley at and bear the Motel6. I visited with two more pets in the motel parking lot, before calling it a day. The wind was literally almost blowing me over and my allergies did not need anymore of it either. I had time to make it over to the Sprouts in Eastvale, stop at our PO Box and go home. Nestle Pure Life waters, hand warmers, socks, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, peanut packs and beef sticks with cheese packs, chicken jerky treats, wet cat food, Inaba Churus for cats, small bag of dog food, Kong small and regular size squeaky tennis ball, handmade fleece pet jackets, kabob chew sticks, collar, Tiller Tugs leash, individual bags of dog treats, collapsible pet bowl, wet dog food and bully sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 1-22-2022
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Friday's Furry Friends 1-21-2022

I arrived at Fairmount Park a little before 8:30am. There were four pets there with their companions. I visited with each of them and distributed needed supplies. Two of the dogs I was hoping to visit were not there. Their companion told me they had gotten a room last night and would be checking out around noon. I said I would drive out there if I had time. I would not have but I decided to forgo the Eastside in order to make it work. Often times, I drive out to the Eastside without having an opportunity to visit with pets so I chose a sure thing. When I was done at the motel, I went home to get changed in order to meet a couple of volunteer/friends for an outside lunch. Before meeting them, I stopped at Foster Army Animal Rescue to pick up the pet jackets their sewing club made for us. The sun was shining, the wind was not blowing and the day turned out to be a good one! Nestle Pure Life waters, hand warmers, socks, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, peanut packs and beef sticks with cheese packs, chicken jerky treats, wet kitten food, cat toys, cat treats, Inaba Churus for cats, small bag of dog food, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Kong small and regular size squeaky tennis ball, handmade fleece pet jackets, kabob chew sticks, collar, leash, collapsible pet bowls, led collar lights, wet dog food and bully sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 1-21-2022
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Thursday's Treasures 1-20-2022

Before I was able to 'hit the streets' this morning, I had to go to the post office to put in a claim for a package they lost. When I was done there, I headed out to the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley. I was unable to reach the person who asked me to bring supplies so I drove to another location to visit their pets and bring supplies to them. When we were done, I called the person I missed earlier and she picked up the phone so I went to meet with her and two of her pets. I visited with the two she brought out and left supplies for all four of the pets. It was pretty windy so I decided not to go anywhere else as it always causes my allergies to flare up, if I am out in it for long periods of time. We are not expecting more of the same until Saturday so I am hoping for a calmer day tomorrow. Nestle Pure Life waters, ARCO gift cards, hand warmers, socks, chicken jerky treats, wet cat food, cat toys, cat treats, Inaba Churus for cats, Inaba Churus for dogs, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Kong squeaky tennis ball, handmade fleece pet jackets, wet dog food and bully sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 1-20-2022
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#1601 and #1602 Get 'The Works' 1-19-2022

Our spay and neuter surgeries were done at Van Buren Animal Hospital today, due to Riverside Animal Services closing their clinic to us for two weeks. We want to thank Van Buren for accommodating us last week as well. We had two pets scheduled and both were cats. One male and one female. We previously had both vaccinated and microchipped so they would just need the surgery but one had a bad ear mite infestation and required an ear flush and meds too. We are thankful that over the past two weeks four pets were able to get 'the works', even though we lost access to our normal facility. "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."

#1601 and #1602 Get 'The Works' 1-19-2022
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Tuesday's Treasures 1-18-2022

I am not sure where everyone was staying warm and dry this morning but it was not in most of the places I was looking. I started out by a river bottom outlet in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley. I was looking for a gentleman who said he needed his dog spayed but he was not around and has no phone for me to try and reach him. I did visit with two dogs that were there and left a few supplies with their companion. I did quite a bit of driving after that but none of it was productive. I drove through Fairmount Park, the parking lot of the downtown Salvation Army, Reid Park, a location in Colton and then over to Massachusetts on the Eastside. I finally decided to stop looking at headed over to the clinic where I was scheduled to meet someone with her cat. That cat is one of two being spayed/neutered tomorrow. The other cat already got micro chipped and vaccinated last week but we needed to take care of this one. I am glad we did, because she had a bad case of ear mites which we were able to begin treating immediately. They said it is best to flush her ears when she is under anesthesia so I called Van Buren Animal Hospital. I asked if they could do that tomorrow when they spay her and they said yes. The cat got everything she needed today and we will complete 'the works' tomorrow. We are set to return to Riverside Animal Services Spay/Neuter Clinic on the 26th and hope to start filling all six of the appointments we are allotted each week. Nestle Pure Life waters, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, protein bars and beef sticks with cheese, chicken jerky treats and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 1-18-2022
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Monday On The Move 1-17-2022

The rain literally put a 'damper' on my day but I was still able to meet up with five pets and their companions. I did not have to go to check for a microchip on a dog that was found yesterday, because her companion got her back last night. Instead, I went straight to Massachusetts on the Eastside and parked in front of the pallet houses. I visited with and distributed supplies for two dogs staying there as well as one that got a ride to that location. When I left, I drove straight to Hunter Park where I visited with two more and distributed supplies. The rain was not coming down hard but it was raining on and off all morning. It kept me from being able to make contact with more people and pets as well as having to postpone an outdoor lunch with friends. Hoping the sunshine and somewhat warmer temperatures return tomorrow! Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, protein bars and beef sticks with cheese, hand warmers, disinfectant wipes, body wipes, handmade pet jackets, handmade doggie waste pouch with leash clip, chicken jerky treats, small bags of dog food, wet cat food, plush squeaky dog toys, puppy pads and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 1-17-2022
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Sunday On The Streets 1-16-2022

My first stop of the day was at our storage units. I made plans to meet someone who made dog jackets for us again as well as pick up pet food, snack foods and waters. When I left that location, I drove over to Shamel Park where I normally meet with 'Cali' and her companion but they were not there. When I called, I was told they were put in a motel across town for a few days, I did not have time to drive out to where they were so I went to one of the river bottom outlets in order to meet someone who needed cat food. She normally brings her cat up on a leashed harness but today she had a puppy with her. We discussed providing him with needed services and I gave her supplies. My next stop was with 'Kawasaki' over by Colorado and Van Buren. She was just getting up and after she walked around for a bit, she was ready for a visit. Before heading home, I ran a personal errand and picked up a few items for my next baking session. Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, protein bars and beef sticks with cheese, hand warmers, handmade pet jacket, pet sweater, chicken jerky treats, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet cat food, plush squeaky dog toys, stainless steel pet dish, bacon flavored dental sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 1-16-2022
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Saturday's Smiles 1-15-2022

I was asked to meet a couple of people and their pets at one of the river bottom outlets at an industrial area in Jurupa Valley. One of the people just lost everything when his camper caught fire. This is the second one over the past few weeks. The difference is this gentleman did not know how it started. Just hoping nobody did it intentionally. I spent quite a bit of time at this location so we could try on collars, pet sweaters and pet jackets in addition to making sure they were able to get whatever needed supplies I had in my vehicle. My second stop was at another river bottom outlet. This one is near Crestmore and the Mission Avenue bridge. I was called earlier in the week for dog food but this was the first day I was able to make it over there. In addition to distributing supplies, I was able to visit with three of the six dogs that live in the encampments there. My final stop was at our PO Box, before heading back home. Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, beanies, knit gloves, toilet tissue, disinfectant wipes, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, protein bars and beef sticks with cheese, hand warmers, led collar lights, Vetericyn wound care spray, pet jacket, pet sweaters, small and medium dog collars, small and medium dog leashes, plush squeaky pet toys, small Kong squealy tennis ball, chicken jerky treats, individual bags of dog treats, 3-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, large stainless steel pet dish, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 1-15-2022
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Friday's Furry Friends 1-14-2022

I was contacted by someone who wanted to meet with me so I could discuss a dog he 'rescued' from an abusive situation. I told him that the first thing I wanted to do was check for a microchip and then see if he appeared healthy enough for 'the works'. I suggested meeting at Fairmount Park, being that I was going there anyway. He said that would be great. I waited for half an hour and he never showed nor did he answer his phone. It was not a wasted trip though. I visited with four dogs while I was there and distributed needed supplies, before heading over to Massachusetts on the Eastside. I noticed a little dog running around on Hulen Place so I put my window down and began talking to him. He had a tag on his collar so I was hoping to get a closer look. Thankfully, his companions were in a vehicle parked close to where he was. I explained that I thought he was a stray and then we began talking. I gave them a leash and a few other items as well as discuss a date I would be able to get the dog neutered. From there I drover over to Hunter Park. The person I was looking for seemed to still be sleeping so I drove a couple of blocks to where I knew I would find 'Solo' and his companion. I headed to our PO Box and then home after that, because I wanted to get ready to meet some people for an outdoor lunch. Two of the women volunteer when covid allows and the third works behind the scenes on our Grants. One of them said she might have been exposed to covid at work and would not be able to make it and then I eventually had to cancel anyway, due to strong winds. We will try again next Friday. The temperature was great for eating outdoors but the wind was not. I am hoping both are good next week. Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, protein bars and beef sticks with cheese, hand warmers, disinfectant wipes, pet bed, small leash, led collar lights, wet dog food, small bag of dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats for dogs, kabob chew sticks, handmade doggie waste pouches with leash clip, pet jacket, handmade pet jacket and plush squeaky pet toys were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 1-14-2022
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Thursday's Treasures 1-13-2022

Not all of my news today is good but I will start with sharing what was. I checked on 'Puffco' our #1600 and he is doing well. I was able to distribute needed supplies to pets at the motel. A cat that is getting neutered on Wednesday made his appointment today for micro chip and vaccinations and I received two lovely messages and photos from people who adopted pets that once belonged to homeless people needing help. The disappointing news was that 'Kawasaki' and her companion never made it to the motel for their long-awaited break from the elements. The people with the vehicle and ID who were supposed to drive and stay with them wound up leaving town. I was so sad to learn that the motel arrangements did not work out. I hope something changes especially if we get hit with the rain and cold again. I will keep that idea in my thoughts…Nestle Pure Life waters, snack bags with cracker packs, cookie packs, protein bars and beef sticks with cheese, hand warmers, disinfectant wipes, small inflatable e-collar, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba Churus for cats, Inaba Churus for dogs, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, hand made doggie waste pouches with leash clip, cat toy and pet jackets were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 1-13-2022
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#1600 Get 'The Works' and Today's Travels 1-12-2022

As far as spaying and neutering is concerned, we were limited to two pets this week and next week, due to our not being able to keep our usual appointments with Riverside County Animal Services. Van Buren Animal Hospital was kind enough to help us out so we did not have to go two entire weeks with no pets getting done. One of the dog's scheduled for today showed up but the other did not. This is the second time they have not shown so I was upset about wasting the appointment. I later found out that the dog had actually attacked someone which is why he was not coming and the companion thought she texted me yesterday. She did not but there was nothing I could do about it. Jus thankful for the dog that received 'the works' yesterday so we still got in our two. When I left Van Buren Animal Hospital, I went home to give my dogs a potty break and then went back out, I had an appointment for an oil change and I needed to ship a couple of packages. I did not have any people snacks or waters with me but I did drive out to the motel to meet the dog that was released from Animal Services yesterday. Her companion needed supplies and although I did not have everything he asked for I did have most of the items. I also visited with another kitty while I was there and gave his companion supplies too. By the time we were done, it was time for me to get back 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". ARCO gift cards, McDonald's gift card, Burger King gift card, socks, hand warmers, Vetericyn wound care spray, LED collar light, Max and Neo leash, plush squeaky toy, large stainless steel pet dish, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Churus for cats, wet cat food, wet kitten food, small bag of kitten food, cat toys, cat harness with leash, handmade doggie waste bag pouch with leash clip, chicken jerky treats, bully slices and bully sticks were shared.

#1600 Get 'The Works' and Today's Travels 1-12-2022
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#1599 Gets 'The Works' and Tuesday's Treasures 1-11-2022

As far as spaying and neutering is concerned, we were limited to two pets this week and next week, due to our not being able to keep our usual appointments with Riverside County Animal Services. Van Buren Animal Hospital was kind enough to help us out so we did not have to go two entire weeks with no pets getting done. One of the dog's scheduled for today showed up but the other did not. This is the second time they have not shown so I was upset about wasting the appointment. I later found out that the dog had actually attacked someone which is why he was not coming and the companion thought she texted me yesterday. She did not but there was nothing I could do about it. Jus thankful for the dog that received 'the works' yesterday so we still got in our two. When I left Van Buren Animal Hospital, I went home to give my dogs a potty break and then went back out, I had an appointment for an oil change and I needed to ship a couple of packages. I did not have any people snacks or waters with me but I did drive out to the motel to meet the dog that was released from Animal Services yesterday. Her companion needed supplies and although I did not have everything he asked for I did have most of the items. I also visited with another kitty while I was there and gave his companion supplies too. By the time we were done, it was time for me to get back 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". ARCO gift cards, McDonald's gift card, Burger King gift card, socks, hand warmers, Vetericyn wound care spray, LED collar light, Max and Neo leash, plush squeaky toy, large stainless steel pet dish, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Churus for cats, wet cat food, wet kitten food, small bag of kitten food, cat toys, cat harness with leash, handmade doggie waste bag pouch with leash clip, chicken jerky treats, bully slices and bully sticks were shared.

#1599 Gets 'The Works' and Tuesday's Treasures 1-11-2022
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Monday On The Move 1-10-2022

I just found out that due to Covid Riverside County Animal Services is postponing all outside spay and neuter surgeries until January 26th. Now I am scrambling to take care of the people I have scheduled this week and next. We already lost a surgery day in November, two more in December and now two in January. I understand the why but it really makes things difficult when I amount there trying to schedule. I am just grateful that I happened to contact them today and found out before we went down there again………... I only visited with four pets this morning but it was still a busy day. It started with a phone call from the woman whose camper caught on fire and exploded a couple of weeks ago. She recently got out of the hospital and finally got reunited with her dog. We discussed different places she might be able to get help. I contacted someone from City Net and asked her to get in touch with the woman to see what her options might be. I am waiting to hear back….Yesterday, I was contacted by someone staying in the pallet houses with her two dogs. One of them is having stomach issues and because the food she is feeding them is something I feel is horrible for the pets, I offered to bring her something different. She was also going to be calling Pets Of The Homeless as well. I arrived at the time we agreed upon but she was not outside and her phone went straight to voicemail. I waited a few minutes and then continued on to another location on the Eastside where I visited with 'Solo'. I went to Hunter Park next but nobody was there with pets so I drove out to Reid Park where I visited with 'Rex'. When I was done there, I went a few blocks to a street in Colton where I visited with 'Monster' and 'Nico'. I did go back to the Eastside and checked Massachusetts Avenue again but nobody was there. I ran a couple of personal errands and when I got home, I received a call from a homeless gentleman whose dog was impounded. After speaking to him and having someone from Animal Services call me, arrangements were made for Taking It To The Streets with Lori and Shira to cover the dog's spay, chip, license, vaccinations, meds and flea tick treatment. A program they have took care of the rest. When the dog is released, we will cover a two-night stay at the motel. Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, hand warmers, snack bags with cookie packs, cracker packs and beef & cheese sticks, individual bags of dog treats, Inaba Churus for dogs, chicken jerky treats, squeaky Kong tennis ball, dog toys, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 1-10-2022
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Sunday On The Streets 1-9-2022

First stop of the day was at our storage units. I needed to pick up pet food and waters as well as meet Ilene Stein. She met Cindy Cox and then delivered a donation from her as well as one from herself. (Thank You Ilene and Cindy!). When I left storage, I drove to Shamel Park to visit with 'Cali'. Next stop was on VanBuren and Colorado to visit with 'Kawasaki'. I am thankful that after I left, a phone call came in from her companion. Some friends living in their car have an ID and are willing to all share a room so my favorite senior dog is finally going to get out of the elements for a couple of nights, thanks to a donor who offered to pay for the room. It has been a few years so this is a tremendous gift. Nestle Pure Life waters, hand warmers, snack bags with cookie packs, cracker packs and beef & cheese sticks, individual bags of dog treats, Inaba Churus for dogs, chicken jerky treats, wet dog food, handmade doggie waste bag pouch with leash clip, small bag of dog food, bacon flavored dental sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 1-9-2022
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Saturday's Smiles 1-8-2022

I drove through Fairmount Park hoping to see some of the people with pets that did not show up yesterday but I had no luck. I called someone at one of the river bottom outlets to see if any of the dogs at that location needed food or supplies but her phone went straight to voicemail. I continued driving to another river bottom outlet at an industrial center in Jurupa Valley. I wanted to know if anyone had heard from the woman whose trailer caught on fire and blew up but nobody had. I was able to visit with a couple of pets there, before heading out to the Jurupa Valley Motel6. On my way there, I made a stop to visit with one of my favorite gentle giants. When I was done there, I went to the motel. While I was visiting a companion and her two dogs, I received a phone call. It was from the woman I was inquiring about earlier. She was released from the hospital but had nowhere to go and it doesn't look like anyone helped set up services for her, even though she also suffers from other medical conditions. She was at her daughter's but could only stay a few days. She was worried about where she would go and where the dog was. I explained that I was unable to locate her friend that was supposed to be caring for 'Missy'. I am hoping she finds her sooner than later and can get some type of emergency housing. She lost what little she had, in that fire. I will do my best to stay in touch with her. Next week, I will try reaching out to a few of the people I know from City Net and see if there is anything I can do to help. After leaving the motel, I ran a couple of errands and headed home. Nestle Pure Life waters, socks, hand warmers, snack bags with cookie packs, cracker packs and beef & cheese sticks, LED pet collar light, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats, small bag of dog food, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 1-8-2022
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Friday's Furry Friends 1-7-2022

I made my usual stop at Fairmount Park this morning. Lucy the oatmeal lady was back and there were a few people there with pets. I visited with and distributed supplies to the dogs that were there, made arrangements to get someone's cats spayed and gave someone their one-year RCAS license tag. I was also supposed to meet someone with a puppy that is scheduled for 'the works' on Wednesday but they did not show so I headed over to Massachusetts on the Eastside. On my way, I received a text that the previous people were running late and they agreed to meet me on Massachusetts Avenue. When I was driving up Kansas Avenue, I saw 'Kristen' and her companion walking so I pulled over for them before continuing on to my final stop. The puppy showed up and received many needed supplies. We confirmed the plans for his appointment on Wednesday and I left. I drove to get fuel and stop at our PO Box, before heading home. I had an outdoor lunch date with my Rabbi so I went to meet her, about an hour later. The sun was shining and the day was a good one. Nestle Pure Life waters, snack bags with beef and cheese sticks, cracker packs, cookie packs and protein bars, fleece blankets, knit, gloves, socks, hand warmers, Vetericyn wound care spray, dry pet shampoo, small collapsible pet dish, travel water trough, handmade pet jacket, pet bed small collar, harness, leash, Inaba Churus for dogs, chicken jerky treats for dogs, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of puppy food, wet puppy food, Christmas pet toys, squeaky plush pet toys, small squeaky Kong tennis ball, squeaky tennis ball, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

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Thursday's Little Treasure 01-06-2022

I had a vision center appointment at Kaiser this morning so the rest of today's plans had to revolve around that. When I was leaving there an email came in with some potentially exciting news. I made a blue tooth phone call and discussed the details of that email and when I arrived home, I sent in some information that I was asked to provide. If things work out, I will share what that email was about. I may share either way but for now I will wait and see what happens. When I left the house for a second time, I headed over to the Department of Animal Services to pick up someone's license tag and paperwork from yesterday's neuter appointments. The next stop was supposed to be at the clinic to get five previously spayed and neutered cats updated on their vaccinations as well as get a kitten his second set of vaccinations and strongid. Apparently, the winds were bad in the river bottom and the five cats went into hiding. We were able to get the youngest kitten what he needed but that was it. I left there, stopped to pick up a package at our PO Box and pay the box fees for 2022. By this time, I had to get back home and had to settle for what little I was able to accomplish. Sometimes when I have to take care of myself, it doesn't leave much time for the streets but I do what I can. 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet kitten food including baby/mama kitty food, cat toys, Inaba Churus for cats, bully stick, a pet carrier, socks, knit gloves and hand warmers were shared.

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#1597 and #1598 Get 'The Works' 01-05-2022

#1597 and #1598 Get 'The Works' thanks to donations from our friends at AnimalVictory.org....Our first spay and neuter day of 2022 did not turn out as planned. We were expecting three cats and two dogs. One of the cat's took off and could not be caught, one of the dog's got sick and could not come in and the companion of the other dog decided last minute that she was not going to allow him to be neutered Thankfully, we were able to get two male cats in for 'the works' so the morning was not wasted. Any day we are able to spay or neuter a pet is a good day! "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".

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Tuesday's Treasures 1-4-2022

Things were not looking too promising this morning. I had a no show at Fairmount Park, there was nobody with pets at the Salvation Army and there was nobody outside with pets when I drove to Massachusetts Avenue on the Eastside. I did not want the day to be a waste of time so I contacted someone in Jurupa Valley and asked if they were around. They were so I got on the freeway and headed that way. I was able to visit with a couple of their pets and distribute needed supplies but I still had some free time. I texted someone else who had asked me for dog food. It turned out that they were just a couple of miles away from where I was so I went to meet them. It is not an area I usually drive to but I had the fuel and time so I went. We visited and I shared needed supplies with them too. I planned on driving out to the Sprouts in Eastvale next. While stopped at a light on my way, I spotted a couple with a dog that I had not seen in months. I hollered out the window for them to meet me in a parking lot across the street and they did. The dog was so happy to see me and the feeling was mutual. I gave the dog some treats, loaded them up with supplies and then went to run a personal errand before heading home. I had planned to check the PO Box for a delivery but will have to do that tomorrow. Nestle Pure Life waters, fleece blankets, gloves, beanies, knit gloves, socks, hand warmers, toe warmers, disposable emergency blankets, small and large stainless steel pet bowls, collapsible pet dish, xl pet jacket, handmade pet jackets of multiple sizes, pet bed, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Churus for cats, Max and Neo dog collar, large leash, LED collar lights for pets, chicken jerky treats for dogs, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, 2-20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of kitten food, wet kitten food, wet cat food, Christmas pet toys, cat toys, squeaky plush pet toys, squeaky tennis ball, rope toy, individual bags of cat treats, individual bags of dog treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 1-4-2022
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Monday On The Move 1-3-2022

I was contacted yesterday by someone with a puppy. They wanted to get him 'the works' but I told them he was too young. I did agree to meet with them this morning anyway. I said I would find them after driving up Massachusetts Avenue. Nobody was outside the pallet houses or the homeless shelter so I followed her instructions and went to where she was supposed to be. I was frustrated when nobody answered the phone and there didn't seem to be anyone where she said they were so I continued on until I reached a location in Colton. Seven pets and their companions were there so I spent some time giving the pets treats and toys while supplying the companions with items they were in need of. Hunter Park is not too far from where I was so I went there next. I did not get to visit with 'Jet' the other day. His companion was sick and it looked like they were sleeping in their car. They were awake today so I spent some time with them, before heading back across town. I was expecting a donation from Chewy.com and went to the post office but for some reason, it was not there. I will check back tomorrow. Nestle Pure Life waters, fleece blankets, usb charging cables, gloves, beanies, knit gloves, socks, hand warmers, Large Snack Bags with a variety of beef and cheese sticks, beef sticks, cracker packs, cookie packs, chicken salad snack packs and canned pastas, Inaba Churus for dogs, LED collar lights for pets, chicken jerky treats for dogs, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, squeaky Kong tennis ball, rope toy, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 1-3-2022
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Sunday On The Streets 1-2-2022

I did not visit with either of the two dogs I normally see on Sundays. This was due in part to something that happened across town yesterday and my wanting to go and check things out. Before doing so, I needing to go to storage. I had bags of Christmas Clearance pet toys that my daughter had picked up for us. There were a few Christmas pet outfits as well. I now have a jump on next year's holiday fun. I also met with two people there. One had had made pet jackets and the other had a donation of things she bought and she was also picking up something I had baked for her. When I left storage, I drove to downtown Riverside looking for someone who was in a photo texted to me last Sunday. It was a woman with a dog and I knew the area so I went there but was unable to find them. I continued on to a river bottom outlet in Jurupa Valley. I saw first hand what the camper looked like after it caught fire and exploded. I was told the woman was in the hospital and her dog was with someone in their motorhome. I had supplies for the dog but she had already left with someone else. I visited the one dog that was there and then went to another river bottom outlet near the Mission Avenue bridge. One of the companions of some dogs there just spent time in the hospital after having her gall bladder removed. She said she needed dog food and he was back out in her same place but had someone else caring for one of her two dogs. It was too much for her to deal with both as she is not fully healed. Her sister has a couple of dogs as well and I had an opportunity to visit with them too. My final stop was at Fairmount Park where I was able to give a family the 40th and final AnimalVictory.org 'Holiday Love Bag'. Nestle Pure Life waters, McDonald's gift cards, fleece blankets, body wipes, gloves, beanies, knit gloves, socks, hand warmers, Large Snack Bags with a variety of beef and cheese sticks, beef sticks, cracker packs, cookie packs, chicken salad snack packs and canned pastas, handmade pet jackets, Holiday Love Bag from AnimalVictory.org, individual bags of dog treats, Inaba Churus for dogs, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, cat treats, chicken jerky treats for dogs, small bag of cat food, wet cat food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Christmas pet toys and bully sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 1-2-2022
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Saturday's Smiles 1-1-2022

The winds were gusting this morning so I decided to limit my time on the streets to two hours today. I was mainly interested in giving someone their AnimalVictory.org 'Holiday Love Bag' and checking on the status of a dog that might have been impounded yesterday. When I went to the Jurupa Valley river bottom outlet to meet the companion of a couple of kitties and a dog, she was not there. I was able to visit with two other dogs on that street but not the family I went there for. One of the people I was going to visit did not seem to be awake yet so I did not knock on the trailer they sleep in. I wish I had because there is a chance they might have been able to avoid a bad situation. I was told there was a candle burning which may have been knocked down by the dog. The companion and dog got out but the trailer actually blew up afterwards and the dog went running. The companion went to the hospital and people were going to start looking for the dog in the river bottom. Late this afternoon I got word that the companion was admitted to the hospital and the dog was found. I will be dropping food off to the person caring for her tomorrow or Monday... After visiting with the two dogs at that location, I drove out to another area of Jurupa Valley and visited a family with two dogs and two cats. When we were done, it was just about time to get home. I ran a quick personal errand and called it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, McDonald's gift cards, hand warmers, Large Snack Bags with a variety of beef and cheese sticks, beef sticks, cracker packs, cookie packs, chicken salad snack packs and canned pastas, Holiday Love Bag from AnimalVictory.org, Vetericyn wound care spray, individual bags of dog treats, Inaba Churus for cats, chicken jerky treats for dogs, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, Christmas pet toys and bully sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 1-1-2022
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