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Journal - November 2022

2023: JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP
2022: JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC
2021: JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC
2020: MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC

#1841 & #1842 Get 'The Works' and Services for 'Bella' 11-30-2022

We had so many issues this month with puppies getting too sick for surgery, no shows and then everyone closed down the day before Thanksgiving. We still managed to provide 'the works' for 11 pets but this was our slowest month in a long time... The original plan for today included spaying/neutering 4 to 6 puppies and three cats. Two of the cats live with homeless companions and the third with a Veteran from Hemet. The Veteran called me two weeks ago and said he needed this done to get his housing. I felt it was a long drive to receive our services but he said the VA would help. I tried confirming with him by phone and text yesterday and again this morning. I go no response whatsoever and he was a no-show which was very frustrating. The puppies went from six to none when they all got sick. That just left two cats and one dog needing vaccinations updated as well as a flea/tick treatment. The first cat was scheduled at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services spay/neuter clinic. The other cat and the dog would be an hour later at the Mary S. Robert's spay/neuter clinic. I left the second facility a little after 10am and headed to Eastvale to buy a few items that are going in the bags we will be creating for AnimalVictory.org. Once all the items and their bags arrive, I will fill the bags and begin sharing them. Some of the people who get bags will also be able to stay in a motel room for a night. It's fun doing this project and the recipients really seem to appreciate it too. We have been part of their holiday event for two years in a row and this will be our third. Their supporters donate and I purchase a variety of things for people and pets to put in gift bags that will be distributed during the end of December through January. After coming home and unloading my vehicle, I spent some time in the kitchen baking and the rest of the day doing a number of miscellaneous tasks for myself and the charity. "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." Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, ARCO fuel cards, Max and Neo fleece blanket, Christmas pet sweater, Christmas cat toys, Christmas plush squeaky dog toys, Inaba twins for dogs, small bag of dog food, wet kitten food, wet cat food, 2 small bags of cat food, Inaba Churus for cogs, Inaba Churu pops for cats, Inaba Churu ropes for cats, kabob chew sticks and chicken jerky treats were shared.

#1841 & #1842 Get 'The Works' and Services for 'Bella' 11-30-2022
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Tuesday's Treasures 11-29-2022

My morning began at Fairmount Park with two recent spay recipients and a dog that is in desperate need of vet care for her skin. They all received treats and something to chew on when I left. I am hoping their companion finally called Feeding Pets Of The Homeless to get help for one of the dogs. We had a skin scrape done so we know it is not mange but no idea what is causing the constant itching that gets no relief from Benadryl. There is a long list of things it could be but I prefer to leave the diagnosis to a veterinarian. When I left the park, I drove through the parking lot of the downtown Salvation Army but nobody was there with pets. It was the same for Center Street, Placentia Avenue and Reid Park. Yesterday, I spoke with someone at Shamel Park. The kitten situation she called about was resolved but I had not met her dog so I offered to visit. I got on the freeway and made it there fairly quickly. I could not stay too long, because I was supposed to meet someone at the vaccination clinic at 10am. I was a few minutes late getting there but the person bringing the puppies was even later. I wound up running to the store to pick up a few things for an upcoming project with AnimalVictory.org and then I went back to the clinic. The woman showed up with the puppies a little before 11am. I stayed with the until noon but had to get home to let my dogs out for one of their many potty breaks. I did stay long enough to find out that the puppies were sick and none of the six will be getting spayed or neutered tomorrow. I have been asked to provide this service to quite a few pets but do not have their numbers or know how to contact them at such a late date. It looks like tomorrow is not going to be full now but there are still three cats scheduled. My hope is that they all show. Because of finances, we cut back on the numbers but as of today, we only have nine this month. That is less than half of what we have been doing but I am always grateful for each pet we are able to spay/neuter... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, ARCO fuel cards, Inaba chicken fillets, bully sticks, Christmas pet sweater, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, kabob chew sticks and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 11-29-2022
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Monday On The Move 11-28-2022

My first stop of the day was to drop some baked goods and cat toys at the office of a very nice person (Rebecca Torres) whose husband (Ralph Torres) does our website. He will not accept payment for keeping our site up to date. It is not much but they both enjoy my baked goods and I know their kitties like toys so it is a small way I can show my appreciation. When I left her office, I drove to Massachusetts Avenue on the Eastside. I spent quite a bit of time there. I parked on three different areas of the street and visited with a total of ten pets. They all received treats and if they needed supplies they got those too. I made a quick stop at the bank right after and then went home to package up three boxes of baked goods that were sent out to thank our bookkeeper, Actors and Others for Animals and Star Milling. I will be delivering more on Wednesday when I go to the Department of Animal Services to get a couple of dogs spayed/neutered. I want to be sure to let the people who came to the aid of a dog I called about on Thanksgiving get a 'sweet' thank you. They always say it is not necessary to thank them and that they are just doing their jobs. That may be true but I appreciate every officer who shows up when I text or call. It means a lot to know I can count on them. Now that I shipped the three packages, I freed up room in the freezer and can get to baking for more people on my list. I am very grateful for those that support me and 'Taking It To The Streets with Lori and Shira'. I wish I had the time and the funds to bake for every single person who has shown their support but it is just not possible. I hope they know how much that support means to me... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, water flavor packets, Inaba chicken fillets, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, Christmas plush squeaky toys for dogs, small pet jackets, small bag of dog food, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Monday On The Move 11-28-2022
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Sunday On The Streets 11-27-2022

At 9am, I arrived at our storage units. I was there to meet a group of gentlemen from the Riverside Rickshaws Car Club. Back in 2019, they did a pet food drive for us and they did another one this year. They had an assortment of cat and dog food. After we took a few photos, they were kind enough to help me put some in my vehicle and the rest in one of the storage units. When I left that location, I drove through Fairmount Park but did not see anyone with pets so I continued driving to an industrial area of Jurupa Valley where I often meet people and pets from the river bottom. I did not have plans for that today but did run across someone who stays in her van with a couple cats and a dog. We visited for a bit and then I drove to another location in Jurupa Valley. I was hoping to find someone who lives in a motor home with her dog but they were not there. From there I drove through the parking lot of the Jurupa Valley Motel 6. Nobody was outside with their pets but I did find a family across the street and stopped for them. I ended the morning by stopping in a couple of nearby stores where I picked up items for the charity as well as for my personal use... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, canned tuna, Inaba Churu pops for cats, Inaba Churu rolls for cats, wet cat food, Inaba tuna fillets, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, Christmas plush squeaky toys for dogs, Christmas toys for cats and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 11-27-2022
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Saturday's Smiles 11-26-2022

I made three stops this morning and visited with eight pets. The first was near the Mission Avenue bridge off of Crestmore, the second was at Fairmount Park and the last stop was Hunter Park. Each pet received treats and needed supplies... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, hand/toe warmers, body wipes, Christmas pet tee, fleece pet jacket, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba chicken fillets, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, Christmas plush squeaky toys, Christmas squeaky toys and tennis balls, small Kong squeaky tennis balls, doggie waste bags with leash clip and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 11-26-2022
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Friday's Furry Friends 11-25-2022

When I made my first trip over to the Eastside on Massachusetts by the Path of Life Community Shelter, there was nobody outside with pets so I continued driving to Hunter Park. There was on vehicle there that I know has people and pets inside but the windows were covered so I knew they were sleeping. I drove to a few areas off of Iowa and then University but had no luck. By this time, I had spent a good forty-five minutes driving around. I had considered driving out to Jurupa Valley but decided to make one more drive to Massachusetts Avenue. This time, I stopped and went inside the kennels to see if anyone had actually taken their dogs out for a walk but all of the pets were still inside. One of the homeless was caring for her dogs and explained to me that some of the people were not feeding/giving water to their pets or cleaning their kennels. I told her to take photos and call the Riverside County Department of Animal Services on Monday to see if we could get them picked up. They deserve better and I am so frustrated that Nobody from the Path of Life or Access Center is staying on top of things. The woman caring for her own dogs was kind enough to help feed/water some of the other pets and take them for a brief walk but that is the sole responsibility of the owners. That goes for the cats too. They are supposed to have clean litter boxes, food and water. Nobody is supposed to touch or care for anyone else's pets but it is impossible to see a pet in need and follow that rule. I am not sure who to complain to this time but I am going to keep on doing it until someone fixes this. I really hope their answer is not to close the kennels. I have heard that before and that would only hurt the program in general. In addition to some of the pets in the kennels, I also visited a few living in tents or cars on Massachusetts. I did not give treats or anything else to some of the pets in the kennels as I do not know their companions and do not have permission. I did visit with a total of eight, by the time I was done. When I left that location, I drove to our PO Box, picked up a couple of times needed for baking and called it a day... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, fleece blanket, 3 small bags of dog food, stainless steel pet dishes, collapsible pet bowls, Max and Neo dog collar, medium collar and leash set, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, Christmas plush squeaky toys, Christmas squeaky toys and tennis balls, Christmas pet sweater, pet jacket and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 11-25-2022
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Thursday's Treasures 11-24-2022

Late last night, my daughter tried to call and text me regarding a bulldog she rescued off the street. I did not see the message until this morning but I contacted her as soon as I did. I told her I would come over and check the dog for a microchip, as soon as I was done visiting a couple of pets I had not seen in quite some time. The dogs I went to visit are on the Eastside but have usually left the spot they sleep in, by the time I get over there. I try to get there on the week ends but am usually too busy so I decided today might be the perfect time. Their companion had to leave before 9:30 so I did not stay long but I was there long enough to visit and distribute supplies. From there I drove to where my daughter lives and checked the dog. It had a chip but when I called the microchip company they said the people who answered the phone said it was not their dog. I was especially concerned about her due to a very large mass that she actually steps on when she walks so I contacted an AC Officer who was not working today and a Sargent who was not working either. Both of these gentlemen always help when needed. Today was no exception. Sgt. Sanders told me he contacted ACO Cox who would pick the dog after he finished two other calls. The dog was picked up a little after 11am. I am so grateful for my daughter, the ACO's and the Sgt who came to this dog's rescue. Not sure if her owners will come for her. Looks like she needs medical attention that may be costly but if they don't, I will do my best to help find a rescue that will. When I left my daughter's, I got on the freeway and went to a location in Jurupa Valley. I was supposed to meet a couple of dogs and give them supplies but the companion showed up alone so that trip was wasted. I was not too far from Fairmount Park so I headed over there. I am so glad I did. 'Yohan' and 'Mazi' are two more dogs I had not seen in quite some time. They were getting ready to leave, when I arrived but I did get to spend some time with them and three other dogs. So many people were at the park cooking food or giving away food for the homeless. It's nice that they do that but too bad they don't divide their feedings so people get to eat other days too. They get more food than they can possibly eat or save and then nothing soon after... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, homemade cookies, canned sweet potatoes, hand and toe warmers, small bag of dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Twins for dogs, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, Christmas plush squeaky toys, Christmas squeaky toys and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 11-24-2022
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Tuesday's Treasures 11-22-2022

I thought there might be people with pets at the downtown Salvation Army but there weren't so after I drove through the parking lot, I went to Fairmount Park. There were a few people with pets at the park and I spent time with two of them. One was a dog I have known for many years and the other I just met recently. From there I drove through Reid Park but the lots were empty so I continued over to Center Street. A few of the people with pets that had left the area had returned so I was able to visit with three dogs there. After our visit, I got on the freeway and headed across town to our storage units so I could pick up more pet food, some Christmas pet toys and a few more pet sweaters and jackets. I made one final stop at our PO Box and then headed home. One of my neighbors is going out of town tomorrow and I promised her some cookies for the drive. I made sure to get those to her. I guess this started the next few weeks of baking and sharing! Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Cup of Noodles, body wipes, hand and toe warmers, Max and Neo medium dog leash, holiday pet jacket, holiday pet robe, wet cat, Inaba Churu ropes for cats, Inaba Churu pops for cats, small bag of dog food, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba chicken fillets, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, doggie waste bags, plush squeaky toy and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 11-22-2022
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Monday On The Move 11-21-2022

My morning began on Massachusetts Avenue in front of the Path of Life Community Shelter. I met with some people and pets that are staying in the shelter and others who stay in tents on the street. I was immediately informed about a bad case of the stomach flu going around there and that ambulances have been coming in and out all week end. As usual, I did my best to social distance and hope to avoid being infected. Some of the people wore masks but most did not and I have not worn mine outdoors in quite some time. I am always cautious regardless of what sickness is circling. When I left that location, I drove to Hunter Park. I was looking for the two poodles I met yesterday and their companion. I had forgotten to give holiday sweaters to the dogs and I wanted to remind their companion about the vaccination clinic. I had a zoom meeting this morning so I knew I would not have time to stay at the clinic but I drove there with the dogs needs written on a piece of paper. They were getting updates on rabies, DA2PPV, Bordetella, flea & tick treatments and nail trims. Someone else had a dog that needed her anal glands expressed and I told her we would take care of the cost for that too. All three were provided services for a total of $170.00. Donations received that are "to be used where needed", cover these types of services. By the time I made a quick stop at the store, it was time for my zoom meeting... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, large bag of recyclables, mac and cheese cups, Max and Neo fleece blanket, holiday pet sweaters, small bag of dog food, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba chicken fillets, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, bully sticks and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Monday On The Move 11-21-2022
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Sunday On The Streets 11-20-2022

At 7:30 this morning, I was in line at Kaiser, waiting to get some blood work done. When I left the facility, I drove to a nearby motel where I was planning to meet with two dogs and their companion. I don't see them as often as I used to, because I don't normally go to the part of town they are in. I was close enough to make it happen today. From there, I drove home to feed my dogs and give them their potty break. While I was on my way home, I was contacted by someone who got off the streets and moved to Hemet. When she and her dog are in Riverside, she usually asks me if I have time to meet with them. I agreed to meet at Fairmount Park in about an hour. I looked for other people with pets while I was there but did not find anyone so I continued driving to Hunter Park on the Eastside. I was going to go tomorrow, after stopping by the Path of Life Community Shelter but I had enough time to go today instead. While I was there, I visited with five pets. Two of those pets, I had not met prior to this visit. Both are s/n and microchipped but in need of getting their vaccinations and license updated. I told their companion that we can do that tomorrow, if she wants to go to the clinic. A few people said they needed to go to the clinic but none actually confirmed so I won't know what is happening until I actually go there. I don't like wasting fuel or my time but I am hoping at least one of the companions shows up with their pet(s)..Before I went home for the day, I stopped to pick up a seedless watermelon. My tortoise is still walking around but not eating anything I have been putting out for her so I thought I would give the melon a try. She doesn't seem interested in that either. Hopefully she hibernates soon so I can stop stressing... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, hand and toe warmers, rug, holiday pet dress, holiday pet jacket, small and medium Max and Neo dog collars, 2-20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba chicken fillets, kabob chew sticks, bully slices, peanut butter chew sticks, bully sticks and chicken jerky treats were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 11-20-2022
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Saturday's Smiles 11-19-2022

The Santa Ana winds were relentless, today. They aggravated my allergies big time and seemed to cause havoc all over Riverside and Jurupa Valley. My first stop was at a river bottom outlet in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley. I visited with four pets there and distributed supplies for a few others too. My second stop was near the go kart track on Market Street. I used to pull over to the shoulder by the Market Street bridge but there is not much room there these days so I have people meet me by the track. I thought the person I was meeting was going to bring his dog but he didn't. I gave him supplies for the dog and his cats and then headed to Fairmount Park. There was an event there so I could not actually pull in anywhere to park. I did not want turn around and go back to a different location in Jurupa Valley so I decided to go to our storage units again. I needed to pick up more pet food, look for holiday sweaters/jackets and grab a couple more cases of waters. On my way to storage, I stopped at Trader Joe's and bought a few items. We used to live much closer and I went there often but now I just go if I am over in that part of town. I was in and out in about twenty minutes, loaded a few things at our storage units and started driving home. I planned to make a stop at our PO Box on the way. However, I was on Jurupa Avenue literally five minutes from my home when I Saw there was a road block on Van Buren. I could see there was another terrible accident by the bridge and there was no way to get by. I had to drive a bit further, do a u-turn and then drive all the way around the city to get back to Jurupa Valley. Nearly 40 minutes later, I was finally at the PO Box. I stopped there briefly went to one more store and then headed home. I used nearly a quarter tank of fuel and put far too many miles on my vehicle for only visiting four pets but that's just the way things went! Tomorrow morning, I have to go to Kaiser for bloodwork and then I am not sure what the rest of the day will hold. I have some ideas but it all depends on how much time I have and who is available to meet... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, holiday pet sweater, holiday pet jackets, Inaba Churus pops for cats, wet cat food, wet kitten food, 2 small bags of dog food, 2-17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 2-20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba chicken fillets, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks and plush squeaky pet toy were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 11-19-2022
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Friday's Furry Friends 11-18-2022

I never made it to Fairmount Park or anywhere else I planned to go today, because I spent all of my time on the Eastside. I parked on Massachusetts Avenue so I could visit with and distribute supplies for those staying in the Path of Life Community Shelter and those in tents on the street there. By the time I was done, I had visited with1 kitten and 10 dogs. Some of the pets need spay/neuter and/or vaccinations so I made tentative appointments with people to do that. All of them got supplies and the dogs that had not received holiday sweaters or jackets were given one. I had a persona; appointment at 11am which meant I had to get home, give my dogs a potty break and then drive across town so I could make it on time. I was able to do that and even had time to make a quick stop at our PO Box. Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, mac and cheese cups, holiday pet sweaters, holiday pet jackets, Max and Neo and other fleece blankets, Inaba Churus pops for cats, wet cat food, Mother & Baby wet cat food, wet kitten food, 3 small bags of dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba chicken fillets, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks and plush squeaky pet toy were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 11-18-2022
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Thursday's Treasures 11-17-2022

Most of my morning was spent at the Jurupa Valley Motel6. I checked on the three dogs that received 'the works' yesterday and visited with others, including two dogs I had not met prior to today. Each of the pets left with a new jacket and whatever supplies they needed. When I left the motel, I drove home to pick up two very large bags filled with donated Halloween toys. I had not planned to go back to my storage units this soon but these bags were taking up too much room in my shed so it was a must. I dropped off the bags, picked up a couple bags of pet food and drove back to Jurupa Valley to check our PO Box and get fuel. By the time that was done it nearly noon and I called it a day... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, small rug, pet jackets, pet sweater, fleece blanket, small collar/leash set, Inaba Churus for dogs, chicken jerky treats, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks and plush squeaky pet toy were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 11-17-2022
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#1838,#1839 & #1840 Get 'The Works' & More Pets 11-16-2022

The Santa Ana winds were blowing like crazy and my day was a bit crazy too. It started with a very early morning call asking me if the husband of a woman whose dog I scheduled could bring the dog instead. I said yes. That was supposed to be my first pet for today. I was ready and waiting for them at 7:45am as agreed upon. When I contacted them to let them know what my vehicle looked like, I was told that theirs did not start and the gentleman was taking the bus. That never works out well and today was no exception, especially since he got on the wrong one. First, he told me he would be there by 8:45. I told him I would have to leave, feed my own dogs, give them a potty break and come back a second time. That is what I did. That is when he told me he was not on the right bus and would be there by 9:15. I had to be at the Mary S. Robert's Pet Adoption Center spay/neuter clinic at 9:15 so I told him I would have to meet him afterwards. He texted at 9:30 to say he finally arrived. I was at the clinic checking in two puppies for 'the works' and three other pets that were getting a variety of tests and services. I finally got out of there at 10:15am and drove back to Riverside County Animal Services for a third time. We got the dog checked in, I called and arranged to have someone staying near the motel help him get his dog in the afternoon and I provided an Arco fuel card to help. That was the third one I gave out today. After I left that location, I received text messages from the clinic about some issues with one of the puppies as well as with one of the 'well check' dogs. I approved payment for most of what they wanted done. Hoping for some Grants or Donations to come in soon so we can keep getting these pets what they need. "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"... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Arco Fuel cards, pet jackets, Max and Neo fleece, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of dog food, Mother and Baby wet cat food, Inaba Twins for dogs, medium martingale collar and plush squealy pet toy were shared.

#1838,#1839 & #1840 Get 'The Works' & More Pets 11-16-2022
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Tuesday's Treasures 11-15-2022

I had planned to go to our storage units this morning to receive and unload a pallet of water from Niagara Bottling Company. The plant was running late so I left for a bit. I wanted to confirm two of the spay appointments for tomorrow. The companion did not have a phone which meant I had to drive out to Fairmount Park to speak to her in person. Her van was broken down and she doesn't think she will have I repaired by tomorrow. I gave the dogs some treats and then left to go back to the storage units. I don't want to fill the appointments I made for her, incase she gets the van running but I also know that means they may get wasted. I will have to wait and see. I had also planned to drive out to the Jurupa Valley Motel6 to meet one of the pets that will receive 'the works' tomorrow and to bring supplies to another. I called the person with the spay appointment and she confirmed. I told her I might or might not be at the motel later but would definitely meet tomorrow morning. I tried calling the other companion multiple times and I texted too but was unable to make contact. By the time I was done unloading waters, it was already after 11am and I was quite a distance from the motel. I decided to just call it a day. The biggest accomplishment of the day did not involve pets directly but it definitely benefits them. Seven months ago, Niagara Bottling Company donated an entire pallet of waters. At that time Steve Miller drove to their plant in Ontario along with Dawn and Doug Cummings. They picked up, delivered and helped to unload it all. We were getting very low on waters so I emailed the company to ask if they would make another donation. They said yes and today Steve Miller and Dawn Cummings drove to Ontario again and repeated what they did a few months ago. I might not have been able to visit many pets today but those waters will help keep so many people and pets hydrated so the day was not wasted... Chicken jerky treats, bully sticks and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 11-15-2022
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Monday On The Move 11-14-2022

I spent the first part of the morning meeting with people and pets on the Eastside. We met next to the Path of Life Community Shelter on Massachusetts Avenue. I was supposed to meet someone there with a kitten too but he was a no show. When I left that location, I drove out to the Mary S. Robert's Pet Adoption Center to meet various people with a total of five pets that needed their next set of vaccinations as well as flea & tick treated. I had visited with one of the dogs earlier when I was by the shelter and was glad her companion was able to make it. The vaccinations for pets staying in the kennels next to the community shelter are just as important as those that are actually living on the streets, parks or in the river bottom. After all five pets received their needed services, I drove to our PO Box and then headed home... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, pet sweaters, fleece pet jackets, waterproof pet jackets, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, 2 small bags of dog food, collapsible pet bowls, stainless steel pet dish, wet kitten food, wet cat food, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Churu Pops for cats, Inaba chicken fillets, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba Churu rolls for cats, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully sticks, bully slices and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 11-14-2022
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Sunday On The Streets 11-13-2022

At 7:30am, I left for the Rescue Food Bank in Loma Linda where I filled the back seat of my vehicle with Inaba cat/dog treats. This gift was a joint donation from the Goods Program with Greater Good Charities, Inaba and TNR Riverside. After pick up, I got back on the freeway to drive out to our storage units so I could unload most of the boxes for future use. I also grabbed a few supplies including pet jackets and cases of waters. I arrived back at my house a little before 9am. Most of the supplies I picked up were unloaded and then I restocked my vehicle for today's travels, before I went back out for a second time. My first stop was off of Mission Avenue. I only had an opportunity to visit with one pet there but I distributed supplies for a couple others too. From there, I drove out to Jurupa Valley to visit the large family of little dogs and their feline brother that were in a van across the street from the Motel6. After visiting this crew and distributing a few supplies, I drove over to the motel in hopes of giving someone his dog's one year license tag. The companion was there and brought the dog out for a visit, treats, supplies and a new jacket. I was actually starting to drive out of the parking lot when I stopped to speak to a woman standing by her vehicle. She had been in the parking lot earlier with a female chihuahua but I was busy and wasn't sure if she actually needed anything. She did not ask but when I brought up the subject, she said he dog did need spayed. That was all I needed to hear in order to pull over and have a discussion. I gave her a few supplies for the dog and her family's cat. I told her I would schedule the spay appointment when I returned home and I made sure to do that... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, pet jackets, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet kitten food, wet cat food, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets, Inaba Churu rolls for cats, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully sticks and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 11-13-2022
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Saturday's Smiles 11-12-2022

I spent the early morning hours baking cookies and then, after I cleaned up the mess, I went out on my daily travels. My plan was to make a couple of stops where I thought there would be multiple pets. The first was Fairmount Park. I visited the pets I thought would be there and then met with three others. Two of them need 'the works' and if all goes well, that will happen on Wednesday. However, when I arrived at the second one, I found the entire area cleared out. None of the people there had phones so there was no way for me to make contact and find out where they went. I didn't really have time to go much farther to look for others so I drove to our PO Box and then headed home... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Max and Neo fleece blankets, Benadryl caplets, body wipes, pet wipes, pet jackets, pet sweaters, small dog collar and leash set, small dog collar, large dog collar, 20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, wet puppy food, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets, Inaba Churu rolls for cats, chicken jerky treats for dogs, medium and large stainless steel pet dishes, bully stick and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 11-12-2022
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Friday's Furry Friends 11-11-2022

I did quite a bit of driving today but only spent time with six pets. I drove through Fairmount Park (twice), Massachusetts on the Eastside (twice), Center Street, Reid Park and Hunter Park. I also went to our storage units to wait for the Star Milling donation Christine Langdon was delivering. (Thank You Christine for picking up, delivering and helping to unload.)…At 6:30 this morning, I was at the store doing some grocery shopping. Most of what I needed was produce and for the first time I can recall, the options were limited. I could not get everything I needed so I went to a second store where I found some of items but not everything. During the course of the day in between visiting pets and going to our storage units, I actually went to five different places. I was still unable to get a couple of the items I needed but I was able to get enough to get me through the next few days. Who knew grocery shopping would become such a job?! A costly one at that! LOL... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, coffee beverages, pet jackets, pet sweaters, small bag of dog food, 20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet kitten food, cat dancer toy, Inaba Churus for dog, Inaba chicken fillets, Inaba tuna fillets, chicken jerky treats for dogs, small stainless steel pet dish and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 11-11-2022
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Thursday's Treasures 11-10-2022

I needed to get to a personal appointment by 11am but I still had plenty of time to check on the pets that were recuperating at the motel from yesterday's spay/neuter surgeries. I visited with both of those dogs as well as four more that happened to be in rooms there. Three of the dogs were named 'Buddy' so it got a bit confusing. LOL. The dog that received 'the works' at Riverside County Animal Services spay/neuter clinic received her tag after her services were completed yesterday. I still have to pick up a license tag for the dog that was done at the Mary S. Robert's Pet Adoption Center spay/neuter clinic. All of the pets received supplies, including new jackets and blankets, and three of those that were with people who paid for their own rooms received one and three year RCAS license tags... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Cup Of Noodles, hand and toe warmers, Max and Neo fleece blankets, pet jackets, small bag of 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, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet cat food, cat harness & leash set, cat dancer toy, Inaba Churus for dog, Inaba Churu rolls for cats, Inaba chicken fillets, Inaba tuna fillets, chicken jerky treats for dogs and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 11-10-2022
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#1834,#1835,#1836 & #1837 Get 'The Works' & Other Pets 11-9-2202

This day had so many changes in it and I was already totally frustrated by 8am. By late afternoon my feelings changed to sadness, when I was told a dog I have known for years was struck by a car and killed. Someone was supposed to be watching him, while his owner ran an errand. She came back to her camp to find out her dog was gone. I had her bring him to Van Buren Animal Hospital for cremation…Part of the aggravation this morning was that were three no-shows from people who confirmed. However, when all was said and done, one female dog, one male dog, one female cat and one male cat received 'the works'. The person with the male kitten thought he had a clef palate but it turned out to be an injury where a bone had broken the skin causing his jaw to be messed up. This was a kitten that was rescued from a tree in a parking lot with no other kittens or cat in sight. I approved medications to be given as well as approval to suture his jaw. In addition, a sixteen-year-old dog staying in the kennels at the Path Of Life Community Shelter was flea/tick treated and had her vaccinations updated. She was supposed to get her ears checked due to the possibility of an infection but their ride had to go so I am sad to say that got put off. The person who brought in the tow kittens for spay/neuter services is someone who has been bottle feeding different litters for quite some time. We recently neutered all five of a litter she began bottle feeding during the Summer. Recently, she was dealing with two litters of four. One litter was younger than the other and none of them made it. The other litter has three remaining kittens that seem to be doing well. She brought those three with her and they were just adorable. I hope they make it. When I left the clinic, I had just enough time to run home to give my dogs a potty break and then meet someone for lunch. While at lunch, I found out that Robin Russel sent someone to Riverside to pick up the 10-year-old blind Maltese that a homeless woman found on the Eastside and that had a family who sadly did not want him back. I will update more when I know more. "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"... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, ARCO fuel cards, Taco Bell gift card, Burger King gift card, Max and Neo fleece blanket, small collar and leash set, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets, Inaba Churus for dogs, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, beef sticks for dogs, small bags of dog food and plush squeaky dog toy were shared.

#1834,#1835,#1836 & #1837 Get 'The Works' & Other Pets 11-9-2202
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Tuesday's Treasures 11-8-2022

With the rain coming down as hard as it was, I really wasn't sure what to expect today. I had told a family staying at the Jurupa Regional Campground that I would stop there this morning. In addition, I was supposed to meet someone at the vaccination clinic and I needed to go back to the Eastside and find the couple with two dogs that are scheduled for services tomorrow. The campground stop was muddy and wet but I was able to visit and distribute supplies. On my way to the Eastside, I stopped off of Mission Avenue to find out if someone had their dogs back yet but she did not. I drove through Fairmount Park which was flooded as it usually is after a heavy rain. I did not find who I was looking for there so I kept driving over to Massachusetts Avenue. The Access Center was closed but the couple I needed to speak to was there. They were supposed to call me yesterday but did not which is the only reason I even went there on a Tuesday. They still didn't have a ride so I spoke to a couple of Riverside County employees that were leaving the premises. I never found out if they were going to be able to help or not so it looks like I have to wait until tomorrow. I don't like leaving things unsettled but there wasn't much I could do. While I was there, I met a new dog and discussed vaccinations for another dog we recently provided 'the works' for. Technically, I should have two dogs receiving spay/neuter services at the Department of Animal Services spay/neuter clinic tomorrow as well as three dogs and one cat at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center spay/neuter clinic. I was only able to confirm one of those appointments so I will just hope for the best! Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Max and Neo fleece blanket, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets, Inaba Churus for dogs, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet cat food, beef sticks for dogs, 3 small bags of dog food and Inaba Churu rolls for cats were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 11-8-2022
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Monday In The Move 11-7-2022

As usual, I went to the Eastside this morning and made my first stop on Massachusetts Avenue next to the kennels at the Path of Life Community Shelter. While I was there, I met with five companions and their pets. One of the dogs was new to the kennels. Her companion and I discussed updating her vaccinations. After visiting with those pets and distributing supplies, I headed over to Hunter Park and then drove up Iowa. I did not find any people with pets. I called the companion of 'Solo' and asked where they were. He said they were at the same spot I met them last time so I headed that way. After our visit and giving them supplies I drove out to our PO Box and then home to make it to my 11am Zoom meeting. The rest of the day was spent answering emails, texts, phone calls and working on the spay and neuter schedule for this week... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, hand warmers, soup, crackers, body wipes, Max and Neo fleece blanket, SWAT fly repel ointment, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats for dogs, Inaba chicken fillets, Inaba Churus for dogs, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, 3 small bags of dog food, plush squeaky toy and a squeaky tennis ball were shared.

Monday In The Move 11-7-2022
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Sunday On The Streets 11-6-2022

Even though the clocks were pushed back last night, I did not go out as early as I normally do. The people I usually visit on Sundays are not always up, When I go out so I decided to go a little later today. It gave me time to do some baking and continue filling my freezer for the times I want to share some love with friends and family or give a sweet thank-you to businesses that donate or those who come to my aid when I need help with animals…. When I did finally go out, my first stop was in Jurupa Valley for a family of small dogs and one cat. My next stop was going to be at another Jurupa Valley location, but nobody was at the place they stay so I continued driving until I got near Crestmore and the Mission Avenue bridge. I had been trying to find one of the homeless that was in a part of the river bottom they already cleared out. I did not realize that they had moved very close to where they had been but I did find them today. Once again, I suggested we get the puppy to the clinic for vaccinating and neutering. Hopefully someone with a vehicle will be able to help make that happen, in the near future. When I was done at there, I needed to pick up some groceries and get home... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Cup of Noodles, body wipes, hand warmers, Max and Neo fleece blanket, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully stick, Inaba tuna fillet, Inaba chicken fillet, wet kitten food, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs and a 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 11-6-2022
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Saturday's Smiles 11-5-2022

When I say this morning turned out to be 'crappy', I say that in the literal sense. My first stop was over by Crestmore and Mission where I visited with a dog, distributed supplies and spoke to a woman who is no longer staying in the Path of Life Community Shelter. From there I went to Fairmount Park. The companion of a dog named 'Monster' wound up being hospitalized. When this happened, he still had not gotten his dog sutured from the hit and run the week before. The person he is usually with is not really able to care for either of his dogs and especially not one that is injured so I messaged Sgt. Sanders at Riverside County Animal Services. I explained the situation and asked for an officer to go do a 'well check'. To make a very long story short, ACO Denise Westbrook went to see the dog and by the end of the day had made arrangements to go back the next day to pick him up and bring him in for treatment. The location where she found him was not where he was the next day. I thought I knew where they were and told her. She found them and took the dog in. He is supposed to be released Monday but will need to be given antibiotics for seven days. I am still trying to figure that out. In the meantime, I went to discuss his situation with the person who is supposed to be caring for him. There was another gentleman there as well with his two dogs. As I was walking around one of the vans, I managed to put both of my feet in dog feces. My shoes have so many little grooves on the bottom and I spent the next fifteen minutes or so trying to clean them up enough so I could get back in my vehicle. I used half of the bleach wipes I had and a couple of bottles of water, while trying to rub some of it off in the grass. It was pretty much a disaster and I still had to make one more stop on the other side of the park and then drive out to our storage units for supplies. Needless to say, I was happy when I got home and could take soap and a scrub brush to them but it still took another fifteen minutes even then. I am usually so careful where I step but... LOL... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Cup of Noodles, body wipes, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully stick, doggie waste bags, Inaba tuna fillet, Inaba chicken fillet and a 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 11-5-2022
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Friday's Furry Friends 11-4-2022

I had a dental appointment this morning but managed to get three stops in beforehand. Yesterday, I spoke to someone who needed her dog spayed. She said she would be at Fairmount Park today so I went there first. I met with her and her dog so we could discuss scheduling 'the works' for this Wednesday. While I was there, I visited another dog and unfortunately had a verbal altercation with someone who was hitting his dog. He did quite a bit of name calling and made some ridiculous accusations about me. I lost my temper and yelled back at him. This is someone I have had issues with for years and even though I know better than to bring myself down to his level, I still lose my temper now and then. I have so few issues with most of the homeless but this person seems to enjoy fighting with me and anyone else he disagrees with. There were other people with pets at the park but I knew it was best that I get out of there so I did not bring myself down to his level for a second time. When I left that location, I drove over to Massachusetts Avenue and visited with four dogs. I distributed supplies there too just as I did at the park. My final stop was on Franklin Avenue. I had a chance to check on 'Bella'. She received 'the works' on Wednesday but I did not see her yesterday, because she stayed with her companion at the facility they are in. I went directly home from there, so I could let my dogs out for a few minutes and still make it to my dental appointment on time. The rest of the day was done coordinating something with an AC Officer, taking information from people who want their pets to receive 'the works', putting together social media posts and answering text messages, emails and phone calls... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churus for dogs, small bag of dog food, medium and large stainless-steel dishes, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, bully slices, bully sticks and plush squeaky dog toy were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 11-4-2022
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Thursday's Treasures 11-3-2022

I had someone working at my home today so I did not plan to do too much. My main concern was checking on the one of the dog's that received 'the works' yesterday. We put her in the Jurupa Valley Motel6 for a couple of nights so I went to visit her there. She was recuperating nicely. I also visited with three digs we provided other services for yesterday. All received vaccination and flea/tick treatments. One also got his nails trimmed. The other dog that was spayed yesterday is staying somewhere on the Eastside and I will try to check on her tomorrow when I am out that way. The rest of my day was spent trying to find help for pets that need medical attention and to work on scheduling spay/neuter appointments for next week... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Mac N Cheese cups, Cup of Noodles, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and bully sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 11-3-2022
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#1832 & #1833 Get 'The Works' -'Well Checks' for 4 More 11-2-2022

I scheduled two appointments for the Riverside County Animal Services spay/neuter clinic. One was for a female dog that is a service animal and the other was for a male dog. On my way there, I got a text saying that the companion of the male dog was not going to make it. Her ride did not show so that appointment was wasted. The female dog arrived about thirty minutes late but check in was fine. While I was at that location, I received a text from some homeless people at the Path of Life Community Shelter. They said a partially blind puppy was wandering around there and they wanted me to come and check it for a chip. I was unable to do that but I did call Sgt. Jason Sanders at Animal Services and asked him if he could send someone to pick up the dog. It had a city license tag on so I was hoping the owner(s) could be found and the dog might not even need to be impounded. When the AC Officer went to get the dog, the person who contacted me was not there. However, it turns out the owners were aware the dog got out and said they did not want it back. He is 10 and seems to be blind or nearly blind. He may also have issues controlling his bowels but no reason given why. I am trying to find rescue, He does not deserve to be abandoned or euthanized….When I left the first location, I went home to give my dogs their potty break and then went back out. My second trip was to the Mary S. Robert's Pet Adoption Center spay/neuter clinic. I had a puppy scheduled for 'the works' as well as three kittens. There were also four dogs coming in for well checks. They all needed flea/tick treated and the some needed a variety of vaccinations and nail trims. "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"... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, ARCO fuel cards, McDonalds gift card, Burger King gift card, portable charging station, Max and Neo fleece blanket, mother & baby wet cat food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba tuna fillets, Inaba chicken fillets, medium dog leash, medium dog jacket, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks, wet puppy food, Inaba Churus for dogs, chicken jerky treats and 2 Max and Neo leashes were shared.

#1832 & #1833 Get 'The Works' -'Well Checks' for 4 More 11-2-2022
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