Last night, we put 9 pets and their companions in motel rooms, thanks to our 'Summer On The Streets 2023' online fundraiser. One of the companion's had to check out early, in order to get a ride back to her camp so I was only able to visit with the 8 that were still there. When I left the motel, I stopped for fuel and to get produce for my tortoise. As I was driving home, I saw a gentleman walking with 2 pit bulls. I have seen him before but have never had time to stop. I did not have time today either, because I needed to give my dog a potty break so I did that and then went back out a second time. I saw the two dogs outside of the Jack in the Box so I parked and went inside. Their companion was waiting for his food. As soon as he got it, I walked out with him to meet the dogs. They were very sweet and he clearly adores them. I offered to spay and neuter them as well as one other dog he said he has, but the female appeared to pregnant. He said she just had one heat and he didn't think so but I told him one heat is all it takes. I gave him my contact card as well as treats and a few other things for the dogs. I hope we are able to stay in touch and that I was wrong about the female. However, I got word from someone that not only is this dog pregnant but he has another that just had a litter. Now I am hoping that information is not true but I have a bad feeling that it is... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, 2-small bags of dog food, large stainless steel pet dish, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churu Fun Bites, Inaba Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, chicken jerky treats, Max and Neo small dog collar, 2 small dog leashes, meat sticks and 2 small dog beds were shared.
There were some small pet beds clearanced at PetSmart and my daughter was kind enough to pick them up for me. This morning, I went to meet her, get the receipt and the beds so I could start giving them to people with pets in need. After I picked up the beds, I decided to head out to the Colton/Bloomington area. As I was driving up Mission Blvd. towards Rubidoux Avenue, I noticed a few people with dogs so I pulled over, parked and got out to visit. The first dog wa sone we provided services for when she was a puppy. The next was a puppy I have been trying to neuter for a couple of months now but can't seem to communicate properly with his companion. She ha sa kitten that needs spayed/neutered too. The third dog was one I had never met. He needs neutered and micro chipped, so I gave my information to his companion. He is a Chihuahua that wants nothing to do with strangers so I made sure to give each treat to his companion and let her feed him. When I left that location, I drove out to an encampment in Colton. I visited three of the four dogs that are usually there, met a puppy we will be neutering on Wednesday and visited with three more dogs sitting in a vehicle with their companion. I was told someone comes around with pizza every Saturday afternoon so people were already staring to gather this morning. I am going to be spending some time with my son, my daughter in law and my granddaughter tomorrow so I needed to get to our storage units today. The freeway was not too far from where I was. I took the 60 to the 91 and got off at Arlington Avenue. Our strage units are on Indiana a few miles from there. I picked up pet food, treats and waters. My final stop was at Alin Party Company. I alwasy bought my children mylar balloomns when they were babies. They seemed to like to watch them and I have continued doing that with my grandaughter. Mylar balloons and books. I buy other things too but those are something I try to have whenever we visit. She is not old enough yet for my baked goods so those just go to her mom and dad for now. I look forward to the day grandma can bake for her too... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, small bag of puppy food, wet puppy food, medium stainless steel pet dish, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churu Fun Bites, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Churus, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, chicken jerky treats and 2 small dog beds were shared.
I went to two different locations on the Eastside, this morning. My first stop was in the parking lot of the Path of Life Community Shelter. There is a large storage container there and I am able to park in a small amount of shade. It is just enough to keep the pets from burning their feet and keeps us all a little cooler. When I left there, I drove over to Vine and Third. I was looking for the woman with the great dane puppy but she was not in the area. I did find another gentleman and his two dogs. He told me he was in the hospital the other night and someone stole his van. Apparently they forced his girlfriend out of it. I am not sure why the dogs did not do anything but I was grateful they were not harmed. Unfortunately, they got all of the pet food and supplies as well as one of the dog's meds and a lot of other important things. I was going to put them in a motel room Sunday night but their ID's were in the van so I am unable to do that either. I did replace the dog food and give them a few other supplies. After we were done, I drove out to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley. There was a package waiting for us the other day but the line was long and I did not have time to wait. I was able to get it today. I felt bad that I was only our for a little over ninety minutes but I six pets got visits and supplies so it was still a good day... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, medium dog leash, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churu Fun Bites, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, chicken jerky treats, small bag of dog food and a plush squeaky pet toy were shared.
Just a little FYI~over the past two weeks we have provide motel rooms for 27 pets and their companions, thanks to our recent fundraiser!~This morning, I drove out to the motel in order to check on pets that received 'the works' this week and visit some that were there because of our 'Summer On The Streets 2023' online fundraiser. We had a total of 12 pets in rooms with their companions. 9 of those were there, thanks to our fundraiser. I just started a new list for rooms this Sunday. As stated previously, this will continue, until the funds run out. Yesterday, we provided 'the works' for six pets. Four of them spent the night at the motel. The dogs were there for the two day to start their recuperation and one kitten was there, thanks to our recent fundraiser. I am still trying to cut back to about four pets per week, due to funds but I have not been totally successful with that yet. This past month we provided 'the works' for 19 pets. There were 10 dogs and 9 cats. Five female dogs, three female cats, five male dogs and six male cats. I already have six appointments set for the first Wednesday in August. I will do my best to make that four, the following week... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks, chicken jerky treats, squeaky pet toy and a plush squeaky pet toy were shared.
At 7:45am, I met our first spay/neuter candidates for the day at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services spay/neuter clinic. A brother and sister chihuahua mix were there to get 'the works' and licensed. The female had her last litter in May and that will definitely be her last litter. Her brother, has fathered one or more litters but those days have come to an end. When I left that location, I went home to check on my dog. He was throwing up, early this morning, and I was hoping he was feeling better. He seemed to be so after a brief stay with him, I headed out to the Mary S Robert's spay/neuter clinic. We had two female cats, one male cat and one male dog scheduled for 'the works'. One of the female cats did not make it but we put a male in her place. "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, McDonalds gift cards, ARCO fuel cards, small bag of dog food, small bag of kitten food, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Churu Pops, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, large leash, small collar and leash set, Max and Neo xs collar, Max and Neo leash and a plush squeaky pet toy were shared.
I had a dental appointment this morning and was not planning on doing my daily travels, but I wound up going out for an hour beforehand. I wanted to find a couple of people who are supposed to be getting motel rooms on Wednesday and I also wanted to offer rooms to some others for the following Monday. I did find two of the people who are getting motel rooms with their pets and someone who already received this gift. I did not have time to look for anyone else but I will make another effort at the end of the week. It doesn't look like the heat will be letting up so anytime I can offer a room will be a good time. Not everyone we reserved rooms for has made it but during the past week and a half we have provided 19 pets and their companions with rooms. This will continue, while we try to do the same for as many more people with pets as possible. If there are any funds left after that, some may even get a second night... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, heavy weight tie out cable with 10 feet runner, Repel bug repellent, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Mega Churus, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks and a Kong squeaky ball were shared.
We were supposed to have 15 pets in motel rooms last night as part of our 'Summer On The Streets 2023' fundraiser. One of the people did not show up so we only had 13. I tried to visit each one this morning but was only able to visit with 5. Some of the rooms already checked out and one of the rooms had not checked out but nobody answered the door. I wish everyone was able to take full advantage of as much time in a room as possible but some had things they had to do. I know everyone was grateful for whatever time they had to shower, rest and be comfortable for as many hours as they spent there... Unfortunately, I received some bad news this morning. One had to do with not getting our pallet of water donated this Summer and the other had to do with our Motel6 price for rooms. They have been giving us a small discount Sunday through Thursday but it seems that is coming to an end. They told me 'our people' are not leaving the rooms clean enough. I am almost always at the motel the next day and the rooms always look fine so I don't know what the issue is. I do know that the rooms have been dirty upon check in before with a fly problem and air units not always working properly but I have never complained about that. In any case, there really isn't anywhere else to put the people with pets after surgery or to get a break from the weather so we will have to pay the price they tell us. We have been reserving rooms there for about ten of our nearly twelve years and the motel has gone though many changes. With the exception of Covid, this has always worked out and I hope it continues to do so. We just may have to lower our spay/neuter numbers even more to compensate for the price change, if we don't start getting more Grants... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churus, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and a small bag of dog food were shared.
My first stop was supposed to be with five or six pets and their companions at a river bottom outlet in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley, One of the people wasn't feeling well so it turned out to be three pets and two companions. I visited with the pets, distributed supplies, confirmed a spay appointment for Wednesday and scheduled to motel room reservations, before heading across town to a second location. I was looking for a woman who found a puppy a few days ago and a couple of other people. I had made motel reservations and I wanted to make sure the people were still going. I was also hoping to speak to the woman with the puppy to find out if she wanted to keep it or have it go to rescue. I was able to find one of the three people and said he would look for the woman with the puppy. She happens to have a dog we previously provided 'the works' for so I offered her a room. She was supposed to text me her new phone number but she never did. I will not be going to the Eastsode tomorrow morning, because I am going to the motel. I will find out then how many people actually checked into the rooms I reserved. I hope all or at least most did... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Fun Bites, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs,Inaba Twins for cats, Inaba Churu Pops, Inaba Churus, Inaba Mega Churus, wet dog food, wet cat food, wet kitten food, wet puppy food, small bag of kitten food, small bag of puppy food, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, 17 poundbag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
In addition to visiting pets and dropping off supplies today, I needed to catch up with a few people and try to confirm their plans to stay at the motel on Sunday or Wednesday. I drove to and encampment in the Colton/Bloomington area and started doing just that. When I left there, I drove around for a bit and then drove through Fairmount Park. I did find someone I was looking for in the park. We visited, I gave a few things to the dog and then we discussed the motel situation. I am supposed to meet a few people with pets tomorrow morning. They wanted to meet today but I did not have everything they needed. I let them know that I would go to storage, pick up what they asked for and meet them tomorrow. When I left the park, I drove to the nearest freeway onramp and went to our storage units. On my way home from storage, I went looking for a few more people who asked for motel rooms as well as the woman who recently found a small puppy. Nobody was where they were the past few weeks but as I was turning on to Van Buren Avenue, I spotted the woman with the puppy. I wanted to try to get back to them but I knew it would take me too long to drive to the next light and backtrack. I honked the horn and yelled out the window for her to call me. Not sure if she heard me or not but I hope she gets in touch... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Fun Bites, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churu Pops, Inaba Churus, Inaba Mega Churus, wet dog food, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, squeaky Kong ball and bully sticks were shared.
I am not going to be able to go to the Eastside on Monday so I let people know I would be there today if needed. I arrived at the parking lot of the Path of Life Community Shelter a little before 9am. It was already getting close to 80 degrees. I only visited with and distributed supplies to two pets but it was probably just as well that the others were still in the air conditioned kennel. I know one was at the motel recuperating from her spay surgery and would be checking out today. When I left Massachusetts, I drove over to Hunter Park but nobody was there with pets. Earlier, when I was on my way to Massachusetts, I saw a van in the parking lot off of Vine and Third. I thought I knew who it belonged to so I drove there next. It turned out to be who I thought it was and I was able to visit with the two dogs there, distribute supplies and offer them a motel room for next week. I was getting ready to run in to Smart and Final when I saw a woman I knew on the other side of the building. A few weeks ago, she messaged me about a puppy but I was unable to reach her when I tried to text back. She said someone took her phone and most of what she had for the puppy that happens to be part dane and much bigger than I realized. We discussed a motel room, spaying and because I know this person will eventually follow up on the surgery I gave her a few things for the puppy. I made one last stop to pick up a few items I needed for myself and my pets and then I went home... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, large stainless steel pet dish, Max and Neo medium/large dog collar, Max and Neo medium leash, Max and Neo fleece blanket, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Fun Bites, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, small bag of dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of puppy food, wet puppy food, chicken jerky treats, large bag of jerky treats, plush squeaky toy, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
Even with it being way too hot for comfort out there today, everything went the way it was supposed to. We had two female dogs getting 'the works' at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services spay/neuter clinic. Both showed up on time and were checked in without issue. One of those dogs had been passed around on the streets for the past couple of months and is now happy with a couple staying in the Path of Life Community Shelter. The other is a dog I have been offering to spay for awhile and was grateful to get her in, especially after finding out that she is in heat. I went home briefly after leaving that location, got fuel and then headed to the Mary S. Robert's spay/neuter clinic where two male dogs were getting 'the works'. They arrived on time and were checked in a little after 10:00am. In addition to these four pets getting motel rooms tonight, I also added two more. Those will be paid for by funds from our 'Summer On The Streets 2023' fundraiser. The triple digits are not supposed to be here for a few days so I started a new list for Sunday night. One of the gentleman who was supposed to contact me for a room last week had his phone stolen and by the time he called me on someone else's phone, I did not have a room to offer him. When I left the spay/neuter clinic, I drove to the area I usually find him and he was there. I told him I would add him to the reservation list. I was just about ready to leave when a woman came running over with a puppy. I knew the woman but not the puppy. She said she heard something crying near her camp and when she looked around she found the crying was this puppy. I think it is only about 4 to 6 weeks old. I gave it some water and some Inaba fun bites. The puppy, which we believe to be female, got very alert and active and even began barking when I made a plush toy squeak. The woman said she would keep the puppy but I do have rescue for it, if she changes her mind. This woman was in the right place at the right time and I believe she saved its little life. I guess I was in the right place at the right time, because the woman told me she was trying to figure out how to get help. This is the kind of day that makes me very grateful I do what I do. "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, Burger King gift cards, Taco Bell gift cards, plush squeaky pet toys, small stainless steel pet dish, Tiller Tugs leash, small leash, small and medium collar/leash sets, Max and Neo dog collar, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churus, Inaba Fun Bites, 2small bags of dog food, small bag of puppy food, wet puppy food, Inaba Twins for dogs, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
What was supposed to be 10+ pets in rooms last night, turned out to be five. Some of it was a lack of communication, some of it was due to people having limited hours to get out of where they were in the river bottom and then one person actually checked in without her dog. I think that was what got me most upset this morning. People know that the room is for the pets and that they get to enjoy it as well. The person who showed up without her pet told me the dog was with someone in the river bottom and he went to the wrong motel. Unfortunately, I do not believe it. I have known and liked this person for many years but this crossed a line for me. Accepting a room when you know your dog won't be there is unacceptable to me and will change how much I do for her in the future. I am sad and angry that this happened. It is the first time anyone has done this and I hope it is the last.The good thing is that five pets and their companions got a break from the heat and there will be many more to come... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churus, Inaba Fun Bites, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
Before I went out this morning, I made reservations at the Motel6 for a few people and their pets to get out of the heat. I was able to do so, thanks to our 'Summer On The Streets 2023' online fundraiser. If everyone makes it, approximately 10+ pets and their companions will get to sleep comfortably tonight.... I was not looking forward to going to the Eastside this morning, after the situation with a pet owner in one of the shelters, but I told some people I would be there and I needed to keep my word. The woman who is upset with me did come out and refused to go away for part of that time but she finally left and I was able to give my attention to the other pets. I actually opened my vehicle's doors to make shade for the pets to stand in. There is no shade around the shelters so even when it is only 75 degrees out, the pavement and ground are very hot. I visited with and distributed supplies to nine pets. I also spoke to two people about spaying/neutering a kitten and a dog. When I left that location, I stopped by a field in Rubidoux to offer a room to someone, went by our PO Box and then called it a day. Well, I called it a day on the streets. There was still plenty of work to do, once I got home... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Benadryl caplets, Repel bug repellant, small bag of dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churus, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Fun Bites, Inaba Churu Pops, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
Today was not the most productive day I have had this week. Nobody asked me to meet them but I still drove around and made an effort. This heat can make it harder to locate people as many retreat to places I cannot see from the street, in order to cool off a bit....We were just about out of our last donation from Inaba and one of their representatives was kind enough to bring us more this morning. She always meets me at our storage units and I am very grateful she does. She won't accept a fuel card or anything monetary for her time but she does accept my home made cookies. She certainly deserves much more but I am happy to 'sweeten' her day. After we were done, I started the drive out to Jurupa Valley near Agate Park. On my way, I stopped at a field near Jurupa and Van Buren. I was looking for some people and pets I met with the other day. They wanted a room but never called to confirm they could make it. I was unable to locate them so I continued on to meet the family who borrowed a carrier. We neutered a cat and a kitten this past Wednesday and they needed a second carrier for the cat. I planned to pick it up last Thursday but ran out of time so I went today. I did not get to visit with the cats but did visit with their two dogs. I spent another forty five minutes driving around different areas of Jurupa Valley but did not find anyone else with pets so I stopped to pick up some produce and called it a day... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, wet dog food, wet cat food, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churus, Inaba Churu Bites, chicken, chicken jerky treats and bully sticks were shared.
20230715 I was asked to meet one or more people with pets at a river bottom outlet in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley. The text came in late last night so I asked that they text back at 8am to confirm the time and place. I never heard from anyone so I texted and called the person who had sent that text but she did not respond. I drove all the way out there just incase there were mixed signals but nobody showed so I drove over to Fairmount Park. I visited with a dog and reminded his companion that he needed to text me if he was going to be able to make it to the motel on Monday. When I left that location I made another stop a couple of blocks away and did the same thing. Next, I met someone at a local park. She is caring for a puppy that belongs to someone who was arrested yesterday. I brought food for the puppy and then drove up the street to visit one more dog and remind his companion about the motel. I was going to check out PO Box on my way home but I needed to get fuel first. I stopped at the CircleK on the corner of Limonite and Clay. While I was inside paying, I heard a loud crash. I looked out the window and saw a vehicle coming down the embankment as well as a truck with a trailer attached that landed on top of the median. One of the employees told someone to call 911 and then we ran outside to check on the people. The woman in the car was little delirious. Apparently, her brakes had given out and she was unable to stop. She said she bit her tongue when the air bags deployed and her knee was hurting but she was otherwise ok. If that car had continued and hit one of the fuel pumps, it could have been a much bigger nightmare. An off duty Officer from the riverside Sheriff's Department told everyone to leave the woman in the vehicle and he went to check on the people in the truck. None of the four doors would open. I gave the woman in the car a bottle of cold water and a frozen bottle she could put on her knee. It wasn't long before the fire department, ambulances and sheriff's department showed up. I finally fueled up but did not go to my PO Box. I just drove home feeling very grateful that the people all seemed to be ok and that I was not involved in any way... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, large bags of recyclables, body wipes, small bag of dog food, small bag of puppy food, wet puppy food, wet dog food, chicken, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
I try very hard to be patient and informative when dealing with our spay/neuter services. I understand some people are nervous about their pets being under. I explain things as best I can but I can't make any promises. However, most of the people who don't want to spay/neuter have more selfish reasons. If they will listen, I try to have a discussion but the ones who want to continue breeding or even just want to have 'one litter', I have very little patience for. That was the case this morning. I was supposed to meet someone at Hunter Park, after I stopped at Massachusetts on the Eastside. A woman wanted her six month old terrier neutered and I was going to meet them. She was supposed to text me at 8:45am but I did not hear anything. I did drive to the park but nobody was there with a terrier puppy. I made a stop on one of the side streets off of Marlborough to visit with a couple of dogs, drove around for awhile looking for a people I did not find and then headed to storage. On my way, I received a text from this morning's 'no-show'. She said her dog is so special and she wants others to experience the joy of one of his puppies so she declined on the neuter appointment I set up for her. I could feel myself getting agitated. I don't know if someone talked her out of it, which happens often, or if she just changed her mind but either way it is frustrating. She mentioned she is getting housing soon as if that makes any difference to me. I texted back what a selfish thing I thought she was doing and how we kill thousands of dogs daily in our shelters. I also said I was sorry she did not want to do right by her dog. Thankfully, she did not respond so I did not have to hold back in order to stop an argument from escalating but it definitely put me in a mood I did not care to be in. So, on my way to our PO Box, I drove over by Jurupa and VanBuren and visited two pet owners who have been responsible with their pets and I told them about our fundraiser for a night in the motel. They will most likely go on Monday. The dogs wagging tails and smiling faces reminded me why I can't give up. No matter how many people say no, there are always those who say yes. If I plant a seed in the minds of those who say no that is great but I can't concentrate on what I cannot control. I have to concentrate on what I have done and will continue to do. Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, stainless steel pet dish, small bags of dog food, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Churu Bites, simply cesar chicken, chicken jerky treats, wet dog food, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
Before I could get over to the motel and check on some of yesterdays' spay/neuter recipients, I had to get the oil changed on my vehicle. That got me off to a little later start than I wanted but it was necessary. I had been concerned about one of the dog's that got neutered, because I was told they never checked in. The last time I spoke to the dog's companion it was 9pm and they were on their way. At 10pm, the motel cancels reservations of the no shows, unless they are told someone will be a late check in. That was not possible so the room was rented to someone else and the motel was completely booked. When I arrived this morning, I found the dog, his fur brother and his companions in the parking lot. They explained what happened and I was able to get them a new reservation for tonight. I visited for a bit, gave them a few supplies and went to check on the other pets. I visited both of those rooms and gave them needed supplies too. There were also two cats neutered yesterday and I let their companions borrow a carrier. (The only one I still have). I planned on going to pick it up when I left the motel but I had to take care of something and then get back home before 11:30am so I was unable to stop. I will most likely get it on Sunday. I am no fan of this heat either and thought we might be renting some rooms at the motel tonight but I never heard back from those who said they would like the room. Not sure if their phones are dead or they could not get rides but I am hoping to get them in rooms on Monday... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, cracker packs, cereal bars, beef sticks, small bag of dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Churu Bites, wet dog food, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
The day began at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services spay/neuter clinic. For now, that is the only place we are able to get dogs spayed. Once Mary S Roberts gives the go ahead, we will be able to do the,m there as well but for now we cn do two each week at the county facility. The companion of the puppy got a ride and was actually there before I was. The companion of the dog miscommunicated his pick up place so they were about half an hour late. His dog had never been out of the river bottom so she was very nervous but we go ther checkd in around 8:30am. I went home from there. I needed to feed my dog and make sure he was ok. He woke up crying in the night, which is something he never does, so I was concerned about him. I only slept a couple of hours so I actually felt a little out of it myself but could not stay home as there was too much to do. My second stop was at the Mary S Robert's spay/neuter clinic. We had two cats and one dog scheduled for 'the works' and a puppy that needed to get the remainder of his vaccinations. Everyone showed up on time and I was able to make it out of there in time to get to my dental appointment."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, Shell fuel card, ARCO fuel cards, collapsible pet dish, small collar, small leash, small bags of puppy food, small bag of kitten food, wet puppy food, wet dog food, wet kitten food, wet cat foof, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, plush squeaky toy, squeaky toy and bully stick were shared.
One of my main objectives today was to start offering people with pets a night at the motel. It is supposed to be triple digits this week end and then early into next week. It is far too expensive to rent the motel rooms on the week end but people are begin given a choice to go in Thursday or wait until Monday. I gave the options to those I visited this morning and when they call, they can decide if they want to go in right before the triple digits start or during them. When I drove through Fairmoutn Park I visited with two dogs and distributed supplies. When I left the park, I stopped on a nearby side street where a woman stays in her van with three dogs. I visited and distributed supplies there too. I drove to a few other locations in Jurupa Valley and Rubidoux but did not find people with pets. While I was on 24th and Hall, I saw a dog sitting alone in the shade. I pulled over across the street and called him. He came right over. He had a tag with information on it. I gave him water and treats and kept trying to get a look at the tag but when I tried to touch him, he backed away. After about half an hour of this, I called Sargent Sanders at Animal Control. I was hoping they could catch him and get him back home. I gave the dog a bully stick, because I figured it would keep him busy for awhile and that might give Animal Control time to catch up with him. At first, I thought he lived in one of the houses there but he never even tried to go into any of the yards. I wish these pets knew we were trying to help, I would have loved it if I had been able to return him to his family. I made one last stop, after leaving that location and it was to our PO Box. There were four packages waiting with donations from Amazon and Chewy. It was a perfect way to end my morning which had already close to 90 degrees... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Tiller Tugs leash, Inaba Mega Churus, sma;; bag of dog food, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
I did not make arrangements to meet anyone on the Eastside this morning but I took a chance and drove over there anyway. When I was driving up Massachusetts Avenue, I saw code enforcement and the police in front of the Path of Life Community Shelter. I pulled into the parking lot and when I got out of my vehicle, I noticed a couple of dogs tethered to the fence. They had no shade and their companion was not around. I guess code enforcement told someone to move the dogs when they were tethered to the other side of the fence. The companion of another dog made sure they got food and water. She also found a tarp and made shade for the dogs. I was told that Animal Control came out there last Friday and gave a warning to the companion of the tethered dogs. When I saw it was the same situation as last week, I called a Sargeant and the AC Officer who gave the companion a warning. They are beyond busy but will go back there tomorrow. If things do not improve, I hope the dogs are confiscated. I know it will be nearly impossible to find a rescue but I will try if they are impounded. They deserve so much better. I am grateful to the other homeless who were out there and looked after these dogs. While I was there, I gave them more water, jerky treats and bully sticks. I also visited a couple of other dogs and distributed supplies. As I was leaving, I called the companion of 'Solo' and then went to visit them. I stayed for a bit and then drove to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley to pick up a couple of donations that had been delivered there and then I headed home for an 11am Zoom appointment... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Inaba Mega Churus, wet dog food, plush squeaky pet toy, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
I was only out for about an hour this morning. I drove out by Agate Park in Jurupa Valley to drop off a pet carrier for someone who is getting a cat and kitten neutered this week. They only had one carrier so they needed to borrow one. While I was there, I visited with their other pets and distributed a few supplies. I cut the morning short because my son, daughter in law and granddaughter were coming to Riverside today. Their plans were to celebrate the birthday of another family member and I was so happy when my son told me they would stop here for a bit first. Everyone is always so busy and we don't visit often enough. Every visit is such a gift and them coming to my home made it extra special... Inaba Churus, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Churu Pops, wet dog food, wet kitten food, wet cat food, Inaba Chicken stew for cats, Inaba Twins for cats, plush squeaky pet toy, squeaky Kong ball, chicken jerky treats and bully sticks were shared.
I received a call yesterday from someone needing dog food. She was calling from the phone of someone who wants his dog spayed so I spoke to each of them. We made arrangements for all of us to meet at 9:30am across from the tennis courts at Fairmount Park. The woman needing food has been a no show in the past so I reminded her that she really needed to show up. She did not. Neither of the people showed. I tried to call and text the number but it went straight to voicemail and that wasn't even set up yet. This was not the way I wanted to start my daily travels, especially since I had not really decided where else I might go today. The homeless encampment I visit in the Bloomington/Colton/Riverside area was just a few miles away so I headed there. I had another conversation with one of the companion's of a male dog that needs neutered. The woman keeps saying she wants it done but then never calls to make the appointment, I also discussed an injury on one of the dog's. Three coyotes came very close to where the people and pets stay and they grabbed one of the dogs. He got away quickly but appears to have a bite or some kind of wound that I think needs sutured. The dog did not seem bothered by it but I told his companion to call Feeding Pets of the Homeless on Monday. When I left that location, I drove out to Hunter Park. The woman with the dogs who is usually parked right near there was gone but I did run into two other people. One is living in her van. She was just waking up. I visited with the dog and distributed needed supplies. The other person lives in her motor home and is waiting on housing. She has two dogs and I visited with them too. I had time to drive over to University and Victoria where I normally find 'Solo' and his companion but they were not around. I also drove up Mission Blvd. in Rubidoux looking for 'Sammy' and her companion but they were not in their tent. At this point, I made one last stop at our PO Box to pick up a donation of dry puppy food and then I made my way home... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, Inaba Churus, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, plush squeaky pet toys, chicken jerky treats kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
I spent the first part of my morning on the Eastside. I parked in the lot next to the Path of Life Community Shelter. I visited with eight pets. Each received supplies and I also sent supplies with someone for a cat and kitten in the kennels. When I left that location, I drove over to Riverside Self Storage. Cindy and Seth Cox were kind enough to drive out to Perris and pick up our 570 pounds of pet food from the Star Milling Company. While I was waiting for them, I had a couple meet me there to give the, a few things I had put aside. They were also kind enough to haul away all of our empty boxes. Cindy and Seth arrived a little before 11:30am. They picked up the food, delivered it and helped to unload everything. Christine Langdon usually does that but she has a lot going on this week. Cindy and Seth offered to help out and I can't thank them enough. After leaving storage, I made one quick stop at the post office and headed home... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Churus, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Twins for cats, Inaba chicken stew for cats, wet kitten food, wet dog food, wet puppy food, small bag of kitten food, kitty litter,17 pound bags of cat food from the Star Milling Company, plush squeaky pet toys, chicken jerky treats kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
There were no pets recuperating in the motel from their spay/neuter surgeries and a couple of people who said they needed to see me never got back in touch to set up a time and place. I thought about just taking the day off but that thought did not last long. An hour later, I was at the end of Tesquesquite Avenue. That is where I meet some of the people with pets who stay nearby in the river bottom. The gentleman I was meeting usually brings three dogs with him but this morning he just brought the two larger dogs. Apparently the small senior was tired out from yesterday. When I left that location, I drove around the old Pine Center and then over to Fairmount Park. I had an opportunity to visit with 'Honey Girl', for a second time this week. She was my one and only visit at the park. When we were done, I drove towards Rubidoux. I spotted a van in the lot of the dog park so I drove in. I guess the dog and his companion went for a walk, because they were not there. I got back in my vehicle and drove further down Mission Blvd to where a woman is camped in a field with her dog. The dog was at her mom's house. She has been there since before the fourth but is due back anytime. I am glad she got a break from the elements. I wish her companion had too. By this time is was getting close to 11am and I had a nail appointment to get to. I made a quick stop at home for my dog and then went to my appointment. I don't really have a social life so there is no need for nice nails but it makes me feel good so I get them done anyway. The rest of the day was spent at my home taking care of the usual, daily charity business... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Churus, Inaba chicken fillets, Inaba tuna fillets, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
It was all about the kitties today... At 8:30 this morning, the companion of two of the cats that were supposed to receive 'the works' texted to tell me her ride fell through. In addition, the people who said they wanted their puppies neutered never contacted me to make the actual appointment so 1 female cat, 1 female kitten and 2 male kittens had their spay/neuter day. An ARCO card was given to the person who transported the cat. I actually picked up the three kittens. I just had to ride with all of my windows down so I could breathe, due to my allergies. Thanks Again to Actors and Others for Animals for the pledge that helped lower our cost for their surgeries. I had made plans to have lunch with a volunteer and friend Wendy Kelly. I don't go to lunch or dinner very often so when I do it is always something to be thankful for. "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."
My plan was to make two stops this morning. Both were near each other. The first was going to be in the parking lot of the Bakers on Grand and Jurupa. The second was going to be at a river bottom outlet on Rubidoux Blvd. At the first stop I visited and distributed supplies for a dog, a puppy and a cat. When I arrived at the second stop there was nobody there. I waited a few minutes and a gentleman showed up. His dog was not with him and there were no other people with pets there either. I normally do not give anyone pet food without a pet present and I don't drive out of my way to locations where only one pet is going to show up. However, I was told this dog did not have dog food for two days so I gave his companion a bag of food and headed toward the old Pine Center. Nobody was there with pets so I continued on to Fairmount Park. I had driven around most of the park when I saw snoke and drove in that direction. It was a group of guys cooking food for themselves but I also noticed a familiar furry face so I stopped. While I was with them, someone called my name and I saw someone walking towards me with another familiar furry face. The dog I was with was not dog friendly so I told the other person to wait and then I went to them as soon as I was done with the first dog. It was beginning to heat up and nobody else was expecting me so I headed home. I received texts and calls most of the morning from people who need us to provide their pets with 'the works'. I already have four cats confirmed for tomorrow and two more possibles. I even began the appointments for the following two weeks. I guess I will do as many as I can with whatever funds we have. If we run out, then we will have to take a break. I just hope it doesn't come to that... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Benadryl caplets, body wipes, cracker packs, beef sticks, cereal bars, Fly's Off ointment, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Churus, Inaba Churu Pops, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Churus, Inaba chicken fillets, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet cat food, Inaba chicken stew for cats, 2 small bags of dog food, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet puppy food, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats and kabob chews ticks, bully slices and bully sticks were shared.
I spent the majority of the morning in the parking lot outside of the Path of Life Community Shelter. I visited with and distributed supplies to pets staying in the kennels there as well as pets living with their companions on the street. When I left this location, I drove to the clinic in order to meet a kitten named 'Lotti' and her companions. She is the kitten that needed surgery for a prolapsed rectum and that was provided by Feeding Pets of the Homeless. She had a great recovery and was ready to begin her vaccinations, deworming and flea treatment. Her weight is at the minimum for spaying so we scheduled it for three weeks from Wednesday. She will get her second set of vaccinations and dewormer at that time too. The only stop I made after this was to get fuel. It was already 85 degrees and I was grateful to head back home, especially since the illegal fireworks kept me up all night... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, flavored drink packets, Tiller Tugs squeaky tug toy, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Churus, Inaba Churu Pops, small bag of kitten food, wet kitten food, cat toy, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet puppy food, doggie waste bags, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats and bully sticks were shared.
I only made one stop today where there were pets and that was by Agate Park in Jurupa Valley. I went there to visit with a couple of dogs and a cat but was surprised to find another cat and a kitten. I had not visited in awhile so I did not know there were more kitties with this family. They always make sure all of their pets are spayed/neutered so I set up an appointment for Wednesday to provide the cat and the kitten with 'the works'. When I left that location I drove out to Pyrite and Granite Hill in Jurupa Valley. I was looking for a gentleman I had met there not too long ago. He had a male dog that was not neutered and I was going to speak to him again about the possibility of getting that done. I could not find him so I got back on Mission Blvd. and drove to Rubidoux. I drove around for a bit and then found one of the people I was looking for but she did not have the dog with her. She was indoors with a family member and got a small break from the heat. I will look for her the next time I am driving past the field they usually sleep in. I spoke to her companion for a short time and decided to call it a day. It was only 80 degrees out but I did not want anyone to walk their dogs on the hot pavement in order to come and meet me. I will be on the Eastside tomorrow. No shade by the Path of Life Community Shelter but hoping to visit with a few pets anyway... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Mega Churus, small bag of kitten food, wet kitten food, wet cat food, Inaba chicken stew for cats,wet dog food, chicken jerky treats and bully sticks were shared.
My first stop of the day was to meet a couple of people who contacted me yesterday. Their dogs needed food. We agreed on a time and place to meet at a river bottom outlet in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley. I only go out in the mornings and try to schedule early times during the Summer months. I also try to meet where there might be some shade. That is not always possible but if they can stay off the hot pavement, the sun isn't too bad for a short visit. For many, 9-9:30 am is as early as they want to meet and that usually works out. After meeting with the first two companions and their pets, I drove out to an encampment in the Bloomington/Colton. Riverside area. I wanted to give an update on the deaf puppy and remind one of the people that she has missed two opportunities to get a male dog neutered. I hope she makes arrangements soon. There is a mama dog with a litter not too far from there in the river bottom and I tried to reach the woman who told me about them. I had someone call me and say they might have rescue but I need photos and more information. This dog was dumped while she was pregnant but that is all I know. It is not easy making contact with people who can't keep their phones charged and I don't go that far into the river bottom but I will continue trying. When I left the second location is was about 80 degrees. I was reminded why the 'Summer On The Streets 2023' fundraiser is so important to me. It may only provide one night of relief from the heat but one night means a lot to those who get a room with their pets. I stopped at our PO Box on my way home. Nothing there but I always like to look. All of our donations are sent to that location and I like being surprised when we do receive monetary or supply gifts... Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, body wipes, Repel bug repellant, Tiller Tug leash, Tiller Tug squeaky tug toy, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Mega Churus, Inaba Churus,2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats and bully sticks were shared.