Taking It To The Streets With Lori And Shira  

Journal - January 2024

2024: JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN
2023: JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC
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

#2,068, #2,069 and #2,070 Get 'The Works' 1-31-2024

In January, we provided 'the works' for 15 pets. There were 11 dogs. Seven males and four females. There were 4 cats. Two males and two females... The Riverside County Department of Animal Services paid for five of those with their Healthy Pet Zone Fund... I had an appointment at the Sneiders Collision this morning so I only had time to do spay/neuter appointments at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services spay/neuter clinic. We had three male puppies scheduled and all showed up on time. Each week, I send an email with my appointments to eight contacts at animal services. They get the paperwork printed up and ready. For some reason, my email did not go through and had to be resent when we were already at the clinic so it took longer than it normally does. I had to take care of my vehicle so I could not stay but told everyone my phone was on if they needed me. I also reminded them that I will be at the motel tomorrow morning to check on their pets. "One by one we get things done, because the only way to combst pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our shelters is to spay and neuter"... ARCO fuel cards, McDonald's gift cards, small collar and leash set, medium collar and leash set, handmade pet jackets, medium stainless steel pet dish, doggie waste bags, plush squeaky toy and a 14 pound bag of puppy food (divided three ways) were shared.

#2,068, #2,069 and #2,070 Get 'The Works' 1-31-2024
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Tuesday's Treasures 1-30-2024

Before I set out to do my daily travels, I stopped by a local tire shop. One of my tires continues to have lower pressure than the others. It has had a nail and a screw removed from it over the past couple of months so I wanted to be sure there was nothing in it now. They checked it out and the tire is good so I headed off to my first stop. Unfortunately, the person was no longer there with her dog so I continued driving to the Eastside. I wanted to speak to the companion of a dog there to find out if he was able to fill out a medical form on the website for Actors and Others for Animals. He said he was having issues so I tried to call them while I was with him but I got a voicemail and left a message. From there, I drove over to Park Avenue. I had passed someone with a puppy on my way to see 'Solo'. I went back to see if they were still there. They were so I stopped. Next, I drove through Rubidoux. The dog I was looking for was not with his companion but there was another dog there. She claimed someone dumped the puppy and said they were going to toss it in a trash can if she did not keep it. I am not sure what that situation is all about but I will probably look for a rescue for it. She is continually moving around and can't find her own dog half the time so I will try to help. When I left that location, I drove to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley. When I was leaving, I saw a car that I knew belonged to someone with a dog. I drove over to where they were parked. Because I had the little fender bender on Sunday, I never made it into the store. I was able to do that today and then went back home... Bottled waters, vet wrap, wet dog food, small bag of puppy food, wet puppy food, small squeaky Kong ball, plush pet toy, chicken jerky treats, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, bully sticks and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 1-30-2024
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Monday On The Move 1-29-2024

I started my day on the Eastside at the Path of Life Community shelter. I visited with two dogs there and provided needed supplies. When I left that location, I drove around University Avenue looking for another pet and his companion but they were not in any of their usual spots. From there I went to Fairmount Park. I saw few people and pets under a gazebo at one of the picnic table areas so I pulled into the nearest parking lot. I visited with four of the five dogs there and gave all five of them treats. One of the companion's walked back to my vehicle with me. I gave her supplies for her dog and buffalo tendons for all of the dogs there. I wanted to drive around Rubidoux but I had a personal appointment at 11am so I headed home to get ready... Bottled waters, wet dog food, small bag of senior dog food, small bag of small bites for small dogs, Inaba Churus, individual bags of dog treats, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Monday On The Move 1-29-2024
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Sunday On The Streets 1-28-2024

At 7:15am, I was waiting in line for the Kaiser lab to open. I was back home, a little after 8am…. I thought I might be visiting my children and granddaughter today so I had not made any other plans. When I found out that wasn't going to work out, I went to a location in Jurupa Valley to visit a family that I normally see on Sundays. When I arrived, I was greeted by a dog that is not part of that family but stays nearby with her companion. I spent time with her first and then with three other dogs. A couple of the cats were in the motorhome and one was wandering around across the street at a park. After visiting with the dogs and providing needed supplies, I decided to make a quick stop at the store, before looking for another dog and her companion. Now I wish I had not done that, because I got into a fender bender with a parked vehicle. I was going into a parking space from a strange angle. His SUV was over the line a bit and I misjudged, scraping the rear side of his and damaging the front passenger side of mine. It was definitely my doing. I had not been in any type of accident since 2014 and was very upset with myself that this happened. I gave the gentleman my insurance information and took his. When I got home, I immediately called my insurance company and filed a claim. This is probably going to cause me to have to alter my daily travels as we get things sorted and then get my vehicle in the shop. It is totally drivable but it is a lease and needs repaired. I will get a rental vehicle but I don't know for how long or what size it will be. While all of this is going on, I will do my best to get to those asking for assistance. Hopefully, most will be understanding, until I get my vehicle back... Bottled waters, cookie packs, wet kitten food, wet cat food, small bag of kitten food, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, large stainless steel pet dish, individual chicken jerky treats, individual bags of dog treats, kitty treats and buffalo tendons were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 1-28-2024
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Saturday's Smiles 1-27-2024

Saturday mornings are usually spent in Grand Terrace and that's where I was today. I visited with five pets and provided supplies for them as well as others. I was considering walking back to some of the encampments I went to a few week sago but I was meeting some friends at 11:30 and didn't think I would have time. I'm still not sure where I will be tomorrow. I am supposed to go back to Kaiser for bloodwork, get a tire checked (again) and possibly visit my son and his family. I will do my daily travels if I don't visit with family but if I do then it will have to wait until Monday... Bottled waters, Inaba chicken stew for cats, Inaba Juicy Bites, wet cat food, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of puppy food, wet puppy food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, individual bags of dog treats, kabob chew sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 1-27-2024
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Thursday's Treasures 1-25-2024

Before leaving for the motel, I stopped at Staters to pick up some goat's milk. One of the homeless was trying to save a two-week-old puppy that the mother wanted nothing to do with. He had some puppy formula but I brought the goat's milk as a backup. I did not have time to drive to a pet store or order puppy formula online so I did the best I could. I also brought him a nursing kit. When possible, I will keep in touch with him for updates….Most of my morning was spent at the Jurupa Valley Motel6. I visited one of the pet's that received 'the works' yesterday as well as six others. One of those six was in a room thanks to our recent 'Shelter From The Rain' online fundraiser. When I left that location, I went to the nearest freeway ramp and headed to our storage units. I picked up dry pet food and cases of water. My final stop was to check our PO Box. All that was there was a letter stating when an organization would be looking at grant applications. My hope is that we get one... Bottled waters, nursing bottle kit, goat milk, Max and Neo fleece, handmade pet jacket, large stainless steel pet dish, Inaba Twins for cats, Inaba chicken stew, Inaba Churus for cats, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, individual bags of dog treats, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 1-25-2024
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#2065, #2066 & #2067 Get 'The Works' 1-24-2024

We did not have any pets scheduled for the Mary S. Robert's spay/neuter clinic but did have three at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. Not everyone showed up on time but everyone did show up in time to get in for their spay services. Two of those pets were female dogs. One was a 'pay it forward' we did for a rescue that helped us with another dog a couple of months ago. The other had puppies a couple of months ago and we wanted to make sure she got spayed before she went into heat again. The fees for her services were covered through the Riverside County Department of Animal Services Health Pet Zone Fund. We are grateful for the help that fund has been providing on a weekly basis. The third pet was a female kitten. Looks like our 'all female day' was a success! "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"... Bottled waters, ARCO fuel cards, wet kitten food, wet cat food, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company and Max and Neo medium dog collar were shared.

#2065, #2066 & #2067 Get 'The Works' 1-24-2024
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Tuesday's Treasures 1-23-2024

My first stop of the day was off of Mission Blvd. in Rubidoux. On my last visit with the dog there, I tried to fit her with a jacket but did not have one large enough. I had gotten more since that time so I wanted to be sure she received one as well as other needed supplies. When I left that location, I drove to Fairmount Park to speak to one of the pet's companions about a motel room. They missed getting one at Christmas so I plan to use funds from our most recent fundraiser. We did not get all of the funds yet but there is enough to rent a few rooms. When we were done, I drove to another area of the park. Everything was so wet and I figured people would be at the covered picnic tables with their pets. There were five dogs there and I visited with four of them. The fifth was not friendly so I Just tossed treats to him. After that, my plan was to go to our PO Box and not visit anymore pets. However, there is a Walgreen's right by the Post Office and I wanted to stop to get some pink, red and white milk chocolate M&M's to add to the ingredients of cookies I made the other day. When I came out of the store, there was a young man there with his dog. He did not need dog food but he said he could use a few other supplies I had and he was hungry. I gave him my last Subway card, supplies and fed treats to the dog. By the time we were done, it was lunchtime and I headed home... Bottled waters, Subway gift cards, socks, gloves, emergency blankets, hot hands hand and toe warmers, handmade pet jackets, collapsible pet dish, medium stainless steel pet dish, doggie waste bags, 2 Max and Neo leashes, bully sticks and buffalo tendon chews were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 1-23-2024
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Sunday On The Streets 1-21-2024

We were originally supposed to have rain all day today but the skies were fairly clear so I decided to head out and do my daily travels. I did not have a set plan but was able to visit with eight pets…… I started on the Eastside with a family that is only available on Sundays. I am unable to get there weekly but do try to make it once or twice a month. This morning was one of those times. Because I knew I would be nearby, I told another family that I could meet them at Bobby Bonds Park, if they still needed supplies. They said they could so after I finished with 'Scamp' and 'Joey', I drove to the park to meet with 'Buddy' and his family. When I left that location, I drove to Fairmount Park. I made two stops there. I visited with and provided supplies for one dog and then I visited with and provided supplies for four more in another area of the park. One of the dog's is not neutered and his companion doesn't want him to be. I don't provide them with pet food and other supplies but I always make sure the dog gets treats and a chew stick. After leaving the park, I went home to get things ready for friends to come over later. I made lasagna, oven roasted vegetables and a variety of sugar free and regular baked goods. I don't get to 'entertain' the way I did years ago so I was very much looking forward to the company... Bottled waters, canned pastas, emergency blankets, hot hands hand and toe warmers, handmade pet jackets, Inaba Churus, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Twins for Dogs, 2 bags of small tender bites for small dogs, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, squeaky balls including one Kong ball, plush squeaky dog toys, bully sticks, kabob chew sticks and buffalo tendon chews were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 1-21-2024
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Saturday's Smiles 1-20-2024

The weather forecast said rain today, Sunday and Monday. My daily travels are done regardless but if the rain is coming down hard, I am usually unable to connect with those we provide services for. It was not raining this morning when I was ready to go out so I took my chances. I left a little earlier than usual and headed out to an encampment I normally go to on Saturdays. It was overcast but not raining so I was able to meet with most of the people and pets at that location. There are more camps located a longer distance from the street but I did not want to take a chance on going there and getting caught in a downpour. As it turned out, the rain stayed away and I was able to visit with and provide supplies for six pets. When I was leaving that location, a call came in from someone needing dog food. He and his dog live in his car and they were parked near our PO Box. I told him to give me about twenty minutes to get over there. We met and I provided supplies for the dog. I went to the PO Box right after that and it started sprinkling. When I came back out it was coming down pretty hard. I am just grateful I was able to do what needed to be done. I will have to see how things go tomorrow and the day after that... Bottled waters, handmade pet jacket, Max and Neo leash, Inaba Churus, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Twins for Dogs, small bag of adult dog food, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, wet puppy food and buffalo tendon chews were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 1-20-2024
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Friday's Furry Friends 1-19-2024

Today I realized that we are in need of Wet Cat Food, Small Bags of Senior Dog Food, Small Bags of Small Bites Senior Dog Food, Bully Sticks and Chicken Jerky Treats. If anyone would like to donate, these items can be found on our Chewy and Amazon Wish Lists….Before I headed to the Eastside this morning, I went to our storage units. The reason for doing so was to pick up a couple of dog beds for a family that is finally moving out of the homeless shelter and into an apartment. After picking up the beds, I drove to the Path Of Life Community Shelter to meet with that family. They are leaving today. I am very happy for them and will most likely get to visit now and then when they come to Riverside. While at the shelter, I also visited with another dog and provided needed supplies. From there, I headed back to University Avenue. I spotted 'Solo' and his companion when I was on my way to the shelter and was hoping they were still in the same place. They were still there so I had an opportunity to visit. The dog has a growth that has been dangling for quite some time. Feeding Pets Of The Homeless has helped this pet in the past so they won't be able to assist now but I am hoping Actors and Others For Animals is able to. I believe it needs to be surgically removed and worry about the dog biting it off causing bleeding and/or infection. I was hoping that after all of the years we have been on the streets that I would be able to offer medical care by now but that is not the case. A decrease in funds has caused us to cut back on our regular services so there is no way to offer anything additional. When I left that location, I drove through Rubidoux to see if there was any way I could get someone to commit to getting her dog neutered on Wednesday but she was sleeping and I think the dog was under the tarp with her. Often times, I wake people, if the dog is awake, but he didn't appear to be either so I continued driving. I went to our PO Box next. My daughter has been with me for a couple of days but is going back to work today so I headed home while she was still there. We are expecting quite a bit of rain so I am not sure what the next few days will be like but I will do my best to keep up with my daily travels and help where possible... Bottled waters, Max and Neo fleece, dog beds, pet ear wash, collapsible pet toy box, plush squeaky pet toys, squeaky ball, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of senior dog food, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churu Bites, chicken jerky treats and kabob chew sticks and buffalo tendon chews were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 1-19-2024
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Thursday's Treasures 1-18-2024

I had an appointment this morning but had time to go to the motel and check on the pets that received 'the works' yesterday. We normally don't put people with cats in rooms anymore but because it was so cold last night, we did put the cats in a room for one night. One of them would not come out from behind the bed and night stand but I was told he is doing fine. While in the room, I also visited the cats canine 'sister' and their female cat that got 'the works' two weeks ago. She had developed an infection and when taken back to the clinic at animal services was given meds for that. I also visited the puppy that was provided with 'the works' thanks to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services Healthy Pet Zone Fund. He had thrown up yesterday, upon pick up, but was doing great today. When I left the motel, I drove around Jurupa Valley for about thirty minutes but did not find anyone with pets. I did receive a call from my daughter who had taken my dog 'Sammy' to get his teeth cleaned. They said his blood work was good but he had a heart murmur and it wouldn't be safe to put him under or an elective surgery. He is about 15+ years old and I was not willing to risk it either. Not happy about his bad breath but thankful he is breathing... Chicken jerky treats and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 1-18-2024
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#2062, #2063, and #2064 Get 'The Works' 1-17-2024

We did not have any appointments available to us at the Mary S. Robert's spay/neuter clinic but did have three pets scheduled at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services spay/neuter clinic. There were two male kittens and one male puppy. The puppy's services were paid for by Riverside County Animal Services with the Healthy Pet Zone Fund. We thank the, for covering those expenses. The kitten's services and the motel rooms were paid for by Taking It To The Streets with Lori and Shira."One by one we get them done ,because the only way to combat pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our shelters is to spay and neuter"... ARCO fuel cards, handmade pet jacket, Max and Neo fleece blanket, doggie waste bags, small bag of puppy food and puppy training pads were shared.

#2062, #2063, and #2064 Get 'The Works' 1-17-2024
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Tuesday's Treasures 1-16-2024

My plans this morning involved a puppy needing assistance and meeting a group of people and their pets from an area of the river bottom closest to Grand Avenue. When they need supplies, they always mention it is for 'the rock pile 'and we always meet at the same place. So many times I receive phone calls from people saying they are in the river bottom but that doesn't really tell me much. There are six or more different river bottom outlets that I go to so I always ask them to explain where they are in relation to some of the areas I am familiar with. I often hear people who complain about the homeless in the river bottom and they act as if all of the homeless are in one location. Mandy don't realize that the river bottom goes for many miles in opposite directions. In any case, I never got to meet the person with the puppy. We would have had to meet in the parking lot of Riverside County Animal Services, because they stay near there in the river bottom. Our PO Box is not far from there so I am sure we will catch up in the near future. I did meet with three people and four pets at the 'yellow gate'. I was able to visit with each dog and distribute needed supplies. When I left that location, I drove to where the wife of our 'web master' works so I could drop off a bag of homemade baked goods and a few things for their cats. From there, I went to our PO Box and picked up a few things from the grocery store before heading home... Bottled waters, socks, hot hands hand and toe warmers, emergency blankets, k-9 hip and joint chews, Max and Neo large collar, Inaba Churu Bites, wet dog food, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of senior dog food, small bag of tender small bites, individual package of chicken jerky, chicken jerky treats, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 1-16-2024
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Monday On The Move 1-15-2024

I made arrangements to meet someone at Fairmount Park this morning. It was to give him the ashes and paw print of his dog that passed away recently. While I was there, I visited with other dogs and distributed a few supplies. From there, I drove out to a river bottom outlet in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley. I was going to meet a dog that is getting 'the works' on the 24th of this month. Her companion mentioned that she can get aggressive and I wanted to see for myself. She was very timid and sweet with me so I think it should be ok. I will suggest that the clinic have a muzzle ready, just incase. I gave her companion few supplies and then drove towards Rubidoux. I noticed a dog with his companion, on one of the side streets. She has made two last minute cancelations to have the dog neutered. I was not going to stop for them anymore but I really wanted to see how the dog was doing. As usual, he was excited to see me and in need of a longer tether. Sometimes I see him running loose which is dangerous but it is not fair to keep him on a short tether. It seems as if the companion is always losing things or having them stolen so I am not sure what to do at this point but I will try to keep an eye on them. I am still willing to neuter the dog but will not agree to an appointment, unless someone gives me a 100% assurance that the dog will be there. I was having lunch with a friend today and did not have much time before I needed to go home and get changed but I still drove past one more spot where I thought I might find people with pets. They were not there, so I headed home... Bottled waters, large bag of recyclables, Inaba Churu Bites, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Max and Neo collar, Max and Neo leash, handmade pet jacket, doggie waste bags, chicken jerky treats, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Monday On The Move 1-15-2024
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Sunday On The Streets 1-14-2024

My first stop of the day was at Veteran's Memorial Park in Jurupa Valley where I visited a dog and provided supplies. From there, I drove out to another location in Jurupa Valley where I visited with four dogs and provided supplies for them as well as the cats that are part of this family. My final stop was in Riverside behind the Speedway on Jurupa and Van Buren. I visited a dog there and provided supplies. I was hoping to visit with one more pet but the car she stays in with her companion was not where I usually find them so I headed home... Bottled waters, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Churus, Inaba Juicy Bites, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, wet cat food, small bag of cat food, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, Max and Neo collar, Max and Neo leash, handmade pet jacket, squeaky Kong balls, plush squeaky toy, chicken jerky treats, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 1-14-2024
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Saturday's Smiles 1-13-2024

I still have laryngitis, which is making it hard for me to talk to people, but I was able to get through whatever I had to do today without totally losing my voice….My first stop of the day was scheduled for a river bottom outlet in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley. I was supposed to meet with a woman who has two dogs that have previously received 'the works'. Her brother's dog had a litter a couple of months ago and needs our services. She said the dog can be aggressive so I wanted to meet her, before her actual appointment. Nobody was there when I arrived so I texted a few times as well as called. The phone rang and rang but did not allow me to leave a voicemail so I finally left. The companion called me a couple of hours later and said she overslept. We agreed to try again on Monday. I will not spay the dog, until I have seen her…My next stop was in Grand Terrace. In addition to visiting six pets and distributing supplies, Tecla Samtoi (the woman who makes those nice fleece pet jackets for us) was meeting with me to give me thirty four more jackets. I had run out of the larger sizes and she made more. She won't accept money and doesn't really eat sugar so I wasn't sure what to do for her. However, when I asked if she would eat homemade sugar free banana chocolate chip bread she said she would so I was finally able to do a little something for her. When I left that location, I went to get fuel and then to our PO Box where there were pet supply donations waiting for pick up... Bottled waters, emergency blankets, hot hands hand warmers, rain poncho, bandana and beanie set, Cosequin supplements for dogs, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, wet puppy food, small bag of senior dog food, small bag of puppy dog food, chicken jerky treats and buffalo tendons were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 1-13-2024
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Friday's Furry Friends 1-12-2024

I started my morning on the Eastside in the parking lot of the Path of Life Community Shelter. The plan was to meet someone at Hunter Park next. After that, I was supposed to meet the companion of 'Johnson' at Fairmount Park so I could give him his dog's ashes and paw print…That was the plan but not how things went. When I arrived at Hunter Park, the person I was going to meet was not there. I tried to call but got her voicemail. After that, I spent some time- driving around the Eastside. I thought I might find her van parked somewhere else but I did not. I was unable to find another dog and his companion as well so I continued on to Fairmount Park. The person I was supposed to meet was not there and his phone went straight to voicemail so I knew it was not charged. He later called and apologized and said he was dealing with code enforcement and had barely gotten a small charge on his phone. I was supposed to meet Christine Langdon at our storage units, after she picked up our monthly recurring donation of pet food from the Star Milling Company but that wasn't for another hour so I made a stop at home. I gave my dog a potty break and took the vitamins I forgot to take earlier and went out for a second time. On the way, I drove past one area looking for a couple of dogs and their companions. I was going to go see them, after we unloaded the pet food but nobody was in the area so that never happened. When all was said and done, I put the normal amount of miles on my vehicle but only visited with two pets. Thankfully, any day I visit with even one pet is still a good day. It might not be as productive as I would like it to be but it is still a day giving service... Bottled waters, Inaba Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, small bag of small bites for seniors, chicken jerky treats, buffalo tendons and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 1-12-2024
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Thursday's Treasures 1-11-2024

Last night, we reserved seven rooms at the Motel6. Ten dogs were able to sleep in a warm, comfy place. Three of those dogs received 'the work's yesterday. The other rooms were paid for by a generous donor who sent money at Christmas for this purpose. My allergies and laryngitis were not at all happy with the strong winds we had today. I was in and out of motel rooms so I only spent half my time dealing with that. I managed to visit with all but one of the pets we had in the rooms. I am not sure if the gentleman already checked out or if my banging on the door did not wake him but eight others received the usual goodies as well as needed supplies. There was one more dog that was in a room too. I got distracted in the parking lot with someine else and then forgot to go up to her room. When I left the motel, I drove over to the Jurupa Valley City Hall to take care of our business registration, Riverside's was handled at the end of last year for this year but I hadn't gotten to Jurupa Valley's until today. I was there for nearly an hour and the winds were even stronger by the time I was done so I didn't bother checking our PO Box and drove home... Bottled waters, pet wipes, cold weather kit, hot hands hand warmers, fleece blanket, handmade pet jackets, medium and large stainless steel pet dishes, medium collar and leash set, 14 pound bag of puppy food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of senior dog food, small bag of small tender bites dog food, wet dog food, wet puppy food, k9 hip and joint chews, buffalo tendons, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 1-11-2024
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#2059, #2060 & #2061 Get 'The Works' 1-10-2024

It was 38 degrees, when I left the house this morning. I definitely did not want to go outside but was thankful to be doing so in order to get pets spayed/neutered today. We don't have appointments at Mary S. Robert's again until the 24th of this month but thankfully we do have three appointments available to us at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. We had three pets getting 'the works' today. I asked them to srrive at 7:30am and I also asked Tracey Cleary to arrive at the same time so I could get some items she wanted to donate.The pets scheduled were a female and two males. One of the males was from a litter the female had. He was the sole survivor of that litter. Both of the males were Rottweilers weighing in at 119 and 94 pounds. The female's services are being covered under Riverside Animal Service's Healthy Pet Zone Fund which was definitely a big help today. Tomorrow, I will go to the motel and check on the dogs that were spayed/neutered. I will also visit with five or six pets that are receiving rooms thanks to a generous donor who paid for rooms as Christmas gifts. We may still have a few more that did not receive rooms and then that will be done. Next, we will put people and pets in rooms for a night from our most recent fundraiser. I hope to do that at the end of the month or beginning of next month, when I know how much money there is to work with. "One by one we get them done, because the only way to combat pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our shelters is to spay and neuter"... ARCO fuel cards, canned soup, canned pork and beans, canned fruit, cereal bars, cookie packs, beef sticks, large collar and leash set, Max and Neo medium dog leash, Tiller Tugs leash, Max and Neo fleece blankets, small fleece blanket, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of tender bites for small dogs, Inaba Twins for dogs and wet dog food were shared.

#2059, #2060 & #2061 Get 'The Works' 1-10-2024
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Tuesday's Treasures 1-09-2024

My first two stops were in Rubidoux. One was a scheduled visit and the other just happened by chance. When I left that location, I drove over to Fairmount Park. I had made arrangements to meet the companion of two dogs so I could give him a double leash that was made and donated by Tiller Tugs. While I was there with them, I also visited with a couple of other dogs. After leaving the park, I drove to the downtown Salvation Army but did not see anyone with pets so I went to get fuel, check out PO Box and headed home... Bottled waters, Max and Neo fleece blanket, Tiller Tugs double leash, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet puppy food, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats, collapsible pet dish, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 1-09-2024
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Monday On The Move 1-08-2024

It was very windy this morning. Because my allergies were already acting up, I decided to stay out for two hours or less. After dropping off a return at the UPS store, I drove over to Jurupa and Van Buren to look for someone I had offered a room to but was unable to call to confirm. I did see him and his dog this morning and they will be going to the motel this Wednesday. I also spoke to someone else about his two dogs. He has mother and son Akitas that need 'the works'. I am hoping tog et them set up on our next available date which is the 24th of this month. When I left that location, I drove over to Veterans Memorial Park in Jurupa Valley. There was a van there that belongs to someone I visit regularly but neither he nor his dog seemed to be awake so I left pretty quickly. I took a drive around the Motel6 and surrounding area but did not find anyone else with pets. I had only been out for ninety minutes but there was nowhere else nearby to go so I headed home to get ready for an 11am zoom meeting... Bottled waters, chicken jerky treats, collapsible pet dish and buffalo tendons were shared.

Monday On The Move 1-08-2024
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Saturday's Smiles 1-06-2024

I got some baking done this morning and then went to a nearby tire place to have two of my tires checked. One seemed to have a slow leak and I wasn't comfortable driving out of town. I left my vehicle there and walked home. About an hour later, Wendy Kelly met me at my house so she could ride out to Grand Terrace with me. We walked over to get my vehicle and found out there was a nail in one of the tires. Nothing abnormal for the work I do but inconvenient whenever I have to have a tire repaired or replaced. When we went to Grand Terrace, I was finally able to give one of the gentleman a tether extender for when he has to have his dog tied up. As I have mentioned, he does that for his dog's safety due to their location. He was thankful for the extender. While we were there, we visited with four dogs in the front field and then took a walk further back to where there are other encampments. We met a new dog with a couple I had never seen before. They have a senior dog that is already spayed but they need their young er dog done. I am hoping we are able to do that towards the end of this month. While visiting them, a dog we have provided services for came running over to see us so she got treats too. We only made one more stop and that was at our PO Box. Because I never made it to Stater Brothers yesterday, I dropped Wendy off at her vehicle and went to the store before heading home... ottled waters, tether extender, Kong squeaky ball, squeaky nerf balls for dogs, wet puppy food, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, chicken jerky treats, bully sticks, buffalo tendons and bully slices were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 1-06-2024
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Friday's Furry Friends 1-05-2024

I spent this morning on the Eastside. My first stop was at the Path of Life Community Shelter where I visited with a companion and her two dogs that are going to be moving to their new home soon. I also met a new dog that is already spayed but not microchipped or vaccinated. We normally don't cover the chips and vaccinations, unless we spay and neuter but I am making an exception so the dog can stay in the kennels and her companion can have a bed in the shelter. When I left that location I met someone at Hunter Park. I was unable to put her and her dog in a motel room recently but she will finally be able to make it this coming Wednesday. My next stop was not planned but as I was driving I saw a gentleman pushing a small dog in a stroller. I recognized them and pulled into a nearby parking lot to visit. After that, I drove through Rubidoux, went to our PO Box and was going to stop at Stater Brothers. However, the entire parking lot was empty and there were Sheriff's blocking the entrances. I noticed all of the employees standing near the tire shop. I called the Sheriff's Department to find out what was going on and they told me that a construction crew busted a gas line. There were evacuations taking place but I never had to leave. It still scared me and to make matter worse, about twenty minutes later I heard a boom and my house shook causing two photos to fall off of a shelf. I wasn't sur if it was the gas line issue or an earthquake. Turned out to be an earthquake but it still shook me up. (No pun intended!)... Bottled waters, bandana and beanie sets, handmade pet jacket, doggie waste bags, plush pet toy, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churus, chicken jerky treats, 2 small bags of adult dog food, medium stainless steel pet dish, kabob chew sticks, buffalo tendons and bully slices were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 1-05-2024
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Thursday's Treasures 1-04-2024

I spent the morning at the Jurupa Valley Motel6 visiting the two dogs that received 'the works' yesterday, checking on the cat that received 'the works' yesterday and visiting with pets in rooms that were paid for by a generous donor as Christmas gifts. I visited ten pets and provided needed supplies. When I left the motel, I made a brief stop at home, went to get my nails done and then stopped at our PO Box... Bottled waters, ARCO fuel card, medium collar and leash set, handmade pet jackets, Inaba Churus, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, small bag of senior dog food, small bag of small bites senior dog food, small bag of tender small bites for small dogs dog food, small bag of adult dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, kabob chew sticks, buffalo tendons and bully sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 1-04-2024
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#2056, #2057 & #2058 Get 'The Works' 1-03-2024

The rain was pouring down this morning which had me concerned about people making it to their spay/neuter appointments. That concern turned out to be unwarranted. Even though one of the people showed up half an hour late, she did make it and we were able to get two dogs and a cat checked in for 'the works'. Mary S. Robert's did not carry over our weekly appointments soon enough so we got pushed up to starting this year there on January 24th. That means we have less appointments available to us for the next few weeks. The good thing is that Riverside County Department of Animal Services is allowing us three appointments and one will be fully covered financially by their 'Healthy Pet Zone Fund'. I have met multiple times with the Director and Assistant Director and they wanted to help suppor tour work. Each week, one pet residing in the Riverside County will receive 'the works' through this fund. If none of our pets are in the county then the appointment will carry over. This is almost like receiving a Grant. We may not be getting the funds directly but what they are doing for us will still help us financially. We normally do two to four pets per week. This will allow us to add one more, without the cost. I am so grateful to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services for their Generosity and Support. "One by one we get them done, because the only way to combat pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our shelters is to spay and neuter." ARCO fuel cards were shared.

#2056, #2057 & #2058 Get 'The Works' 1-03-2024
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Tuesday's Treasures 1-02-2024

I started the morning over by Jurupa and Van Buren, looking for a couple of people with pets who are supposed to be getting motel rooms this week. I did not find anyone there so I continued driving to Ryan Bonominio Park and the Old Pine Center. I did not have any luck at either of those places. After that, I drove through Fairmount Park but did not see anyone with pets and was going to run out to Grand Terrace to drop off a tether extender to someone there. However, while I was driving I saw someone I knew with his two dogs. He was flying a sign near the freeway offramp. I drove up the street and turned around. When I passed him I yelled out the window but he did not hear me so I pulled back into Fairmount Park. At that time, 'Ruckus' and his companion were there as was 'Bambi'. We visited for a bit and then I walked over to Market Street trying to get the attention of the gentleman with the dogs. He finally saw and heard me and came over to the park. When we were done, I drove out to our storage units to pick up a few cases of water. I did not have room in my vehicle, when I was there the other day. I then made another stop to get batteries put in watches that were no longer running. My final stop was our PO Box. Our bill for 2024 is $248.00. I was going to pay it but the line was very long so I will try again tomorrow... Bottled waters, chicken jerky treats and buffalo tendons were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 1-02-2024
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Monday On The Move ~ New Year's Day 2024

On Saturday, I made arrangements ot meet woth some people from the river bottom by the Anerican Legion at Fairmount Park. I made that my first stop but nobody showed. Neither person has a working phone sp there wasn't much I could do. When I left the park, I decided to drive out to a location in Jurupa Valley. I took the 60 freeway to Valley Way. When I was at the offramp, there was a woman flying a sign. She had a dog with her and it was one we provided 'the works' for sometimes ago, after Feeding Pets of The Homeless took care of the expenses for the wounds he received from a dog attacking him. I had not seen them in about a year and there was nowhere to pull over. I told the companion that I was going to make a stop at the motel and would come back. I went to the motel and when I was done I drove back by the offramp. I put down the window and told her to meet me at the AM/PM across the street. They walked over and I was able to visit with the dog and provide needed supplies. My final stop was at a location not too far from Agate Park. I visited with some of the pets and provided a few supplies, before calling it a day... Bottled waters, Christmas candy, Max and Neo fleece, chicken jerky treats, Inaba Churus Bites, Inaba Churu Rolls, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Churus for cats, wet dog food, wet cat food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Stap Milling Company, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks,buffalo tendons, collapsible pet dish and a handmade pet jacket were shared.

Monday On The Move ~ New Year's Day 2024
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