Taking It To The Streets With Lori And Shira  

Journal - February 2024

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Thursday's Treasures 2-29-2024

I went out twice today. The first time was to meet someone from the river bottom with his dog. We did this in the parking lot at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. While I was there, I also had the companion of 'Solo' meet with me. After he dropped the dog off for surgery, we met. I gave him some gift cards and a bag of snacks to take to the motel when he picks his dog up this afternoon. When we were done, I drove home for s bit and then headed over to the Jurupa Valley Motel6. One of the people whose dogs were spayed yesterday never showed up but the others did. I checked on a male and female dog that received 'the works' as well as a dog who was vaccinated and flea/tick treated. When I left the motel, I went to our PO Box, back home and then to a personal appointment I had at 11am... Bottled waters, xl hand warmers, ARCO fuel card, Burger King gift card, canned ravioli, cracker packs, cereal bars, cookie packs, beef sticks, puppy training pads, small bag of small bites dog food, handmade pet jacket, wet dog food, Inaba Churu Bites, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Twins for cats, small bag of cat food, bully stick, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats, Inaba chicken fillets and a Tiller Tug leash were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 2-29-2024
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#2078,#2079,#2080 & #2081 Get 'The Works' 2-28-2024

This month was one of our lowest number of spays and neuters for one month. Our total for February was 11. We have had to cut back due to our finances but the number was mainly due to the fact that so many people were unable to secure rides to get their pets to the clinic, even with us helping a little with the fuel costs. It is very disappointing, especially when people are willing and eager to let us provide these services. We had six pets scheduled for 'the works' today. Three at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services and three at Mary S. Roberts. Shortly after I arrived at the first clinic, the gentleman with a mama dog and one of her six month old puppies arrived. The mama is four and has had four litters. He said she is in heat now so I am grateful they made it. There was a second person with our third dog but even though he said he had a ride and a back up ride, he was a no show. I was really hoping to make up for all of the now show's last week but that's now what happened. I stayed at that clinic until nearly 8:30 but when I was sure they weren't coming, I went home for a short time to feed my dog, before going to the second clinic. When I arrived at the second clinic, one of the pet's was already there with his companion as well as a 'sibling' that we were providing vaccinations for so she can sleep in the kennels at the Path of Life Community Shelter. We had a female cat scheduled with confirmation last night for the appointment. The companion did not answer calls or texts. I waited forty-five minutes for them but that was it. I did get a call around 1pm apologizing but that did not change the fact that an appointment was wasted and her female cat was not spayed. The third pet scheduled was a boxer. I received a call around 11am saying that she seemed to have had a seizure, when they went to put her under so they needed to speak to the companion. I already approved an IV catheter but they wanted to order blood and fecal tests too. Even though their prices are fair, they have gone up quite a bit and we just don't have funds for those types of extras. I was able to reach her companion and they signed a waiver so the dog could get 'the works'. When I left the second clinic, I drove out to our storage to pick up more pet food and treats, checked our PO Box and headed home. "One by one we get them done, because the only way to combat pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our shelters is to spay and neuter"... Bottled waters, ARCO fuel cards, canned ravioli, cracker packs, cereal bars, cookie packs, beef sticks, wet dog food, Inaba Churu Bites, large leash, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Max and Neo leash, small leash and 2 medium collars were shared.

#2078,#2079,#2080 & #2081 Get 'The Works' 2-28-2024
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Tuesday's Treasures 2-27-2024

I started my morning by joining a couple of people in a 7:30am zoom meeting. They are interested in starting an organization similar to ours in the desert and wanted to discuss how we got started and how things have evolved over the years. We met for a little over an hour and they may even come here, at some point, to join me in my daily travels. When our meeting was over, I loaded my vehicle and headed out for the day. I was supposed to meet someone at the dog park but she never got back to me and did not answer my call so I continued driving to Fairmount Park. I did not see anyone there with pets and decided to take a drive through Rubidoux. I saw a few tents set up but did not see anyone outside of them. I had been driving around for about an hour but did not want to call it quits, when I hadn't even visited with one pet. I decided to drive out to an area of Riverside by Van Buren and Jurupa where I sometimes find people with pets. I found a couple right away. One of the dog's we have provided services for. The other was a Frenchie. She had a litter recently but her companion did not want her spayed. I was frustrated but there was nothing I could do. When I was about to leave, I spotted a gentleman on a bike and he had two dogs with him. We have spayed the mama and the two he had with them, awhile back. I had not seen them in quite some time. They needed a few things so I parked my vehicle and provided those items. By the time we were done, I needed to get back home so I called it a day... Bottled waters, rain poncho, handmade pet jackets, collapsible pet dish, large trash bags, xl hand warmers, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, individual bags of treats and buffalo tendons were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 2-27-2024
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Monday On The Move 2-26-2024

I haven't been able to reach a couple of people who have spay/neuter appointments for Wednesday so my first order of business was to try and find them. I started on the Eastside at the Path of Life Community Shelter. I was able to find the companion of one of the dog's and I took down the information for that dog and one that needs vaccinated for the kennels. When I left that location, I drove out to Grant Terrace. I parked near the spot I usually stop at in order to meet someone who needed supplies. I did not have enough with me the other day, so I went back today. It was sprinkling when I was there but not raining hard so I drove through Rubidoux, looking for the gentleman with the mama dog and puppies that are supposed to get spayed. I did not see him at the place he sometimes works and I could not find his camp. I did find another dog and his companion. I visited with them and provided supplies. I also asked that they tell the gentleman with the three dogs that I really need to speak to him. When I left that location I went home in order to make it in time for a zoom meeting at 11am... Bottled waters, large trash bags, xl hand warmers, small squeaky Kong ball, Inaba Churus, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Chicken Fillets, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, bully slices, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Monday On The Move 2-26-2024
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Sunday On The Streets 2-25-2024

Every few months, INABA donates pet treats and toppers to us. This morning, I made arrangements to meet the woman who is kind enough to bring these to us. When we got everything out of her vehicle, we put most of the boxes in one of our storage units and I loaded a few into my vehicle as well. I also grabbed a few more bags of dog and cat food. Needless to say my back seat and rear hatch were full. I did not have time to go home, drop some of it off and go back out. I decided to drive to a few areas of Riverside and Jurupa Valley where I often visit pets with their companions. I did not find anyone at the first location but did find someone at the second. While looking for a dog we recently spayed, I found someone with a puppy. He wanted vaccinations but was not willing to spay/neuter. I explained what we do and don't do and left my card. I also ran into another gentleman with a puppy but he did not want to spay or neuter either. It is so frustrating that with all of the pets being euthanized in our shelters, that people won't even give permission for us to do something that will cost them zero dollars. At this point, I decided to call it a day. I needed a few items to continue baking this week and made a brief stop at the grocery store, before going home. I am hoping that tomorrow is more productive... Bottled waters, large trash bags, xl hand warmers, handmade pet jackets, medium stainless steel pet dish, Inaba Chicken Fillets, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats and a bully stick were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 2-25-2024
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Saturday's Smiles 2-24-2024

On my way to Grant Terrace, I saw a gentleman walking on Rubidoux Blvd. towards the recycling center with his two dogs. One had a broken leash and the other had no collar or leash. I pulled over to the side of the road to see what I had for them. I did not have large sturdy leash for one of them but I did have a collar and leash for the other. I told their companion that I will put out a plea for a harness and leash for his larger dog. After giving the dogs treats and distributing supplies, I continued on to Grand Terrace. While I was there, I visited four dogs and distributed supplies for them as well as a couple of dogs that I did not have time to go and see. I will catch up with the two I missed, early next week. When I left that location, I drove to our PO Box and called it a day... Bottled waters, tie out trolley cable, large leash, Max and Neo medium dog collar, emergency blankets, xl hand warmers, handmade pet jackets, doggie waste bags with flashlight leash clip, Inaba Churu Bites, wet dog food, small bag of AvoDerm dog food, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats, bully slices and bully sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 2-24-2024
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Friday's Furry Friends 2-23-2024

I was asked to meet someone at the Path of life Community Shelter, this morning, so that was my first stop. When I arrived, the person and pet were not there but there was someone in the parking lot with two dogs. We had actually met before when she was staying in her car at Fairmount Park. She is now in the Path of Life shelter with her dogs. One of the dogs needs 'the works' and the other just needs vaccinated for the kennels. I am hoping to get that done during the next week or two. When I left that location, I received a call from someone else staying at the Path of Life shelter. She needed wet dog food so I turned around and went back to give her some. My next stop was on the Eastside for 'Solo'. I discussed the dog's upcoming surgery and distributed a few supplies. My final stop was at Fairmount Park. The person and pet I was planning to meet were not there but other people were there with their pets so I visited them and distributed supplies. From there, I drove home and got changed to go meet a friend and 'Taking It To The Streets' volunteer for lunch. We had some catching up to do and I was happy to spend some time with her... Bottled waters, handmade pet jackets, doggie waste bags with flashlight leash clip, Inaba Churu Bites, wet puppy food, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, bully slices, buffalo tendon chews and bully sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 2-23-2024
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Thursday's Treasures 2-22-2024

This morning, I was joined by Wendy Kelly, when I went out to do my daily travels. The first thing we did was go to my charity's storage units. Wendy has a friend whose company will be donating sleeping bags and we wanted to see how much room was available for storing them. While there, I loaded some pet food and then we headed out to meet someone in Rubidoux. The person we were meeting called yesterday regarding his female dog and her four six month old puppies. We are scheduled to spay the mama and two puppies on Wednesday the 28th. The companion said this is the fourth litter for the mama and he doesn't want anymore. He can't really keep all of the puppies either. I am going to try and raise funds to get them all spayed/neutered, in hopes of a rescue taking them in. While on our way to visit this gentleman, I saw someone I knew on Rubidoux Blvd. I have been looking for this person for awhile so I was grateful to find him and his dog today. He was sick so we kept our distance but the dog got some goodies and we left needed supplies for both of them. From there we visited the mama dog and three of her puppies, before going to Fairmount Park. We visited two dogs there and I left a message for someone else to meet with me tomorrow, after I go to the Eastside. When we left the park, I took Wendy back to her car and called it a day... Bottled waters, roll of large trash bags, socks, x-tra large hand warmers, rain ponchos, emergency blankets, Max and Neo fleece blankets, 14 pound bag of puppy food, wet puppy food, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, buffalo tendon chews and bully sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 2-22-2024
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Monday On The Move 2-19-2024

I started my day going to the Path of Life Community Shelter on the Eastside. I needed to speak to a couple whose dog is getting spayed on Wednesday and had been unable to reach them by phone. Before I got to the shelter, I saw a woman on Massachusetts. She stays at the shelter as well but was out with her dog. I pulled over to visit with them and then parked at the shelter. The people I was looking for were out so I left a message and made a call to the companion of another dog. I had been trying to help connect him with Actors and Others for Animals about a growth that has been growing and tearing. The companion was able to get a vet visit approved and made an appointment for this afternoon. When I left that location, I drove by the Old Pine Center and Ryan Bonominio Park. I saw a dog that resembled one we used to provide services for. That particular dog had supposedly moved to another state a couple of months ago. It turns out that they never left, for reason too long to go into here, and they were in Rubidoux. I was only about fifteen minutes away so I drove over to where they were. After our visit, I went home for a bit and then met a friend for lunch. Not sure what the rain is going to be like tomorrow so I don't know what my schedule will be like. I have a dental appointment so I had not planned on doing too much anyway but can hopefully go out for a bit... Bottled waters, x-tra large hand warmers, emergency blankets, rain ponchos, individual bags of dog treats, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, wet dog food, collapsible pet dishes, handmade pet jacket, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.

Monday On The Move 2-19-2024
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Sunday On The Streets 2-18-2024

It was drizzling when I left the house this morning but the sun kept peeking out and there never was any rain. Because I did not get out to Grand Terrace yesterday, I made it my first stop today. When I arrived, six dogs came running over to me. Most were wet and muddy and jumped all over me. One of the dogs was not supposed to be out there with us so his companion came and got him but the other five stuck around for treats and bully sticks and/or buffalo tendons. Once their companions were given needed supplies, I left. I stopped at an ARCO station near a freeway onramp and then headed out to Jurupa Valley. I visited a family with cats and dogs, distributing needed supplies. When I was done there, I went to pick up a card for someone and then called it a day. We are expecting rain for the next few days so I will have to wait and see what that means for my daily travels... Bottled waters, cookie packs, x-tra large hand warmers, emergency blankets, rain ponchos, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats, wet dog food, Inaba Twins for dogs, 3 small bags of cat food, wet cat food, Inaba Churus, Inaba Churu Bites, Inaba Churu Rolls, plush squeaky toys, buffalo tendons and bully sticks were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 2-18-2024
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Saturday's Smiles 2-17-2024

It was drizzling this morning but it wasn't enough to warrant staying inside. I had planned to go to Grand Terrace, like I do most Saturdays, but someone had run out of dog food a couple of days ago and I did not want to make her wait any longer. I met her and her dog on Mission Blvd. in Rubidoux. When I left that location I went to Fairmount Park to check on the dog that had been impounded and was neutered on Friday. While at the park I visited with three dogs and distributed supplies. I considered going out to Grand Terrace, when we were done, but I needed to pick something up at Magnolia Center and decided not to. I tried contacting one of the people in Grand Terrace to let her know I would be happy to meet with people tomorrow but I did not hear back. As long as the next storm has nit hit, I will most likely just go then. After I ran my personal errand, I went by our PO Box. I knew there were packages there and I had made room in my my vehicle for them. Unfortunately, none of them has a note with who sent everything. I will do a post tomorrow and see if anyone lets me know it was them... Bottled waters, large bag of recyclables, hand warmers, emergency blankets, rain ponchos, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats, wet dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, small collar, small leash, collapsible pet dish, medium stainless steel pet dish, plush squeaky toys, buffalo tendons and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 2-17-2024
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Friday's Furry Friends 2-16-2024

Early this morning I received a text message from the person (I thought) never showed up at the motel on Wednesday night. I was confused, because she had told me she checked in but the motel said she was a no show. The person never asked me to put the reservation under her boyfriend's name but he is the one who checked in. This caused all kinds of confusion. After a few text messages and phone call to the motel, I paid for the room and got it straightened out. Even though I was going to the Eastside, I drove out to the motel first so I could check on the recently spayed dog……From there I drove to the Path of Life Community Shelter on the Eastside. I thought I was meeting a few people with their pets but nobody showed up. I had made plans to meet with a family at Hunter Park soon after so I texted them and said I was on my way. This family has been off the street for a few years but we meet every month or so which gives me a chance to visit with their pets. While I was at the park, another dog was there with her companion so I visited with them and distributed a few supplies. When I left that location, I drove across town to our storage units to pick up more pet food and waters. On my way home, I stopped at our PO Box and picked up a package. There was another larger package there but my vehicle was full so I will try to get it tomorrow... Bottled waters, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats, Inaba Churu Pops, Inaba Churus, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, medium harnesses/leash set, small harness/leash set, small Kong squealy balls, buffalo tendons and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 2-16-2024
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#2,077 Gets 'The Works' and Thursday's Treasures 2-15-2024

Before I get into today's travels, I want to share that the impounded dog I had spoken about previously got 'the works' today. His companion had to cover some of the expenses, but we took care of the neuter, microchip, vaccinations and flea/tick treatment. That makes him our #2077... I have been driving a rental, ever since my vehicle went in to be repaired on February 6th. Lat night, they notified me that it was ready for pick up. This morning, I dropped off the rental vehicle and went to get mine. It takes time to get everything unloaded and loaded back up but I had it done a little after 9am. I had a personal appointment at 11am but had plenty of time to go to the Motel6. The cats that received 'the works' yesterday were being kept on someone's home but I wanted to check on the two dogs and another dog that we put in a room. I found out that only one of the dog's that was spayed actually showed up at the motel. The companion texted me last night and said she had checked in but that clearly was not true and she did not answer any of the texts I sent this morning. I just hope all is well with her pet. I did check on the other dog and she was recuperating nicely. I visited a dog whose companion we put in a room, because he just had oral surgery and was not feeling great. I used fundraising money for them. It was cold last night so even though it wasn't raining, it was money well spent. My final visit was with a dog that is staying at the motel. We did not pay for the room but I still had an opportunity to see the dog. When I left the motel, I got fuel, went to our PO Box, ran home to let my dog out for a potty break and was able to make it to my appointment... Bottled waters, individual bags of dog treats, buffalo tendons, kabob chew sticks were shared.

#2,077 Gets 'The Works' and Thursday's Treasures 2-15-2024
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#2073, #2074, #2075 & #2076 Get 'The Works' 2-14-2024

Before I even left my house this morning, I saw a post that a dog I visited yesterday had gone missing. Shortly after, I found out he was taken to the shelter. I am glad he is safe and so was his companion. I was scheduling him to be neutered so this made it easier for me. I approved payment for 'the works' and told his companion she would have to work out the impound, boarding and late license fees with them... We were spaying/neutering at two places today. The first was at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services spay/neuter clinic. One person was supposed to bring a cat and a puppy. He did not have the cat, because he said she took off. The other person showed up with her dog. Both people came later than what I asked but when the dogs were checked in, I gave them supplies and then made a brief stop at home. My second trip was to the Mary S. Robert's spay/neuter clinic. We had one female and one make scheduled for 'the works'. Their companion showed up and they were on time. I had to leave, before they checked in, but I told them to call if there were any issues. When I left that location, I drove to the store to pick up a couple of things. While I was at the light, I noticed a gentleman and his dog on the sidewalk. I put down my window and asked if they needed dog food. He said 'yes' and I pulled into the parking lot. The dog was already neutered and I was happy to share needed supplies. Someone had just stolen their belongings so I was trying to replace a few of those things. After our visit, I went to the store, home and then to meet Erin Gettis who is the Riverside County Director of Animal Services. We were having a lunch/meeting to discuss how the 'Healthy Pet Zone Fund' was going and I had a few ideas I wanted to run past her as well. "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"... Baked Goods for the Staff at Animal Services and Mary S. Robert's, Bottled waters, ARCO fuel cards, McDonald's gift cards, cans of ravioli, cereal bars, cookie packs, cracker packs, beef sticks, hand and toe warmers, handmade pet jackets, wet dog food, wet puppy food, small bag of puppy food, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company and a 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, Max and Neo leash, individual bags of dog treats, medium stainless steel dish and a large stainless steel dish were shared.

#2073, #2074, #2075 & #2076 Get 'The Works' 2-14-2024
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Tuesday's Treasures 2-13-2024

I was not having much success for the first forty five minutes of today's travels. I drove through Rubidoux, Fairmount Park and the downtown Salvation Army but I did not see anyone with pets. The last couple of times I drove to the Path of Life Community Shelter on the Eastside, nobody was outside with their dogs or cats but there was a couple out there today. They have one dog we previously provided 'the works' for and another in need. We scheduled the other dog for February 21st. After our visit was over and I had distributed needed supplies, I drove through Fairmount Park for a second time. I saw a couple of people with pets at one end of the park so I pulled in to visit and give them a few things. As I was leaving, someone in a van called me over to discuss one of her dog's. We had provided 'the works' for the female, years ago, but she has a male that needs those services. I told her to call me this afternoon to set something up for the 28th of the month which is when my next available appointment is. I would have done him on the 21st but I have an appointment at Kaiser and can only do the spay/neuter appointments at Riverside County Animal Services spay/neuter clinic and will not be able to fill any open appointments we have at Mary S. Robert's spay/neuter clinic. That works out just fine anyway, because we cannot afford to do more than three or four in any given week, unless we only did one or two the week prior. I will just keep doing whatever I can with the finances we have. When I left the park, I make a stop at the post office and then headed home... Bottled waters, cans of ravioli, hand and toe warmers, handmade pet jackets, collapsible pet bowls, small bag of senior dog food, small bag of AvoDerm dog food, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, wet puppy food, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, individual bags of dog treats, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Tuesday's Treasures 2-13-2024
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Monday On The Move 2-12-2024

Recently, I received a text from a group of people who live in the river bottom. They identify themselves as coming from 'the rock pile' so I always know what pets are in need. We planned to meet this morning. I was expecting three pets to be there but a fourth followed them so we put a leash on him and I sent food for him too. After our visit, I headed to our storage units to pick up more large bags of pet food. I received another text from someone who stays in her van on the Eastside. I told her I looked for her yesterday but wasn't going back that way today. She agreed to bring the dog to Shamel Park which is not far from our storage units. After I loaded my vehicle, I drove to the park. We visited and I distributed needed supplies before heading to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley. I thought a package might have arrived today but it didn't. I called it a day and went home... Bottled waters, cans of ravioli, rain ponchos, hand and toe warmers, k-9 hip and joint chews, handmade pet jacket, trolly tie out cable, small bag of senior dog food, small bag of small bites for small dogs dog food, small bag of AvoDerm dog food, 2 small bags of AvoDerm cat food, Inaba Churus dogs, 3-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, individual bags of dog treats, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Monday On The Move 2-12-2024
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Sunday On The Streets 2-11-2024

One of the people whose dog we have provided service for asked if we could use dog and cat food. His sister works at a warehouse, and they wanted to donate to an animal charity. We are almost always in need of the small bags, so I said yes. This morning, I drove to the Eastside and picked up the food. I think there were 18 bags of cat food and 12 bags of dog food. (I actually distributed four bags of the dog food and two bags of the cat food on today's travels). I was supposed to meet another person and her dog, while I was there but they were a no show. I was not too far from a couple of dogs I don't get to visit very often so I went there next. When we were done, I drove through downtown Riverside and Rubidoux. I did not find anyone with pets so I continued to an area of Jurupa Valley near Agate Park. I visited with three dogs and a kitty and distributed supplies for them as well as other kitties that are part of their family. I thought I was done for the day and was just going to stop at CircleK for fuel but when I pulled up to the pump, I saw a dog and her companion across the parking lot. When I got out of my vehicle, she came running over. As soon as I was done at the pump, I moved my vehicle and parked by them. We visited and I distributed a few supplies. The companion is having oral surgery next week. He did not get a room this past week, when we did rainy day rooms so I told him we would get him and his dog one on Wednesday, if needed. He will most likely be in a lot of pain and this will give him and the dog a break from the cold evening temperatures... Bottled waters, cans of ravioli, Max and Neo fleece, rain ponchos, hand and toe warmers, large stainless steel pet bowl, Inaba Twins for cats, Inaba Churus for cats, Inaba Twins for dogs, wet dog food, 1 small bag of senior dog food, 3 small bags of dog food, 2 small bags of cat food, bully sticks, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks, individual bags of dog treats and buffalo tendons were shared.

Sunday On The Streets 2-11-2024
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Saturday's Smiles 2-10-2024

The rain seems to have finally passed for a few days but it was replaced with wind. I am not a fan of the wind either but at least I was able to stay dry... Somebody recently posted a photo of a dog and his companion in the Rubidoux area. We have been providing services for them for many years so I looked to find out what was needed. It seems the two of them were soaked and cold and the poster was looking for someone to help with a motel room. I could not comment directly but asked a friend if she would send a message asking the person to call me. I never received a call so I was not sure what happened. Yesterday, I saw the dog and his companion. Unfortunately, I was on my way to storage to wait for our pet food from the Star Milling Company. Because I was going to Grand Terrace this morning, I drove around the area I am usually able to find this duo. I tried for about thirty minutes but was unsuccessful. At this point, if I don't see them on any of my future travels, I will have to wait for someone to make contact. When I realized I was not going to find them, I proceeded to Grand Terrace and stopped at an encampment there. I visited with six pets and provided them with supplies. Nobody else came up from the river bottom and I did not want to walk that far by myself. When I left that location, I drove to Rialto to pickup an online order and then headed back to Jurupa Valley where I stopped at our PO Box. I knew we had packages coming so I wanted to get them. I did just that and then called it a day... Bottled waters, cans of ravioli, rain ponchos, socks, hand and toe warmers, large stainless steel pet bowl, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Twins for cats, Inaba Churus for cats, Inaba Churus for dogs, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, handmade pet jacket, bully sticks, chicken jerky treats, individual bags of dog treats and buffalo tendons were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 2-10-2024
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Friday's Furry Friends 2-09-2024

Our most recent 'Shelter From The Rain' online fundraiser gave me the opportunity to pay for 9 motel rooms, last night. There were approximately 15 pets in those rooms. I was able to meet with and photograph most of them, before I had to leave to unload our monthly pet food donation from the Star Milling Company. Others were offered the same opportunity but either did not have rides/ID's or both. The next time the rain hits, I will try again for those who missed a warm, comfy night. When I left the motel, I drove across town to our storage units to meet Seth Cox. He was kind enough to pick up/deliver and help unload 670 pounds of pet food from the Star Milling Company. In addition, he brought donations of his own. I was planning to go by our PO Box, because some people said they sent a few things but my vehicle was full so I will go tomorrow... Bottled waters, puppy training pads, dry goat's milk, hand and toe warmers, emergency blankets, fleece blankets, small bag of small bites dog food, small leash, small and medium Max and Neo Dog Gear collars, two medium stainless steel pet bowls, 3-17 pound bags of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet cat food, Inaba Churus, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, cat harness and leash set, small leash, medium leash, handmade pet jackets, pet chew toy, kabob chew sticks, bully sticks and buffalo tendons were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 2-09-2024
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Thursday's Treasures 2-08-2024

We are still expecting more rain later tonight but then there is supposed to be a break for the following six days. The sun was shining this morning so I was finally able to try to get back on track with things. Before I even left the house, I spoke to some people in one of the river bottom encampments and made motel reservations for five+ people and pets at that location. I also made a reservation for someone who stays on the eastside. On my way to Fairmount Park, I took a little detour to drop off a bag of goodies to Becky Torres who is the wife of our 'web master' Ralph Torres. Once that was done, I headed to the park. Most of it was closed off but I was able to locate a few people with pets. We discussed motel rooms for tonight while I visited with the pets. When I left that location, I drove through Rubidoux. I happened to notice a couple pushing a shopping cart and they were walking a dog. I pulled over to ask if they knew where a couple of people were and to find out if they needed anything for their dog. They did not know where any of the people were but they did need supplies. The dog was not friendly but she was happy to have treats. She got plenty of those, a new jacket and some other items. I still had a couple more places I wanted to check out. On my way to those, I stopped at our PO Box. I did not find one of the gentleman I was looking for but I did find the other. I gave him supplies and made sure the dog had treats as well as a bully stick. By the time we were done, it was lunch time so I made my way home. I made more motel reservations this afternoon and I hope to have time to visit most of the pets tomorrow... Bottled waters, hand and toe warmers, emergency blankets, fleece blanket, small bag of small bites dog food, small leash, Inaba Twins for dogs, Simply Cesars chicken dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, doggie waste bags, small stainless steel pet dish, cat toys, wet dog food, bully sticks, buffalo tendons, kabob chew stick and handmade pet jackets were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 2-08-2024
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#2071 and #2072 Get 'The Works' 2-07-2024

This week's storm made it difficult to schedule pets for spay/neuter services. I did manage to get three lined up. There were two female cats and one male dog. It was a relief to see the sun come out and I was hoping that meant all three pets would show up. One of the cat's made it as did the dog. The other cat bit and clawed her companion. She could not get the cat in a carrier so that appointment didn't happen. I was very disappointed but grateful for the two that made it. In addition, the cost for the dog's services will be taken care of by Riverside County Animal Service's Healthy Pet Zone Fund. "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, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, cat toys, Tiller Tug squeaky tug toy and a handmade pet jacket were shared.

#2071 and #2072 Get 'The Works' 2-07-2024
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Saturday's Smiles 2-03-2024

The rain was not expected to hit until this evening so I did not have to deal with getting wet. There were huge puddles and mud in the field but I was able to stay out of them. While I was at that location, I visited with five pets and provided supplies. When we were done, I drove up the street to meet with someone else. He has two dogs. One is a senior and not dog friendly. The other is a puppy. He brought the puppy up first and then took her back and returned with the other dog. I was able to provide them with supplies too. I won't be doing my daily travels tomorrow, because I will be spending much needed time with family. What I do from Monday on will depend on the amount of rainfall we get and who I am able to meet up with... Bottled water, hot hands hand & toe warmers, chicken jerky treats, individual bags of dog treats, 2-20 pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet dog food, wet puppy food, bully sticks, buffalo tendons, Inaba Chur Bites and Inaba Churus were shared.

Saturday's Smiles 2-03-2024
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Friday's Furry Friends 2-02-2024

Last night, we were able to put three pets in motel rooms with their companions, thanks to our 'Shelter From The Rain' online fundraiser. The dogs that were spayed/neutered were going to be checking out today so I thought I would visit with those spending one night and those that were there for two. Before heading to the motel, I drove to the Path of Life Community Shelter on the Eastside. I saw smoke coming from a wooded area near the dog park on Mission and I called in. Not sure who lit it or if it might cause damage but I didn't want to take any chances. When I arrived at Path of Life nobody was out with their pets. There were a few tents on Massachusetts but everyone was tucked away inside of them. My next stop was to meet with a family I have known for years but had not seen in quite some time. Whenever they get to the area, the companion usually calls to see if I would like to visit his fur babies. The answer is always yes. There are a total of five dogs and none are young. We decided to meet at one end of Fairmount Park. When I pulled into the lot, the dogs all came running over to greet me. I am glad none of them has forgotten me yet. When I left Fairmount Park, I got on the 60 freeway and drove to the Jurupa Valley Motel6. One of the dog's that was neutered had checked out early so I visited the other two. The pets and people who spent the night because of our fundraiser were not there. I later found out that they went to run an errand and had to deal with some other things that kept them longer than expected. I am sorry I did not get to visit with those pets but happy they had a warm, comfy night at the motel. After leaving the motel, I drove out to Costco to grab a few things, got fuel, checked our PO Box and called it a day. So thankful it didn't rain... Bottled water, handmade pet jacket, doggie waste bags, chicken jerky treats, individual bags of dog treats, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, bully sticks, buffalo tendons, kabob chew sticks, plush squeaky pet toys and mini Kong squeaky ball were shared.

Friday's Furry Friends 2-02-2024
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Thursday's Treasures 2-01-2024

The rain finally hit us today. It came down long and hard and we are expecting it to last for a week or more. I visited each of the pets that we provided 'the works' for yesterday. Thankfully, they were comfy and warm in motel rooms. They will all be there until tomorrow. I started a list for 'rainy day' rooms as well. The problem is that we are expecting so many straight days of it that nobody will be able to stay dry for long. The week-end rates are too high but we can do rooms on Thursday and then again Sunday through next week. Even those with phones have trouble being able to get somewhere to keep their phones charged but I will do my best to contact as many people as possible Bottled water, McDonald's gift card, individual bags of dog treats, chicken jerky treats and kabob chew sticks were shared.

Thursday's Treasures 2-01-2024
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