Category Archives: animals

Solutions To Alleviate Animal Control Centers

With this bad economy we are having many back yard breeders trying to make a buck and they could care less compared to the ones who have a more reputable process. In Ontario over 33 dogs got seized in mid April by the Inland Valley Humane Society. Sadly it costs money and sometimes lives of the existing animals that reside in the facilities due to the lack of space in the crowded facilities.

I would like to figure out ways to reduce hoarding and backyard breeding in the puppy mill variety. My idea is to seize the property such as the home and or the vehicles to help cover the costs of taking care of these animals. I would like to see municipalities and counties to use money to build a crisis center to make sure they can have surplus space to take care of these poor creatures that got abused by fate. It would be great if we had a satellite office to hold 75-100 dogs and 40 cats in cases such as this. Seizing property to recover costs would be one way to do this.

I think putting liens and or seizing property would be a high deterrent to make sure people are handling animals in a responsible matter.

Mercy’s Rescue Closing Down

As recently covered on my blog and, they are going to be evicted very soon regretfully. They have around 7-8 dogs still left, if there is any rescue groups or potential adoptees they want to see as many of them get good homes as soon as possible.

UPDATE: Sadly they got evicted, they tried to find some one else to shelter them, but it seemed that animal control in the new areas they went to protect their dogs from being captured.

Ramona Humane Society in Riverside County might have these dogs if you are looking for them, I am not sure they were adopted out or sadly put down due to the sad realities of animal control centers.

There are 8 dogs that URGENTLY need homes:

Three pit bulls Kita (female) and Hugo (male mixed / Bordeauxs) Mary (female , black pitt bull)

Bear, does not like other dogs, rather be the only dog in the house

Becky, female dog who has American Standard Bulldog heritage.

Bailey, a special needs doxy

Then we have two Doberman Puppies! One is a brown female and one is a black male Doberman.

They need permanent homes as soon as possible END of March. Else they will be clogging the IVHS in Pomona and face likely death.

Congrats To Tanya

Tanya Brandon of Phelan has helped get 58 animals adopted this year. Many of these animals came from very high kill animal control centers in our area. By adopting one of these animals these individuals did something very special.

The good thing is she took a few more dogs and cats in to make up for having her current residents adopted.

She also has some long term residents who would appreciate a home.

Here are links to some of them.

Sweet elderly dogs

Diamond and Pearl (be adopted as a pair)

She does regular visits at a local Petco if you are looking for a dog or cat to call your own.

Deadliest Budget Cut Ahead for Pets

California has a massive budget crisis and since our state is in a state of gridlock where Democrats refuse to concede cuts to their pet causes and Republicans failing to fund the expansive state budget, our Governor is trying to find so many small items to cut to help to provide substantive fiscal relief. The issue that has gotten thousands of animal welfare advocates mobilized is the movement to repeal the Hayden Law for shelter animals that was passed in 1998 and signed by Governor Wilson. Hayden’s legislation was intended to help reunite pets with their owners in the instance they may have become lost and also to encourage animal shelters to focus on working on adoptions instead of putting animals down.

In an effort to trim costs, the governor’s budgetary staff has stricken out particular parts of the law in their trailer bill that will likely be part of the next state budget. First, animal shelters will not be mandated to provide necessary and prompt care when an animal needs medical assistance so if an animal is in needed for treatment it will either suffer in pain or be the first one to be put down. Second, animals that are not traditionally dog or cat will not be guaranteed the new 72 hour hold period, if the shelter is in danger of running out of space they will likely be put down. Third, regulations that require accountability in our animal shelters will be repealed so we will not find out the status of any animal medically treated or impounded. Four, there will not be a six business day holding period if your animal runs out of your home. If you are on vacation and your pet is impounded on a weekend expect your animal to not see Monday. The new rule will be 72 hours from the date of impoundment including days animal control may be closed to the public.

The Hayden Law is still needed, and repealing the Hayden Law is very drastic when we can suspend relevant clauses until our state is in better fiscal health. Even so, shelters in various parts of our state have violated the Hayden Law for shelter animals and without the law expect it to happen across the state. We should be able to provide dignity and respect for the companion animals that many of us value. We should keep the law on the books to further the cause of adoption and reduce the instance of putting animals down. We need to clamp down on animal shelters that deny volunteers, refuse the acceptance of blankets to help keep animals comfortable in concrete or outdoor kennels and refuse to cooperate with rescue organizations that want to save animals from being put down due to crowded kennels.

Budget analysis’s claim that these changes will save 46 million dollars, but there are much bigger fish to fry for the state of California to have meaningful budget reform such as dealing with the looming public employee pension crisis or curtailing the spiraling costs of high speed rail. However the thousands of shelter animals do not have a lobby as viable as the SEIU or the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Organization. That is why people like you and me who live in our state are encouraged to lobby their state legislators and our governor to reject this misguided proposal. First, look up your state legislator and find out if they are a member of the state budget committee for the assembly or senate. If they are then it’s strongly encouraged to lobby them because they are able to kill the proposal before it gets to a full vote. Even if your legislator is not on the budget committee, if the misguided proposal passes, we need them to defeat it at the full floor vote.

Crossposted from Orange Juice blog.

Dogs in South Ontario Need Help

Update to any one who read this post recently, an updated version is here.

Mercy’s K9 Rescue needs help badly due to losing their property. Their property got sold and they are looking for people to either adopt one of their dogs or donate if they can. For the last 30 years they ran a kennel and dog training business in South Ontario, but due to the economy the status of their operation is in danger.

They do not know what will happen due to the terms of the sale and after the deal was closed with the new owner.

There are over 20 dogs to consider, and the owners want as many of them adopted so nothing unfortunate happens such as having to take them to the overburdened humane society. The owners of the rescue deeply care about their dogs and work with them so they can be well mannered for your home.

If anyone knows any affordable place where they could relocate and house their dogs, or know of an attorney who can negotiate with the new owners for low cost it would be highly appreciated.

Welcome Back Mountain Avenue Animal Hospital

The previous owner Dr.Carey died and the operation was out of service for most of the year, but two veterinarians decided to open up a practice on the facility on 1155 N. Mountain Avenue, Ontario California.

They are now able to establish more services compared to when the previous owner had the practice. Digital x-rays, and updated laboratory equipment.

If you were once a customer of this business, the new owners would like you to consider coming back.

Same telephone number at 909-986-4548

You can look them up on Facebook.

Looking For a Few Good Friends

There is an independent animal rescue organization that needs your help badly.

Mercy’s K9 Rescue

We want to save more dogs, but we can’t unless we get some sponsors. We desperately need your help, so we can help more dogs!!!!?

Without your support they will not be able to help find homes for these dogs. And for the dogs that are currently there, they would like to see some new friends to make up for the ones who found their new homes.

Visit their Facebook Page and find out today.

Guardian Angels Need Your Support

Animal rescue volunteers need your aid to help take care of some critically ill animals in our back yard of San Bernardino County.

Animal rescue is a thankless and money draining activity and for these volunteers there has been so many sad cases money is getting very tight to get these animals taken care of and stabilized.

5 pups in danger of dying

We pulled 5 pups from Devore on Thursday. Everyone of them are extremely sick. We had to bring Tejava the parvo pup home because we don’t have the money to pay for him to be in the ICU. We have 2 others with pneumonia, 1 with kennel cough and Gracie the 6 mo pit bull girl with severe brain damage. Please help us save their lives, we have no money. We are doing the best we can, we can’t save these orphans without your help. We have had so many sick and injured dogs this year that we are totally broke. We want to continue rescuing but won’t be able to do it without your help. Please help us, for them.

If you want to help out please visit their site.

Thanks to Coty from the Patrick Community for the lead.

Dumb $#!+ of the Day

leave the helpless inside a hot car alone = broken windows

Hot weather does not mix if it is with children or animals. Recently a stupid woman spent three hours at the Ontario Mills mall and left her now dead puppy in her car because she was too lazy to take it home. The dog was rescued, but it had severe heat stroke and had to be put down.

The woman who owned the car where the incident occurred will face felony animal abuse charges.

Maybe we should make it legal for people to break the car window to rescue a young child or an animal on a very hot day, as long as you have a witness and call the police in advance.

However there are some informative tips in this article from the Animal Planet Pets blog.