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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2 beautiful kitties in OC need rescue today!


Pet ID: A1151355
Sex: S
Age: 7 Years

Kennel: AVAIL38

Pet ID: A1151356
Sex: S
Age: 7 Years
Kennel: AVAIL37

Beautiful seven year old sisters, Tangie (short for Tangerine?) and Noodle couldn't be any sweeter or cuter. They came in together and while ideal for them to be rescued together, seperate rescues are okay.

They have already been extended once from Feb. 18 and are now at risk.
Both are healthy, spayed with pledges for each of them.

Kindly consider one or both of them.

Tammy Osborn Tammy.Osborn@occr.ocgov.com (at occr.ocgov.com)
Adoption Partner Coordinator
OC Animal Care
(714) 935-6885
(714) 935-6373 (fax)
Visit our website www.ocpetinfo.com

OC Animal Shelter
561 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

Sunday through Saturday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
We are open until 7:00 PM on Wed

Beautiful Seniors at SLA shelter need your help today!

I received this email today featuring these 3 lovely dogs that are currently located at the SLA shelter.  The descriptions were written by one of the SLA staff, James, who is a real animal lover and wants to do whatever he can to help.
Please take a trip down to the SLA shelter because they always have tons of amazing dogs and cats that desperately need another chance at life. SLA can always use volunteers as well. Please consider!
To meet these adorable doggies today please go to:
South L.A. Shelter
3612 11th Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Tyler ID# A0336830
 A 14-year-old, neutered Terrier-mix.  Relinquished for “no time.”  Described by his “humans” as housebroken; friendly with company; good with dogs; okay in a car and on leash.  I found him to be gentle, soulful (his eyes speak volumes), walks well, loves soft treats, enjoys sitting in a lap and giving soft kisses.  Tyler is low maintenance and would be a wonderful companion for someone who just enjoys hanging around. 

Cookie ID#A1287314
An approximately 8-years-old, spayed Australian Shepherd.  Relinquished for “no time.”  “Humans” said she was outside day and night, but is ‘partially housebroken.’  It appears there was never any time given to Cookie.  This once stunning dog weighed in at the shelter at 129 pounds (about 60+ pounds overweight) and required heavy-duty grooming.  I called her the “Cookie Monster,” but in a nice way.  She is gentle and seemed fine when introduced to a much smaller dog.  She needs someone who will stop feeding her cookies and who will take her for walks and help her lose weight. 

Phillip ID#1285312
An approximately 9-years-old, neutered Finnish Spitz/German Shepherd-mix.  Relinquished for being “vocal.”  This handsome, albeit overweight dog, was probably crying out for attention.  Judging by his fly-bitten ears and front teeth that are nubs, this boy probably spent his life outdoors with little human interaction.  When he was brought in to the shelter, there was neither a profile nor even the dog’s name provided.  ACT James thought the name “Phillip” suited him because it sounds “distinguished.”  And Phillip is just that.  He is sharing a kennel with another dog, and despite the barking and commotion inside the shelter, I never heard Phillip make a sound.  He walks well on leash and seemed to enjoy the attention he was getting and did not fuss when I could not resist “smooshing” his jowls.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The wonderful Wyatt available now through Much Love Rescue in Los Angeles!

This wonderful dog was brought to my attention by my good friend and animal advocate Stefanie Michaels also known to millions of people as Adventure Girl!

Wyatt is with the rescue group Much Love.  They are a great  rescue group who have always supported our shelters.  They have terrific dogs and cats. ML can be found doing their adoption events on most Sundays at  2515 Main Street in Santa Monica.  Please consider Wyatt as your next best friend!

Here is what Stacy Bodell of Much Love has to say about the wonderful Wyatt!

WYATT!!!!  PLEASE!!  We have had this dog for a year and a half!!!!!
 Wyatt is a young, playful, energetic dog who desperately needs a home! He is very sweet and loves people. He is fine around other dogs if the dogs like to play. He has a "big hello" so he would overwhelm a shy or submissive dog - but he truly just wants to play! All of his energy is good natured and goofy - no aggression. He is eager to please and learns quickly. He is great in the home - housebroken and a good boy if left alone. He needs daily exercise to keep his thin legs strong. He’s a wonderful walker, hiker and loves short runs of a couple miles. We also suggest easy stretching exercises for treats to keep him happy and healthy. He is a wonderful dog!

Stacy BodellMuch Love Animal Rescuewww.muchlove.org

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fantastic Finegan! ID #A1282754 @ the WLA Shelter!

Finegan is a very special little dog!  He is an 8 yr. old black and white, neutered terrier mix who was found as a stray wandering the streets of West Los Angeles.  On Feb. 1, 2012 he was brought to the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter. 
Many dogs are found in circumstances like Finegan's, so what makes him so special?  To begin with he is about as cute as they come both before and after his bath as you can see in the photographs.  Finegan is a happy little guy who wags his tail a lot . He is also very calm and well mannered.  What then is it that makes Finegan so special?  Well, it turns out that Finegan is "toothless"!!.
Why is he toothless you ask?  We don't have an answer and Finegan can’t tell us.  The good news is that it doesn't seem to bother him.  He takes treats with the best of them and as long as his food is soft he will have no problems.  His weight appears to be normal for a dog his size.  What a story he would tell if only he could talk.
Adopting an 8 yr. old toothless terrier may not be at the top of your list when you come to the animal shelter but one look at Finegan and your heart will melt.  His sweetness and gentleness shine through and worrying about him biting someone will never be an issue. :-)
He is a precious little dog who needs someone to love him. Don't let the shelter be his last home!
 West LA City Shelter  310-207-3266  Tues-Sat 8-5,  Sun 11-5  11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064  Contact: Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDINATOR 213-485-0494 / CELL  213-792-5811  aninewhopewla@lacity.org.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Seth Casteel Underwater Dog Pictures: Images Of Swimming Canines Go Viral (PHOTOS)

My good friend Seth Casteel, who has contributed his photography talent to LA Animal Services by taking pix of the animals at the shelter and are seen on this blog, is hitting the big time!
Check him out and Congrats on the recognition Seth! You deserve it!

Seth Casteel Underwater Dog Pictures: Images Of Swimming Canines Go Viral (PHOTOS)

Monday, February 6, 2012


On death row, scheduled to be killed on FEB 10. No more reprieves for this boy.

Royal, about 15 months old, is a neutered male fawn Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He ended up at the WLA Shelter on Nov. 2nd as a stray.  Shortly after, a stranger walked up to his kennel door and stuck his arm in so Royal growled and barked at him -- he didn't bite, but he certainly told the man he didn't appreciate his gesture (like people, dogs don't like everyone they meet).  Royal was taken to Isolation and that's where he has lived for almost his entire stay at the shelter.

Shelter staff take Royal out when they can and he got out to run and play with a female PB not too long ago and they had a great time!


He is STRONG, loves to play, corrects easily (from both human and dog), and sits on command. No reported aggression toward male or female staff at the shelter.

Did Royal get a bad rap for an isolated incident? Meet Royal and judge for yourself!

Please contact Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDINATOR
West LA City Shelter, 310-207-3266  Tues-Sat 8-5,  Sun 11-5
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
213-485-0494 / CELL  213-792-5811  ani.newhopewla@lacity.org

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Urgent adorable seniors at SLA need a friend today!

Sweet seniors in danger at SLA
Meet Jake (14 yrs Lab), Ginger (16 yrs GSD), and Tito (10 yrs Chi). You might not have heard of them before, they may not be famous, but they're a package of three very much worth saving. These unlucky dogs had a mother once. She was a vet tech who saved every animal dumped at the vet. Her family had 16 pets because of her. This kind woman died - leaving a grieving husband and son behind. Their home was foreclosed. And these two men worked hard to find homes for 16 pets. They found homes for 13 of them. But yesterday, hours before they took the rest of their things from the house they once loved, they dropped Tito, Ginger, and Jake off at SLA Shelter. And they wept.

I know it's a lot to ask for three dogs. I know it's a lot to ask for three seniors. I know it's a lot to hope that three black seniors will come out alive. But faith is all we have. If ANYONE can give these three best friends who cried and barked as they were separated into different kennels (SLA is trying to put them together if possible) a chance at a noble ending, an opportunity to live out their golden time as they should - warm, safe, loved - PLEASE RUN TO SLA TO SAVE THEM. They do not have much time left: owner surrendered, black, and old.

They are all neutered and spayed, up to date on shots, healthy, and get along with cats and dogs very well (they lived with 13 others!) In the interest of full disclosure, please note Tito, the Chi is a fear snapper does need someone to go slow with him. Thank you for caring, thank you for networking, thank you for trying to help these three worthy lives. They're good dogs - nothing is wrong with them. Just their luck.


SLA SHELTER: (213)-485-0117
3612 11th Avenue, 90018