Welcome to Taking it to the Streets with Lori and Shira where our mission and passion is to Spread a Little Kindness each day! Please join us in our efforts in Riverside, California to bring donated food and pet supplies to the dogs and cats living on the streets and snacks, water and toiletries for their homeless companions. Our supporters help us to provide spay & neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchips and county licenses for these street pets.
Taking It To The Streets with Lori and Shira was a concept that began by Shira's concerns about stray animals on the streets and grew into a larger concern in March 2012 for the homeless pets we call 'street dogs' and the people who care for them. For many these animals are the only unconditional love and loyalty they receive...read more
I was contacted yesterday by some people who needed dog food so I out them first on the list for today's travels. I visited with three of the six dogs and distributed supplies for them and their companions. From there, I drove through Fairmount Park but did not see anyone with pets and circled back around near Crestmore and Mission. I wanted to check on three dogs there. One had been chained for far too long and I sent Animal Control to do a well check. The tie out I left was not what is required to tether a dog. It needs a trolley run and I am out of those. If nobody donates one, I will go ahead and place an order. This is a work in progress. My next stop was in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley at one of the river bottom outlets. I visited with three dogs there and distributed supplies for them and their companions. Temps were near 90 and I decided to run an errand for the charity, check the PO Box and call it a day. Waters from Niagara Bottling Company, toilet tissue, socks, large pet food container with locking lid, canine/equine fly repellant, Flys Off fly repellant, Inaba Twins, Inaba Churus for dogs, 2 small bags of dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
I was out at 7am to run a couple of errands and then stopped home long enough to give the dogs a little outdoor break. I left the house in time to arrive at Fairmount Park a little after 8am. I visited with and distributed supplies for four of the dogs that were there. My next stop was Massachusetts on the Eastside. I visited with and brought supplies for one of the dog's that stays at the homeless shelter with her companion. I spent a little time driving around the area looking for the companion of a dog we recently provided 'the works' for. I had her one-year license tag and wanted to be sure she got it. They stay in their vehicle but nobody was in it. I eventually ran into one of the companions in a parking lot off of Third Street. I gave her the tag and supplies, before heading over to Hunter Park. I found both of the dogs I was hoping to see there so we visited and I distributed supplies. I was due to receive a phone call around 11am. I needed to be at my desk with a calendar and other information in order to take that call so I went home. I took care of that and some other business and then went to our PO Box on my way to meet Erin Gettis (the new Director of Riverside Animal Services) for a lunch meeting. My daughter came over later in the day and stayed for dinner. Bottled waters, small fleece blanket, large fleece blanket, 2 medium leashes, one small Max and Neo Dog Gear collar, flea comb, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Twins for dogs, 2 small bags of dog food, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, chicken jerky treats, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
I had an appointment this morning but still had time to make a stop at the Jurupa Valley Motel6. I checked on the dog that received 'the works' yesterday and visited the litter of four kittens and the kitties that belong to the foster. Afterwards, I made a quick stop at home, went to my appointment, PO Box and ran a couple of personal errands. Not the busiest day but I got everything done that needed doing. Bottled waters, medium dog bed, small fleece blanket, Inaba Churus for dogs, Royal Canin Mother Baby cat food, wet cat food, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churus for cats, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, nursing bottle kit for kitties, can of KMR-1, chicken jerky treats and bully sticks were shared.
I was running around town from 7am until after noon but accomplished what needed to be done. I ran an errand, before going to meet someone at the Riverside County Animal Services spay/neuter clinic. Only one of the two pets scheduled could make it today but I was thankful for that one. While I was checking him in, I got a one-year license tag for the male dog we neutered yesterday. As soon as we were done, I went home to throw in a load of laundry in the washer and put the dogs out for a few minutes, before leaving for the Jurupa Valley Motel6. While there, I checked on the dog that was recuperating from yesterday's neuter and I brought his one-year tag with me. I left supplies and then headed to a nearby location to visit with three dogs and distribute supplies for them and a couple of cats. Afterwards, I went back home, put the clothes in the dryer, gave the dogs another potty break and then went out for a third time. I needed to run a personal errand and then go to Riverside Self Storage where I was to meet someone picking up a few supplies from me and Christine Langdon with our Star Milling Donation. Everything went as planned which made today 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, fleece blanket, pet jacket, collapsible pet dish, doggie waste bags with leash clip, wet puppy food, small bag of puppy food, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Twins for dogs, Inaba Churus for cats, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, small bag of dog food, chicken jerky treats, bully sticks, squeaky tennis ball, dog rope toy, cat toys, and plush squeaky toys were shared.
My first trip out this morning was to Van Buren Animal Hospital. We had one female and one male dog scheduled for 'the works'. Both showed up and were on time which got the day off to a great start. One of the pet's companions is already in a motel through another organization so we just reserved one room with a two night stay for the other. When I left that location, I went home to put my dogs out for a morning break and then headed to a river bottom outlet in an industrial area of Jurupa Valley. I was asked to bring supplies for a couple of people. I had what was needed for the two dogs and three cats so I met with one of the companions. Because I had been out of town for a few days, I needed to go pick up a few things at Sprouts and a couple other places. Instead of going out extra early tomorrow morning, I went to Eastvale today. With Tuesday being a spay/neuter day too now, it has caused me to make changes in how I do things. Once I get used to the two day spay/neuter routine, I can better plan what is most important. Starting in July, I may have a third place to spay and neuter but it may be too much if I try to schedule animals in two different places every Wednesday. For now, I am taking it one week at a time a doing what I can. I wasn't even sure if I was going to get any animals in this week due to a short week last week and then not doing business the entire time I was in San Diego for the wedding so I was thankful to get a few on the calendar. "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, Inaba Churus for dogs, Inaba Twins for dogs, 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, medium dog leash, chicken jerky treats, bully sticks and plush squeaky toys were shared.