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
One male dog, one male cat and one female dog were given 'the works' today at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. The companion of the dogs has two others that need done but it was too much for her to bring them all at once so we are hoping to get them on the schedule for next week. Our numbers are low but we are continuing to do our part in spaying and neutering whenever possible. "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". $25.00 Arco Gift Card, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, 17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, Inaba Churus for cats, pet wipes, puppy pads and doggie waste bags with leash clip were shared.
I spent forty-five minutes driving around before coming across anyone I knew with a pet. I made a stop at a river bottom outlet, drove through Fairmount Park, went out to Hunter Park on the Eastside and then to some areas close to the park. I finally came across 'Bella' and her companion near the Stater Brothers on Iowa. I spent time with them and then made a second trip to Fairmount Park. This time, I was able to stop and spend time with four pets and their companions. I was supposed to meet someone at the clinic for vaccinations but she never showed so I am grateful I did not go all the way over there to meet her. Nestle Pure Life waters, hand warmers, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, wet cat food, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, salmon dog treats, cows ears, chicken jerky treats and bully slices were shared.
Most of the morning was spent on the Eastside. I parked on Massachusetts Avenue where I visited with a few people and pets while distributing supplies. When I left that location, I made one more stop on the Eastside and then headed home. I had a pet food donation coming in from the Star Milling Company and I needed to let my dogs out, before heading over to our storage units. After picking up the food, Christine Langdon met me there and we got it all unloaded. I cannot thank her enough for doing this month after month. Many pets might go hungry without her help. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, face wipes, body wipes, pet wipes, wet dog food, small bag of dog food, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, stainless steel pet dish, large dog leash, bacon flavored dental sticks, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and doggie waste bags with leash clip were shared.
I was recently contacted by someone staying at the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley with her two dogs. I had not seen them since the last time they were there and agreed to meet this morning. I visited with them, shared supplies, visited with two others and distributed supplies for them and the resident cat. When I left the motel, I went around the corner to visit another dog in the area and distribute needed supplies there too. My final stop was out near Arlington and Van Buren. We recently updated the vaccinations for 'Kawasaki' and I was also able to get a three-year renewal on her license. I dropped off the paperwork for her license while I was there doing my usual things like giving treats to the dog as well as leaving both human and pet supplies. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, protein bars, protein shakes, cracker packs, cookie packs, beef sticks, drink packets, face wipes, pet wipes, wet dog food, wet cat food, Inaba Churus for cats, Inaba Juicy Bites for cats, bacon flavored dental sticks, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, cows ears, chicken jerky treats and pet toys were shared.
I was contacted yesterday about meeting this morning at one of the river bottom outlets. Supplies were needed and I was happy to make that my first stop today. When I pulled up to park, I saw that large boulders had been moved closer to the street. Two cars were already there so I had nowhere to stop. I pulled over briefly to let them know I would go down a couple of blocks, turn around and go to another nearby location. Thankfully, we were able to meet there. When I left, I drove through Fairmount Park and Downtown Riverside but did not see anyone with pets. I decided to drive over to the Eastside and check out Hunter Park. I was able to visit with and distribute supplies for three pets, at that location. I needed to get home by 11am which gave me just enough time to stop at our PO Box on the way. Nestle Pure Life waters, large bag of plastic recyclables, protein bars, protein shakes, face wipes, body wipes, pet wipes, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, salmon treats for dogs, bacon flavored dental sticks, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, bully slices, kabob chew sticks, peanut butter chew sticks, chicken jerky treats and pet toys were shared.