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
With the winds gusting again today, I almost stayed home but they were a bit less forceful than a few days ago so I gave it a go. I stayed away from the river bottom outlets, because the sand blows too much and I did not want to deal with that but I did drive around Fairmount Park, Magnolia Center, Shamel Park and Van Buren near Arlington. I visited with three of the six pets that were at Fairmount, drove around for a bit, stopped at our storage units and then visited with one more pet. I drove around a few areas of Jurupa Valley as well but did not find anyone. I was only out for a little under two hours but that seemed like enough. Tomorrow, I will deal with our homeowner's insurance and try to get someone to come out. It may rain Tuesday or Wednesday and we don't need that to happen on our wind torn roof. Nestle Pure Life, Inaba chicken fillet for pets, wet dog food, pet wipes, Jones Natural dog treats, chicken jerky treats for dogs, kabob chew sticks and toys donated by Riverside County Department of Animal Services were shared .
There were three stops I wanted to make today. The first was to drop off supplies to someone at the Jurupa Valley Motel6 parking lot. The next was one of the river bottom outlets in Jurupa Valley and the third was a river bottom outlet on the border of Riverside and Rubidoux. I was able to get to all three places and distribute supplies while visiting with pets. I had a few inquiries about spaying and neutering and hope some of the people actually follow up. I have had more than a few people asking lately but most are not contacting me to make the actual arrangements. There also seems to be a growing number of homeless who are choosing to breed and I have been unable to make progress with any of them. I will continue offering in the hopes that they eventually change their minds but, in the meantime, the problem persists. After leaving the third stop, I ran a couple of personal errands, checked our PO Box and then headed home. I was hoping to deal with the roof situation but it looks like nothing much can be done until Monday as the offices I need to speak to are closed. Nestle Pure Life, toilet tissue, hand crocheted beanies, face wipes, body wipes, trolley tie out cable, Inaba tuna treats for pets, Inaba chicken fillet for pets, Inaba Churus for cats, wet cat food, wet dog food, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, Max and Neo dog collar, Jones Natural dog treats, chicken jerky treats for dogs, cows ears and toys including some donated from Riverside County Department of Animal Services were shared.
I started the morning on the Eastside near University and Victoria Avenues. The companion of one dog was trying to figure out what to do with another dog that was pretty much abandoned by the people who were supposed to be caring for him after his companion was arrested. The two dogs do not get along so I was bringing a tie out cable to help keep them separated until a solution can be reached. My next stop was near the pallet houses on Massachusetts. I walked around for a bit but nobody with pets was outside so I continued on to Hunter Park. I did not find who I was looking for but did run into a couple and their dogs so I spent some time there. Afterwards, I drove around for a bit and then headed towards Rubidoux. I went to one of the small encampments but nobody was there so I drove out to our PO Box in Jurupa Valley. While on my way, I spotted 'Little Bit' and her companion. I found a safe place to park and went to have a chat. I am working on getting the RSO Homeless Outreach Team out to see her and hopefully work on getting her and her little dog off the streets. She has had so many bad things happen put there and I just want to help put a stop to it. Nestle Pure Life, Benadryl caplets, vienna sausages, trolley tie out cable, face wipes, body wipes, toilet tissue, hand crocheted beanies, Inaba tuna treats for pets, small bag of dog food, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, dry pet shampoo, pet wipes, collapsible pet dish, kabob chew sticks and peanut butter chew sticks were shared .
Four or five people said that needed their cats or dogs to get 'the works' today but only two of them actually followed through and made appointments. Both of those pets were cats and had their services provided this morning by Riverside County Department of Animal Services. I also received a donation of holiday pet toys while I was there which was definitely a bonus. Two Arco gift cards, Inaba tuna treats, Inaba Churus for cats, cat harness, cat toy, kitty litter, 17 pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, 20 pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, dry pet shampoo and pet wipes were shared. "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".
I started my morning by driving to the downtown Salvation Army but did not see anyone with pets. I then drove through Fairmount Park and Rubidoux where I was unable to connect with anyone so I headed out to the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley. I normally go there on Thursdays but have personal commitments that day and won't be able to. I found the couple I was looking for and was able to visit with the dogs as well as distribute a few supplies. My next stop was around the corner for a dog named 'Midnight' and then I ended my visits with two other dogs located in another area of Jurupa Valley. My final stop was our PO Box before going home. Nestle Pure Life waters, face wipes, body wipes, Flys Off, trolley tie out for dogs, Inaba tuna fillets for pets, Inaba chicken fillets for pets, Jones Natural treats for dogs, pet toys, chicken jerky treats for dogs, bully sticks, and pigs ears were shared.