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
Today I had to break from my normal routine. That meant no Fairmount Park and No Eastside. I did make a trip to the Jurupa Valley Motel6 and that is where I spent my time. I visited both dogs that received 'the works' yesterday, two other dogs that are staying at the motel and a stray puppy that needed checked for a microchip. When it was determined there was no microchip, I put a call in to a contact at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. We needed to surrender the puppy in hopes of its owner coming forward. I will share more when and if I know more. Nestle Pure Life waters, cold coffee beverages, 2-$15.00 McDonald's gift cards, 2-$10.00 Arco cards, large harness with leash, Max and Neo and other dog collars, pet wipes, 2–20-pound bags of dog food from the Star Milling Company, 1–17-pound bag of cat food from the Star Milling Company, wet cat food, wet dog food, chicken jerky treats, pet toys, bully slices, kabob chew sticks and bacon flavored dental sticks were shared.
This past week, I was contacted by Riverside County Animal Services on two different occasions. Both were in regards to homeless people whose dogs had been impounded. We worked out a plan for Taking It To The Streets with Lori and Shira to pay for the spays, microchips, vaccinations, pain meds, nail trims, flea and tick treatments and licenses. The companions had to pay for the rest. The rest of the plan was for the people and pets to go to the Jurupa Valley Motel6 for two nights, just like we usually do. Even though we had no shows yesterday, we were able to make up for some of that today…. My daughter and I had a commitment this morning that lasted until 10:30am. I had not planned on doing any 'street work' today but I thought I would drive around until lunch time and see if I could find anyone with pets. I will most likely be taking Sunday off to go see my son's cabin in Big Bear so I went in the direction of where I usually find a couple of puppies and one of my favorite big dogs. I was unable to find 'Kawasaki' but I did get in touch with the companion of 'Bella' and 'Girlie'. She met me in the parking lot of the old Walgreens. I visited with her fur babies and distributed some supplies. As I was leaving, a call came in from the companion of a dog that passed away last night. I was able to offer him cremation for her and he accepted the offer. Nestle Pure Life waters, puppy pads, chicken jerky treats, pet toys, kabob chew sticks and bacon flavored dental sticks were shared.
I made arrangements to meet three people at the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley, this morning. One is the companion of a dog named 'Feo' that we provided 'the works' for last week. One is the companion of two dogs I had not seen in a while and the other is a dog named 'Little Bit' that is being fostered while her companion is in the hospital. When I arrived, the dog that had gotten neutered was already back in the river bottom but the dog being fostered did show. While I was there, I also had an opportunity to visit with a few other pets that were in rooms at the motel as well as distribute needed supplies. When I left, I drove out to a field in Jurupa Valley where one of the homeless we serve stays with her two dogs. I visited, gave them supplies and then drove out to our PO Box before heading home. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, face wipes, pet wipes, dry pet shampoo, pet harnesses, pet collar, pet leashes, Flys Off, chicken jerky treats, Jones Natural treats, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, pet toys, peanut butter chew sticks, kabob chew sticks, bully slices and bully sticks were shared.
I made two stops on the Eastside today and visited with six pets. I did a bit of driving around too but was not successful in locating people with pets. When I was done on the Eastside, I drove out to our storage units to pick up supplies, stopped at the Mary S. Robert Clinic to get paperwork for licensing and then went to the Riverside Department of Animal Services. They were too busy to see me so I spent the remainder of the afternoon on the phone speaking to different staff members in order to take care of the bill for a pet that received 'the works' last week and to discuss the impound of another homeless person's unaltered dog. Nestle Pure Life waters, chicken jerky treats, Jones Natural salmon dog treats, wet dog food, x-large dog harness, dog collar, pet toy, peanut butter chew sticks, kabob chew sticks and bully sticks were shared.
My first stop of the day was at the Motel6 in Jurupa Valley. The plan was to visit with a dog we have someone fostering, schedule another for 'the works' and to visit with five or six others. Most of the companions still seemed to be sleeping, even though I waited until 10am to go there. I managed to visit with one pet but that was it. The person meeting me with the dog being fostered was not feeling well so we had to cancel. When I left the motel I drove around the corner, that dog and her companion were awake so we visited and I gave them some needed supplies. From there, I drove out to West Riverside looking for 'Kawasaki' and a woman with two puppies. I went to all of the usual places but had no luck. I was disappointed but there wasn't much I could do. I tried to make one final stop at a property in Jurupa Valley but the companion of the dog and cats I visit there said she was not feeling well either so I decided to call it a day. Nestle Pure Life waters, toilet tissue, face wipes, chicken jerky treats, Jones Natural salmon dog treats, wet dog food, 20-pound bag of dog food from the Star Milling Company, pet toy and bully sticks were shared.