Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chicago IL: Adopt Mary the Colorful Calico

From: "Petraits Pet Photography" <>
Date: Nov 21, 2014 7:36 PM
Subject: Chicago, IL - Adopt Mary the Colorful Calico

Dear Friends of Petraits,                November 21, 2014   

Mary ...
Mary is a big, beautiful and playful, eight-year-old, 15-pound, colorful female calico cat looking for a loving guardian.

Mary enjoys rolling with her favorite catnip toys, jumping for feather toys and carrying little sparkle balls around the house. She also thoroughly enjoys a snooze on the most comfy chair she can find.

She adores rubbing against your leg and purrs very loudly when you pet her. When she wants additional attention she will tap you very gently with her paw. She just adores people.

She gets along beautifully with her foster brother, a mellow dog. She can also happily live as the only pet in the home.   

Mary is very healthy, spayed, litterbox-trained, up-to-date on vaccines, virus-tested and micro-chipped. To meet and possibly adopt Mary, please contact her foster mom Laura at or Kat at
Her adoption fee of $95 benefits the Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. Mary is being fostered in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood.    

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Irving TX Virtual Shelter.........November 21


Click on the links and the dogs pictures will appear. Mouse-over the individual pictures and the dogs cage card information will appear. Click on the individual pictures and the they will redisplay larger. When you have a picture displayed large you can see the rest of them displayed large in slide-show format by clicking the "next" button at the top of the picture. The cage card info will appear under the pictures.

Here is the link to the Irving Dogs Virtual Shelter. It was updated 6:00pm.
This is a link to a summary of new arrivals since the previous update:
This is a link to a summary of those no longer at the shelter due rescue,adoption, reclaim or euthanasia since the previous update:
This is a link to the URGENT dogs. They are the dogs most likely to be next in line for euthanasia: 

Irving Shelter Telephone: 

The Shelter Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm.
Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Russell Posch
Shelter Walker

Friday, November 21, 2014

Long Island NY: Two neglected dogs in the cold. Female Pit and male Mastiff need new home(s)

The contact Jaqi ( gave permission 11/21/14 to blog her messages and photos with the request to NOT tag her on FB:

From: Jaqi 
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: >>>2 Neglected dogs in the cold Nassau LI...NY
I have permission to find them a home. Technically, all of the most recent vet paperwork is in my name for the pitbull, Sugie. I am friends with the people who have the dogs and i go over as often as I can to check on them, make sure food, water, etc is there. The people have little ones in the house and don't want the dog hair around the babies. I am the one that takes them for shots, grooming, took the female to be spayed last year and updated vacs. I am the primary contact for anyone intersted in adopting them. I would just like to see them with someone who loves them and will let them live indoors and be given the attention they deserve. I received lists of people who may be of assistance from a nice woman on Long Island and also forwarded info to a man in Maine, named Bernie so he may have cc'd you as well. I would love to find them a nice, loving, dog friendly home. Any posts and/or forwards are greatly appreciated. I will obviously want to meet any interested adopters and I would want to keep in touch as well. I can be contacted at any time through email or phone (516) 417-3316.

Thank you for any help you can give. 

Jaqi :-)

From: Jaqi Riccio
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:16 AM
Subject: Neglected dogs in the cold

I have a situation that involves 2 dogs (female pit and male mastiff) that I am trying to improve. Currently, the dogs are kept outside, all day, all night, all year. They have a dog house and garage that they sleep in together. The people put space heaters in the garage, but also leave the door open for safety reasons. The dog house is made of wood and has doorways cut out in front but does not have any insulation, hay, etc.   However, I want better for them. They are short hair dogs and winter is still cold, even for them. The dogs pretty much sit at the back door watching the people inside.  When the female cries, I have seen them be a bit harsh with her.  She is definitely fearful and her body language suggests that she has been physically reprimanded before. She will hunch low and run or cower and roll over (for example when she tries to run in the house or run out of the gate).   They get little to no attention and I know that they are not fed/watered every day. There have been several times that I go to check on them and water bowls are dirty or empty or there is no food (as in not even a bag of food available).
Last year, after I took the female to be spayed,  I was able to convince them to let the dogs sleep in the house sometimes when it was very cold.  Additionally, I have taken both dogs to be updated with shots because they haven't been updated for at least 3 years.
Recently, I took them for baths as I was told they would do the same for this winter. I am not there every day, so I don't know when they stay inside or out.  The people have several toddlers in the house and don't want dog hair around their kids. They have also told me that the dogs have fur so they are fine outside.  They have also mentioned that they are not planning on taking the dogs with them if and when they move.  These 2 dogs just want attention, love, and to be part of a family; not to just be left out in the cold. Over the summer I took care of them while the family went away. I went over at least 5 times each day, fed them, hung out with them, and allowed them to sleep inside at night. They were fantastic inside; no accidents  (chewing or pee/poop).
I know as a rescue you pull dogs from shelters or serious abuse situations. Although this isn't in such categories, I would still like to tech out for any help you can offer. Ultimately I would like to try to find them better homes. They are definitely neglected and mistreated. I would possibly be able to take the male (if he and my dog got along) but I would never leave the female alone. I know they don't like her and they are definitely nicer to the male than to her.  I am looking for any possible fosters or adopters that are interested in one or both. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you so much.
I will also forward some pics that I have been sending to friends to pass on.

Jaqi :-)
Contact info - Jaqi Riccio and 
My number is (516) 417-3316.

Chula Vista CA: GOOD NEWS! RE: spayed female, seal point Ragdoll mix impounded!

The Animal Care Specialist replied to my email query re outcome of A167868 saying that cat was ADOPTED! YAY!

11/20/14 POST

For more information about this animal, call:
Chula Vista Animal Care Facility at (619) 691-5123
Ask for information about animal ID number A167868

Santa Paula CA: CARL animals okay after explosion at a wastewater facility on 11/18/14

Article (updated) at VC Reporter:
C.A.R.L. animals okay after Santa Paula explosion