Thursday, June 26, 2014

Los Angeles CA: URGENT! Foster or Adopt this beautiful RED-LISTED SPAYED 7-year-old CALICO ASAP

http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACT4.A0874971

From: Kathryn Hargreaves <khargreaves@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 9:16 AM
Subject: Los Angeles, CA -- We need a foster/adopter for this beautiful red listed girl ASAP pic below
To: Kathryn Hargreaves <khargreaves@gmail.com>

I am not the contact.   Please pass this on if you're not taking them.   It's very important to send these on if you can, as you never know who might need a great cat in their lives.   Thanks!

Want to help pound animals not be in this situation at all?

Please write your mayor and city council or board of supervisors (or whomever oversees your pound) asking them to implement the No Kill Equation right away: 

having a TNR program, high-volue/low-cost sterilization, working with rescue reputable groups (per the Hayden Law), having foster care for all ages, having u adoptions programs (monthly promotions, daily off-site adoptions), having a pet retention program, medical and behavior prevention/rehabilitation, good public relations for community involvement, using volunteers, doing proactive redemptions (e.g., return to owner in the field instead of impoundment), and most importantly, having a compassionate director that will take killing off the table and find more creative solutions to killing for convenience.

Since most cities will not have funding in place, you might suggest how they fund it.  One way is to reapportion existing funds.   Another is to make liberal use of trained volunteers.   Another is to partner with businesses.   The ways are limited only by your imagination.

If you specifically want to help cats, ask them to build cat rooms for the cats, as pounds are not set up for cats (http://articles.philly.com/2011-03-11/news/28680476_1_cat-dander-shelter-conditions-calicivirus).  The No Kill shelter who did this funded their rooms by putting out a call for donations: see Making Your Shelter the Cat's Meow:o http://vimeo.com/26974723

If you're in Los Angeles, you can like the Facebook page No Kill Los Angeles to get information on getting the No Kill Equation at least a trial in that city. 

Also:

Here's the list for Los Angeles city (Los Angeles City Council):


Here's the list for Los Angeles county (L.A. County Board of Supervisors):

Gloria Molina <molina@bos.lacounty.gov>,
Mark Ridley-Thomas <MarkRidley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.gov>,
Don Knabe <don@bos.lacounty.gov>,
Zev Yaroslavsky <zev@bos.lacounty.gov>,
Michael D. Antonovich <FifthDistrict@lacbos.org>

KEEP READING AND GO GET 'EM:


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christine Brown <christineannbrown@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 8:48 AM
Subject: We need a foster/adopter for this beautiful red listed girl ASAP pic below
To:

RED ALERT URGENT* A0874971 MISSY
Say "hello" to Missy! This simply STUNNING girl just loves getting affection! All it took was one pet from us and she jumped on down to get all the love she could get and then just PURRED away. A SPAYED female 7 year-old Calico domestic Mediumhair, Missy is an OWNER SURRENDER because her former owner had no time for her and could not afford to keep her. Hmmm... Really? We hate hearing that. Missy's former owner also said she was great with women, but not a huge fan of men. Maybe it was just one man in particular? Still,to be on the safe side, maybe there should be a wonderful lady around the house who will help Missy feel safe and secure. We think Missy is a BEAUTIFUL girl and weighing in at 17 pounds... a whole lot of LAP CAT! And how can that ever be a bad thing? Missy has been at the shelter since June 7th and she would love to find herself in her new forever home now! Please give this girl a SECOND CHANCE at a forever home! Since she's spayed, she can go home with you the same day. All North Central animals come spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on all their shots (including rabies). North Central LA City shelter; 3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles, CA; 213-485-5767
All The Best,
Christine

Between four and six million pets are euthanized every year because they are homeless.
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded."
  -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Kathryn Hargreaves
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Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal!

If you can't adopt, then foster a "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their life.  If you can't bottle feed, then foster an older or special-needs animal, to save their life, and to free up cage space for another life.

Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% (and as high as 99%) of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/.  Here's a list of communities saving 90% or more of their shelter intake: http://outthefrontdoor.com/, with special notice to: http://outthefrontdoor.com/2013/12/03/can-we-adopt-our-way-out-of-killing/  More fun reading: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/ More fun watching:  http://vimeo.com/48445902 and http://vimeo.com/70632980