Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Los Angeles CA: dies today. Has foster; needs donations to get out:: Buster A1516786 Tuxedo

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From: "Kathryn Hargreaves" <khargreaves@gmail.com>
Date: Nov 17, 2014 9:19 PM
Subject: Los Angeles, CA -- Has foster; needs donations to get out:: Buster A1516786 dies tues
To: "Kathryn Hargreaves" <khargreaves@gmail.com>

I am not the contact.   Please pass this on after donating.  Thanks!

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

The below has been edited with updates:

Please write or, better yet, visit your mayor and city council or board of supervisors (or whomever oversees your pound) asking them to implement the No Kill Equation right away.  Be persistent and know that, given our governmental system, it may take years before you get meaningful results.  Know that just one person can do this, and that person can be you.

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 Advocates to get information on getting the No Kill Equation at least a trial in that city. 


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>


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From: Christine Brown <christineannbrown@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 6:39 PM
Subject: Fwd: Buster A1516786 dies tues
To: Kathryn Hargreaves <khargreaves@gmail.com>

Will you send this out thanks
Buster A1516786 dies tues

Buster is miserable and scheduled to die tues. I have foster for him i just need donations for vetting
He has ear mites, Uri
He's only 4 he's so cute
Please help me save Buster
At north central
Pay pal animalsinneedrescuenetwork@gmail.com

All the Best,

Christine Brown
310-470-8066 office
310-470-8066 mobile

Kathryn Hargreaves
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