Saturday, February 28, 2015

City of Los Angeles, CA: Red Alert - Pound Cats in Need of Immediate Adoption

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From: "Kathryn Hargreaves" <khargreaves@gmail.com>
Date: Feb 28, 2015 11:49 AM
Subject: Los Angeles, CA -- Red Alert - Cats in Need of Immediate Adoption

I am not the contact.   Please pass this on if you're not taking them.   It's very helpful 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?

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.

Here's the No Kill Equation (http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/):
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. 


Also:

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

Mayor Eric Garcettii <mayor.garcetti@lacity.org>, Gilbert Cedillo <councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org>, Paul Krekorian <councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org>, Bob Blumenfield <councilmember.blumenfield@lacity.org>, Tom LaBonge <councilmember.labonge@lacity.org>, Paul Koretz <paul.koretz@lacity.org>, Felipe Fuentes <councilmember.fuentes@lacity.org>, Bernard Parks <councilmember.parks@lacity.org>, Curren D. Price Jr. <councilmember.price@lacity.org>, Herb J. Wesson Jr. <councilmember.wesson@lacity.org>, Mike Bonin <councilmember.bonin@lacity.org>,  Mitchell Englander <councilmember.englander@lacity.org>, Mitch O'Farrell <councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org>, Jose Huizar <councilmember.huizar@lacity.org>, Joe Buscaino <councildistrict15@lacity.org

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:

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From: Christine Brown <christineannbrown@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:07 AM
Subject: Fwd: Red Alert - Cats in Need of Immediate Adoption
To:


Please look  some friendlies and  feral, save a life pull a feral or two and  add them to  a safe colony. Its not fair that the city rounds up the  ferals, they are trapped terrorized  and systematically annihilate them​.


LA Animal Services
New Hope Red Alert - Cats in Need of Immediate Adoption


LAAS is not responsible for any modifications made to this list after the original transmittal.
This is your Red Alert for today. Animals on this list are in danger of being euthanized within 48 hours if the Animal Care Center where the animal is located becomes overcrowded. Animals appearing on the Red Alert are available to LAAS New Hope Partners at a reduced rate. Interested party holds (IPs) WILL NOT be accepted for these animals.
To adopt any New Hope animals, a New Hope Partner should either visit the Animal Care Center where the animal is located, or contact that Center's ACT Supervisor to arrange for a telephonic adoption.
To become a New Hope Partner, please contact Maria Gordo at maria.gordo@lacity.org. For complete details about the New Hope Program, please contact Ms. Gordo or consult the New Hope Program documentation located at http://www.LAAnimalServices.com. If you are interested in or have any questions about any New Hope animal, please contact the Animal Care Center currently housing the animal to assist you. If you have general questions or comments please address them to Ms. Gordo as well. PLEASE DO NOT reply back to this email address.
If at any time an animal's injury or illness is determined by the Department's veterinary staff to be medically extensive or severe, that animal may be humanely euthanized for irremediable suffering without any prior notice.


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A1528079 - FEMALE , ORANGE DOMESTIC MH
Shelter: EAST VALLEY Age: 2 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 7.5 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 12/30/2014 and on this list since and on this list since 02/19/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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UNKNOWN
A1528084 - FEMALE , ORANGE DOMESTIC MH
Shelter: EAST VALLEY Age: 6 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 6.2 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 12/30/2014 and on this list since and on this list since 02/19/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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UNKNOWN
A1535214 - UNKNOWN GENDER , BRN TIGER DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: HARBOR Age: AGE UNKNOWN

I weigh approximately My weight is unknown. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/12/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/23/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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UNKNOWN
A1536472 - FEMALE , GRAY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: NORTH CENTRAL Age: 2 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 11.0 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/19/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/25/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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UNKNOWN
A1534612 - FEMALE , GRAY TABBY DOMESTIC SH MIX
Shelter: SOUTH L.A. Age: 2 YEARS

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This animal has been at the shelter since 02/08/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/22/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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UNKNOWN
A1534957 - MALE , BLACK DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: SOUTH L.A. Age: 5 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 14.0 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/10/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/22/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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UNKNOWN
A1535529 - MALE , BRN TABBY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: SOUTH L.A. Age: AGE UNKNOWN

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This animal has been at the shelter since 02/13/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/20/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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UNKNOWN
A1535544 - UNKNOWN GENDER , GRAY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: SOUTH L.A. Age: AGE UNKNOWN

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This animal has been at the shelter since 02/14/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/20/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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UNKNOWN
A1535545 - UNKNOWN GENDER , GRAY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: SOUTH L.A. Age: AGE UNKNOWN

I weigh approximately My weight is unknown. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/14/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/20/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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UNKNOWN
A1535813 - FEMALE , GRAY TABBY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: SOUTH L.A. Age: 1 YEAR

I weigh approximately My weight is unknown. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/16/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/22/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
UNKNOWN
A1535892 - FEMALE , CALICO DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: SOUTH L.A. Age: 2 YEARS

I weigh approximately My weight is unknown. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/17/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/22/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
UNKNOWN
A1536223 - MALE , GRAY DOMESTIC MH
Shelter: SOUTH L.A. Age: 2 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 7.0 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/18/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/24/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
UNKNOWN
A1536224 - MALE , ORG TABBY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: SOUTH L.A. Age: 2 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 6.0 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/18/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/24/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
MAYNARD
A1533764 - UNKNOWN GENDER , ORG TABBY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: WEST L.A. Age: AGE UNKNOWN

I weigh approximately My weight is unknown. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/03/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/18/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
ADAM
A1536140 - NEUTERED MALE , GRAY TABBY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: WEST L.A. Age: 4 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 11.0 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/18/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/20/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
UNKNOWN
A1536283 - MALE , BLUE DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: WEST L.A. Age: 9 MONTHS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 7.0 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/18/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/20/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
OLIVER
A0668033 - NEUTERED MALE , GRAY TABBY DOMESTIC SH MIX
Shelter: WEST VALLEY Age: 11 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 14.1 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 01/15/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 09/22/2014.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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TINKERBELL
A1531354 - SPAYED FEMALE , CALICO DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: WEST VALLEY Age: 7 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 10.3 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 01/20/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/18/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
CINNA BUN
A1532804 - SPAYED FEMALE , TORTIE DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: WEST VALLEY Age: 1 YEAR 1 MONTH

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 8.0 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 01/28/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/12/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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LOLA
A1533742 - SPAYED FEMALE , GRAY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: WEST VALLEY Age: 6 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 12.0 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/03/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/12/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
UNKNOWN
A1533743 - NEUTERED MALE , ORG TABBY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: WEST VALLEY Age: 6 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 14.7 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/03/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/10/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##
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Animal Description
UNKNOWN
A1535195 - FEMALE , BRN TABBY DOMESTIC SH
Shelter: WEST VALLEY Age: 4 YEARS

I weigh approximately I weigh approximately 13.0 lbs. lbs.
This animal has been at the shelter since 02/12/2015 and on this list since and on this list since 02/18/2015.
Medical Condition: ##med_cond##

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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