National Clear the Shelter Day–Aug 19, 2017

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 to help find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016. The shelter I volunteer at will be participating in this. As seen by the graphic below. What about ones in your area? Do they have something similar in other countries. Go to, Clear the Shelters, to learn more.



Angel (Pittie) in Need of Foster or Adopter in Gardena, CA

This was posted by Pam Cavins on behalf of the Saving Carson Shelter Dogs on the CA – Rescue, Foster & Adoption Network © Facebook group: This will be the saddest thing you see all day. It’s sad that after 10 years of what looks like complete neglect of a treatable and irritating skin condition, they not only gave her the name angel but they left her at the Shelter when they moved. She deserves to know real Love and CARE and this special senior needs help NOW!

Please SHARE for her life, she needs a TEMPERAMENT TEST requested IN PERSON by an Interested Party before the Shelter will allow her to be saved. Without this Test being ordered she can be PTS at any time after her Available date. A FOSTER or Adopter would save her. Thanks!

#A5036102 My name is ANGEL and I’m an approximately 10 year old female Pit Bull. I am already spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 2/24. I will be available on 2/24. You can visit me at my temporary home at C412.
My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they were moving.

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
310.523.9566, M-TH 12pm – 7pm, F-SU – 10am – 5pm


💚💚 INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County and can foster this dog, please take a moment to email ASAP to request an application. It would save their life! 💚💚

Siamese Kitty Pair Have a Special Bond


There are animals who do create a pair bond for life. Cats don’t usually mate for life. Sometimes siblings or those raised together can be close. As is the case with two female kitties at the shelter where I volunteer. They’re bffs. Below is a story about a male & female kitty that have a strong connection.

A bonded Siamese pair were separated when they were abandoned at the shelter. They had been dropped at a high kill shelter in Los Angeles. When they were separated they became depressed & wouldn’t eat. They were named Omar & Seashells.

The call went out to get them into a foster home quickly. Christina Kay Burlinson, who is associated with Southern California Siamese Rescue took them in. The two were reunited & they soon learned that Seashells was pregnant.

Omar stayed by her side & helped out with the kids. Christina & her husband adopted the pair (renamed Tony & Sheba) & the kittens all found forever homes as well. Please click on, Love Meow, to read the article, see the pics & the vid (which has many more pics). I found it very heartwarming. Hopefully, you will too.

Couple Adopts Senior Dog Who had Been Overlooked


As many of you know, both older & challenged animals are often overlooked. Because they’re not frisky kittens or playful pups. That was the case with Padre. A Boxer who has myelopothy. Making it more & more difficult for him to walk. So he was equipped with a wheelchair. The facility he was at, Dog Tales Rescue & Sanctuary in Ontario, Canada put up a vid about him. Erin Winn and her husband, Josh Weichel saw it, came in to see Padre & adopted him. To read the short article, see the pics & vids, please click on, I Heart Dogs.

Cleveland Brown Running Back Adopts Shelter Dogs


I enjoy watching football (though baseball is my favorite sport) & know that, unfortunately, some players have been involved & even arrested for some very bad behavior. It’s nice to read about one that is doing something good. Terrell Watson adopted a Pittie from the City Dogs Cleveland shelter six months ago. They’ve been best friends & had such a positive experience together, he went back & adopted another dog from there.

Shelter Animals & Seniors


Many care homes don’t allow people to have pets. Which is unfortunate, since, having an animal companion can give meaning to a person’s life & be something to look forward to. Some seniors can become depressed.They don’t have the same amount of independence or they don’t receive visitors.To name a couple of reasons. Having an animal to be responsible for can give them a sense of purpose. Besides getting unconditional love. One facility in Thousand Oaks, CA connects the residents with rescues. To read the brief article & to view the vid, please click here. The pic wasn’t taken from the article, as, they didn’t have any that accompanied it. I just chose one from a shelter in Thousand Oaks that looked like one of the dogs in the story.

Kitty Volunteers Needed at the Ukiah Shelter


This is the shelter I volunteer at. There are more animals needing attention & affection than people to help out, especially with the kitties. The following was posted by Shanna Phillips on the Friends of Ukiah Animal Shelter page on Facebook: Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue is looking for a few feline fanatics to help with the kitties at The Ukiah Animal Shelter. The volunteer position involves hanging out with some really rad cats and gathering information for us to write up bio’s and capturing their true personalities through photographs. The reward of helping dozens of cats have the ability to be marketed in a way to assist with them finding their own fur-ever homes is repaid in peaceful purrs and endless kneading. We can’t do it with out your help! So if you are interested in making the lives of the cats at The Ukiah Animal Shelter better, please message us, send us an email at or give Shanna a call at (707)972-9359.

Orange & White Kitty Available for Adoption at the Ukiah Shelter



This adorable gal is a volunteer favorite. She wants out of the cage and into your heart. She absolutely loves pets! Loves them! She shelter is a scary place for her. Give her the freedom she deserves! She is a sweetie. Enjoying receiving treats & lovies.

I was actually thinking of adopting her myself. When I believed she was a he. I don’t usually look at their underside. Being orange (which are usually male) & having golden eyes, as one of our male kitties had & a similar temperament to another one of our boys, led me to misidentify. In my own mind, anyway. Our older (19) male cat gets along better with younger males. He’s indifferent toward the girls. We wanted a pal for him since it’s been awhile. After that, we’d adopt females.

**This adoptable pet is located at the Ukiah Animal Shelter, which is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm with Wednesdays open late until 7pm. The address is 298 Plant Road Ukiah, CA. Friends of Ukiah Animal Shelter is run by volunteers, animal advocates and animal lovers of Mendocino County, not the staff of the Ukiah Animal Shelter. We now are also a 501c3 nonprofit called Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue (MSPR). This pet is currently not a MSPR pet, although could be if a foster home was found. Please email us at if you would be interested in fostering for Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue: Mendo Shelter Pets

Kitty Adopted by a Lady Who Recognized His True Beauty


Wesley the one-eyed pirate kitty, with an adorably toothy perma-grin, spent the first 6 months of his life in a shelter.  Every day, he waited for his forever human to show up.  And, every day, people passed him by—unable to see his true inner beauty. Fortunately, someone did. They first met him a couple of days after he was brought to the shelter. She couldn’t afford him then. Six months later, when she was, again, visiting the shelter, she saw that he was still there. This time, she was able to adopt him & they’re both very grateful for that. To read the rest of this article & to see more pics, please go to: Hi Homer

My husband & I had two sight impaired kitties (one’s eyes didn’t fully extend & the other had an eye removed). They both got along fine in their life & were wonderful companions to us. I have a special place in my heart for challenged animals & for the people who take them in.

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Available for Adoption at Southold Animal Shelter


Deputy Dog is still waiting for a home ! This energetic boy likes surfing , swimming, car rides, most other dogs and cats. He’s part American Staffordshire Terrier, part French Bulldog. He can be found at the Southold Animal Shelter. Here is their contact information: 165 Peconic Lane Peconic, NY 11958 Phone: 631.765.1811 Fax: 631.765.2203 Email: