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Missing Blue Nose Pit (Royal) in Ukiah, CA

The following is from my friend. It’s her & her family’s dog. I’ve been posting to various Facebook groups about it:

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MISSING PITBULL!!!😔

Our blue nose pitbull named Royal is missing! She is super friendly but is very timid of strangers. She went missing around Peach street in Ukiah by Big Lots around 5 o’clock today(December 2nd). If anyone has seen her or may have her please contact me at (916) 844-8908. Our family really misses her and really appreciate your help. Thank you!

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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

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I was at the shelter last, Fri, 10 to noon. That being my usual day & time to volunteer. Of the kitties that are currently available for adoption, we have one four year old & another that might be that age or a little older. Neither are seniors. As for the dogs, I don’t think we have any in that age range either.

Since cats can often live longer than dogs, especially if they’re indoor only, senior often starts for them at past 10. For many dogs, that age is their upper limit. So, being a senior for them is considered what the last 25% of their life is.

We have two senior kitties. Both 11. Though, the way they run around, chase & wrestle each other, you’d never know it. Do you have or have you had an older animal companion?

Schutzhund (Hank) Taken in Rancho Cordova, CA

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The following was posted by Nikkie Angell on behalf of Diane Butler at the Lost & Found Pets……..Northern California! Facebook group: Today a good friend of mine had his Schutzhund 3 dog, Hank taken. Hank was my dog 4 years ago so I have some skin in this too. Hank, wandered away not very far from his office/warehouse. Apparently a fellow in a Yellow pickup coaxed Hank into his car and drove away. Just so happened an employee of my friend saw Hank sitting in this guys front seat as he drove by within a block or 2 of the office. My friend called the local Police in Rancho Cordova, CA and reported it. Cops came and took report. Although some what vague with info the cops told us that the fellow who found Hank took him to the Sacramento animal Shelter on Bradshaw Rd. The fellow told the cops that the shelter was closed when he got there so he couldn’t drop Hank off. Instead, he said that he met a woman and her teenage daughter there in the parking lot (of Animal Control). They had come to the shelter hoping to adopt a dog. According to this fellow who found Hank, he gave Hank to the woman and daughter and they drove away with Hank. He neglected to get their names or any contact information. The Police looked at camera video at Animal control and sure enough the story checked out. Unfortunately the camera did not catch the lic number to their vehicle. We were just told that it may have been a blue and white truck or SUV type. That is not confirmed yet but its all we have so far. The handling officer will not answer my friends calls. He last told him that they were now only handling this as a missing dog. Animal Control said they were not able to assist because the dog was never actually turned in to them. The exchange happened in the parking lot.

As you all can imagine my friend and his family are worried sick about this. My friend was totally dreading having to go home and explain to his young daughters who adore and sleep with Hank every night. I would really appreciate it if everyone who reads this will share on Facebook. We hope it could reach someone who will be able to help. When and if I get more information describing the woman and daughter and her vehicle, I will ad to this post. Hank is a very large dark sable dog. He is 8 years old. Im new to FB so I don’t know exactly how this works but several people told us to tell the story on social media. I will try my skills at including a few photos that I have of him. Thank you in advance.

 

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.

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Dog Days of Summer

One of those sayings people are familiar with. What does it mean & what is it’s origin? Historically this was the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek & Roman mythology connected with drought, heat, sudden thunderstorms, fever, lethargy, bad luck & mad dogs. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Last week was the second (at least here) of the summer that was 100 or more for a week. I prefer temps to be no more than 85. Above that, it starts to get uncomfortable for me. We live inland, so, it tends to get hotter from mid May to Mid Sept. Growing up, I lived in a town that was a little closer to the ocean. It was more pleasant during the summer. I, for one, don’t care for the Dog Days of Summer. How about you?

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Jude (Pit Mix) Set to be Euthanized Tomorrow, July 18, in Martinez, CA

The following was posted on my Facebook timeline by the Save the Contra Costa County Shelter Dogs: VERY URGENT, SCHEDULED FOR EUTH ON TUESDAY morning, July 18 – 2 yr old pittie mix JUDE #A890172 needs his luck to change fast if he is to make it out of CCAS alive. He came into the shelter after a fight with another dog that left him with injuries to his head and front legs. Then he came down with a bad case of kennel cough. And now he is offline and headed for euth on Tuesday unless a rescue/foster miracle somehow happens for him before then! His temp test notes are say he is “pushy and challenging” but volunteers only saw a friendly playful dog when they worked with him today as his video shows – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vlVS3iEwE5c&feature=youtu.be .JUDE deserves a loving home with the training and support all young dogs need but he will not make it without rescue/foster ASAP. If you think you could save this boy’s life by fostering or fostering to adopt him, please contact a local rescue group ASAP or comment here so we can connect you with one. Rescues – JUDE should be eligible for CCAS bridge funds to assist with any extra medical care so please comment here or PM us if you’re considering him in addition to contacting the CCAS rescue coordinator directly at nancy.rhee@asd.cccounty.us – we may be able to help. JUDE is at the Martinez shelter at 4800 Imhoff Place, hoping someone will give him the “helping paw” he has missed out on so far. Further info available at 925-608-8400 or 925-608-8430. (Original post at Operation Paws Rescue).

Video link – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vlVS3iEwE5c&feature=youtu.be

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