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

Missing Black Lab Mix in Chester, CA

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This was posted by Cindy Howarth at the Lost & Found Pets……..Northern California! Facebook group: REWARD! We are offering a reward to anyone that finds our Black Lab/Mix. Missing since sat. Feb 4th. went missing in Chester! We think she may have ran off due to fireworks that night. She is not a hunting dog. she has a small amount of white on the bottom of her chin, a little bit of white across her chest and on her right front paw. Also tiny bit of white on back paw. We appreciate everyone that is helping us look for her! Thank you! 530-370-2535. Please share!

Missing Calico Tabby (Bob) in San Anselmo, CA

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This was posted by Ashley Sophia at the Lost and Found Pets of Marin/Sonoma County/Bay Area, Ca Facebook group: Bob is missing from my parents house in San Anselmo. I just found out she isn’t micro chipped please please keep an eye out for her. She’s an indoor only cat and somehow has managed to escape we think.

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