I Was An Animal Control Officer For The Day!
1. Luna / Kiwi Summer- Adopted!
Tortoiseshell mix Luna is a cat that’s hard to miss – weighing a whopping 26-lbs, this lady waited for forever home at the shelter after being returned already once before. She was finally rescued by Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Can she lose the weight and become healthy again for a forever home in the future?
Breed: Tortoiseshell cats (also referred to as Torties) are sometimes credited with having a strong-willed and hot-tempered personality. Cat aficionados believe these feisty personality traits are linked to the unique pattern of the cat’s fur coat. Folklore also attributes the “torties” with bringing their owners luck.
???? Update: Adopted by Rebecca Garza ????️
26 Pound Stray Cat Finds The PURRFECT Home. (interview with Rebecca Garza)
2. Black Terrier – Returned to Owner
This small black terrier was randomly found running at large (RAL) by Animal Control Investigator Sheila Risinger & Rocky Kanaka.
Scared and quick on his feet, he evaded people until he came across a friendly passerby named Stephanie walking her dog. Due to the help of this good samaritan and the group for the ride along, the terrier was gently caught and taken to the shelter. It’s possible this terrier belongs to someone in the neighborhood…but the question was whether or not he would be picked up, or would he get adopted?
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This dog was not wearing a collar and was not microchipped. If you haven’t microchipped your dog, do it now!
One in three dogs will get lost at some point, and the chances of having your dog being returned is much better. Here are 10 places you can get your dog microchipped for free!
3. Pregnant Cat
There was a call regarding a pregnant cat wandering the area. After coercing the kitty into a crate, Rocky and Sheila helped bring the cat safely to the shelter for further care.
Sadly, the kittens didn’t survive but mom will be part of a barn buddy program for cats that can’t live indoors. Barn Cat programs are ideal for feral or semi-feral cats. They get to live on farms and help control the rodent population. If you want or have a cat that would be perfect for this, here is a list of 20 places that connect potential adopters with cats.
4. Cheddar – Adopted
Picked up as a stray by ACO in Lake Elsinore, this small pocket pittie is friendly and open to affection, however he tries to be strong. A little confidence boosting and the spotlight will hopefully grant this handsome boy the life he deserves outside of the shelter. Rocky worked with Cheddar to help understand what his body language was telling us. See that video here.
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I work with hundreds of dogs and most of them not as fortunate as Cheddar. If he seems like the perfect fit for your family, here are two other similar dogs that still need homes.
5. Foxy – Adopted
Foxy may be shy and apprehensive, but she has the right spirit for a new adopter – it’s just about helping her blossom so others can see the potential in her, too! She’s been recently sterilized and is waiting for a new home.
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I work with hundreds of dogs and most of them not as fortunate as Foxy. If he seems like the perfect fit for your family, here are two other similar dogs that still need homes.
6. Chihuahua – Adopted
Friendly and outgoing, it’s no surprise that this tiny little lady found home quickly. She is now with her forever family after being picked up by her new owner’s step brother at the shelter. Was a stray put into the night drop. Want to see a video of the actual night drop this little dog was left in? I made a 3 minute video that shows you.
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I work with hundreds of dogs and most of them not as fortunate as this pup. If he seems like the perfect fit for your family, here are two other similar dogs that still need homes.