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Shakey’s Fundraiser

Shakey's Fundraiser.pdfJoin us for a fun and delicious event this Sunday, July 10th at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor on 866 E. Las Tunas Drive in San Gabriel from 12pm to 3pm.

Drop your receipt in the box labeled San Gabriel Valley Humane Society and they will donate 20% of the proceeds to the shelter.

See you then!

 

Temple City Microchip/Licensing Clinic

woman and dogThis Friday, July 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Temple City Park, next to City Hall.     Temple City residents are invited to bring their pets for one-stop license renewal (new licenses also), micro chipping and rabies vaccinations.  For quick service, bring your renewal letter with you.    If your pet is not micro chipped or the rabies vaccination expires before June 30th, 2017,  vet staff will be available to assist you with both services before a new license is issued.   Rabies shots are $6.00 and micro chipping is $15.

All dogs must be on a leash at all times. All cats must be in a carrier at all times.

For your convenience, four stations will be set up alphabetically:  A-E,   F-L,   M-R and   S-Z.

Temple City Park is located at 9701 Las Tunas Drive.   Mark your calendar!

Jurasskick Park

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The LA Renegade Rollergirls take on the Tucson Rollergirls on Saturday, June 25 at 7pm in Wingate Park, 735 N. Glendora Avenue in Covina to support the shelter.
      Be there for the excitement!   Full contact.  No penalties.
 Tickets at the door are $10 dollars:  $8 presale.   Bring Pedigree dog food, Purina cat chow or cat litter and be entered in a raffle to benefit the animals.
Go Renegades!!

Dog Wash Fundraiser

6-18-16 LARRG Dog Wash Flyer (2)Join the Renegade Rollergirls for their first DOG WASH Fundraiser on June 18th from 10am to 3pm in Covina at the Redwood Bar & Grill on 975 San Bernardino Road, 91722.

Bring an item to donate and be entered in a raffle for prizes. 

$10  for all sizes; $8 pre-sale.

 

Sylvester’s New Home

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After four years at the shelter, our little ’Sylvester’ has found his forever home. His new owners, John and Sonia, shared with us the intimate details of his first week.

A New Name: They considered keeping him ‘Sylvester’, but decided that his new life should be accompanied by a new name.  So, Sylvester is now Riley…… living the “Life of Riley!”

John tells us that immediately after adopting him from the shelter, Riley’s first stop was the Arcadia Dog Park.  Looking out the car window, Riley had the most adorable look of wonderment in his eyes.  It must have been sensory overload, like a kid at Disneyland, with so much to see.  He seemed spellbound by people crossing the street, cars passing by, and all the activity going on around us. At the park, he wandered about and did lots of sniffing and peeing (of course) and played with the handful of other small dogs that were there. When we went home, he was introduced to his new brother and sister, Chiquita and Rummy, on a walk so we could introduce everyone away from home turf.  As we expected, the first time inside our house, Riley must have tried to pee half a dozen times in the first five minutes.  We always knew this would be the biggest challenge for Riley after spending more than four years at the shelter.  Let me say that after the first 30 minutes, and up until today, he has only had a single “accident” in the house.  We are blown away how well he has done.   The first night we went to bed, we put Riley in the crate next to our bed but let him out during the night to join us in bed.  He’s been sleeping with us in bed ever since and he sleeps like a log. kissing

We’ve spent tons of time getting Riley acclimated to his new home. It’s still so difficult for me to imagine him spending four years at the shelter, but I try to focus on his new life.  I know he’s six years old, but he has an amazing puppy-like enthusiasm and energy.  He has a zest for life.  You can see it in everything he does:  sunbathing on a patio chair, chasing the birds and squirrels in the back yard (he just likes to see them scatter), eagerly devouring his twice daily meals, sleeping peacefully in our warm bed, and playing chase with his new brother and sister. Riley said to tell everyone at the shelter ‘thank you for not giving up on him’.  He appreciates all the love (and snacks) he’s been showered with all these years.   Here are some pictures of the new Riley!!

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Johnny Needs Your Help

johnny 6 A edited (2)Hi!   I’m Johnny.   My prior family surrendered me to the shelter when I was sick.   San Gabriel Valley Humane Society has taken real good care of me and I’m almost all well and ready for a new home.   But first I must have  surgery and this is where you can help me.   Unfortunately, a vet has diagnosed me with an obstruction in my nose – probably polyps- which are interfering with my breathing.   I need surgery to remove these polyps and breathe normally.   I need to raise $1,000 for my surgery.  With your help and the surgery, I can live a long, healthy life with a purrever family.
I am a handsome 2 year old grey tabby who came to the shelter sick and was treated for upper respiratory infections for two months.  Even under treatment, I was cuddly and playful and quickly became a staff favorite.  Not only do I have gorgeous tabby stripes, I’ve got the personality to match! Some call me a Love Bug.   I melt into laps, nestle into chests and necks, while making a soothing purr.   Not to brag, but I’m known as a bit of an athlete: bouncing after toys and chasing the red laser dot around obstacles.   I love people and will hop on the back of a person that bends over to play and follow visitors around looking for attention.   I get along with other cats and would do fine being an only cat or in a multi-cat family too.   Here I am posting this on the computer! johnny computer
 
Thank you generous animal lovers for giving me a chance to be well and find my furever home!  I had my surgery, the polyp was removed and I was adopted by  a special some one!

 

 

Healthy Pet Expo

Healthy Pet Expo 2016 Eng Spn FlyerMark your calendar!
Saturday,  April 16th
9am to 3pm

Whittier Narrows Park
Meadows Picnic Area
750 Santa Anita Avenue
South El Monte   91733

We will be joining animal lovers for this year’s Healthy Pet Expo.   Bring your dog or cat and take advantage of the many free services for your pet, including nail trims, spay/neuter, vet consults, giveaways and free and low cost vaccines.

There will be a dog contest with prizes for the best outfit, coolest trick and pet owner- look alike.  Spend a fun day with your best friend and learn how to keep your pet healthy!

FREE HEALTH FAIR

Temple_City_CA_FlagJoin us for the 10th annual

FREE HEALTH FAIR
on Saturday, April 30th
8am to 11am

Temple City Park
9701  Las Tunas Drive         
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Activities include 1k/5k/10K Walk/Run at 7:30 am
Free Health Information and Screenings
Entertainment by our own “TCHS Jazz Band and Longden Drill Team”
For more information:  call 626 548-5069

What is TNR?

No, it is not the latest social media. It means: Trap. Neuter. Return.  It is the humane way to trap feral cats, spay or neuter them, vaccinate them and then return them to their cat colony to live out the rest of their lives.  Why is it important to do this? Feral cats can live in our communities without adding to the homeless population.   They will live without disease, spraying or fighting. And still help us with rodent control. A feral cat can live 10 years if it is sterilized.

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How can you assist?  Most adults can help if they follow a few basic guidelines.

1. Establish a routine feeding schedule at least one week before trapping. This will allow you to know when the cats will be expecting your delivery of food.

2. Stop feeding the cats at least 24 hours prior to trapping them. They need to be hungry enough to want to enter the traps. Fresh water is still acceptable at this time.

3. Place bait, usually fish to entice the cats into the trap.  The door will automatically close firmly when they enter the trap.  

4. Allow the cats a period of time to relax before placing them in your car. They are going to be excited and angry. 

5. Take the cats to your appointment at the shelter for sterilization and vaccinations. Check low cost offices that will do this.

6. Follow the instructions after surgery. Some cats will be able to be let go after between 12 and 24 hours. Cats cannot be released until they are fully awake. 7. Never release a cat in a new area. They will try to find their way home and become lost or killed. They also form bonds with the other cats in their colonies.

There are many detailed articles on the internet to read about the importance of TNR. This is the only humane way to manage the feral cat populations. It recognizes that there is a balance in our urban communities that includes feral cats.

The shelter provides low cost TNR for $35. Call us for more information and assistance.