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Ban of Animal Mills Sales in California Pet Stores
On 10/13/17, California became the first state to outlaw pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits that do not come from rescue organizations or shelters. The law will take effect on 1/1/19. Violators face $500 in civil penalties. This law is meant to stop commercial breeders that mass produce animals for sale. Mass production of animals operate under minimal federal standards, such as the requirement that a cage be only six inches larger than the animal it housed and cleaned just once a week. The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act will not stop people from purchasing an animal from a private breeder.
California taxpayers spend about $250 million a year on animals in local shelters. The new legislation will not only cut down on the number of animals that go into shelters, it will ensure better treatment of animals, promote more rescue adoptions an prevent unnecessary animal deaths.
Pet Lovers Specialty License Plate
Governor Jerry Brown passed a bill on 10/14/17 that allows funds generated from the Pet Lovers Specialty License Plate program to be distributed to providers of free or low-cost spay and neuter services. The plate was available for sale in 2013 but administrative challenges prevented disbursement of funds. The new legislation will allocate the moneys to Dept. of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The CDFA will distribute the grant applications and oversee disbursement of funds in 2018. Disbursement of these funds will spare the lives of over half-million innocent cats and dogs that are euthanized in California shelters every year.
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Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Lucky Dog Rescue
Grant of $1000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in the Tri-Valley area.
Pleasanton, April 18, 2017 – Lucky Dog Rescue of Pleasanton today announced it has been awarded a grant from the Petco Foundation to support its mission to eliminate the unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable homeless animals throughout Northern California..
Lucky Dog Rescue is a nonprofit organization operated by a group of passionate enthusiastic volunteers who collaborate primarily with high kill, local shelters and rescue groups in the broader East Bay County Area to promote and encourage animal welfare. All LUCKY DOGS are home fostered and introduced to basic training to enable a smooth transition into their forever home.
Since 2010, Lucky Dog Rescue has found forever homes for thousands of dogs that may not have otherwise made it out of the shelter.
The Petco Foundation investment will help Lucky Dog Rescue continue to find permanent, loving and stable homes for our rescued friends.
For more information about Lucky Dog Rescue or the Petco Foundation, visit 1luckydogrescue.org or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.
About Lucky Dog Rescue
Lucky Dog Rescue (LDR) was founded by a small group of people in 2010 who collectively have many decades of experience in dog rescue, evaluation, training, care and placement. Our group is comprised of all volunteers. LDR rescues dogs from overcrowded shelters and fosters them in our homes until they are adopted by loving families.
Our local animal shelters are tireless animal advocates. Sadly their efforts are limited by the lack of capacity to house the animals. Most shelters are required to hold stray animals for only 3-4 business days. Thousands of innocent animals must be euthanized to make room for new incoming animals.
While our dogs are in our foster care, they are spayed/neutered, microchipped and given appropriate vaccinations and medical care. Sometimes more extensive care is needed such as surgery for broken bones or treatment for skin conditions that are not uncommonly the result of human abuse or neglect. The cost of this care can be expensive and is covered through our modest adoption fees, fundraising, donations and the support of animal welfare organizations such as Maddie’s Fund.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $175 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
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Happy Holidays! We hope you are enjoying the season with your human and furry members of your family and friends. We strive to make this and all future holiday seasons happy and joyous for our furry friends. Our goal is to be the kind of person that our dogs think we are. We appreciate all of you and thank you for adopting.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) kicked off their annual employee giving fundraiser for non profit agencies called HOME Campaign. We are one of the 2016 featured agencies along with the Hope Hospice of San Joaquin. The campaign will benefit over 420 charities. As a federally funded entity, LLNL is prohibited from making direct monetary contributions to sponsor fundraising events and/or non-profit agencies. All charitable fundraising conducted at the Laboratory is employee-based.
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One witness saw a woman toss a little dog into a recycle bin. The little dog tried to jump out when the woman pushed it down and shut the bin cover. Luckily one of our volunteers happened to be driving by as this happened. Our volunteer quickly swung her car around over a curb to confront the woman. Numerous witnesses gathered around the scene just as the police pulled up and arrested the woman.
Krissy (named after our volunteer) was unaware of the atrocity that just occurred. She was just happy she was so much attention. What could have been the worse day in Krissy’s life became the best thing that ever happened to her. She is now in our care. Krissy’s pre-Lucky Dog Rescue life is a giant question mark. We surmised it was a less than ideal life since her owner was willing to throw her out in the trash. But her life will change drastically now. We will make sure she is healthy and happy before she is placed in the very perfect forever home.
Krissy has proven to be a very sweet dog. She gets along with other dogs, loves to play and is very good with kids. Don’t worry Krissy, we have your back now!
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It has been 4 months since we rescued Lola and Henry. Lola just had her second knee surgery and is resting comfortably. Henry is also doing very well.
Lola’s and Henry’s story:
Lola and Henry were roaming the streets in the Central Valley and we rescued them in February. They are charismatic, fun, and extremely friendly. We soon discovered they were not only homeless, underweight and have kennel cough, they were diagnosed with many other serious conditions.
It was obvious Lola’s back legs were very unstable. She had difficulty standing on wood floors, managing stairs and walking. X rays confirmed she had ruptured cruciate ligaments in BOTH knees. Surgery must be done one knee at a time. Each surgery requires 6-8 weeks of recovery. Her activity must be closely monitored after the surgery.
We suspect Lola was used to breed puppies. This little mama had to go through her pregnancies, care for her puppies, and then have her puppies taken away while living with her painful ruptured knee ligaments. Yet she impressed us with her jovial disposition and obvious appreciation of having a soft bed to sleep (and snore) on.
Henry, our very own 4 legged Steph Curry, loves to play basketball. But he was going blind and needed eye surgery to pursue his basketball career. 🙂 He also has a broken tooth and ear infections which required medical attention.
The cost to give Lola and Henry pain-free and healthy lives will be around $10,000!! It was never a question whether we will spend $10,000 to bring them back to health, why wouldn’t we when the prognosis is so favorable? Lola and Henry are only between 2-3 years old and they have many more years of living to look forward to. We began immediate fundraising efforts to help fund for their care.
Henry and Lola probably made a lot of money for his former owners when their puppies were sold. But they didn’t have the decency to give Henry and Lola their needed medical attention. It is now up to us to do the right thing.
Stay tuned for this pair of Bulldogs’ progress and their journey to find their forever homes.