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ABOUT

Patch & LadyBug
creatureKIND is a 501c3 non-profit organization, founded with the purpose of helping to make the world a better place for animals, especially those we have domesticated and have a responsibility toward. We endeavor to bring more awareness to the underlying issues which lead to unnecessary suffering and death for millions of dogs and cats every year, not just through rescue of animal in need, but through programs which help educate, encourage and provide incentives for positive change.

These programs include ‘Merchandise with a Message’ , which promotes kindness and brings awareness through merchandise, the profits from which, are then used to support essential programs such as ‘Pay to Spay’, an incentive driven approach to encourage the spay & neuter of dogs and cats, who may otherwise contribute to the problem of pet over-population.
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ABOUT

Patch & LadyBug
creatureKIND is a 501c3 non-profit organization, founded with the purpose of helping to make the world a better place for animals, especially those we have domesticated and have a responsibility toward. We endeavor to bring more awareness to the underlying issues which lead to unnecessary suffering and death for millions of dogs and cats every year, not just through rescue of animal in need, but through programs which help educate, encourage and provide incentives for positive change.

These programs include ‘Merchandise with a Message’ , which promotes kindness and brings awareness through merchandise, the profits from which, are then used to support essential programs such as ‘Pay to Spay’, an incentive driven approach to encourage the spay & neuter of dogs and cats, who may otherwise contribute to the problem of pet over-population.
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JINGLE

IMG_1626JINGLE was rescued on Christmas Eve, having been found tied up to a tree in a seedy part of L.A outside a known ‘crack house’. He had been abandoned there weeks earlier. Poor little guy was so depressed he had stopped eating and was so dirty, we had to bathe him three times just to get the worst of the embedded dirt off ! His eyes and ears were blocked by matts of hair and he was riddled with parasites . Underneath it all was an adorable young Shih-Tzu mix and once he was fully vetted, like all of our rescues, ( neutered/ micro-chipped, vaccinated )he was placed in a foster home until adopted into the lap of luxury in Malibu…
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CEMETERY KITTENS

kittensThe CEMETERY KITTENS, where indeed abandoned at a cemetery by someone who obviously thoughtkittens can survive on their own………..by the time a kind person gathered them into a box , they were near death. After a two month recovery process in foster homes, where they were placed in pairs for comfort, all of the kittens recovered and were adopted ( in the same pairs ! ) into wonderful caring homes, never to be abandoned again…

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TALLULAH

photo 2-1 A teeny tiny 8-Week old Chi Puppy found as a stray and taken to a local shelter, to join legions of other Chihuahua’s.( Chi’s dominate the California shelter system ) With a broken femur left untreated for too long, surgery was needed to properly set the bone using a plate, which decreased her changes of adoption or rescue to almost zero. But, Tallulah, was one of the lucky ones. A dedicated shelter volunteer took a photo and networked her, a sponsor came forward to cover the cost of her surgery and an amazing foster Mom gave her a temporary home until she recovered enough to be placed into a good home.
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SHARPIE & ELFIE

P1000797SHARPIE & ELFIE, were held as evidence in a hoarding case, enduring almost 3 years together in a small kennel on a concrete floor without even a single toy or blanket for comfort. After securing their conditional release, along with sixty-eight other dogs, so they could be moved into foster homes, until the case went to trial, this bonded pair were adopted by a wonderful family, who provided Sharpie with the medical treatment she needed and cared for her until she passed away in 2012. Elfie continues to live the good life with her Sheltie sister.
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DIXIE

Dixie Girl mid-julyDIXIE, one of two puppies left outside a Kern County shelter in a box. Back yard breeders proliferate in areas of California which have little regulation and are breeder friendly. When puppies reach an age when they become more of a challenge, because they are too active, or get sick due to lack of basic care, and remain unsold, breeders often dump them at local shelters. Pure Breed dogs of all ages are abandoned in staggering numbers. Until animals are no longer treated as ‘merchandise’, to buy and dispose of at will, this behavior will continue.

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