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CINNAMON

P1010349CINNAMON, was on her last day at a local shelter. A volunteer was taken by her winning smile and took some photos. Dogs always know when they have been saved. Cinnamon jumped into the back of the car, and then into the heart of the man who agreed to give her a foster home for the weekend in order to save her life and ended up adopting her ” She has changed my life in so many ways. “people often get dogs without thinking about their lifestyle and this dog was a prime example of that. A high energy dog who is never exercised, can become destructive, and if nothing else, will bark so much eventually neighbors will complain which often leads to this result.

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BLUE & SISSY

P1010753BLUE & SISSY, were dogs collected by a hoarder in Kern County. Senior dogs suffer the most in the hands of hoarders,
who consider themselves to be animal lovers, but cannot possibly take care of hundreds of animals, socially or medically or in any way ! Both of these dogs needed extensive medical care, including removal of a mouthful of rotten teeth. No animal should be subjected to life outside, when temperatures in the desert area they were held can be extreme, but especially not older animals.
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DAISY

P1010988DAISY was about to be impounded at a local shelter when I met her. An adorable one year Shih-Tzu, wearing a diaper.
The woman who was abandoning her claimed she had never had the time to potty-train her. After witnessing her pee blood, our vet determined she had a golf ball size tumor in her bladder which was promptly removed . SMUDGE, rescued the same day, was one of thousands of kittens turned into shelters during the sling birthing season, most of which never make it out alive. One more argument for mandatory spay & neuter !
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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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