Desperate Felines – Conrad & Spots

Desperate Felines

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Conrad Spots
Orange and White Male, Neutered Orange/White Male, Neutered

Conrad and Spots

These two orange and white year old brothers really need your help. Spots and Conrad aren’t mean or destructive, they just want to hide until they feel safe. They really need a permanent home.

Their hiding and avoidance has found them difficult to adopt. Children believe that the cats don’t like them and most adults want to experience a relationship with an affectionate cat. The two were not born feral and are not abused. Their mother was simply a stray that was given food and shelter and the babies were left alone to frolic and play indoors while their rescuer worked long hours. Conrad and Spots will settle into a new home with a patient pet-parent who we can teach to use food as a behavior modifier that would encourage them to bond.

Please call the organizations cell phone 949.533.0411, or give a donation to support pro-life rescue. Memo your check , non-profit tax ID 33-0971560 and mail to Community Animal Network, P.O. Box 8662 Newport Beach, CA, 92658.

E-MAIL [email protected]

Fast Facts – Dogs



According to the 1998 AKC allergy info page the Basenji, Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Chinese Crested., Italian Greyhound, erry Blue Terrier, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier are the best for people that are allergic.

ACHOO! First off, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. There are strategies that can help the afflicted to cope. It’s not the fur that allergy sufferers react to…exactly. Although the fur conveys the real offenders, the dander, the saliva and the urine which in turn carry the canine allergen. The eye reddening protein can stay aloft in the home or alight on the rugs and furniture. The AKC recommends that you visit an allergist. Bathe your dog every week or so (take care not to dry out your dog’s skin). Have an allergy non-sufferer take the pooch outdoors for a good brushing. A good diet prevents the dog’s hair loss and the accompanying dander loss. Make the bedroom off limits. Cover mattresses and cushions with plastic. Do what you can to keep surfaces clean. Air filters and purifiers help. Information provided by



1. Most dog owners “cannot afford the time” it takes to find their dog a new home.

2. Fewer homes are available because people are busier with less time to walk a dog.

3. People are often unwilling to provide “foster care” to dogs that have no behavior history

4. Many believe shelter dogs have behavior problems and therefore are less likely to be adopted.

5. There are few veterinarians and boarding kennels willing to give animal organizations “free” or substantially discounted kennel space.

6. There are more available large dogs and their lives are at risk at the shelters because the public is wanting small dogs.

7.Urban housing restricts the size of the animals in the home and apartments placing more dogs at risk.

8. Apartments are more strictly enforcing a “no pets” rule or “cats only” rule. There are fewer available homes for dogs.

9. Real Estate management companies simplify their property management by not allowing pets at all.

10. Private parties less frequently rent to dog owners.


Questions? Comments? Email: [email protected]

Note! Always spay, neuter, microchip, collar and tag your pets.

Disaster Preparedness

Feline Disaster Preparedness

Whether It Be Disasters Created By Man
Or Natural Disasters Be Prepared To Save Your Pets!


This information has been written by DiAnna Pfaff-Martin the founder of Community Animal Network. Some items you may wonder why the need to purchase as they are bigger and bulkier than you would feel be necessary. However, considering that you may travel with the animals and need to confine them other than being inside a carrier, it would be necessary.

CAUTION: Your beloved felines may become aggressive with each other when placed together in a small spot. Be aware that even the most loving cat when frightened can scratch. Have a large bath towel to cover a stressed animal before trying to move it.

Be prepared
– Right NOW have your animal microchipped ( Cost: approx. $35.00 – $50.00 + pet registration fee) And mail in and pay the small Pet Registration fee.
– Rotate Fresh Water in your disaster kit every two months
– Make and Keep an Animal Identification Document with Emergency Contact Information – Store in A Baggie or Have Laminated
– Purchase a “Dog Fence” / “Playpen” style and use a king size sheet secured with clothes pins to secure it as a cover to contain the cat(s) without having to be in a carrier for endless hours.
– Have a Cat Harness / Leash For Each Animal

– Animals Gender and Name
– Microchip Number
– Current Medications & Special Conditions
– Emergency Family and Friends Contacts

Pet Personals
– Collar and Current Pet Tag
– Cat Litter
– Litter Scooper
– Litter Bags / Baggies or Brown bags
– Photo of You and Your Pet In Case You Get Separated and To Prove Ownership.

Vet Medical
– Current Medications

– Paper towels
– Disinfectant / Hand sanitizer
– Litter Pan
– Litter Scooper
– Litter – Because you may not be able to change the litter use only scoopable litter for disaster relief
– First Aid Kit
– Hydrogen Peroxide
– Cotton Balls
– Neosporin
– Surgical Tape
– Ace Bandage

– Luggage Carrier
– Bungee Cords
– Large Pet Carrier (One for Each Animal – Stress brings out aggression)
– Aluminum pan 12” (sold at the grocery as a lasagna baking pan)
– Terry Cloth Towels – Line your Carrier In case of Urination
– Pack A Detailed Road Map to Get Off Major Roads That May Be Closed or Crowded

– Collapsible Water bowl
– Food Bowl
– Case of canned cat food
– Large Bag of Dry Food
– Large Trash Can liner
– Spoon/ Fork
– Travel Size Dish Soap

Hotels & Pet Boarding
– Research Hotels that take pets in Advance
– Gather A List Of Boarding Facilities Outside of Your Area

Animal Rescue Groups
– Pack phone numbers along with a copy of web site important information

Eyelid Agenesis (Backwards Eyelashes)

Helping People Understand Veterinary Medical Conditions

Written by Darcy J. Escue
AAS Veterinary Technology
[email protected]

Photos By DiAnna Pfaff-Martin

Kittens born with backwards lashes
Eyelid Agenesis

A Procedure Corrects The Backwards Lashes from Rubbing On the Corneas!

Written By DiAnna Pfaff-Martin © All Rights Reserved

The upper and lower eyelids have many functions. They protect the cornea (the clear portion of the front of the eye) and the eye itself from drying out and from insults and trauma from the outside environment. They are important in spreading the tears across the cornea. The lids themselves also produce portions of the tear film from the meibomian glands along the eyelid margin and from cells in the folds of the eyelids.

And lastly, eyelids assist in the draining of excess tears out through the tear ducts.

Infected Eye Severe eye infections cause one kitten to lose an eye prior to the procedure.

The eyelids of dogs and cats usually open between 10-14 days of age with no incidence. However, we do see a congenital defect frequently in the feline called eyelid agenesis. This defect presents at birth and demonstrates a lack of eyelid formation. Often, the upper eyelid fails to develop resulting in a full or partial malformation. Absence of eyelids can result in secondary trichiasis and exposure keratoconjunctivitis.

(Trichiasis is hair around the eye that rubs on the cornea. Keratoconjunctivitis is inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva.) With eyelid agenesis, the cornea has no protection from the surrounding hair allowing it to come into contact directly with the cornea, which can result in corneal irritation, pigmentation and corneal ulcers, all of which can affect vision.

The conjunctiva can also have these problems with constant exposure to the environment, making for uncomfortable eyes.

After having the hair follicles frozen to prevent regrowth or having the eyelids reconstructed, these felines are usually very comfortable and can live normal lives. Depending on the ability of the eyelids to blink completely over the cornea, additional topical lubrication may be necessary to prevent any continued corneal changes and to provide comfort.

Community Animal Network’s Donors Raised Money for A Procedure That Corrected Their “Backwards Lashes From rubbing On Their Corneas!

Please consider helping with a donation so we can continue to help local local animals; Mail your checks to:

Community Animal Network
P.O. Box 8662
Newport Beach, CA, 92658

Memo your check
non-profit tax ID




Adopt Adult Rabbits!

Please support responsible citizens in helping place their pets in new homes and cut this endless cycle of rabbit abandonment at parks! And shelter rabbits lose their lives quickly as they chew up everything and the cage mats. 

Local Rabbit Adoption

Catnip and Carrots 

Huntington Beach 

Irvine Animal Care Center Has A Farm Animal Section!


Irvine Animal Care Center

6443 Oak Canyon (at Sand Canyon)


CA 92620-4202

Telephone:  949.724.7741

Hours:	Mon		10:00am - 5:00pm

	Wed		10:00am - 7:00pm

	Thurs. - Sat	10:00am - 5:00pm

	Sun		12  noon - 4:00pm

Closed on Tuesdays.


Dear  Kids and Parents,

There are lots of rabbits in shelters who need good homes. Every child wants a bunny at one time or another because they are so cute. Children can often lose interest in rabbits because they don’t respond to humans in the same way that kittens and puppies do. Parents need to be ready to be the caretaker when that happens?

Rabbits can be wonderful, charming family members if parents and children educate themselves first. Caring for a rabbit is not like caring for a dog or cat. They are very social, and need lots of interaction with humans. They do not thrive when left in a hutch in the backyard.

A good source for rabbit information is or The House Rabbit Handbook. Let learning about rabbits before you buy be a family project.

Your furry friend, 


Always Spay and Neuter Rabbits!

 Neuter A Male Rabbit


 Animal Medical Center


Fountain Valley, CA

 Spay Female Rabbits $75.00

 Animal Medical Center


Fountain Valley, CA

Do You Have a Rabbit That Needs A New Loving home?

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Always spay, neuter, microchip, collar and tag your pets.