Trapping Feral and Stray Cats

 

 


 
Public Relations
For Animals 

 

The Animal Network of Orange County

“Cat Trapping Tutorial”

Information Page

 



 Promotion For Animals   In
Need  

 

I n f o r m a t i o n 

Trapping – Spaying And
Neutering  

of Feral Cats and Stray Cats
 

Written By DiAnna
Pfaff-Martin From My Experience In Animal Rescuer in Orange County,
CA  

 

 

 

There
are “Vouchers” Available  To Spay And Neuter Wild
Untouchable Cats!  

Be
Prepared! don’t Be Turned Away! Wild and Untouchable Cats
“Must” Arrive In “Traps”
NOT Pet Carriers at Vet
Hospitals Or Will Be Turned Away!   

The Orange County Society For the Prevention Of
Cruelty Of Animals

(most commonly known as OCSPCA)

will send “Vouchers” For Spay And Neuter of Feral Wild
Untouchable Cats

OCSPCA Feral Cat Voucher Program
714-374-7738

Animal
Assistance League of Orange County  714-978-7387 

 

 

 

No One Should Feed Cats
Unless Trapping and Spaying and Neutering! Otherwise they Multiply! 

A fertile cat will produce an average of three litters a year! In just seven

years a fertile cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats! These figures

point to a need for a more aggressive spay/neuter program within the United

States. 

 

FACTS 

Kittens Become Pregnant at
5 months old

Male
Kittens Can Impregnate at 4 months of age 

Female
Cats Have An Average Of Five (5) Kittens In Litter 

Female
Cats Can Get Pregnant “Again” When They Are
Nursing!  

Kittens
Suffer and Often Die From Flea Anemia, Cold and Heat When Born
Outdoors  

Feeders
Can Be Cited By The County If Breeding Cats Are Deemed A 
Nuisance 

County
Officials Can Order The Cats Be Removed From The Property & You Face A
Fine

An Individual
Allowing Cats To Over Populate Can Be Cited For Animal Cruelty  

Cat
Colonies Suffer 

Defining The Terms 

       Definition:
Feral Cat (provided by Best Friends Catnippers L.A.

“Feral cats are the offspring of stray or abandoned pets, raised without human contact and living typically in colonies where food and shelter are available. They lead harsh lives, shortened by malnutrition, disease, trauma, and high kitten mortality. Feral cats are often seen as a public nuisance and make up a large portion of the animals
euthanized by local control agencies.”

 

 

Defining The Terms 

Definition: Stray Cat (Provided
By Animal Network of O.C.  www.animalnetwork.org

“A cat that has lived with humans and has
become lost or abandoned is a stray cat. A stray cat may or may not have
acclimated to life on the streets. Cats that do not acclimate are often
found starving. A stray cat that has acclimated and survives can often be
mistaken for a feral cat, as their behaviors have adjusted in order to
survive leading them to run from humans, avoid touch and hide to protect
themselves. Both stray and feral cats seek food and shelter and often live
in groups with a hierarchy that is defined by levels of dominance. Cats
that have lived outdoors for sometime may become unrecognizable to their
owner because of muscle development and a thicker
coat.    

Author: DiAnna Pfaff-Martin,
founder of Animal Network of Orange County, copyright 2006

 

Prepare To
Trap  

Try to get help from neighbors! Create a flyer!

Distribute the flyer on doorsteps. Meet and greet the
neighbors. Tell them about trapping and releasing and educate them. Most
people worry that harm will come to them so discuss 

 

that no harm will come to the animals and ask that no
one else but you feed while the trapping goes on. A HUNGRY CAT WILL GO IN
THE TRAPS! 

Where there are stray and feral cats someone is feeding.
Try to locate the feeder and ask for help. Sometimes they welcome the
information about humane solution of “TNR” (trap neuter and
release). However, beware that some will resist spaying and neutering as
they like to see the babies and think it is natural.  

 

 

Keep Them Hungry 

A HUNGRY CAT WILL GO IN A TRAP! 

 

“Buy” Or
“Rent” Your
Supplies 

BUY 

BUY HUMANE ANIMAL TRAPS 

www.livetrap.com
 

We suggest purchasing the economy traps (32 x 10
x10) pictured below. 

There Are Two Types “Basic” and
“Transfer” Economy Traps

www.livetrap.com
 

“Basic” Economy Raccoon / Feral Cat Trap 

Purchase 1-5 for $41.75 each 

Purchase 6+ For $38.27 

www.livetrap.com
 

 Economy Raccoon / Feral Cat Transfer
Trap 

Purchase 1-5 for $55.66 each 

Purchase 6+ For $52.19 

www.livetrap.com
 

 

RENT 

RENT HUMANE ANIMAL TRAPS 

“THE FEED BARN”

2300 Newport Blvd

 Costa Mesa, CA 

 949.548.3151

MIDWAY CITY FEED Best Prices!! 

14941 Jackson St

Midway City, CA 92655

714.893.2613

ANAHEIM FEED AND PET SUPPLY

1730 N. Lemon Street

Anaheim, CA 92801 

714.992.2012

 

 

Marking and Spotting
Altered Cats

Ask the veterinarian that developed and managed colonies to mark the animals
that have been trapped, neutered and released by having the veterinarian
at the time of spay or neuter cut the tip of the ear; this is called a
notched ear . This simple ear notch signals the trapper to release any cat
from the traps that has a notched ear. An ear notch simplifies the system
and lowers costs and trauma to the animals.

 

O.C. Vet Hospitals That
Alter Feral Cats

Few Hospitals Give
Attention To Wild Untouchable Cats

Hospitals Assign Quota’s and
Certain Days To Alter Feral Cats! Know the Days and Rules “BEFORE” You
Trap!

The Animal Medical Center 

(Every
Wednesday Quota is 4 for the day)

16540 Harbor Blvd. 

Fountain Valley, CA 

(Harbor and Heil near Warner) 

714.531.1155

 Golden State Humane Society (is not an animal
shelter)

11901 Gilbert Street, Garden Grove, CA 92641

714-638-8111 

Animal Discount Clinic

714-537-0570

Know the rules of each hospital
and Days of Spay Neuter “BEFORE” You Trap!

 

 

Other Links 

Click to Read “Animal
Network’s” Information 

on 

“Taming
Feral Kittens”  

 

Northern
California Feral Spay and Neuter

www.fixourferals.org

Fix Our Ferals offers free spay/neuter clinics
for homeless cats. They have helped over 1000 east Bay residents to sterilize
more than 3000 cats since we started in 1998.

 

 

Los
Angeles Area Feral Spay and Neuter


 

FixNation, Inc.

 


         



Operates a free full-time spay/neuter
clinic for feral and homeless cats.

 



Provides low-cost spay/neuter for tame
cats.



 




www.fixnation.org



 

Clinic Location

7680 Clybourn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91352

818-524-2287 | [email protected]


Open Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm.

Reservations are required.

DROP-OFF TIMES: 7am to 8:30am


 

 
T 818.524.2287
F 818.767.7791

 

 

Help Others! If You Know
About Ferals: e-mail [email protected]

 

   


LA Times Home Foreclosures 2008


BUSINESS SECTION

HOME FORECLOSURES FORCE PETS FROM HOMES

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

January 31, 2008

Writer Martin Zimmerman, Los Angeles Times

Photographer Photo by Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times

“We can keep them there as long as the house is in limbo,” said Kathryn Ecdao, who couldn’t take the dogs with her to her new residence and can’t afford to board Roxy and Bear. “But that’s not fair to the dogs. They’re not getting the attentio

People often can’t find apartments that allow animals. Many are abandoned or brought to shelters.

Martin Zimmerman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, 4:13 PM PST, January 31, 2008

Being forced to put her house on the market by the real estate meltdown was stressful enough for Kathryn Ecdao. Leaving Roxy and Bear behind made matters much worse.

The 4-year-old Labrador-German shepherd mixes weren’t welcome at the rental Ecdao moved into a few miles away. So she makes daily trips to her now-empty former home in Anaheim Hills to care for the dogs and is desperately trying to find someone to adopt them before the place is sold.

We can keep them there as long as the house is in limbo,” said Ecdao, who can’t afford to board Roxy and Bear. “But that’s not fair to the dogs. They’re not getting the attention that they deserve.”

Actually, Roxy and Bear are among the luckier four-legged victims of the housing crisis. As more and more Californians are turned out of their homes by foreclosures or forced sales, family pets — especially dogs and cats — are being left behind to fend for themselves.

“These people don’t know what’s going to happen to them, and they figure someone will take care of the cat,” said Jacky deHaviland, who works with a Los Angeles-area group called Muttshack Animal Rescue. “They say ‘I can’t even deal with this. How can I deal with that?’ ”

For DiAnna Pfaff-Martin of Newport Beach, founder of the Animal Network of Orange County, the wake-up call came last week when she got five new adoption cases — four dogs and a cat — because their owners had lost their homes.

“This is the first time I’ve had this kind of problem since I started doing this in 1996,” Pfaff-Martin said.

As the housing crunch worsens — foreclosures in California are at record levels — so will the problem of homeless pets, she said. “I think this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Real estate pros and other animal welfare organizations are reporting similar trends.

“I’m getting calls from desperate people who are losing their homes, asking us to rescue their cat,” said Fran Moore of Irvine, a co-founder of the Orange County Animal Rescue Coalition, which works with the public shelter in Corona, an area hit hard by foreclosures.

Leo Nordine, a Hermosa Beach broker who specializes in selling repossessed homes, said he finds abandoned dogs at least once a month these days. Sometimes they’re chained in a yard, sometimes locked in the house. They’re often emaciated, if they’re alive at all.

Nordine first tries to get neighbors to take in an abandoned dog. If that fails, he calls a public shelter or a private group to pick up the animal. (Going to the county pound is often a death sentence, especially for large dogs, which are difficult to place. In Orange County, for example, 40% of the almost 28,000 dogs and cats impounded by the county last year were destroyed.)

In Corona, shelter manager Darryl Heppner has seen a 16% jump in the number of animals brought in during the last six months.

“That’s abnormally high,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of people in trouble, and they have to make hard decisions.”

The circumstances that follow foreclosure can be remorseless for pet owners. “They have a hard enough time even qualifying for a rental because their credit is shot, and 98% of landlords don’t take dogs,” Nordine said. “So if you’ve been foreclosed and you have a pit bull, good luck.”

It doesn’t help that some landlords who do accept pets are doubling or tripling their pet deposits, according to Moore of Muttshack.

The spike in homeless pets comes as Heppner’s and other animal welfare facilities are dealing with budget cutbacks. The work of volunteers and donations of such essentials as cat litter are “a godsend,” he said.

In California, abandoning a pet is a crime punishable by a $500 fine, up to six months in jail or both. But offenders are rarely prosecuted, activists say, in part because they can be surprisingly difficult to find.

“All we have is a name and a disconnected phone number and no forwarding address,” said Nordine, the Hermosa Beach broker. “You’d need the FBI to try to track them down.”

Although Ecdao has no intention of abandoning her dogs to an uncertain fate, her predicament is an often-heard tale in the current housing market. She and her husband had to put their home up for sale in January after their monthly loan payment jumped along with the interest rate on their adjustable-rate mortgage. Refinancing wasn’t an option because the house’s value had fallen so much since their last refinance.

They found a rental, but the landlord said “no dogs.”

“Since it was such a horrible situation because we didn’t know where we were going to live, we agreed to it,” Ecdao said.

She contacted Pfaff-Martin, who runs a weekend adoption fair for rescued dogs and cats outside Russo’s Pet Experience at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Ecdao and her 13-year-old daughter now make the weekly pilgrimage to the shopping center with Bear and Roxy, hoping someone will want to take the dogs home with them.

“It’s awful,” Ecdao said. The first time they went, “we cried the entire afternoon. We love those dogs.”

martin.zimmerman @latimes.com


Rescue Call Log


Animal Network’s

“RESCUE CALL LOG”

Calls Pour In Everyday!

THE ANIMALS ARE DYING FOR YOUR HELP!

Call: 949.759.3646

[email protected]

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Please Donate to Our Formula Fund!

Memo your check non-profit tax ID # 33-0971560

Community Animal Network

P.O. Box 8662

Newport Beach, CA 92658

MONEY IS NEEDED, BUT WE REALLY NEED YOUR TIME!

RESCUE LOG: We do not rescue kittens by color. If you are looking to adopt and not help please see our adoption page with photos of cats and kittens.

SITUATION

ANIMAL(S)

CALL ID#

Needs new foster home, doesn’t get along with
other cats.

“Biscuit”

[email protected]

Given to family with toddler.  Can’t
keep cat. Cat is aggressive with baby.

Siamese Mix

2-4 years old

[email protected]

Need spay & foster care.

Mother Cat & Kittens

(2nd litter)

[email protected]

Need help.

Pitbull

Female, 4 months

[email protected]

Need foster care.

3 Kittens

[email protected]

Moving.  Can’t keep.  30 day
notice.

2 cats

[email protected]


Adopt an Adult Cat and save a life! All kittens will find homes!


Vet Medical Animals

Helping Out

Please read the stories below to learn about our most recent rescues and needs.

Stories below:
Daisy & Riesling: eye-lid surgery
Momba, Manny & Target: Leukemia Cat Family


DAISY AND RIESLING

Eyelid Reconstruction Surgery

Read Their Story:

Their eyelashes were rubbing on the delicate surface of the eye. OUCH!

Daisy and Riesling were 8 week old torti tabby kittens. They were born with eyelid agenesis which is the incomplete formation of the eyelid. Their lashes rubbed on the surface of their eyes which caused corneal edema from the lashes rubbing. We had to act quickly to save their eyesight and stop any corneal ulcerations. A second surgery was needed and performed to perfect the correction of the lid.

The surgery was not cosmetic; it was essential to safeguard their vision and stop the irritation and pain of their lashes rubbing on the surface of their eyes.

Community Animal Network does not kill animals that become too expensive, nor does it restrict an animal from being rescued and adopted into a loving home because of the cost.


DONATIONS STILL NEEDED!

Send your tax deductible donation to:

“Daisy and Riesling Sight Fund”
Community Animal Network
PO Box 8662
Newport Beach, CA 92658

Make checks payable to:
Community Animal Network,
(Tax ID 33-0971560)





Reading This Could Help Save These Animals’ Lives!

E-mail or Tell a Friend!

A Call For Life…

FEATURE STORY

LEUKEMIA CAT FAMILY

Read Their Story Below:

Leukemia positive momma cat

10 month old, female spayed

Leukemia positive babies

Manny & Target

Manny, Beautiful Black Leopard male neutered

Target, Gorgeous Russian Blue Look, female spayed,

READ THEIR STORY: Feline Leukemia Positive Momba and her kittens

A cat named Momba and two of her five babies have tested positive for the feline leukemia virus. The founder of Community Animal Network DiAnna Pfaff-Martin says, “We hope the public will come forward and support our pro-quality life mission and adopt theses beautiful and sweet animals two by two. The animals have no active symptoms of the virus and their condition can be easily managed by living in a loving home that has no other cats.”

The cat family must find new homes within the month, or the animals will be the first non-symptomatic animals to be euthanized in the history of the group. It is a quality of life issue. Momba and her growing babies should not live sequestered for their lifetime in a tiny room. God willing, these animals will have the ability to be adopted into a caring home. We are counting on the public to show that they respect what we do and come forward to help!

This is a difficult time for Community Animal Network and the Costa Mesa caregiver Kate Kasakoff because we love them all. Momba is a petite black cat who has been such a good mom. She really deserves better after all that she has been through. The babies that tested FeLV+ are “Target” who has a purebred Russian-Blue look and Manny a black male who looks like his mom.

The siblings Jack, Tammy and Moescha, have tested negative for the virus but will be re-tested in thirty days to determine if the test could have been negative because antigens were not yet present in the blood.

Newport Beach resident and feline practitioner, Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell guided us through the protocol and timing of the appropriate testing. Dr. Wexler-Mitchell’s new book “Guide To A Healthy Cat” (available on Amazon.com) states that FeFLV can cause latent infections, which hide quietly in the cat but may cause clinical signs months to years later.

Our organization has taken the appropriate steps to confirm the animals condition. We hope someone will focus on their ability to give life with their love and come forward to help. Call 949.533.0411 to adopt, or send your financial support to Community Animal Network, P.O. Box 8662 Newport Beach, CA, 92658. Memo your tax-deductible donation “Leukemia Cat Family” Tax ID 33-0971560. Your donation “C.A.N.” make a difference in an animals life!


Animal Archives


PET OF THE WEEK

TASHA’S STORY

Irresponsible daughter leaves Tasha and family homeless!

Story Featured – August 25, 2009

A rescue call grabbed attention when a mother claimed that her 11-year-old daughter would not keep the litter box clean. The daughter’s punishment was going to be sending Tasha and her kittens to the shelter if Community Animal Network would not take them.

The beautiful silver-gray Russian blue Tasha and her kittens were lucky that the Ronaldson family of Newport Beach happened to call asking to foster animals in their home on that particular day.

The Balboa Peninsula beach cat

The Balboa Peninsula Beach Cat

Story Featured – August 18, 2009

Bob and Wendy Pierce have called Community Animal Network for assistance in rescuing an orange cat that they believe to be hungry and without a home living near 2006 W. Oceanfront, next to Newport Pier.

The Pierce’s children, Kelly and Bobby, befriended the cat during their two-week vacation from Phoenix. The family was planning on taking the cat home with them, but it was not to be found when the family was leaving Saturday.

The Pierces are terribly worried and will fly back to rescue the animal. Community Animal Network is asking if anyone knows this cat to call (949) 759-3646 to get involved and help drive the cat to the vet to be scanned for a microchip, have a thorough exam and blood test before traveling to Phoenix in his new home.

The family is anxious to know whether the cat is safe. The family is certain the cat is still hanging around the vacation rental.


Purr Poems

A Dark Handsome Man

This morning as I wrestle to open my eyes, a dark handsome man crawled upon my chest and looked into my eyes. I whispered I love you and stroked his long soft black fur. He could no longer keep his silence, he purred.

DiAnna Pfaff-Martin, Founder

Community Animal Network

The Animal Network of Orange County

©August 2005


Archive Pets of the Week

Pet Highlights
Network Animals Are Published Every Wednesday In The Los Angeles Times

Local Daily Pilot in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, California

See A Special Cat?
E-Mail
[email protected]
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[email protected]

Rescuing animals is a full time job…

Your donation is needed in order for us to continue our ministry to local animals. It is always necessary to ask for volunteers and donations to continue our rescue efforts.

Please help; memo your check non-profit tax ID 33-0971560 and mail to Community Animal Network, P.O. Box 8662 Newport Beach, CA, 92658.

Archive

MIESHA AND MIMI

Female Himalayans

These last few weeks of a Corona del Mar resident’s life has been full of emotion. After loosing a mother and now a father moving into care facility, their beloved cats have needed to find refuge with Community Animal Network due to severe allergies.

“We hope to place the two beautiful female Himalayan cats Miesha and Mimi as a pair” says, DiAnna Pfaff-Martin who believes animals do grieve and it would be best not to separate the bonded pair.

FYI: Most municipal shelters (including Newport Beach ) will not take residents relinquished pets; forcing local animals to be turned over to the county shelter where over 50% of the animals loose their lives.

To help local animals in need; memo your check non-profit tax ID 33-0971560 and mail to Community Animal Network, P.O. Box 8662 Newport Beach, CA, 92658.


MIESHA

MIMI

NOAH

“Noah” the beautiful blue-eyed Siamese Snowshoe Ragdoll mix still needs a home. Noah has blossomed and is looking extremely beautiful since his rescue from the Newport back bay when he was found very thin and treated for bite wounds and tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). He’s extremely affectionate and is seeking a home where he can be the only cat to love you.



NOAH
FIV Positive
Snow Shoe Siamese Ragdoll Mix

JAKE

Jake is a large well-trained Lab Ridgeback Mix who is now 6 ½ years old. Jake’s been part of the Fischer family since he was only a year old and the family is heart broken to give him up, but their three year old son’s allergies are worsening with time. Jake is great with other dogs both large and small and is friendly and mellow and good around kids. Jake is said to be a great family dog who needs a new home without cats.



Jake

Lab Ridgeback Mix

TIFFANY

LAP CATS
Community Animal Network has quite a number of fabulous lap cats to choose from lately. Most lap cats personalities are highly desired as they are calm lounge lizards that usually have good house manners. People seeking these qualities should really consider adopting animals over eight years old as they are just perfect for those who want a really loving cat.
Tiffany is a large affectionate tabby lap cat. She is the kind of cat that would make a great companion for a senior person or anyone that desires an exceptional animal with good house manners. Like a good wine it is enhanced by age…Tiffany is thirteen and currently lives with a dog and other cats.

People often overlook qualities and choose an animal by its’ color, sex and age. When it comes down to getting the right pet choose the animal that has the best qualities for your home life. If you have a dog find an adult animal that currently lives with a dog.

Make a difference in an animal’s life; adopt an adult or senior pet. It’s life-saving!

If you would like to give your support to our work; memo your tax-deductible donation; “Rescue Operations”, tax ID 33-0971560 and mail to Community Animal Network, P.O. Box 8662 Newport Beach, CA, 92658.

Two other available twelve year olds are the solid grey Russian Blue-look named Shamus and a gorgeous long hair black cat named Branford.

Our senior cats have been well cared for and come with a 30 day health guarantee. Veterinarians carefully examine and read their blood panels to confirm every organ is functioning properly. Community Animal Network even cleans their teeth if necessary. We welcome you to explore the idea of adopting great mature cats!



Tiffany

COCO & HEALY

Two long hair silver grey Persian mix sisters were adopted as kittens from our Network in August 2004 and now need new homes because their family is moving back to England permanently. Two weeks remain before the family is leaving for the UK and we need someone to step up and help these two by fostering them or adopting the two.

Many countries still enforce a very strong quarantine and England ’s is said to be avoided as some don’t survive illnesses caught while in there. This time of year, it takes over 90 days to find a new home for an adult cat as people are focusing on the tiny ones. Adult cats are dying for your help! Please help save lives adopt a cat not a kitten.

See animals on our website www.animalnetwork.org or at Fashion Island every weekend from 12 noon – 4:00pm. Or help by donating to “feed the kittens”; memo your check non-profit tax ID 33-0971560 and mail to Community Animal Network, P.O. Box 8662 Newport Beach, CA, 92658.




SPRING KITTENS

Kimba, Gatina, Felix and Toulouse were only two and a half weeks old when they were rescued and transferred along with their mom Duchess to a Community Animal Network foster home. Duchess’s kitten family is now seven and a half weeks old and is just the beginning of the dreaded Spring kitten season which will consume much of the organizations funds to feed and maintain their vet medical needs.

Twenty-five dollars will buy enough kitten formula to feed four abandoned babies for a week. Kittens need round the clock feedings until four weeks old and most babies wean between six and seven weeks old. Volunteers are needed and the supplies and vet services are provided by Community Animal Network. You may be surprised that quiet bottle feeders may be welcome at animal friendly businesses, so why not ask your boss if you could help?

At this time, we have a total of nine pregnant cats, four nursing moms and a litter of newborns that are being bottle fed. If you come across kittens in your bushes please don’t take them until you are sure the mom was not just searching for food. The need is greater than we have volunteers so please consider calling 949.533.0411 to help. Donations graciously accepted to help feed the kitties this Spring.



Spring Kittens!

GULLIVER

Gulliver is a long hair sable cat who was one of the lucky ones pulled from the shelter’s undiscerning death row. Gulliver has qualities of a Main Coon; a large size, tuffs of hair in the ears and between the toes and a friendly personality. He was named after Gulliver’s Travels, kneads his paws at the sound of a soft voice and is very affectionate. For anyone liking that Main Coon size, we will have four “super size” cats this weekend for adoption and for those who fancy Siamese we will have two.

You can help bring lost animals home by supporting the microchip identification system and having your dog or cat implanted and then registered in the national database. Gulliver is now protected by the tiny chip which will alert his new pet parents and the rescue organization if he was ever to need help again. Watch for information about our “Community Microchip Implant Event” that is coming soon.

In order to save more lives please consider getting your lonely cat a friend! Do not get a kitten; adopt adult cats of similar age and energy levels. We have a thirty minute “Pet Parenting Class” in which we addresses how to introduce adult cats.



Gulliver found a home!

BILL & GEORGE

Two six month old tabby brothers Bill and George were rescued from an RV park. George is a long hair tabby that everyone thinks looks like a Main Coon cat and his brother George is a beautiful golden tabby, similar to the golden leopard Bengal cat. A neighbor called us after discovering Bill and George along with their sister inside a box secured with a brick on top. High anxiety and stress was apparent as the two male kittens suffered minor scratches after being locked in side the box with their sister Rosemary who was in heat.

Volunteer journalists are being welcomed for our new on-line magazine “The Animal Report”. A photo journalist intern from California State University Fullerton will be researching the cultural and socio-economic perception of peoples and present a photographic interpretation of the issues that may cause animal abuse and abandonment in America .




Rabbits!

PLEASE SAVE LIVES!

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)

Irvine

CA 92620-4202

www.irvineshelter.org

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 www.rabbit.org or The House Rabbit Handbook. Let learning about rabbits before you buy be a family project.

Your furry friend,

Thumper

Always Spay and Neuter Rabbits!

 

 Neuter A Male Rabbit

$45.00

 Animal Medical Center

714.531.1155

Fountain Valley, CA 

   Spay Female Rabbits $75.00

 Animal Medical Center

714.531.1155

Fountain Valley, CA 

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

LIST Your RABBIT For Adoption

[email protected]

Please remember to give us your contact
details..

$ 10.00 donation For 6 month

Pre-Loved Rabbits Need Homes

Breed
Color
Description
Profile/ History
Pet’s Name
Contact
List Your Rabbit Here To Get A New Home!          The Network 949.759.3646

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


Desperate Felines – Conrad and Spots

Desperate Felines

Animals That Need A Special Type Of Home

Conrad
Spots

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.

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Fast Facts – Dogs

BEST BREEDS FOR ALLERGIC DOG-LOVERS

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 www.selectSmart.com

FAST FACTS: WHY DOGS NEED A LOT OF HELP

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.
WE NOW OFFER “FREE’ WEB LISTINGS FOR DOGS

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