On the day following Thanksgiving, I’m expressing gratitude for, among other things, the strong animal-welfare community in Long Beach and the ones everywhere else on the planet.
Ringo, a German shepherd mix, and his sister Barbie, piled into a mom-car this week on their way to Live Love Animal Rescue, a Long Beach nonprofit.
As usual, have caution about edibles and inedibles. If you see a quartet (or trio) of furry legs led by a wet nose foraying the dessert table like Carrot Top after a laugh, pick up either the plates or the pets and put them out of reach for the evening.
The nursery saved 434 lives so far in their first year. The total has grown to just over 800 newborn kittens and mothers as of now.
You know what’ll help get you through the holiday blues? A dog!
Last week, The Scratching Post featured black cats that you could adopt and a bit about the mythology that slinks around them. Before All Hallows’ Eve melds into Dia de los Muertos, we want to give one final homage, a scratch under the chin and a bloop to the nose to the color complement to Halloween cats: orange ones.
There’s nothing unlucky about black cats in particular except for the effect of superstition on its treatment and their comparative rate of adoptability.
Moon Cat was in year number four of delightfully facilitating adoptions when last week, it was broken into three times, burglarized, and vandalized while parked in what Moon Cat proprietor Janet Pao believed to be a secure location.
When one of these cats is brought to the shelter, Wong’s team and shelter workers gather information and from it decide whether the cat will qualify for return to field, e.g., is the cat being fed out there, do they live in a colony where they’re receiving some care, is the environment safe, are coyotes roaming?
Wagoween will take place in the backlot of Sparky and the Gang’s new digs at 1749 Magnolia Ave. Bring your doggie, park on the street, and pay a $20 donation, all of which goes to the rescue’s upkeep costs.