Share some luck o’ the Irish with cats and canine at two pet fundraisers! • Lengthy Seashore Submit Information

Share some luck o' the Irish with cats and dogs at two pet fundraisers! • Long Beach Post News

Make a pet’s fortunate day on the St. Pawdy Day parade! Courtesy picture

This Saturday, March 11, Sparky and the Gang Canine (and typically, Cat) Rescue is presenting the St. Pawdy Day Parade and Free Vaccine Clinic, sponsored by Mates of Lengthy Seashore Animals and Repair ‘n Fidos’ Kacey Montoya of KTLA Channel 5. The occasion will happen at Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave. and can proceed rain, shine or rainbow, the organizers stated. Undoubtedly convey the youngsters and the canine.

Like an Irish stew, the occasion will bubble with nice stuff to see, do, and take part in. Canines, costumed or not, will step within the parade; microchips and low-cost vaccines can be found at $20 every—name Repair Lengthy Seashore at 562-337-8268 for an appointment; and free pet meals has been supplied by District 5 Councilmember Megan Kerr. Enter your doggie in a dressing up contest, and listen to Mike Kelly of Sligo Rags improve the day with Celtic airs. An animal communicator will learn some paws, and the Aquarium on Wheels will convey a chantey of sea critters, and no, chances are you’ll not undertake a swell shark. However Lengthy Seashore Animal Care Companies will be part of Sparky in bringing cats and canine whom you possibly can undertake. It’s a free occasion, so have a fierce auld time, and Erin go bark!

graphic announcing event for St. Cat-tricks Day

Watch the cats upstage the performers! Courtesy picture

March 17 marks St. Patrick’s Day, and it additionally honors the Feast of St. Gertrude of Nivelles, these days characterised because the unofficial patron saint of cats. Gertrude was born in Belgium in A.D. 626 to a noble household. She reportedly refused to marry a duke’s son, who’d been chosen for her as was the customized for the medieval highborn. She in reality declared that she wouldn’t marry in any respect however as an alternative be a bride to Christ.

On the dying of Gertrude’s father, she and her mom based a monastery, the place she was identified for her hospitality and veneration throughout her brief life. She died in A.D. 659 and was instantly canonized as St. Gertrude of Nivelles.

St. Gertrude’s feast day is identical day as St. Patrick’s presumably as a result of he was stated to have watched over her deathbed, however her affiliation with cats is pretty latest. Statues and pictures of St. Gertrude with mice crawling on or close to her physique had been believed to indicate her guarding souls in purgatory, which had been represented by mice. Germany was overwhelmed by a rat infestation within the early 1800s, and sufficient centuries had handed for the unique symbolism of the mice to be forgotten. St. Gertrude was thus thought-about extra of a holy Roto-Rooter than a protector of little rodent souls, so the inhabitants petitioned her assist in ridding their city of rats.

It was solely pure for St. Gertrude to morph into the patron saint of cats regardless of the Catholic church by no means formally recognizing her as such. Cats, left to their very own, are infamous ratters and, like St. Gertrude herself, are equally infamous at being self-assertive. Search pictures of St. Gertrude of Nivelles on the web, and also you’ll discover playing cards, jewellery and clothes depicting her cuddling a number of cats. And heaven is aware of, cats can use a patron saint.

On March 18, the day after St. Patrick’s Day—or on this case, St. Gertrude of Nivelles’ feast day—Feline Good Social Membership will host a night of belly-rub laughs for the sake of the kitties. The St. Cat-trick’s Day Fundraiser takes place Saturday, March 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the “finest place to get giddy with a kitty,” because the membership’s founders say. Go away your personal cat house on the fireplace, and go hooley with the resident moggies as you sip a complimentary Issues for Your Head Seltzer, obtainable with the acquisition of every ticket—$35, obtainable right here. It’s also possible to enter a drawing for FGSC merch if you happen to put on St. Cat-trick’s Day inexperienced. In case you have a St. Gertrude’s Day T-shirt and it’s inexperienced, all the higher! Greatest but, watch the FGSC cats steal the present from the improv troupe Held2Gether. Even higher but, a lot of the kitties are adoptable! FGSC is situated 301 Atlantic Ave. in Lengthy Seashore. Undoubtedly higher leisure than a cat on a melodeon.

Just about pets

Hopefully, pots will overflow with gold for the sake of the animals within the care of Sparky and the Gang, our actually overflowing shelter and in rescues like Feline Good Social Membership. Listed below are a number of wee mites to look over and possibly take house ceaselessly.

Final week’s Scratching Submit spotlighted special-needs cats. This week, canine could have their day. Sparky and the Gang has taken in canine (and typically, cats) in all kinds of sorry situations. The rescues interpret “good” as any canine, each canine, at any second, and with the care that every one will get from Sparky, each turns into the best-possible model of themselves. To be the fortunate allure for both of those canine or any canine who lives with a Sparky foster, comply with this hyperlink.

small beige Chihuahua mix with cloudy left eye sits, paw forward, on a mat

His title is Carlisle, and he’s glorious with cats and different canine. He’s quiet and loving. This pup got here to Sparky and the Gang with a big bump on his head, and he was blind in a single eye. So as to add literal insult to literal damage, he was present in a plastic utility tub together with one other small canine. Don’t flip a blind eye to this lovely pup.


little black and tan fluffy doggie cocks her head at the camera

Sparky volunteers discovered this woman roaming the streets, in all probability questioning the place her proprietor and residential had gone. They named her Bubbles for her darling, candy, bubbly persona. Bubbles has a everlasting head tilt, and she or he might be present process some progress removals at Repair Lengthy Seashore. “We love our canine, and even when she has a number of quirks, we’re decided to seek out her a ceaselessly house,” volunteer Louise stated. “Life has been a poop sandwich for her, however she stays a contented, bubbly woman.”

One of the best a part of spending time at Feline Good Social Membership, apart from truly spending face time with cats, is that if you happen to’re within the temper to undertake—and you’ll be if you happen to’re not already once you go to them—their atmosphere will spur them to indicate you who they’re. To take a look at the crew and take a look at the adoption necessities, examine this hyperlink. St. Gertrude will smile.

tortoiseshell cat stands proudly on an elaborate multilevel cat tree

There’s all the time one in a litter who must march to the beat of their very own drum much more so than your “common” cat. Zeusette is that kitty. Generally, she’s timid and loves to cover, after which at different instances, she’s proper on the market ready for petties. She additionally likes to play and joins in as quickly as she’s comfy. FGSC believes that finally, she’s going to give in and turn out to be relaxed and assured.

Cat with white chest and a black mask and body, with pink nose, tipped left ear, and wearing a green-pattern scarf, lies on cat bed.

Cookies was born in an outside colony, as you possibly can see from his tipped ear, and boy. Life was onerous. However he was a tricky cookie and survived till he was rescued. That’s the place he realized to like individuals—and boy! Does he love individuals! He likes to be pet and can do a attribute flop-over from pleasure over the rubs and scritches. Cookies will sit in laps as he will get used to his individuals. He might be intensely loyal to his furr-ever household and are available each time he’s known as over. Cookies will do finest as an solely cat in a house the place he can get common consideration and playtime. Picture by Natasha Jara.

A silver tabby and a brown tabby curl up with each other.

RoRo, left, was delivered to the vet as an undesirable kitten, however the kindhearted employees saved her. She’s very candy and attentive, and she or he performs nicely with the opposite kittens. She’s nonetheless timid about leaving the security of the Purrsonal Suite, which is the place she met our shy brown tabby, Sid. Sid had been residing with a colony of tabby cats and relied on the others to entrance for him. However on daily basis, he will get braver and loves the eye from the opposite kitties. Picture by Natasha Jara.

Nice furballs of enjoyable!

 CatPAWS tenth annual Bowling Fundraiser: Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.–5:30 p.m., Westminster Lanes, 6471 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, $45 per bowler, $20 to sit down on the sidelines and cheer.

Be a part of up with Crew Kitty and rack up a number of winners for the cats and kittens at Helen Sanders CatPAWS. Bowl for 2 hours, or pay the lesser quantity and simply watch the pins fall like a veritable feline. Chow down on hearty appetizers or a private pizza, with gentle drink included. All tickets embody a chance drawing, and prizes might be awarded for highest and lowest scores. Purchase tickets right here. All proceeds profit CatPAWS.

A serving to paw
black dog lies with hangdog look on face

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Canine Obedience Courses: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays till additional discover, midday–1 p.m., Lincoln Park Canine Park, Downtown Lengthy Seashore at 101 Pacific Ave., Lengthy Seashore, periods are free.

Is Sadie appearing shady? Does Belle wish to yell? In case your canine must know good conduct, it’s time to convey them to highschool. Teacher Charlie DiBono of Physique and Thoughts K9 makes no bones about good canine conduct being greater than sitting up and searching cute. The lessons are free to attend and can be found on a first-come, first served foundation. No lessons on wet days. House is restricted, so roll over and get out the door.

Foster for some time—or furever!
beautiful tortoiseshell cat sits like a meatloaf with closed eyes on a black seat.

Prada was born with out eyes, so that is her regular. She underwent surgical procedure to suture the openings and forestall an infection to maintain her wholesome and comfy. The employees at each vet appointment—and she or he’s been to fairly a number of in her younger life—have stated how outgoing and pleasant she is. Her purr is so loud that it may be tough for the vet to take heed to her coronary heart and lungs—when was the final time your cat purred on the vet? Prada thinks she’s simply advantageous, and so do her fosters. Hope somebody on the market does, too.

PetSmart Charities Nationwide Adoption Week: March 6–12, PetSmart areas in every single place, adoption charges apply.

Annually, greater than 5 million pets enter animal shelters in want of loving houses. Right now, pets are staying in shelters longer, and lots of native shelters are fighting stretched budgets and restricted staffing, our personal Lengthy Seashore Animal Care Companies included. In partnership with PetSmart Charities, Helen Sanders CatPAWS will convey adoptable pets to the Seal Seashore PetSmart location, 12341 Seal Seashore Blvd., in in help of Nationwide Adoption Week. In the course of the in-store occasion, Helen Sanders CatPAWS invitations pet lovers to make room of their houses for pets in want. PetSmart Charities additionally encourages individuals to think about adopting pets with particular wants, like candy Prada, seen within the picture, who was born with out eyes. She was rescued as a tiny, sick kitten from a public shelter. To view all obtainable pets for adoption, please go to the CatPAWS adoption web page.

Shelter adoption at Ubuntu Cafe: Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Ubuntu Café, 335 Nieto Ave., Lengthy Seashore, adoption charges apply.

Please come by, have an ideal breakfast or brunch, and take a look at the animals. There’s extra on the shelter at 7700 E. Spring St. (on the entrance to El Dorado Park—no parking price for shelter company) in Lengthy Seashore—and once you go to, convey doggie treats. They’ve run out! You already know, I’m uninterested in writing cutesy posts to get individuals to come back to our shelter. The place is in disaster—Lengthy Seashore Animal Care Companies is actually overflowing with pets, canine particularly, and they should go house. Now. To keep up the LBACS Compassion Saves mannequin of serving to these in best want—the sick, injured and abused—your assist is required to maintain the wholesome and misplaced pets out of the shelter. If you’re thinking about adopting, please e mail [email protected] or apply to foster right here.

Rescue record

In case you’ve all the time needed a pet however aren’t certain if you happen to’re prepared for a lifetime (the animal’s) dedication, or if you happen to’re previous the pet-roommate days for any motive, fostering may be an effective way to go, particularly with a number of of the kittens popping up throughout kitten season. Each one of many organizations listed under is in determined want of fosters who’ll social them and assist save their little lives. Who is aware of—possibly a kind of lives will change your thoughts in regards to the not-ready-for-roommate factor!

These nonprofits additionally frequently function cat, canine and rabbit adoptions. As of now, adoptions are primarily by appointment. Click on on the hyperlinks for every rescue in case of updates or adjustments. These organizations function via donations and grants, and something you can provide could be welcome. Please counsel any Lengthy Seashore-area rescues so as to add to the record. Take into account that the rescues are self-supporting and wish donations and volunteer assist. Most of them can’t settle for discovered or undesirable pets. Contact Lengthy Seashore Animal Care Companies for choices.

Ally’s Animal Community

Bunny Bunch

Cat Cove

Mates of Lengthy Seashore Animals

Repair Lengthy Seashore

Feline Good Social Membership

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

Helen Sanders CatPAWS

Ho’ola Canine Rescue

Home of Damaged Cookies

Jellicle Cats Basis

Ok-9 Kismet

Little Lion Basis

Stay Love Animal Rescue

Lengthy Seashore Animal Care Companies

Lengthy Seashore Spay and Neuter Basis

New child Feline Rescue

Pet Meals Specific Cat Adoption Heart

Pug Rescue of Korea

SAFE Rescue Crew

Seal Seashore Animal Care Heart

Sparky and the Gang Animal Rescue


Stray Cat Alliance

Wrigley Kittens

Zazzy Cats

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