|For 10 years, Georgina Warren, left, was the chief caretaker of Sheba, a beloved street dog on Skid Row who was hit by a car last week and died. She was consoled during a recent sidewalk memorial service by Catherine Harris of the nearby Hippie Kitchen.|
From LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN NEWS
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Some 17 years ago, Georgina Warren was in her tent in a Skid Row parking lot when she heard the unmistakable sound of a dog in despair.
Mr Ellis is a senior citizen who lives in South LA on a very fixed income with his 92 year old mom. He meant to fix his gate but he couldn’t afford to get a handyman to help. His worst nightmare happened, both of his dogs broken down the wobbly gate and were picked up by an animal control officer. The good news is that the shelter was the South LA shelter and Lt Botta is there to help dog owners redeem their dogs. Mr. Ellis’ case was no different. Lt. Botta called us up and asked for our assistance through the Operation Safety Net program which helps keep dogs out of the South LA shelter. Mr. Ellis had no money, no transportation and no idea how he was ever going to get his two dogs back.
Hi! My name is “Fill In The Blank“.
If while thinking of a new name you decide you want to meet me in person, please call Downtown Dog Rescue at 818-407-4145 or e-mail Lori at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I would truly LOVE to MEET YOU!
Thanks for playing!
AND NOW ABDUCTED
RODA was saved from death row at a County shelter in 2009. Then she ended up in boarding at a facility that subjected her to horrible neglect. When that facility was shut down, Roda was once again dumped at shelter and labeled as evidence for a cruelty case.
Downtown Dog Rescue stepped in and was determined that she’d spend the rest of her life safe and surrounded by love. She was adopted into a fantastic home, and was the center of her new family’s world.
Just as her past abuse became a distant memory, three weeks ago the unthinkable happened – Roda was stolen from her loving home. Witnesses saw sweet, submissive Roda being carried out.
We are absolutely terrified at what could have happened to her, and we need your help in getting her back safely.
Here are THREE EASY WAYS to rally for Roda:
· Call the media and let them know Roda’s story.
· Donate to the, “Rally For Roda Reward Fund!”
Contact is Lori Weise – phone # below
· Distribute and put up the attached flyer in your neighborhood, on your Facebook page and anywhere else you can think of to get the word out!
Large $$$$$ reward for Roda’s safe return!
NO QUESTIONS ASKED
Name: Roda (she also comes to “Roja”)
Size: Small dog, only about 50 pounds
Age: Five or Six years young Breed: Red Nosed, Rusty Brown Pitbull
Temperament: Very Docile and friendly (that is why she was easy to steal)!
Notes: She is Micro-chipped and was wearing a collar with identification tags. She was stolen from her home just Northeast of Downtown Los Angeles in Mid-May.
CONTACT: Lori Weise (213) 448-9961
by Timothy Rutt