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UPCOMING EVENTS

Weekend dog adoptions -- see calendar for details!



World Spay Day 2014

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, Stockton Animal Services staff worked with six veterinarian and volunteers from Animal Protection League, San Francisco SPCA and Carrington College’s Veterinary Technician program. About 40 volunteers and staffers were able to spay/neuter 66 dogs, give out 97 spay/neuter vouchers to the ACT Spay/Neuter Clinic (paid for with a grant secured by Stockton Animal Services) and we gave wellness exams to 445 dogs, administered 424 4-in-1 vaccines, 408 rabies vaccines and 173 microchips.

Some of the volunteers and SF SPCA staff put in 30 hours over two days! Citizens and their dogs began lining up at 3:00am for the 7:00am first come, first served surgeries.

The citizens were very patient, often waiting in line for two hours, and very appreciative of the services provided. The only question we got consistently was, “When are you going to do this again?”  The answer is: Sunday, June 8th, at Weber Point (more details to follow).


10,000!

The Animal Protection League/Stockton Animal Services spay and neuter clinic hit a milestone: We altered our 10,000th animal! Our friends at the San Francisco SPCA are responsible for 589 of those surgeries.

Thanks to all our staff and volunteers for their continuing commitment to solve Stockton and San Joaquin County's pet overpopulation problems.

APL was also accepted into the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100,000 shelter challenge! It was a grueling interview, but we were able to convince them we were worthy to compete in this nationwide contest. We will be competing for up to $100,000, part of the $600,000 overall the challenge will be rewarding.

Things are looking up!


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Strut Your Mutt -- A Good Time Had By All!



Jill

JillJill is one of the latest cats to leave Stockton Animal Protection League to find a new home.

Laura R, her new owner, enjoys watching her, "play in a toy box looking for stuffed animals and Slinkys which the latter is her favorite to play with." Jill also shares these toys and an empty fish-tank with another pet named Jinxy.

Jill and Jinxy get along as "two peas in a pod," says Laura. Jill was one of many cats and dogs available for adoption at APL's Adoption Center.

The Animal Protection League (APL) has been in existence since 1996 (doing business as Stockton Animal Shelter Friends) to promote foster care and adoption of healthy animals at the Stockton Animal Shelter. The APL has operated spay/neuter clinics since 2008 in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation. The APL looks to increase adoptions of animals into responsible, humane environments, increase redemption rates, and reduce the overpopulation of animals while educating the public in animal responsibility. The APL will continue to seek funds, donations, and grants to be used to save the lives of cats and dogs in our community.


Melanie's Story

BooMelanie recently adopted a cat she named Boo, after the character from Monsters, Inc, from Stockton's Animal Protection League (APL). Melanie describes Boo's transition from APL's adoption center to her home as 'easy' and 'perfect.' Pictures below show Boo's seamless adjustment to her new home and friend. Boo and Melanie's story are one of many positive outcomes of a successful adoption through APL.

While Boo has moved on from APL's adoption center, there are still many cats and dogs available for adoption. These animals come fully vaccinated and have no behavioral issues, unless noted.

The Animal Protection League (APL) has been in existence since 1996 (doing business as Stockton Animal Shelter Friends) to promote foster care and adoption of healthy animals at the Stockton Animal Shelter. The APL has operated spay/neuter clinics since 2008 in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation. The APL looks to increase adoptions of animals into responsible, humane environments, increase redemption rates, and reduce the overpopulation of animals while educating the public in animal responsibility. The APL will continue to seek funds, donations, and grants to be used to save the lives of cats and dogs in our community.






Jenny

JennyOn April 1, 2012, Jenny was adopted into her forever home from an adoption event at Discount Pet.

Jenny's new Dad said she quickly became part of the family and is playful, energetic and a great deal of fun! From the first night on she curls up at the edge of the bed and wakes the family with LOTS of licks and her tail wagging like crazy!

Jenny recently had a wellness exam at a local veterinarian's office and received a clean bill of health. Jenny is happy and getting a lot of attention. She is showing her appreciation in the way that she enthusiastically loves her new family!


Rocket

RocketWe have been receiving a lot of inquiries about "Rocket", the dog that was injured when an M-80 explosive device was strapped to his back and ignited. You can read more about Rocket in the Stockton Record

Rocket is doing well and should be out of the hospital early next week. He is expected to make a full recovery.

We have been in contact with Pat Claerbout, RocketStockton's Shelter Supervisor, and have offered APL's services to help with Rocket's recovery and ultimate placement in a forever home if no owner claims him.

APL has a fund for injured animals called "Brandi's Fund." When you donate, you can specify that the funds to go Brandi's Fund to help animals like Rocket. There is also a reward fund established through Red Rover.

Update June 20, 2012:

Friends of "Rocket's" owner saw the news accounts of the violent crime committed against him. His owner came to Family Pet Hospital for a teary reunion. We found out his real name is Dexter. Dexter stayed at Family Pet Hospital for five nights. He battled some post trauma nausea and diarrhea, but Dr. Song saw him today and he is doing great, just trying to gain back some lost weight. He is expected to make a full recovery. He gave kisses to all the staff at Family Pet Hospital that took such good care of him.

Thanks to the generosity of many people from Stockton, Northern California, and all the way to Southport, North Carolina and Kansas City, Missouri, nearly 70% of Dexter's veterinary bills were taken care of!

On behalf of Dexter and his family, we would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who offered donations, cards and notes of encouragement.


Lucky

This little guy's new owner named him Lucky, for obvious reasons. He came into the shelter extremely matted and with horrible skin problems and a lot of hot spots. We had to shave him completely to work on getting his skin sores healed. APL's registered vet technician, one of our veterinarians, and other volunteers spent many hours looking after him and trying to figure out his skin problems. After we began treating him, his skin generally healed, but he constantly dug at his ears. He was a very miserable little guy; we had to put a cone on him to keep him from digging at his ears, and began trying to find a good diet for him because we initially attributed the constant ear infections to allergies. After several weeks of treatment and trying to find a good diet for him, he was still very uncomfortable and constantly clawing at his ears.

He was so miserable that we were contemplating humane euthanasia. One of our veterinarians suggested that we anesthetize him and have a thorough look in his ears. He found deeply embedded fox tails in both ears. He removed the fox tails and neutered him and Lucky did an almost immediate turn around. He went from a sullen little guy to a happy, energetic, loving young dog.

He was adopted by a woman who has another dog and two horses. Lucky now gets to run and play to his heart's content. He has a wonderful home where he is well loved, groomed regularly and taken care of. He has no signs of the trauma he went through in his early life and is well adjusted and happy.


No Paws Left Behind

If your ability to care for your pet is being affected by financial hardship or foreclosure, please visit No Paws Left Behind, Inc. Here you can find information that can help keep your pet and your family together.


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