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Cat missing 12 years reunited with family now in Washington, thanks to ASK Foundation

Riverside County Animal Control Officer Dalton Churchwell noticed a cat roaming around his backyard on Oct. 1, 2023, in Blythe. He caught the cat and scanned for a microchip. The scan showed the cat had gone missing in 2011 from his home in San Diego. Officer Churchwell called the owners, now in Washington state, who were ecstatic to learn that "Butters" had been found. Distance was an issue, but ASK Foundation stepped in to fund the flight. The story reached national media, such as Inside Edition, Huffington Post and People Magazine. Learn more about Butters' journey and the reunion with his family and brother Barnacles: https://rcdas.org/news/so-cal-cat-missing-12-years-reunited-family-now-living-wa


ASK Foundation Donates Pet Oxygen Masks

Since 2011 the ASK Foundation has been donating pet oxygen masks to the city of Riverside's fire departments through Wag'N O2 Fur Life, which provides masks to first responders to help them save animal lives following fires. Each kit comes with three sizes, and the large size is also suitable for a small person or child. Sets must be replaced periodically. For more information, please visit petoxygenmasks.org


ASK Foundation Commissions Murals for Western Riverside Shelter

The mural inside the grounds at the Western Riverside shelter was created by local artist Alejandro Mirande. The mural was one of two commissioned by the ASK Foundation through Reach Out Jurupa Valley, which works to strengthen communities. For information, we-reachout.org. It is the perfect backdrop for a selfie with new adoptees, or any furever friend!

A photo of the Forever Home mural at the Western Riverside shelter.

 

The mural at the Butterfly Garden at the Western Riverside shelter was created by local artist Heather Andrews-Horton. The mural was one of two commissioned by the ASK Foundation through Reach Out Jurupa Valley, which works to strengthen communities. For information, we-reachout.org The garden is maintained by Yvonne Fox, a longtime shelter volunteer, and other volunteers.

A photo of the Butterfly Garden mural at the Western Riverside shelter.

ASK Foundation Presents A Big Check to Riverside County

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors officially accepted a donation for Animal Services from the Animal Solutions Konnection (ASK) Foundation. The whopping $25,000 will be used for spay and neuter outreaches. Animal Services Director Erin Gettis (bottom right, in green) helped hold the check. The Board of Supervisors are on the higher step. To Erin's right are ASK board members Carolyn Badger, Rich DeAtley and Mike Gardner.

A photo of the big check ASK Foundation laid on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

Riding With Rover

ASK recently provided 10 bicycles to the Dept. of Animal Services for the "Riding with Rover" program at the Jurupa Valley and Coachella Valley shelters. Volunteers on bikes can safely exercise shelter dogs when a special leash apparatus is attached. The bikes were purchased from Woodcrest Bike Shop of Riverside. Owner Jordan Hnizdil (pictured) generously donated his time to putting them all together and delivering the bikes. Thank you Jordan!

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