Riley, a senior maltese/poodle mix, was not always living 'the life of Riley.' When a little stray ball of matted grey fur was brought into a southern California shelter, kennel workers began to call him Snowball. Snowball was in bad shape- he had been severely neglected and for some reason he had been doused in a pine sol type cleaning product, which is very toxic for animals....
Snowball's extensive neglect and abuse may have seemed insurmountable to the already overtaxed California city shelter and other local rescue groups- but not the very special folks at SPOT. And thankfully the shelters who could not help directly were willing to spread the word and enroll SPOT to do the outreach they do so well!.
SPOT (Saving Pets One At A Time) is a unique advocacy group in that they work with many local shelters, government agencies and rescue groups to meet the needs of animals in their community. They assist with Spay/Neuter outreach, fosters, trainers and others to help specific animals in a direct way- and they get their community involved so they can be of help!
A community can not step up to help if they are not alerted of a need. So being the voice for shelter animals is a critical role we can all play. Thanks to Faye, Alisa, SPOT, Dexter's Deli and Pet supply, The Total Dog wellness and rehabilitation center, Dr. Gary Haver at Surfside Animal Hospital, Local TV station KUSI, concerned donors, a foster family and a wonderful adoptive family.... Riley can now have the life he so deserves..."The life of Riley!"
Dr. Pia Salk
If you would like to support animals like Riley- those who need another chance- please contact SPOT. All funds go directly to this important and life-saving work.