Kern County Supervisor RAY WATSON is obviously an animal lover and a HOARDINGCHIHUAHUAS HERO! THANK YOU! Here is Mr. Watson’s promise that he stands by: "Serving Kern County and the 4th District is truly an honor. My goal is to continually improve the quality of life for all of Kern County and provide responsive service to the residents of the 4th District." Ray Watson
Just like in Los Angeles, Agua Dolce, Burbank…Kimi Peck has been ordered to shut down yet another ‘Sanctuary’. Wonder how long it will take for her next ‘sanctuary’ to be legally forced to close???? Anyway, JAMES BURGER with the Bakersfield Californian wrote an article and just like every other article Mr. Burger has written on ‘rescuer’ Kimi Peck, here it is on our website.
Dog rescuer ordered to move animals BY JAMES BURGER, Californian staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Tuesday, Apr 21 2009 04:18 PM Last Updated Tuesday, Apr 21 2009 Tehachapi dog rescuer Kimi Peck must move 200 dogs out of her home on Water Canyon Road by 5 p.m. June 23 or the county of Kern will seize her animals. Supervisors have ruled Peck is in violation of zoning law and fined her at a previous hearing. She promised to leave or apply for a conditional use permit. But by Tuesday’s hearing she hadn’t. Neighbors spoke out against Peck at the hearing, saying she doesn’t intend to leave and playing audio files of barking dogs. Peck’s lawyer, Matthew Hess, said Peck will leave. "If she is not wanted in the community, and is not able to work it out informally with her neighbors or this board, then she will leave," he said. But he fired a threat at the board if it imposed any further penalties against his client or seized any animals. "I will take every step I can take to make sure that not one hair on the head of those animals are harmed," Hess said. "She will be out by June 23rd, unconditionally." County Engineering and Survey Services Director Chuck Lackey fired back. The board, he said, could take that promise at face value and then seize the dogs "by force" if Peck does not move out by her attorney’s timeline. Supervisor Don Maben jumped on that idea, making a motion to seize the dogs if they are not gone by 5 p.m. June 23. The motion passed unanimously.
Ventura County Animal Regulations did a fine job with Cynthia Gudger’s cats that were found in Gudger’s small motel room while she was a fugitive. Though the kittens and one cat had to be humanely euthanized, Ventura County was able to place the remainder of the cats into kitty protection! That’s right…some counties do care about animals (hear that Kern County Animal Control!) The cats are in great homes now.
ABC Bakersfield did a great story on a rescue organization in Tehachapi, California, Canine Canyon Ranch. This rescue is run by a top notch rescuer, LESLIE MONIOT. Ms. Moniot does not take in more animals than she can properly care for and its rescuers like Ms. Moniot who hoardingchihuahuas would like to applaud and say THANK YOU. Please read the story and if you can, donate to this awesome rescuer. Website is www.canyoncanyonranch.org. Again…TOP NOTCH RESCUE RUN BY A TOP NOTCH RESCUER!
TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Over the past year, Tehachapi has made headlines with animal hoarders, but one woman is showing that you can save hundreds of pets without taking it to an extreme. Leslie Moniot is one woman living just outside of town in Tehachapi, where she decided to let her sprawling acreage go to the dogs. Moniot of the Canine Canyon Ranch, said, “The dogs live in the house with us. And learn to use the doggie door, they’re social, they sleep quietly in the living room at night, they all eat together, they’re not food aggressive, and it enables me to find homes for them a lot faster.” Moniot has been running Canine Canyon Ranch for six years, and in 2008, she rescued and found loving homes for 115 dogs. But her secret to success is that she only has 8 to 10 dogs at a time; when one dog finds a new home, she’s able to rescue another. Moniot wishes she could save all the abandoned dogs, but she knows if she tried to save them all, she won’t be saving any. And so everyday she has to make the hard decision of which strays and surrenders she can save. Moniot said, “I don’t take pit bulls. Not because they’re not wonderful dogs, but because I can’t place them. And if I have one pit bull for eight months, I could have placed thirty other dogs. So, that’s a hard decision I have to make almost everyday. Moniot also only rescues big dogs, but right now she also has 8 little ones. Moniot said she’s picky when it comes to finding homes for her pets because she wants to make sure they are there forever, instead of repeating the cycle. If you would like more information on the rescue, you can visit www.caninecanyonranch.org. Copyright 2009 by TurnTo23.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast