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One more chance to get those unique and local gifts from Echo Park Pottery – Sunday, December 18 will be the last open house and sale before the holiday!

The Echo Park Animal Alliance will also be having one more day of Pet Photos with Santa, where prints are $10 each or three for $25, and you can get a bag of home baked dog biscuits for just $10. Zyana Aromatherapy products will also be for sale. Proceeds benefit the wonderful Echo Park Animal Alliance!

Take advantage from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Echo Park Pottery is located at 1850 Echo Park Avenue.

It’s that time of year again – the annual pet photos with Santa at the Peter Shire Gallery!

Dog-lovers gather year after year to get photos of them, their pets, and the big bearded for the Echo Park Animal Alliance fundraiser. The prints are $10 each or three for $25, and you can get a bag of home baked dog biscuits for just $10.

In addition to the Pet Photos with Santa, the Peter Shire Gallery is open for you to browse while your pups enjoy doggy Christmas treats!

This all takes place from Saturday, December 3 (12 noon to 6:00 pm) through Sunday, December 4 (12 noon to 5:00 pm). The Peter Shire Gallery is located at 1850 Echo Park Avenue.

Email info@echoparkanimalalliance.org for more info.

You may have noticed the slew of media interest in Echo Park Lake’s own Maria the Goose lately (unless you missed it all). Last week, Steve Hartman of Katie Couric’s CBS show was sent to the lake to interview Maria’s favorite human, Dominic Ehrler. Click here to watch the full CBS story, which aired February 28.

Today we learned from Chicken Corner that Maria was relocated last Friday to the Los Angeles Zoo ahead of the Echo Park Lake Rehab Project starting next month. Dominic told Chicken Corner in an email about the status of her new crib:

Maria has a two-room suite in the quarantine section of the zoo hospital. She will be monitored for things like worms and any other potential problems. … A minor foot problem will be taken care of. After the quarantine period is complete in about 30 days Maria will be moved to the exhibit area where she can be seen by all. The zoo will hold/display her until her ultimate destination is determined. The zoo personnel are all in love with Maria. She is safe and secure.

Dominic will definitely be able to visit Maria regularly, and told Chicken Corner she is doing well!

We’ll miss Maria, but we’ll also miss the lake and can’t wait for the project to be completed. In the meantime, feel free to donate to the Echo Park Animal Alliance, which is overseeing the care and protection of all the other wildlife in the lake that will be displaced during the project.

Two large dogs on corner of Avon and Cerro Gordo

From Echo Park resident Sandy is concerned about some dogs running around in the area:

There are two large dogs that have been hanging around the corner of Avon and Cerro Gordo St. I saw one last night – large, brown, Akita/Shepherd-ish looking dog. Then this morning while I was out with my dogs, I saw the same dog but he had a buddy with him – very coyote looking – brown, large, tall but much thinner than the other one. This time they were coming down Cerro Gordo from Elysian Park headed towards Avon. Two things – don’t know their demeanor – they could be harmless, but they might not be – and it’s always better to be on the safe side and steer clear of loose dogs. 2nd – maybe they belong to some who is looking for them – so thought this would be a good local venue to get the word out about them.

Please email us if you know anything!

Hank the cat is lost

From Echo Park Now reader Alexandra:

…I am searching for my very large orange and white cat – lost Sunday [February 6, 2011] around the intersection of Avon and Baxter. His name is Hank and I would be very sad if he disappeared forever. Any info would be much appreciated if anyone has seen him.

Email Hank’s owner if you have any tips through the Craigslit posting by clicking here.

Foster or adopt a 7-month old pup

Posted recently on the Echo Park Animal Alliance forum is this sweet face:

Sweet little 7 month old Riley is in need of a new foster home this week. He is a lab/pit mix and both affectionate and playful.  He does well with cats and most dogs.  He sometimes struggles a bit with small, male dogs, especially if they have a “napoleon” complex.  He is about 40 pounds and a funny little character!

He is crate trained, fully housebroken, is doing well walking on a leash, loves people and especially LOVES kids.  If you have room in your household for a lovely 4 legged foster child, please let me know.  I will be taking him out to adoption events weekly and can provide food and flea medicine for him while you foster.

Riley has been fixed, vaccinated, microchipped.

Please email us if you are interested in fostering or adopting and we’ll get you in touch with the proper folks.

Read our last Echo Park Pets post by clicking here.

This adorable dog named Mijo almost had a sad ending at the animal shelter, but was saved by the Echo Park Animal Alliance. Thankfully the dog is now being fostered and is waiting for you to take him home!

I am sweet and lovable although a little rough around the edge since I am just a little over a year old and my training needs a little reinforcing to adapt to a new environment.

Please email info@echoparkanimalalliance.org to adopt this cutie.

These four male, 8 1/2 week old kittens are available for adoption! They are super adorable and are local in Echo Park. They are in the process of getting shots and will be neutered prior to adoption. Contact the Echo Park Animal Alliance at info@echoparkanimalalliance.com for an application or to foster.

Learn more about the Echo Park Animal Alliance (EPAA) on their website.

Bring your precious pets and well-behaved humans down for some fun, shopping and entertainment for the Echo Park Animal Alliance’s annual fundraiser.

Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5
1:00 p to 5:00 pm.
Echo Park Pottery, located at 1850 Echo Park Ave.

Glossy prints in festive cards $10 each or three for $25.00. Dog Cookie stockings, filled with home baked cookies, $10.00. Also, pick up some pottery from Echo Park Pottery!

All proceeds go to the Echo Park Animal Alliance! Click here to download the full flyer.

In the meantime, check out our little friend Frankie who really needs a home!

Frankie is a miracle dog! He was found after an animal attacked him in Echo Park. He had to endure a tough surgery stitching him back together again. Then he was taken to the shelter and, sadly, no one claimed him. He is now a big kisser and cuddler (and a great fly catcher), while at the same time, he loves to play and be chased. He loves the dog park and the dog beach. He’s great with other dogs, and doesn’t seem interested in cats at all.

  • He’s about 2-3 years old and weighs about 15 lbs (maybe Chihuahua/Jindo or Shiba Inu mix).
  • He has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
  • An adoption contract, home check and adoption fee is required.
  • If interested please email info@echoparkanimalalliance.com.

Click here to download Frankie’s flyer. Learn more about the Echo Park Animal Alliance (EPAA).

Not the dog mentioned below, but gotta love that face! Flickr photo via rachel carr

Now this is a story I can get used to! A resident posted a nice story today on the Echo Elysian Neighborhood Council Forum about a “Jindo” mix that she found late last month. Here’s her story:

I found a Jindo mix on the 19th and took her to Lacy Street [North Central Shelter]. The dog was scanned and no chip was found. I monitored the dog on line, but no one was coming to claim her. It didn’t add up to me, since the dog had an expensive collar, was in good shape, had been spayed, no fleas. I didn’t really want to foster Jindo mix.

I called after her available date to check her status and found out that her owner had come to pull her out, (let’s call the owner Laura), but they couldn’t release to Laura because when they took her in the back to microchip her, a chip was actually found with a completely different persons information on it. Apparently Laura had found the dog a month ago, but did not take her to the pound. The info on the chip was outdated, a letter was sent to the person on the microchip, they did not come for the dog, so now this girl has been pulled and is happily home with Laura.

Yea!!!! A happy outcome! The microchip is now updated and this girl is back with the person who really loves her. And I’m writing all this just to say that sometimes taking a dog to the pound does have a happy ending.

Of course, the question of why the chip wasn’t found on the first scan is concerning.

Thank you for your story! It’s also a reminder that it’s really important if you do have to take an animal to the shelter, you take time out of your busy schedule to make sure it gets to a home as we certainly don’t want any pets euthanized unnecessarily. A little personal time and effort goes a long way! But always remember – if you can hold on to the pet and find its owner, that’s always a safer bet.

I had an experience recently taking a dog I found wandering the Echo Park streets late at night to the same North Central Shelter, and things turned out great for him too. You can read about that experience here.

And, as always, support your four-legged friends in Echo Park by adopting through, donating to, fostering for, or volunteering at the Echo Park Animal Alliance!


A friend's dog, Murray, is missing right now in Echo Park

A recent personal experience has prompted me to share with everyone some basic information about what to do when you find a lost cat or dog wandering the streets of Echo Park. Here are some steps and suggestions for what to do:

  1. Of course, always approach with caution. The little dog I recently found running around was super friendly, so we didn’t have a hard time getting to know him.
  2. No collar or tag? You can try and hang on to the animal and hang up posters around the neighborhood or post a notification on the Echo Elysian Neighborhood Council forum or the Echo Park Animal Alliance forum. However, if you’re like me and have other animals in the house or just no room for another, you might want to go to the next step.
  3. Go to the nearest animal shelter, which is, for the 90026 area code, the North Central Shelter located at 3201 Lacy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031. There they can find out of the animal is chipped, which is your best bet to find the owner (assuming the animal is correctly registered).
  4. If there’s no chip, get the impound number so you can track the animal and make sure it gets adopted. They have a first rights program, which allows the “finder” first dibs on the animal if unclaimed. After five days of impound, you can adopt/rescue the animal. You can keep track of the animal through the LA Animal Services website by clicking here. If the tracking number doesn’t come up, it means the animal has been picked up by its owner or adopted.

I got a lot of help from someone at the Echo Park Animal Alliance, a great resource for residents. They “feed, foster and re-home stray dogs dumped in Elysian Park, raise funds for local animals’ medical expenses, offer free pet food and shelter to the neediest members of our community.” There are some really cute dogs and cats up for adoption through the EPAA, you an take a look at those animals through its website by clicking here.

The Echo Park Animal Alliance is having a fundraiser yard sale, pet supply giveaway, and pet adoption!

From 9:00 am – 4:00 pm tomorrow (Saturday, June 12) you can purchase items at the yard sale to benefit the EPAA, pick up some free dog food, collars and supplies.

From noon – 4:00 pm, there will be some adorable puppies for adoption!

They are also looking for play yard for the puppies, if you have one to donate for the day please contact the EPAA by emailing info@echoparkanimalalliance.org

Check it out at 1850 Echo Park Ave.
Visit echoparkanimalalliance.org for more information about the EPAA.