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Huge Yard Sale

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Curated and organized by Los Angeles Resale Company, this one will be our biggest and best ever!

Memorial Day Weekend 2015. Fri, Sat, Sun May 22, 23, 24

7am-4pm daily. Half price Sunday!

 

All sales proceeds help maintain our indoor/outdoor kennels, cattery, and 160-acre grounds, providing food, shelter, and medical care for cats and dogs awaiting adoption!

Browse tables and tables of great donated merchandise, tour our facility, and meet over 150 loving pets looking for new homes!  Free parking.  Snacks available for purchase.

Furniture: Mission style console table & wall unit, Chippendale style highboy dresser, mahogany breakfront china cabinet, 2 dining sets, vintage bow front desk and dresser, vintage Brown Jordan patio furniture, Asian folding screen, bed frame w headboard, two sofas, kids chair/table set, bookcase, massage chair, inversion table, bar stools, assorted vintage side tables, lamps and ceiling lighting fixtures

Collectibles: 400 Dept. 56 Storybook Holiday collectibles (in original boxes), Madam Alexander dolls, Sports cards, hundreds of collectible knickknacks!

Home Decor: Vases, Picture frames, artwork, Blankets, Bed linens, Comforters, Christmas/Halloween decorations, Decorative glassware and pottery, baskets, tons of knickknacks, many eras and styles!

Kitchenware: 10-pc china set, 200-pc set of flatware from Bangkok, set of fondue forks from Bangkok, Gold-plated serving spoons, Brand-new boxes of silverware, Dishes, glasses, Cookware, Bakeware

Kids’ Stuff: Books, Coloring books, Crayons, Craft supplies, Puzzles, Telescopes. Pirate ship kite, Beanie Babies, board games, stuffed animals, baseball mitts, bicycle

Electronics and Appliances: 15-inch flatscreen TV, VHS/DVD players, stereo tuner, speakers, small refrigerator, toaster oven, fans, sewing machine

Household: Pet supplies, Hand tools, Power tools, Garden tools, Pots and planters, Leaf blower, Plastic organizers, Office supplies, exercise bike

Clothing & Accessories: Men’s, women’s, and children’s t-shirts, pants, sweaters, dress shirts, jackets, dresses, skirts all sizes (many new with tags women’s clothing). Shoes, Purses, bags, luggage, jewelry, makeup, vintage hair dryer, wigs

Miscellaneous: Books, CD’s, DVD’s LP records

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Gift

“This short film is our gift to all living creatures on the planet and we hope you will like it, and it will make an impact. Then it was worth it.”

Ez a kisfilm az ajándékunk minden Földön élő számára, reméljük tetszik és hatást gyakorol. Akkor már megérte.

Red – Bernáth Júlia

Father – Bernáth Dénes

Mother – Berki Szofi
Blond girl – Helmeczi Emma
Dog – FAPF Heather
Director – Zsemberi Zsófia
DoP – Horváth András
Idea, Script – Görögh Attila, Zsemberi Zsófia
Editor – Zsemberi Zsófi, Szigethy Márton
Post-production- Horváth András, Szigethy Márton, Fazakas Fanni
Make-up – Horváth Enikő, Szathmári SzilviaMusic Rachael Dadd – Wake It (Eastaste)
Stray Dogg – Almost (Eastaste)Sponsored by Zoetis Hungary Kft.

Nagy Leia Tímea, Mártai Mariann – Zuii Organic Hungary, Bíró Csaba – Dévai Szent Ferenc alapítvány, Jostein Skare Thygesen, Zsebe Zsolt, Szigethy Márton, Fazakas Fanni

 

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We are Living Free

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“Happy Tails” – Andy

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Look Who’s Going into to Service. Andy, formerly known as Rawson, was adopted last February by Paul and Laura Anderson of Hemet, CA. Paul and Laura had something special in mind when they went looking for a companion animal — Paul has been deaf since birth and they wanted to find the right dog to become a Service Dog for him. Paul is employed by Riverside County Office of Education as a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Itinerant/Specialist serving Hemet Unified School District where Laura teaches Second Grade at Bautista Creek Elementary School.

Paul and Laura visited several surrounding shelters but were uncertain about the dogs they met because the people in charge did not know the animals well enough to help them. The Andersons had heard of Living Free and visited to see if they could find a dog with the perfect temperament and size for their needs.

They were impressed with Edgar Santiago, the Kennel Supervisor, because he knew each dog so well. They felt comfortable knowing Edgar would guide them to make the right choice… and when Andy was brought to them, it was love at first sight. They’re not sure who picked who, but Andy is now an integral part of their family that includes two cats named Miss Kitty and Annie (who have allowed Andy to share their home).

Andy has had basic training and has learned to wake Paul in the morning when the alarm goes off and to let him know when someone is at the door. He’s also learned many words in sign language. Andy knows that when he has his service vest on he’s “at work”.

Paul assists school personnel and hearing-impaired children with their language development, understanding their hearing loss, and with instructional support to successfully assimilate into the regular classroom. The next step for Andy The Service Dog is specialized training to learn more complex techniques. Ultimately, Andy will be providing Paul with some support in his job. They want to be able to take him on trips such as cruises and to restaurants. Andy has already been on camping trips with them and enjoyed Doggie Day Camp on a recent trip to Texas.

We are proud of Andy. Thank you, Paul and Laura, for recognizing what a special dog he is and that he’ll be a loyal companion and true friend. Thank you, too, for having faith in Living Free and what we do.

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Art To The Rescue

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Please join us for an evening highlighting the rescue animals of Living Free, hosted by Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and world-renowned artwork, from the cutting-edge contemporary to classical masterpieces while learning about the Sanctuary. We will have pet adoptions on hand (although personal pets will not be allowed).

Admission is free but please RSVP to Miranda at the gallery: miranda@heatherjames.com. (760) 346-8926.

 

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SARA. Female, DSH  Black Torti. DOB: 6/01/14

Sara is a fur ball of energy and excitement, her nickname being “Catch Me If You Can”. When approached by visitors, she darts away hoping to be chased. Since no one can keep up with her, she comes back to coax you into a game of tag. After pronouncing herself the winner, Sara returns once again to allow you to pet her. Most of the time she’d rather play than sit still, but she has her quiet moments when she appreciates curling up in your lap.

Sara has a soft coat with beautiful markings and big, bright eyes. She’d love for you to stop in and play with her the next time you’re at Living Free.

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Dog Of The Week – Van Gogh

Van Gogh. Male, Terrier Mix. DOB:1/15/12. Wt: 10 lbs

Van Gogh is a big name for a little sweetheart. This guy’s gentle, loves to cuddle and gets along with the other dogs. He enjoys walking and romping in the park.

Van Gogh is house-trained with a doggie door. He wants to be a loving and constant companion to the right family or owner.

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Cat Of The Week – Mr. Chaplin

Male, DSH Black & White. DOB: 10/08/13

Mr. Chaplin is a new rescue who, and after a brief period of time getting acclimated here, is now one of the more playful boys in the Cattery. Chaplin enjoys chasing and wrestling with his other “cat buddies” and anyone else who’ll join in. He’s a growing boy with a big appetite and usually takes a quick nap after breakfast before playing again. He can be a little shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he becomes a true friend. He has soft black & white fur, and enjoys brushing and a good back scratch. Chaplin would love to meet you the next time you visit Cattery #2.

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Dog Of The Week – Cassius Clay

Male, Boxer. DOB: 8/8/11. Wt: 40 lbs

Cassius is high-spirited, playful and loves to be with people. His big brown eyes express his intelligence and desire to learn, which is just what he needs to become the best dog he can be. He does well with other well-socialized dogs and is house-trained with a doggie door. He loves to run and play in the park where he can work off some of that energy.

Cassius may be a little too much for very young children, and will need an owner or family that can provide training and activities to keep him occupied. He is waiting to show his unwavering loyalty and affection to that special family who chooses him.

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In Memory of Joan Fagan

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In September of this year, Living Free lost a cherished member of its family. Joan Fagan had served as volunteer Executive Director from 2000 to 2007, and steered the Sanctuary through its most difficult times. Emily Jo Beard’s son, Chris Watts, stated recently, “Joan saved this place.”

Joan was an unwavering advocate for animals and staunch supporter of Emily’s ideals and the Sanctuary’s mission. After her departure in 2007, Joan remained on the Board until 2012, and served as an advisor until the time of her death. After her retirement and move to Paradise, California, Joan continued to do whatever she could for the animals, volunteering at a local rescue there. Most recently, she called our attention to the plight of a herd of wild mustangs known as the Sheldon Warhorses, and the Sanctuary is now developing an initiative to provide refuge for some of these animals as a result.

She tirelessly volunteered her services throughout her tenure, and her legacy will live on with the establishment of the Joan Fagan Volunteer of the Year Award. This award will be based on peer selection, and go to the volunteer who best exemplifies Joan’s dedication to the animals and support of the Sanctuary’s mission.

Joan Fagan will always remain a part of Living Free. She is greatly missed, but never forgotten.

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