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August 16, 2005





City of Norco Animal Control Superintendent Renee Power
with Burt after completing her inspection of Gentle Giants



October 23, 2006
NORCO ANIMAL CONTROL MEMORANDUM
(Excerpts)

Sent to: the Norco City Manager, the Director of Community Development, the Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Animal Control, the City Planning Commission, and the City Council:

Sent from: the Superintendent of Animal Control and Equestrian Services

Subject: Gentle Giants Rescue - Inspection

The following provides information regarding the annual inspection . . . at Gentle Giants Rescue, Burt and Tracy Ward property. The rescue was inspected on October 18, 2006 and was found to be in compliance.

Forty-two (42) adult dogs were on the premises; all had correct paperwork and all were current on vaccinations.

Inspection was done on the same day Burt Ward was contacted; within 15 minutes Animal Control had access to the property.

All buildings and the residence were inspected.

All of the dogs appeared to be in good health, and made a minimal amount of noise.

No build up of feces or "animal waste" runoff was found anywhere on the premise.

All outside drainage areas were inspected and appeared very dry showing no signs of runoff.

Conclusion: Animal Control inspected 4867 Pedley Avenue the residence of Burt and Tracy Ward to evaluate the annual Conditional Use Permit 2003-22, granted to Gentle Giants Rescue on October 18, 2006. During our inspection we found compliance with all animal keeping related conditions.


City of Norco Animal Control Officer Frank with Burt

September 9, 2005





Burt and our Gentle Giants welcome the senior management
of Los Angeles County Animal Control
Marsha Mayeda - Director (left)
Judy Meraz, Chief Deputy Director (right)
Ron Edwards - Deputy Director (center right)
Christine Franco - Chief Humane Officer and Training Director (center)



Judy, Ron, Marsha and Christine have fun
meeting our 'Herd' of Gentle Giants



More and more of our Gentle Giants clamor for attention


Marsha enjoys the attention of our Borzoi and our
Scottish Deerhound while our Sasquatch sits next to her



Judy and Ron are bombarded with affection from
"Galaxy" (a Great Dane) "Bigfoot" (a Sasquatch)
and "Winston" (a Great Dane)



Marsha has her hands full of Gentle Giants


'Movie Star' Borzoi "Angelica Houston" romances Ron


Subject:   HELP - We need your HELP!!!
Date:  

Sat, 3 Dec 2005 15:54:08

From:   Ron Edwards
To:   Tracy Ward


Ron R. Edwards, Deputy Director
County of Los Angeles
Department of Animal Care and Control
5898 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90805

Hi Tracy –

I just spoke with Burt and asked for your help with three very special dogs. 

I have attached their pictures below along with their impound numbers and shelter location. 

The two from the Downey Shelter are special cases. 

On October 17th as Marcia, Christine and I were coming back from lunch in Long Beach, we saw "Ms. Piggy" and "Kermit" (yes, we gave them those names) running on Ocean Blvd. just about to get on the Long Beach (710) freeway. 

Christine and I jumped out of Marcia’s car to stop the dogs from running onto the freeway. 

After more than one hour of chasing the dogs, we were able to get both of them. 

"Kermit" is really a sweet dog. 

He does have some skin problems.

I think he was living on the streets by the looks of him.

"Ms. Piggy" is "Kermit’s" partner and was by his side the entire chase through Long Beach.

I know that "Ms. Piggy" isn’t a GIANT, but she is a nice dog.

The Saint has issues with other dogs at least at our shelter.

Can you please help me with them?

Please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for considering these three and for all of the others that you have rescued.


My Personal Information

I am a MALE ,TAN, BULL MASTIFF.

I am 2 yr(s) 0 months old.

My impound number is A3439713.

I am in the DOWNEY Shelter.

 

My Personal Information

I am a BLACK, POINTER.

I am 1 yr(s) 0 months old.

My impound number is A3439714.

I am in the DOWNEY Shelter.

 

My Personal Information

I am a FEMALE, TRICOLOR, ST BERNARD.

I am 2 yr(s) 6 months old.

My impound number is A3171282.

I am in the LANCASTER Shelter.


Thanks,

Ron

Ron R. Edwards, Deputy Director
County of Los Angeles
Department of Animal Care and Control
5898 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90805





Hi Ron, Marcia, and Christine,

We are SO happy to help these three very special dogs and to save the lives of all of the wonderful dogs that we have rescued with you over the past twelve years that we have worked together, and we look forward to the many more that we will continue to rescue in the future.

You are truly the Real Heroes of the day for the way that you rescued "Kermit" and "Ms. Piggy!" 

It is wonderful to know that such caring and heroic people run the L.A. County Animal Shelters and who work together with rescues to save every animal's life.

We will make sure that all three of these dogs will have wonderful lives as inside members of a family where they will be happy and safe and loved and cherished as every living creature should be!

Thank YOU SO MUCH for allowing us to help.

We will always be here to answer the call when the breeds we rescue and other special babies are in need. 

Sincerely,

Tracy Ward
Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions, Inc.
a California non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation
Rescuing and adopting Great Danes, Borzoi, Great Pyrenees, Mastiffs, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Deerhounds, Greyhounds, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands, Leonbergers, Whippets, Silken Windhounds, Italian Greyhounds,Chinese Cresteds, Xoloitzcuintle, Unique Combinations and Other Loving Lap Dogs!
(951) 279-5100 Rescue line
(951) 273-1330 Adoption Information line
website: www.gentlegiantsrescue.com
email: tracy@gentlegiantsrescue.com

See us on TV: www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/gentle_giants_theater_page_1.htm

P.S. If you have a moment, click on the above link and you can watch our newest television show and see all of our dogs meeting people and being the wonderful loving Gentle Giants and Little Giants that they are!







Subject:   3 dogs
Date:   Sat, 3 Dec 2005
From:   Ron Edwards
To:   Tracy Ward


Hi Tracy –

Thank you so much for helping us with the three dogs.  Here is the information about the three dogs.

Lancaster - A3171282 – St. Bernard – She was already spayed and is ready to be picked when you have someone that can retrieve her.

Downey – A3439714 & A3439713 – These two are scheduled for their S/N surgeries on Monday, December 5th

They can be picked up after 4:00 P.M. on Monday or Tuesday/Wednesday if that day works better for you. 

Please let me know when you will be able to send someone to pick the dogs up and I can update their records.

You are also welcome to call the shelters if you would like to make the arrangements.

Thanks again,

Ron

Ron R. Edwards, Deputy Director
County of Los Angeles
Department of Animal Care and Control
5898 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90805




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