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Welcome to Shelter Life at the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

We began as the Oakland SPCA in 1874. Today, the East Bay SPCA includes two animal shelters and three clinics in our community.

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Friday, June 10, 2005

Spring Summer Cleaning.

Christmas decorations. Collars. Magnetic picture frames from an old Yahoo® promotion. Agility equipment. Didn't we just do this last year?

The shelter storeroom is like this black hole that sucks in stuff from all over the shelter. We clean it out, but its gravitational pull is simply stronger than our most bully of dogs. In just a year, the storeroom is full again, hidden by large Laurel Burch slipcovers. Last time I went in there, I think the TV cart got hung up on a walker that is used in PALS, our pet therapy classes. (We desensitize dogs to walkers and wheelchairs in that class.) I had to climb over a Christmas tree to get to a bucket of tennis balls. This is the shelter world's kitchen junk drawer. Everything has its place. Just not things that end up here.

So again, the emails get sent, warning departments to get their stuff out of there. Warnings are sent to the trainers if they don't claim it, it's gone. The volunteers are warned that if they don't find another place for it, it might get tossed.

I could SWEAR we just did this last year.

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