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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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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Thank you, Al Gore.

Al invented the Internet. We think. Or he thinks.

Okay, well maybe he didn't invent the Internet, but he had a lot to do with it, and for that, I am thankful. I was reading a random Craigslist forum tonight and ran into this photo:

It wouldn't be unusual except for that funny looking dog on the left is Jordan, a resident at our Tri-Valley SPCA facility in Dublin. I see Jordan daily, and go visit him when I need a laugh.

He's an Aussie/Corgi mix (maybe..who can really tell these things?) that is gathering a fan club for his friendly appearance and unusual shape. He almost looks like a whole dog until you get to his stubby legs.

Before the Internet, if you were in animal rescue, you had to cross your fingers that the right person showed up at your facility, or at the pet store where you were camped out on a Saturday, in order to get your warm, friendly, fuzzy dogs and cats in front of potential forever homes.

The reward was a life of kibble and love. Failure meant another night in the adequate but lonely kennel or cage.

But the Internet has provided a venue for homeless animals to be perused by homes-less-animals in the hope of making a match. That nice family from Concord doesn't have to spend three weekends driving hundreds of miles to animal shelters in the county, hoping that a pet with which they connect will present themselves.

By looking on one of the many adoptable pet sites, like virtualpetadoptions.com or petfinder.org they can view many more animals, including those who they may never have found otherwise.

Because someone was amused by Jordan's unique shape and goofy expression, maybe, just maybe, he'll have a new home by the end of the weekend.

Thanks, Al.

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