Animal Abuse, Lucerne Valley Hoarder Situation.
Since Thanksgiving there is a tragic situation at Lucerne Valley animal rescue ranch. 120+ dogs and 30+ cats were living in a terrible condition. The owner (and her daughter) are not doing anything for these animals. She only let few people into her ranch to get the animals or to look at them. The owner does not have enough money to buy food to feed the dogs and cats. These animals were living in a starving and cold condition. NO ONE bother to report it except several animal rescuers who went to the property and took 20+ dogs and saved them before San Bernardino Animal Control went to the property and started taking them into Devore Shelter (HIGH KILL SHELTER). At least 10+ were PUT TO DEATH and several are now sitting in DEVORE SHELTER waiting for Rescuers to get them out. Many dogs that were killed were either too sick and or injured. There are animal lovers who posted these animals on FACEBOOK and there are many private parties kind hearted people and animal Rescuers who pledge to donate money for the expenses to get them out. Some of these animals are not adoptable at all, they are under weight, some are of mixed breed or undesirable bleed. Many Rescuers are only looking to get the cute ones and the highly adoptable out of the shelter, why? so they can get them to the adoption events at Petco's and Petsmart's to be adopted. So in the meantime, San Bernardino A/C will keep killing them in DEVORE Shelter for space and they will keep going back to the ranch to get more animals out of the ranch. In the mean time, there are kind hearted people who donated money and they bought food at the feed store in Lucerne Valley and have the dog and cat food sent to the ranch. There are some kind hearted people who also donated money to get the animals out of there before the SB A/C go back to get them to the shelter. We were told that they already took 30+ cats to the shelter. I have been involve in VOLUNTEERING with animal rescue for shelter animals. I pledged and donated for 2-3 dogs per week since 2012 to 2013. I also spent my own money and volunteered and fostered dogs for rescuers. This is another tragic story about animal lover turned to a hoarder, people with good intention but they turn into animal abusers. There were 2 other hoarder situation and the one in Riverside was a much better situation with most animals that were saved. If you have Facebook account you can log into Facebook and see this group and read more of the info posted there. THIS IS NOT A SCAM or A HOAX. I just want to get it out into public about the shelter situation in Southern California, especially in the Inland Vallley and Desert areas. People losing homes so they abandoned their animals and rescuers tried to help. There are good rescuers and not too good ones that only help when it makes sense in their pocket books. Adoptable dogs = $$$... There are rescuers who work tirelessly for animals, $ or not... There are many organizations that help animals and they promoted themselves on Facebook for publicity and $$$ donation. I approached some of these organizations, and NOT ONE OF THESE Organizations want to help these dogs and cats. My heart ached for these animals.