East Valley Coalition of Rescues

EVCOR - East Valley Coalition of Rescues

PO BOX 25706, Tempe, AZ 85285

All Tempe Classes are open to the public. No referral and no reservation needed. Just show up and join us!

All Classes listed on your class schedule for Cholla are correct and are still being offered. Only referrals from the Juvenile Justice System are able to attend the west side classes. Referrals may be from probation officers, parole officers, judges, etc. Please follow the instructions on your class schedule.

We are now offering a series of fundraising seminars to help homeless animals. The class fee is only $15 for a teen and one parent attends for free! The entire family can attend our seminar for the family price of only $20!. That way everyone gets the same information at the same time.

We have an east valley location and a west valley location. In the east valley, we will be meeting at the Pyle Adult Community Center at 655 E. Southern Rd., Tempe, 85282. Please DO NOT CALL or ask ANY QUESTIONS of the Pyle Center staff or of the nearby Tempe Library! They will not know.They have no information about these classes. We are a different organization that use this space. The west valley location is not open to the public. It is referrals only. Thanks!

From the East Valley take the 202 west to the 101 south to the 60 west. Or, take the I-60 west all the way. From the West Valley, take the I-17 south to the I-10 towards Tucson to the 60 east. From the North Valley, take the 51 south to the I-10 towards Tucson to the I-60 east. Or, take the 101 south to the I-60 west. Take the Rural exit off of the I-60/Superstition Freeway and, head north (towards Scottsdale) on Rural. You will see the Tempe Library on the left on the west side of the street (do not go in there). There is a large silver “museum” sign on the southwest corner before you come to Southern Road. Take a left (go west towards Phoenix) on Southern. You will see a small brown building, the Pyle Center, on the south (left) side of the street. After turning onto Southern, make a left at the second driveway on the left. Please wait to give the class fee and ask questions of the instructor. Please wait in the seating area inside the building. The Instructor will come out to invite you in at class time. Please scroll down to see our volunteer needs, lost/found animal, unwanted animal and low cost sterilization/vaccination information:

HERE IS A CURRENT LIST OF THE DAYS AND TIMES OF OUR FUNDRAISING SEMINARS.

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 in Tempe at the Pyle Center—Open to the Public

1:00-3:00—FAMILY CONFLICT RESOLUTION, ANGER MANAGEMENT & PROBLEM SOLVING—RESPECT FOR RULES & LIMITS-HOW TO GET EVERYONE IN YOUR FAMILY ON THE SAME PAGE/GOING IN THE SAME DIRECTION--SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL FAMILIES

2:30-4:30--- ANGER MANAGEMENT: 101 STRATEGIES FOR CALMING YOURSELF DOWN BEFORE YOUR ANGER BOILS OVER!

Saturday, December 4th, 2010–West Side Classes at Cholla—Referrals ONLY

9:30-11:30--CONFLICT RESOLUTION: BOUNDARIES, LIMITS & EXPECTATIONS--HOW TO BECOME A RESPONSIBLE MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY & COMMUNITY—REBUILD RESPECT, TRUST & UNDERSTAND OTHERS’ VIEW

11:00-1:00—CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES--CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS, IMPULSE CONTROL, GOOD DECISIONS—THINK BEFORE YOU ACT & GET YOUR LIFE BACK ON TRACK!!

1:00-3:00--CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES of ILLEGAL &/OR THRILL-SEEKING BEHAVIOR--WHAT ARE THE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES OF GETTING A CRIMINAL RECORD? (IE: CURFEW, FIGHTING, PROPERTY DAMAGE, SUBSTANCE USE & OTHER OFFENSES) THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!!

2:30-4:30--CONFLICT RESOLUTION ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & PHYSICAL AGGRESSION DIVERSION CLASS HOW TO STOP “BULLY” BEHAVIOR & GET ALONG WITH OTHERS

Saturday, December 11th, 2010 in Tempe at the Pyle Center—Open to the Public

9:00-11:00--**NEW CLASS**CONFLICT RESOLUTION I-- USE YOUR WORDS NOT YOUR FISTS TO SETTLE DISPUTES--HOW TO CALMLY COMMUNICATE TO GET WHAT YOU WANT & GET PEOPLE TO LISTEN/OPEN UP TO YOU-STOP ANGRY OUTBURSTS & FIGHT FAIR--UNDERSTAND BOUNDARIES, RULES & EXPECTATIONS & BECOME A RESPONSIBLE MEMBER OR YOUR FAMILY/COMMUNITY--HOW AGGRESSIVE PEOPLE CAN GET ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS AND AVOID VERBAL & PHYSICAL FIGHTS-- REBUILD TRUST & RESPECT, APOLOGIZE, REPAIR BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, UNDERSTAND OTHERS’ VIEW & END THE SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT

10:30-12:30—**NEW CLASS**CONFLICT RESOLUTION II COMMUNICATION, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, ANGER, PROBLEM SOLVING & STRESS COPING SKILLS FOR FAMILIES, SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL FAMILIES—STEPS TO RESTORE RESPECT AND PEACE-- HOW TO GIVE FEEDBACK THAT YOUR TEEN WILL LISTEN TO SO THEY BECOME A RESPECTFUL & RESPONSIBLE TEEN—HOW TO NEGOTIATE CLEAR RULES, CONSEQUENCES & EXPECTATIONS & CREATE SOLUTIONS THAT EVERYONE CAN LIVE WITH--HOW TO HELP YOUR TEEN MAKE BETTER BEHAVIOR CHOICES & ELIMINATE DESTRUCTIVE LIFE PATTERNS-- STOP USING PHYSICAL WAYS TO HANDLE YOUR ANGER, HOW TO DE-ESCALATE OTHER’S ANGER & AGGRESSION

12:30-2:30---CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES: HOW TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS

2:00-4:00---ANGER MANAGEMENT: GET THAT CHIP OFF YOUR SHOULDER! LET GO OF OLD ANGER, GRUDGES & RESENTMENT SO YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD, REBUILD TRUST in RELATIONSHIPS & REGAIN RESPECT

Saturday, December 18th, 2010–West Side Classes at Cholla—Referrals ONLY

9:30-11:30--CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES of ILLEGAL &/OR THRILL-SEEKING BEHAVIOR--WHAT ARE THE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES OF GETTING A CRIMINAL RECORD? (IE: CURFEW, FIGHTING, PROPERTY DAMAGE, SUBSTANCE USE & OTHER OFFENSES) THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!!

11:00-1:00—CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES: HOW TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS

1:00-3:00--GOOD CHOICES IN FRIENDS: YOU BECOME LIKE WHO YOU HANG AROUND WITH MOST CHOOSE HEALTHY FRIEND, FAMILY & DATING RELATIONSHIPS

2:30-4:30--PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION--USE YOUR WORDS NOT YOUR FISTS & ANGRY OUTBURSTS TO SETTLE DISPUTES--HOW TO CALMLY TALK TO GET WHAT YOU WANT & GET PEOPLE TO LISTEN/OPEN UP TO YOU—LEARN TO DISAGREE WITHOUT BEING DISAGREEABLE

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WHAT THIS WEB PAGE CONTAINS

This web site contains our fundraising seminar schedule & directions followed by our donation needs list, volunteer needs, information on helping lost/found animals, low-cost spay/neuter information, and what to do if someone has an unwanted animal..

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

Fundraising Opportunity---Clare Rhoads, M.C. is offering 15 hours of family mediation services for a minimum donation of $30/hour to help us to meet our needs for $1,000 by December 31st.. Half hour phone consultations are available as well for just $15. Please e-mail us at evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com or phone to make an appointment at 480-755-7343. Please leave a message. You can use your hour to talk through a difficult subject, negotiate family rules that everyone can live with, decide on issues concerning seperation/divorce/custody, or have Clare facilitate a mediation on some difficult issue.

DONATIONS NEEDED

We are in desperate need of a donated computer lap top that is Wi Fi ready, a washing machine, Tidy Cat Kitty Litter, and Cat Food. Please scroll down to see our animal rescue seminars, lost/found animal assistance, low cost sterilization/vaccination information, unwanted animal assistance and our volunteer needs. If you would like to have flyers that list all of the seminars we offer, please e-mail us at evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com.

PLEASE HELP US TO HELP ANIMALS

Please feel free to post information about our seminars at your place of work, your school/religious organization or at any social service agencies. We are happy to do inservice trainings or joint fundraising seminars with parent/teacher organizations or religious organizations.

SEMINAR TOPICS AVAILABLE AS FUNDRAISING EVENTS at E.V.C.O.R.

We can create a seminar to suit your needs. Sample Seminar Topics that we Offer:

Stress Management; Communication 101; How to Listen Well to Improve Relationships; How to De-Escalate Difficult Situations with Clients, Customers, Colleagues and Family Members; Passive/Assertive/Aggressive Communication Styles--Which Style Do You Have?; Asking for What you Want and Need in an Assertive--Not Aggressive Way; How Divorce Affects Children/Adults; Managing the Step-Family/Blended Family; Forgiveness; Self-Esteem; Happiness 101; Problem Solving; Decision Making; Better Management and Sales through Understanding People's Values; Re-Invent Your Life; Discover Your Passion; Surviving Life Transitions; How to Effectively Prepare to Work/Live Abroad; Parent/Teen Communication; Parenting the Difficult Child; How to Deal with Difficult People; Anger Management 101; Conflict Resolution; Mediation; and How to Fight Fair at Work and Home and Building Healthy Relationships.

Please post or cross-post this information to your web site/e-mail list, your place of work, your school/religious organization or at any social service agencies. Please help us to help others while raising the funds needed to help homeless animals.

You can help us to help homeless animals while attending these interesting fundraiser seminars hosted by the East Valley Coalition of Rescues (E.V.C.O.R.). E.V.C.O.R. is a coalition of small rescues and independent animal rescuers who volunteer their time and resources to help homeless animals. The proceeds of the classes go to support an animal sanctuary. Each educational seminar is offered to the public where noted. Others require a referral. Every dollar or two helps so please join us and tell all of your friends, family and work colleagues about these helpful seminars. It is not necessary to R.S.V.P. to any of the seminars except where requested. It is usually only the Animal Rescue Seminar topics that require an R.S.V.P. so that we know how many potential volunteers are attending. Please help spread the word!

THE SEMINARS LISTED BELOW COMING SOON--IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THESE OR ANY OTHER SEMINAR TOPIC, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONDUCT A FUNDRAISING SEMINAR, PLEASE E-MAIL US.

LEARN HOW TO HELP ANIMALS! Coming Soon! Learn everything you need to know about what to do if you have found/lost a dog, where to get low cost spay/neuter resources, how you can help animals just a few hours a month from home, etc. Learn what opportunities there are that are available for you to help animals in your town. Join others from your city who are also dedicated to helping animals. E-mail us at a href="mailto:evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com"> evcorstraydogs@hotmail.comAnimal Abuse/Neglect Diversion Program-5 Hours. This program is for juveniles have shown evidence of harm or cruelty to animals. They will learn anger management skills, communication skills and conflict resolution skills. They will explore alternative, positive ways to solve problems. They will practice prosocial, empathy skills in class.

DONATION NEEDS LIST:

We have a desperate need for a donated computer lap top that is WiFi ready, a washing machine, kitty litter, cat food, dog toys, pet crates, and donated vehicles.

We are also looking for people who make animal related arts and crafts items that we could use as fundraisers. We can reimburse you for expenses and add some for your time in creating these animal related craft items. We are especially interested in helping teenagers, disabled individuals, and senior citizens to create their own small, entrepreneurial arts & crafts businesses. If you would like to help us to set up the internet store to sell the items as a fundraiser or if you would like to help supply us with animal related arts and crafts, please contact us! www.evcor.petfinder.com If you can help, please let us know by e-mail at evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com or phone 480-755-7343. Thanks!!

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED! URGENT SITUATION! LOST/FOUND DOG CASE WORKERS NEEDED! DOGGIE SOCIAL WORKERS! YOU CAN HELP ANIMALS FROM HOME BY PHONE OR COMPUTER! PLEASE E-MAIL US AT evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com PLEASE PUT, "I WANT TO BE A DOG SOCIAL WORKER, FOSTER OR LOST/FOUND DOG CASEWORKER IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

Dogs needing immediate FOSTER HOMES!!

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FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED! We will put you on our list to receive information on the dogs that need to be fostered. For these dogs you are the last chance before they enter a shelter that euthanizes healthy, adoptable animals. Please e-mail us to receive the notices newvolunteerevcorstraydogsThanks so much for anything you can do!


INVITATION TO ANIMAL RESCUE TRAINING--NEXT TRAINING DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED

We need your help! We are overwhelmed by the number of homeless pets that need our help! We are unable to keep up with the number of people wanting to adopt homeless dogs! We need your help!

Animal Rescue Training CANCELLED

Please R.S.V.P. Please help us to keep in contact with you. Please add us to your e-mail address book so that we can send out a reminder about the animal rescue training as part of a large mailing and not go into your junk mail box and accidentally be deleted.

Where? TBA

When? DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Who? Anyone interested in helping homeless animals.

R.S.V.P. Please R.S.V.P. by e-mail to evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com We need at least 5 volunteers to run the training. Thanks!

NEXT TRAINING COMING SOON

TRAINING SCHEDULE

COMMUNICATION SEMINAR FUNDRAISER.

To R.S.V.P. for any of these trainings, please e-mail us at evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com



TRAINING CANCELLED

LOST/FOUND CASE WORKER AND DOG SOCIAL WORKER TRAINING We need "Dog and Cat Social Workers" AND "Lost/Found Case Workers"- Immediate Need!
This volunteer position is very important. We need many more volunteers who are willing to track dog and cat cases by e-mail and by phone. This involves contacting owners/rescuers to check on the status of the animals on our web pages. You can work from anywhere you have a phone. We also need volunteers to work online.

If you are an animal lover who is willing to help out via phone or computer to help us in tracking these poor dogs and cats, please e-mail to evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com and put "I want to be a Dog (or cat) Social Worker!" or "Lost/Found Dog (or Cat) Caseworker" in the subject line. Thanks for wanting to help the animals. *** ****************************************************************************

We have over 60 different helper positions available! If you are interested in any of the following helper positions, these are the trainings that are suggested.

Dog and Cat Social Worker, Personal Pet Shoppers, Computer/Phone/Digital Camera/Transport Helpers -- Training for Dog and Cat Social Worker, Introduction to Animal Rescue Resources, and the E.V.C.O.R. Helper Orientation (If you are a new animal rescue helper).

Lost & Found Service—Lost/Found Dog Case Worker, Amateur Pet Detectives, Neighborhood Team Leader, Stray Rapid Response Team, Stray Safe House, Lost/Found Computer/Phone/Digital Camera/Transport Helpers--Introduction to How to Help Animals--Animal Rescue Resource Training, the E.V.C.O.R. Helper Orientation (If you are a new animal rescue helper) and Training for the Lost & Found Service.

Independent Foster Homes, Stray Safe Houses, Any Foster Family-- Training for Independent Foster Homes (for abandoned pets) and Stray Safe Houses (for found strays while the owner is being looked for), How you Can Help Animals--Animal Rescue Resource Training. You may be interested in attending the Training for Dog and Cat Social Worker if you are mostly interested in working with owner abandoned animals. Or, you may be interested in the Training for the Lost & Found Service, if you are mostly interested in helping strays. If you would like to be trained to help with the adoption of the pets you foster, you are welcome to attend the Adoption Counselor I Training.

Adoption Counselor I-- How you Can Help Animals--Animal Rescue Resource Training, E.V.C.O.R. Helper Orientation (If you are a new animal rescue helper), and Training for Adoption Counselor I.

Computer, Web Site and Phone Helpers-- How you Can Help Animals--Animal Rescue Resource Training. Also, please come to the Animal Rescue Helper Orientation (If you are a new animal rescue helper). You may be interested in attending the Training for Dog and Cat Social Workers, if you are mostly interested in working with unwanted, owner abandoned animals. Or, you may be interested in attending the Training for the Lost & Found Service, if you are interested in helping stray animals.

Special Events, Fairs & Booths, Marketing, Public Relations, Fundraising, Newsletter, Public Speaking Helpers-- How you Can Help Animals--Animal Rescue Resource Training. and Animal Rescue Helper Orientation (If you are a new animal rescue helper).

WHAT ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS NEED TO HELP MORE ANIMALS

** Indicates that these helper positions can be done right from home.

FOSTER FAMILIES FOR DOGS AND CATS

**Stray Safe House provides a stray that is believed to be someone’s pet a safe place to stay while the family is called/located.

**Foster Family for Homeless Pets will Feed, Bathe and Groom pet as needed. Work with animal’s behavior to ready them for adoption. Care for animal after their spay/neuter operation. This foster family is paired with a local animal rescue organization and follows the guidelines of that rescue group.

**Independent Foster Family for Homeless Pets will Feed, Bathe and Groom pet as needed. Work with animal’s behavior to ready them for adoption. Care for animal after their spay/neuter operation. These foster families work with E.V.C.O.R. to save as many animal’s lives as possible. You work with us to help an animal whose life is in danger. You take the dog or cat in and assume the total responsibility for the animal from the irresponsible owner. You choose which dog/cat to help. You work with us to get the animal adoption ready. You work with us to prescreen, interview and adopt out the dog/cat. You actively help out in all phases of re-homing this dog/cat. You work more as an “independent rescuer” but with our assistance. This position is best for people who have some animal rescue experience.

**Emergency Foster Family hosts dog/cat that is believed to be in danger in its current situation. The stay is short-term, just long enough to find a longer term foster family or an adoptive home. Provides a short-term home for pets who would be turned away because no long-term Foster Families are immediately available

**Foster Family that Assists Dog/Cats from Families in Crisis You will help the animal victims when their people suddenly pass away, are placed in hospice, go into assisted living, enter the hospital, get deployed for military service and/or are in a domestic violence situation. You can choose which category of people you would like to assist and we will pair you up with people needing help. We will assist you in the process.

**Behavior Modification Foster Family specializes in working with pets with problem behaviors that can be fixed in order to ready the pet for adoption.

**Quarantine Foster Family hosts pet for at least two weeks to make sure it is disease free. Must have personal animals current on vaccinations and a place to isolate the foster pet from other pets or have no pets of their own. This is for dog/cats who have an unknown history.

**Sick Pet Foster Family specializes in caring for animals that are sick and require medicine or treatments. Must have personal animals current on vaccinations and a place to isolate the foster pet from other pets or have no pets of their own.

HELPER POSITIONS WORKING WITH LOST AND FOUND DOGS/CATS

**Lost and Found Dog/Cat Case Workers-- Assist people through the lost/found system of resources to help. You aid the person with the lost/found dog/cat complete all of the tasks that will help to get that dog/cat home. You are given as many cases as you would like to work on. You are paired up with people who have lost/found a dog/cat in your neighborhood.

** Rapid Response Team—Specializes in providing a quick response when a stray is in danger. Each team member has a specific ability to foster, transport, phone people quickly. We need at least one Rapid Response Team for each city.

**Neighborhood Lost/Found Dog/Cat Team Leader—Specializes in helping the animals lost/found in your neighborhood. You are alerted when an animal is lost/found in your area. Coordinates with other lost/found helpers in your neighborhood.

**Amateur Pet Detective—Specializes in solving lost/found dog cases, often with scant information and leads to go on. Uses specialized knowledge of their own neighborhood to know where to search for the animal. Assists people in completing the lost/found checklist of items to do to find a dog/cat’s family.

**Lost/Found Search Team Member—Assists in putting up lost/found posters, searching for pets lost near the area in which you live, and specializes in knowing where pets hide.

**Computer Pet Detective—Specializes in taking whatever information is available on tags or the microchip and searches for the family through on-line lost/found database.

**Computer Helper for the Lost/Found Service—Sends via e-mail the lost/found checklist that gives people the steps to take to find the dog/cat’s family. Sends e-mail follow ups to offer further assistance and to check if the animal has been recovered.

**Web Master for Lost/Found Service—Posts the pictures and profiles of the stray animals on-line when they are not reclaimed and begins the re-homing process begins. Posts the updated lost/found dog/cat information on the web site. Manages the status of the animals on that site.

**Lost/Found Pet Info Posting On-Line Computer Helper—On-line ads posted.

**Lost/Found Phone Helper—Specializes in screening lost/found matches. Calls people back to check if the animal has been recovered. Assists people in understanding the steps to take to reunite the animal with their family. Takes lost/found dog/cat reports.

Help Lost/Found Animals—Bulletin Boards/Binders—Maintain the bulletin boards or binders of lost/found animal information at pet supply stores, groomers, vet offices, dog parks, grocery stores etc. Change the flyers or update the information in the binders at the places you already frequent so that the information is kept current.

HELPER POSITIONS IN ADOPTING OUT HOMELESS DOGS/CATS Both the dog pound (aka Animal Care and Control, Maricopa County Animal Shelters, Rabies Animal Control) and the Humane Society are forced to euthanize healthy, adoptable pets because they are overwhelmed by the number of Maricopa county citizens dumping their pets there. They need our help!

**Dog and Cat Social Workers Help to track animals who are being given away by their owners. They guide people through the resources available to help their dog/cats and act as an advocate for the pet. The Dog and Cat Social Worker helps to keep the dog/cat out of shelters that euthanize pets. Dog/Cat Social Workers take on a variety of “pet cases” and specialize in knowing what pet resources to guide people to in order to solve different types of pet problems and/or re-home dogs/cats.

**Adoption Counselors Help to show cats and dogs to potential families, Answer questions about the individual animals, Handle interviews of prospective adoptive family, Does a home visit. Makes final decision of appropriate placement for pet

**Personal Pet Shoppers Specialize in helping people find the perfect rescue dog/cat for them. They do this by searching the on-line web sites of local rescue groups to find potential matches for the adoptive family. This search is done by phone and by computer.

**Intake Screener Counsels families, takes information from people who are wanting to “get rid of” their pets and attempts to lead them to resources that will help them to safely place their pet. The intake screener types in the information for the intake form to get the process started.

**After-Care Specialists make sure the pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped/identified and see that all is going well in a new, adoptive home.

Adoption Site Managers oversee adoption site set-up, Make sure all helpers are in place, Keep animals safe and comfortable

Dog/Cat Handlers help to watch over and care for cats and dogs on adoption days

Adoptable Dog/Cat Information Booth Manage an information table at local Petcos and other stores to help people with adoption, lost/found, unwanted pet, sterilization, etc. questions. Maintain a binder or display with the animals currently looking for adoptive families and guide people to where to adopt. Hand out information sheets and give assistance to people with various animal questions.

Help Animals—Bulletin Boards/Binders—Maintain the bulletin boards or binders of adoptable animal information at pet supply stores, groomers, vet offices, dog parks, grocery stores etc. Change the flyers or update the information in the binders at the places you already frequent so that the information is kept current.

Adoption Counselors at the Shelter at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Adoption Counselors aid in finding the perfect new home for homeless pets

**Abandoned Pet Info Posting On-Line Computer Helper—On-line ads posted.

**Abandoned Pet Phone Helper—Specializes in prescreening adoptive families.

PHONE AND COMPUTER HELPERS

**Computer Helpers—May do any of the following: Create and/or Maintain lost/found databases, type in information, organize information, make reports.

**Answer Incoming E-mail—Answer questions and send out information in response to questions.

**Digital Picture Posting—digital pictures on line in several places.

Pet Picture Taking (Digital and/or Polaroid)-- Meets up with people who have owner abandoned pets or strays and takes cute pictures of them.

**Phone Helpers answer common questions that rescue groups get. Returns calls.

**Pet Behavior Phone Helpers answer questions about common pet behavior problems and guide people to resources. Behavior handouts provided.

**Lost & Found Line Helpers take incoming calls right in their home and take down lost/found dog/cat information.

**(480) 898-PETS Help Line Helpers answer caller’s pet related questions from the resource book they are given.

**Phone Assistants may assist in scheduling helpers for events, answering routine calls, inviting new helpers to orientation and many other phone projects.

Phone Helper at the shelter Answer phones on-site and assist the public

**Web Master/Mistress creates and updates web sites for rescue group.

**Graphic Designer assists in creating printed material and web site graphics.

**Computer Help Line answers technical software questions and/or keeps hardware working.

**Technology Expert keeps rescues up to date on what new technology is available to help us to help more pets in less time. Offers ideas on how to use computer technology more effectively.

MARKETING, FUNDRAISING, PUBLIC EDUCATION HELPERS

Help Animals—Information Booths—Hand out information sheets and give assistance to people with various animal questions. Manage an information table at local Petcos and other stores to help people with adoption, lost/found, unwanted pet, sterilization, etc. questions. Also, maintain a binder with the animals currently looking for adoptive families and guide people to where to adopt.

Help Animals—Bulletin Boards/Binders—Maintain the bulletin boards or binders of animal information at pet supply stores, groomers, vet offices, dog parks, grocery stores etc. Change the flyers or update the information in the binders at the places you already frequent so that the information is kept current.

Public Speakers Give presentations or informative classes to organizations/schools. They help increase awareness and educate the public about being a responsible dog/cat guardian.

School Visitors visit classes and attend school functions.

Booth and Fair Helpers attend events and hand out information and educate the public about the importance of spay/neutering and educate the public about being a responsible dog/cat guardian.

Special Events Coordinators help to plan events that assist in fundraising & education.

Public Relations helpers seek out opportunities to promote pet-related information in the media and helps organize promotional events.

Fundraising Event Coordinators to create, plan, and run and/or assist at events.

**Marketing Helpers help us to get animal related information and adoption day events out to the public and issues press releases.

**Newsletter Creator writes text that teaches the public about responsible pet ownership

OTHER HELPER POSITIONS

Arts and Crafts Maker designs and creates articles that can be sold at fundraisers.

Rescue Runner assists with selection and pick up of rescued animals from the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Shelter and the Humane Society.

Pet Taxi/Animal Transport transports animals to/from adoption site from foster family and takes animals to their veterinarian visits.

Donation Pick Up helps as needed with pick-up of donated items.

Office Work Organizer helps mailings, paperwork, typing, etc.

Clerical Helpers at the Shelter can assist in typing, filing, answering phones, assisting potential adopters and can help around the office by making up adoption packets.

**Indicates that these helper positions that can be done right from home. (2-16-10)

ORIENTATION: COMING SOON-DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED! Overview of the 5 major sections of the East Valley Coalition of Rescues and volunteer opportunities.

1. OWNER ABANDONED ANIMALS: Placing owner abandoned animals into new homes.

2. LOST/FOUND ANIMALS: Returning lost/found animals to their homes.

3. SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM: Sterilizing dogs and cats, helping poor families.

4. SUPPORT SERVICES: Supporting small animal rescues and independent rescuers.

5. FUNDRAISING, MARKETING, PUBLIC EDUCATION: Specialized programs.

OVERVIEW OF THE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE: We have over 60 different volunteer positions available!

FOSTER FAMILY TRAINING COMING SOON! Foster families are also needed to open their hearts and their homes to homeless animals. Click here newvolunteer@hotmail.com to fill out a foster home application. All types of animals are due to be transported to the Please e-mail newvolunteer@hotmail.com to receive a list of volunteer opportunities.

Right here in Maricopa County we are experiencing an incredibly high rate of animal abandonment and turn ins at our local shelters, which are full. Hundreds of animals are euthanized every week in our county alone.

Food Donations, Foster Homes and Places to Locate Cat Feeding Stations are Desperately Needed for Homeless Dogs and Cats. If you can help, please e-mail us at newvolunteer@hotmail.com

We desperately need high quality dog food. We also need cat food from Science Diet, Exceed (Sam's Club) or Super Premium Kirkland (from Costco). The cats love those but other brands are also fine! Thanks so much to anyone who can help!



SOME SPECIAL PETS LOOKING FOR NEW HOMES!

AUSTIN PARKER Male, Young
Beagle

(click pet's name to view their web page)
Austin Parker is a 1 year old purebred Beagle. Austin has typical Beagle behaviour - he has a lot of energy and can get into mischief!! Austin needs someone who can take him to obedience classes and give him plenty of exercise. If you can give this great dog a new home please send an email to adoptarescuedpet@hotmail.com.

XENA Female, Young
Shepherd/Lab Mix

(click pet's name to view their web page)
Xena is 4 years old and a very well behaved girl who knows basic commands!I Xena would be best in a home without other animals and without small children. She does fine with children aged 10 up. If you can give Xena her new forever home please e-mail us at adoptarescuedpet@hotmail.com

MAX Male, Young
Hound/SharPei Mix

(click pet's name to view their web page)
Max has been abused during his short life! He has a real fear of men. Max needs someone a very gentle, patient and loving guardian, someone who will take the time to earn his trust. In return, Max will make a very loyal companion. Max needs a home without children. he gets along ok with other dogs but doesn't care for cats! If you can help Max please email us at adoptarescuedpet@hotmail.com

WHO WE ARE

E.V.C.O.R. is a coalition of rescues that work together to attempt to place animals that are actively being abandoned by their owners. We attempt to list and place these pets straight from the abandoner's home so that the pet will only have to make one transition--into a new, permanent family's home. We do not have a shelter to visit. The majority of these pets are with their family but have the threat of being taken to a shelter that euthanizes pets if we are not able to find an adoptive home, a no-kill shelter placement or a foster home for them.

OUR CURRENT LIST OF AVAILABLE DOGS (Updated 11/14/03)

Please copy this and post it wherever animal lovers will see it. You can to help us to adopt out these homeless dogs. All of these dogs are in the homes of people who have given us dates by which they will be abandoning their pet dogs. If you know of anyone interested in adopting or fostering these dogs, please e-mail us at puppydogrescue@hotmail.com Dogs with a DRF by the description can be seen on dogrescue.petfinder.com Thank you!!

Most all of these dogs are eligible for the Foster/Adopt Program.

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PUPPIES

1. BOXER MIX PUPPIES.

SMALL DOGS (5-30 lbs.)

1. BROWNIE--Shiba Inu mix-Female—1.5 years—Brown, curly tail. Very calm. 30 lbs. DRF
P2. HARLEY--Whippet mix-Male—6 months—He is a brindle and about 20 lbs. No children 9years or under. DRF
3. PITA-Chihuahua—Male-14 year old--He loves his human family and gets along with most small dogs. He has even made friends with the foster's kitty cat. He is great on a leash! 15 lbs. DRF
4. RUTHIE–Whippet/Chihuahua-Female—2 years—No children under 12 years and no cats–22 lbs. DRF
5. JOEY--Black Lab Mix--3 years. Joey looks like a shrunk down black lab. He is only 30 lbs! No young children. He loves women! He is good with cats. DRF
5. HEIDI--Dachsund/Black Lab Mix--2 years. Heidi is very sweet and playful. She loves her crate. She thinks it is her den. She loves her stuffed toys. She carries them around and uses them as a pillow. No cats. No small children. DRF

MEDIUM SIZED DOGS (31-50 lbs.)

3. SPARKLE--Pit Bull-Female—2.5 years—Very, very playful. She has a brown mask and a brown spot on her white body. Needs another submissive dog to keep her busy. Escape artist-needs block fence with a wrought iron fence. Good in a crate 35lbs. DRF
4. BAILEY--Golden Lab mix—Male—4 years—Great watch dog. A couch potato and good protection. Loves women. No children. Loves cats. DRF
5. DOTTIE--Lab/Beagle-Female—5 years—Very playful. Needs an active playmate. She would do best with someone who is around home a lot. 55 lbs. DRF
6. HEIDI--Border Collie/Pit Bull Terrier Mix-Female—3.5 years—She looks like the Spuds McKenzie dog. No children under 12 years. No dominant dogs. 40 lbs.DRF

LARGE DOGS(51 lbs. and above)

2. SYLVIE--Boxer/Shar Pei-Female—1 1/2 years—Very smart and trainable. White paws, chest and tip of tail—DRF
3. REX--Golden Retriever,Irish Setter Mix, large, adults only home. He loves to be outside.
4. TANK--German Shepherd Mix : Male : 1.5 years old : Tank is currently in a foster home.

MEETINGS WITH DOGS THIS WEEKEND

If there is a dog that you would like to meet, please fill out a prescreening form and we can proceed to the next step in the process--the meeting with the pet you have fallen for and love at first sight! Please see the directions for how to adopt a dog listed below.
Watch for details:

All of the animals you see on our site are in need of a new home.
Follow the links above to see all the terrific animals.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We need "Dog and Cat Social Workers" - Immediate Need!
This volunteer position is very important. We need many more volunteers who are willing to track dog and cat cases by e-mail and by phone. This involves contacting owners/rescuers to check on the status of the animals on our web pages. You can work from anywhere you have a phone. We also need volunteers to work online.

If you are an animal lover who is willing to help out via phone or computer to help us in tracking these poor dogs and cats, please e-mail to newvolunteer@hotmail.com and put "I want to be a Dog (or cat) Social Worker!" in the subject line. Thanks for wanting to help the animals.

ADOPTING A RESCUED DOG

Step 1: Please e-mail us at evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com to receive a prescreening form to adopt a dog. Our on-line form is malfunctioning. Please do not use our on-line form. This form helps us to search many rescue groups' dogs to find the perfect dog for your family. PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO adoptarescuedpet@hotmail.com.

Step 2: Once the adoption prescreening form is received and a match found we will set up a meeting for you and the dog and/or inform you of what adoption day event the dog will be at. Please allow us 72 hours to see if we have a perfect dog-family match.

Step 3: You can meet with the dog and a volunteer or person placing the pet and see if you would like to become the furr-ever guardian of the dog. If so, you will fill out an adoption contract and write a check for the adoption fee. The adoption fees get put into our spay/neuter fund. This placement service is provided as a fundraiser for our spay/neuter project.

Step 4: You will receive an e-mail or call asking how the new dog is adapting to his new home. All of the dogs adopted from E.V.C.O.R. receive free behavioral consultation for the life of the dog. All adopters are also welcome to attend any of our pet-related seminars for free.

Step 5: E-mail evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com if you have any other questions about adopting a rescue dog. You can also request a list of local animal rescues, their locations and their adoption day dates and times. Thanks!

UNWANTED PETS AND STRAYS


Please note that Maricopa County Animal Control (A.K.A. the dog pound, Maricopa County Animal Shelter, Rabies Animal Control) and the Arizona Humane Society are both overwhelmed by the number of animals the public dumps on them. These are not no-kill shelters and their euthanasia rates of adoptable dogs are much higher than they could be if we all work together. Check out what animals are available at the dog pound (A.K.A. Animal Care and Control, Maricopa County Animal shelter) by visiting www.pets.maricopa.gov. Help us stop the flow of animals into shelters that euthanize healthy adoptable animals. Tell your friends and family about our mission and become a volunteer to help us!! Foster Families are needed!

Please e-mail us at evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com if you have an unwanted dog. Our on-line form is malfunctioning. Please do not use our on-line form. PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO puppydogrescue@hotmail.com) and fill out an intake form so that we can open a case on your pet. Fill out whatever information you have and we will get started on helping to place your pet dog in a new home.

We will immediately post information about your dog along with a picture on our web site. If you are unable to send us a digital picture or photograph of your dog, we will arrange for a volunteer to get a picture of your dog.

For a list of options for unwanted dogs, send an e-mail to evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com and put "Dog Placement" in the subject field for fastest response.

Sorry, at this time we are only able to post information for unwanted pet dogs and stray dogs in Maricopa County, Arizona. We apologize that we have not been able to find a cat rescue that is willing to manage the cats for E.V.C.O.R. Please phone 480-898-PETS (7387) to get referrals to cat rescue organizations.

If you have an unwanted pet, call Missing Mutts, Cats, Etc. 480-898-PETS
24-hour, Free Pet Resource and Referral Line manned by live volunteers. Call to find out what your options are for re-homing your pet. This is a different organization from E.V.C.O.R. Please do not call 898-PETS requesting information on adopting a dog. This will result in automatic disqualification of your adoption application. They have been getting adoption questions on this phone line. This line is for people who have unwanted pets or who have found strays.

Free advertising on the internet:

www.Petfinder.com

www.azfamily.com

www.accessarizona.com

Always charge $40-$50 for your pet and use it to spay/neuter the pet. Charge so the pet will not be sold to a lab for experimentation, used as bait in a pit bull fighting ring, used in demonic rituals, killed for its meat, or be mistreated. People only value what they have to pay for. - No "Free Pets to Good Home" PLEASE!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where is your shelter located so that I can come visit the dogs?

We do not have a shelter. We are a network of volunteers and fosters. The dogs are in the homes of the families abandoning them. A very few of the dogs are in foster homes. Once you fill out the prescreening form you will be put in contact with the family who has the dog in their home. You can then arrange a time to meet the dog.

Where can I phone to get more information about a dog?

We are an on-line internet service. We do not have enough volunteers to return the 50-100 calls we get each day. The fastest, most efficient way to reach us is via e-mail. All of the information we have about a dog is put in the internet file of each individual dog. You will be able to talk to the abandoning family directly once you have completed the prescreening form.

Who is running this on-line effort to save the lives of homeless dogs?

We are a network of rescue groups and animal rescue volunteers. We take time away from family, friends, and personal interests to volunteer to help homeless animals. There is not even one paid employee involved in the E.V.C.O.R. dog rescue effort. Please be gentle with our volunteers. We are very overwhelmed by the number of dogs being abandoned. We are working to reply as quickly as possible. If you would like to volunteer to help please e-mail us at evcorstraydogs@hotmail.com



WHO WE ARE

E.V.C.O.R. is a coalition of rescues that work together to attempt to place animals that are actively being abandoned by their owners. We attempt to list and place these pets straight from the abandoner's home so that the pet will only have to make one transition--into a new, permanent family's home. We do not have a shelter to visit. The majority of these pets are with their family but have the threat of being taken to a shelter that euthanizes pets if we are not able to find an adoptive home, a no-kill shelter placement or a foster home for them.

ORPHAN KITTEN AND PUPPY INFORMATION

Where do I go for help?
Stray kittens and puppies are often found in rescue. For help with orphaned litters with no momcat or momdog to nurse them, go to:
KITTEN FOSTERING AND OWNERSHIP HANDBOOK
ORPHAN PUPPY AND KITTEN CARE
HAND-RAISING ORPHANED OR RESCUED KITTENS


PET BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

Veterinary Information for Pet Owners
This is a terrific online veterinary information service. They provide veterinary health information relating to dogs and cats and have an extensive collection of information online in their Dog Health Information and Cat Health Information pages. Their staff members are the owners and employees of a small animal veterinary hospital. They have the training and experience necessary to help you understand diseases, disorders and health maintenance requirements of dogs and cats.

Companion Animal Services Online Fact Sheet Library
Here's another incredible resource for Online Fact Sheets is The Progressive Animal Welfare Society in Seattle, Washington.

Check out the resources available on the Internet. Simply run a search with the key words to the pet behavior problem and you will be surprised at the amount of information that is available. Some sites actually have veterinarians who will answer your questions. Check out petfinder.com and petsville.com. Your local library has many pet behavior books and videos available.

Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL)-602-273-6850
AAWL offers a behavior hotline. Simply leave a message describing the problem pet behavior and behavioral experts will phone you to offer guidance. Leave best time to reach you. The AAWL also offers inexpensive dog obedience training classes.

For Dogs Send an E-mail to puppydogrescue@hotmail.com and put a short description of the problem behavior, E.g. "Dog Chewing", "Barking", "Separation Anxiety", "Dog Aggressive" in the subject field of the e-mail for fastest response.

Send E-mails in English or Spanish describing the behavior.


HOW TO CONTACT US

Please email questions to adoptarescuedpet@hotmail.com

East Valley Coalition of Rescues
PO Box 25706
Tempe, Arizona 85285 E-mail us to reach one of our volunteers!

Email: adoptarescuedpet@hotmail.com



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