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Lassen County TimeshNestwood PinePress . Tuesday, May 1,2007 7C- e e By Patrick Shillito Staff Writer When owner of the Sierra Auction Service and Trailer Sales, Jim McEachern, walked out to a black truck trailer stored near the entrance to his business on Johnstonville Road on the morning of Monday, April 23, he was greeted with abig sur- prise. Someone apparently left a litter of puppies and kittens in the trailer. The mother cat was with the litters, taking care of both her kittens and the puppies. "I guess somebody who's been (in Our store) before fig- ured we'd be a good place .to leave them all," said McEachern. "We have a cou- ple of dogs and a couple of cats that stay with us in the store, and someone must have remembered, thinking we would be kind to the ani- mals." A customer left the trailer with the company to be repaired, McEachern said. The customer had no idea his trailer would become an unof- ficial animal shelter. McEachern said he was bringing the trailer in from the road when he heard an odd noise. When he looked back into the trailer, he found the baby animals. He said they were in good shape, considering they were left in an all black metal truck trailer near the side of the road. McEachern and his wife Carol made a make shift home out of the trailer for the cats and dogs, leaving them food and water. A large piece of, cardboard served to keep them in the shade. The maximum penalty for abandoning pets in the state of California is $1000 per ani- mal, along with possible jail time. McEachern has been able to give some of the animals away to good homes since last Monday, he said. The other animals have found a tempo- rary home in the care of McEachern and his wife Carol. "It's a shame that someone would just abandon them like that," Carol McEachern said. "We'll look after them for now. We don't want to take them to the pound. We'd hate to see them destroyed." The McEacherns said this was the first time somebody has left animals out in front of their business. Animal abandonment has been a serious issue in the U.S for years. According to statis- tics from the Progressive Animal Welfare Society, between 8-10 million cats and dogs wind up in shelters every year. If you would like to learn more about the puppies and kittens, you can call the McEacherns at 257-2598, or you can visit them and the animals at the Sierra Auction Service and Trailer Sales. Sierra Auction and Trailer Services owner Jim McEachem places a large piece of cardboard over the trailer the dogs and cats were abandoned in. Photos by Patrick Shillito This puppy isn't afraid to stand away from the rest of the crowd, who stay huddled together like a close-knit family from the same. The puppies and kittens were abandoned together, along with the mother cat seen hid- ing underneath the rest of the litter here. LETICIA MYCHELEE PEREZ Leticia Mychelee Perez was born to Stephanee James and Frank Perez, of Susanville, Calif at 7:05 a.m. on Sunday" April 8, 2007, at Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Barbara and Robin James, of Susanville. Paternal grandmother is Terri Ortiz Wilks, of Carson City, Nev. Maternal great-grandpar- ents are Terry and Royce Talley" of Carson City. Paternal great-grandmoth- er is Lucerina Sanchez. ALEXANDRA ARAMBULA LOMELI Alexandra Arambula Lomeli was born to Rosalba and Adoffo Arambula, of Susanville, Calif at 4:45 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2007, at Banner Lassen Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inch- es long. Maternal grandmother is Maria Lopez and Fausto Lomeli, of Mexico. Paternal grandparents are Maria de Jesus Melendrez and Jose Arambula, of Mexico. Maternal great-grandpar- ents are Trina Lomeli and Jose Lomeli. Alexandra joins siblings Jose, 9, Ivan, 12, Rodoifo, 14, and Zulema, 16. HEIDI LEE REBECCA WHEELESS Heidi Lee Rebecca Wheeless was born to Denise and Jerry Wheeless, of Janesville, Calif at 9:39 p.m. on Friday" April 6, 2007, at Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville, Calif. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inch- es long. Maternal grandparents are Mick and Lee Janeway, of Grass Valley, Calif. Paternal grandparents are Eddie Buxton and Skipper Wheeless, of Ballinger, Texas. AURORA LYN LAWRENCE Aurora Lyn Lawrence wag born to Tami and Stefan Lawrence, of Susanville, Calif at 11:28 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2007, at Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville. She weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18 inch- es long. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Jo Jennings, of Susanville. Paternal grandmother is Wilhelmina Lawrence, of Vista, Calif. Aurora joins siblings Jazmine, 16, Deven, 6, Cayla, 12, Kristianna, 13. CHRISTOPHER TROY RIGLING Christopher Troy Rigling was born to Mondy DeLacruz and Chris Rigling, of Susanville, Calif at.4:21 p.m. on Tuesday" April 10, 2007, at Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 22 inch- es long. Maternal grandparents are David and Sandy Rothery' of Susanville. Paternal grandparents are Vic and Trish Rigling, of SusanviUe. Maternal great-grandpar- ents are Larry and Connie Townsend, of Santa Rosa, Calif. Paternal great-grand- mother is Alice Rigling, of Chi o, Calif. MADISYN LEIGH COOMBS Madisyn Leigh Coombs was born to Shannon and Steven Coombs, of Quincy" Calif at 12:04 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Sue and Rod Jones, of Quincy Paternal grandparents- are Steve Coombs, of Susanville. Calif and Laurie Kidder. of Magalia, Calif. Madisyn joins siblings JB, 11, Connor, 4, and Cameron. 2. DAMIAN ANGEL CORLETTO Damian Angel Corletto was born to Crystal Patcke and Angel Corletto, of Susanville, Calif at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2007, at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nev. He weighed 3 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 14-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tyler and Ann Patcke. AUDREY MARIE WRIGHT Audrey Marie Wright was born to Susan and John Wright, of Elko, Nev on Wednesday, March 28, 2007. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measure 22 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Noel and Wanda Bushong, of Standish, Calif. Paternal grandparents are Remember Morn Hours: Io-~ " Mon.-, %at, Doug and Paula Wright, of Elko Maternal great-grandpar- ents are Rae Ellen Griffith, of PortIand, Ore and Edwin Van Riper (deceased): Paternal great-grandpar- ents are Betty (Mopsy) Bear, of Elko. and Paul Bear (deceased). Great-great-grandmother is Vale ra Dieter (deceased), of Janesville, Calif. Audrey joins brother Charlie, 23 months. LAWRENCE ISAAC VULTAO Lawrence Isaac Vultao was born to Chasity Larrea and Larry Vultao, of Susanville, Calif at 12:38 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville. He w~ighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and measured 20 inch- es long. Maternal grandmother is Pennie Larrea, of Susanville. Paternal grandfather is Richard Larrea, of San Jose, Calif. Maternal great-grandpar- ents are Leo Precidao and Margery Larrea. Lawrence joins sister Lilly Vultao, 3. The American Cancer Societ? receives Pink Flexible Scraper Pink Nylon Knife Mini Measure-All* Cup PURCHASE ALL 3 PINK ITEMS AS A GIFT SET FOR S25 INCLUDING TAX AND SHIPPING DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR! ALSO SOLD SEPARATELY, The Pampered Chef joins forces with the American Cancer Societj# for the eighth year to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and early detection programs. 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