News on the Shane’s War SBC Pardon

News on the Shane’s War SBC Pardon

We are just a few days away now from the start of the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter Pardon.  Read on…

Shane’s War Information Sheet

By Diane Robertson

Date:  08/12/2013  Last Updated:  01/23/2014

Shane’s War

Information Sheet

I thought this list of public information would be helpful for those of us that are new to Shane’s War.  I will continue updating this list as more material is created or located.  Feel free to provide information to add to this list via the comment section at the bottom of this post.



  • #SBCPardon is underway with press releases, fund raising, media coverage and organizing activities before the event begins 02/04/2014.

Online Presence


Press Coverage

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter – February 2014

Selma Alabama – Central Alabama Animal Shelter – August 2013

July 2013 and Prior


Pardon Information

What is a Shane’s War PARDON?  It is a week-long and sometimes longer Adoption event where we ask the Government , the Police , the Media and the citizens to all put their differences aside for the animals.  The word Pardon does not imply the animals did anything wrong; it is simply our attempt to save them from certain Death.  After the pardons end, we stay in touch with the citizens in these towns to help network the animals.

When we came up with the Pardon idea, we had no idea if it would work or not.  We have had people who were long time enemies working together for some of these.  As long as they are in need, we will try to help.  When we go to a shelter for the first time, we visit every animal. We love them all, we travel under no banner of any national group, we are just Citizens helping the animals, our partners are different everywhere we go.   Do we offer training to staff at shelters? No.  If we see common sense things that will help, of course we speak up.  Our mission is to get animals out of harms way, any citizen is welcome to sign the pardon in a town we are in (Shane).

The following pardons have been completed and more are lined up:

  • #SelmaPardon | Selma, Alabama | August 20, 2013
  • #ButlerPardon |Butler Alabama | August 2013
  • #ManateeCountyPardon |Manatee County Animal Services and Palmetto|Florida | April 2013
  • #JonesCountyPardon |Jones County Animal Control | Georgia |February 2013
  • #TerrellPardon |Terrell County Animal Control |Georgia |June 2012
  • #MaconBibbPardon |Macon City -Bibb County Animal Control| Macon, Georgia | January 2013
  • #MaconPardon | Macon City Animal Control  |Macon, Georgia| May 2012
  • #MaconPardon | Macon City Animal Control | Macon, Georgia | November 2011

Couple’s mission to save shelter dogs gains national momentum – CBS Atlanta News

Couple’s mission to save shelter dogs gains national momentum – CBS Atlanta News.

Katie Brace (CBS Atlanta) with Shane and Janet Smith

Katie Brace (CBS Atlanta) with Shane and Janet Smith

Shane and Janet working with the media for the benefit of the animals. San Bernardino Pardon media coverage has begun!

San Bernardino Pardon

By Diane Robertson
January 23, 2014



Things are starting to get rolling for the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter Pardon.  The event takes place February 4-8 2014 in and around the shelter located at 333 Chandler Place San Bernardino, CA 92408.  Hoping Shane and Company will get picked up by all the local media before the event, during the event and maybe even after the event.

I have tweeted the Ellen Degeneres Show and other TV shows that are based in Southern California.  It would be so great if they picked up on the story and had Alison Eastwood or Shane on their show to promote animal welfare, spay, neuter, rescue and the needs of the local community as it relates to their animal shelter and handling the horrible volume of dogs going through this place.  We must educate the public and get them to stop allowing unwanted pregnancies and hordes of unwanted dogs and puppies crowding the shelters in Southern California and beyond.  It is just criminal that this situation is allowed to continue with so little attention paid to the problems.

CBS Atlanta did come out to interview Shane today in Georgia.  Way to support your local do-gooders CBS Atlanta.  Hoping to see the story online soon, maybe a video clip if we’re lucky.

I will be in San Bernardino February 4th.  Hope to see you all there.  For the latest information about this Pardon, visit this page often:


Shane’s War is coming to California!

By Diane Robertson

Dated 01/14/2014


The San Bernardino City Animal Shelter, Paws or Hope and Faith and the Eastwood Ranch Foundation are getting together to empty the shelter! The San Bernardino Pardon (#SBCPardon) starts February 4, 2014!

The goal of every pardon is to empty the shelter and find all the animals homes.   The purpose of a pardon is also to help the animals of the community long-term.  Shane Smith and company do this by:

  • Encouraging long-lasting relationships between the shelter and rescue groups in the area.
  • Encouraging policy changes, when needed, to better serve the animals of the community.
  • Bringing attention to the plight of the homeless and abused animals.
  • Bringing attention to the needs of the shelter from donations to volunteers.
  • Educating when possible on Spay and Neuter, Trap-Neuter-Return, microchips for pets, vaccinations, licensing, adopting shelter/rescue animals, etc.
  • Continuing to network the available animals after the event.

Need More Information?

Please encourage all of your friends and family to consider adopting their next pet from this or another shelter.  Visit the following  websites and Facebook pages to learn more.


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