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

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!

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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San Bernardino City Animal Shelter – Update 3

San Bernardino City Animal Control/Shelter

by Diane Robertson Updated 11/26/2013

San Bernardino City Animal Services has been in the news and lighting-up Facebook with charges of abuse and corruption.  Plenty of accusations and people trying to figure out how to improve operations at the shelter.

In this update, I ran across some interesting information comparative positions and salaries in San Bernardino.  I will let you derive what you will from the information presented.   Check it out.  This is from

Press Coverage

Following is news media coverage about the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter #SBC | October 11, 2013 | Fundraiser for SB City Shelter | October 3, 2013 | Article Titled:  More Allegations of Abuse at the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter

The | 09/17/2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Animal Shelter Target of Complaints | September 6, 2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Shelter retaliate against potential whistleblower

Image | August 23, 2013 | Blog Post Stop the Killing | August 21, 2013 | Blog Post Animal Advocates Plan Lawsuit Against San Bernardino City Animal Shelter for Abuse and Corruption | August 18, 2013 | Article Titled:  New horrific allegations surrounding the San Bernardino City animal shelter | August 18, 2013 | Article Titled:  Demand injured Yorkie is seen by vet at the San Bernardino City animal shelter

The Sun News | July 28, 2013 | Article Titled:  San Bernardino City Animal Shelter quarantine sparks criticism |


Help Shane and Janet Smith pay the bills!

Help for Luther and friends (Paws for Hope and Faith) | Pet Expenses –

Riverside County orders sterilization of pit bulls

Since the order exempts breeders and service dogs, I like the idea of requiring sterilization of all family pets, not just Pit Bulls. Since Pit/Pit mixes and Chihuahua’s are the most abundant dogs in shelters, I think the STATE should prohibit importation of these and other dog breeds from out-of-state-breeders and substantially limit the licenses for in-state breeders. Let’s not only target bad owners of Pit Bulls, but bad owners and breeders of all all dogs.


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