Janet Hicks in Pasadena

janet_bobcatJanet Hicks of the Bumper Foundation  will be at The Centinela Feed and Pet Store in Pasadena Saturday October 10th and Sunday October 11th.

Centinela Feed and Pet Store is located at 3120 E Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena 626.795.9858.

Janet’s schedule both days from 1 to 4pm. She invites your questions – 424.772.6520

$25 discount on all phone sessions through October 31st

Janet is offering a $25 discount on all phone sessions through October 31st – My natal birthday by the way!

It is my way of gifting you & your animals all the benefits of deeper communication & understanding.


Janet will be appearing at a number of upcoming events and will be doing a special discount “mini-readings”.  Tell your friends that may want to dabble or if you need a little tune-up!


Janet Hicks will comes to RATFEST – Culver City October 17th

Janet will be at RATFEST in Culver City October 17th from 1-4pm.

Please write for address, etc.

RSVP is a must for this event! 424.772.6520

I look forward to talking to you.


Oct 11, 2009 | 0 | News

Lucky the Cat purrfectly happy – thank you Bumper Foundation

This article originally appeared in Peninsula News July 2, 2009
by: Rebecca Villaneda, 

The fact that this little guy is alive at all is a miracle,

– Judy Taylor, Bumper Foundation

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Lucky- living up to his name

A Cat that lay in an animal shelter for five days with two broken legs found solace in a doctor and some caring individuals.

Crenshaw Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic’s Dr. Henry Yoo said it’s probable the cat was run over by a car, causing multiple fractures.

But why the undisclosed Orange County animal shelter, where the cat was found, has the rule of not treating such injuries for up to five days, had the veterinarian and the San Pedro rescue baffled.

It was going to be put to sleep in three to four days, which was actually today (Thursday, June 26), but some cat advocates saved the cat,” said the Lomita doctor.  “They said that they had to wait until Thursday, until they met the legal requirement for waiting for the owner to come in, but these people went in and took care of the cat and brought the cat in for the medical service.

Without receiving full compensation for the $6,000 operation, Yoo and his staff performed the necessary surgery to get the domestic, short-hair tabby back on its way to recovery.

“The fact that this little guy is alive at all is a miracle,” said Judy Taylor, a member of the San Pedro nonprofit animal rescue group Bumper Foundation.

It’s a miracle because people had to believe that the impossible was possible, and what you do is you go forward even when it looks like there is no hope.

– Judy Taylor, Bumper Foundation

About $1,000 in donations has trickled in for the cost of surgery, but Taylor said there is still an effort to pay back Yoo.

“He said, ‘Don’t worry about the money, now; let’s just worry about the cat,'” Taylor said. “He is the clearest example I’ve ever seen of a true animal lover.”

Taylor couldn’t say why this particular cat caught the attention of a community of animal advocates, other than a series of events that made it easy to help him.


Yea Jim!!!

“I went to see the little boy today and in the middle of everything he is going through, when you touch him, he still purrs and rubs his head to your hand,” she said. “He’s just so interested in connecting with a human.”

It’s unclear as to where the cat was found or who turned it in to the animal shelter, said Taylor, but now the cat’s life is looking up.

The Bumper Foundation already found “Lucky” a home with Torrance resident Jim Johnston.

“He’s already had a lot of tender, love and care at the hospital. Those people really deserve the credit,” said Johnston, who has another cat at home, Pain In The A**, or Pita, who also is a rescue animal that risked euthanasia.

“He has turned out to be an absolute wonderful pet,” Johnston said of Pita. “I saw this one and I named him Lucky because I felt he was so lucky to be alive and to have gone through.”

Lucky was released to Johnston on Monday and is doing well.

“The whole staff down there are just such amazing people, I can’t believe it. That man (Yoo) hardly knows me – and he said, ‘Mr. Johnston, if you know anybody that has any animals that they need help with, you let me know,'” Johnston said. “How often do you meet people like that? You just don’t.”

Despite this story’s happy ending, Bumper Foundation President Janet Hicks reminds that there are thousands of other animals in need.



There’s such a huge crisis economically going on, and it’s just gotten exponentially worse, Maybe even bigger or equal to [our] medical [bills], is boarding. So people who would like to foster a cat or a dog and help it until it gets a home, we’re always looking for fosters and other big-hearted animal lovers.

Janet Hicks, The Bumper Foundation

Lucky STILL needs your help!

To donate to Lucky’s surgery, please use the pay pal link on the right- or,  if you prefer you can  send a check to the Bumper Foundation to 920 W. 37th St., San Pedro, CA. 90731.  All donations are tax deductible.

Jul 06, 2009 | 0 | News

Helping Helen – A Bumper Success Story

It is our 2 week mark of rehabilitating Helen who came to us with a large 1 inch deep & in diameter puncture wound severe flea dermatitis and a large lump near one of her ribs.

helen1She was hiding in the bushes in Los Feliz too frightened to let anyone near her.

How It All Began

My dear friend and fellow dog lover, Reno called me. She just happened to be in town performing and spotted the wee one. I was rushing out the door to pick up my nephews from school so I called Eldad.

He as usual, dropped everything to help. They trapped her, Reno named her Helen and I took her on as Bumper’s rescue.

It’s been quite a journey with her since. Helen was immediately placed on antibiotics for her wound that had a perfectly triangular point of entry and reeked of abuse. Leading to what was most disturbing about Helen, her intense fear aggression.

img_0271She was so terrified the first day at Dr. Palmquist’s office,  Centinela Animal Hospital, she charged the cage, biting it and breaking off a tooth and breaking a blood vessel in her nose. He and I have worked together rehabilitating many animals and we had never seen anyone as fear aggressive as Helen. You’ll see the scared little Helen in the first picture not letting anyone near her.

We both felt so sad for her and were even more determined to give her our best. Dr Palmquist began to work his medical magic with homeopathic remedies very specific to Helen’s type of aggression.

img_0274I began to work with her long distance, explaining to her that myself and everyone at the hospital were her friends and there to help her. She didn’t know she landed in the best place possible for her to heal on all levels. I explained to her that this entire place was filled with people that were her friends & that we were all sorry that someone hurt her so badly.

I told her what a good girl she was after a particularly fierce growl at me. She stopped, her little head tilted and she stared at me. She had wanted to hear that for a long time.

I lured her to the front of the cage with delicious treats. She waited until I stepped away, crept up ever so cautiously, grabbed it & retreated back to her corner. She kept her eyes glued to me as I praised her, telling her how brave and powerful she is. Again, her little head with those amazing radar ears, tilted and she stared at me.

Tuesday of this week was Helen’s first day “back”. It was though she awakened from an evil spell. She came out of her cage, and with some coaxing, she let me put a leash on her and off we went! Since then, daily she makes the rounds to visit all of her friends at CAH and gives kisses to us and shows her trust by giving us her belly to rub.

Helen is still in need of medical treatment, Dr Palmquist aspirated the lump today and we will get the results back on that soon. She also needs to still be spayed.

Helen urgently needs your help!

Please Donate!  Please hit the PAY PAL Button at the Right or send a check to:

The Bumper Foundation
920 West 37th street
San Pedro, CA

All donations are tax deductible.

Helen thanks you. And so do we.

Janet M. Hicks
Animal Communicator


Reno,  Eldad & Everyone at Centinela Animal Hospital!dog-13

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Jun 20, 2009 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

Spike- Terrier- for Adoption

Spike Image Spike is an adorable little Terrier whose owner surrendered him to a local shelter. He is very sweet and gets along with other dogs and cats. He does best with older children or with seniors. Spike is neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. If interested in meeting him, please contact Mary at 323 758 8992 or email maryslittlelambs@att.net.    

Jan 31, 2009 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

Peanut~ Chihuahua~ For Adoption

Peanut Image  Peanut is an adorable little Chihuahua who weighs just 4.5 pounds. He about 8 years of age is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Peanut is fine with other dogs and with kids. If interested in adopting a little lump of sugar that you can carry around in your purse while running errands or take to work with you, Peanut is your guy. Please contact Mary Chatman at 323 758 8992 or emailmaryslittlelambs@att.net to arrange a meet and greet or receive an adoption application.

Jan 31, 2009 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

K.C.~ for adoption

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K. C.’s story…¬†
K. C. was rescued from the Kern County shelter where he had been picked up as a stray. He had also been attacked by a dog and his hind leg and one of his ears had to be stitched up. All stitches have been removed and he has healed up fine. K. C. is such an adorable little guy, he must have been terrified when this ordeal took place. He is safe now in our loving foster home, where he gets nothing but belly rubs, hugs and treats as well as nice warm blankets to sleep upon. He is microchipped and vaccinated and his neuter surgery is pending. K..C,. is great with other dogs and kids. If interested in meeting or adopting K.C. please contact Mary at 323 758 8992 or email maryslittlelambs@att.net


Jan 31, 2009 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

NALA~ Sheperd Mix~ Adopted

img_0536.jpg img_0539.jpg img_0542.jpgNala, a sheperd mix female is 10 weeks old & was found in a snow drift in the desert on Christmas! She is super cuddly, sweet & loves other dogs and children. She is current on vaccs, de-wormed & working on being housebroken. If you are interested in making Nala your new best friend, please contact doggilama@aol.com for an adoption application.

Jan 07, 2009 | 0 | Uncategorized

Milo~ Wheaten Terrier/Terrier Mix~ ADOPTED

51117609.jpg51117613.jpg511176172.jpg¬†¬†Milo’s info…Breed: Wheaten Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less Color: White Sex: Male Age: Young Milo is:already neutered,good with kids, has special needs,good with dogs, up to date with shots. Milo’s story…Milo is such a lovebug, you would not believe he was found while trying to survive on the street with several other abandon stray dogs. He is great with kids and other dogs, vaccinated and will be neutered and microchipped soon. If interested in meeting Milo, please contact Mary chatman at 323 758 8992 or email¬†maryslittlelambs @att.net.

Jan 07, 2009 | 0 | Uncategorized

Chanell~ Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup) Mix~ Adopted

Chanell 50842146.jpg 50842149.jpgChanell, is the most adorable little love bug you can ever expect to cuddle. She is about 4 years perhaps younger because of her sweet baby like dispositon. Chanell is very petite weighing just 5 pounds. She is a little shy due to her past experiences I think as she was found as a stray on the street. One cannot imagine a 5 pound dog trying to survive on the street. Chanell is safe now and looking for her forever home. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. If interested in meeting little Chanell, please contact Mary Chatman at 323 758 8992 or email maryslittlelambs@att.net

Nov 27, 2008 | 0 | Uncategorized

Daisy and Taffy~ for Adoption

 tn-1.jpeg tn.jpeg  Daisy and Taffy are very sweet little girls whose owner has to give them up due to her serious illness. She has had them both together for a very long time and would like them placed together. Daisy is about 3 years old, weighs about 10 pounds, is spayed and vaccinated. Taffy is about 4 years old and weighs about 12 pounds, is spayed and vaccinated. Both dogs are housebroken. They are very gentle and well behaved. Would be great for a Senior. They are good with older kids and other dogs but not cats. If interested in meeting or adopting his pair, please contact Mary Chatman at 323 758 8992 or email Maryslittlelambs@att.net

Nov 19, 2008 | 0 | Dog Adoptions