July 17, 2004
Jackson Bell Eva Sippel's quest to help stray pets goes beyond city limits. The Burbank Animal Shelter volunteer's latest mission is to save a dog shelter halfway around the world. Sippel is collecting and sending money on a monthly basis -- about $450 to date -- to benefit Noah's Ark Dog Shelter, which helps buy medicine for stray dogs in Bucharest, Romania. In a separate effort, Sippel is planning this spring to film herself and a group of local animal lovers as they restore the neglected shelter in the impoverished country.
August 1, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Claudia Madrid once encountered a bleeding pit bull -- with its mouth taped shut and ears cut off -- that had been dumped in a trash can. However, that dog's tale had a happy ending. After surviving the inflicted torture, the abused dog was adopted and given the name Chelsea. Another pit bull Madrid found was cowering under a Dumpster during an El Nino downpour. Suffering from stomach ulcers, bleeding internally and externally, the puppy appeared to have been thrown out of a car. Madrid named the barely alive puppy Emily, nursed it back to health and adopted the lucky canine.
January 28, 2009
?Hotel for Dogs? is a winning entry by DreamWorks that will delight dog lovers, children and adults, for its heartwarming story based on the book by Lois Duncan. Screenplay credits goes to Jeff Lowell, Robert Schooley and Mark McCorkle. The film is directed with obvious love by Thor Freudenthal, and the first-rate production design by William Sandell is full of wondrous invention. Music is upbeat soft rock, perfectly suitable to the action portrayed, original music by John Debney.
December 19, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- As the holidays roll through, animals don't change their routine, only humans do, authorities said. All the more reason to make sure your pets are safe over the holidays, said Fred DeLange, the superintendent of the Burbank Animal Shelter. During months of cold weather, DeLange said the shelter sees its share of stray dogs, because pet-owning holiday revelers lose track of their pets as focus shifts to the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
May 3, 2006
When Burbank resident Eva Sippel thinks about Romania, she does not reflect on the fall of communism, caricatures of Dracula or winning women's gymnastics teams. She thinks about dogs. The owner of Schnuffie Productions in Burbank has a soft spot in her heart for dogs. And after a trip to Romania three years ago, she hasn't been able to get the country's stray dog problem out of her head. So much so that she's decided to put them on film. "They're everywhere ? you can't look anywhere without seeing 20 of them," Sippel said.
October 28, 2006
TODAY A garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 647 S. Mariposa St., Burbank, will be held to raise money for the documentary, "Out of Control." The film is about 10 volunteers who travel to Romania to help stray dogs. For more information, visit www.schnuffie.com. The Make a Difference food drive day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with volunteers collecting food donations in front of Burbank markets. Donations will be given to the Burbank Family Service Agency, Burbank Salvation Army and the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.