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Tucson: Beading Divas to the Rescue Raise $100,000 2014/04/30

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Party of the Year Tucson

You are invited!

Tucson’s BEADING DIVAS TO THE RESCUE have raised $100,000 for animal charities in the five years they have been making one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets and fundraising for animal charities.

It’s a stunning achievement for greyhound adopters who wanted to help a fellow adopter whose greyhounds suffered $14,300 in veterinary bills from a hit-and-run accident.

As a way to celebrate and give back, Beading Divas to the Rescue is hosting A CAUSE FOR APPLAUSE on Tuesday – May 6 – from 6 to 9 pm at LA Cocina Restaurant.

YOU’RE INVITED!

Eat, drink, listen to live music, buy bracelets, win prizes, and have fun. Invite your friends!

Your favorite 501 c3 charities (not limited to animal charities at this event) could win:

–10% of the evening’s net profits courtesy of La Cocina

–The opportunity to be the June bracelet fundraising group

You are eligible to win bracelets and other fun prizes

Bring beads to receive an extra raffle ticket

Tucson special event

Got beads?

Put your non-profit flyers, brochures and biz cards to put on the networking table

Like Beading Divas to the Rescue on Facebook.

Blind Abyssinian kitten saved by Hermitage Cat Shelter 2014/04/12

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saved by Hermitage Cat Shelter

saved by Hermitage Cat Shelter

written by Hermitage Cat Shelter – April Beading Divas bracelet fundraiser recipient

Let’s talk about a day that started like any other. November 7, 2013. In northeast Tucson, a litter of purebred Abyssinians is born. Nine kittens in all (a large litter for a cat!). Five boys, four girls. Mom was doing well and nurturing her kittens as well as any new mother.

As time passed, though, one kitten in the litter was noticeably smaller than the others. She was cream colored—one of the most desirable new traits in Abyssinian cats. The owner of the litter had hoped for such a prized possession. Surely, this one will bring a high price.

Days went by, then weeks. As each little angel opened its eyes to the world for the very first time, they all began exploring and causing the kind of ruckus that would be expected of such a large group of kittens. Our little cream kitten, however, proved to be more special than first thought.

As her eyelids opened, it was revealed that she didn’t have any eyes at all. Small, sightless orbs were present, with no hope of attaining vision.

I think you know where this story is headed. That sweet little kitten with the prized coat color could not provide the breeder with what she had hoped for after all. As a matter of fact, she could provide her with none of it.

Off to PACC she was taken, to be humanely euthanized for being imperfect.

We at The Hermitage rescue hundreds of PACC cats that nobody wants.

The adoption coordinator at PACC knew immediately what to do. While our staff was rescuing other cats whose lives would have ended that day, our little Abyssinian kitten was placed in a box carrier and shuffled in with the other rescue cats.
Counting heads, as I do, when the cats come back from PACC, I said, “Everyone is accounted for. But who is in this box?” The look on everyone’s faces was priceless. Of course they didn’t know the answer. This little angel had just one chance to make it out alive and the decision had been made to take that chance.

I said, “The box doesn’t even weigh anything. What could be inside?” Oh, you cannot imagine the hearts that melted the moment I lifted our little sightless kitten into my arms! Then came the head butt that left no dry eyes in the room!

We named her Braille, but we call her Braillie (Bray-lee) as a term of endearment. She didn’t purr for almost a week after coming to the shelter. Since coming to us, though, she has learned to play with crinkle balls and run with the other kittens…and purr.

Braille will be given the best veterinary care in Tucson and will be available for adoption soon to make someone’s life a whole lot happier!

You can buy bracelets here to raise funds for Hermitage Cat Shelter during the month of April.

Beading Divas to the Rescue – $100,000 Party 2014/04/12

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Tucson special event

Let’s celebrate!

Tucson special event: A CAUSE FOR APPLAUSE and you’re invited…

Forget Cinco de Mayo and mark your calendars for May 6th as Tucson’s Beading Divas to the Rescue is celebrating FIVE glorious years of raising money for animal charities.

The Divas have raised $100,000 making beautiful one-of-kind handcrafted beaded bracelets made with donated beads. Each month they choose one animal charity to help fund-raise for.

You can check their donation history here.

Everyone is invited to come to the party at La Cocina Restaurant on May 6 from 6 to 9 pm

Eat, drink, listen to live music, buy bracelets, win prizes, and have fun. Invite your friends!

Your favorite 501 c3 charities (not limited to animal charities at this event) could win:

–10% of the evening’s net profits from La Cocina

–the opportunity to be the June bracelet fundraising group

You are eligible to win bracelets and other prizes

Bring beads to receive an extra raffle ticket

Tucson special event

Got beads?

Bring your non-profit flyers and biz cards to put on the networking table

FOLLOW THE BEADING DIVAS ON FACEBOOK

La Cocina has been described as downtown’s best secret hideaway and urban oasis.

April Bracelet Fundraiser for Hermitage Cat Shelter 2014/04/01

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Adopt a cat!

Adopt a cat!

Beading Divas to the Rescue is thrilled to be fundraising for Hermitage Cat Shelter which is a Tucson-based adoption facility and long-term sanctuary for felines who are “adoption-challenged,” including felines who are FIV or FeLV-positive, and with other kinds of chronic health issues.

The kitties roam free within 8,000 sq ft of outdoor/indoor living space.

Bookmark this page because during the month of April, you can read a few stories about some Hermitage cats.

In the meantime, consider buying some one of a kind beaded bracelets ($20/each) made with donated beads, one size fits most. All come with a paw charm and some may even have a cat charm.

Locally, you can buy bracelets at these fine venues:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

Bling!

Bling for the Cats

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S & H/USA only).

Follow Hermitage on Facebook.

Save the Date – May 6 – A Cause for Applause, Tucson 2014/03/31

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Beautiful black rose

Beading Divas Bracelets

Save the date – Tuesday May 6 – 6 to 9 pm at La Cocina (LaCo) Restaurant as Beading Divas to the Rescue will celebrate:

–their 5th anniversary

–raising $100,000 for animal rescues & animal charities

–how we came together

YOU ARE ALL INVITED!

The Beading Divas will also GIVE BACK that night. Here are the specifics. More info will be coming. A good time will be had by all, plus you might win cool stuff!

Helping Hoofs n Horns Farm Sanctuary, Tucson 2014/03/20

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Hoofs n Horns Sanctuary

This is the before photo

Here’s more information about Hoofs n Horns, March 2014

When a Wrong Turn Goes Right

written by Shelby, Hoofs n Horns Farm Sanctuary. Hoofsnhorns Farm Sanctuary specializes in farm animals who have been rejected, abandoned, abused or at risk of being killed because of their sex, a medical issue or just being worn out and deemed non productive.

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In search of a hay grower on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I took a wrong turn and soon noticed a dusty small corral at the side of the road cram packed with sad looking roping cattle in need of food and shade.

I noticed a small wet bundle laying behind one of the cows. She had just given birth!

Austin was at least two months premature according to the rancher and “as long as he could stand he would be fine,” but over the next several hours he lay in the dirt being pawed and pushed by his mother and other cows trying to get him to stand, he could only flop over.

By nightfall the rancher finally realized he wasn’t going to stand and if he did, would probably not be tall enough to nurse his mother. Cold, dirty and hypoglycemic we wrapped him in a warm blanket, rubbed honey on his gums, attempted to get some warm goats milk into him and promised him he’d be okay. By midnight he knew how to suckle the bottle.

We named him Austin since he is half Texas longhorn and have a house cow for almost a year. He had no body fat; his little soft fur looked like an old velour blanket thrown over a hard wood chair. He wasn’t developed enough to have much fur or even tail hair, his tail looked like a small fuzzy rat tail. His soft hooves were not ready to hold him yet and his knobby little knees were way too big.

That first week, he weighed just 19 lbs (even mini cows are born 30-40 lbs). With lots of love and prayers and a heating blanket he was cuddled and fed and as days wore on he progressed more every minute.

Within a week he could stand, wobbly and too unsteady to walk yet, but soon. Then in months as he grew and developed more muscle he could walk, then play. His favorite thing was to jump onto my bed. He had been raised in laps and on the couch, so why not? He napped with tiny dogs, followed us around for love, continued to grow and thrive.

Hoofs n Horns Farm Sanctuary

Austin today thanks to Hoofs N Horns

Today Austin is still small for his breed but he is a big red beautiful boy with horns that span almost three feet. With those horns, he is gentle around baby goats, children and others who visit.

He lives in the general population corral with older retired cows thrown away from the dairy industry, a mini bull who was saved from a rodeo act, and approximately 70 goats rescued or retired here at HoofsnHorns Farm Sanctuary.

Austin was put in our path on an ordinary day, it was a miracle he was still alive at the end of that first day and a miracle he has grown the sweet beautiful fella that he is today. Had we not been led down that “wrong” road that day and seen him laying on the ground, pestered the rancher until he agreed to at least watch over him and finally allow us to come and get him, Austin would have surely been dead by morning.

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The Sanctuary finally became a non profit 501(c)3 in the last year and is now able to accept donations, offer tax receipts and more.

Tours, birthday parties and school groups are welcome! There is a tiny farm store where you can purchase tshirts, handmade goats milk soap and other goodies.

It is a peaceful place where miracles happen and you can feel it as soon as you arrive. All food, water, shelter and expenses are paid for from donations, sales in the farm store and animal sponsors.

Hay is over $14 a bale right now and these critters need between 4 and 5 bales a day, in addition to grain, supplements, medical costs and other items for the special needs residents.

Formerly a paramedic, Shelby takes care of these animals full time, 24/7/365. She provides medical and emergency treatment, is their nursemaid and friend. Often they have special needs such as a diet, physical therapy such as being supported, exercised and rehabiliated to walk, eat and other basic functions. They are allowed to live among friends and family and never want for anything again, their lives are full loved and peaceful.

Hoofs N Horns takes donations on the website, at the farm, in the form of feed, and directly to their feed store on Avra Valley / Sandario (Post Feed and Supply). It is also possible to sponsor individual animals or the farm in general.

During the month of March 2014, you can buy bracelets online to benefit Hoofs n Horns. Check out the stunning selection of bracelets here.

Buy me!

Buy me!

Hoofs n Horns – March Bracelet Fundraiser 2014/03/01

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Meet Zeffy

Meet Zeffy

For the month of March 2014, Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be fundraising for Hoofs n Horns, a farm sanctuary on the outskirts of Tucson.

The Sanctuary is run by a mother and daughter farm animal team and is looking for sponsors for their animals. They expect miracles and never give up on abandoned, abused or unwanted “livestock” and while trying to rehabilitate them or re-purpose them they are committed to providing a lifetime, forever, loving, safe and happy home for them. Consider sponsoring an animal or donating directly to them.

You can follow them on Facebook

Of course, if you like bling — check out beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelets made with donated beads (from people like you). All bracelets are made with memory wire for easy on/off and come with a paw charm. Bracelets cost $20 and the entire amount goes to Hoofs n Horns.

You can find bracelets at the following Tucson venues:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S & H/USA only).

Beading Divas’ bracelets make great gifts because not only are they beautiful but they help the animals so they are the perfect accessory for any animal lover. And, it’s not too early to buy for Mother’s Day or graduation gifts. Or buy one to match your Easter outfit!

Tucson Wildlife Center, February Bracelet Sales 2014/01/31

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Photogenic baby raccoon

Photogenic baby raccoon

Beading Divas to the Rescue is honored to be raising funds during the month of February 2014 for Tucson Wildlife Center.

Services provided by the Tucson Wildlife Center include an emergency help line operating 24/7, capture and transportation of injured animals, 24-hour emergency room, volunteer veterinarians on call, rehabilitation, release, and education. All services are provided free to the public. Their sole support comes from people like you.

A Phoenix rainstorm in early November proved dangerous for a couple of two-month-old raccoons, who were washed out of a drain and into a ditch. Only one survived, and was brought to the Center. After a quarantine period, our new little raccoon (pictured) will be gradually introduced to a group of five recently orphaned raccoons at the Center. The plan is to release all six in the spring.

Beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelets are made with donated beads (from people like you). All bracelets are made with memory wire for easy on/off and come with a paw charm. Bracelets cost $20 and the entire amount goes to Tucson Wildlife Center.

You can find bracelets at the following Tucson venues:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H/USA only).

If you don’t wish to buy a bracelet or three, consider making a donation directly or checking out their WISHLIST to see what is needed.

Be my Valentine

Be my Valentine

So. Calif. Cat Adoption Tails, Beading Divas Bracelets 2014/01/01

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SC CAT SC CAT SC CAT

Meow!

For the month of January 2014, Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be fundraising for Southern California Cat Adoption Tails, a 501 c3 organization. Our honorary Divas in So Calif have been graciously making bracelets with their own beads/supplies and selling bracelets to their circle of contacts for awhile so the Divas decided to let the “California Club” choose a charity this month.

CAT CAT CAT

SC CAT SC CAT SC CAT

In 2013, SC CAT adopted out 350 cats and 50 dogs. The cats come from various sources. Most cats are found by various people who ask for help. Quite a few cats are dumped by either their owner or by someone who has found the cat/kitten or mom cat with kittens. Sometimes they are left at Petsmart in a box in a shopping cart or left outside the store in the parking lot. SC CAT also rescues cats/kittens from local shelters.

SC CAT is actively involved in controlling the feral cat colonies by trapping cats and utilizing the TNR (trap, neuter, release) approach.

Hand-crafted one-of-a-kind bracelets cost $20 and the entire amount goes to the charity. You can order bracelets online (add S&H/US only).

In the LA area, you can buy bracelets at the Petsmart Pasadena located at 3347 Foothill Blvd, Pasadena 91107 but only when a SC CAT volunteer is on the premises at the Adoption Center. CAT volunteers are usually in place every morning by noon and every evening around 7 pm

In Tucson, you can buy bracelets at:

Buy Me: Help the CATs

Buy Me: Help the CATs

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

And if you don’t want a bracelet but would like to make a donation directly to the charity, click here.

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Happy New Year from Tucson Jett Greyhound 2013/12/31

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Just pet me while I lie here

Just pet me while I lie here

(written by Jett Greyhound)

Where does the time go? My new year resolution is that I write every month.

Lots of good things have been happening.

Calvin & Jett look out the window

Calvin & Jett look out the window

Sometimes different dogs stay with us. Not only do we have Saffron (an older female) and Carter (my brindle buddy) but this older beagle named Calvin has hung with us on three different occasions. He barks a lot and so loudly but when he’s not barking we are good friends. Karyn takes us all for a walk at the same time and he pulls us around.

I have met all kinds of people. Myself and some other greyhounds went to La Frontera’s United Way kick off. Most of the employees were in awe of me and because I like to get cozy wherever I am, I laid down on the carpet and people knelt down to pet me, as it should be. I also met the AZ legislator Linda Lopez. She found me amazing. I met Jeanette Mares from Ben’s Bells Project too.

Angy & Linda Lopez meet Jett

Angy Shearer & Linda Lopez meet Jett

Then I went to Pima Air Museum again because a dog named Jett belongs there.

There was some Hounds for the Holiday contest and one of the judges Barbara Brown said she never kissed a greyhound so we obliged. I stopped by her place of business and she kissed me. Now she can cross that off her bucket list.

Kissy with Barbara Brown

Kissy with Barbara Brown

Lots of people have come by for lunch or dinner and of course, I got a lot of loving. I like the magic thing that Lizzie does to my ears. Every time she does — I have an eargasm.

Happy New Year to you and dog bless all the dogs still eating 4D meat and stuck the South Tucson dog track. We have our paws crossed that you get out of there and into a loving home like mine so very soon.

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