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Fundraiser: Animals on Native American Reservation, ROAR 2015/05/15

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Funds raised help abandoned pups

For May, Beading Divas to the Rescue fundraiser continues for ROAR.

Last winter, nine small puppies were pulled out of a log on the Pine Ridge Reservation. No one knew how they got there or what happened to their mother. But the rescue surely saved their precious little lives.

The nearest water source was a creek, but the water was mostly standing water and probably not too tasty or healthy.

Once the Oglala Pet Project (OPP), one of the many Program Partners of the ROAR Program, had placed the orphaned puppies into their foster network, the pups were fed, given water, wormed, vaccinated and spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

ROAR

These pups were saved

A story like this is why ROAR created Pet Promise service to help with spay and neuter services. Reducing the dog and cat population is an important step to improving the health and welfare for animals on Native American reservations.

ROAR provides supplies and subsidies to empower care giving and rescue of animals that are abused, neglected, injured, diseased, or abandoned.

ROAR (Rescue Operation for Animals of the Reservation) aids struggling animals and people who care for them on American Indian reservations.

Beading Divas Bracelets

Adopt me

One of a kind beaded bracelets may be ordered online. All bracelets cost $20 (add $5.50 S&H) and come with a paw charm (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!). For venues local to Tucson selling bracelets, click here.

ROAR – Beading Divas Bracelets Fundraiser May 2015 2015/05/01

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ROAR stray pups

For May, Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be fundraising for ROAR (Rescue Operations for Animals of the Reservation). ROAR won the random drawing from Bead Drive 2015.

Eevee was originally a stray female who needed serious intervention by a professional. Every time someone tried to approach her, she would disappear. She eventually returned with a litter of five puppies.

Since Eevee was so fearful of people, rescuers had to be very careful to respect her space while getting her the help she and her puppies needed. They found the puppies first and then returned for their mother. With determination, Eevee and her puppies were finally reunited.

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Mom tries to save pups

Sadly, one of the pups died the following day. It was apparent Eevee and the remaining four pups were infested with ticks. Medical attention for mom and babies was an important next step.

After telling this story, Dr. Holgate lamented, “The strays challenge us; it’s never what you prepare for, especially with the pups.” Fortunately, this dedicated doctor continues to persevere.

A story like this is why ROAR created our Pet Promise service to help with spay and neuter services. Reducing the dog and cat population is an important step to improving the health and welfare for animals on Native American reservations.

ROAR provides supplies and subsidies to empower care giving and rescue of animals that are abused, neglected, injured, diseased, or abandoned.

Beading Divas bracelets

Adopt me – I’m one of a kind

One-of-kind bracelets are made with donated beads, one size fits most (like a slinky for easy on and off). All bracelets come with a paw charm — especially suitable for the animal lover and the fashionable. All bracelets cost $20.

The following local Tucson venues sell bracelets:
–-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)

You can also find a large selection online (add S&H) on our Etsy site.

Tucson CARES bracelet fundraiser continues 2015/04/27

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Tucson Cares adoptable cat

Sadie says: Adopt Me!

Here’s what one Tucson rescue is willing to do to save a cat…

The bracelets are also available at Benarda Veterinary Hospital during regular business hours during April.

Tucson CARES Director was at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for a meeting regarding a forthcoming event and swung by intake to drop off some paperwork just as a family brought in a neighborhood stray with newborn kittens.

HSSA recommended “euthanasia” on this young momma who had signs of pyometra (infected uterus) or dystocia (undelivered kitten/s) and offered a bottle feeding foster for the kittens.

The treatment for either of these conditions is a spay and antibiotic therapy. Late in the day the only vets available to us were emergency clinics with the lowest estimate being $1,200 for the spay and overnight hospitalization, so she was transported on the spot to a more affordable vet in Nogales who met us after hours to perform emergency surgery.
She was hospitalized on IV fluids and injectable antibiotics for septicemia and is now doing fabulously.

Sadie is a loving, bright vocal cat with incredible markings. She gets along well with other cats and seems to be in joyful shock that she is actually in a home. She is available for foster or adoption. Contact us at info@tucsoncares.org or 520-990-8912.

Beading Divas fundraiser

Adopt me!

Last few days to buy one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets to benefit Tucson CARES . If you don’t want more bling, consider donating directly. You can buy bracelets online too.

Tucson CARES, Beading Divas Bracelets Fundraising Recipient 2015/04/01

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Tucson CARES saves cat

Emma – before surgery

Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be fund-raising for Tucson CARES during the month of April 2015.

Upon Pima Animal Care Center’s truck pulling right onto PACC’s property, Emma the cat was removed by Jessica S., Tucson CARES’ director who happened to be on the premises after hours.

Jessica immediately took Emma home, gave the cat pain meds, fluids and offer watered down baby food.

The following morning — without any notice– her vet executed a remarkable reconstruction after performing a mandibulectomy because the lower jaw was fully split and damaged too badly for repair. Emma the cat also received an esophageal feeding tube to support her during recovery.

Tucson CARES for cats

Emma – ready for adoption

Because of the intensity and concentration of her injury, the vet thought that Emma may have been kicked.

This amazing cat is currently in foster care; she is fully healed and available for adoption. The only special need she has from her injury is when she needs future dental care, as all pets do, although she has very few teeth left, the veterinarian must be mindful that what remains of her lower jaw cannot handle much pressure.

This youngster gets along well with other cats and dogs, tumbles around like a kitten, loves sunbathing in a windowsill, chirping at the birds and adores eye contact and abundant affection from her human, yet she is still very independent.

Contact Tucson CARES at 520-990-8912 or info@tucsoncares.org to learn more about Emma or come visit her at the Adopt Love Adopt Local mega adoption event on April 11 if she’s not adopted by that time. Tucson CARES will also have an amazing selection of handmade, one-of-a-kind Beading Diva bracelets at the mega adoption event AND at Kismet, the eclectic green boutique 2626 E. Broadway Blvd., call to make sure the store is open – 207-9994.

Beading Divas bracelets

Adopt me!

The following local venues sell bracelets:
–-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)

You can also find a large selection online (add S&H) on our Etsy site.

And the winner is…Bead Drive 2015 2015/03/14

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just who are those Divas?

Beading Divas minus one

UPDATE: ROAR did accept our invitation to be the May recipient.

UPDATE: We found Jan P. and she chose ROAR – Rescue Operation for Animals of the Reservation. We will be contacting them Monday AM (via phone + email) to explain what we do and determine if they want to be our fundraising recipient for May. The chosen group also has to participate in the promotion and provide stories, photos, and laminated posters for point of purchase at Tucson venues. They will have 72 hours to respond.

And the winner is…this is where it gets complicated…

There are two rescues with the same acronym so we are trying to contact the person who submitted the name. Jan P. from Tucson chose that group. She apparently doesn’t have voicemail. If we can’t reach her by noon on Monday (3/16) then we will go to envelope #2 which is now sealed and not even any of the Beading Divas know what charity is in that envelope.

If we do reach Ms. P. and she gives us the correct charity, we will contact that charity and give them 72 hours to accept our offer to fund-raise for them in May. If they don’t respond or turn us down (it happens), we’ll open envelope #2 which is now sealed and will contact that charity, giving them 72 hours to respond.

If no response from #2, we’ll go to envelope #3 which is now sealed and hope they want us to fund-raise for them. It shouldn’t be this hard.

Now a word about the entries and other prizes:
38 different groups were represented; all will be added to our consideration pool. Entries are listed by how many entries they had:

Multiple entries
24 – SA Greys
6 – Hope Animal Shelter
6 – TCWN
4 – HSSA (winner 2013)
4- Pawsitively Cats
3 – Greyhound Support Transport/Sun State Adoption (FL) (winner in 2011)
3 – Handi-Dogs
3 – Gabriel’s Angels
3 – Frosted Faces Foundation (San Diego)
2 – Pima Paws for Life
2 – Mostly Cockers & Poms
2 – Hermitage Cat Shelter
2 – PACC Pima Animal Care Center

1 entry
–Miss Maggie May’s Rescue
–Smiling Dog Rescue
–pit bull rescue
–Animal Crusaders of Arizona
–Arizona Greyhound Rescue
–Arizona Chihuahua Rescue
–D-S Rescue
–Equine Voices
–Amazing Aussies of Arizona
–Spay & Neuter Solutions
–Paws Patrol of Green Valley
–Arizona Basset Hound Rescue

1 entry from not in Arizona
–Tri City Animal Sanctuary (TX)
–Grey Rescue of Idaho
–GPA-Cape Giradeau (MO)
–GALT – Greyhound Adoption League Texas
–Tri State Bloodhound Rescue (Texas)
–Rotts of Friends (Woodland, CA)
–Grey Long (KS)
–Gods Greys (Orlando)
–Elite Greyhounds of Loxahatchee FL
–Boston Terrier Rescue of North Texas
–GreySave (So Cal)
–WRAP – Whippet Rescue & Placement (IN headquarters/nationwide)
–ROAR –

bracelets that pop

a tale of two bracelets

1st Place Winner:
Random drawing from entries received. One 501c3 animal charity will be chosen as the recipient for May 2015 bracelet fundraising.
Winner: TBD…

2nd Place Winner:
Random drawing from entries receives. One 501 c3 animal charity will be chosen to receive 3 bracelets to be used as fundraising or volunteer appreciation.
Winner: SA Greys – Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption

Additional Prizes:
–3 Wild Card Drawings:

Each random winner receives 1 bracelet in their choice of colors
Winners: Sue Bergier, Kate Monteverde, Mary Ann Neisz

–Surprise! Drawing:
Donations received from outside Arizona will be included in a special random drawing. Winner receives 3 bracelets for their chosen animal charity to be used for fundraising or volunteer appreciation.
Winner: Whippet Rescue and Placement – WRAP (headquarters in Indiana)

–Traveling Treasures Drawing:
The bead donation package that was sent the furthest distance will receive 1 bracelet in their choice of colors. Bead donations in this category were from different places in FL, NY, MD, and NH.
Winner: Judy Henneke – New Boston, New Hampshire 03070 – 2,659,02 miles

Hal-e-LOOT-ya Drawing:
Biggest single bead donation received: Winner will receive a bracelet in their choice of colors.
Joan Smith – donated the biggest single bead donation (HSSA) at the Screamery!

Beading Divas to the Rescue would like to thank everyone for their participation including our Bead Drive donation drop-off partners, EVERYONE WHO DONATED BEADS, the cast of creative characters who make bracelets, our fellow Beading Divas for the tasty repast we sampled during the drawing, people who came to our drawing happening. It takes a village to do what we do and we thank everyone who is a part of it.

Eat more pie

National Pie Day

P.S. Karyn Zoldan won the fabulous pie from Food from Ascension Café in the 4th Avenue Shopping District. She graciously shared it with all who were present. Yum.

Beading Divas: Michelle, Cynthia, Angy, Loren, Lizzie, Glenda, Karyn

Woofs without Roofs, March Beading Divas Fundraiser 2015/03/01

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Woofs without Roofs

helps pets belonging to Tucson’s homeless people

Woofs without Roofs is a 501 (c)3 organization that provides free veterinarian care to the pets belonging to Tucson’s homeless population.

The inspiration for Woofs without Roofs came about as veterinarians see pets affected daily by financial constraints not allowing for basic health services, such as core vaccines and internal parasite prevention. Woofs without Roofs believes that the pets of Tucson’s homeless community have a right to basic health care, and this in turn will promote health and wellness of the entire Tucson pet (and pet owner) community.

The Arizona Daily Star wrote about them in 2014.

You can follow them on Facebook.

Beading Divas Bracelets

Adopt me!

Bracelets are one-of-a-kind, all made with donated beads and come with a paw charm. One size fits most. All bracelets cost $20. Bracelets enhance any outfit from casual jeans to that little black dress and attire in between.

The following local venues sell bracelets:
–-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)

You can also find a large selection online (add S&H) on our Etsy site.

BARK Tucson goes the extra mile to save a dog 2015/02/18

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BARK Tucson

8 surgeries saved Skitters

Meet Skitters. BARK picked this Chihuahua up at PACC right before Thanksgiving. Poor Skitters was surrendered to be euthanized due to a massive head wound.

ALLEGEDLY the surrenders said that an ignored abscess ruptured, but it appeared as if something inflicted violence on the dog’s dome. The result: a soda-can circumference area of skull exposed and a ear dangling.

Immediately it was noted that Skitters still was completely lucid, had a good appetite and loved affection.

Over the next few days Dr. Wilcox and PACC staff took the time to remove all the stinky dead skin from the wound, clean him up and begin patiently stretching the skin back together and dosing the guy with some quality medication to keep infection and pain at bay.

Fast forward past one vet office who promised an operation but then took a quick look at Skitter’s exposed skull and recommended that we have him euthanized immediately. Then BARK found Dr. Laudonio and his staff at ACACIA ANIMAL HOSPITAL , who had previously done an awesome job fixing a difficult leg break a few years back (Khalessi aka Broken Leg Dog) adopted through BARK.

Astonishingly enough, Dr. Laudonio was able to snip and stretch Skitter’s skin to snugly cover his entire head. After 8 vet visits, a head full of stitches and six cold laser treatments, Skitters is now ready for adoption!

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Beading Divas bracelet

For the month of February, you can buy bracelets to benefit BARK Tucson. Bracelets are one-of-a-kind made from donated beads and come with a paw charm. Support a Tucson animal rescue while dolling up your fashion sense with style. Check out a big selection online

BARK, February Beading Divas Fundraiser 2015/02/01

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BARK Tucson

Tink and her pups

For the month of February, Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be fundraising for BARK.

BARK (Bark Animal Rescue Koalition) is a 501 c3 non-profit no kill animal rescue organization in Pima County. They work with Pima Animal Care Center to rescue under-age puppies and mother dogs with puppies. These animal live in foster homes until they can be altered and placed for adoption.

Tink is one such case. She is a 6 year old Chihuahua who was turned into Pima Animal Care Center ready to give birth to her puppies. She was giving birth as a PACC representative was contacting BARK. A BARK foster picked up Tink and her two babies right after they were born.

The following week BARK was contacted again by PACC regarding 3 more underage Chihuahua puppies. Tink accepted them as her own and went right to work feeding and washing them. Though small in stature, she
has a huge heart and a mighty mother’s love.

So let’s raise some money for BARK!

Beading Divas to the Rescue

Adopt me!

Bracelets are one-of-a-kind, all made with donated beads and come with a paw charm. One size fits most. All bracelets cost $20. They make great gifts (think Valentine’s Day or Heart Health month).

The following local venues sell bracelets:
–-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)

OR YOU CAN BUY BRACELETS ONLINE

Speaking of donated beads…the Beading Divas always need beads to continue their mission. Contribute!

Donate Beads to Help Animal Rescues 2015/01/31

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Bead Drive 2015

Got beads?

It’s that time of year again when Beading Divas to the Rescue do a shout out for beads.

BEADS ARE NEEDED TO CONTINUE OUR MISSION!

Every month we choose a different 501c3 animal charity to raise money for. Since April 2009, the Beading Divas have raised more than $115,000 from one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets available for $20.

Got beads?

Beads for beautiful fundraising bracelets

All funds raised (to date) have been donated to 45 animal charities (some chosen more than once) in five states (AZ, CA, FL, MA, and KS).

You can drop off beads at various venues around Tucson/Green Valley, mail them, or we can pick up beads, pending location. Can you help? Call 520-955-9061 for our mailing address or email karynzoldan@yahoo.com

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Bead Drive 2015

Beads! Beads! Beads!

WHEN PROVIDING BEADS, PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE:
• Your name
• Contact info – phone # plus area code if outside Tucson metro
• The name of a 501 c3 animal charity

All charities entered will be added to our “consideration pool.” We look at this list when choosing a recipient charity.

LOCAL EVENT: On Saturday March 14, 2015 at 4 PM –– A drawing will be held at SILVER SEA JEWELRY, 330 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85705. One lucky 501c3 animal charity will be randomly chosen as the recipient of bracelet sales in May 2015.

Additional prizes will be awarded too. Come meet the Beading Divas, join us for refreshments and raffle prizes.

WHAT KIND OF BEADS?
Beautiful beads, global beads, glass beads, ceramic beads, mother earth beads, gems & jewels suitable for beading, funny beads, metal beads, pearls, animal beads, letter beads, every color of the rainbow beads, recycled beads, wooden beads, vintage beads, glittery beads, old jewelry made from beads that is suitable to be taken apart and reused/upcycled, beads made from natural materials, sparkly beads, ugly beads, thrift store beads, old beads, new beads, synthetic beads, shiny beads, metallic beads, charms, lucite beads…these are ideas. Large quantities of seed beads and other unusable beads (Mardi Gras beads) are given to other groups & schools that can use them.

Read our rules and particulars.

Just Bead It and share with the world that Beading Divas to the Rescue need beads. Thank you

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Tucson Dogs: Fundraising – Miss Maggie May Rescue 2015/01/17

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Tucson fundraiser for dog rescue

Miss Maggie May made me whole again

On September 13, 2013 Miss Maggie May’s Rescue went to PACC to pick up Morgan who had 7 puppies less then 4 days old. When we got to the shelter there was a mix up and the shelter thought we were there to get Pipster who gave birth to 4 puppies the night before.

We found out that both moms came in together, so we took both families. Thirteen pups total on Friday the 13th of all days.

Once we got the moms settled into their new digs, is was apparent that something wasn’t right with Pipster’s left eye. The notes from the shelter said cloudy eye. We had it checked by one of our vets and there was no need to be alarmed at that time It was soon time to have Pipster spayed and we asked the vet to re- check her eye which was determined at that time her eye needed to be removed as it was starting to press on her nerve and would cause too many other problems if left in.
The next day when Pipster was picked up, the vet placed something in the transporter’s hand. It was a BB, Pipster was shot in the inside corner of her eye with a BB. So Pipster hung out in her foster home to recover and started attending adoption events.

Morgan was adopted in December 2013, but Pipster continued to wait and wait.

In March 2014 a couple saw Pipster and decided to give her a great home. Pipster is now Nikki and has two large buddies in her new home; she goes on long walks and from the reports we get — she is doing great.

Beading Divas to the Rescue loves these happy ending stories. Thank you to Miss Maggie May’s Rescue for all you do to help these dogs. It takes time, patience, and funds to make it happen.

Beading Divas bracelets

Adopt me!

Please consider buying a bracelet or two (Valentine’s Day is coming!) or make a donation directly (paypal missmaggiemay@cox.net) . You can also check out their WISHLIST.

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