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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.

Miss Maggie May’s Rescue Bracelet Fundraiser, Tucson 2015/01/01

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Miss Maggie May's Rescue

Luna says: Adopt me!

This month Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be raising funds for:

Miss Maggie May’s Rescue is committed to finding safe and caring homes for unwanted dogs. MMMR is a Tucson-based all volunteer rescue group providing medical care, spay/neuter and vaccinations for dogs that have found themselves deemed not adoptable in our local shelter such as moms to be, families, puppies, sick or injured dogs.

Luna is a two year old Papillon mix. In May her owner took her and her one week old puppies to Pima county shelter. MMMR was able to get her and her pups out before they got sick.

Luna did a good job raising her pups in foster care and all pups found homes. Luna was a very scared little girl with trust issues when she came to MMMR. Luna is still looking for someone special, who will take the time she needs to trust, and the extra time she needs to trust men. Once you gain her trust she is a lap dog and loves to be petted.
Luna is current on vaccinations, micro-chipped, spayed and licensed in Pima County.

So let’s consider helping out Miss Maggie May’s Rescue. You can buy bracelets or make a donation directly.

beading divas to the rescue

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)

OR YOU CAN BUY BRACELETS ONLINE – more will be added during the first full week of January.

Tucson Beading Divas to the Rescue 2014 in Review 2014/12/31

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one-of-a-kind

2014 was a very good year.

This year we INC’d ourselves in Arizona. We are a non-for-profit corporation. We are not a 501c3.

In April we crossed over the $100,000 threshold in bracelet fundraising.

Tucson Beading Divas

5th anniversary celebration

In May, the Arizona Daily Star wrote a great article about our accomplishments and promoted our Applause for a Cause event at La Cocina in downtown Tucson as did The Morning Blend.

More than 100 people enjoyed the festivities that night. We had live music and giveaways. Hermitage Cat Shelter won the evening’s net proceeds provided by La Cocina and ChiLuvBug Small Dog Rescue won the honor to be the following month’s Beading Divas recipient.

A good time was had by all. The original 7 Beading Divas all wearing tiaras are: Angy Shearer, Michelle Caillet, Loren Dawn, Cynthia David, Lizzie Mead, Glenda Taylor, and Karyn Zoldan. Please follow us on Facebook.

In 2014, we fund-raised for:

–2 cat charities
–1 wildlife charity
–1 farm sanctuary
–1 organization advocating no kill
–1 service dog organization
–4 dog rescues
–1 greyhound rescue
–1 month vacay

For a complete list of fundraising recipients, click here.

What’s happening in 2015?

Bead Drive 2015

Got beads?

Bead Drive 2015 – Stay tuned!

Tucson Greyhounds Fundraising: Chili My Soul 2014/12/26

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I’m ready for my forever home.

Chili is a happy, outgoing 2 year old who had 7 fractures in his rear leg (a racing related injury). Dr. Goodman thought they would have to amputate, but instead was able to put “Humpty Dumpty” back together again.

He has had many bumps on the road to recovery, but has come out on the upside. He also developed MSRA at one point. Chili had multiple surgeries to get him to this point.

His bill has been very expensive…more than $6,000.

Is one dog worth $6,000?

Hell yes!

This happy boy Chili behaves just like any 2 year old greyhound now and walks perfectly on his rebuilt leg. Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption believes that every greyhound should be in a forever home and that is why Beading Divas to the Rescue chose this charity for the month of December.

Just like the dog or dogs lying on your couch or your lap — Chili deserves his forever home.

During the month of December, all bracelet fundraising benefits broken leg greyhounds.

If you don’t want to buy a bracelet or three, consider making a direct donation.

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
–Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 2855 E. Grant Road, 623-7341
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

Or buy bracelets online.

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