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Bridge Rescue for Dogs, Beading Divas Fundraising September 2015/09/01

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Bridge Rescue for Dogs Tucson

Bridge saved Simon’s life

Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be fundraising for Bridge Rescue for Dogs during the month of September.

Simon was found as a stray with a carabiner hook impaled into his chest and dragging a chain through the hook. No one claimed responsibility for his injuries, and he languished at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) for weeks as he recovered physically and began the emotional healing process after the torture he endured.

PACC staff contacted BRDG because they knew that Simon would not fare well long-term in the stressful, noisy and scary shelter setting. BRDG was up to the task and not only found the perfect family to adopt Simon, but also raised funds to enroll him in a 30-day Board and Train program through sol.DOG Services at a cost of $1,500.

Simon flourished in his training program. After graduation, he moved to his forever home with a fabulous adoptive family who loves him. While we will never be able to make up for the atrocious act he endured, Bridge Rescue is proud to have played a part in his successful recovery and are so very grateful to the donations that made his happy ending possible.

Meet Bridge Rescue Saturday September 5 / Pet Club – Kolb & Broadway/ 10:30 AM to 2 PM – For a $20 donation, you can choose a beautiful bracelet with paw charm

MORE ABOUT BRIDGE RESCUE FOR DOGS
Bridge Rescue currently maintains 62 foster homes and more than 100 volunteers. The most direct and immediate way to save a dog in need is to foster — Bridge Rescue loves our foster care volunteers. BRDG will provide all medical care through a network of veterinarians throughout the community and will also provide a crate, supplies, toys, food if needed, and training. Follow on Facebook.

Meet Bridge Rescue Saturday September 12 / Pet Club – Ina/ Thornydale/ 10:30 AM to 2 PM – For a $20 donation, you can choose a beautiful bracelet with paw charm

Bracelets helping animals

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ABOUT THE ONE-OF-A-KIND BRACELETS
In Tucson, you find bracelets at these local 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)

And for your convenience, there is a fabulous bracelet selection online via Etsy.

10 yr old Mr. Fantastic saved at HOPE Animal Shelter 2015/08/15

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Hope Animal Shelter Tucson

HOPE saved me!

Mr. Fantastic came to HOPE Animal Shelter from PACC, where he had been taken as a stray. HOPE takes in many senior and special needs animals from PACC, and they knew that Mr. Fantastic definitely was in need of the care HOPE can offer.

About 10 years old, he came with an injured eye, cleft palate, and heart murmur. Mr. Fantastic immediately went to the vet to get started on whatever medical treatments he needed.

Today Mr. Fantastic, now known as Luke, is doing well and is in a very loving home. A wonderful family wanted to adopt two special needs seniors; they also adopted another special girl from HOPE named Lola.
HOPE is so grateful when a homeless senior with health issues becomes a cherished family member.

Like every charity, along with monetary donations, HOPE needs supplies for cats and dogs, cleaning and office supplies. Check out their wishlist and just maybe you can help them out.

And then there are the Beading Divas to the Rescue’s fabulous bracelets online to help fund-raise for HOPE.

Or in Tucson, find them at these local venues:

Hope Animal Shelter Tucson

Bracelets helping animals

–-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)

HOPE Animal Shelter – Beading Divas Fundraising Recipient 2015/08/01

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Hope Animal Shelter Tucson

HOPE saved my life

For the month of August, Beading Divas to the Rescue is pleased to be raising funds for Hope Animal Shelter here in Tucson.

Here’s one instance how HOPE went above and beyond the call of duty:

Emma
Emma was originally adopted from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Her adoptive family took her in for a vet check, when it was discovered that Emma had numerous pellets in her body. She had been shot multiple times before she ended up in a shelter.

The family did not want a cat with potential health issues and left her at the vets office.

HOPE stepped in and took in this gentle girl. Emma never found her forever home, but lived the rest of her life at HOPE getting lots of love and care. Later in her life she developed health issues that were too much for her to cope with. When she passed away, she was surrounded by loving people who cared deeply for her.

Today, August 1, HOPE is moving to their new location in Marana. Change is good for the soul and HOPE.

Our online ETSY store has a great selection or you can find a bracelet to fall in love with at the following Tucson venues:

Beading Divas bracelets

Adopt me!

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 (closed Monday)
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Mon/Tues)
–-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)

And you can always donate directly to HOPE.

Tucson Jett Greyhound Speaks 2015/07/22

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Jett greyhound loves to roach

R & R forever

Jett greyhound here.

I have not blogged for a long time. I prefer to lay on my back with my legs up in the air catching some zzzzz’s. While some misguided folks might think we want to race, us greyhounds prefer comfort and relaxation.

Always lots of stuff happening in this household.

Calvin & Jett

Calvin & Jett

Lots of dogs have stayed here — Calvin the Beagle (he barks a lot), an English bulldog who watched TV all day, more greyhounds, and fun poodles named Harpo and Cookie. I don’t know how she managed it but Cookie slept on Karyn’s bed all night while me and Girlfriend just glared at her.

dogs can dine at Delectables

My birthday lunch

Last year on my birthday (Dec. 19) Karyn took me to lunch. Yep, we went to Delectables and the waiter brought me my own water bowl and my own lunch. Karyn said that my lunch cost more than hers. No worries, I’m worth it. We went with Donut greyhound. Then on Girlfriend greyhound’s birthday (March), she went with Donut and on Donut’s birthday (April), I went again.

Who’s birthday is next?

Life is good here. I eat a lot of grass and then vomit. Karyn is looking for a solution. My corns still bother me but I only walk on the sidewalk or grass. Karyn is my love-slave. She is always stroking me and kissing my pink belly.

As always, love you, and you too,
Jetty Spaghetti

Galgos del Sol – amazingly dedicated rescue 2015/06/18

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Galgos del Sol river rescue

Galgos del Sol river rescue

Galgos del Sol rescues take all forms — We are prepared to run out of the house at any time to jump fences, search through orange groves in 100º weather, tiptoe around private property, shimmy into impossibly tight spaces, plunge into tunnels, and dodge traffic.

Our car is always prepared with leashes, treats, and a chip scanner. We are perpetually on call. Sometimes a galgo is ready to be saved and a few kind words do the trick.

Galgos del Sol

Ravaged galgo in Spain

Other times, terrified of humans and ravaged with hunger, these dogs will stay just out of reach for months.

We study their routines, leave food and water, and slowly build their confidence until they can be approached. One galgo, Chase, eventually allowed one of our volunteers to sit near him, but as soon as she raised her arms to slip a lead over his head, he’d bolt. After sitting with him for hours one day, she began singing softly. He fell asleep deeply enough for the lead to finally be attached.

We have been bitten and covered with poop, vomit, pee, worms, fleas and ticks on more occasions than can recounted. One galgo was so frantic once we got him into the car that he chewed through the lead restraining him and leapt on the dashboard throwing himself against the front window to escape.

When we rescue a dog, regardless of time, day or night, we alert our vet that we are on our way for a dog to be evaluated and treated. No matter how many dogs we rescue, it is always a rush and never predictable.

Their ultimate gratitude makes all the sleepless nights crawling on hands and knees through fields with a torch hoping to catch a glint of an eye, more than worthwhile.

Please contribute to them directly, find a bracelet in our ONLINE Etsy store, or find a bracelet to fall in love with at the following Tucson venues Thank you.

Galgos del Sol bracelet

Adopt me!

–-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)

Galgos del Sol Fundraiser: Beading Divas Bracelets 2015/06/01

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Galgos del Sol fundraiser

Meet Galgos del Sol

For the month of June, Beading Divas to the Rescue is thrilled to be fundraising for GALGOS DEL SOL.

In 2007, Galgos del Sol (GDS) founder Tina Solera, moved to southern Spain with her husband and two young children. Little did Tina realize that their decision would change her life forever as well as the lives of hundreds of galgos desperately needing help.

Always an animal lover, Tina could not tolerate the treatment of the Spanish galgos, a traditional hunting dog breed, and decided to devote herself to their rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing. The galgos with their indomitable spirits, needle-noses and long legs, completely captured her heart. One galgo rescued, gave way to another and another until it became clear that the Solera household was vastly undersized for the number of dogs that needed rescuing. There were nights that Tina slept in her car with a newly rescued galgo simply because there wasn’t any more room.

With no prior experience in running a non-profit, Tina established Galgos del Sol, a registered Spanish charity, and became proficient in the Spanish language. Murcia, the area in which the Soleras reside, is a prolific hunting ground making the demands on GDS relentless. In addition to the Solera’s finca, GDS has galgos and podencos kennelled and fostered in various locations locally and has relationships with organizations in France, Belgium, Germany, the UK, and the USA for adoptions.

With over 100 dogs in the care of GDS, major fundraising is underway to build proper kennels to house all the dogs in one facility that will include an education center and provide space for a much desired volunteer program. Presently GDS dogs are in three locations and have reached a critical point. They must expand in order to provide safety and security for the dogs. The land has been purchased, architectural designs have been approved by the local council, and electricity and water brought into the property. Next steps are raising the funds to build the kennels and a small building for storage, minor veterinary care and to serve as a meeting place for volunteers.

In addition to Spain, GDS is a registered charity in the UK and a 501c3 in the US.

Fundraiser for Galgos del Sol

Adopt me!

This month’s fundraising benefits the galgos’ care. If bracelets are not your thing, please consider MAKING A DIRECT DONATION and checking out their spectacular website and its photos.

You can find bracelets online via Etsy.com. All one-of-a-kind bracelets are a $20 donation. Each comes with a paw charm. Shipping costs vary based on U.S. and international. Please be patient as we are all volunteers and the fulfillment volunteer also has a responsible full-time job.

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)

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.

Beading Divas to the Rescue

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.

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