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Tucson Greyhounds: The Reason for this Blog 2011/10/20

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Beading Divas to the Rescue, Greyhounds: Opal and Rider.
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Lizzie and her greyhounds

Lizzie and her greyhounds

Here’s Lizzie Mead, 3 years after the hit-and-run accident which left her with a $14,300 vet bill.

This humble blog written by Karyn Zoldan helped to generate buzz about Lizzie’s accident. Donations from far and wide, insurance money, and the sale of bracelets made with donated beads paid off the the vet bill as well as the on the ground footwork and creativity of  greyhound friends — Michelle Caillet, Angy Shearer, Glenda Taylor, Cynthia David, and Loren Dawn.

Then Lizzie wanted to give back and the rest is history.

Now known as Beading Divas to the Rescue, the original seven women, along with a cast of many who donate beads and make bracelets, have  helped to benefit numerous animal charities.

You can read about Lizzie’s accident here.

You can read about our donation history here.

Since we’re all greyhound adopters, October is Arizona Greyhound Rescue month.  Arizona Greyhound Rescue finds forever homes for retired race dogs from Tucson, other states where dog racing still exists too, breeding farms and the occasional greyhound mix or dog in need.

You can buy bracelets at:

Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., in the 4th Avenue shopping district, 520-624-9954

Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (@ Ina/Albertsons Shopping Center), 520-229-9898

Bracelets cost $20 and the entire $20 goes directly to the greyhounds.

Please pay by check payable to AGR or cash only.

If not in Tucson, you can still buy bracelets online via Etsy (add $4 for S&H)

(Photo is courtesy of David Grasse – This is Lizzie Mead with (left to right) Rider (spleen was removed needed 300+ stitches, Opal (eye popped out/put back in), and  Bird, a new addition.)


1. Kate K - 2011/10/20

Talk about turning a tragedy into something positive – kudos to all!


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