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Rainbow Bridge: KiKi – 5 year old Doberman 2012/03/30

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Please Support The Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Campaign ~ http://www.curecaninecancer.org/

From Chuck & Mary Danielian

“We adopted Kiki from Doberman Rescue at age one. She immediately taught her two older adopted brothers the Dobie Rules – the female is the boss. She was a universal blood donor at the Collier County Emergency Pet Hospital and saved the lives of many a family pet. Her bone cancer was discovered during a routine X-ray when she started favoring her right hind leg. We had made up our minds that she had come into this world, whole, and she would pass to the Rainbow Bridge the same way. We were not going to put her through an amputation and chemo. She spent six more quality weeks with us in home hospice before we had to decide it was time. She left us at the tender age of five. She was so loved – she is so missed.”

Here’s a beautiful tribute video.

Our hearts go out to the Danielian family. It is so hard to lose a canine loved one especially at such a young age — Beading Divas to the Rescue

4th Avenue Fair – Woofs without Roofs – Beading Divas Bracelet Fundraiser 2012/03/20

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Beading Divas to the Rescue

Beading Divas to the Rescue

Tucson–The 4th Avenue Fair happens March 25, 26, and 27. Let’s all focus on good weather, friendly crowds, and many $ales for the 4th Avenue merchants and the visiting artists.

Check out the fundraising bracelets at the Silver Sea Jewelry booth which is north/caddy corner from Bison Witches Cafe (I recommend the delicious chili or hot soup in a bread bowl and a cold beer.)

Bracelets cost $20 and are all one-of-kind made with donated beads. Bracelets coil for easy on and off. Bring cash or make a check payable to Woofs without Roofs. Bracelets make great gifts especially knowing that they help a cause like Woofs without Roofs which provides veterinary services to pets belonging to the homeless in Tucson.

Instead of an Easter bonnet, what about an Easter bracelet?

Tucson greyhound Jett goes to middle school 2012/03/20

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Jett greyhound goes to school

Jett greyhound goes to school

Jett Greyhound here…

Life is good. I went to middle school last week. One teacher we know teaches a class on kindness to dogs, dog racing, and adopting a greyhound. The teacher Ms. V. also showed the classes two youtube videos. I have good experience and I am the star of the show.

As part of the lesson, the kids have to ask thoughtful questions about dog racing and about greyhounds. Some of the questions were:

“Why does the government allow animal cruelty?”

“Does Jett have many friends?” (Yes – Donut, Saffron, Anabel, Carter, Opa, Riley)

“How often does Jett get a bath?”

“How fast do greyhounds run?”

My human Karyn talks to the class and as she does I wander around the room licking the kids or rest on my bed. These kids were the best. This time I saw something in the corner that I was curious about. There was a dog that looked just like me looking at me but I couldn’t find him.

Karyn told the class that I only get 2 or 3 baths a year and generally don’t have the dog smell that other breeds do but that my feet smell like Fritos. So of course all the kids wanted to smell the bottom of my paws. They also spent a lot of time looking at my tattoos.

The kids then wrote notes to me and Karyn read them to me when we came home. Here are some of the notes:

“Jett, you are big and awesome.”

“Jett, I will never go to a race track.”

“Jett, I am glad that you are safe.”

“Thank you for bringing that cute Jett.”

“When I grow up, I’m going to get a cute dog like Jett.”

So there you have it. I can tell you I was pooped but am always happy to go and help the class learn about greyhounds.

I’m a good boy. Remember…What you see, is what you Jett

March 2012 – Woofs without Roofs – Beading Divas to Rescue 2012/03/02

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Helping the pets of Tucson's homeless

Beading Divas Fundraiser - Mar. 2012

March 2012 – Tucson Woofs without Roofs Bracelet Fundraiser

Once again, Beading Divas to the Rescue chose Woofs without Roofs as our March charity. This 501 (c)3 organization provides 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.

Why should the homeless have pets?

This is a controversial question as many would argue that it is a “luxury,” not a “right” to own a pet. It is not Woofs Without Roofs’ position to judge who owns a pet, but rather provide for the population that currently exists. Woofs without Roofs believe that the benefit of the human-animal bond is so important and profound, and this bond should not be excluded to the homeless.

What services are provided?

Thorough examinations, core vaccinations for dogs and cats (Rabies, Distemper-Parvovirus, Feline Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus/Panleukopenia, Bordetella), heartworm testing/prevention and intestinal parasite prevention. Also coordinates referrals to low-cost/no-cost spay/neuter and emergency services. Additionally, we provide donated dog & cat food, supplies, bowls, bedding, etc.

How does the word reach the homeless?

Word-of-mouth is the most reliable way to spread the news about wellness events in the homeless community. Services are also provided at biannual homeless and veteran events, such at the Homeless Connect and Operation Stand Down. These events are advertised at various shelters in Tucson.

Where can the homeless find Woofs without Roofs?

A clinic happens the second Sunday of every month from 10 to -11:30 am at the Z-Mansion. During this time the Z-Mansion also provides breakfast and lunch to the homeless.

The next 3 dates are:
Sunday – March 11, 2011
Sunday – April 8, 2012
Sunday – May 13, 2012

The Z-Mansion is located at 288 N. Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701.

What can everyday people do to help Woofs without Roofs?

Donations of dog food, cat food, leashes, treats, collars, brushes, toys and bedding are all very helpful and go directly to those in need during our monthly clinics. Monetary donations go directly to the purchase of vaccines, heartworm tests and medications.

Woofs without Roofs is in its infancy but they are blown away and feel so thankful for the generosity of the Beading Divas, the volunteers, the Hill Family (owners of Z-Mansion), PAWS Veterinary Center, Jim Click, and the entire Tucson community.

You can buy bracelets at:
Silver Sea Jewelry – 330 N. 4th Avenue – (4th Avenue Shopping District) – 624-9954

Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon – 7350 N. La Cholla (Albertsons Shopping Center @ Ina)

Online via Lizzie Stardust

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