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Bracelets for People, Funds for Pigs – June 2012 2012/06/27

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Fun for your wrist

Only a few more days to buy bracelets to benefit Ironwood Pig Sanctuary where almost 600 pot-belly pigs live a life free of abuse and neglect.

And if bling is not your thing, consider donating to them directly or seeing if there is something on their Wish List that you can bring to the table.

Here is their wish list:

–Gift cards to Fry’s, Home Depot, Lowes, Office Max, Office Depot, Target, Amazon, Staples, or Petsmart
–VISA gift cards that can be used anywhere
–Used blankets
–Postage stamps
–Flaxseed capsules
–Ensure or equivalent – vanilla only
–Fig Newton cookies or equivalent – not individually wrapped
–Cranberry capsules – 2000 mg preferred
–Vitamin E capsules – 400IU

You can buy one or three of these beautiful bracelets at:
-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)
-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon – accepts credit cards/cash/checks for bracelets)
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898 – (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)

At the above locations, make checks payable to Ironwood Pig Sanctuary ($20).

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H) via Etsy.

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Ironwood Pig Sanctuary – This little piggy 2012/06/17

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Ironwood Pig Sanctuary

Little Piggies

10 facts about the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary in Tucson:

1. May 2012 was their 11th anniversary.

2. Pigs like to relax in wading pools.

3. There are almost 600 pigs on the premises.

4. Pigs have names like King Charles, Arnold, Penelope, Mai Ly, Pop Tart, Tucker…to name a few.

5. Fig Newtons (not individually wrapped) are on their wish list.

6. You can remember the Sanctuary in your will.

7. You can make a monthly donation for as little as $5/month to the sky is the limit.

8. Ironwood Pig Sanctuary is accredited by the American Sanctuary Association.

9. You can sponsor a special pig for $30/month and receive updates and photos.

10. During June, you can buy one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets for $20 and all proceeds benefit the pigs.

You can buy bracelets in Tucson at:
-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)
-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon – accepts credit cards/cash/checks for bracelets)
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898 – (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)

At the above locations, make checks payable to Ironwood Pig Sanctuary ($20).

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H) via Etsy.

Read more about the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, a woman in Tucson who has pot belly pigs, and five famous pigs who have made porcine history.

Our condolences to Chris Burke of Clues Unlimited Bookstore. Her 12 year old pet pig — Sophie — died yesterday from complications.

Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, 11th Anniversary, Bracelet Fundraiser 2012/06/09

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Ironwood Pig Sanctuary

Best pig friends

Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, 11th Anniversary, Bracelet Fundraiser

In May 2011, Ironwood Pig Sanctuary celebrated their 11th anniversary. Hundreds and hundreds of pigs have come to the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary on the outskirts of Tucson. Most of the pigs will live their lives here, free of harm, and some will be adopted.

Think all pigs are fat? Think again. Many pigs come to the Sanctuary arrive with bones sticking out from being malnourished or hooves so long they can barely walk or pigs so fat they cannot breathe or open their eyes.

What amazing stories the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary has to tell.

What humble dedicated volunteerism they show the rest of us.

At their Ironwood Sanctuary they receive a home, love, security, and a routine they can depend on.

The top photo shows Dexter and Jeannie who share a couple things in common. They are two spotted hogs and both arrived as strays with injuries. Jeannie has been at the Sanctuary for a few years. She was a stray in Oracle, Arizona, where she had been coming to visit a family with horses to find food. She had acquired some bad injuries from dogs or coyotes, but survived those and has been here for many years. She and Laverne, one of our old potbelly pigs, have bonded and have remained companions for all these years.

Dexter arrived at Ironwood in December 2010. He was a young baby as well. He was found on a hiking trail in Phoenix by a man when Dexter ran out in front of him and the man followed him back to the parking lot where a small carrier and some food was left. Someone had just dumped him there. He was very dehydrated and unable to keep water down. The man took him home and Dexter recovered. Dexter was brought to Ironwood. It was later discovered he had a BB gun shot below his eye. The BB was removed without any lasting injury.

These pigs have amazing stories. You can read more on the website and follow antics on their Facebook page.

You can buy bracelets in Tucson at:
-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)
-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon – accepts credit cards/cash/checks for bracelets)
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898 – (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)

At the above locations, make checks payable to Ironwood Pig Sanctuary ($20).

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H) via Etsy.

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School Daze by Tucson Jett Greyhound 2012/06/09

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5 year old kids learn about greyhounds

5 year old kids learn about greyhounds

School Daze by Tucson Greyhound Jett

Written by Jett Greyhound

Howdy my dear friends. My human Karyn rarely lets me blog as she is either goofing off or working or being the bon vivant she is. Sorry for my tardiness in reporting.

During the week of May 14, we were busy. We went to two different schools. I – Jett Greyhound – am in demand.

On Tuesday May 15, Karyn, Ms. Vigo, and I went to a new school around 12th Avenue & Ajo Way. It was a beautiful elementary school and all the children were so well behaved. We visited a kindergarten class. Ms. Vigo did a short lesson on greyhound racing using a PowerPoint demonstration.

After the lesson, Karyn asked the tiny kids to raise their hand if they were afraid of big dogs. Most of them raised their hand. So Karyn explained how to pet a dog. All the kids gathered around me and petted me. I’m not scary and I love the loving.

Then Ms. Vigo gave them some greyhound pictures to color. The class also gave us a colorful collage. It was a wonderful morning. As usual I confidently pranced around the halls like I owned them.

Tucson greyhound Jett visits school

Don’t blame the dog for loss of homework.

Then on Thursday, May 17 we went to Ms. Vigo’s middle school classes where I have gone several times before. I should be their new mascot because whenever I enter the grounds, many kids remember me and come over to say, “Hi Jett!” Then we went in the office to sign in and I got some love in there too.

Usually I walk around the class and lick ever kid while Karyn talks and the kids ask questions, then I go lie on my bed until the next class comes in. I am a super star. I participate in two different classes.

Here are some notes, the kids wrote to me:

“Hi Jett. You seem like a great greyhound. Nice meeting you.”

“You are so adorable!! I don’t even have to test your running skills (heart, heart).”

“Be a good dog, I know you are.” (happy face)

“You are a brave soul Jett! We love you!!!”

“Hi Jett, I’m sorry about greyhound racing but I’m glad you are free!”

“You cool.”

“Hi Jett, I heard you were a nice dog! I’m glad you don’t have to be in that horrible place anymore! Good thing you have a loving owner.”

“You are so cute!”

“Thank you for coming. I have never met a dog this quiet.”

“Forget the bad memories.”

“You are so cute, strong, and a role model much like a human. Thanks for coming cutie.” (happy face)

So there you have it. Every time I come home from one of these outings, I am pooped but I so love to go.

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My bed is my castle.

Yet, another school wanted us to visit…but we ran out of time as Karyn was going on vacation. I am always happy to come to your school and I’ll bring Karyn with me.

My school spirit even made the PETA newsletter.

When Karyn went on vacation, I had my own adventures but will save that for another time.

Remember…What you see, is what you Jett…

Love from the Jett-Setter

Tucson: Ironwood Pig Sanctuary – June 2012 Beading Divas Bracelet Fundraiser 2012/06/01

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Ironwood Pig Sanctuary

Yoda! Yoda! Yoda!

For the month of June 2012, Beading Divas to the Rescue are proud to sell our beautiful one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets for – Ironwood Pig Sanctuary in Tucson.

The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary (a 501c3 non-profit organization) is dedicated to eliminating the suffering of pot bellied pigs in Arizona and surrounding states by promoting spaying and neutering, assisting owners and other sanctuaries, and providing a permanent home in a safe, nurturing environment for those pigs that are abandoned, abused, neglected, or unwanted.

Eleven years ago they received their first two pigs and these pigs, Popeye & Claire, are still at the Sanctuary. Now there are almost 600 pot bellied pigs on the premises. Amazing! Thank you to Ben & Mary and all the dedicated volunteers, for all the work they do to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these animals.

As the month goes on, bookmark the site as we share some amazing pig rescue stories.

Now a word about the bracelets — handmade, one-of-a-kind, made with donated beads, one size fits most (coiled for easy on/off). Bracelets cost $20 – the entire amount goes directly to the Sanctuary.

You can buy bracelets in Tucson at:
-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)
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898

At the above locations, you must pay by cash or a check payable to Ironwood Pig Sanctuary. No credit cards.

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H) via Etsy.

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