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Beading Divas Bracelets Fundraiser – Operation Greyhound 2013/02/19

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operation greyhound saved me

Happy Magda

One of the dark sides of the racing industry involves the mistreatment of the greyhounds by their handlers behind the scenes. Thousands of greyhounds each year face a death sentence for failure to deliver a winning performance in the economic arena called racing.

Some are extremely mistreated. Beaten. Starved.

Magdalena came to Operation Greyhound as one of those mistreated dogs. So terrified of all humans, Magda hid in the back of her crate, wanting no contact with humans.

Through Operation Greyhound’s patience and love, she slowly began to emerge. After three months of care, Operation Greyhound decided they could do no more for her in their facility and she was sent into a foster home with other greyhounds so she could start to rebuild her social skills and learn to trust.

Slowly Magda is becoming a new dog.

The first month she spent hiding in a back bedroom and would only run outside pressed against the walls, coming out only at night while everyone else was sleeping to explore. At 3 a.m. she would start to discover toys and bones. Playing like crazy in the dark until she was discovered. Shredding newspapers. Roaching. A new personality emerged.

Although she has been in foster care for five months, Magda has a long way to go. She has mastered car rides and dog parks like a veteran. Playing with toys and bones does not occur only in the dark.

Magda likes car rides

Magda likes car rides

However, trusting humans will take longer – still preferring not to take food from a human hand – she eats in privacy away from everyone else.
But her need for love brings her out of her shell more and more often – cuddling with her humans on the bed for brief moments, a brief kiss, a lean, are cherished events.

The foster mommy and daddy adopted Magda.

One has to wonder — what the hell happened to Magda?

Operation Greyhound is the best! Please consider buying a bracelet or three. Mothers Day is right around the corner. Buy a green one for St. Patrick’s Day. There’s even a bracelet named Magda (now that’s a coincidence); it’s beautiful bursting with color.

If you don’t need a bracelet, consider making a donation to Operation Greyhound.

You can bracelets online via Etsy or in Tucson at these fabulous 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

Got Beads? Beading Divas Bead Drive 2013 2013/02/19

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Bead Drive 2013

Got beads?

Beads Needed to Benefit Animal Charities

$60,000 raised by selling $20 bracelets to help the animal rescues

Tucson—Beading Divas to the Rescue have raised more than $60,000 for animal charities since 2009 by selling one twenty dollar bracelet at a time. The Divas depend on the public’s gift of beads in order to continue making and selling handmade bracelets where all sales go to a different 501(c) (3) animal charity every month. So far, money has been donated to 30 different organizations (some more than once) in five states.

“It was an honor to be a recipient of the Beading Divas fundraising efforts. We were amazed and delighted at how much money they were able to donate to our cause which really helps with all the costs of caring for our foster animals, especially with medical costs,” said Signe Razzi, president of Tucson Cold Wet Noses. “Plus the bracelets are beautiful and so fun.”

In order to continue the mission of making money for animal charities, the Divas need your help to acquire more beads. Bead Drive 2013 launched January 18 and continues through March 8. To provide beads, please include your name, phone number, and the name of a 501 c3 animal charity.

On Saturday March 18, a random drawing will be held at Silver Sea Jewelry located at 330 N. 4th Avenue; the winning charity will benefit from April bracelet sales. Other small prizes will also be awarded. In 2011, Greyhound Support Transport, Florida, won the random drawing.

Places to drop off beads:
-–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
-–CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way, 323-3063
-–Clues Unlimited, 3146 E. Ft. Lowell Road, 326-8533
–Jay’s Beads of Tucson, 4627 E. Speedway, 323-1123
–Speedway Veterinary Hospital, 3736 E. Speedway, 321-4235
–Pet Designs Salon, 2549 E. Broadway Blvd, 323-9599
-–Kismet, 2627 E. Broadway Blvd, 207-9994 (open Wedn – Sat)
–-The Grey House Antiques & Home Décor, 3067 N. Campbell Ave; 325-0400

-–Sunrise Pet Clinic, 5635 N. Swan Road, 299-5044
-–Bone Yard Doggy Daycare, 8963 East Tanque Verde Road, 209-1650
–Robek’s Juice, 50 S Houghton Rd, 731-2888
–Pantano Animal Clinic, 8333 E. 22nd Street, 885-3594
–-Humane Society Thrift Store, 5331 E. Speedway, (west of Craycroft), 327-0010

North, Northwest, Oro Valley, Marana, Catalina
–Long Realty, 10445 N Oracle Rd #121, Oro Valley, 401-5874, (Dawn Heinemann)
-–PAWS Veterinary Center, 300 E. River Road, 888-7297
–Sissy’s Pet Grooming, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd, 229-9898
–Marana Feed & Supply, 9643 N. Casa Grande Hwy, 744-6147
–San Giorgi’s Coffee, 6435 N. Thornydale Road, 544-3069
–-Twin Peaks Veterinarian, 7555 W Twin Peaks Rd, Marana, 572-8300
–-Alchemista Aromatherapy Sanctuary & Spa, 6955 N. Oracle Road (Casa Adobes Plaza), 334-1919

South, Green Valley
–Animal Care Center of Green Valley, 555 White House Canyon Road, 625-0433
–The Adoption League of Green Valley (TALGV), 1600 W. Duval Mine Road, 625-3170

Thank you to Vicki at the Purse Museum who collected beads for us at the Tucson Bead Show during the Tucson Gem Show.

Click here for more information about Bead Drive 2013. Or call 520-955-9061. If you cannot make it to a drop-off location, we can arrange for pick up.

Beading Divas to the Rescue began after paying off the $14,300 veterinary bill for Lizzie Mead whose greyhounds were injured in a hit-and-run accident in October 2008. Mead wanted to give back to the community that helped her. With leftover beads, the women continued to make and sell bracelets.

Operation Greyhound, Puppies, Bracelets, Fundraising 2013/02/10

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Puppy Moses and his mother

Puppy Moses and his mother

Beading Divas Bracelets benefit Operation Greyhound for February 2012

Occasionally, Operation Greyhound will involve puppies!

Operation Greyhound received a call from the Agua Caliente Race Track in Mexico that a female (Fontiera) had given birth and asked Operation Greyhound to pick her up along with her puppies.

Immediately Operation Greyhound left for Tijuana but upon arrival, was informed all of the puppies except for one had not survived. Fontiera had been kept in a kennel so small and dark she could hardly turn around. She had accidentally stepped on her puppies.

Operation Greyhound rescued Fontiera and the remaining baby, who was then 10 days old, but upon arrival at the facility noticed that something was wrong with his little back leg. He was immediately taken to the vet and x-rays revealed that one of his leg bones was turned around and would probably need surgery to correct it when he got a little older. The vet felt Fontiera had probably stepped on him also.

Watch Moses’ Youtube video.

The puppy was named Moses, as he was the only survivor. More x-rays were taken a month later and the vet explained what the surgery would entail. Basically he would have to spend his entire puppyhood in leg casts and surgeries going from smaller to bigger as he got older, a nightmare for this poor baby.

Buy beautiful handmade bracelets online ($20+shipping) to benefit greyhound rescue.

Operation Greyhound made the decision to wait since there was no discomfort of any kind. Moses stayed with his mommy for two months and then he was taken in at his foster home with other greyhounds. As his leg grew, the defect was noticed less and at three months Moses was such a bouncy boy, you would never know he had a leg problem.

happy endings

Moses and his mother all grown up – adopted together

The decision was made with vet approval, that the surgery would only be cosmetic and therefore Operation Greyhound would not put Moses through all that pain and suffering. The foster mommy and daddy adopted Moses.

Buy bracelets online to benefit greyhound rescue.

Locally in Tucson, you can buy them here:
–-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

Trunk Show and Purse Museum, Tucson Gem Show 2013/02/05

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Buy me - help greyhounds

Buy me – help greyhounds

For February, Beading Divas to the Rescue are proud to raise money for Operation Greyhound in San Diego. They rescue dogs from Tucson dog track and Caliente dog track.

You can buy beautiful handmade Beading Divas bracelets at the 4th Avenue Trunk Show on February 9 from noon to 6 pm. Check us out in front of Silver Sea Jewelry, 330 N. 4th Avenue (624-9954). Bracelets costs $20 and every bracelet comes with a paw charm. Bracelets are made with memory wire for easy on/off.

You can also buy them through February 10 at The Purse Museum and the Tucson Bead Show at Windmill Suites in St. Philips Plaza. The Purse Museum is located in suite 109.

Bead Drive 2013

We need beads!

Beading Divas is on the cusp of a crisis and we need more beads to continue our mission of raising money for animal rescues. Bead Drive 2013 is now in progress. From now until March 8, when you provide us with beads, you can add your name, contact info, and name of a 501 c3 animal charity. On March 16, one lucky charity will be randomly drawn and chosen as the April fundraising recipient.

Check out our convenient drop off locations all over town including Green Valley.

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