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BARK Tucson goes the extra mile to save a dog 2015/02/18

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BARK Tucson

8 surgeries saved Skitters

Meet Skitters. BARK picked this Chihuahua up at PACC right before Thanksgiving. Poor Skitters was surrendered to be euthanized due to a massive head wound.

ALLEGEDLY the surrenders said that an ignored abscess ruptured, but it appeared as if something inflicted violence on the dog’s dome. The result: a soda-can circumference area of skull exposed and a ear dangling.

Immediately it was noted that Skitters still was completely lucid, had a good appetite and loved affection.

Over the next few days Dr. Wilcox and PACC staff took the time to remove all the stinky dead skin from the wound, clean him up and begin patiently stretching the skin back together and dosing the guy with some quality medication to keep infection and pain at bay.

Fast forward past one vet office who promised an operation but then took a quick look at Skitter’s exposed skull and recommended that we have him euthanized immediately. Then BARK found Dr. Laudonio and his staff at ACACIA ANIMAL HOSPITAL , who had previously done an awesome job fixing a difficult leg break a few years back (Khalessi aka Broken Leg Dog) adopted through BARK.

Astonishingly enough, Dr. Laudonio was able to snip and stretch Skitter’s skin to snugly cover his entire head. After 8 vet visits, a head full of stitches and six cold laser treatments, Skitters is now ready for adoption!

Beading Divas bracelet

Beading Divas bracelet

For the month of February, you can buy bracelets to benefit BARK Tucson. Bracelets are one-of-a-kind made from donated beads and come with a paw charm. Support a Tucson animal rescue while dolling up your fashion sense with style. Check out a big selection online

BARK, February Beading Divas Fundraiser 2015/02/01

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Tink and her pups

For the month of February, Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be fundraising for BARK.

BARK (Bark Animal Rescue Koalition) is a 501 c3 non-profit no kill animal rescue organization in Pima County. They work with Pima Animal Care Center to rescue under-age puppies and mother dogs with puppies. These animal live in foster homes until they can be altered and placed for adoption.

Tink is one such case. She is a 6 year old Chihuahua who was turned into Pima Animal Care Center ready to give birth to her puppies. She was giving birth as a PACC representative was contacting BARK. A BARK foster picked up Tink and her two babies right after they were born.

The following week BARK was contacted again by PACC regarding 3 more underage Chihuahua puppies. Tink accepted them as her own and went right to work feeding and washing them. Though small in stature, she
has a huge heart and a mighty mother’s love.

So let’s raise some money for BARK!

Beading Divas to the Rescue

Adopt me!

Bracelets are one-of-a-kind, all made with donated beads and come with a paw charm. One size fits most. All bracelets cost $20. They make great gifts (think Valentine’s Day or Heart Health month).

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)


Speaking of donated beads…the Beading Divas always need beads to continue their mission. Contribute!

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