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We are the — Beading Divas to the Rescue. Every month we choose a different 501c3 animal organizations to raise money for. These charities use the funds to improve animal welfare thought spay/neuter and the costs associated with the adoption process. Animal charities helped have included dogs, dogs & cats, cats, horses, farm animals, and wildlife.

The dynamic women responsible for our success are Diva Cynthia, Diva Karyn,  Diva Lizzie , Diva Loren, and Diva Michelle plus a cast of dozens of women and a few talented tweens and guys…all volunteers of course. Diva Glenda and Diva Angy who were both in the original seven have recently resigned. We thank them for all they has done to help grow Beading Divas to the Rescue.

Beading Divas Bracelets

Oh so pretty

Contact karynzoldan@yahoo.com or call us (520) 955-9061 to donate beads OR to add your charity to our consideration pool.

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HISTORY

This blog began as a means to raise $14,300 for the hit-and-run greyhound injury vet bills. – Mission Accomplished!

2015
For January we are fundraising for Miss Maggie May’s Rescue, a Tucson-based dog organization which rescues moms and pups and other dogs from shelters and strays.

For February, we fund-raised for BARK (Baby Animal Rescue Koalition) which rescues puppies from PACC.

For March we fund-raised for Woofs without Roofs, a Tucson-based 501c3 that provides basic veterinary services for dogs and cats belonging to our homeless people population.

For April we fund-raised for Tucson CARES shelter nearly 60 precious cats and a handful of beloved dogs at any given time and provides support for more through through community outreach and in partnership with other non-profit organizations and institutions.

For May, we are fundraising for ROAR (Rescue Operations for Animals on the Reservation). This organization won the random drawing of Bead Drive 2015. Their entry was submitted by Jan P./Tucson.

For June, we fund-raised for GALGOS DEL SOL. Galgos are Spanish sighthounds in Spain who at the end of the hunting season are ruthlessly killed by desertion or hung from trees. GDS have a U.S. 501c3. Galgos are cousins to the greyhound.

For July, the Divas take a much needed break.

2014
January 2014 bracelets benefited Southern California Cat Adoption Tails (SC CAT). In 2013 they adopted out 350 cats and 50 dogs, mostly abandoned. They also participate in trap, neuter, spay to reduce the unwanted pet populations from un-altered cats.

February 2014 bracelets benefited Tucson Wildlife

March 2014 bracelets benefited Hoofs n Horns, a farm sanctuary on the outskirts of Tucson.

April bracelets benefited Hermitage Cat Shelter

For May, we fund-raised for No Kill Pima County, a grassroots organization striving to save more savable dogs and cats at PACC.

For June, we fund-raised for Chi Luv Bug Small Dog Rescue.

July – vacation

For August, we fund-raised for Mostly Cockers & Poms.Cockers are rockers!

For September, we fund-raised for Tucson Cold Wet Noses, a foster-based dog rescue here in Tucson.

For October we fund-raised for Handi-Dogs.

For November, we fund-raised funds for Pima Paws for Life.

For December, we fund-raised for Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption. They transition and rehabilitate retired racing greyhounds from the dog track in South Tucson

2013
January 2013 Rescue a Golden of Arizona was the bracelet beneficiary.

February 2013 we fund-raised for Operation Greyhound of El Cajon, Calif.

March 2013 bracelets Smiling Dog Rescue in Tucson.

April 2013 bracelets the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Second Chance Fund. – The HSSA was the winner of our Bead Drive Contest drawing.

May 2013 bracelets benefited the Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project. They safely transport retired race dogs out of Florida where there are too many tracks (more than a dozen) to adoption groups in non-racing states & Canada.

June 2013 bracelets sales The Animal League of Green Valley or TALGV.

July 2013 – on vacation

August 2013 bracelets benefited the Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project. They safely transport retired race dogs out of Florida where there are too many tracks (more than a dozen) to adoption groups in non-racing states & Canada.

September 2013 bracelets benefited Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds.

October 2013 bracelets benefited PAWSitively Cats no-kill cat shelter here in Tucson.

November 2013 bracelets benefit In the Arms of Angels, an all breed dog & cat rescue mostly saving animals from the Pima County animal shelter.

December 2013 bracelets benefit SAFE – Saving Animals from Euthanasia, an all breed cat & dog rescue, saving approx. 800 animals a year.

2012

January 2012 bracelets benefited New Hope Cattle Dogs of Arizona. They rescue cattle dogs and provide education to adopters about this very special breed.

February 2012 bracelets benefited FAIR – Foundation for Animals at Risk which rescues dogs from PACC’s kill line and abusive situations.

March 2012 bracelets benefited Woofs without Roofs. Woofs without Roofs provides once a month veterinary services to pets belonging to Tucson’s homeless population. (see Dec. 2011 for more info.)

April 2012 bracelets benefited Rescue Helpers Inc. Rescue Helpers rescues GSD from kill shelters and trains them for veterans with PTSD.

May 2012 bracelets benefited Tucson Cold Wet Noses.

June 2012 bracelets benefited Ironwood Pig Sanctuary located in outskirts of Tucson.

July 2012 – take a break

August 2012 bracelets benefited Pit n’ Proud, a Pit Bull advocacy in Tucson.

September 2012 bracelets benefited PAWSitively Cats, a no-kill Tucson cat shelter.

October 2012 bracelets benefited Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption.

November 2012 bracelets benefited Equine Voices.

December 2012 bracelets benefited Going Home, a Project of the Greyhound Protection League.

2011

January 2011 bracelets were donated to Greyhounds of the Verde Valley (Ariz).

February 2011 bracelets were donated to Greyhound Support Transport located in Florida. They haul retired race dogs to non-racing states and Canada.

For March 2011, all bracelets went go to HEART of Tucson horse rescue. They rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and abused horses and educate the public about the care and cost of owning a horse.

For April 2011, Animal Crusaders of Arizona received the sales of Beading Divas bracelets. Since 1955, they have gone to various Native American reservations and rescue and/or spay/neuter animals, give free vaccinations and tick/mange dips to people owning pets in those regions.

For May 2011, GREY2K USA Education Fund was the beneficiary. They spread the word about these beloved hounds through education, advertisements, and promote greyhound adoption nationwide.

For June 2011 bracelets was donated to PACC Partners which is the 501 c3 arm of Pima Animal Care Center. This group pays for surgery and also training for hard to adopt pet. The program is very successful and is called Train to Adopt.

During the month of July 2011, Beading Divas to the Rescue are on vacation. Check back soon.

For August 2011 bracelets donated to Tucson Wildlife Center which grew from the need of rescuing a raccoon. These days TWC helps javelinas, bobcats, coyotes, skunks, wild birds, eagles, and more. TWC depends on donations. Visit their site to watch the well-made videos and find out how you can help; they have an extensive wish list.

For September 2011, all bracelets benefited Casa de los Gatos, Arizona’s largest no-kill cat shelter located in Tucson.

October 2011 is the 3rd anniversary of Lizzie Mead’s terrible accident which launched our mission. We volunteered to fund-raise for Arizona Greyhound Rescue. All the Beading Divas have adopted dogs from AGR .

November 2011 bracelets benefitted Hope Animal Shelter here in Tucson. Hope is a no-kill animal shelter for cats & dogs.

December 2011 bracelets benefited Woofs without Roofs. They provide basic veterinary care to the pets belonging to Tucson’s homeless.

2010

For January 2010, bracelets benefitted Arizona Greyhound Rescue . The Phoenix dog track closed (YAY!) but now these dogs are displacing greyhounds at Tucson dog track.

For February 2010, all bracelets went to Ferret Friendss located in Vail/Tucson.

Now for March 2010, donated bracelets benefitted Cold Wet Noses animal rescue of Tucson.

April 2010, is Adopt a Greyhound month so bracelets were donated to Greyhound Support Transport in Florida where there are 13 race tracks. GST transports retired racing greyhounds to adoption groups in non racing states and Canada.

In May 2010, we donated bracelets to Forever Wild in Tucson. This group rehabilitates wildlife.

In June 2010, we donated bracelets Casa de los Gatos – Arizona’s largest NO-KILL cat sanctuary located right here in Tucson.

In July 2010, bracelets went to Mini Miracles, Inc. which provides animal assisted activities to children at risk.

In August 2010, Adopt-a-Bull, (for bully breeds and mastiffs) were the fundraising recipient.

In September 2010 the Beading Divas helped Arizona Greyhound Rescue

In October 2010, all bracelets went to Santa Cruz Humane Society, located in So. AZ between Tucson and the border.

In November 2010, we chose Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary in So. AZ.

In December 2010, the Divas chose Animal Emergency Care Fund. AECF is a Tucson-based non-profit organization formed to assist pet owners with the high cost of life-saving, emergency veterinary care.

2009

Then we wanted to help get those greyhounds out of Guam. We helped fly Standing Bright and Charlie to California.

We gave back to Arizona Greyhound Rescue.

Our goal was to help five senior dogs get out of Kansas to non-racing states: Greyhound Support of Kansas City for — Senior Dogs: You’re Not in Kansas Anymore!

These five senior hounds got on the bus to adoptive homes:

Greyhounds2Go located in Sahuarita, Ariz. and San Diego asked us for help with two badly injured dogs who raced at Tucson Greyhound Park. One dog broke her pelvis on both sides and the other dog, ran into the gate, got burned, and needed stitches and TLC.

“Charm” a greyhound mix who was rescued from Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) three hours before she was to be euthanized. Lizzie Mead and AGR saved her.

Then for the month of October 2009, we donated bracelets to Greyhound Adoption League (GAL) of Tucson.

Beading Divas helped the no-kill  Hope Animal Shelter (non-greyhound) in Tucson.

For December 2009, Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary in Amado, Ariz benefitted. Equine Voices rescues PMU horses (horses that stand in pee lines in the making of premarin) and other abused horses.

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Contact karynzoldan@yahoo.com to donate beads .

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In the blink of an eye, could this happen to you?

On October 20, 2008, a routine trip to the Reid Dog Park took a horrifying turn for Lizzie Mead and her two greyhounds.

In an instant, their lives were changed forever by a reckless driver who plowed into Lizzie’s truck at 60 mph.

The bad guy escaped leaving nothing but wreckage behind. Although she was injured, Lizzie rushed to the back of her truck, praying that her dogs were still alive.

The current vet bill is $13,962.01 (that could change).

The Greyhound Injury Fund blog will outline the entire accident, Lizzie’s injuries, her two greyhounds’ injuries and their extraordinary vet bills, Opal’s and Rider’s path to recovery, fundraising ideas and how you can help, information about greyhounds and what wonderful pets they make, and the musings of Lizzie and her greyhound-loving friends.

Please subscribe to the blog and link to the blog.

Read about the accident.

Contact karynzoldan@yahoo.com to donate beads for our bracelet sales.

Comments»

1. crystal collins - 2009/01/24

Hi
Im conctacting you through the website as i did e-mail as well just in case. I really want to help you with your lovely dogs. I run a org called paws 4 a cause. We help animals in need. We will be at reid park animal fair this year and i want to help you raise money. We can have a jar out there for you for donations to help care for your two beauties. Maybe we can sell some braclets for you as well. We do have our permit to sell . Please contact me as we would need to discuss this as the fair is coming up fast.

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