jump to navigation

Tucson Greyhounds Fundraising: Chili My Soul 2014/12/26

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Beading Divas to the Rescue, Fundraising, Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment
Beading Divas to the Rescue

I’m ready for my forever home.

Chili is a happy, outgoing 2 year old who had 7 fractures in his rear leg (a racing related injury). Dr. Goodman thought they would have to amputate, but instead was able to put “Humpty Dumpty” back together again.

He has had many bumps on the road to recovery, but has come out on the upside. He also developed MSRA at one point. Chili had multiple surgeries to get him to this point.

His bill has been very expensive…more than $6,000.

Is one dog worth $6,000?

Hell yes!

This happy boy Chili behaves just like any 2 year old greyhound now and walks perfectly on his rebuilt leg. Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption believes that every greyhound should be in a forever home and that is why Beading Divas to the Rescue chose this charity for the month of December.

Just like the dog or dogs lying on your couch or your lap — Chili deserves his forever home.

During the month of December, all bracelet fundraising benefits broken leg greyhounds.

If you don’t want to buy a bracelet or three, consider making a direct donation.

beading divas bracelets

Adopt me!

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
–Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 2855 E. Grant Road, 623-7341
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

Or buy bracelets online.

Advertisements

Florida: 2,000 greyhounds leave Florida in 2 years – Hooray! 2013/08/21

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Beading Divas to the Rescue, Fundraising, Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , , , ,
add a comment
Free at last

Free at last

In just two years — Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project — has safely transported 2,000 ex-race dogs out of Florida to non-racing states and Canada. That’s something to celebrate!

Midwest bound

Midwest bound

This is the last week of bracelet sales to benefit the Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project. This group safely transports retired racing greyhounds from Florida Panhandle dog tracks, other Florida tracks, and Alabama to rescue groups in non-racing states and Canada. You can learn more about them here.

And you can buy one-of-a-kind bracelets online here (new bracelets have been added). Bracelets cost $20 + $5.50 S&H in US; outside US/varies.

Locally in Tucson you can buy bracelets at this independently owned 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 (limited selection)

Where's the couch?

Where’s the couch?

Help the hounds bust out of Florida! The photos on this page are some of the lovely dogs who are now in their forever homes.

Beading Divas Bracelets Help Florida Greyhounds 2013/05/27

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Fundraising, Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment
one-of-a-kind bracelet

one-of-a-kind

This is the last week of bracelet sales to benefit the Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project. This group safely transports retired racing greyhounds from three Florida Panhandle dog tracks to rescue groups in non-racing states and Canada. You can learn more about them here.

And you can buy one-of-a-kind bracelets online here (new bracelets have been added). Bracelets cost $20 + $5.50 S&H in US; outside US/varies.

Locally in Tucson you can buy bracelets at this independently owned 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 (limited selection)

Help the hounds bust out of Florida!

Beading Divas: Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project 2013/05/01

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Fundraising, Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , , , , ,
2 comments
Midwest - here I come

Midwest – here I come

For the month of May, Beading Divas to the Rescue is so very proud to be raising funds for the Greyhound Alliance’s Sunburst Project & Kennel.

The Greyhound Alliance’s Sunburst Project and Kennel opened in August 2011 and since then has moved more than 1,600 retired racers to adoption.

Retired racing greyhounds from Ebro, Pensacola, and JCKC/Monticello dog tracks have gone to 38 adoption groups in 22 states and Canada. Last year, The Sunburst Kennel took in more than 250 greyhounds during the JCKC/Monticello season and closing.

This week many Sunburst hounds are on the move:
–15 hounds headed to adoption groups in the West
–32 to East Coast adoption groups
–on May 4–45 hounds will be on their way to adoption groups in Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin

Yowza! This is a 92-hound week!

The Greyhound Alliance is located in Illinois but saw a huge need to help retired racing greyhounds leave Florida where there are 13 dog tracks. Kudos to all involved in this extensive endeavor.

You can buy beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind bracelets ($20) ONLINE via Etsy. (U.S. add $5.50/S&H)

Locally in Tucson, you can buy bracelets at these fabulous locally-owned stores:

–-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)

Buy me!

Buy me!

And if you don’t want more bling, consider donating directly to this worthy 501 c3 organization.

April is Adopt-a-Greyhound Month 2013/04/01

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment
Petey is a Sweetie

Adopted!

It’s only fitting that Beading Divas Bracelets aka Greyhound Injury Fund announce this special month.

This blog started because Lizzie Mead who is a greyhound adopter was in a hit-and-run car accident. Her two greyhounds suffered thousands of dollars in injuries; they have recovered and continue to thrive. Six original greyhound adopters came together to help raise money to pay the vet. And we did — in six short months.

So we go back to our roots as greyhound adopters to honor the greyhounds even though we have since raised money for a variety of dog shelters and dog breeds, cats, pigs, ferrets, horses, and wildlife.

Lucky greyhound

Rider survived accident

For people in Tucson, we want to remind you that Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is having an April BLITZ month with numerous meet and greets, a wine tasting fundraiser, remembrance event, and will be participating in the Earth Day Festival. You can check out the schedule here.

Also read this fabulous article in the Sunday edition of the Arizona Daily Star.

Hug your hounds!

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

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Fundraising, Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment
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

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

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Beading Divas to the Rescue, Fundraising, Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , ,
add a comment
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

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Beading Divas to the Rescue, Fundraising, Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , , , ,
add a comment

il_170x135.261242912

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.

Operation Greyhound – Beading Divas Fundraiser – Feb. 2013 2013/01/31

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Beading Divas to the Rescue, Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment
greyhound rescue

Operation Greyhound saved me!

Starla was rescued by Operation Greyhound at 5 years of age from the Agua Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico. Her racing name was Cut Stone and she raced 120 races.

When she arrived at Operation Greyhound there were noticeable blue rings around her eyes. Operation Greyhound took her to the veterinarian to see if they could diagnose why she had this unusual coloring in her eyes. The vet recommended Starla see a specialist for he had never seen this before and an appointment was made right away.

The specialist diagnosed Starla with S.A.R.D.S (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration) meaning Starla was going blind. Starla has some eyesight and uses a prescribed eye medication to slow down the deterioration of her eye sight.

Rescue a greyhound

Rescue a greyhound

Without the love and concern from Operation Greyhound, Starla would by now be completely blind. Starla has been adopted into a loving home with other greyhounds and is doing extremely well thanks to Operation Greyhound’s quick actions in giving the very best to this sweet girl.

This is what greyhound adoption groups do or should be doing.

For the month of February 2013, Beading Divas to the Rescue is helping to raise money for Operation Greyhound of San Diego.

Bracelets cost $20 and the entire amount goes to the charity. All bracelets are handmade and made with donated beads. You can buy them online (add shipping charge). Bracelets ship within 2 to 3 days.

Beautiful black rose

Beautiful black rose

In Tucson, you can buy one of a kind beautiful beaded bracelets made with donated beads 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

You can also donate beads to the Bead Drive 2013 on behalf of any 501 c3 animal charity. WE NEED BEADS TO CONTINUE OUR MISSION!

Tucson Greyhounds Going Home Bracelet Fundraiser 2012/12/16

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Beading Divas to the Rescue, Fundraising, Greyhounds Rule/News.
Tags: , , , ,
1 comment so far
Happy to be Going

Happy to be Going Home

Going Home is a project of the Greyhound Protection League.

What is Going Home?

Going Home means that when greyhounds stop racing at the dog track in South Tucson, they can safely leave and be transported to suitable adoption groups.

All that costs money to hire a person who is capable of safely transporting the dogs, paying for gas and possibly renting a vehicle plus veterinary services if required, flea & tick medications, food, and other incidentals.

The entire process requires planning, organization, and coordination among different interested parties. The dogs’ safety is of paramount importance.

So far dozens of dogs have left their racing life behind but many more are waiting for the same opportunities.

Greyhound Protection League is an expert in the field of greyhound protection and helping dogs out of tough situations. In 2008-2010, more than 250 dogs left the island of Guam after that track closed and the dogs were given away like kittens on a corner. GPL coordinated the arduous and expensive task of flying these greyhounds known as “Guammies” to US where a network of greyhound rescue groups helped bring the hounds into households all over the U.S.

Tucson kennel operators or dog owners who want Going Home to help pet out their Tucson dogs, contact GPL/Going Home.

Bracelets sales have been brisk but with half a month to go, let’s sell more! They make great gifts especially for animal lovers and people who want to help the hounds.

All bracelets are handmade with one-of-a-kind donated beads. Bracelets coil around for easy on/off; one size fits most.

Bracelets cost $20 and the entire amount is donated to the charity. Bracelets can be paid for with cash or a check made payable to Greyhound Protection League/Going Home.

In Tucson you can buy bracelets 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)
-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 212, 529-2775

If you order online, add $5.50 for S & H. International orders, add $7.50. Orders are usually shipped within 2 to 3 days.

Bracelets benefit Tucson greyhounds

Bracelets benefit Tucson greyhounds

%d bloggers like this: