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Fundraising: New Hope Cattle Dogs help special needs dogs, happy endings 2012/01/16

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Lady curls up to rest

Lady curls up to rest

January 2012: New Hope Cattle Dogs

Meet Lady! Lady was one of the special needs seniors. She came from Oklahoma where a good Samaritan rescued her from a busy I-10 bridge. She was frozen in place with fear because she is blind and didn’t know where to go to avoid traffic or the edge.

New Hope Cattle Dogs was contacted and a rescue was in order.

When she came she was still scared, in pain and had a huge mat of hair on her back, the first mat we have ever seen on a cattle dog. It took a lot of shampooing and brushing but she started looking like normal cattle dogs eventually.

Lady was only 6 years old and had severe cataracts to the point of total blindness as well as a leg injury. She rapidly learned to trust the rescue group to be her eyes and within a couple of weeks was going outside to potty on her own, limping along at her speed. She received pain meds, a brace for her front foot and hoped for a wonderful adopter although New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue was prepared to keep her for the rest of her life if it came down to it. Fortunately, an angel was smiling down on Lady.

That adopter showed up as a family in Albuquerque, NM. They were looking for a special needs dog that they could give a forever home to. They saw Lady on the website and drove to Tucson to meet her. It was love at first sight. Within weeks at Lady’s new home, she was running around without the brace and investigating the forest in the Sandia Mountains. She loves the snow, her walks with her mom and is living a wonderful life which she so deserves.

Lady was an unexpected success because the rescue didn’t think that anyone was going to want to adopt such a special needs dog. But now she has a new leash on life and is living it with all she’s got!

The Beading Divas love happy endings!

Please consider making a donation to this deserving charity or buying a bracelet or three to help raise funds for the group and their kindness to special needs dogs.

In Tucson you can buy bracelets at:

Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954

Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd @ Ina in Albertsons Shopping Center

Buy bracelets online – $20 (entire amount goes to charity) + $4 S&

Buy bracelets to benefit Arizona no-kill cat sanctuary in Tucson 2010/06/15

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Wrap me around your wrist!

June is National Cat Month and the Beading Divas are selling beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelets to benefit Casa de los Gatos, Arizona’s largest no-kill cat sanctuary.

Bracelets cost a cool $20, all made with donated beads, and include a “paw” charm. Put some fashionable pizazz on your wrist while doing something positive for the cats. Bracelets are coiled memory wire for easy on and off.

Buy bracelets online (add $3 for shipping & handling) via ETSY.com – Lizzie Stardust

Buy bracelets in Tucson:

–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, (next to Bison Witches Cafe), 624-9954

Desert Rose Homeopathic & Herbal Pharmacy, 2550 E. Ft. Lowell Ave,327-7267

Desert Dawgs (dog wash), 2510 N. Campbell Ave, 777-6045

There are countless stories about the good work that Casa de los Gatos does. Shouldn’t all cats be like Barney below and have the opportunity to smell the flowers?

Barney the cat loves flowers

(bracelet: photo by Michelle Caillet of Greyt Escape Greyhound Resort)

(Barney: photo by Diana Hansen)

All bracelet sales for the month of June 2010 benefit the cats. If you have beads to donate, please drop them off at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts or email karynzoldan@yahoo.com to arrange pickup.

Online Auction for Tucson Greyhound Rescue 2009/06/02

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Arizona Greyhound Rescue (AGR) located in Tucson is having an online auction to raise funds to continue their programs.

The vet bill alone is $63,000!

The online auction has cool items for people and their dogs. You will find many of our one-of-a-kind bracelets in the auction. Check it out!

AGR receives retired racing greyhounds from Tucson Greyhound Park, Phoenix Greyhound Park, Caliente Race Track in Tijuana, and a Kansas breeding farm.

Thanks to Carpe Canem for hosting the auction.

Learn more about Arizona Greyhound Rescue.

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