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JoJo, a Giant Kitty Save by Friends of PACC 2015/12/14

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abandoned fat cat

It was the middle of Tucson’s sweltering hot summer when one of PACC’s Animal Care Officers went to rescue JoJo, who weighed a whopping 29 pounds, from outside an apartment complex where he had been abandoned.

The obese cat was lethargic, panting and in obvious distress.

The officer brought JoJo back to PACC and right into the ICU. The donations from the Friends of PACC meant that one of the shelter’s veterinarians, Dr. Sarah Rios, could immediately give the overheated feline emergency care. She and her technicians worked to administer IV fluids, give him a cooling shave, and provide watchful, supportive care for several days while JoJo regained his health.

Beading Divas Bracelets Tucson

Thanks for saving me!

After JoJo health was stable, he went into foster care. He regained strength, lost weight and soon found a loving family.

WISHLIST
Monetary donations to the Friends of PACC will be used where the shelter’s pets need them the most. If you wish to make an in-kind gift of supplies to help the pets of Pima Animal Care Center, we suggest you look at the shelter’s Amazon Wish List: . Shelter staffers update the list weekly to reflect the pets’ most pressing needs, and your donations will be shipped right to the shelter’s doors.

The above written by Karen Hollish.

BRACELETS MAKE GREAT GIFTS
It’s that time a year again when gift giving is at its most. Beading Divas Bracelets make awesome gifts for fashionable females and for animal lovers who want to be reminded (each bracelet comes with a dangling paw charm) of helping animals in need in our community.

Buy bracelets to help Tucson2Tails

Adopt me!

Your gift of a bracelet will be well received. 90% of bracelet sales online and at these local venues will be donated to Friends of PACC who provide the extras that PACC cannot provide. It’s a win for the animals. And don’t forget to gift yourself. Bracelets cost $20/no tax.

You can buy bracelets online and at these venues around Tucson:

–-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 Mon/Tues)
–-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

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10 yr old Mr. Fantastic saved at HOPE Animal Shelter 2015/08/15

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Hope Animal Shelter Tucson

HOPE saved me!

Mr. Fantastic came to HOPE Animal Shelter from PACC, where he had been taken as a stray. HOPE takes in many senior and special needs animals from PACC, and they knew that Mr. Fantastic definitely was in need of the care HOPE can offer.

About 10 years old, he came with an injured eye, cleft palate, and heart murmur. Mr. Fantastic immediately went to the vet to get started on whatever medical treatments he needed.

Today Mr. Fantastic, now known as Luke, is doing well and is in a very loving home. A wonderful family wanted to adopt two special needs seniors; they also adopted another special girl from HOPE named Lola.
HOPE is so grateful when a homeless senior with health issues becomes a cherished family member.

Like every charity, along with monetary donations, HOPE needs supplies for cats and dogs, cleaning and office supplies. Check out their wishlist and just maybe you can help them out.

And then there are the Beading Divas to the Rescue’s fabulous bracelets online to help fund-raise for HOPE.

Or in Tucson, find them at these local venues:

Hope Animal Shelter Tucson

Bracelets helping animals

–-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)

HOPE Animal Shelter – Beading Divas Fundraising Recipient 2015/08/01

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Hope Animal Shelter Tucson

HOPE saved my life

For the month of August, Beading Divas to the Rescue is pleased to be raising funds for Hope Animal Shelter here in Tucson.

Here’s one instance how HOPE went above and beyond the call of duty:

Emma
Emma was originally adopted from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Her adoptive family took her in for a vet check, when it was discovered that Emma had numerous pellets in her body. She had been shot multiple times before she ended up in a shelter.

The family did not want a cat with potential health issues and left her at the vets office.

HOPE stepped in and took in this gentle girl. Emma never found her forever home, but lived the rest of her life at HOPE getting lots of love and care. Later in her life she developed health issues that were too much for her to cope with. When she passed away, she was surrounded by loving people who cared deeply for her.

Today, August 1, HOPE is moving to their new location in Marana. Change is good for the soul and HOPE.

Our online ETSY store has a great selection or you can find a bracelet to fall in love with at the following Tucson venues:

Beading Divas bracelets

Adopt me!

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 (closed Monday)
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Mon/Tues)
–-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)

And you can always donate directly to HOPE.

And the winner is…Bead Drive 2015 2015/03/14

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just who are those Divas?

Beading Divas minus one

UPDATE: ROAR did accept our invitation to be the May recipient.

UPDATE: We found Jan P. and she chose ROAR – Rescue Operation for Animals of the Reservation. We will be contacting them Monday AM (via phone + email) to explain what we do and determine if they want to be our fundraising recipient for May. The chosen group also has to participate in the promotion and provide stories, photos, and laminated posters for point of purchase at Tucson venues. They will have 72 hours to respond.

And the winner is…this is where it gets complicated…

There are two rescues with the same acronym so we are trying to contact the person who submitted the name. Jan P. from Tucson chose that group. She apparently doesn’t have voicemail. If we can’t reach her by noon on Monday (3/16) then we will go to envelope #2 which is now sealed and not even any of the Beading Divas know what charity is in that envelope.

If we do reach Ms. P. and she gives us the correct charity, we will contact that charity and give them 72 hours to accept our offer to fund-raise for them in May. If they don’t respond or turn us down (it happens), we’ll open envelope #2 which is now sealed and will contact that charity, giving them 72 hours to respond.

If no response from #2, we’ll go to envelope #3 which is now sealed and hope they want us to fund-raise for them. It shouldn’t be this hard.

Now a word about the entries and other prizes:
38 different groups were represented; all will be added to our consideration pool. Entries are listed by how many entries they had:

Multiple entries
24 – SA Greys
6 – Hope Animal Shelter
6 – TCWN
4 – HSSA (winner 2013)
4- Pawsitively Cats
3 – Greyhound Support Transport/Sun State Adoption (FL) (winner in 2011)
3 – Handi-Dogs
3 – Gabriel’s Angels
3 – Frosted Faces Foundation (San Diego)
2 – Pima Paws for Life
2 – Mostly Cockers & Poms
2 – Hermitage Cat Shelter
2 – PACC Pima Animal Care Center

1 entry
–Miss Maggie May’s Rescue
–Smiling Dog Rescue
–pit bull rescue
–Animal Crusaders of Arizona
–Arizona Greyhound Rescue
–Arizona Chihuahua Rescue
–D-S Rescue
–Equine Voices
–Amazing Aussies of Arizona
–Spay & Neuter Solutions
–Paws Patrol of Green Valley
–Arizona Basset Hound Rescue

1 entry from not in Arizona
–Tri City Animal Sanctuary (TX)
–Grey Rescue of Idaho
–GPA-Cape Giradeau (MO)
–GALT – Greyhound Adoption League Texas
–Tri State Bloodhound Rescue (Texas)
–Rotts of Friends (Woodland, CA)
–Grey Long (KS)
–Gods Greys (Orlando)
–Elite Greyhounds of Loxahatchee FL
–Boston Terrier Rescue of North Texas
–GreySave (So Cal)
–WRAP – Whippet Rescue & Placement (IN headquarters/nationwide)
–ROAR –

bracelets that pop

a tale of two bracelets

1st Place Winner:
Random drawing from entries received. One 501c3 animal charity will be chosen as the recipient for May 2015 bracelet fundraising.
Winner: TBD…

2nd Place Winner:
Random drawing from entries receives. One 501 c3 animal charity will be chosen to receive 3 bracelets to be used as fundraising or volunteer appreciation.
Winner: SA Greys – Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption

Additional Prizes:
–3 Wild Card Drawings:

Each random winner receives 1 bracelet in their choice of colors
Winners: Sue Bergier, Kate Monteverde, Mary Ann Neisz

–Surprise! Drawing:
Donations received from outside Arizona will be included in a special random drawing. Winner receives 3 bracelets for their chosen animal charity to be used for fundraising or volunteer appreciation.
Winner: Whippet Rescue and Placement – WRAP (headquarters in Indiana)

–Traveling Treasures Drawing:
The bead donation package that was sent the furthest distance will receive 1 bracelet in their choice of colors. Bead donations in this category were from different places in FL, NY, MD, and NH.
Winner: Judy Henneke – New Boston, New Hampshire 03070 – 2,659,02 miles

Hal-e-LOOT-ya Drawing:
Biggest single bead donation received: Winner will receive a bracelet in their choice of colors.
Joan Smith – donated the biggest single bead donation (HSSA) at the Screamery!

Beading Divas to the Rescue would like to thank everyone for their participation including our Bead Drive donation drop-off partners, EVERYONE WHO DONATED BEADS, the cast of creative characters who make bracelets, our fellow Beading Divas for the tasty repast we sampled during the drawing, people who came to our drawing happening. It takes a village to do what we do and we thank everyone who is a part of it.

Eat more pie

National Pie Day

P.S. Karyn Zoldan won the fabulous pie from Food from Ascension Café in the 4th Avenue Shopping District. She graciously shared it with all who were present. Yum.

Beading Divas: Michelle, Cynthia, Angy, Loren, Lizzie, Glenda, Karyn

BARK, February Beading Divas Fundraiser 2015/02/01

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BARK Tucson

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)

OR YOU CAN BUY BRACELETS ONLINE

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

October Beading Divas Fundraiser – Handi-Dogs 2014/10/01

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An amazing Handi-Dogs team

An amazing Handi-Dogs team

the following was written by Handi-Dogs

TO SOME A DOG IS JUST AN ANIMAL. TO OTHERS A DOG IS A BEST FRIEND & A GREAT CAREGIVER.

Luna is a five year old Labrador Retriever, who found her home with Marty when she was adopted from Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue.

Marty has a congenital spinal condition that hinders her ability to rise from sitting positions and to bend over to pick objects up off the floor. During acute attacks, she needs assistance to walk.

A few years ago, Marty decided to train Luna to be her service dog. Although she had trained many dogs before, Marty knew she needed additional help in training Luna to do assistance tasks and sought that guidance from Handi-Dogs. They were certified a year later.

Today, Luna braces to be a support for Marty when she stands from a seated position. Luna is so bonded with Marty that when she sees Marty about to get up, she will walk over to stand in front of her even before she’s asked. When Marty says ‘fetch’ and indicates an item on the floor/ground, Luna will pick it up and bring it to her. On days when Marty needs help walking, Luna wears a stiff harness and walks next to her, allowing Marty to lean on the harness for support.

Marty recently commented, “Luna has changed my life. I live alone and feel more secure with her there. When I have a chronic episode and can’t walk, she supports me. She’ll pick things up from the floor for me that I drop. She’s been a life-changing influence for me!”

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Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be fundraising for Handi-Dogs for the month of October 2014.

Beading Divas fundraiser

Buy me to benefit Handi-Dogs

Bracelets are one -of – kind made with donated beads. One size fits most and all bracelets come with a paw charm, signifying the work we do here to help 501 c3 animal charities. Bracelets cost $20 and the charity receives the entire amount.

The following local venues have 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)

Or bracelets can be purchased online (add $5.50 S&H).

Bracelets will also be available at Dogtoberfest, a Handi-Dog community event and fundraiser on October 26. Click here for the details.

If you don’t wear jewelry, you can still contribute to Handi-Dogs. Here are some ideas:

HANDI-DOGS W I S H L I S T

· Monetary donations

· 10 x 10 canopy tent in good condition

· Rubber backed mats (like those used in kitchens and bathrooms)

· Gift certificates to Amazon, Petco, PetSmart or Pet Club

· Invitations to speak to community groups interested in our work

Tucson Cold Wet Noses – September Beading Divas Bracelets 2014/09/01

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Adopt Cassie

Cassie is full of joy

For the month of September, Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be fundraising for Tucson Cold Wet Noses. So far this year this all breed dog rescue has adopted out 77 dogs!

Let’s meet one special fur child named Cassie.

What’s not to love about Cassie?

This 7 year old charmer is a devoted dog. She is wonderful with children older than 10 y.o. and adults. Cassie loves car rides, slow and easy walks and is great on a leash. She is housebroken and crate trained. She has not shown any interest in cats at the boarding facility.

Though Cassie is non reactive to other dogs outside of the home she should be an only dog in the home as she doesn’t like dogs invading her boundaries.

For the person who only wants or can afford one dog — please consider Cassie. With so much love, Cassie, at 70 lbs, has a huge heart and is looking for someone like you to share it with.

To meet this great gal, please call 520-235-6309 today. Please share with others who might be looking for an only dog who is loyal to the core. We know someone special is waiting for Cassie.

So far this year TCWN has adopted out 77 dogs! That is a huge accomplishment. Please consider buying a bracelet or three or making a donation to them directly. Right now their focus is rescuing senior dogs or special needs dogs.

Beading Divas bracelet

Beading Divas bracelet

You can buy one-of-kind beaded bracelets at these Tucson locations:

–-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)
–The Coyote Wore Sideburns (Hair Salon), 2855 E. Grant Road, 623-7341

All bracelets cost $20 (no tax). You can pay by check made payable to TCWN or cash. You can also buy them online (add $5.50 S&H).

Tucson Beading Divas in the News 2014/05/04

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5 reasons divas deserve the spotlight

5 reasons divas deserve the spotlight

Beading Divas to the Rescue are ready to rock and roll at their 5th anniversary celebration called A Cause for Applause on:

May 6
6 to 9 pm

Location
La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina
201 N. Court Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

The Arizona Daily Star wrote a great article today (Sunday’s Home & Life section) called “Divas raise $100,000 for animal charities” Click on the above graphic to read the article.

Last week, two of the Beading Divas — Lizzie Mead and Michelle Caillet were on The Morning Blend. You can watch the video here.

And for more information about the EVENT and how you can enter to win funds for your favorite charity and prizes for yourself — click here.

Beading Divas on TV

Beading Divas on TV

Looking forward to seeing you – bring your friends!

Tucson: Beading Divas to the Rescue Raise $100,000 2014/04/30

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Party of the Year Tucson

You are invited!

Tucson’s BEADING DIVAS TO THE RESCUE have raised $100,000 for animal charities in the five years they have been making one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets and fundraising for animal charities.

It’s a stunning achievement for greyhound adopters who wanted to help a fellow adopter whose greyhounds suffered $14,300 in veterinary bills from a hit-and-run accident.

As a way to celebrate and give back, Beading Divas to the Rescue is hosting A CAUSE FOR APPLAUSE on Tuesday – May 6 – from 6 to 9 pm at LA Cocina Restaurant.

YOU’RE INVITED!

Eat, drink, listen to live music, buy bracelets, win prizes, and have fun. Invite your friends!

Your favorite 501 c3 charities (not limited to animal charities at this event) could win:

–10% of the evening’s net profits courtesy of La Cocina

–The opportunity to be the June bracelet fundraising group

You are eligible to win bracelets and other fun prizes

Bring beads to receive an extra raffle ticket

Tucson special event

Got beads?

Put your non-profit flyers, brochures and biz cards to put on the networking table

Like Beading Divas to the Rescue on Facebook.

Blind Abyssinian kitten saved by Hermitage Cat Shelter 2014/04/12

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saved by Hermitage Cat Shelter

saved by Hermitage Cat Shelter

written by Hermitage Cat Shelter – April Beading Divas bracelet fundraiser recipient

Let’s talk about a day that started like any other. November 7, 2013. In northeast Tucson, a litter of purebred Abyssinians is born. Nine kittens in all (a large litter for a cat!). Five boys, four girls. Mom was doing well and nurturing her kittens as well as any new mother.

As time passed, though, one kitten in the litter was noticeably smaller than the others. She was cream colored—one of the most desirable new traits in Abyssinian cats. The owner of the litter had hoped for such a prized possession. Surely, this one will bring a high price.

Days went by, then weeks. As each little angel opened its eyes to the world for the very first time, they all began exploring and causing the kind of ruckus that would be expected of such a large group of kittens. Our little cream kitten, however, proved to be more special than first thought.

As her eyelids opened, it was revealed that she didn’t have any eyes at all. Small, sightless orbs were present, with no hope of attaining vision.

I think you know where this story is headed. That sweet little kitten with the prized coat color could not provide the breeder with what she had hoped for after all. As a matter of fact, she could provide her with none of it.

Off to PACC she was taken, to be humanely euthanized for being imperfect.

We at The Hermitage rescue hundreds of PACC cats that nobody wants.

The adoption coordinator at PACC knew immediately what to do. While our staff was rescuing other cats whose lives would have ended that day, our little Abyssinian kitten was placed in a box carrier and shuffled in with the other rescue cats.
Counting heads, as I do, when the cats come back from PACC, I said, “Everyone is accounted for. But who is in this box?” The look on everyone’s faces was priceless. Of course they didn’t know the answer. This little angel had just one chance to make it out alive and the decision had been made to take that chance.

I said, “The box doesn’t even weigh anything. What could be inside?” Oh, you cannot imagine the hearts that melted the moment I lifted our little sightless kitten into my arms! Then came the head butt that left no dry eyes in the room!

We named her Braille, but we call her Braillie (Bray-lee) as a term of endearment. She didn’t purr for almost a week after coming to the shelter. Since coming to us, though, she has learned to play with crinkle balls and run with the other kittens…and purr.

Braille will be given the best veterinary care in Tucson and will be available for adoption soon to make someone’s life a whole lot happier!

You can buy bracelets here to raise funds for Hermitage Cat Shelter during the month of April.

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