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Bridge Rescue for Dogs, Beading Divas Fundraising September 2015/09/01

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Bridge Rescue for Dogs Tucson

Bridge saved Simon’s life

Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be fundraising for Bridge Rescue for Dogs during the month of September.

Simon was found as a stray with a carabiner hook impaled into his chest and dragging a chain through the hook. No one claimed responsibility for his injuries, and he languished at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) for weeks as he recovered physically and began the emotional healing process after the torture he endured.

PACC staff contacted BRDG because they knew that Simon would not fare well long-term in the stressful, noisy and scary shelter setting. BRDG was up to the task and not only found the perfect family to adopt Simon, but also raised funds to enroll him in a 30-day Board and Train program through sol.DOG Services at a cost of $1,500.

Simon flourished in his training program. After graduation, he moved to his forever home with a fabulous adoptive family who loves him. While we will never be able to make up for the atrocious act he endured, Bridge Rescue is proud to have played a part in his successful recovery and are so very grateful to the donations that made his happy ending possible.

Meet Bridge Rescue Saturday September 5 / Pet Club – Kolb & Broadway/ 10:30 AM to 2 PM – For a $20 donation, you can choose a beautiful bracelet with paw charm

MORE ABOUT BRIDGE RESCUE FOR DOGS
Bridge Rescue currently maintains 62 foster homes and more than 100 volunteers. The most direct and immediate way to save a dog in need is to foster — Bridge Rescue loves our foster care volunteers. BRDG will provide all medical care through a network of veterinarians throughout the community and will also provide a crate, supplies, toys, food if needed, and training. Follow on Facebook.

Meet Bridge Rescue Saturday September 12 / Pet Club – Ina/ Thornydale/ 10:30 AM to 2 PM – For a $20 donation, you can choose a beautiful bracelet with paw charm

Bracelets helping animals

Adopt me!

ABOUT THE ONE-OF-A-KIND BRACELETS
In Tucson, you find bracelets at these local 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)

And for your convenience, there is a fabulous bracelet selection online via Etsy.

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Galgos del Sol – amazingly dedicated rescue 2015/06/18

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Galgos del Sol river rescue

Galgos del Sol river rescue

Galgos del Sol rescues take all forms — We are prepared to run out of the house at any time to jump fences, search through orange groves in 100º weather, tiptoe around private property, shimmy into impossibly tight spaces, plunge into tunnels, and dodge traffic.

Our car is always prepared with leashes, treats, and a chip scanner. We are perpetually on call. Sometimes a galgo is ready to be saved and a few kind words do the trick.

Galgos del Sol

Ravaged galgo in Spain

Other times, terrified of humans and ravaged with hunger, these dogs will stay just out of reach for months.

We study their routines, leave food and water, and slowly build their confidence until they can be approached. One galgo, Chase, eventually allowed one of our volunteers to sit near him, but as soon as she raised her arms to slip a lead over his head, he’d bolt. After sitting with him for hours one day, she began singing softly. He fell asleep deeply enough for the lead to finally be attached.

We have been bitten and covered with poop, vomit, pee, worms, fleas and ticks on more occasions than can recounted. One galgo was so frantic once we got him into the car that he chewed through the lead restraining him and leapt on the dashboard throwing himself against the front window to escape.

When we rescue a dog, regardless of time, day or night, we alert our vet that we are on our way for a dog to be evaluated and treated. No matter how many dogs we rescue, it is always a rush and never predictable.

Their ultimate gratitude makes all the sleepless nights crawling on hands and knees through fields with a torch hoping to catch a glint of an eye, more than worthwhile.

Please contribute to them directly, find a bracelet in our ONLINE Etsy store, or find a bracelet to fall in love with at the following Tucson venues Thank you.

Galgos del Sol bracelet

Adopt me!

–-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)

Fundraiser: Animals on Native American Reservation, ROAR 2015/05/15

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Funds raised help abandoned pups

For May, Beading Divas to the Rescue fundraiser continues for ROAR.

Last winter, nine small puppies were pulled out of a log on the Pine Ridge Reservation. No one knew how they got there or what happened to their mother. But the rescue surely saved their precious little lives.

The nearest water source was a creek, but the water was mostly standing water and probably not too tasty or healthy.

Once the Oglala Pet Project (OPP), one of the many Program Partners of the ROAR Program, had placed the orphaned puppies into their foster network, the pups were fed, given water, wormed, vaccinated and spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

ROAR

These pups were saved

A story like this is why ROAR created Pet Promise service to help with spay and neuter services. Reducing the dog and cat population is an important step to improving the health and welfare for animals on Native American reservations.

ROAR provides supplies and subsidies to empower care giving and rescue of animals that are abused, neglected, injured, diseased, or abandoned.

ROAR (Rescue Operation for Animals of the Reservation) aids struggling animals and people who care for them on American Indian reservations.

Beading Divas Bracelets

Adopt me

One of a kind beaded bracelets may be ordered online. All bracelets cost $20 (add $5.50 S&H) and come with a paw charm (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!). For venues local to Tucson selling bracelets, click here.

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!

Donate Beads to Help Animal Rescues 2015/01/31

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Bead Drive 2015

Got beads?

It’s that time of year again when Beading Divas to the Rescue do a shout out for beads.

BEADS ARE NEEDED TO CONTINUE OUR MISSION!

Every month we choose a different 501c3 animal charity to raise money for. Since April 2009, the Beading Divas have raised more than $115,000 from one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets available for $20.

Got beads?

Beads for beautiful fundraising bracelets

All funds raised (to date) have been donated to 45 animal charities (some chosen more than once) in five states (AZ, CA, FL, MA, and KS).

You can drop off beads at various venues around Tucson/Green Valley, mail them, or we can pick up beads, pending location. Can you help? Call 520-955-9061 for our mailing address or email karynzoldan@yahoo.com

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Bead Drive 2015

Beads! Beads! Beads!

WHEN PROVIDING BEADS, PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE:
• Your name
• Contact info – phone # plus area code if outside Tucson metro
• The name of a 501 c3 animal charity

All charities entered will be added to our “consideration pool.” We look at this list when choosing a recipient charity.

LOCAL EVENT: On Saturday March 14, 2015 at 4 PM –– A drawing will be held at SILVER SEA JEWELRY, 330 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85705. One lucky 501c3 animal charity will be randomly chosen as the recipient of bracelet sales in May 2015.

Additional prizes will be awarded too. Come meet the Beading Divas, join us for refreshments and raffle prizes.

WHAT KIND OF BEADS?
Beautiful beads, global beads, glass beads, ceramic beads, mother earth beads, gems & jewels suitable for beading, funny beads, metal beads, pearls, animal beads, letter beads, every color of the rainbow beads, recycled beads, wooden beads, vintage beads, glittery beads, old jewelry made from beads that is suitable to be taken apart and reused/upcycled, beads made from natural materials, sparkly beads, ugly beads, thrift store beads, old beads, new beads, synthetic beads, shiny beads, metallic beads, charms, lucite beads…these are ideas. Large quantities of seed beads and other unusable beads (Mardi Gras beads) are given to other groups & schools that can use them.

Read our rules and particulars.

Just Bead It and share with the world that Beading Divas to the Rescue need beads. Thank you

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Miss Maggie May’s Rescue Bracelet Fundraiser, Tucson 2015/01/01

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Miss Maggie May's Rescue

Luna says: Adopt me!

This month Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be raising funds for:

Miss Maggie May’s Rescue is committed to finding safe and caring homes for unwanted dogs. MMMR is a Tucson-based all volunteer rescue group providing medical care, spay/neuter and vaccinations for dogs that have found themselves deemed not adoptable in our local shelter such as moms to be, families, puppies, sick or injured dogs.

Luna is a two year old Papillon mix. In May her owner took her and her one week old puppies to Pima county shelter. MMMR was able to get her and her pups out before they got sick.

Luna did a good job raising her pups in foster care and all pups found homes. Luna was a very scared little girl with trust issues when she came to MMMR. Luna is still looking for someone special, who will take the time she needs to trust, and the extra time she needs to trust men. Once you gain her trust she is a lap dog and loves to be petted.
Luna is current on vaccinations, micro-chipped, spayed and licensed in Pima County.

So let’s consider helping out Miss Maggie May’s Rescue. You can buy bracelets or make a donation directly.

beading divas to the rescue

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
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

OR YOU CAN BUY BRACELETS ONLINE – more will be added during the first full week of January.

Tucson Beading Divas to the Rescue 2014 in Review 2014/12/31

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one-of-a-kind

2014 was a very good year.

This year we INC’d ourselves in Arizona. We are a non-for-profit corporation. We are not a 501c3.

In April we crossed over the $100,000 threshold in bracelet fundraising.

Tucson Beading Divas

5th anniversary celebration

In May, the Arizona Daily Star wrote a great article about our accomplishments and promoted our Applause for a Cause event at La Cocina in downtown Tucson as did The Morning Blend.

More than 100 people enjoyed the festivities that night. We had live music and giveaways. Hermitage Cat Shelter won the evening’s net proceeds provided by La Cocina and ChiLuvBug Small Dog Rescue won the honor to be the following month’s Beading Divas recipient.

A good time was had by all. The original 7 Beading Divas all wearing tiaras are: Angy Shearer, Michelle Caillet, Loren Dawn, Cynthia David, Lizzie Mead, Glenda Taylor, and Karyn Zoldan. Please follow us on Facebook.

In 2014, we fund-raised for:

–2 cat charities
–1 wildlife charity
–1 farm sanctuary
–1 organization advocating no kill
–1 service dog organization
–4 dog rescues
–1 greyhound rescue
–1 month vacay

For a complete list of fundraising recipients, click here.

What’s happening in 2015?

Bead Drive 2015

Got beads?

Bead Drive 2015 – Stay tuned!

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

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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.

Beading Divas Bracelets Help Tucson Injured Greyhounds 2014/12/01

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adopt a Tucson greyhound

Downey required shoulder surgery

For the month of December, Beading Divas to the Rescue is jazzed to be raising funds for Jackie’s Fund for injured greyhounds under Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption.

Bracelet sales will specifically help pay for broken legs and other extraordinary veterinary costs as dogs transition from track to forever homes.

Jackie’s Fund Recipient
Downey had a dislocated shoulder and the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson popped it back into place. Wanda, proprietor of the Lazy Grey Ranch, took him to recover when the shoulder popped out again. So Downey had major shoulder surgery to hold the shoulder in place until scar tissue can build up and the shoulder can stay in place on its own.

Downey is a very tall and lanky boy. He is a true love who listens well, gets along with everyone and enjoys being in a home. He goes for his first post surgery check up next week. (Paws crossed)

The seven founding Beading Divas have deep roots to the greyhound rescue community with retired race dogs in their past, their present, their couch, and their future. Like most everyone under the SA Greys umbrella, we believe that retired racers deserve to live out their lives as beloved pets and want to provide these dogs with that opportunity.

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Christmas and Chanukah are on the horizon. These one-of-a-kind bracelets make great gifts for your stylish friends and family. And really, is there such a thing as too much bling?

Adopt a Tucson greyhound

Bracelets helping hounds

Bracelets are made with an assortment of donated beads. One size fits most and all bracelets come with a paw charm which signifies our mission to help 501 c3 animal charities. Bracelets cost $20 and the charity receives the entire amount.

Online Matching
When you buy bracelets online (add S&H), the first 50 bracelets ($1,000) will be matched by Karyn Zoldan, A Tucson Tail, on or before Dec. 26.

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)

Bracelets will also be for sale at:
Oro Valley Festival of Arts – Dec. 6 and 7 (look for Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption banner
Fourth Avenue Street Fair – Dec. 12-14 (look for booth across from Silver Sea, 330 N. 4th Avenue)

If bling is not your thing, please consider making a donation directly to Jackie’s Fund or sponsor one of the 3 or 4 extraordinary needs hounds recuperating at the Lazy Grey Ranch. To sponsor a hound, contact president@sagreyhoundadoption.org

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Tucson: Pima Paws for Life, Bracelet Fundraiser November 2014/11/01

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A love connection

Zeus found his forever home

For the month of November, Beading Divas to the Rescue is happy to be raising funds for Pima Paws for Life (PPFL).

PPFL helps to relieve our community’s (Tucson) open admission shelter, Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) by removing some of the sick dogs, nursing them back to health, and then adopting out these animals. This means more shelter dogs have a better chance to find homes vs. the grim alternative.

Here’s one happy ending story:
PPFL received Zeus from PACC in February. He was extremely underweight and had a large wound on his back that had been stitched closed at PACC. He had a severe upper respiratory infection and needed fluids for dehydration. It took Zeus a long time to recover, but through it all, he was always good-natured. Zeus spent several more months at the PPFL kennel waiting for his forever home, enjoying time spent with volunteers and his squeaky toys.

Then one day Josh and his family met Zeus and decided to foster him. After a week in foster, his family couldn’t wait to make his adoption final! Zeus loves his new mom and girl and also has a 13 year old pittie sister he gets along great with too. His new dad Josh said, “I know Zeus was at PPFL for some time, but it’s because he had to wait for us to find him. Forever Love and Squeaky Toys, Zeus!”

Consider buying gorgeous one-of-a-kind bracelets to raise funds for dogs like Zeus. Bracelets are made with donated beads. One size fits most and all bracelets come with a paw charm which signifies our mission to help 501 c3 animal charities. Bracelets cost $20 and the charity receives the entire amount.

buy me!

Bracelets helping animal rescue

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).

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