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Tucson Cold Wet Noses saves a dog in the 11th hour 2012/05/07

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Looking for my furever home

Looking for my furever home

A message from Signe Razzi, president Tucson Cold Wet Noses:

I went to PACC one morning to take the dogs in sick bay out for a breath of fresh air as we try to do three times a week. Sick Bay was full and they needed to make room for more dogs that had come down with an upper respiratory infection which is very common in shelters.

Some dogs were sitting in the Euthanasia Bay kennels till they could shuffle some things around and see what they could do. This meant that perhaps a few of the dogs in sick bay might go back on the adoption line if their antibiotics had done the job or that some might get put down for behavior (some dogs
do not do well in confinement, get too frustrated and then don’t get along well with other dogs). This would open up some space for new dogs.

I was told that there was a dog named Shy Boy who was having a hard time on the adoption line so would probably do worse in sick bay. That was the end of that conversation for the moment. I didn’t realize that meant he was going to get put down.

I started taking the sick dogs out to the yards with a couple of other volunteers which takes us about
3 hours as there are usually 32 to 35 dogs in there. About halfway through I decided to go check out Shy Boy so I walked back towards the Euthanasia area and the door was closed. I asked a staff member if I could see Shy Boy and she went in and came out and said he was unavailable. I asked her what she meant by that and she told me to go find the animal advocate so off I went in search of him.

It is a large facility but fortunately I found him within 5 minutes.

He went in, came out and told me I could see him but he had already been sedated and was out so I wouldn’t be able to interact with him.

I saw Shy Boy passed out on the floor and looked at him for a minute and said “I’ll take him”. So he came home with me about an hour later and a bit on the groggy side, probably didn’t know what hit him.

He escaped death by 5 minutes and had I waited till I was done with Sick Bay he would have been dead so Shy Boy has a Fairy Dogmother that was watching over him and now he is healthy, neutered and waiting for his furever home.

He is a bit of a rascal but he is a sweet dog who will make someone a good pet and he is still on the shy side.

Coiled bracelets are one-of-a-kind made with donated beads; they come with a paw charm.
You can buy bracelets locally at:
-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
-Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 630 N. 4th Avenue, 623-7341
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H). All bracelets sales sold online will be matched by an anonymous Cold Wet Noses adopter. So, one bracelet for $20 translates into $40 to CWN. It’s a generous offer and an encouragement to shop online.

Tucson: Buy bracelets for Mothers Day, benefits Cold Wet Noses 2012/05/03

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bracelet benefits Cold Wet Noses

Jewel tone bracelet for Mothers Day

May is Cold Wet Noses month. That means all the beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelets sold will benefit Tucson Cold Wet Noses. You can read about them here.

Bracelets cost $20 and all the money goes directly to CWN. No two bracelets are alike. All bracelets are made with coiled memory wire for easy on and off and come with a paw charm.

If your mother or grandmother is a dog lover especially a rescued dog lover, these bracelets not only will adorn her wrist but also help a non-profit that re-homed 366 dogs last year. Woo hoo!

You can buy bracelets locally at:
-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
-Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 630 N. 4th Avenue, 623-7341
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898

If you live in Tucson and your mother lives in Tulsa or Tacoma — you can order bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H) but you have to act fast in order for the bracelet to get there by Mothers Day. You must order the bracelet no later than May 8 for it to arrive by May 12 as May 13 is Mothers Day.

Disclaimer: While we try our best, we cannot guarantee delivery by May 12.

All bracelets sales sold online will be matched by an anonymous Cold Wet Noses adopter (less S&H). So, one bracelet for $20 translates into $40 to CWN. It’s a generous offer and an encouragement to shop online.

Beading Divas to the Rescue Benefits Cold Wet Noses Tucson for May 2012 2012/05/01

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Adopt MeMe - 6 year old German Shepherd dog

Adopt MeMe - 6 year old German Shepherd dog

Beading Divas to the Rescue is very proud to be raising funds for Tucson COLD WET NOSES for May 2012.

Cold Wet Noses started in 2005 but became an official non profit in 2010. Since their inception they have rehomed approximately 1,650 dogs!

Cold Wet Noses Tucson takes dog from Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and finds foster and adoptable homes for them, usually at the 11th hour.

In 2011, Cold Wet Noses

–Rehomed 366 dogs in 2011 (a dog a day!)

–$42,000 of veterinarian bills

–Paid $6,100 for dog food, medications and other pet supplies

–CWN also receives dog food donations from PET CLUB and/or buys it from Costco. Currently they have 57 foster homes but the number changes daily

Cold Wet Noses Wish List

–more fold down wire crates – mostly size medium
–another pop up tent for adoption events
–a storage shed
–more volunteers to help walk dogs at PACC

One-of-a-kind bracelets cost $20 and every bracelet comes with a paw charm. Bracelets make great heartfelt gifts for MOTHERS DAY on May 13. The entire $20 goes directly to CWN. You can pay with cash or check made out directly to the charity. Be generous!

You can buy bracelets locally at:
Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 630 N. 4th Avenue, 623-7341 (for May only)
Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd., 229-9898

You can also buy bracelets online via Etsy (add $5.50 S&H). An anonymous person who adopted her dog through Cold Wet Noses three years ago will be matching Etsy bracelet sales dollar for dollar (less S&H). Wow!

4th Avenue Fair – Woofs without Roofs – Beading Divas Bracelet Fundraiser 2012/03/20

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Beading Divas to the Rescue

Beading Divas to the Rescue

Tucson–The 4th Avenue Fair happens March 25, 26, and 27. Let’s all focus on good weather, friendly crowds, and many $ales for the 4th Avenue merchants and the visiting artists.

Check out the fundraising bracelets at the Silver Sea Jewelry booth which is north/caddy corner from Bison Witches Cafe (I recommend the delicious chili or hot soup in a bread bowl and a cold beer.)

Bracelets cost $20 and are all one-of-kind made with donated beads. Bracelets coil for easy on and off. Bring cash or make a check payable to Woofs without Roofs. Bracelets make great gifts especially knowing that they help a cause like Woofs without Roofs which provides veterinary services to pets belonging to the homeless in Tucson.

Instead of an Easter bonnet, what about an Easter bracelet?

March 2012 – Woofs without Roofs – Beading Divas to Rescue 2012/03/02

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Helping the pets of Tucson's homeless

Beading Divas Fundraiser - Mar. 2012

March 2012 – Tucson Woofs without Roofs Bracelet Fundraiser

Once again, Beading Divas to the Rescue chose Woofs without Roofs as our March charity. This 501 (c)3 organization provides veterinarian care to the pets belonging to Tucson’s homeless population.

The inspiration for Woofs without Roofs came about as veterinarians see pets affected daily by financial constraints not allowing for basic health services, such as core vaccines and internal parasite prevention. Woofs without Roofs believes that the pets of Tucson’s homeless community have a right to basic health care, and this in turn will promote health and wellness of the entire Tucson pet (and pet owner) community.

Why should the homeless have pets?

This is a controversial question as many would argue that it is a “luxury,” not a “right” to own a pet. It is not Woofs Without Roofs’ position to judge who owns a pet, but rather provide for the population that currently exists. Woofs without Roofs believe that the benefit of the human-animal bond is so important and profound, and this bond should not be excluded to the homeless.

What services are provided?

Thorough examinations, core vaccinations for dogs and cats (Rabies, Distemper-Parvovirus, Feline Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus/Panleukopenia, Bordetella), heartworm testing/prevention and intestinal parasite prevention. Also coordinates referrals to low-cost/no-cost spay/neuter and emergency services. Additionally, we provide donated dog & cat food, supplies, bowls, bedding, etc.

How does the word reach the homeless?

Word-of-mouth is the most reliable way to spread the news about wellness events in the homeless community. Services are also provided at biannual homeless and veteran events, such at the Homeless Connect and Operation Stand Down. These events are advertised at various shelters in Tucson.

Where can the homeless find Woofs without Roofs?

A clinic happens the second Sunday of every month from 10 to -11:30 am at the Z-Mansion. During this time the Z-Mansion also provides breakfast and lunch to the homeless.

The next 3 dates are:
Sunday – March 11, 2011
Sunday – April 8, 2012
Sunday – May 13, 2012

The Z-Mansion is located at 288 N. Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701.


What can everyday people do to help Woofs without Roofs?

Donations of dog food, cat food, leashes, treats, collars, brushes, toys and bedding are all very helpful and go directly to those in need during our monthly clinics. Monetary donations go directly to the purchase of vaccines, heartworm tests and medications.

Woofs without Roofs is in its infancy but they are blown away and feel so thankful for the generosity of the Beading Divas, the volunteers, the Hill Family (owners of Z-Mansion), PAWS Veterinary Center, Jim Click, and the entire Tucson community.

You can buy bracelets at:
Silver Sea Jewelry – 330 N. 4th Avenue – (4th Avenue Shopping District) – 624-9954

Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon – 7350 N. La Cholla (Albertsons Shopping Center @ Ina)

Online via Lizzie Stardust

February is FAIR month – Beading Divas to the Rescue 2012/02/10

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FAIR helps kittens

FAIR helps kittens

NoMa was found by a FAIR volunteer at her workplace. Extremely small she and her littermate were scooped up in a net and placed in a box. Her eyes were matted shut with infection and she was taken to the FAIR Feline Director’s house where she was cared for her infection and bottle fed until she could eat on her own.

NoMa fits in the palm of a hand. The name NoMa came to mind as it designates that this sweet little kitten had no mother. Fortunately, NoMa recently was adopted from a PetSmart meet & greet site.

NoMa is a small representation of the many cats and kittens that are adopted through FAIR each year. The amount of cats and dogs in foster care are limited only by the number of volunteers on hand who will open their hearts and homes to these beautiful orphans.

What a lovely story. The Beading Divas enjoy happy endings. Don’t you?

Can you help be a foster care volunteer?

Buy a beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelet to help fund-raise for FAIR – Foundation for Animals at Risk located in Tucson. Bracelet cost $20 and can be purchased at:

Tucson
Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salong, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd @ Ina in Albertsons Shopping Center

During the FAIR meet & greets every Saturday & Sunday – at Petsmart – Orange Grove & River

Online (add $5.50 S&H)
Via Etsy.com – amazing selection!

Tucson: February is FAIR Month – Beading Divas to the Rescue Fundraiser 2012/02/01

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Tucson cruelty investigation

I have guardian angels

Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to announce that during the month of February we will be selling bracelets to benefit FAIR – Foundation for Animals at Risk. FAIR is based in Tucson.

Who says dogs don’t have guardian angels? Boo Boo definitely would disagree.

A good Samaritan found him with multiple wounds (suggestive of dog fights), a crudely amputated leg, and extremely underweight. Boo Boo’s angel took him home with no means to take care of him. A second angel found the listing on Craig’s List and took the dog to the veterinarian. She started the wheels turning to find a rescue group willing to take this gentle and sweet guy with all his medical needs.

That was the first of December and Boo Boo has been healing ever since.

Of course the animal cruelty incident was reported and an active investigation is ongoing.

The organization 88 Crime is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who did this to Boo Boo. He is estimated to be 2 or 3 years old and one of the few lucky ones to have lived through his ordeal.

This determined, sweet dog has exceptional house manners and is happy to be with his foster parents. He loves his foster home and the support he is given. Boo Boo has gained weight, his wounds are healing, and he learned to climb the stairs on three legs to find his fosters.

He is currently unavailable for adoption because of the active investigation but will someday go to his forever home.

Many ask what they can do to help stop animal cruelty. If you witness an act of cruelty or neglect, call 911 from the proximity of the act to report who, what, where, and when. If you find an animal that you think has been involved in an animal abuse or neglect situation, get the animal to medical attention and report what you found. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact 88 Crime or the Animal Cruelty Task Force. They are not set up as an emergency response team and factors may be delayed to investigate.

To remain anonymous contact 88 Crime by:
–Texting 274637 enter Tip 259 plus the text message
–Online at http://www.88crime.org
–Or calling 520-882-7463 (collect calls are accepted)
OR
–Contact Animal Cruelty Task Force of Southern Arizona at 520-547-0260

Monetary donations to help support animals that need intensive medical care can be sent to:
Foundation for Animals In Risk (FAIR)
2627 W. Violet Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
Or by donating online

Bracelets cost $20 of which the entire amount goes to FAIR. Please pay cash or make check payable to FAIR. You can buy beautiful one-of-kind handmade bracelets at:

Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave (in the 4th Avenue Shopping District), 624-9954

Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd @ Ina (Albertsons shopping center)

or online via Etsy.com (add $5.50 S&H)

New Hope Cattle Dogs – January Beading Divas Bracelets – Jan. 8 at Bookmans Ina 2012/01/04

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New Hope cattle dog needs home

Meet me at Bookmans

Let’s learn a bit about the New Hope Cattle Dogs of Arizona and why we should all support this most deserving 501 c3 rescue group whether to buy some bracelets, make a monetary donation or check out the dogs available for adoption.

New Hope Cattle Dogs was founded in 2001. Since then they have rescued over 900 Australian Cattle Dogs (ACD) and ACD mixes. ACDs are great dogs who are very loyal, smart and active. Because of these wonderful traits, they do not do well in shelters. ACDs that get dumped in shelters tend to shut down, become depressed, fearful or even fear aggressive. It is their mission to rescue the dogs before too much damage is done to the dogs. New Hope rescues ACDs from kill lists, strays, and owner surrenders. Some of these owner surrenders occur because a person has died or become too ill to care for their dogs.

On Sunday, January 8, from noon to 2 pm – you can meet New Hope Cattle Dogs at Bookmans located at 3733 W. Ina Rd @ Thornydale, store – 579-0303 – meet Bandit, the cute dog featured above, and buy a bracelet or three.

Australian Cattle Dogs are very smart, fast, and quick learners and if not exercised mentally and physically can become problem dogs. They are the drill sergeants of the canine world. If they don’t have a strong human leader at home, they will take on the job. This can cause behavioral problems such as increased nipping, aggressive territorial demands, resource guarding. etc… Part of their mission is to help ACD owners retrain their dogs. And when that fails they try to find new homes where these wonderful dogs can get the training and exercise they need.

We will learn more about these dogs and their stories as the month progresses so bookmark us.

Many new bracelets have been added to our online store so check it out. All bracelets cost $20 + $4 for S&H. The entire $20 goes to the rescue.

In Tucson, you can also buy bracelets at:

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

Sissy’s Pet Grooming & Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd @ Ina/Albertsons Shopping Center, 229-9898

Happy New Year from Beading Divas to the Rescue 2012/01/01

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Cheers to bracelets helping animal rescues

2011 kicked off with the finale of our Bead Drive. We cannot keep doing what we do — raise money for animal charities — unless you provide us with beads. We held a contest and the beads came from far and wide and even Canada. People have been most generous not only with the Bead Drive contest but throughout the year.

We love getting a phone call or an email saying that someone wishes to drop off old jewelry that can be taken apart and reused, beading supplies/tools, and BEADS!

So thank you to one and all who have been most generous.

People can always drop beads off at Silver Sea Jewelry located at 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 or CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way, 323-3063 (thank you Yvonne). It’s a good idea to call first to ensure that the stores are open. For additional drop off venues or pick ups – call our message line – 520-955-9061 or email karynzoldan@yahoo.com

We have also been fortunate to have people make bracelets for us with their own bead stash and some of our beads. People like Noni Davis, Sandra Luckau, Joan Athey, and Naomi Kastler. I hope I’m not forgetting anyone!

In 2011, we raised money for:

January – Greyhounds of Verde Valley – $1,094

February – Greyhound Support Transport – $1,740 – GST won the Bead Drive Contest

March – HEART of Tucson Horse Rescue – $1,640

April – Animal Crusaders Arizona – $2,534 – benefited from 4th Avenue Street Fair sales

May – GREY2K USA Education Fund – $3,255 – they really pushed online sales

June – PACC Partners – $805 – the non-profit arm of PACC – went toward the Train to Adopt program

July – vacation

August – Tucson Wildlife Center – $1,905

September – Casa de los Gatos – $2,260

October – Arizona Greyhound Rescue – $1,760

November – Hope Animal Shelter – $1,760

December – Woofs without Roofs – $2,790

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To read how we choose our animal charities and more, please view the FAQ page.

Woofs without Roofs – December charity 2011/12/17

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Helping the pets of Tucson's homeless

Beading Divas Fundraiser - Dec. 2011

Thanks to everyone who came to visit us at the 4th Avenue Street Fair last week and who bought a bracelet or several bracelets.

More bracelets have sold online but there are still 26 left for online sales.

Bracelets are also being sold at:

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

–Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla @ Ina (Albertsons shopping center)

PAWS Integrative Veterinary Center, 300 E. River Road, 888-7297

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