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Beading Divas-Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project, Aug 2013 2013/08/01

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Thanks for new beginnings

Thanks for new beginnings

In an extremely rare occurrence Beading Divas to the Rescue opted to give the Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project another month of bracelet sales.

August 2013 is their 2nd anniversary and that means in two years they have successfully and safely transported 2,000 retired racing greyhounds out of Florida to adoption groups in non-racing states and Canada!

Everybody’s got to feel good (very good) about that.

You can buy bracelets online via Etsy. Bracelets cost $20/each (+S&H) and are available online as well as locally in Tucson.

The Greyhound Alliance’s Sunburst Project opened its Sunburst Kennel at Ebro, Florida, on August 1, 2011, partnering with GPA Emerald Coast, to move greyhounds from the tracks in the Florida Panhandle and beyond.

The Project is 100% funded by donations and grants.

Support from the greyhound community has enabled Sunburst to continue its mission – the Kennel remains open, as long as they can financially support it, and hopefully move 100 hounds a month, as was accomplished in May and June 2013.

During the month of August, when you buy a bracelet for $20, a donor is matching every sale. So $20 = a $40 donation. Buy 5 bracelets = $100 and the Sunburst Project receives $200. Do the math. It’s not too early to be proactive and buy holiday gifts.

This is your chance to help put more hounds on a haul on their way to forever homes, to help support the kennel where the dogs stay waiting for their haul, or to help with vetting and medical expenses.

The Greyhound Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)3 Illinois charitable organization.

Locally in Tucson, you can buy bracelets at these fine 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

(FYI: There are 7 original Beading Divas who make the decisions and on our respective birthday months, each Diva can choose the charity. In May, Karyn Z chose GA/SP and in August, Glenda T chose GA/SP.)

Go Greyhounds – Beading Divas Fundraiser – October 2012 2012/10/01

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Meet Wings - a Tucson greyhound

Meet Wings – a Tucson greyhound

This month Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to sell bracelets to benefit Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption (aka SA Greys). This group is an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving forever homes for greyhounds throughout Tucson, Southern Arizona, and Southern New Mexico.

As with every breed specific adoption group, every dollar has meaning and purpose. For instance, here’s an idea how much it costs to transition ONE retired racing greyhound for ONE month.

$100 – checkup & fecal test
$4 probiotics for one dog for a week
$22 dewormer (Panacur)
$5.10 Heartgard Plus (per dog after negative SNAP test)
$6 Bordatella shot (to prevent kennel cough)
$11 Frontline Plus (per dog per month)
$192 Kennel per dog per month (includes dry dog food)

$340.10 plus…

$260 for spay or neuter, dental, SNAP test, microchip, baseline blood work and any shots due

$600.10 per dog per month

Yet, the cost to adopt a greyhound is $250. Why $250? It’s what the local market will bear.

Do the math! For every retired racing greyhound, Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption must raise an additional $350 in order to break even.

Is it worth it? Of course! Giving a chance to a retired racing greyhound to enjoy being a cherished family pet is priceless.

That’s why this Tucson greyhound adoption group needs your help.

In Tucson you can buy one-of-a-kind coil beaded bracelets for $20 at these 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)
–Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898
-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 212, 529-2775

The above locations accept cash or make a check payable to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption.

Or if you are not local, consider buying them from our secure online store (add $5.50 S&H).

If you don’t want any dazzling eye candy for your wrist, consider making a donation directly to the group perhaps volunteering.

Tucson greyhound fundraiser – buy bracelets for AZ Greyhound Rescue 2010/09/01

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Tucson adopted greyhound - Quinn Jose

Sales of bracelets for September 2010 will go towards Arizona Greyhound Rescue’s dental bills.

Dental problems are common for retired racing greyhounds due to their soft and substandard 4D diet while racing. Unfortunately, racing greyhounds are not given anything to chew on to prevent plaque building up which can cause gingivitis. Greyhounds rescued by Arizona Greyhound Rescue receive one professional dental cleaning soon after entering our leased kennel. In most instances but not always, once a retired racing greyhound is fed premium kibble, given a Nylabone to chew on, and regular dental care, gingivitis can be avoided.

Sometimes bad things happen to people with good intentions.

Adopters face challenges that negatively impact their lives and the lives of their hounds.

In this case, the husband died abruptly and left his wife with three greyhounds. One mischievous male named Wayne rebounded back to Arizona Greyhound Rescue.

While in his foster home, it became apparent that the hound’s breath was really bad. Arizona Greyhound Rescue learned later that the hound had been scheduled for a dental prior to family’s catastrophe.

Upon examination, the veterinarian found that Wayne had pronounced gum disease and would need many extractions: 31 teeth to be exact. The cost was approximately $3,000.

Arizona Greyhound Rescue dug into their coffers.

Greyhound foster parent angels Dale and Jim took care of Wayne during this difficult time, nursing him back to health. These wonderful guys have a history of nurturing wounded hounds, giving them a second chance to be a family companion. Both were thrilled when Wayne started to play like a puppy with their other greyhound once his gums healed.

In August 2010, Wayne was adopted and now has a new home to hang his leash.

Sales of bracelets for September 2010 will go towards Arizona Greyhound Rescue’s dental bills.

By Diva Glenda, aka Roja

If you’re local to Tucson, go to Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 520-624-9954.

Other locally owned stores selling bracelets are:

Dirty Dawgs, 2510 North Campbell Ave, 777-6045

Bracelets are for sale at $20/each. One-of-a-kind bracelets are made with donated beads and paw print or other charm. One size fits most.

Contact karynzoldan@yahoo.com to donate beads (we can arrange pick up) or to invite us to sell bracelets at your event. Donated beads can also be dropped off at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, (next to Bison Witches Cafe), 624-9954.

Etsy: Lapis Earrings for Greyhounds Vet Bills 2009/03/19

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Tian is donating the entire amount of the purchase of these sexy neptune lapis lazuli earrings to help pay the $14,300 vet bill.

Check them out!

Tian has a greyhound named Chester.

Dog Biscuits for Greyhounds Vet Bill 2009/03/10

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Buckaroo Bones Donation

Originally uploaded by Greyt Escape

Thank you to Buckaroo Bones for donating a portion of every sale of homemade dog biscuits to help pay the greyhounds’ vet bill after their hit and run accident.

The kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me.

Thank you

Greyhound Garden Quilt Fundraiser 2009/03/07

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Thanks to the Out to Lunch Quilt Bunch for donating this beautiful quilt to help raise money to pay Opal and Rider’s staggering veterinarian bills after the hit and run accident.

The quilt is called Greyhound Garden.

This photo doesn’t do it justice as the flowers are vibrantly colored and the back is a stone washed green and white pattern.

You can read about the accident and the miracles that ensued.

Thank you

Tucson Greyhound Injury Update 2009/03/02

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The Arizona Animal Fair was a good day for greyhound vet bill fundraising.

We raised a whopping $561.00!

The bracelets glistened in the sun like a dazzling beacon singing – Come Buy Me!  They drew women in like a dark chocolate factory.

We lost track of the number of bracelets sold as there were many donations too.

People said they read about Lizzie’s story and the greyhound accident in the newspaper.

Thank you to Greyt Escape and Desert Dog News for allowing us to participate under your banner. It was a hot day, but well worth it.

Paws 4 a Cause was collecting money too.

Our next beading bee is March 8 and we’ll get another accounting and will post  an update at the time. I’m sure we’re getting near the fini$h line.

There are more bracelets for sale at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 and online at Etsy.com (scroll to page 2 and 3).

Greyhound Injury Fundraiser-Fused Glass Jewelry 2009/02/11

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Thanks to the generosity of Luann from Island Bead & Box, buy any (or all) of these four items and Luann will donate the amount of your purchase (less shipping) to pay Opal and Rider’s outrageous $14,000 vet bill after their hit-and-run accident.

Pizzazz: The custom fused glass pendant looks good enough to eat or wear with a little black dress or black sweater and jeans. This pendant on a rope mixes bling with classic style.  (SOLD)

Pretty in pink and teal: Chain-link, layered dichroic fused-glass bracelet is about 7 1/2 inches long and can be shortened.  This is a sweetheart of a bracelet.

Zen Necklace: Traditional Japanese braid called a kumihimo made by hand in the traditional manner on a wooden marudai with eight spools. The necklace is made with ribbon fibers and beautiful lampwork beads made by Frysmith, a well-known lampwork artist.

What’s blue and yellow and fun all over? Whimsical freeform vase with accents on the outside. The vase is about 6-inches tall by 7-inches wide. Signed by the artist. (SOLD)

Luann’s fused-glass pieces are one-of-a-kind, designed and created by her. Fusing generally requires multiple firings, so these products take quite a while from inception to final product.  Basically, she cuts sheet glass to a design that she creates then uses a grinder to smooth the edges and to make pieces fit.  After cleaning, the pieces are assembled in a kiln for a first firing.  The second firing is to shape the piece, as a vase, plate, or whatever.  Additional firings are used for more complicated effects.

Thanks for helping to pay the greyhound injury vet bills.

Greyhounds: Beaded Bracelets, Fundraiser 2009/01/02

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Buy bracelets to help raise funds for the $14,000 vet bill that greyhounds Opal and Rider sustained during a hit-and-run accident.

Opal’s eye popped out. Rider had 800+ stitches and his spleen removed. Both greyhounds and Elizabeth (Lizzie) are on the mend and in good spirits. She is still getting physical therapy for her elbow. 

Please consider buying a one-of-a-kind bracelet or two for yourself and your special friend, mom, grandmother, favorite aunt, dog-sitter.

All the bracelet supplies and labor have been donated so the monies raised goes directly to help pay the staggering vet bill sustained at Pima Pet Clinic in Tucson, Ariz.

–Beaded bracelets are now online at Greyt Escape.

–If you are local to Tucson, you will also find Opal and Rider beaded bracelets at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue.

–And on the 3rd Saturday of every month (weather permitting), you will find Greyt Escape at the Spanish Trail Farmers Market selling her beautiful dog collars, accessories, and Opal and Rider beaded bracelets.

Bracelets cost $20.

Thank you

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