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littleroads
04-01-2008, 07:29 AM
Please see the thread below. I will continue to add stories to it of the dogs you have helped.

http://www.aucado.us/forums/showthread.php?t=10821

We will soon be re-vamping our "Cookbook Fund" with a new name, and hopefully, with your help & creativity, some more dollars can be raised to help rescue ACD's.

To give you an idea of the expenses involved, a "pull fee" which is what it takes to get a dog out of a shelter, ranges anywhere from "free to rescue" all the way up to around $70. Basic vetting, which includes shots, worming, heartworm check, and spay/neuter, costs anywhere from $25 to $150. Heartworm treatment if a dog is positive, ranges anywhere from $100-$250. A health certificate for travel (MANDATORY) can cost between $10-$50. Boarding fees run anywhere from $6 to $25/night while awaiting vet treatment and transport. Some transporters request $$ for gas. Many times folks can pull a dog, but just don't have the money to get it into boarding, or to have the vetting done.

So rescuing is not cheap, and it is part of the reason why there are still so many dogs out there who are not able to be helped. Many people help board/vet/transport for nothing, and we are soooo grateful to those who are able to help in that way. But that is not the norm.

With that in mind...I would like to have a "$5 Fix-It Fundraiser" to bolster our current Cookbook Fund, which is very nearly depleted. (I'm calling it "Fix-It" because I think spay/neuter of these dogs, as shown by the recent glut of pregnant mamas and moms and with pups in shelters, is so very important.) Would each of you "peek into your pocketbook" and see if you might have $5 in there that you could send to help a rescue dog. Maybe you could do without a morning coffee once or twice a week. Or make one less trip into town that would save you a little over a gallon of gas. Maybe there's a $5 bill in your wallet that's not yet earmarked for anything in particular. Maybe you've won the lottery.
:biggrin2:
If so, and you would like to help a dog in need, please PayPal it to [email protected], (click the button below) or send me (littleroads), Laurey (Lolly), or Di (Belgrael) a pee-mail and we will send an address to send checks or cash and we will deposit them to the Cookbook Fund account for you. This fund is NOT tax-deductible. It is, however, very good for the heart!

https://www.paypal.com/en_AU/i/btn/btn_donate_LG.gif (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&business=paypal%40acdrescuefund%2enet&item_name=AuCaDo%20Rescue%20Fund&no_shipping=2&cn=Comments/Donation%20Recipient&tax=0&currency_code=USD&lc=US&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF&charset=UTF%2d8)

Please help if you can.

littleroads
04-01-2008, 07:29 AM
Please see the thread below. I will continue to add stories to it of the dogs you have helped.

http://www.aucado.us/forums/showthread.php?t=10821

We will soon be re-vamping our "Cookbook Fund" with a new name, and hopefully, with your help & creativity, some more dollars can be raised to help rescue ACD's.

To give you an idea of the expenses involved, a "pull fee" which is what it takes to get a dog out of a shelter, ranges anywhere from "free to rescue" all the way up to around $70. Basic vetting, which includes shots, worming, heartworm check, and spay/neuter, costs anywhere from $25 to $150. Heartworm treatment if a dog is positive, ranges anywhere from $100-$250. A health certificate for travel (MANDATORY) can cost between $10-$50. Boarding fees run anywhere from $6 to $25/night while awaiting vet treatment and transport. Some transporters request $$ for gas. Many times folks can pull a dog, but just don't have the money to get it into boarding, or to have the vetting done.

So rescuing is not cheap, and it is part of the reason why there are still so many dogs out there who are not able to be helped. Many people help board/vet/transport for nothing, and we are soooo grateful to those who are able to help in that way. But that is not the norm.

With that in mind...I would like to have a "$5 Fix-It Fundraiser" to bolster our current Cookbook Fund, which is very nearly depleted. (I'm calling it "Fix-It" because I think spay/neuter of these dogs, as shown by the recent glut of pregnant mamas and moms and with pups in shelters, is so very important.) Would each of you "peek into your pocketbook" and see if you might have $5 in there that you could send to help a rescue dog. Maybe you could do without a morning coffee once or twice a week. Or make one less trip into town that would save you a little over a gallon of gas. Maybe there's a $5 bill in your wallet that's not yet earmarked for anything in particular. Maybe you've won the lottery.
:biggrin2:
If so, and you would like to help a dog in need, please PayPal it to [email protected], (click the button below) or send me (littleroads), Laurey (Lolly), or Di (Belgrael) a pee-mail and we will send an address to send checks or cash and we will deposit them to the Cookbook Fund account for you. This fund is NOT tax-deductible. It is, however, very good for the heart!

https://www.paypal.com/en_AU/i/btn/btn_donate_LG.gif (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&business=paypal%40acdrescuefund%2enet&item_name=AuCaDo%20Rescue%20Fund&no_shipping=2&no_note=1&tax=0&currency_code=USD&lc=AU&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF&charset=UTF%2d8)

Please help if you can.

Belgrael
04-01-2008, 08:35 AM
If you feel you would like something to show for your $5 apart from that glow around your heart and the halo above your head you can always pay for a year's subscription on AuCaDo, or buy a Photo Gallery subscription and you get a few nice new features for your money and all the money still goes to the fund.
:flower

mycattlekids
04-01-2008, 08:36 AM
boy I wish I won the lottery.. then there would be places for these dogs to go. that is a great idea eileen. count me in on $5.

joanne

Belgrael
04-01-2008, 08:38 AM
I just kicked it off by sending $5 from me.

Belgrael
04-01-2008, 08:45 AM
FYI I just added a donate button to the first post of this thread. Just click that and it will take you to the PayPal page where you can specify how much to donate. All you need to then do is log in to PayPal and it will take you through the process.

Thanks so much Joanne!

mycattlekids
04-01-2008, 08:56 AM
Oh you know me DI just pushing the wrong buttons:biggrin2:

I got it now. my donation is in.

joanne

MeganK
04-01-2008, 10:16 AM
I've sent a donation. Glad to contribute in order to help a cattlekid somewhere! I always wish I could do more, but I give what I can.

babswilde
04-01-2008, 11:18 AM
my "fiver" is on its way.....

Rachel
04-01-2008, 11:26 AM
glad to be able to help a bit! I always wish it could be more, though.

Chelo
04-01-2008, 01:47 PM
Is there a snail mail address I can send my $ to, as I hate using PayPal...I can send more than $5, just prefer snail mail to PayPal.
Thanks,
Chelo

Belgrael
04-01-2008, 04:11 PM
Thank you very much Megan!! Every bit helps to become a big bit!

katldog
04-01-2008, 05:46 PM
I just sent a few fives under my PayPal acct name of slb399. Great idea and do please let me know when you guys get a tax exempt number. Then you can register with Ebay and I can do auctions.

I do auction for rescue under Ebay and via tax exempt groups as I am taking from my store stock listed with IRS and have to show where it goes each year. So again, let me know when we can do things for the group as I have many things I can put up and most of them are not ACD things.

Lynda

littleroads
04-01-2008, 07:23 PM
Thanks Lynda - I'm not sure how much work it would involve to do that, but it is something we can look into!

Thanks to all who have donated so far!!

littleroads
04-02-2008, 01:31 PM
The $5 Fix-It Fundraiser was very successful! Totals are not in yet, but when they are, we will post the amount raised.

I would like to do this on a regular - but ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY - basis. WE DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO FEEL OBLIGATED. On the First of the Month I will send out a reminder, and if anyone has saved up $5 from their coffee, or gas, or lottery tickets :biggrin2: that they would like to donate, I know it could go a long way toward helping more dogs.

Several people have asked about becoming tax-deductible. We'll be discussing that, but not sure if it will be do-able. Will keep you posted on that.

Thank you again, to all who donated, and if you have $5 burning in your pocket ANYTIME during the month, please feel free to press that PayPal button, or give one of us a holler.

Next reminder - May 1st.
:blow-kiss:

Lolly
04-12-2008, 09:20 AM
Thanks to everyone who donated to April's $5 Fit-It Fundraiser! A total of $160 was contributed to the AuCaDo Rescue Fund! Because of your generosity, we were able to contribute $130 to Courtney towards Casey's vetting and boarding! (Read Casey's story HERE. (http://www.aucado.us/forums/showthread.php?t=10654&highlight=casey))

http://www.aucado.us/forums/../photopost/data//584/Casey_Roicy_4.jpg

You all are awesome!

MICKEYSMOM
04-12-2008, 09:42 AM
I JUST SENT YOU $10.00....:naughty::biggrin2::)

Brunella
04-12-2008, 03:21 PM
$25 from sunny/humid NJ in the USA.

Ding and Tuggies say they want all cattledogs everywhere to end up in a home where they get too much love, too many treats and have their own backyard to play in with the neighbor's lucky dogs. (Tugger expressed this wish while recllining on his own queen size bed in our spare bedroom, Ding couldn't be bothered going upstairs so her message is sent from the reclining sofa in the living room.)

Lizzie
04-12-2008, 03:28 PM
Done. Hope it helps.

dickmar
04-12-2008, 08:23 PM
Done, I meant to do this before this but I forgot. Signs of old age????

littleroads
04-12-2008, 08:51 PM
Thanks so much to all of you! So many times this fund means the difference between life and death for a dog!
:blow-kiss:

Beth99
04-12-2008, 10:52 PM
I just donated $ 10.50, I wish it could be more.

littleroads
04-12-2008, 10:57 PM
Well, the request was only for $5, so you have already doubled that - I'd say that's incredibly generous! THANK YOU!

All - please remember that I will be putting out my begging hands and asking again the first of every month - so if you have a way to save up $5 during the month, the dogs would sure appreciate it! And also please remember - THIS IS NOT OBLIGATORY - we don't EVER want anyone to feel obligated to do this! It is VOLUNTARY ONLY!

Belgrael
04-12-2008, 11:05 PM
Thank you all so much for your donations! Every single one is generous and appreciated so much by us and by the dogs!

Buela's Mom
04-12-2008, 11:06 PM
Buela and I chipped in our fair share. Makes me wish we didn't already have 4 dogs (don't tell my poopers I said that)...or that we had acreage to run...so we could take in as many snartists as we wanted....

(this is one of my fave baby Buela pics)

http://a871.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/15/l_199ec550667d9f3f234469fb7bb85d3e.jpg

Brunella
04-13-2008, 08:34 AM
Makes me wish we didn't already have 4 dogs (don't tell my poopers I said that)...or that we had acreage to run...so we could take in as many snartists as we wanted....


See, that's it EXACTLY! If I had more room I might be able to have one or two more furkids but I have enough room for two so in the interest of being responsible it's better that I give money to save some other little soul while I lavish my two with all my love and affection (and my husband does the same to them) and they have enough room to play and live without being cramped. It breaks my heart to read these stories of animal hoarding...near me they recently found a house that had something like 64 animal carcasses in it and the people had skipped town, so unnecessary.

Just for some fun ways to get that $5 into a cookie jar each month; I gave up trashy magazines. I used to be a sucker for People magazine when I'd be grocery shopping and I decided that the gossip pushed in those mags had no impact on my life or happiness so I told myself to put that money to better use (and People magazine is pretty $$$ so that actually put more than $5 back in my pocket each month). Also, if you absolutely HAVE TO buy coffee out instead of bringing it from home then go someplace with normal priced coffee and ask yourself if you would be okay getting the small instead of the jumbo (it's better for your health anyway). And then you've got AT LEAST $5 to help save a furkid (both of mine are staring at me right now for some weird reason).

Buela's Mom
04-13-2008, 09:46 AM
The plan when D gets out of the Navy and we all move to Cali (haha cross country road trip with 4 dogs should be fun!) He wants to start a sanctuary for abused and misunderstood dogs, such as ones that have been trained improperly and now have behavioral issues. Much like Cesar Milan's set up in LA.

That's 2 years off and I already have a folder of info on Non-Profit status in CA. His preference is Pits because of their bad name in the press, but he has a soft spot for any canine that has needlessly been abused or tortured.

littleroads
04-13-2008, 10:10 AM
I have been taking one less trip into town every month and swiping $2 from my gas money, and buying 2 fewer candy bars at the grocery store, and swiping $2 from my grocery money, and I can usually come up with another dollar in spare change.
:biggrin2:

Lolly
04-13-2008, 10:27 AM
I used to keep a change jar on my desk at work with a cute dog picture taped to it, and let everyone know that all change they pitched in would go to dog rescue. I'd roll it once or twice a year and get about $50 each time.

Do that around the house, too. My husband never gives change when he pays for something, so it all ends up in his pocket at the end of the day. When he gets home, he tosses it into a vase we have in the kitchen. It really ads up! We roll it before vacations for spending money - sometime a couple hundred bucks!

Buela's Mom
04-13-2008, 12:07 PM
I have a giant brass bowl by the back door that we throw change into...it usually equals around $50 by the time it is spilling over the sides.

cher4955
04-14-2008, 03:06 AM
I just sent my donation. You do great work!Thanks for caring for those less fortunate cattlekids!......Cher:)

autiger23
04-14-2008, 02:27 PM
Just tossed ten- five from me and five from Buck. He said he'd give up one bully stick a month to help out his brother rescue pups.


I used to keep a change jar on my desk at work with a cute dog picture taped to it, and let everyone know that all change they pitched in would go to dog rescue.

Oh, that's a great idea! I bring in treats for the folks in my office every Friday just as a moral thing, but they always ask to chip in- I'll just start having them toss in whatever they want to the 'dog jar' from now on.

Can't wait until I can buy a couple acres up here and have a bunch of dogs and a few sheep and ducks for them to herd up.

JulieQ
04-15-2008, 11:02 PM
Tank donated 10$ out of his emergancy rawhide fund! Keep up the good work rescuers! You all do so much, it really is impressive and I am gratful there are such great people out there.

littleroads
05-01-2008, 06:53 AM
Sending out the May plea for those who would like to send in $5 to the AuCaDo Rescue Fund (ARF) to help dogs in need. You guys came up with some pretty creative ways to sock away your $5 every month (see previous posts)! :biggrin2:

Again, I want to say that this is VOLUNTARY - and no one should feel badly - or obligated - in any way if they are unable or choose not to give. There are times for all of us when we can or we can't, and there are many other Ways to Help (http://www.aucado.us/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=38).

Lolly can give an update on where our funds went this past month and where we stand right now, and you can check the See Who You've Helped (http://www.aucado.us/forums/showthread.php?t=10821) thread as well. Your efforts DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!

Di has put a DONATE button in the very first post of this thread for easy payment through PayPal. If you need a snail mail address, send a pee-mail to either me (littleroads) or Laurey (Lolly) and we will send you one. If you want your $5 to go to a specific dog still in need, please note it when you send your payment.

Again, do share your creativity in fund-raising! We are always looking for ways to raise $$ to help the cattlekids. Some of you are thinking that we always have our hands out, and yes, unfortunately it's a sad fact of rescue - you all see by the number of rescue postings the staggering number of dogs in need. So our hands are always out, and our hearts are always hurting, but - seeing the ones we can help sure lightens the load!!

THANK YOU, on behalf of the ARF team (Di, Laurey, and myself) for your generosity, and for your glowing Bentleys when that is the only way you can help - as we all know, the Bentley network is a powerful thing!

littleroads
06-01-2008, 10:17 AM
Here it is, June 1st already! Time for the 1st-OF-THE-MONTH 5-MINUTE $5 FIDO FIX-IT FUNDRAISER!

During the month of May, we were able to help several dogs:

$82 for boarding for the Carrollton, OH boy who is still waiting to get to Sheila Flint, his foster mom. More will be needed (& has been set aside) for his vetting/neuter when he finally arrives, hopefully this week!

$25 sent to Missy in Arkansas toward spay/vacs. Missy is safe in rescue thanks to the spay.

$100 for the care and vetting of Foxy, Blue, and their puppies in El Paso, TX. Foxy, Blue, and 5 of the 6 pups are still looking for rescue or forever homes.

$193 sent to Meri Lou Mahoney (Rockwall Animal Rescue) in Rowlett, TX for Grace and her puppies who were rescued on a Hail-Mary save while Grace was being prepped to be euthed. She had her puppies days after arriving at Meri Lou’s vet. Unfortunately, 3 of the puppies were stillborn, and all of the 8 remaining puppies got sick and had to be euthanized; meanwhile, Grace developed a bacterial infection that turned into pneumonia. A valiant effort was made by Meri Lou and her team of vets to save her, but when Grace did not respond to treatment it was decided to end her suffering.

A heartfelt and grateful THANK YOU to those who contributed last month. As you can see, your funds were much needed and put to good use. We still have a few dogs out there who are awaiting help, and we know there will be more during the coming month.

So for this month of June, please “peek into your pocketbook” and see if there is an extra $5 laying around in there. If not, we will understand. Times are tight, and we know that everyone will not be able to donate every time. If on the other hand, you have won the lottery this month and are feeling generous, multiples of $5 are also gratefully accepted. J

Please share your creative ways to save up your $5, and as always, any other suggestions and ideas for fund-raising are always - and gratefully – accepted and considered.

We are also announcing something new this month – an “Encouragement Donation” by ARF of $25 that we would like to give to a different rescue each month, as a small token of our appreciation for all of the work that they do, and as an acknowledgement of the blood, sweat, and tears that go into this “thankless yet rewarding and unending endeavor” we call RESCUE. This month’s Encouragement Donation, ARF’s first, goes to Blue Crush Rescue in Asheville, NC, run by Martha and Charles Hicks. They are new to the forum, but have jumped right in with both feet, and Martha has made herself available to anyone needing help with a dog, in whatever capacity she is able. Thank you, Blue Crush Rescue!

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – the PayPal address is [email protected], or you can e-mail me at [email protected] for an address to send a check.

Note on your check “for ARF” or “for AuCaDo Rescue Fund”. Checks are deposited into the PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Please note that at this time donations are not tax-exempt. But they are very, very good for the heart!

Sincerely,
Eileen, Laurey, Di, and Mel - your ARF team

NCJONI54
06-01-2008, 10:50 AM
Better late than never (cause it's really never too late to help our "friends"), we donated for May and June! Hugs, Joni

littleroads
06-02-2008, 10:50 PM
Jenn writes that she combined two trips to town into one, and that saved a gallon of gas - so nearly $5 right there!

littleroads
06-03-2008, 11:29 AM
Donations to the $5FF so far total $60; two checks on the way, so it will be at least $70. THANKS SO MUCH to all who contributed! There's still time. :) (All the way until the next reminder on July 1st!)

Current ARF balance = $294.12.
Funds are committed to Carrollton boy for vetting/neutering (total as yet unknown).
$25 going to Blue Crush Rescue.

Needs:
Meri-Lou Mahoney, Rockwall Animal Rescue (any amount)
Chris Yakubovsky, for Foxy, Blue & pups (any amount)
Daphne in OH for boarding/vetting (approx. $100)
Missy in Arkansas - health needs (any amount)
Rose in Springfield - health needs (any amount)

littleroads
07-01-2008, 07:02 AM
Here it is, July 1st already! Where has the first half of the year gone...The past two months it seems, has brought us more than the usual number of ACDs and ACDx's in need. Sometimes it is truly overwhelming and you want to scream at the people who turn in their dogs for what appear to be frivolous reasons. To be sure, there are some genuine and legitimate reasons for surrendering a dog, but however it happens, the dogs suffer, and so we press on to save the ones we can. The generosity of all of you on this list and those like you who offer to help whenever they are able, are truly what keeps us going, especially on days when it looks like there is no end in sight. Many of you write in and say "I wish it could be more." We all wish it could be more, but you know what? "A lot of littles add up to a lot!" So even if you can't give anything in any given month, it is much appreciated whenever you can. And if by chance, you have won that lottery and choose to help a few needy cattledogs, $5 multiples are always gladly accepted & appreciated. :D

$5 will buy a de-wormer. A gallon of gas that will go perhaps 30 miles on a transport. A new collar. A toy for a dog who never had one. An ID tag for a dog going home. A towel to put in a crate for transport. 5 x $5 will pay for a pull fee. Vaccines. A health certificate for travel. A heartworm test. A bag of dog food for a foster dog for three weeks. Boarding for 3 nights. So you see, EVERYTHING helps.

We are still anticipating quite a few needs.

Peanut is still in boarding and undergoing treatment for mange and hookworms. He is nearly finished with treatment and will then need a foster or forever home. We are getting desperate for a place for him to go as his potential adoptive home fell through - if you know of anyone who could help this sweet boy, please let us know! Peanut is in South Carolina.
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/See%20Who%20You%20Helped/SC-Chesterfield_PEANUT2.jpg

Rose aka Sheila in Springfield, MO has had three surgeries for mammary tumors, and has battled pneumonia and infections. She is recovering well and still awaiting transport to her adoptive mom in Maine once she is well.
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/See%20Who%20You%20Helped/MO-Springfield_RoseSheila.jpg

Little Nick is in boarding at a vet for two weeks while awaiting transport from NC to his rescue in Winnipeg, Canada. If his transport does not fill right away, he will need more $$ for boarding.
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/See%20Who%20You%20Helped/SC-Gaston_NICK1.jpg

Brumby's 4 puppies were pulled just before euth and are in foster care in SC, awaiting long-term foster or forever homes.
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/See%20Who%20You%20Helped/2008-07/SC-Camden_BrumbysPups.jpg

These are just a few of the dogs in need, and of course all of the ones coming down the pike.

Our Encouragement Donation of $25 for this month goes to Monica Larner who founded AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan. Thank you, Monica, for all you do!

If the dogs could express their appreciation, all of you would be getting some very big, wet, sloppy kisses. How do you put a price tag on a life?

You can donate in one of two ways. You can PayPal to paypal @ aucado.us (http://aucado.us/), or you can make out a check to me, and send to:

PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS

I will deposit in the PayPal account and send you an e-mail acknowledgement.

At this time we are not 501c3, and because of the many regulations and requirements involved, it does not appear that we will be able to acquire that status. We hope this does not affect your decision to give. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" e-mail every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

Thank you on the dogs' behalf!

The AuCaDo Rescue Fund Team
Di, Laurey, Mel, & Eileen

littleroads
08-01-2008, 06:53 AM
First-of-the-month 5-minute $5 Fido Fix-It Fundraiser - AUGUST

Shortly after last month’s Fundraiser Newsletter went out, I received this e-mail from Debbie Lavoie in CT – I think it sums up exactly why we have this fundraiser, and to show that each of us CAN make a difference. Shared with permission:

Eileen,

You know, after I donated I went back and reread your email about what $5 can buy and I was thrown back to last April/May when I rescued Chance. He arrived by that angel trucker, Tom Beard and I was ever so happy that he was finally here. Tom brought him from Ohio to CT in exchange for a grinder from the best deli in my town, 4 dozen each of peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies and 6 dozen homemade dog biscuits for the pups he brings to other forever homes. What a small price to pay for such joy!

Chance came to me with kennel cough, conjunctivitis, hook worms, pin worms, he was 10 pounds underweight and had such dry skin that his hair was shedding like Pigpen from Charley Brown. My vet treated him for the medical problems and I began giving him a good grade vitamin and feeding him Canidae. It broke my heart that he didn’t know how to climb a set of stairs nor have any idea what a toy was, but he was chock full of love and kisses and gave them freely to me, my kids, my grandkids, the neighbors, friends, strangers and other dogs. I often wonder what could have happened that such a loving animal could wind up unwanted in a shelter…it just baffles me. And it amazes me that he went through all of that and still has the desire to love humans.

Lately I’ve been thinking of adopting another dog to keep him company in my absence while I work. But then this darn economy slaps me in the face and I worry that I won’t be able to afford to care for another dog. Then I reason that a home is better than a shelter and I’d save somewhere else to swing it. I keep going by the dog pound in my town looking for a personality that would mesh well with Chance’s. After all he’s been through I’d hate to introduce another dog that would stress him out. Until I find the right buddy for him, I continue to collect blankets, dog cookies and chew toys for those pups who remain there. The best part about our pound is that no dog is put down. A behaviorist comes in to work with those who need it to make them adoptable and if a dog is not adopted directly from there, they are taken to a great place with a no kill policy called the Little Guild of St. Francis where they are cared for in a beautiful setting until a home is found or they die naturally. Believe me, I questioned the dog warden until I thought he would burst about their policy and I frequent the place like I work there! And then I contacted the mayor to make sure there was money in the budget to cover repairs to the building, heat in the winter, food for the dogs and that someone went there at least twice a day to feed and check on those dogs. I know they think I’m a pest but I don’t care….someone needs to speak up for those animals’ rights and I’ve decided it’s me.

Anyway….the main reason I write this is because of what you wrote about $5 buying a toy for a dog that never had one. Such a small thing. Today, one year later, Chance plays with all his toys, runs up the stairs and turns around to play ‘I’m going to git you’ at the top, swims like a fish after a tennis ball or beside a canoe on a lake, stops and smells the air, looking at the trees and the birds, has been named an official member of my son-in-law’s softball team because he runs faster than any of the players, romps with other dogs from Pugs to St. Bernards, has the most glorious coat and is happy and healthy.

Sorry this rambles but I am so glad this blue boy came into my life and I hope the donations make it possible for others to feel the same joy in adopting a rescue.

Deb Lavoie

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/Faces%20of%20Rescue/CT-DebLavoie_Chance.jpg


July 2008 – See Who You’ve Helped

ENCOURAGEMENT DONATIONS (two this month):

$25 – Linda Watkins with Pet Adoption Network
$25 – AuCaDo Mid-Michigan – Monica Larner

Faces to go with the names: http://tinyurl.com/59bvq8

Bartlett, TX – 2 ACD’s (no names as yet)
$140 - boarding
In boarding, awaiting transport to rescue

MYAH (SC)
$100 – HW treatment
Currently in foster, undergoing HW treatment

New Hope Cattledog Rescue (CO)
$100 ($40 earmarked private donation + $60 ARF) for taking:

TRAVELER (CA)
In foster, awaiting furever home

FOXY & BLUE ( TX)
In foster, awaiting furever home

ROSE aka SHEILA ( MO to OH)
$150 – surgeries paid by foster family
Currently in foster, waiting for furever home

BRUMBY’S PUPPIES (SC)
$125 – General expenses
Currently in short-term foster, need long-term foster or furever homes

PEANUT (SC to NC)
$275 ($200 earmarked private donations + $75 ARF – June & July) – Mange treatment, boarding
Currently in short-term foster, looking for long-term foster or furever home

NICK (NC to PA)
$100 – boarding, vetting
Currently in foster, awaiting furever home

BINDY (SC to IN)
$75 (35 ARF + $45 earmarked private donations) - boarding
Currently in foster, awaiting furever home

PENDING NEEDS:

SHELBY & PUPS (TX)
$TBD – HW Treatment, staph infection (Shelby), general expenses (pups)
Shelby currently in rescue, awaiting spay/HW treatment. Pups adopted.


Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – the PayPal address is [email protected], or you can make out a check to me and send to:

PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS

Note on your check “for ARF” or “for AuCaDo Rescue Fund”. Checks are deposited into the PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Please note that at this time donations are not tax-exempt. But they are very, very good for the heart! 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" notice every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

Also, if you can help with any of the fostering needs above, please contact us.

THANK YOU, with many tail wags and sloppy kisses!

Sincerely,
Eileen, Laurey, Di, and Mel - your ARF team

littleroads
09-01-2008, 05:39 PM
Wow, what a month!!

There were a LOT of medical needs in August. ARF has tried to help as best we were able, and while the needs were great, we hope that our donations at least give some encouragement to those dealing with high vet bills.

First of all – our heartfelt condolences to Kristina Krickbaum, a long-time rescue supporter, in the loss of her sweet ACD Lily, who was diagnosed with Lymphoma earlier in August. Sadly, Kristina had to help Lily to the Bridge this past weekend. Bentleys glowing softly to light the way for Lily. We had $100 earmarked for Lily’s treatment, but Kristina has asked us to donate it to another dog in need in memory of Lily. Thank you, Kristina and Lily, what a wonderful gesture.

$75 to Rockwall Animal Rescue in TX for Shelby, who is HW+ and also had a staph infection after giving birth to 8 puppies. The puppies were all adopted; Shelby was recently spayed and is beginning heartworm treatment. We are happy to report that her staph infection was brought under control.

$100 to Sarah McLain for Cheyenne, her little foster girl with the big ears from Rockport, TX. Cheyenne had been in ill health since shortly after her rescue, and sadly, despite Sarah’s best efforts to help her, went to the Bridge in August due to an unknown illness. Distemper was suspected. Our Bentleys are also glowing for little Cheyenne, and for Sarah.

$75 for Dixie in Asheville, NC for heartworm treatment. She is currently being fostered in South Carolina and is doing well. Dixie is awaiting a furever home.

$75 + private donations for Mariel & her 6 puppies, rescued at the last minute, the day after her pups were born, from the Gaffney, SC gassing shelter. Currently being fostered, loved on and spoiled rotten by Mary Langer in Texas.

And last but not least, a special case…Katy. In mid-August, Katy was in the Brazoria, TX Animal Control with a broken leg. The shelter felt it was a clean break, and we decided to try and help. It turned out that Katie needed a plate and pins put in. ARF was just about out of funds, but donors stepped up to the plate in a BIG WAY and raised over $900 toward Katie’s surgery. She came through with flying colors, and is currently being fostered in Angleton, TX by a non-ACD rescue who also offered help. [Side note – we’d like to get Katy into a quieter place for recovery. The independent rescuer who has her also has many other special needs dogs, and it is not too quiet, and Katy’s really not getting enough one-on-one. She also needs follow-up care (x-rays) on her surgery. If you can help, PLEASE contact me at [email protected] ([email protected]).]

With ARF still low on funds, members also privately donated to Rusty in Ohio, who has a HUGE tumor, and is being rescued by AUCADO ACD RESCUE of Michigan & Ohio.

Still in need – Sweetie Pie, a 10-year-old owner surrender in Longview, TX who needs a several-week foster and $250 for heartworm treatment before she can go to rescue in Louisiana. It was supposed to be a 2-week wait, but Hurricane Gustav has thrown a monkey-wrench into plans for transport, and Sweetie Pie will need to stay in foster longer than we’d hoped.

Faces to put to the names:http://tinyurl.com/5nvqeb

The Encouragement Donation of $25 for September goes to Carolinas Rescue & Rehab. They are working hard and trying to help many dogs in an area where the needs are overwhelming. If you can help them with fostering in that area, please contact Melissa Tooley at [email protected]

Please – and I want to stress this - know how very much your donations are appreciated. Thanks to you, these dogs have or had a chance at a healthy life, and at the very least, love and caring owners/fosters while they were here, and your support - financial and otherwise, means so much. So THANK YOU, on behalf of all the dogs!

Please take 5 minutes of your day to make a $5 donation (multiples always welcome!) to help more dogs in need.

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – the PayPal address is [email protected] ([email protected]), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS

Note on your check “for ARF” or “for AuCaDo Rescue Fund”. Checks are deposited into the AuCaDo PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Please note that at this time donations are not tax-exempt. But they are very, very good for the heart! 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" notice every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.



Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, & Eileen

littleroads
10-01-2008, 04:20 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – October 2008


We had a lot of dogs in need this month, but thankfully, not many of them needed financial help – there was more of a need for transport help and foster homes. It was a lighter month for donations, so it worked out well.

Donations this month went to the following:

Rusty, a beautiful red male in Ohio who had a HUGE tumor on his leg. The tumor was removed and found to be malignant, but before the test results came back, Rusty had attacked the vet who worked on him, and caused some severe injuries. Something had snapped in Rusty; the sad decision was made to help him to the Bridge, and he is no longer in pain. The vet who cared for him (& was bitten) was still kind enough to be the one to put Rusty down, and did so with kindness and compassion. He also returned as a donation to rescue the $100 we sent him toward Rusty’s vet bill. What fantastic people, and I think all of us involved were humbled by their caring & continuing commitment to rescue.

Smurf, another Ohio boy and so named because he is a happy blue boy, was rescued from a shelter, and during vetting was discovered to have been shot! He had also chewed off part of his tail, as he had no feeling in it. ARF sent $75 toward his surgery to remove the bullet, and amputate the tail.

Here is an update on Smurf received yesterday:



Hi Eileen!

So sorry for the delay in an update on Smurf. I have been out of town and just got back last night. He got neutered and had his tail removal surgery last Monday - they ended up just doing a tail dock instead of trying to remove the bullet. They worried if they opened up the bullet wound again that they might hit more nerves and he might lose the ability to defecate properly. He is recovering well, the tail is a hard spot to heal a wound and he keeps knocking it open on everything, but it is healing nicely. He is now even happier and bouncier, he has GOT to feel better! And now he has a cute little nubbin. He is like a bull in a china shop with his e-collar on - he keeps taking out other the dogs and every thing off the coffee table and runs into walls, my knees, doorways, and the cat.

On a side note - we had just x-rayed his tail and saw the one large bullet which was the cause of the tail wound. He was re-x-rayed before his surgery in a larger field of vision, and he has buck shot all through him. The only fresh wound he had was the one on his tail, but apparently this poor boy has been shot multiple times.

So he is doing great, we still have him on several different medications and he has some more vaccines to finish up, and again a HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!! for the donation you made. He has been an expensive little boy but every little bit helps!

I have a couple applications in on him and will let you know when he gets adopted!

Barbara
Freckles, from Canton, GA – a little blue deaf pup, was pulled last weekend and put into temporary foster. At the time of this writing, it looks like he will be headed out to Linda Watkins in Oregon. ARF sent $140 for his neuter and vetting. It is reported he is a “cutie patootie”, and hopefully he will find someone willing and able to adopt a deaf ACD pup. (All 3 of those things – “deaf”, “ACD”, and “pup” sound intimidating all by themselves, but all rolled up into one dog? Good thing he’s CUTE!) Did we say he’s CUTE? :D Freckles will need funding for his flight to Oregon.

Rosie – pretty red girl from Longview, TX, was in boarding in Louisiana for quite some time, but has now found a temporary foster back in Texas. Private donations were given for Rosie’s boarding costs. She still needs a long-term foster or furever home; if you can help, please contact Helen Marcus ([email protected]).

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/4ewheo

The $25 Encouragement Donation for the month of September went to Carolina Rescue & Rehab. The $25 Encouragement Donation for the month of October will go to Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter (FOMAS) c/o Cheryl Hutchings. Thanks for all you do!

Please take 5 minutes of your day to make a $5 donation (multiples always welcome!) to help more dogs in need.

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – the PayPal address is [email protected] ([email protected]), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS

Note on your check “for ARF” or “for AuCaDo Rescue Fund”. Checks are deposited into the AuCaDo PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Please note that at this time donations are not tax-exempt. But they are very, very good for the heart! 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" notice every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, & Eileen

littleroads
11-01-2008, 11:56 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – November 1, 2008



WOW!!! An expensive month, and a lot of dogs helped – thanks to your kindness and continued generosity! The question was asked as to how much we typically receive with this fundraiser. Donations vary, of course, month to month and donor to donor, but most donations are between $10 and $20. A typical month brings in approximately $150-$300. Last month was relatively light for expenses, which was lucky for the dogs this month, as we had a little to carry over, and as you can see it was sorely needed!

If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at [email protected]

Donations for October went to the following:

River Vandecar – a handsome 5-year-old boy with lymphoma who lives with a loving family, received $100 from ARF toward his treatment. He was in remission after his first treatment, and has begun his second round of chemo (which is $1600). We hope for continued good reports on River.

Freckles – deaf blue pup from Canton, OH, was flown out to a foster home in Oregon. ARF donated $240 for his flight. He is an energetic young pup, and at last report was doing well and learning manners at his foster home with another dog for company. Freckles is still looking for his forever home. Contact Linda Watkins ([email protected]) if you are interested.

Red female in Eaton, OH – She doesn’t have a name yet, but she’s looking for a home. She’s 4 years old and was surrendered with a red male, because their puppies didn’t sell. She had chain marks around her neck. ARF sent $50 for her spay to make her more adoptable and keep her from having more puppies. She’s sweet and needs a forever home – but NO CATS PLEASE! Contact Sjoukje Janssen ([email protected]) if you can give this girl – or the male - a loving home.

Dexter was a young pup taken from a hoarding case in Elk County, MO. He was held for many months while the court case was settled, and is FINALLY in transport to a foster (possibly forever) home in Indiana. ARF donated $50 toward his neuter and vet care. A private donation of $100 was also given.

Jessie is a sweet and terrified ACD mix who was surrendered to a kill shelter in Summerville, GA with her 5 pups. Jessie is supposedly 8 MONTHS OLD. She tried to hide behind her owner’s legs as he left her and asked for the laundry basket back that had been holding her pups. The pups went to a rescue in the northeast; Jessie was pulled at the last minute and was flown out to a foster home in California. ARF sent $170 toward her flight and $61 for her crate for the flight. Private donations funded the rest of the flight, and her vetting. We hope for a wonderful home for Jessie where she will be loved and pampered as she deserves after her sad life.

Nakoni, now known as Joe Buck, is a beautiful blue boy who was surrendered to the Roicy Duhon shelter in Lafayette, LA. Due to the animals that come in, they are a high-kill shelter but rescue-friendly. After some networking, Buck found an adopter in TX, and transport is being arranged to get him there. He was sick when surrendered, and had to be boarded, neutered, and treated for respiratory infection before traveling. ARF donated $80 for his pull fee and boarding, and private donations of $136 were given for neuter/vetting.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/5nrdsd

Updates on a couple of last month’s dogs:



Smurf, the happy blue boy with the bullet wounds and injured tail, had successful surgery and was adopted!



Rosie – pretty red girl from Longview, TX, was in boarding in Louisiana for quite some time, and ended up being a failed foster; it didn’t take long for her to win over her “short-term” foster once she got out of boarding. She is so very happy to finally be in a home of her own!


The $25 Encouragement Donation for the month of November goes to Flying K9s Herding Dog Rescue in Ohio. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Please take 5 minutes of your day to make a $5 donation (multiples always welcome!) to help more dogs in need.

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – the PayPal address is [email protected] ([email protected]), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS

Note on your check “for ARF” or “for AuCaDo Rescue Fund”. Checks are deposited into the AuCaDo PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Please note that at this time donations are not tax-exempt. But they are very, very good for the heart! 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" notice every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel

littleroads
12-01-2008, 08:14 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – December 1, 2008



We’ve gone international! Two dogs helped this month are in Australia! Donations for November went to the following:

Snoopy – ARF donated $131 + private donations to this little 7 month old Australian pup for vetting and boarding – Snoopy is safe in rescue and waiting for a forever home.

Tinka – a pretty 6-year-old blue girl in Hawkesbury, Australia needed rescue and surgery for some terribly bad hips that are causing her a lot of pain. ARF donated $100 toward her surgery. The rescuers have committed to helping this girl as much as they possibly can. More funds will be needed for surgery before Tinka will be ready for adoption.

Ozzie – Oscar was rescued from the high-kill Cartersville, GA shelter in October, and in November he was flown out to his foster in Maine (who adores him!) by Animal Rescue Flights. Ozzie was neutered once he got there, and ARF contributed to $123 to cover that. His foster covered the rest of his vetting. Ozzie is available for adoption.

Scooter – an ACD mix who was sprung from a kill shelter in Lavonia, GA in his 13th hour (held over twice because of his sweet personality), made his way to Ohio through the kindness of several ACD community members, and is on his way to Homeward Bound Rescue in MN. The plan is to send him to MN via Animal Rescue Flights on 12/6. ARF donated $50 + private donations for neuter/vetting/boarding. Scooter is looking for a forever home.

Kelly – a pretty blue girl in a kill shelter in Carthage, IL – pulled on her last hour and sent via ground transport to the Minnesota Valley Humane Society, was adopted by a shelter volunteer there! ARF donated $115 for Kelly’s pull fee/vetting/spay.

Candy – in Metropolis, IL was pulled for rescue and tested high positive for heartworm. ARF sent $100 for help with Candy’s treatment. Once she finishes treatment, Candy will be ready for a new home.

Carter – a CUTE puppy from the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area, came down with parvo shortly after being pulled by rescue. ARF donated $100 for parvo treatment, and we are happy to say that at last report, Carter was recovering! Carter will continue to recuperate in rescue, and then will be looking for his new family.

Jessie (now Georgie) - a sweet and terrified 8 month old ACD/BC mix who was surrendered to a kill shelter in Summerville, GA with her 5 pups. Georgie went to a wonderful new foster in Washington who thinks that Georgie is just a living doll. ARF sent $85 to cover Georgie’s spay to make her adoptable.

Greta – a pretty red ACD mix in Murfreesboro, TN. She was found stray by a nice family who took her in, treated her for a case of mange, and has been trying for many months to find her a home. She looks mostly ACD, but there’s a little something else in there, so no rescue has been able to take her. The family has four dogs of their own, plus other pets; they wanted to go on vacation but were stretched for boarding costs; ARF donated $50 for Greta’s boarding so this family who has been trying so hard to do the right thing, could enjoy a Thanksgiving vacation. Greta is also looking for her forever home.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/67a4eu

Updates on a couple of last month’s dogs:



We told you last month about Joe Buck, a beautiful blue boy who was surrendered to the Roicy Duhon shelter in Lafayette, LA. After some networking, Buck found an adopter in TX, and transport was arranged to get him there. We are sorry to report that shortly after arrival, Joe Buck had a massive seizure and due to the possibility of distemper, it was decided to end his suffering. We are still raising funds to pay his adoptive mom’s vet bills. Approximately $500 is still needed.



Freckles – deaf blue pup from Canton, OH, was flown out to a foster home in Oregon. An energetic young pup, we are happy to say that Freckles was adopted to a wonderful home where his new owner is dedicated to making life with Freckles a very busy and happy one!



Reba - Eaton, OH, is still looking for a home. She’s 4 years old and was surrendered with a red male (“Cash”), because their puppies didn’t sell. She had chain marks around her neck. She’s sweet and still needs a forever home – but NO CATS PLEASE! We’d like to see Reba and Cash adopted together. Reba has been spayed, Cash has been neutered.



Dexter – FINALLY made it from being held for a court case (hoarding) in Elk County, MO to his foster home in Indiana. He has interest from a potential adopter.

There are two $25 Encouragement Donations for the month of December, and they go to Diana Moffatt’s rescue – AARRFF in Oregon, and Michael Stumpff’s Tennessee Valley Cattle Dog Rescue. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

We suspect that donations may be low this month, due to the Christmas expenses that everyone has. But there are still a great many pups in need of a Christmas miracle. Please, if you can spare 5 minutes and $5, donate to help one of them who is not as fortunate as the ones who live with you - if not to us, then to a rescue or shelter in your area.

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to [email protected], or you can make out a check to me and send to:

PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5/month. (We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving!) Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

A warm and blessed holiday season to you and yours, both 2-legged and 4-legged. November brought a happy Thanksgiving for a number of dogs. Let’s see if we can give some Christmas blessings to a few more. (Also, if you have any gently used pet supplies – toys, blankets, towels, collars, leashes, bowls, etc., please consider donating them to your local shelter or rescue. Thanks!)

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel

littleroads
01-01-2009, 12:57 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – January 1, 2009



Here is a wonderful year-end tribute to the dogs you helped in 2008. It was compiled by our ARF team member Laurey McElroy, and allows you to see, once again, a great number of the dogs who were helped by your kindness and generosity in the past year. DON’T EVER THINK YOUR EFFORTS, NO MATTER HOW LARGE OR SMALL, DO NOT COUNT!!
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=fEc3fKkROjU

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:http://tinyurl.com/9fbokh

Donations for the month of December went to the following:

Scooter - $50 transport. Scooter made his way from a kill shelter in Lavonia, Georgia to temp foster in Ohio, where he spent nearly a month due to an uncooperative Mother Nature – and FINALLY made it to Homeward Bound Rescue in Minnesota on New Year’s Eve via an Animal Rescue Flight. Scooter’s foster drove him all the way from Ohio to Indianapolis to meet up with the wonderful pilots who flew him to rescue.

Joe Buck – $100 vetting. From Lafayette, LA, his story was told in the November newsletter. Joe Buck passed away of a seizure shortly after reaching his adopter; ARF is continuing to help with the vet fees still owed.

Maverick – $125 boarding. Maverick was an owner turn-in who also happened to be heartworm positive, and his Canadian breeder could not take him back due to the expense of treatment there. We worked and found a rescue for him in Minnesota where he is currently in foster, doing extremely well, and is beginning his heartworm treatment now. [Edit - I stand corrected! Maverick was picked up as a stray with no ID, and was in impound when rescued. - EL]

Windy (now Joey) - $240 earmarked donations. Saved from a South Carolina kill shelter with a broken pelvis and broken tailbone, Joey was rescued on his 13th hour and made a soft-bedded transport to a foster in New York, where he is recovering very well from his injuries. Karen reports he is a sweet, sweet boy who will make someone an awesome companion!

Dexter - $50 vetting for diagnosis of IBD. Dexter was rescued from a hoarding case in Elk County, MO and is currently safe in foster. He does have some digestive issues, and was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Disease. ARF sent $50 to help with the tests for his diagnosis.

Four ACD puppies from Midland, TX – ARF $225 + $425 earmarked donations – These pups were offered rescue in Portland, OR, and after a lengthy & trying time of attempting transport, they FINALLY reached their destination in late December and are currently in foster care. This was an expensive one – health certificates for all four pups and separate crates due to airline regulations, but they made it, and thanks to our donors have a chance at a wonderful new life!

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of January goes to Rocky Mountain Cattle Dog Rescue in Colorado - THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

January, unfortunately, brings no let-up in the number of dogs needing help. The poor economy and housing crisis seem to be bringing dogs to shelters in record numbers; we’ve seen a big jump in the number of owner surrenders and abandonments.

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to [email protected], or you can make out a check to me and send to:

PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!). And we’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

May 2009 bring you the peace and security we wish for these dogs as well.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel

littleroads
02-01-2009, 11:03 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – February 1, 2009



If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at [email protected]

January – a new start to a new year, and hopefully a new start for many dogs. It’s been a tough financial year, and no doubt it has affected many, if not all of you. We are continually grateful for any help you are able to give the cattledogs in need, even if it is just good thoughts, prayers, or glowing Bentleys.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:http://tinyurl.com/ak6sr9

Donations for the month of January went to the following:

Joe Buck – $100 vet bill. From Lafayette, LA, his story was told in the November newsletter. Joe Buck passed away of a seizure related to distemper shortly after reaching his adopter; ARF is continuing to help with the vet fees still owed.

Maverick – $100 heartworm treatment. Maverick was found as a stray with no ID when he was rescued from impound. He was also heartworm positive. We found a rescue for him in Minnesota where he is currently in foster, doing extremely well, and is receiving his heartworm treatment now. Maverick is still looking for a forever home. Contact Midwest Animal Rescue Services if you are interested in adopting Maverick. Petfinder link - http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=12702786 & his home page at Midwest: http://tinyurl.com/bjbzx9 .

Sammy - $200 for surgery and reward money. Sammy in South Carolina appears to be a cattledog mix, and was the victim of a horrific cruelty case; he showed up as a stray about 10 months ago, and a local family starting feeding him. He stayed around, but then went missing for two days – someone reported a dog wandering the neighborhood with bulging eyes. Sammy was taken to the Marion Shelter who contacted Noahs Ark Rescue in Okatie. He was taken to the vet, and the vet felt he had been beaten so badly that both of his eyes ruptured. Sammy has had surgery for eye removal and is recovering in a foster home. The perpetrator has not been caught, but Noahs Ark Rescue is continuing an investigation, and we hope for Sammy’s sake, and for the safety of other animals – and people – out there, that whoever did this will be caught and severely punished. Sammy remains a loving, trusting dog despite his horrific injuries. He is still in need of funds. Here is a link to his updated story – please be aware that some of the pictures (toward the bottom of the article) are very graphic:
http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/SAMMY.html

Sydney in Missouri - $36. We were contacted by the family who owned Sydney, a blue male cattledog who was having seizures. His current owners are having financial problems and could not afford to take him to the vet. ARF offered $100 toward a vet visit – but as it turned out, the vet was aware of Sydney’s previous owner who did not keep him on meds for epilepsy, so they did not charge this family for the office visit, only for the phenobarbitol, which was $36 for a 2-month supply. ARF was happy to pay this small amount to get this dog back to health, and the family has found another home for Sydney where they will be better able to care for his condition.

PENDING -
Dixie in Mississippi – Dixie was given as a gift to one of our forum members. However, Dixie has some health issues, including a very large lump on her neck which appears to be a fatty tumor or cyst. Her owner, although she loves Dixie very much, knew that she could not afford the care that Dixie needs. So we found someone to take Dixie, and she will be vetted, spayed, checked for heartworm, and have the lump on her neck biopsied and removed. ARF will be contributing funds for her treatment and recovery.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of January goes to New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue in Arizona - THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to [email protected], or you can make out a check to me and send to:

(PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS)

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!). And we’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Thank you again, for your help in the past year, and your help in the coming year, in whatever capacity you are able.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel

littleroads
03-01-2009, 11:39 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – March 1, 2009

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February – the month of hearts and love, and it epitomizes the feelings we have for our own furry friends, as well as those we try to help.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:http://tinyurl.com/d545dk

Donations for the month of February went to the following:

Joe Buck – $100 vet bill. From Lafayette, LA, his story was told in the November newsletter. Joe Buck passed away of a seizure related to distemper shortly after reaching his adopter; ARF is continuing to help with the vet fees still owed.

Tucker - $85 boarding. Tucker is the cutest little red guy in Oregon whose time was up and just didn’t have a place to go. Tucker was pulled and put into boarding, and there are some very determined folks working hard to find him a place to be loved and cared for.

Josie & Deuce - $70 foster expenses. Josie & Deuce are two out of four ACD mix pups born to Brumby, a purebred ACD. The other two pups were adopted, but Josie & Deuce are still in foster care, and ARF is helping with expenses for their care for one month.

Whittlesea Veterinary Clinic in Whittlesea, Australia - $200 for bushfire animal victims. Because so many of our forum members are from Australia, and because it is where our beloved cattledogs originated, we wanted to send something to help the many animals, including cattledogs, who were injured/burned in the devastating bushfires in Australia in February. The kind folks at Whittlesea Veterinary Clinic are desperate for funds for supplies so that they can continue treating the animals free of charge. We are happy to help with this small donation.

Texas Cattledog Rescue - $100 toward their 501c3. They have been KICKIN’ BUTT with adopting dogs this year, and getting their 501c3 will open many doors for them! YOU ROCK, LADIES – our hats off to you!

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of March also goes to Texas Cattle Dog Rescue - THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to [email protected], or you can make out a check to me and send to:

(PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS)

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!). And we’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Thank you again, for your help during this “month of hearts and love.”

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel

littleroads
04-01-2009, 02:23 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – April 1, 2009


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March – springtime, the season of hope and new beginnings… We are hoping many rescue dogs will find their new beginnings this month, with your help…

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:http://tinyurl.com/dmgbwg

Donations for the month of March went to the following:

Dixie in Mississippi - $56 vet bill. Dixie was given as a gift to one of our forum members. Dixie had some health issues, including a very large baseball-size lump on her neck that was thought to be a fatty tumor or cyst. Her owner, although she loved Dixie very much, knew that she could not afford the care that Dixie needed. So we found someone to take Dixie, and she was to be vetted, spayed, checked for heartworm, and have the lump on her neck biopsied and removed. Sadly, Dixie had more health issues than was originally thought; she passed away while in the vet’s care on February 24th. A necropsy was declined, but from the bloodwork and x-rays, the vet felt that Dixie had congestive heart failure, and possibly cancer as well. ARF contributed funds toward her bill. Rest in peace, sweet Dixie.

Lemur & Shyia - $50 pull fee. These two were in a kill shelter in Rocky Mount, NC, and were pulled literally, in the nick of time, by a group of wonderful volunteers who went absolutely above and beyond to save these dogs. At this writing, Lemur has an adoption pending, and Shyia is in foster care with ACDRA.

Ginny, Emily, Oscar, and Peppers - $50 transport. Ginny was in a shelter in Noble, OK, and the other 3 were in a Horry County, SC kill shelter. All were pulled and went to Bunny at Rocky Mountain Cattle Dog Rescue in Denver, CO via CareTransport, with a little help from coordinator Josie (thanks Josie!). Ginny has already found her forever home!

Joey – $325 x-rays/neuter. Joey was brought to foster in New York from a kill shelter in SC last fall, with a severely broken pelvis. He has been healing while in care, but when he went in for his 6-month checkup and x-rays, it was found that the injuries were much more severe than first thought, and Joey will need more surgery. Donations will continue to be needed to help this sweet boy.

Fiona and Axel – $50 foster care help. Two 10-year-old owner surrenders in a kill shelter in Orange County, CA, were pulled at the last minute for foster by a volunteer. ARF contributed to help with expenses while in foster care.

Dottie - $50 Tail amputation. Perhaps one of the saddest cases we’ve seen, 4-month-old Dottie’s “owners” decided to try to dock her tail using rubber bands. Needless to say, infection resulted, and since they didn’t want to take her to the vet, she was taken to the Hobbs Animal Shelter in NM, where a kind staff member took her to a vet for tail amputation. ARF contributed to her bill, and as of today, Dottie has an adoption pending!

Upcoming needs:

Kumar in Pennsylvania – Kumar is a blind & deaf ACD mix whose owner adopted him from a kill shelter. Kumar’s owner is having financial problems and Kumar has recently started having seizures. ARF will pay for a vet visit and some phenobarbitol, if that’s what is needed to get him back to good health.

Ruby – Goldsboro, NC – Ruby needs eye surgery. She was injured, and the “owner” never took her to the vet for treatment. She has no eye left, just a hole that was never sewn up. The “owner” dropped her off at Animal Control, saying, “she is a good dog but doesn't want to work anymore..so she would be good for breeding.” GGGRRRRR!!! Ruby is going to foster, but will need funds for her eye surgery.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of April goes to Blue Crush Rescue in Asheville, NC - http://tinyurl.com/cek3q3 - THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! As are all of our rescues, they are always looking for more foster homes. Please contact Martha Hicks if you can help - [email protected]

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to [email protected], or you can make out a check to me and send to:

(PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS)

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations (less Paypal fees) go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!). And we’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Thank you again, for your help during this month of hope and new beginnings…

Your ARF Team – Eileen, Laurey, Di and Mel

littleroads
05-01-2009, 12:42 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – May 1, 2009

If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at [email protected]

This month, we would like to thank all those who have donated to ARF in the past, and a special thanks to those who have been steady donors, even through these trying financial times. If the dogs don’t know about your generosity (but we really think they do!), we send appreciation on their behalf.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/cdb3jy

Donations for the month of April went to the following:

Kumar - $108 – diagnostic vet visit/meds. Kumar is a sweet blind/deaf cattledog mix who was adopted from a kill shelter by one of our forum members. When Kumar started having seizures, and his owner was having financial trouble that put Kumar in jeopardy – and knowing how hard it would be to find another loving home for him, ARF paid for Kumar’s exam and bloodwork to test for epilepsy. His owner reports he has not had a seizure since his meds were started.

Cindy (now Emmy) – $100 pull fee & vetting.Cindy was in a shelter in Columbus, NC, the last of a litter that the breeder couldn’t find a home for. Although they were full, they couldn’t bear to see Cindy euthanized, and she was pulled in the nick of time by Janet through Carolina ACD Rescue & Rebound, renamed Emmy, and is waiting for her forever home. Contact Carolina ACD R&R if you are interested in Emmy – [email protected]

Rusty – $75 leg amputation. Rusty was in a pound in Springfield, MO with a badly injured leg. Rocky Mountain Cattle Dog Rescue stepped up to help Rusty; he was vetted and had his leg amputated. ARF helped with the vet costs of amputation. Rusty arrived at RMCDR in Denver, CO earlier this week.

Spot - $50 Transport.Spot is a red ACD mix who, along with his Great Pyr buddy, kept leaving his owner’s yard in Lockwood, MO. (Funny how they do that with no supervision.) Finally the owner got new dogs and told neighbors if the old ones came back he would shoot them! Spot and the Pyr were rescued by some good Samaritans who caught them before they could return “home”, and Spot went to Rocky Mountain Cattle Dog Rescue along with Rusty this week.

If you are interested in Rusty or Spot, contact Bunny ([email protected]) at RMCDR (www.rmcdr.com (http://www.rmcdr.com/)). Both are reported to be sweet dogs who, with a little manners training, should find great homes.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of May goes toMonica Larner who founded AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan (http://acdrescuemi.tripod.com (http://acdrescuemi.tripod.com/)).THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! As are all of our rescues, they are looking for more foster homes. Please contact Monica – [email protected] if you can help.

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to [email protected], or you can make out a check to me and send to:

(PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS)

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations (less Paypal fees) go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!). 5 x $5 will pay for a pull fee, or vaccines; a health certificate for travel; a low-cost spay or neuter; a heartworm test; a bag of dog food for a foster dog; boarding for 3 nights. So you see, EVERYTHING helps.

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel

littleroads
06-01-2009, 09:30 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – June 1, 2009


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HOLY HEARTWORM!!! ‘Tis the season for mosquitoes, and their nasty parasites have showed up with a vengeance in dogs needing help this month… If you live in a mosquito-heavy area and you haven’t already done so, please see your vet and get your dog on some heartworm preventative!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:http://tinyurl.com/pfbthj

Donations for the month of May went to the following:

Susanville, CA – LOLLY – $105 Transport, vetting
Lolly is a 12-13 year old blue female who was dumped in the overnight box at the shelter with her “seeing-eye” puggle companion. Lolly is mostly blind. The puggle was adopted. Lolly was rescued by a foster for Pet Adoption Network (& a hero in my eyes!) whose heart went out to a senior dog in need. It was found that Lolly also has liver failure, but she will be spending whatever time she has left being spoiled, cared for and loved at the foster’s home.

Sikeston, MO – BONNIE - $100 Heartworm treatment
Bonnie is a cute little blue girl who was rescued at the last minute by a volunteer at the Sikeston, Missouri pound. She is currently in foster and being treated for heartworm; she was to head out to RMCDR after her treatment was complete, but now has an adoption pending in Minnesota!

Denver, CO – BAMBI & ANNIE (now SASSY) – $100 parvo treatment
An outbreak of parvo nearly claimed the lives of Bambi and Annie, but thanks to some wonderful rescue folks, and the staff at Alameda East who would not give up on them, they have recovered, and have both been adopted!

Denver, CO – DARBY – $100 Heartworm treatment
Darby is a sweet little red boy currently in foster with RMCDR. He is also being treated for heartworm, and we are shining Bentleys for a full recovery.

Spartanburg, SC – KATY (deaf) – $85 Vibrating collar to replace stolen one
Katie is a little tornado in ACD clothing, who also happens to be deaf! Her foster mom ordered a vibrating collar for help in training her, but it was stolen from her mailbox…a very generous anonymous donor sent a donation through ARF to cover the cost of a replacement.

Cartersville, GA - “GEORGIA FIVE” - $105 Vetting
FIVE ACD’s showed up at the shelter in Cartersville, GA, and thanks to the super-hero efforts of several of our Carolina ACD R&R ladies (& one in particular who shall remain nameless – thanks, Mel!), these five all found fosters at the very last minute! One was adopted “right out of the box”! :D

Goldsboro, NC – SADIE - $65 Heartworm treatment
Sadie’s road to rescue has been a rough one. There were problems from the start – miscommunication, poor communication, non-communication – and a lot of frustration. But poor Sadie doesn’t know any of that. Her bright, hopeful eyes and invaded little heart just know that she needs treatment for heartworm, and someone to love her and care for her. ACDRA has taken her under their wing to help find that someone. ARF has donated $75 so far, and we hope to raise more to help Sadie overcome all the obstacles she’s had to finding a forever home.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of June goes toPet Adoption Network (Linda Watkins) in Portland, OR.THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! As are all of our rescues, they are looking for more foster homes. Please contact Linda – [email protected] if you can help.

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to paypal @ aucado.us, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations (less Paypal fees) go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel

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littleroads
07-01-2009, 02:39 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – July 1, 2009


If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at [email protected]

If this looks familiar, it’s because it is a repeat of last month’s plea - HOLY HEARTWORM!!! ‘Tis the season for mosquitoes, and their nasty parasites have showed up with a vengeance in dogs needing help again this month (as well as last)… If you live in a mosquito-heavy area and you haven’t already done so, please see your vet and get your dog on some heartworm preventative!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:http://tinyurl.com/mxkokg

Donations for the month of June went to the following:

Goldsboro, NC – SADIE - $85 Heartworm treatment
ARF was able to contribute $85 more to help Sadie overcome all the obstacles she’s had to finding a forever home. She has made her way to a foster for ACDRA in Virginia and is being cared for and treated. Paws crossed for a forever home for Sadie once she is recovered! If you are interested in Sadie, please contact ACDRA at [email protected]

Sikeston, MO – BONNIE - $100 Heartworm treatment
Update: Bonnie is a cute little blue girl who was rescued at the last minute by a volunteer at the Sikeston, Missouri pound. Bonnie’s pending adoption in Minnesota fell through, so she received heartworm treatment in Hays, KS and then made her way to RMCDR in Denver, CO, where it is reported she is an ABSOLUTE DOLL and should be very easy to place. ARF sent another $100 to complete her HW treatment. If you are interested in Bonnie, contact Bunny at www.rmcdr.com (http://www.rmcdr.com/).

Washington, NC – SHELBY - $100 Heartworm treatment
Shelby is our miracle girl. Ready to pop her puppies any day, she was sprung from the shelter at the last minute, and delivered to her foster home in NY in record time. Good thing too, because her nine puppies were born the day after arriving! Shelby was heartworm positive as well as pregnant, and as soon as she is able, will be receiving HW treatment. Once her puppies have been weaned and she has been treated, she will be ready for a forever family to love and care for her.

South Carolina - FINN - $100 Vetting
Finn came to the shelter thin and malnourished & with other health issues. Carolinas Rescue & Rebound took him in and are nursing him back to health. ARF donated toward his vet bill. He is a beautiful friendly boy with quite the personality, and a rather strong prey drive. He loves bellyrubs! If you are interested in Finn, please contact Carolina R&R at [email protected]

Rittman, OH – BAIL - $100 vetting
“Bail” came in as a stray, and after his hold time was up and he was unclaimed, AuCaDo Rescue in Ohio took him in. He has an old femoral head break, which will need surgery to repair. He is also heartworm positive. ARF donated $100 toward his surgery/treatment. Estimated costs for surgery are $800-$1000 and $250-$500 for HW treatment. If you are interested in helping Bail, please contact Corene at [email protected], or www.cowdogrescue.com (http://www.cowdogrescue.com/).

Cartersville, GA - BECKA – $100 vetting
Poor little Becka came in as a stray. She was so sweet the shelter gave her some extra time to find a rescue or home; Carolinas R&R took Becka in also. She was spayed before she left, but unfortunately it was a bit of a botched job, and little Becka is still very sick with infection. She is currently under a vet’s care, and ARF sent $100 toward her treatment. Once she is well, she will be looking for her forever home.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of June goes toCarolinas Rescue & Rebound.THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! As are all of our rescues, they are looking for more adopters and foster homes. Please contact [email protected] if you can help.

Donations to ARF can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to paypal @ aucado.us, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

(PEE MAIL ME FOR SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS)


Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations (less Paypal fees) go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel

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littleroads
08-01-2009, 09:26 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – August 1, 2009


If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at [email protected]

The Dog Days of Summer – that’s what it seems to be…not weather-wise (very cool here), but in regard to cattledogs needing help with unexpected illnesses and surgery, nearly all of which involved some very large vet bills. So as you can see from the stories below – ALL donations are MUCH NEEDED & GREATLY APPRECIATED!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:http://tinyurl.com/nx5u56

Donations for the month of July went to the following:

BECKA – additional $100 for vet bills (Becka’s vet bills were over $1100) – Becka was featured in last month’s newsletter as a rescue being fostered through Carolinas Rescue & Rebound. It was touch and go for her for quite some time as she had spiky fever, a nasty cough, and a swollen belly from a spay gone bad. After several vet visits and overnights, she stabilized, and has been on the upswing ever since! Becka has been adopted (actually a failed foster!) – her foster mom couldn’t bear the thought of her walking away with someone else, so Becka is HOME FOR GOOD. J

WILLIE - $100 leg amputation (Willie’s vet bills were $962) - Willie came into the Hobbs, NM shelter with a horribly mangled rear leg, which had been in bad condition for quite some time. Matt & Jenn from California, who had earlier adopted a rescue ACD, took this guy in and made sure he got immediate surgery to remove that leg, which was badly infected and stunk to high heaven. They covered the cost of his amputation while we try to raise money for him, and are fostering until he is recuperated enough to be neutered and go to a rescue or his forever home. We can’t thank them enough for helping this sweet boy! Last report is that he is recovering well and is now a very happy, lovey boy in spite of the bad hand (paw) he was dealt, who will make someone a WONDERFUL companion! ontact Matt & Jennifer ([email protected]) if you are interested in Willie!

LASSIE (aka Lizzie Borden) - $200 vet bills (Lassie’s vet bills were over $1700) – Lassie (aka Lizzie Borden) had a very rough start in life. This terrified, shell-shocked little girl must have been hit and thrown around quite a bit – when rescued she was afraid to be handled – and her response was “fight”. She’s come a long way in her 6 months of fostering, but then became very ill, needing IV’s and catheters – another “touch-and-go” case who, had she not turned the corner when she did, may have been put down to ease her misery. But turn the corner she did, and is now on the mend – her vet bills, however, were over $1700. We still need to raise money for Lassie, and she is still looking for a forever home where she will know she will never be hit or thrown around again. Contact Linda Watkins ([email protected]) if you are interested in Lassie.

SKEETER & SKIBO - $170 ($85 each) – Courtesy listed by Carolinas R&R, Skeeter & Skibo were left behind when a hospice patient died. Living chained outside the patient’s home, they were taken in by a hospice worker who is trying to find homes for them. Carolinas R&R helped get them spayed and neutered before listing them – ARF covered the $85 each cost. Contact [email protected] for more information on Skeeter and/or Skibo.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of August goes to Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter.THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! As are all of our rescues, they are looking for more adopters and foster homes. Please contact Cheryl Hutchings ([email protected]) if you can help.

It is with much sadness that I report the passing of our dear friend and forum member, Consuelo “Chelo” Murray, of Dallas, TX. Chelo was an oncologist – a cancer specialist, and she died of the very disease she tried so hard to cure. She had a passion for helping the homeless, and spent her life rescuing people and dogs. I just know she had one heck of a welcoming committee at the Bridge, including her heart-dog, “Doggo”, who passed away shortly before she did. May her life be remembered as one of caring and compassion; she will be sorely missed. Donations in her memory may be sent to the StrayDog Sanctuary in Gun Barrel, TX (http://straydog.org/Donations.html).



Chelo’s last post to us included this: “The dogs have been very quiet and supportive, not minding the invasion of the strangers quite as much as they have in the past. They are my earth-bound angels, proving to me once again, that they are indeed God's messengers, even if they don't have physical wings or visible haloes. I am a blessed woman, indeed.”

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And we were blessed by you, Chelo.


Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to paypal @ aucado.us, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

(PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS)

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations (less Paypal fees) go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel

littleroads
09-01-2009, 10:23 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – September 1, 2009


If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at [email protected]

It was an odd month. We had waaaay more dogs needing homes than needing money – good for our fund, but not good for the dogs. Due to these bad economic times, they are coming in waves, and it seems like all we can do it put our finger in the dike… But for a few lucky dogs, the fingers are lifesavers! If you’ve been considering fostering or adopting, we urge you to check into it now. The need has never been greater.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/n7jdyc

We had only one ARF contribution this month, and sadly, it went toward vet bills and cremation fees for a very special funny little old cattledog mix named Axel. Axel never did find her forever home, but thanks to a wonderful woman who didn’t want to see her spend her last days in a shelter, Axel was able to have a soft, warm, dry place to stay with people who loved her, until she passed to the Bridge due to liver failure.

We had set aside funds to help a little 16-week-old red ACD puppy in a Missouri shelter en route to RMCDR in Denver. But he ended up succumbing to parvo before we even had the chance to help him get well. RIP, little Marshall, I hope Axel took you under her furry, feisty cattledog wing.

A possible/pending need – two cattledog sisters were pulled at the last minute from the Cartersville, GA shelter to go to rescue in Minnesota. They were surrendered by a very tearful family whose mom and dad both lost their jobs, and as a result, their home. We were glad to be able to let this family know their beloved dogs would be safe. The girls need health certificates and possibly boarding funds to get them on their way.


$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of August goes to Flying K9s Herding Dog Rescue.THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! As are all of our rescues, they are looking for more adopters and foster homes. Please contact Sjoukje Janssen ([email protected]) if you can help.


Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to paypal @ aucado.us, or you can make out a check to me and send to:


(PEE MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS)

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations (less Paypal fees) go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel
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littleroads
10-01-2009, 07:01 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – October 1, 2009


The month of August brought travel and vetting expenses for ARF dogs in need in southern states. We continue to hope that one day the numbers of those dogs will go down, but some days it is so overwhelming! We thank doG for those who open their hearts and homes to those with warm fur and cold noses who “are the closest thing we’ll ever see to angels on this earth”.

If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at [email protected]

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:

$117 – STORMY (SICDR) – spay/vetting - Stormy was pulled by SICDR from a southern Indiana county animal shelter where she had been surrendered by her owner, along with 2 mixed breed pups. She tested positive for heartworms, and needed vetting. ARF was happy to be able to help with Stormy’s vetting. She is a sweet and happy girl who loves attention. If you are interested in Stormy, please contact Robyn – [email protected]

$100 Transport GA to IL – PEBBLES & PEPPER –– Ground transport GA to IL, Animal Rescue Flight IL to MN. These two pretty sisters lost their home when both their human mom and dad lost their jobs and their house. Pulled from the Cartersville shelter, they made the long trip from GA to rescue in MN. Pepper has been adopted to a lovely family with another ACD, and Pebbles has a solid adoption app pending.

$195 SHORTY - $55 pull fee, $10 health cert, $125 flight costs – Shorty is an ACD mix, going from a high-kill shelter in Ohio to foster in Oregon. A dog most would have rejected because his ears don’t stand up, we think it’s neat that his foster mom saw past his ears to his heart and decided to take a chance on him! Shorty has had some health problems since arriving in CA, including a heavy parasite load and severe diarrhea, and is currently under a vet’s care. Shorty will need more $$ for treatment of his illness, which at this point has not yet been diagnosed. Glowing Bentleys also needed for this special little guy with the marvelous temperament who had such a rough start in life; as of this writing, his status is improving.

$175 MARBLE – Marble is an adorable “cattleboxer” mix puppy who was on death row in Asheville, NC. Marble found an all-breed rescue in Siren, WI, and is awaiting transport to WI. ARF, along with an anonymous donor, paid for Marble’s boarding costs during his quarantine period and treatment of kennel cough. Now recovered, Marble’s transport was postponed once for lack of drivers, and we are still trying to get him there. Only Indiana legs still needed! Contact Martha ([email protected]) if you would like to see a run sheet, or might be able to help. Marble may need more $$ for boarding until he can catch his ride!

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of October goes to Rockwall Animal Rescue in Rowlett, TX. They take in all breeds, but Meri Lou has a particular fondness for ACD’s and has helped us with a number of cattledogs needing rescue.THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! As are all of our rescues, they are looking for more adopters and foster homes. Please contact Meri Lou ([email protected]) if you can help.

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to [email protected], or you can make out a check to me and send to:

(PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS)


Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out a "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team – Di, Laurey, Eileen & Mel
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littleroads
11-01-2009, 01:28 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – November 1, 2009



If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at onestarfish @ gmail.com.

In this fall season of reflection and thankfulness, we want to thank all of you who have donated to ARF this past year, and a very special thank you from the heart to our loyal readers and list members who send a donation faithfully every month, even in these very tough economic times. A heartfelt thanks also to those of you who have asked to receive this newsletter, and sent prayers and good thoughts to the dogs in need if you did not have the means to send dollars. ALL are appreciated, and very gratefully accepted. We have been able to help 50 dogs and encourage 10 rescues so far this year! This is a wonderful testament to the love you have for these exceptional dogs of ours, and the people who work so hard to save them. This is an extraordinary cattledog community, and we are proud and humbled to have worked with you!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/yks7rsl (http://tinyurl.com/yks7rsl)

SHORTY - $132 vet bills – Shorty is an ACD/hound mix, who went from a high-kill shelter in Ohio to foster in Oregon. Shorty had some health problems once he arrived in OR, including a heavy parasite load and severe diarrhea, but has recovered well and already been adopted!

DAKOTA - $20 vetting – Dakota, a little blue ACD pup in Asheville, NC was pulled and went to foster; however, while there he was injured while play-fighting with another dog, and is now recuperating from head injuries. A private donation covered most of the expenses for that, but ARF sent $20 for his initial pull fee and vetting. Dakota is recovering well and will be looking for a new home at the end of November. Rumor has it he is quite a little spitfire! Contact Martha Hicks (marthahicks1 @ bellsouth.net) if you are interested in Dakota.

HERO - $100 vetting, boarding – Hero is at this writing en route to Australian Cattle Dog Rescue in Illinois. Stuck in a shelter in Franklin, GA, he was pulled, vetted, and boarded while awaiting transport – ARF contributed $100 toward his expenses.

Update on MARBLE - an adorable “cattleboxer” mix puppy who was on death row in Asheville, NC, found an all-breed rescue in Siren, WI, back in September, and made the long transport on Oct. 3/4. Reports are that he is a neat little guy with no behavior problems who should have no problem finding a forever home!

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of November goes to Tennessee Valley Cattle Dog Rescue in Tennessee. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! As are all of our rescues, they are looking for more adopters and foster homes. Please contact Michael Stumpff (acdresq @ gmail.com) if you can help.

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (note new address!),or you can make out a check to me and send to:

(PEE-MAIL ME FOR ADDRESS)


Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel
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littleroads
12-01-2009, 10:21 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – December 1, 2009



If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at onestarfish @ gmail.com.

Our Christmas wish, as it is every year, is that all needy cattledogs find love and a forever home tucked into their stockings. It’s a very tall order for Santa Paws, but we’re trying our best to help, one dog at a time. Your dollars go to help one more become just a little bit more adoptable, or to help an owner in need so that their rescue dog does not end up in a shelter ever again. Our continued THANKS for the blessings you bestow on cattledogs in need with your faithful donations. Blessings to you this holiday season!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:http://tinyurl.com/yaopa9t

DEXTER – $150 vetting - Dexter, a senior cattledog mix was found as a stray in California, and the Good Samaritan who picked him up found him a foster home which, fortunately for Dexter, turned out to be a forever home as well! As it turned out, Dexter had some pretty significant health problems, including enlarged heart, liver and prostate, and some kidney damage. He is too old for surgery, but his loving new mom has had many tests done and will manage his conditions and give him a soft place to lay his head for the rest of his days. Here is her latest report: “Despite a truly stressful day for Darling Dexter today (fainted twice, then a visit to the ER for some veterinary EKGs and new medication to control his ventricular arrhythmias), he is a happy boy with a joy for life and a will to live.” Blessings on her for taking in a senior and special needs dog!

KENGA – $100 spay, HW treatment – Kenga is a 2yo blue male who was in temp foster, and needed spay and heartworm treatment. His temp foster found a good deal on both, but needed some funds to help with that, so ARF was glad to send some $$ to get this guy well, and he is now a Carolinas R&R foster and available for adoption! Contact carolinasrescue @ yahoo.com if you are interested in Kenga.

PARIS – $200 vet bills - Paris is a foster failure ACD mix who had some very serious lung problems that racked up some big vet bills for her owners. As has been happening all too often in these economic times, both lost their jobs and were having trouble making payments. ARF sent a donation directly to the vet to buy them some breathing time – literally! Paris included!

PARVO PUPS - $275 – There were 3 little ACD pups in Texas who had a foster home ready and waiting, but two of them came down with parvo, and the third was at risk. Treatment was $60/day/pup. Sadly, two of the three did not make it. Here is an update on the little blue pup, namedPhoenix:

The last puppy (the little girl) is doing great…no signs illness...she is eating, drinking, playing and just happy. I am really hoping things stay this way and she will be ok…so far so good tho...I am giving her antibiotics and cooking rice/boiling chicken for her to eat. I also bought something called Parvaide...it’s a liquid I’m giving her. She had a huge appetite...and she constantly wags tail and wants to lean/rub up against legs…she is so sweet. Yes, we are watching her very closely and have high hopes she will be fine. Thank you for the donations! That was a life saver in the literal sense. Please share with everyone and here are a few recent picture taken this Thanksgiving morn.. Phoenix is eating, drinking well and wants so badly to get out and romp and play with my other fosters. I keep asking her to please be patient.
Julie
Thank you to everyone who cared enough to donate for this sweet girl.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of December goes to Australian Cattle Dog Rescue - Illinois. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! As are all of our rescues, they are looking for more adopters and foster homes. Please contact Sue Christiansen (blueysacds @ hughes.net) if you are thinking of volunteering or adopting.

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to donations @ acdrescuefund.net, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

(PEE-MAIL ME FOR SNAIL-MAIL ADDRESS)


Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

P.S. Our “poster dog” for this month is representative of the ACD mixes and “misfits” who, like the inhabitants of the “Island of Misfit Toys”, are especially in need of loving homes. If you are thinking about adoption, please consider an ACD mix or special needs dog.

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littleroads
01-01-2010, 01:32 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – January 1, 2010


If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

It’s been quite a year. In all, your donations helped 58 ACDs and ACD mixes to have a better life - for pull fees, travel costs, vet bills, heartworm treatment, etc. I think that’s incredible. An Encouragement Donation also went each month to our rescues who do so much for these dogs. My hat is off to each and every one of you who helped in any way, and I hope it encourages you to continue in 2010, in whatever manner you can. Spread the word! Collectively, many “littles” make a LOT, and as mentioned later in this newsletter, “Just One Dog” saved is many times the result of “just one person” who reaches out.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:http://tinyurl.com/yae2qot (http://tinyurl.com/yae2qot)

MICK - $100 – Heartworm treatment
Mick wandered into a yard of a rescuer in South Carolina, and with no owner to be found, Carolina Rescue & Rebound accepted him into a foster home. He was a pretty sick little boy – having hook, whip and roundworms but was treated for those, and then it was found he was also heartworm positive! ARF contributed $100 toward his heartworm treatment. Mick is recovering and looking for his furever home. Contact Carolinas R&R (carolinasrescue @ yahoo.com) if you are interested in Mick.

MAX - $100 – Vet bills / gastrointestinal problems
Max is a little blue ACDx puppy who was tortured by 3 punks and swung by his tail into a trash can full of water to drown. Taken in by a woman and her son in Shreveport, LA, Max has a loving home, but also some health problems; after his recent round of vaccinations he got very sick and disoriented. He was treated at the vet’s, but is still not 100%. ARF donated $100 to help with the vet bills, which are estimated at $600-$700 at present, and Max may need more care to recover completely. This is a hardship for the mom, who is a widow and lives with Max while her son is in Iraq. At this writing we are waiting to see what Max’s future needs are.

HOPE - $125 - severely injured – www.thepuppyhope.com (http://www.thepuppyhope.com/)
Hope is a little red 3 month old Australian cattledog puppy that was turned in to a local vet’s office after she was found in a box on the porch of an abandoned house in a high-crime neighborhood. Suspicion is that she may have been used as a bait dog. She had extensive bite wounds and little body mass; however, the perfect foster home was found to help her recover from her injuries. She will need several surgeries and much TLC. ARF sent $125 to help with her recovery; her blog is above, and there is a Chip-in for her expenses.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of December goes to One Heeler At A Time Rescue in Pierceville, IN - THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! Diane recently took in a beautiful blue boy with an injured leg, “Willison” (now Jake) from an Alabama shelter. There is a wonderful video going around now, called “Just One Dog” – that beautifully epitomizes Diane’s efforts (& is really what all of our rescue efforts are about): http://www.blip.tv/file/3014054 (http://www.blip.tv/file/3014054)

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to donations @ acdrescuefund.net, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and I will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel


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nuthinflatranch
01-13-2010, 10:26 PM
Personally I like to donate more than $5. I won't say how much, but I figured out that I would gladly give an hour of my time per month to this cause, did a little math to get how much I make per hour after taxes, and donate that much to ARF at [email protected]

I started doing that a couple of months ago, after donating some to a specific dog that needed help. I had some angst afterwards about helping that particular dog, and not any of the others needing help just as bad. I watched the decisions that ARF was making on who to help, and decided that I trust them to do the right thing with the money, and donating through ARF actually takes me off the hook of having to make those decisions myself.

So all you ARF angels, don't thank me, it is I who thank YOU.

littleroads
01-14-2010, 12:08 AM
Well, we DO thank you - and all the others who are willing to send their hard-earned $5 (or more) to us! We couldn't help dogs without all of you, so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

littleroads
02-01-2010, 01:28 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – February 1, 2010

If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

A new year, and new hope in 2010 – much needed for those cattledogs who find themselves in precarious situations, looking for forever homes and for new owners who will give them the love and care they so very much want and deserve. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your support in 2009, and we hope to continue helping need ACDs throughout the coming year!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we would like to launch the “Puppy Love Project”. Does your sweetie usually get you some flowers, candy, or jewelry for Valentine’s Day? Or truck toys, tools or widgets? Why not consider asking them to donate those $$ in your name to your favorite rescue or shelter instead? (Or a portion of? Or in addition to??) J It’s cool, because not only are you helping pets who definitely need a helping hand, but it supports the hands-on rescue angels who work so hard to stem the tide of homeless pets. We’d like to hear your stories of Puppy Love!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/y8jaznf

MIKE - $25 Heartworm test
Mike was a 5-year-old blue male with tipped ears who was an owner surrender in Marathon County, WI. We found a rescue who requested HW status on Mike; this shelter rarely tests for heartworm, but on our request, a shelter volunteer paid out of her own pocket for the test. Not only was Mike high HW+, but while at the vet’s he showed an extremely aggressive side that had not presented previously. It was the vet’s and shelter worker’s decision to have Mike humanely euthanized as he would no longer have been a candidate for adoption. ARF reimbursed the shelter worker for the cost of the HW test. RIP, Mike.

MAX - another $100 – Vet bills / gastrointestinal problems
We reported on Max in our January newsletter. Max is a little blue ACDx puppy that was tortured by 3 punks and swung by his tail into a trash can full of water to drown. Taken in by a woman and her son in Shreveport, LA, Max has a loving home, but also some health problems; after his recent round of vaccinations he got very sick and disoriented. He was treated at the vet’s, but is still not 100%. ARF donated $100 to help with the vet bills, which were approximately $700. This was a hardship for the mom, who is a widow and lives with Max while her son is in Iraq. She spread the payments over several credit cards; ARF sent an extra $100 to help her and her son with those bills. At last report, despite an inconclusive exam, Max is finally eating again and seems to be recovering.

SKYE – $175 – spay, vetting
Skye was found as a stray in Peachland, NC. She is currently on a courtesy listing with Carolinas R&R. Skye needed spay and vetting that the Good Samaritan who found her could not afford, so ARF sent $175 to help with those costs. The Good Samaritan continues to care for her while she waits for her forever home. If you are interested in Skye, please e-mail carolinasrescue @ yahoo.com.

PRINCESS - $100 – spay, heartworm treatment
Princess, a cute little ACD/terrier mix, was in a shelter in Abbeville, LA. She was pulled by a shelter worker, but needed spay and heartworm treatment. She is currently in boarding, but will be going into a foster home for her treatment, and will most likely be adopted by that foster home if she fits in well! ARF sent $100 to help with the cost of her treatment.

MARLEY - $145 – heartworm treatment
Marley is another little ACD/terrier mix who came from the same shelter as Princess. She was pulled at the same time and is also currently in boarding, and like Princess, also needed spay and heartworm treatment. A generous donor covered her spay, and ARF sent $145 to cover the cost of the heartworm treatment. She will tentatively be headed to a rescue as soon as she completes her HW treatment.

ATHENA - $250 – surgery, wheelchair
Athena is a 2 year old female red heeler who is currently in foster care in Meridian, ID. She is the mother to Josie, Pebbles, Raven and Dash, all of whom have been adopted. Athena has at one time had both of her back legs broken and not properly cared for. One back leg has healed straight and is not used while the other back leg healed at an angle. Athena is able to walk, although with an unsteady gate and is not able to run. A wheelchair has been donated to Athena for the cost of shipping ($40-$75), and she will need x-rays and surgery to repair whatever can be salvaged of her legs. Her foster mom reports that she is the sweetest girl who loves to have the side of her face and tummy rubbed. She has a wonderful non-dominant and loving temperament. Athena will be available for adoption after recuperation from surgery. If you are interested, please contact Carol at adoptioncoordinator @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of January goes to Pet Adoption Network (via Linda Watkins) in Oregon - THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! Linda has been a very busy woman lately – the number of ACD’s in need on the west coast has been overwhelming, and Linda and her crew continue to work hard to find homes for the many, many ACD’s in need there.

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – make a PayPal payment to donations @ acdrescuefund.net, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Australian donors who don’t have Paypal can contact Di Edwards (dedwards @ acdrescuefund.net) for banking details or where to send a cheque.

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

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littleroads
03-01-2010, 07:56 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – March 1, 2010

If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

There were a variety of needs this past month, including pull fees, flight costs, and parvo treatment. Other things ARF has helped with in the past are health certificates, vaccinations, heartworm tests, surgery costs, and boarding, among others. There are many ways you can help rescue; monetary donations are always needed, but you can also start a toy/leash/blanket drive at work, volunteer at your local shelter one day a month to walk or wash dogs, arrange a play-date for rescue dogs in your area for some socialization, post flyers for your local rescue to advertise their dogs in need…LOTS of ways to help – be creative! Even the smallest things can help – donate a bottle of bleach, a ream of paper, or a pack of stamps to your shelter or rescue. As we like to say, “A lot of littles make a lot!” Thanks for all the things you do, big and small – EVERY effort for the dogs is appreciated!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/y8q6jls


UPDATE ON ATHENA from February -
Athena is a 2 year old female red heeler who is currently in foster care in Meridian, ID. Athena has at one time had both of her back legs broken and not properly cared for. One back leg has healed straight and is not used while the other back leg healed at an angle. Athena is able to walk, although with an unsteady gate and is not able to run. A wheelchair has been donated to Athena for the cost of shipping ($40-$75), however, it has been determined that surgery will not help her legs. Her foster mom reports that her disability does not slow her down much though, and that she is the sweetest girl who loves to have the side of her face and tummy rubbed. She has a wonderful non-dominant and loving temperament. Athena is now available for adoption. If you are interested in this dear special needs girl, please contact her foster mom, Carol, at adoptioncoordinator @ gmail.com.

PATCHES - $25 pull fee. Patches is an 8-year-old female ACD mix, an owner surrender who was pulled on her last day and is currently in Georgia, awaiting transport to Hulls Haven Rescue in Canada. She is a dominant female, but with time and good management, she has settled in and is now doing fine with her temp-foster’s dogs. She LOVES people, and has very striking colors! Pretty Patches is up-to-date on shots and is heartworm negative. She has a lot of life in her yet! If you think Patches might be the dog for you, contact Sally at hullshaven @ yahoo.ca.

LAREDO - $200 flight costs. Laredo was a young male stray who was taken in by her new dad in Oklahoma about 6 months ago. But Dad got his deployment orders to Japan, and is leaving in March. Unfortunately, Laredo could not go along; a very kind lady in New Jersey offered to provide a foster or forever home for Laredo, and after they talked extensively by phone and e-mail, and the woman was approved by ACDRA, Laredo flew out to make himself at home on the east coast. ARF paid $200 to help with the flight costs and crate to get him there; we were pleased to be able to help a U.S. soldier have one less worry when he is overseas.

FOXY FINNEGAN - $250 Parvo treatment. Cute-as-a-button Foxy Finnegan, a little red ACD mix, was pulled from a shelter in Whiteville, NC on his last day. He did very well in the temp-foster home until about the 3rd day when he stopped eating. His condition continued to deteriorate, and when taken to the vet, he tested strong positive for parvo, on top of having a high hookworm load. At this writing he is undergoing treatment, and has a good prognosis since he is a bit older. ARF contributed $250 toward his bill.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of March goes to Flying K9s Herding Dog Rescue (http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/71395.html) in West Milton, OH, c/o Sjoukje Janssen. Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal a payment to donations @ acdrescuefund.net, or you can make out a check to me and send to:


Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Australian donors who don’t have Paypal can contact Di Edwards (dedwards @ acdrescuefund.net) for banking details or where to send a cheque.

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel
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littleroads
04-01-2010, 06:34 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – April 1, 2010

If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

“ONE MORE…”
Those of you involved in rescue know there are many days when you think to yourself, “I just can’t do this anymore.” “I have to take a break.” “There are too many, I’m not even making a dent.” These are daily thoughts for those “in the trenches”, the ones doing the hands-on work in pulling, vetting, and caring for these dogs, and even those who are networking. The days revolve around finding those who might have one more spot into which they could squeeze one more dog in an already full house, find one more hour in their already too-full day, pull one more dollar from an already empty pocket, fit one more crate in an already full car, make one more phone call before closing, send one more e-mail before bed, in hopes of saving just one more dog… But what keeps them going is one more foster, one more adoption, one more donation, one more volunteer, one more word of thanks from someone whose life they’ve touched through the dogs they save…

So please, just one more time, thank those you know who work so hard, for following their hearts and doing a sometimes thankless job, for no other reason than that THEY CARE. We are forever grateful!


FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/yfkr29h

$100 – Clover (SICDR in Austin, IN) – spay, vetting. Clover, a pretty blue girl, was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Kentucky. ARF helped with the cost of her spay, as there seemed to be an inordinate number of unspayed females rescued this month and spay costs were high. If you are interested in Clover, contact Robyn Adair – [email protected]

$30 – Bee (Vermillion, LA) - transport. Bee, a pretty blue female ACD, & Bella (kelpie) were marked Urgent in a high-kill shelter in Louisiana. Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter in CT spoke for them, and they are scheduled for transport to CT this week. ARF contributed $30 for gas money to a transporter for her help in getting them to Arkansas, and another $100 toward paid transport to get Bee (& Bella) safely to CT. If you are interested in Bee, contact Cheryl Hutchings – [email protected]

$100 – Dillion (SICDR in Austin, IN) – Dillion, an older blue gentleman, needed the usual vetting and neuter, but he also came with a nasty tumor on his foot that was not healing and needed to be removed. ARF sent $100 to help with the cost of the tumor removal. If you are interested in Dillion, contact Robyn Adair – [email protected].

$150 – MS Pearl (Mobile, AL) – spay, transport. MS Pearl is a young deaf blue female whose owners could not care for her properly. Aucado-MI offered to take her if transport could be arranged. ARF contributed $150 toward her flight fee and spay once she arrived in MI. MS Pearl arrived on 3/25. If you are interested in MS Pearl, contact Monica Larner – [email protected]


$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of April goes to Rocky Mountain Cattle Dog Rescue in Denver, CO (www.rmcdr.com (http://www.rmcdr.com/)), c/o Bunny Eisele. Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal a payment to donations @ acdrescuefund.net, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Australian donors who don’t have Paypal can contact Di Edwards (dedwards @ acdrescuefund.net) for banking details or where to send a cheque.


Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs except Paypal fees. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

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littleroads
05-01-2010, 12:16 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – May 1, 2010

If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

First of all – a very special THANK YOU to all those who responded to our plea for extra donations this month. About $200 extra was raised to help those dogs mentioned in the plea. Updates are below.The little family in Chesterfield was pulled and is being fostered privately until transport. They may still need funds for vetting/boarding, but that is not definite yet.

The bottom half of this newsletter remains unchanged with basic information for all who read it. Most of you who have been receiving this for some time probably ignore it now. J But this time, in addition to the last paragraph at the end of the newsletter, I am also asking “up here” for help – not MONETARY help, but IDEA help. We have a very dedicated core of donors who give faithfully every month, and a few who give whenever they can – and we are so grateful! Every month, however, it seems we use up just about all funds available – which is as it should be, and is our goal – however, the needs are growing greater every month, and our funds are not. Note that I said this is NOT a request for more money. To those who give on a regular basis, you are more than generous with your giving, and we never want you to feel that we are “begging”, nor do we ever want anyone to feel obligated; everyone gets way too many requests “begging” for monetary help as it is in these tough times. This is a request for IDEA help - we would welcome new ideas and creative input for fundraising so that we can help more dogs when we get requests. So if you have any ideas on anything we could do as a group or as individuals, please send them to me, and please also let me know whether you would mind if I shared them via this newsletter; perhaps what might not work for one person/group might be just the ticket for another. Recently we have been receiving, on average, approximately $350-$450/month. It sounds like a lot. But if we have 4 requests for help in a month, that will usually use up all or most of the available funds. So your thoughts and ideas are welcomed! (And if anybody comes up with a sure-fire cure for irresponsible owners while you’re at it, we welcome that too!)

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/22wwmrb

$100 – Benny in Elgin, SC – hip surgery
Benny was pulled by Carolina ACD Rescue & Rebound & is recuperating well from surgery.

$75 – Texas Pete - flight from TX to adopter in NC
Texas Pete was in a Texas kill shelter; his smiley face caught the attention of an approved adopter in NC. TCDR helped facilitate his flight.

$250 – Sheila in Chatsworth, CA – leg surgery
Sheila was rescued by Love 4 Canines and is recuperating from surgery on her broken leg. There is still a $1100 balance on her bill.

$150 – 2 ACD pups – flight from TX to foster in OR
There was a litter of five 7-8 week old pups found in a box by the side of the road near Wichita Falls, TX. They were taken to the local Humane Society, and the two that are left are scheduled to fly to a waiting foster home in Oregon on May 5th. Pictured is one of the two pups.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of May goes to New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue-Arizona, c/o Shannon Stevens. Thanks for all you do!

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Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Australian donors who don’t have PayPal can contact Di Edwards (dedwards @ acdrescuefund.net) for banking details or where to send a cheque.

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs except PayPal fees. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

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littleroads
06-01-2010, 06:56 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – June 1, 2010


If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

In response to some feedback, it was requested that donation information be put toward the top of the newsletter. So I will try that starting with this issue. Any other feedback, either on this newsletter or on ARF is always welcome.

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Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs except PayPal fees. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

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I had one suggestion for fund-raising, and that was from someone who is willing to try making some good quality booties for those active dogs who need a foot covering, or for some protection during recovery. We’ll let you know when those become available.

I am also doing a custom address label fundraiser for ARF; a picture of your dog(s) – or any other subject you’d like – on a sheet of 30 labels. Yeah, you get a lot of those freebies in the mail, but these are soooo much “cooler” because they are of YOUR DOG! J Price is $1/sheet of 30 labels, +$2 shipping per order. E-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com for an e-mail sample. If you are interested, send me a picture, with the address you would like on the label, and let me know whether you would prefer block or script print. I’ll send a proof, and then finals on approval. Allow 2-3 weeks for workup and delivery.

Here are the dogs you helped this month:

$200 – Chesterfield Mom and pups – Chesterfield, SC. Mom and her litter of 8 pups were scheduled to go on a transport to rescue on the east coast, however, the puppies came down with parvo while in foster care. One was lost, but the others are now recovered, and arrived at their rescue this past week. ARF donated for their vetting.

$94 – Sunday (now Sunny) – Harlan, KY. We were alerted to this dog in mid-May by a rescue volunteer. Sunday had recently had pups, and the pups were transported to rescue, but Sunday was left behind. A foster home was found in Wisconsin, and things came together quickly. Sunday was transported to a temp foster, and then to her long-term foster last week. ARF sent $94 to cover her initial vetting and HW test – unfortunately, it was found that she is HW+, and we are in the process of locating a rescue-friendly vet in the area, so that she can begin her treatment.

$130 - Harley – Winchester, VA. Harley came to our attention via an e-mail from his owner, asking for help with surgery for a dislocated hip. The owner had rescued Harley from a neighbor several years ago and has been a responsible owner, but has had some hard times, and the $$ for treatment was unavailable. ARF along with another rescue has contributed funds to help with diagnosis and surgery for Harley’s condition, which took place this past Friday. His owner reports that he is expected to wear a sling for several weeks, and recover fully with no other surgery necessary.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/22m8cqw

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of May goes to Blue Dog Rescue in CT (https://sites.google.com/site/blueheelerdogrescue/ (https://sites.google.com/site/blueheelerdogrescue/)), c/o Ruth Lack. Thanks for all you do!

In the coming month, we have two pending needs so far – “Bubble Gum” (aka Blue), a young pup in Sioux City, IA with an ear condition diagnosed as “Polyps with sebaceous hyperplasia, connective tissue and mixed inflammation”. He had one surgery to remove the largest nodules, but will need one more surgery to remove the remaining nodules, at a cost of $125-$175. Before and after pics here - http://tinyurl.com/29h9a45. This little guy is also looking for an adopter or another rescue!

Also, we were notified of a domestic abuse situation about a month ago, where the owner had to move to a shelter quickly; and for safety reasons she had to relinquish her dog to the local humane society, where they are holding him until she can raise funds to fly him to her new location. This is estimated at approximately $100. The circumstances have been verified and we would like to help if possible. The shelter is donating the crate; flight funds are all that is necessary to get this dog safely back into his owner’s arms so that he doesn’t end up staying at the shelter.

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

Check out label sample here:

littleroads
07-01-2010, 07:20 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – July 1, 2010


If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

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Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.

Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs except PayPal fees. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

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This month saw fewer donations, and fewer dogs in need, but with more expensive needs than most – surgeries were the “expense of the day”, and quickly used up available dollars.

Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/29h9a45

Toby – $100 ear surgery. Toby, a 3-year-old ACD in Iowa with an ear condition that caused him to have large nodules grow in his ears to such extent that it greatly affected his hearing. ARF contributed $100 toward Toby’s second surgery; he is now being fostered by BCRMN (Border Collie Rescue of Minnesota).

Rusty Red – $520 eye removal surgery. Rusty, a red male ACD in California who was rescued and adopted by a kind woman who saw the deplorable conditions he had been living in; one of his eyes had been scratched by a cat and never treated…Rusty Red is blind in that eye, but really needed to have it removed due to the pain it was causing him, but his new owner could not afford the $1000+ surgery. ARF donations were close to being used up by this point, but donors stepped up to the plate in a mighty way, and thanks to the wonderful generosity of many people, we raised the $520 needed to cover the remainder of what was needed for his surgery.

Sheila – $100 – surgery/heartworm treatment – Sheila, a senior blind cattledog rescued by Carolina ACD R&R, was found to have pyometra once in rescue. She had several surgeries to correct this condition. She had other parasites as well, and was also diagnosed as low heartworm positive. Looking into her sweet old blind eyes, they could not turn her down. We would like to raise more funds to help with the expenses incurred by Carolina R&R in caring for Sheila.

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$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of July goes to Rockwall Animal Rescue in Rockwall, TX, c/o Meri Lou Mahoney. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX1158.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX1158.html) .

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This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

To all of our donors – past, present and future – THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

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littleroads
07-16-2010, 12:45 PM
I sent Meri Lou's $25 Encouragement Donation, and this is her reply. She does not have a Paypal account, but if anyone is so inclined, checks can be mailed to the address below:



Thank you so very much for this wonderful honor and know that every penny we receive will go to a good cause. Currently this is what we a facing

20 dogs in rescue
4 puppies testing high positive for parvo
1 pup that is needing heartworm treatment
1 baby that is going to have heart surgery on Tues.
Working on getting Erin Land's two heelers into a safe environment/foster after she pased away on Mon.

Meri-Lou Mahoney
1800 Avonlea Dr.
Rockwall, TX 75087

Please thank everyone in your group for me

littleroads
08-01-2010, 02:12 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – August 1, 2010

If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

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Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net, or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.

Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs except PayPal fees. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

Please check out our ARF website: http://www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/)

Please help spread the word about the ACD Rescue Fund! The need always outweighs our resources; we are so grateful to those who continue to contribute to our effort to help these deserving ACDs and ACD mixes. If you are happy with the work we do, please let others know about our need for donations! Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. Four paws up to our donors!

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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/26omnky (http://tinyurl.com/26omnky)

Sam (Womelsdorf, PA) - $100 vetting – An older rescue, Sam was diagnosed with gastroenteritis, a UTI, and kidney problems, incurring a bill over $1000 for diagnostics and treatment. Sam’s owner rescued him 3 years ago, and she is hoping to have a few more good years with Sam.

Dash (Carolina ACD Rescue & Rebound) - $100 leg surgery – Dash is a puppy who jumped off a bed at his foster home and caught his leg between the bedframe and mattress, resulting in a femoral fracture of the growth plate. Pins were inserted to stabilize his leg. He is recovering well, and his greatest challenge seems to be keeping calm & quiet! (Yeah, right, he’s an ACD!)

Ranger (Portland, OR) - $150 – Enlarged heart and Grade 3 heart murmur. Ranger was a Texas pup who came to Oregon to find a new home. He’s 2 now; his wonderful mom and dad helped him make it through giardia, coccidia, and numerous other parasites, only to find out that he has an enlarged heart, a Grade 3 heart murmur and 3 leaky valves. Basically, he has the heart of a 15-year-old dog. ARF sent $150 toward his vet bill for diagnosis; he will need more for treatment, and we hope to be able to help more, so that this pup will have a quality life for whatever time he has left.
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Update on Rusty Red – Remember Rusty Red, the guy with the eye problem who had the eye removed, thanks to our donors? He is doing very well in recovery. SO well, in fact, that he is escaping his owner’s 6-foot fence, and has been caught twice by animal control, cruising the neighborhood. Rusty needs to be neutered (we’re working on this) and his owner does not have the means to update her fence anymore than she has. She is terrified of losing him to AC and possibly being PTS, and feels that a new home with someone who has more time to spend with him, and a better means to contain him would be his best option. He is a sweet dog otherwise, but we know that an intact, one-eyed escape artist is probably going to be pretty hard to place. Please keep your eyes and ears out for such a rescuer/adopter, and if one should happen to cross your path, contact me and I will put you in touch with the people trying to help Rusty Red. He is in El Cajon, CA.
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$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of August goes to Southern Indiana Cattle Dog Rescue in Austin, IN, c/o Robyn Adair. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/sicdr.html .
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This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

To all of our donors – past, present and future – THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

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littleroads
09-01-2010, 06:36 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – September 1, 2010


If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

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Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.

Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every check donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs except for the PayPal fees. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

Please check out our ARF website: http://www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/)

Please help spread the word about the ACD Rescue Fund! The need always outweighs our resources; we are so grateful to those who continue to contribute to our effort to help these deserving ACDs and ACD mixes. If you are happy with the work we do, please let others know about our need for donations! Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. Four paws up to our donors!
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We had a very generous donation early this month by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. “Use it for good” the person told us, and so they can see below that it has indeed, been “used for good”! Donations like that are not the norm, though…we continue to see an ever-growing need for financial help for cattledogs in need. Even with this large donation, funds were gone by mid-month. So please help us spread the word for this breed we love so much!

Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/27kndqv

Cowboy – Cowboy, a handsome blue male, needed transport from a kill shelter in Alabama to rescue in NYC. ARF sent $100 to help with Cowboy’s transport costs.

Juno – Juno, a pretty red-speckled ACD, needed transport from a kill shelter in Asheville, NC to rescue in NYC. ARF sent $75 to help with Juno’s transport costs.

Hope – Hope, a very nice blue female, needed transport from Asheville, NC to rescue in NJ. ARF sent $75 to help with Hope’s transport costs. Hope has already been adopted, and renamed “Liberty”.

Reba – Reba is an elderly cattledog taken in by Blue Dog Rescue in CT. Reba is HW+, and in addition needed removal of one eye due to deterioration and pressure. ARF sent $150 toward Reba’s medical care. We have since found out that Reba had her first heartworm treatment and two weeks later was found to be pregnant with 5 puppies. Her prognosis and that of the puppies is not good. Please put your Bentleys on high for this dear mama and her babies.

Peepers – Peepers is a sweet elderly cattledog rescued at the last minute for ACDRA, and fostered in NC. Peepers has a variety of health issues, and recently had surgery for removal of 6 mammary tumors. ARF sent $100 to help with Peepers’ vet bills.

Ringo – Ringo is a handsome ACD/GSD mix with a Bentley on the SIDE of his face – but what a handsome boy! Ringo was pulled at – not the last hour – but literally the last MINUTE – for Flying K9s Herd Dog Rescue and is being fostered in Dayton, OH. ARF sent $55 for Ringo’s pull fee.

Newt (ACDx), Pandie (ACD), Lucy (ACD) – All were in a kill shelter in WV. Tammy (now Lucy) was adopted, Pandie went to ACD Rescue in IL, and Newt is on his way to Homeward Bound in Minnesota. Lucy’s adopter lives in MN, and most graciously offered to DRIVE DOWN AND BRING ALL THREE back to rescue – a trip of nearly 2000 miles! This was a huge help to us, as WV drivers are very difficult to find! ARF sent $200 to the adopter to help with gas costs.

Mystery – Mystery, an ACDx and her mother Missy, a purebred red ACD, were in a kill shelter in Americus, GA. The shelter told us that Missy got sick and was euthed. We scrambled to find a foster for “Mistr”, who was originally thought to be a male pup, but when the foster got “him” home, found that “he” was a “she”, and her name was changed to Mystery. It’s a mystery how she got where she was, and a mystery what she’s mixed with, but one thing’s for sure, she’s a sweetheart, and has gone to Homeward Bound Rescue in Minnesota where she awaits her forever home.

2 ACDx pups (unnamed) – A shelter volunteer in Lufkin, TX brought these two pups to our attention. There was a volunteer to take them in Oregon, but we spent 3 weeks trying to work out transport to no avail. Finally, after a few inquiries, Meri Lou with Rockwall Animal Rescue in TX agreed to take them; she was very full already, but made room for these two. ARF donated $75 to help with the vetting costs for these two lucky pups.

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$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of September goes to Love4Canines, c/o Laura in Anaheim, CA. Love4Canines is an all-breed rescue, but Laura has a soft spot for the heelers, and has rescued many. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.love4canines.org/love4canines.html

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This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

To all of our donors – past, present and future – THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

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littleroads
10-01-2010, 06:54 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – October 1, 2010

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This month’s poster-dog photo is in memory of Opie (previously Louie). Rescued by Diana in September, Opie was to become a permanent and beloved member of Diana’s pack. She adopted him, knowing he had hip and knee problems and needed major orthopedic care. His x-rays showed that he had also suffered a significant blow to the right side of his mouth/snout, and during surgery they found numerous old lacerations to his back legs. Unfortunately and very unexpectedly, Opie died while coming out of the anesthesia. Diana sent ARF a donation in Opie’s memory to be used to help another, and we are most grateful for her caring heart. We are honored to help another in Opie’s name. Run pain-free again at the Bridge, Opie, we wish you would have had more time to love your new mom, and we know you will always be loved by her.

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If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.

Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs except for the PayPal fees. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

Please check out our ARF website: http://www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/)

Please help spread the word about the ACD Rescue Fund! The need always outweighs our resources; we are so grateful to those who continue to contribute to our effort to help these deserving ACDs and ACD mixes. If you are happy with the work we do, please let others know about our need for donations! Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. Four paws up to our donors!

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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/2c6mkgg

Libby & JD – Currently in foster with Carolina ACD R&R, both are HW+. ARF donated $100 toward their heartworm treatment.

Rose & Aubrey – A mother and daughteralso HW+, they were rescued by New Hope-Colorado. ARF also sent $100 toward their heartworm treatment.

Mojo & Jojo – Two 12-week old ACD puppies who were taken in by a kind couple in SC; they were the last of a farmer’s litter and were not selling; the couple took them in so they would not be shot or drowned as is all too common for pups in that situation in the area, and had hoped to rehome them. Unfortunately both pups came down with parvo, and despite valiant efforts to save them, they succumbed to that nasty disease. ARF sent $150 to help cover the vet bills incurred while they were sick.

Igor – Igor was left at a shelter in Lancaster, CA – a pitiful red mess of a cattledog with what looked like a broken jaw and a lopsided eye; however, despite (or maybe because of) his appearance this little guy pulled at a lot of hearts! Pet Adoption Network spoke for Igor and got him to a vet for a medical eval. While there he stopped eating and developed a severe nasal discharge. He had many tests done including a blood panel, fecal and fungal checks, all of which were negative, and he was then put on IV fluids and meds. After a week he was still not responding, and the decision was made to end his suffering. Despite his brief time in rescue, Igor stole many hearts and he took a piece of each to the Bridge with him. ARF sent $100 to help with his vet bills, which are still over $500 after that donation. Please contact Linda Watkins if you would like to help pay for Igor’s outstanding bill – [email protected]

Milo – We are holding donations for Milo, a blue heeler in NC who has taken a couple of attacks by a neighbor’s dogs, requiring some serious surgeries. They would like to get Milo into rescue for his safety and are waiting for a spot to open up; meanwhile a fence may help Milo – we are waiting for a decision on that.


Updates on some of the dogs you helped in August:

Hope – Hope, a very nice blue female, needed transport from Asheville, NC to rescue in NJ. ARF sent $75 to help with Hope’s transport costs.
~ Renamed Liberty, she has been adopted!

Reba – Reba is an elderly cattledog taken in by Blue Dog Rescue in CT. Reba is HW+, and in addition needed removal of one eye due to deterioration and pressure. ARF sent $150 toward Reba’s medical care. We have since found out that Reba had her first heartworm treatment and two weeks later was found to be pregnant with 5 puppies. Her prognosis and that of the puppies is not good. Please put your Bentleys on high for this dear mama and her babies.
~ Reba was our poster-dog for September. We are happy to report that she successfully delivered 5 healthy puppies and is a wonderful mama!

Peepers – Peepers is a sweet elderly cattledog rescued at the last minute for ACDRA, and fostered in NC. Peepers has a variety of health issues, and needs mammary tumors removed. ARF sent $100 to help with Peepers’ vet bills.
~ Peepers’ six mammary tumors were successfully removed, and all were benign! She is awaiting transport to her forever home in NC.

Ringo – a handsome ACD/GSD mix with a Bentley on the SIDE of his face – but what a handsome boy! Ringo was pulled at – not the last hour – but literally the last MINUTE – for Flying K9s Herd Dog Rescue and is being fostered in Dayton, OH. ARF sent $55 for Ringo’s pull fee.
~ Ringo has moved to a different foster home due to new job by foster mom; this handsome boy is still looking for his forever home with a very active family!

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$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of October goes to Texas Cattle Dog Rescue, c/o Jenn Greer in Magnolia, TX. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: www.texascattledogrescue.com (http://www.texascattledogrescue.com/).

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This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

We’d like to hear your creative ideas for saving and fundraising! Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

To all of our donors – past, present and future – THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

littleroads
11-01-2010, 06:52 AM
SEE WHO YOU HELPED - November 1, 2010


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This time around, we had several different needs for dogs receiving ARF dollars. There are always a number of dogs we wish we could help, and just don’t have enough funding. From the listings that came across my e-mail this month, it seems that several of them were older dogs who were surrendered when their owners died, and there was no place for them to go but to a shelter. Those dogs have very slim chances of being adopted, if any at all. The serious illness of a dog-loving friend of mine and the recent death of a rather young rescuer in Texas have made me very aware of this issue. So I will make my plea to PLEASE MAKE PROVISIONS for your dog(s) should something happen to you! Don’t say, “Yes, I really should do that,” and then put it on the back burner. DO IT!! JUST DO IT!! Update your will. Write up instructions. Tell loved ones where that information is, and make sure they understand your wishes! We just never know when our time is up – usually we outlive our dogs, but you just never know when the reverse might be true. We never want our dogs to end up as some of these poor souls do. PLEASE MAKE PROVISIONS, so that YOUR dog doesn’t end up being one of the ones we could not help!

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If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.

Checks are deposited into the rescue PayPal account, and we will acknowledge by e-mail every donation received. Donations are not tax-exempt, so you are doing this for no other purpose than to give freely from your heart for the good of the dogs. 100% of your donations go directly to the dogs in need; there are no administrative costs except for the PayPal fees. We send out this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter every month, and an accounting of all funds is available on request.

Please check out our ARF website: http://www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/)

Please help spread the word about the ACD Rescue Fund! The need always outweighs our resources; we are so grateful to those who continue to contribute to our effort to help these deserving ACDs and ACD mixes. If you are happy with the work we do, please let others know about our need for donations! Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. Four paws up to our donors!

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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/2dhof3r

Rose – Greenwood, SC - $100 FHO surgery – Rose’s recovery time should be a brief 3-4 weeks. She has an adoption pending for a home in Virginia as soon as she's recovered!

Herbie – Mesa, Colorado - $150 - Pneumonia treatment. Herbie was pulled from MCACC shelter by New Hope-Colorado, Herbie developed pneumonia shortly after arrival and was in intensive care for several days. Herbie’s foster mom reports his x-rays show that his lungs are clearing, he is starting to eat better, and seems to be on the road to recovery.

ACD/BC Mix Female – A sweet girl inChatsworth, GA -Pulled on her last day, ARF sent $48 for boarding til transport to ARRNE rescue in NH, which has been accomplished.

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Updates on some of the dogs you helped in September:

Igor – Despite his brief time in rescue, Igor stole many hearts and he took a piece of each to the Bridge with him. ARF sent $100 to help with his vet bills.
~ Much of Igor’s large outstanding bill was paid by a rescue angel out-of-pocket; if you would like to help reimburse for that, please contact me – ([email protected] ([email protected])) and I will send payment information. Igor is our “poster dog” in this newsletter.

Milo – We are holding donations for Milo, a blue heeler in NC who has taken a couple of attacks by a neighbor’s dogs, requiring some serious surgeries. They would like to get Milo into rescue for his safety and are waiting for a spot to open up; meanwhile a fence may help Milo – we are waiting for a decision on that.
~ Milo’s owners have decided to keep him and put up a fence. They have asked that we use Milo’s money to help other dogs. This has been a frustrating situation for all concerned, but we are hoping that the owners follow through and that Milo will be safe now.

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$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of November goes to Little House Rescue, c/o Cynthia Kocina in Delano, MN. She is a new all-breed rescue but has favored our cattledogs. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=MN309 .

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This fundraiser was started with the idea that $5 is not really too hard to come up with in a month, and we were hopeful that there would be a large number of people who might be willing to donate at least $5 per month (multiples always welcome!).

Donations are ALWAYS VOLUNTARY; we know that times are tight and you may not be able to give every month. We are still happy to send you updates.

To all of our donors – past, present and future – THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

littleroads
12-01-2010, 07:47 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – December 1, 2010


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Hello, ACD Community! We hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving season, and in the rescue community, we have much to be thankful for – people willing to open their hearts and homes to foster or adopt, those willing to pull and transport, those willing to pitch in with some $$ for vetting, and all those who send good wishes, prayers, and positive thoughts to our cattledogs in need.

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

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Our poster dog (above) is “Pilgrim” – a 6-8 year old blue female left in a shelter in Louisville, KY, she is now safe at Braveheart Rescue in Minnesota (www.braveheartrescueinc.com (http://www.braveheartrescueinc.com)). Pilgrim was pulled by Robyn Adair and with the help of many rescue friends, went on transport over the Thanksgiving weekend. Robyn says:

“When I picked Pilgrim up yesterday, Shawn at the shelter said that a woman had come in over the past weekend and ID'ed Pilgrim as her boyfriend's dog, who has apparently gone off to prison for quite a long time. The woman had no interest in claiming Pilgrim & paying the fines to retrieve her. She didn't leave Pilgrim's real name or any other info on her.” Pilgrim is now safe in Minnesota, and looking for a forever home with someone who will love her and cherish her for the rest of her days. If you are interested in Pilgrim, contact Brandi – brandi @ bevcomm.net.

Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/25suys5

Chelly - $200 Heartworm treatment
Chelly (originally known as Kayla) was a Georgia shelter with what they thought was a mammary tumor. A sweetheart of a dog who loves to give kisses, she caught the eye of Diane of One Heeler at a Time Rescue in Indiana. Chelly had surgery for what turned out to be an inguinal hernia, not a mammary tumor, and she was also found to be high HW positive. Upon receiving her, Diane renamed her Chelly (in honor of Chelo Murray who passed away two years ago), and said it is very obvious she has had lots and lots of puppies…She had a second surgery on the hernia, which was successful, but there were some minor complications. ARF sent $200 toward her upcoming heartworm treatment once she recovers from the hernia surgery. Chelly is said to be as sweet as can be, and very much worth saving!

Igor (Rainbow Bridge) - $100 Reimbursement for vet bill. Igor was featured in our last newsletter; he had multiple health problems, and ultimately it was decided it would be kindest to send him with love to the Rainbow Bridge. Igor had a high outstanding vet bill, and ARF sent another $100 toward payment of that.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of November goes to AARRFF in Oregon, c/o Diana Moffatt. Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.

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NOW READY FOR PRE-ORDER: “FAILED FOSTER” T-SHIRTS - $22 INCLUDING SHIPPING

Preshrunk, sizes available:
Youth – S, M, L
Adult – S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Please e-mail me for details: dogstarEML @ gmail.com

To all of our donors – past, present and future – THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Laurey, Di & Mel

littleroads
01-01-2011, 01:10 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – January 1, 2011

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Poster dog – Ashby – 14-1/2 year old male

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Hello, ACD Community!

We hope this New Year brings healthy, happiness, and great treats to you and your dogs!

This month brought a very “mixed bag” of dogs needing help, from seniors to little bitty pups, and healthy to very sick. Our hearts and dollars went out to each of them, and we pray that the new year brings us fewer needy dogs to help, and more donors to help the ones we can.

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/24lvsfz (http://tinyurl.com/24lvsfz)

Pilgrim (now Journey) – Louisville, KY to rescue in MN - $20.75 pull fee
~Pilgrim is an elderly blue female who was pulled from a shelter in Louisville, KY and sent to Braveheart Rescue in MN where she is being spoiled rotten while awaiting her forever home. A local rescuer paid Journey’s pull fee before transport and ARF reimbursed for that.

Graham, ACDx puppy – Louisville, KY - $100 vetting – pneumonia, anemia
~Just a little bitty puppy, Graham was in a veterinary hospital being treated for pneumonia and anemia while in foster care. At last report he was improving and looks forward to a happy, healthy new year, and hopefully a forever home.

Spud – N.E. Georgia - $150 surgery for dislocated hip
~Rescued in the (St.) Nick of time, 10-month old puppy Spud is in a loving foster home in NY while recuperating from surgery for a dislocated hip. And the best news of all just received – Spud will be spending his new year in a new home! He has been adopted!!!

Pups (Teddi) – Tool, TX to Blue Dog Rescue, CT - $100 respiratory – Rainbow Bridge
~Three ACD mix puppies were pulled from a shelter in Tool, TX and were awaiting transport to rescue in CT. Unfortunately, all 3 came down with respiratory illness; 2 passed before transport. One, Teddi, made it to CT only to pass away while under treatment in foster care. ARF sent $100 to help with the vet bills for these three pups.

Jessie – McDonough, GA - $145 pull fee/vetting (respiratory)/boarding – Rainbow Bridge
~Jessie was pulled just before Christmas, but unfortunately he was a very sick little boy. He underwent treatment for his respiratory illness while in boarding, but he also had an enlarged heart, and despite good care Jessie continued to deteriorate. The decision was made to end his suffering and help him to the Bridge.

Bernie – Abbeville, LA to rescue in MN - $175 boarding/vetting
~Bernie is a cute little blue male in Vermillion Parish, LA who was past his hold time and headed for the gas chamber when he was pulled for rescue in MN. He was vetted and is currently awaiting transport; ARF sent $175 toward his vetting and boarding fees.



$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of January goes to AuCaDo-Michigan/Ohio, c/o Monica Larner. Please see their available dogs at http://acdrescuemi.tripod.com (http://acdrescuemi.tripod.com/). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.

Blessings to you all for what you do for the cattledogs in need. We can’t thank you enough.

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
02-01-2011, 07:45 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – February 1, 2011


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Poster dog – Ellie Mae, Fallbrook, CA

Hello, ACD Community!

First of all, please keep the Bentleys on high for our friends in Australia, (and especially for our admins, Di & Carey) who are facing a MONSTER Cat. 4 hurricane today…many of us are facing that nasty midwest winter storm, but it pales in comparison…everyone STAY SAFE, PLEASE!!!

A new year, and more new dogs to help. The need never goes away, and we are so grateful to our donors who continue to help give these ACDs and ACD mixes every chance for good health and new lives with people who will love and care for them for all of their days. We’d like to encourage more people to become part of this effort – it truly is good for the heart! ♥

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

Also this month, please consider joining in the “♥Puppy Love Project♥” – an annual February Valentine effort to help your favorite rescue or shelter. Please consider doing something special this month – make an extra donation in a beloved pet’s name. Donate blankets, leashes, dog or cat food, pet toys, $$ for vaccinations or spay/neuter for an animal. Spread the word on adoptable dogs. Volunteer to be a dog-walker or cat cuddler, or do laundry for a day at your shelter. Do something that will make a difference in a dog or cat’s life. If you’re so inclined, let me know what it was you did and I’ll add it – anonymously if you like – to our next newsletter. No effort is too small, and people are inspired and encouraged by reading others’ stories.

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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/4t48s6y (http://tinyurl.com/4t48s6y)

Caleb - $100 boarding - Love4Canines, Anaheim, CA
Caleb was in a foster home for quite some time, but ended up going back to the rescue after a tangle with the foster’s own dog. The rescue did not have an open foster, so Caleb was in boarding for awhile; ARF sent some $$ to help with that. Great news - we have just learned that Caleb has been adopted!!!

Unnamed Male - $100 boarding/transport – Murray Cty, GA to West Branch, MI
This sweet ACD mix had a rescue ready and a transport set up for him, but it was a month before it filled! ARF sent some help for boarding and transport.

Wilson - $150 parvo treatment – Wilson, NC, ACDRA foster home
Little Wilson was pulled from a shelter in Wilson, NC and was in an ACDRA foster home when he came down with parvo. ARF sent some help for his treatment, and we are pleased to report he is recovering well and beginning to play once again! YAY for Wilson!

Gabby - $175 eye removal surgery – Gilbert, AZ
Gabby, a young heeler family pet in Gilbert, AZ, came down with Valley Fever that settled itself in her eye. Vets have determined that the eye needs removal and are hoping the VF will not spread to the other. The surgery will cost approximately $1300 which the family is struggling to come up with. ARF is trying to raise more funds to help cover the surgery so this sweet girl can live a long and healthy life with her loving and committed family. Surgery is scheduled for February 2nd. Donations for Gabby can be made to ARF (see below), or sent by credit card or snail mail directly to their vet under the account of “Gabby Foote”:
http://www.arizonaanimalwellnesscenter.com/
Arizona Animal Wellness Center
3317 S. Higley Rd, Suite 101
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 988-3660


$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of February goes to New Hope-Colorado, c/o PJ. Please see their available dogs at www.nhcdrescuecolorado.com (http://www.nhcdrescuecolorado.com/). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.


Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
03-04-2011, 07:37 AM
Sorry for being late in posting this here!





SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – March 1, 2011


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Our poster dog this month is Gabby. ARF raised $$ to help with


her eye removal surgery in January.


Hello, ACD Community!

Last month, I put out a note about the ♥Puppy Love Project♥, to try to encourage people to do something special for their favorite rescue or shelter during the month of February. There must have been a lot of behind-the-scenes activity, because I never heard from anyone. So I am assuming that lots of you did something positive and just didn’t want to tell anyone about it. J Hopefully all the good work that you did will continue on past February. Rescues and shelters are all overwhelmed, and need all the help they can get! Get involved in some small way. You WILL be making a difference!

I have a few Failed Foster t-shirts left. Sizes available are (one each) Youth XL, Adult S, M, L, and XL. Price is $22 including shipping, proceeds go to ARF. Please e-mail me if you are interested – first come, first served. Pic: http://tinyurl.com/4ekq92p (http://tinyurl.com/4ekq92p)

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.
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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/4uyywez (http://tinyurl.com/4uyywez)

Abbie - $75 Tooth removal - Love4Canines, Fallbrook, CA
Abbie was rescued from a hoarding/neglect situation where she was one of over 100 other dogs. While she was being vetted, it was discovered she had a tooth that needed removal; ARF covered that part of her expenses. Contact Love4Canines – [email protected] ([email protected]) (www.love4canines.org (http://www.love4canines.org/)) if you are interested in Abbie.

Chase – $32 boarding, vet transport - Mid-Tennessee Working Dog Rescue
Chase was in a shelter in Georgia, and needed to get to his rescue in Tennessee. The distance was short, but oddly enough, it was really tough to get drivers. Chase waited for his ride in boarding for a few days, and ARF covered the fee for that, as well as the shelter charge for transporting him to their vet so he would be ready to go. At this writing, Chase is reported to be a very good boy, and looking for his forever home. Contact Anna Wilson - [email protected] ([email protected]) if you are interested in handsome Chase.


$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of February goes to Carolina ACD Rescue & Rebound. Please see their available dogs at www.carolinasrescue.com (http://www.carolinasrescue.com/). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
04-01-2011, 03:33 PM
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Good Boy – London, Ohio

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Hello, ACD Community!

Good thing last month was a rather slow one for the ACD Rescue Fund, because this month was a busy one! While there was frustration and sadness with some of this month’s donation causes, there were also some heart-warming and inspiring days – and all of those, of course, are why we do what we do. Again, we want to thank those who have been and continue to be faithful donors, and also give a great big THANK YOU to those who pitch in just once in a while, but make a huge difference for a particular dog that pulls at your heartstrings! Don’t ever think that even the smallest amount doesn’t make a difference – IT DOES!

I still have a few Failed Foster t-shirts left. Sizes available are (one each) Youth XL, Adult Small and Medium. Price is $22 including shipping, all proceeds go to ARF. Please e-mail me if you are interested – first come, first served. T-shirt pic: http://tinyurl.com/4ekq92p (http://tinyurl.com/4ekq92p)

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.
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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/5ts9pft (http://tinyurl.com/5ts9pft)

Severely injured puppy – Chatsworth, GA – Rainbow Bridge
This very young puppy was said to have a broken leg, and was spoken for by Tennessee Valley Cattle Dog Rescue; however, her injuries turned out to be much more severe than originally thought, and it was determined that sending her to Rainbow Bridge would be the kindest option for this little girl. ARF sent $75 toward her diagnostics.

Good Boy – Frankfurt, KY to adopter in OH
Good Boy’s pictures at the shelter say it all. A blind senior who was terrified and unable to determine what was going on around him, his photo and demeanor touched the heart of a very special adopter, who drove all the way from Ohio to meet him and take him home. Her senior blind heart-dog heeler had recently passed away, and she felt he somehow directed her heart toward Good Boy, who will never want for love and a soft bed again. ARF donated $440 (including private donations designated for Good Boy) toward treatment for an eye infection and needed tooth extractions. We are continuing to raise funds for Good Boy’s outstanding vet bill of $1200; if you can help, please donate per the instructions below, and note that the $$ are for Good Boy. Good Boy is our Poster Pup for this month (see above).

Sage – Pontotoc, MS to One Heeler at a Time Rescue in IN
Sage was purchased as a pup from an Amish farmer as a gift for one of our forum members. When she was not able to care for Sage and her relative didn’t want Sage anymore, we got permission to send Sage to One Heeler at a Time Rescue in Indiana. A cute, pint-size blue girl, she waited two years to “get the word” that she could go to a better life; she has been vetted and spayed, and is HW negative – yay!. After some TLC and evaluation, Sage will be available for adoption. ARF sent $262 toward her vetting/boarding/spay/HW test/microchip/transport – WHEW!

Levi – Concord, NC
Levi is a stray ACD mix who was found and taken in by a Good Samaritan family. Levi turned out to be heartworm positive, so they had him treated and are now searching for a forever home for him. ARF sent $195 for his heartworm treatment in hopes of making him more adoptable. He is a very handsome good-natured guy with riveting blue eyes; if you are interested in Levi, please contact Carolina ACD Rescue & Rebound, who is attempting to help this family find a home for Levi (carolinasrescue @ yahoo.com).

Kira – Greenville, SC
Kira was rescued by Carolina ACD Rescue & Rehab; she had been hit by a car, and they knew she had some injuries, but upon taking her to the vet they found she had multiple pelvic and leg injuries, with an expected vet bill of $2000-$2300. She has had surgery for a broken bone and a fracture; the other injuries are expected to heal on their own. ARF sent $200 toward the vet bill. We are continuing to ask for donations for Kira – they can be sent via Paypal directly to carolinasrescue @ yahoo.com.




$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of February goes to Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter (FOMAS), c/o Cheryl Hutchings. Please see their available dogs at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CT151.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CT151.html).
Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

ACDBlue1
04-23-2011, 02:48 AM
Soo glad that i could help!!

littleroads
05-01-2011, 08:32 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – May 1, 2011

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Our poster dog this month is HALLIE

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Hello, ACD Community!

It has been brought home to me this month how much an encouraging word means to someone involved in rescue. It is so easy to get discouraged, to see all the furry faces, daily, of those you cannot help. But as communication increases, many new rescue angels are stepping up to the plate. An encouraging word, a little mentorship, can mean all the difference between someone walking away, or jumping in to help. Encourage those around you when interest is shown. Take the time to talk with someone when they ask what they can do. Take that extra step, and you may find yourself with valuable allies in this daily war we fight to save dogs. A little encouragement goes a long way, and it is so easy, compared to trying to do battle alone! Reap the benefits – be an Encourager!

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.
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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/4yjj27m (http://tinyurl.com/4yjj27m)

Autumn, feral ACD/GSD mix - $75, transport Sparta, NJ to Olympia Sanctuary, Forks, WA

This is a note from Autumn’s current foster – it highlights the problems associated with abandonment at a young age that happens far too often…

“Autumn was found with her littermates in a box left at a vet's doorstep. She was 6 weeks old. At that point, she was taken in by a rescue in (XX)---unfortunately, the foster home mom left them in an outside pen with no socialization or human contact (feeding/cleaning) until she was 9 months.
I was told she was a shy dog, who had an adopter...could I take her for a couple weeks and work with her? I said yes.

She is totally feral---whining/crying when approached by people. Loves other dogs. I worked with her for almost 6 months, and finally said she was changing very little, and was very unhappy. So, started looking for a sanctuary for her where she could simply be herself and happy---running with other dogs---no demands by people. The adopters said they did not want her, and the rescue has never answered a phone call or email from me. So, she was abandoned here by the rescue.

She is right now in Sparta NJ at my home. She will go to Olympic Sanctuary in Forks, WA in mid-May.
None of what happened in her little life is her fault. She is nonaggressive---smart, and beautiful....she would have been a great dog had she been adopted when she was a puppy. Now, she is miserable. I feel humans did this to her, and it has to be made right. The only time she is happy is when she is running with dogs.”

Autumn is scheduled to head west in mid-May. Funds are still needed for her transport.

Hallie - $300, Anaheim, CA
Liver problems (blood tests), UTI, dental infection, pressure behind eyes, expensive special food

Hallie is a senior blue female who was rescued by Love4Canines from a shelter in CA. Currently in short-term foster, she was found to have several health concerns, and once those issues are under control she will head to her regular foster home in Los Angeles. If you are interested in Miss Hallie, please go to http://www.love4canines.org/love4canines.html (http://www.love4canines.org/love4canines.html).

Cassie & pups - $75 Bakersfield, CA to Klamath Falls, OR
Cassie, a purebred blue female and her 8 puppies were at Kern County Animal Control listed as urgent, along with a ton of other dogs…A very special foster for Pet Adoption Network agreed to rescue this no-so-little family – but, PAN was not authorized to pull from Kern; so with the hard work of a whole network of people on the west coast, and the generosity of an amazing lady who volunteered to drive a total of 24 hours to pick up these pups and transport – mom and pups were pulled; however, on the way home it was discovered the pups were ill with parasites – (thankfully, it was not parvo or distemper) and all are now receiving vet care and are on their way to a happy new future. ARF sent a donation to help with gas costs.

Your huge hearts never cease to humble me.



$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of May goes to Australian Cattle Dog Rescue of Illinois, c/o Sue Christianson. Please see their available dogs at http://www.australiancattledogrescue.net (http://www.australiancattledogrescue.net/). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
06-01-2011, 06:24 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – June 1, 2011

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Our poster dog this month is Boo

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Hello, ACD Community!

2-for-1 deals – everybody loves ‘em! This is especially true in rescue – when you help a rescue dog become more adoptable and find his or her furever home, you help that dog – AND you help the one who takes that now-open spot! Autumn is a perfect example. Last month we sent a payment for transport help for a feral ACD mix from rescue in New Jersey to a sanctuary in Washington. Some of you read of Autumn’s plea and sent some more $$; transport arrangements are being made at this writing, and Autumn’s rescuer is taking on another ACD to foster in Autumn’s place. Yup, 2-for-1 deals – gotta love ‘em!

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.
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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/4xqhntj (http://tinyurl.com/4xqhntj)

Autumn, feral ACD/GSD mix - $155, transport Sparta, NJ to Olympia Sanctuary, Forks, WA

Good Boy - Senior blind boy in London, OH – $300 eye infection treatment, dental extractions. Update - $300 more was raised to offset Good Boy’s vet bills; Good Boy is doing wonderfully well! His infections have cleared up, he is eating well for the first time in a very long time, and his eyes, though blind, no longer bother him. Yay for Good Boy!! You are warm and safe and loved!

Porch Momma & Pups – Gainesville, GA - $100 vet bills to shelter volunteer who took them in. This ACD momma had her puppies under a porch, and all were turned in to a high-kill shelter. A volunteer pulled them and put them into boarding til she had room to take them herself. Mom and pups were ill, and 2 pups succumbed. Mom and the remaining pups have recovered and are now entertaining offers for furever homes.

Ginger – Bakersfield, CA to OR - $125 (+75 April) – pup w/pelvic injuries. This sad little pup was pulled from Kern Cty AC with some very evident injuries which were determined to be pelvic-related as opposed to the broken leg she was originally thought to have. Her foster reports she is a sweet, sweet pup who will make a great companion once she is healed up from surgery, which will be scheduled very soon. ARF sent $75 last month and $125 this month to help with initial vetting costs to determine the extent and treatment of her injuries.

Boo – AZ - $150 Laminectomy. Once upon a time Boo was a shelter dog who was rescued and given a wonderful home. Sometimes love isn’t quite enough though, and Boo had developed some spinal disc problems resulting in some paralysis of his hind legs. Surgery costs to remove the offending disc were very high (approx $5100), but even though currently out of work, Boo’s owner is determined to see him through. ARF sent $150 to help and encourage Boo’s owner. This is just a drop in the bucket, but we will be trying to raise more $$ to help Boo on the road to recovery. Hug your own healthy dogs, and please e-mail me ([email protected] ([email protected])) for payment info if you would like to help Boo. We are also having a Cyber Car Wash to help with Boo’s expenses! Submit pics of your dirty car (along with the make and model) for Boo to wash clean for a donation in any amount!



$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of May goes to One Heeler at a Time, c/o Diane Chapman in Pierceville, Indiana. Please see their available dogs at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN472.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN472.html). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
07-01-2011, 03:21 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – July 1, 2011


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Our Poster Pup this month is MYA
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Hello, ACD Community!

Mya, our little Poster Pup for this month, is one of our success stories. Our Encouragement Donation for the month of April went to Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter in CT. Mya was in a shelter in Paris, KY, and needed some transport $$ to get her to her new foster home in the northeast. Cheryl put her Encouragement Donation toward transport, and Mya “pupped her ride” to safety. YAY MYA!! Have a wonderful life, little girl! Successes like this make our hearts soar, and help us keep on keepin’ on!

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.
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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:

BOO – $200 laminectomy – Phoenix, AZ
Boo had his laminectomy surgery to remove the disk that was causing him some paralysis in his hind legs. While it did not cure Boo’s problem, it has kept him from deteriorating, and his owner is thankful for that. Boo’s Cyber Car Wash was a fun way to raise funds; see this link for some of the photos submitted for Boo’s washing for a donation in any amount! http://tinyurl.com/3exejwf (http://tinyurl.com/3exejwf).

GINGER - $200 pelvic surgery – Bakersfield, CA
Ginger, a little red pup in a high-kill shelter, was also featured in last month’s fundraiser. She had her surgery and is doing well, although recovery for the amount of injury she had will be slow. Dorothy reports she has kept her very sweet temperament through all of her trials, and will make someone an awesome companion.

DAKOTA - $200 obstruction surgery – Asheville, NC
Dakota, a foster with Blue Crush Rescue, was determined to have an obstruction which was causing him great discomfort, lethargy, and loss of appetite. Dakota had his surgery and has perked up considerably. Once he is recovered he will be ready to find a special family of his own!

SCARED MOMMA – Kennel, Lancaster, CA
This little red girl ended up in the Lancaster, CA kill shelter with her two pups. One pup contracted parvo and died. Mom and the other pup are still healthy at this point, but poor little Momma is scared to death, and with good reason. The Lancaster shelter is no place for a mom and her pups. A rescuer from MuttMatchLA took her and the puppy in, but says Momma is so scared she will need long-term foster, and she needed help to put up another kennel to have space to work with her away from her other dogs. ARF is sending $100 to help with the cost of the kennel.

The first three of these dogs still have a high outstanding balance on their vet bills. When you look at your healthy dogs, please hug them and please consider sending a donation to help those who are not quite so lucky as yours!

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of July goes to Blue Crush Rescue in Asheville, NC, c/o Wayne & Martha Hicks. Please see their available dogs at http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=NC602 (http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=NC602). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.


Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
08-01-2011, 07:08 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – August 1, 2011

Our Poster Pup this month is BINDI

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Hello, ACD Community!

The Dog Days of Summer…Wikipedia gives this definition: “The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius), also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather.” Many of us are in the midst of that hot weather right now. It also states, “Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress.” Surely Bindi, our poster pup for this month, must feel that way. She has been in foster care for many months and is still looking for a forever home. She is being cared for in Winnabow, NC, but the foster cannot keep her; and she has yet to be able to get treatment for her heartworms. We would like to raise some $$ to get that taken care of and make her more adoptable.

Her foster mom has this to say about Bindi: “I am located in Winnabow, NC which is in the southeastern corner of the state. I have in my possession now a cattle dog who was a stray. I had her spayed and at the same time had a very large hernia repaired. Unfortunately she is heartworm positive which is not unusual for strays in this area. She is not at all symptomatic at this point. She is ~ 8 years old (vet's best guesstimate) and is missing several teeth in the front, vet thinks maybe she chewed on a chain? She is extremely sweet and loving. Gets along great with children and dogs but shows a bit too much interest in my cats. Already knows "crate" and "sit", she is very smart and catches on to training quickly.”

If you have a spot in your home or rescue for Bindi, please contact Keisha – kismetigs @ yahoo.com.

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.
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Here are the dogs you helped this month:

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:

SOPHIE & DARBY (Scared Momma & pup) - Update – Lancaster, CA - $100 Kennel for foster mom.
Sophie & Darby’s foster mom, Sheilah. has been working with Sophie and her remaining pup. Sophie is very scared, but the kennel is allowing Sheilah to work with her separate from her own dogs, and Sophie is making slow but sure progress.

PENELOPE aka PENNY – $120 - Transport Chester Cty, NC to rescue in NJ
Penelope is a “full-figured” ACD mix girl originally from a shelter in Chester County, SC. Overlooked by most, Penny grabbed the heart of a rescuer in NJ who couldn’t bear to see her euthanized. ARF sent $120 to pay for transport for Penelope’s second chance!

KIA – Deaf, HW+, badly healed leg - $115 - X-rays, HW treatment
Kia was pulled from a kill shelter and was transported to Blue Dog Rescue in CT, where she was found to be deaf, heartworm positive, and with a badly healed broken leg. Geez, how many strikes can a girl have against her?? ARF sent $115 to help with the cost of x-rays and heartworm treatment. We would like to raise more to help this little girl.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of August goes to Outback Australian Cattledog Rescue in Seymour, IN, c/o Jason & Heather. Please see their available dogs at http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=IN484 (http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=IN484). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.

Last minute pupdate: Two of our ACD rescues, Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter and Blue Dog Rescue in the northeast, took in some kelpie pups who developed parvo. Two of the six have died, but the others (at last notice) were improving. Parvo is extremely expensive to treat. Since they are not ACDs, technically ARF cannot use funds to help – unless you specifically designate all or part of your donation to go to them. If you’d like to help with the bills for these pups, please designate as such on your Paypal donation or check.

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
09-01-2011, 07:03 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – September 1, 2011

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Our Poster Pup this month is FELICIA



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Hello, ACD Community!

Well, this is a FIRST! (And probably an “only”!) As of this writing, there have been no distributions of funds for the month of August. WOW – a breather!! However, that will most likely mean we will get hit hard next month, and we don’t anticipate any more months like this for a very long time…

Our Poster Pup this month is Felicia. Felicia has gone missing slipping under a fence at her doggy daycare in Charlotte, NC about a week ago and, although there have been several sightings, Felicia has not returned home as yet. Please shine all of those Bentleys as brightly as you can for a safe return for Felicia! Her family is frantic, as you can well imagine…if your friends or family are in the Charlotte area, please network for Felicia! Contact [email protected] (carolinasres[email protected]) with any information.

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A pupdate on last month’s dogs…

Bindi – 8-year-old HW+ girl in SC still looking for a forever home, although she has a potential one if a certain foster dad can be convinced. Waiting to hear on that. J In an update from Bindi’s current foster mom, Bindi’s vet determined that the standard Immiticide treatment for heartworm would be too hard on Bindi due to her age, and that the Heartguard preventative would be the best treatment. Her foster mom unfortunately also found a mammary tumor during this past month and is unsure at this point of direction of treatment, if any. Hospice care may be the best option for Bindi, and the potential adopter is aware of this. Will give an update next month on Bindi.

Parvo pups (kelpie mixes). There was only $10 designated for the parvo pups last month; you might recall that I wrote that ARF cannot technically help with the costs of parvo treatment since they are not ACD’s, but they were taken in by ACD rescues in the northeast, so we are willing to try to help raise funds if so designated by donors. I am hoping that some of you might write me this month and allow some of the monies you donated in August to help these little guys – only two of the six survived, but they appear to be winning the battle. (Their vet bills topped $3000.) If so, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com and let me know if you’d like to help with these little herders. As of this writing, one of them has already been adopted! However, the rescue is still responsible for their pre-adoption bills.

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.
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$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of September goes to Australian Working Dog Rescue in Cairns, Australia.

Please see their available dogs at http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/category/awdri-dogs (http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/category/awdri-dogs). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
10-01-2011, 06:05 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – October 1, 2011


Our Poster Pup this month is TOOK


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Hello, ACD Community!

Our Poster Pup this month is TOOK, an 8-year-old female rescued from the Franklin shelter in Indiana, currently in the care of One Heeler at a Time Rescue (Diane Chapman). Took has PRA and has some sight yet but it is fading, a gimpy back leg, and a newly discovered mass on her chest that will be checked out at the vet’s next week. Diane takes Took to work with her and says Took is absolutely the sweetest dog out there - never barks, plays nicely with her other dogs, is great with people, and is just in general, a joy to have around. Vet needs will be determined after her visit next week. Took may need some financial help if treatment for the mass and/or back leg is required.

As expected, things have picked up this month, and there were several dogs needing medical attention. Several of you gave us permission to use some of your donations for the kelpie mix parvo pups taken in by Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter (c/o Cheryl Hutchings). Two of the six pups made it and are fully recovered, and we are happy to say that both have been adopted. The last pup, Reiken (formerly Hershey), is also being treated for Demodex mange, but his new family was willing to deal with that little problem, and they adore him!

Oreo, Katie, & Hobbs are all from California, and have various health issues that are being treated. Their caregivers are very grateful for any help provided with their medical bills. Details below.

Pupdate on Felicia in Charlotte, NC – Felicia escaped under a fence from her doggy daycare last month. At this writing she has not yet been apprehended, but was sighted on 9/28; she is wary, but seems to be OK, and all hands are still on deck in continuing their effort to catch her and return her safely to her family’s loving arms!

October is the month for Halloween – scary costumes and parties with loud noises and too much available candy. Please be especially alert to your pets and their reactions to all of the above. Howlin’ to the choir here, but a reminder never hurts!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:

For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

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REIKEN & REESES – $90parvo treatment – kelpie mix pups, Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter, c/o Cheryl Hutchings (Both adopted – YAY!)

MARTHA - $250 ($650 bill) dental surgery – 13yo ACD mix female
Fostered through Australian Working Dog Rescue, Inc. (AWDRI) – Qld, AU

OREO - $100 Bladder infection, blood work-up – 10-yo ACD/BC mix female
Fostered through Animal Rescue Friends (northern California)

KATIE - $100 cellulitis infection on rear ankle, up to hip - 4-yo ACD female
Fostered through Animal Rescue Friends (northern California)

HOBBS - $100 surgery for broken leg – ACD male
Fostered through Animal Rescue Friends (northern California)


$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of October goes to Pet Adoption Network, c/o Linda Watkins. Please see their available dogs at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OR84.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OR84.html). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.


Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
11-01-2011, 06:50 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – November 1, 2011

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Our Poster Pup this month is

a 4-month old female pup in Springfield, OH

Available for rescue or adoption

[email protected] ([email protected])



Hello, ACD Community!

In this coming month of Thanksgiving, we wish to send a humble and grateful THANK YOU to those who continue to donate to help our ACDs in need. We do not ever want you to think for one minute that we take you for granted! We all know that the economy is hard on a lot of families right now, so your generosity is especially appreciated – there are many of you who have donated monthly, faithfully, since our very beginnings several years ago. It is a testament to your love for this breed and your commitment and willingness to help those families with dogs less fortunate than yours, or dogs in shelters or rescues who need a little extra help to get to their forever homes. Your huge hearts have made it possible to help 43 dogs so far this year – what an amazing group of ACD lovers!!!

Pupdates:

Felicia, September’s Poster Pup, is amazingly, STILL ON THE LOOSE in Charlotte, NC…occasional sightings, but so far no one has been able to catch her. Her “crew” remains on active alert, in hopes of safely returning her to her family, who misses her very much. Keep shining those Bentleys, so Felicia can find her way back home!

Bindi, our August Poster Pup, has found her forever home – the best home ever, and will be arriving there on Nov. 6th. YAAAAY for Bindi – we are so happy for you, you lucky girl!


FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/6avleol (http://tinyurl.com/6avleol)

BEAR – Gilbert, AZ - $300 Heartworm treatment
Bear is a blue male in the care of New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue. When they took him in, he was found to be very sick with tick fever and was also heartworm positive. He needed to be treated for the tick fever before he could start heartworm treatment; as you can imagine, both were time-consuming and very expensive – well over $1000. Bear has recovered from the tick fever and was able to begin heartworm treatment in mid-October. ARF sent $300 to help with the costs.

DIXIE – Gilbert, AZ - $100 Heartworm treatment
Dixie, a pretty red girl, is also in the care of New Hope in Arizona. She is also heartworm positive, and ARF has sent $100 toward her treatment. Hopefully both dogs will make a strong recovery!

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of November goes to Flying K9s Herding Dog Rescue, c/o Christy Hammerman. Please see their available dogs at www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH392.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH392.html). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
12-01-2011, 01:31 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – December 1, 2011


Our Poster Pup this month is Lady
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Hello, ACD Community!

This holiday season we honor those furry friends of ours who are so near and dear to our hearts. Our poster pup this month is Lady. She was a senior ACD, and several years ago she was being fostered by a wonderful woman in Colorado. Lady got cancer, but her foster mom continued to lovingly nurse and care for her until she went to the Rainbow Bridge. Well, they are near and dear once again; Lady’s foster mom was Karen Lanning-Drager, who passed away earlier this year – and I just know there was a joyous reunion when they met up once again. In Karen’s honor & memory, I featured Lady this month. I lost a foster dog myself this year, and despite the pain of loss, I am so grateful for the blessings he gave me while he was here. So for our foster dogs, and for our own dogs – past, present, and future, may we shine our Bentleys brightly and count our blessings! Spend time with your loved ones, 2- and 4-legged; that time is more precious than any gift under the tree.

And THANK YOU – each and every one of you - for the blessings you give all year long!

Pupdates:

Bear & Dixie Chick, both in the care of New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue in AZ, have received heartworm treatment and are doing very well!

Bindi is doing great in her new forever home – Barb reports she is a hoot, and quite the character who doesn’t take any guff from the other dogs!

Felicia is STILL on the run…so please keep those Bentleys glowing on high-power…


FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/d2558rk (http://tinyurl.com/d2558rk)

SUMMER - $100 cruciate surgery
Summer is a pretty blue girl in the care of New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue in Gilbert, AZ. New Hope has been slammed with medical issues these past few months, so ARF sent $100 to help with Summer’s cruciate surgery.

MISS PATCHY - $200 leukemia diagnosis/treatment
Miss Patchy is a rescue dog who belongs to one of our long-time ACD community members; Miss Patchy is getting up there in years and was recently diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. ARF sent $200 to help with the lab work and pain medication.

BODHI - $175 amputation of rear leg
Bodhi is an ACD mix male in the care of Herd It Through the Grapevine Rescue in CA. When Bodhi was picked up from the shelter it was noticed he was limping badly on a rear leg. X-rays revealed he had an old break that had not healed properly, and amputation was recommended. ARF sent $175 to help with the cost of the surgery.

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of December goes to Blue Dog Rescue, c/o Ruth Lack. Please see their available dogs at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CT406.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CT406.html). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
01-01-2012, 02:57 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – January 1, 2012





Our Poster Pup this month is Prancer







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Hello, ACD Community!

Out with the old year, in with the new. Most likely we’ve broken some old resolutions this past year, and many of us will make new ones for the year to come. Those resolutions might include becoming more active in cattle dog activities – obedience, herding, agility, flyball, the show circuit, rescue, foster, etc. Some of us may even resolve to take a break! But one thing I know that ALL of you resolve to do is to continue to care about this very special breed of dog (& its mixes), and to continue to love your own dogs and cherish every day with them. Thank you so much – from your dogs and from us - for your love and devotion! May the coming year bring you love and loyalty beyond measure in return.

Our poster pup this month is Prancer – a young, neutered red male found stray in Amesville, OH, and who found himself in a kill shelter in Chauncey. Thankfully Prancer has found rescue, and the lucky boy WILL have a new start this year!

Pupdates:

BODHI - $175 amputation of rear leg
Bodhi is an ACD mix male in the care of Herd It Through the Grapevine Rescue in CA. When Bodhi was picked up from the shelter it was noticed he was limping on a rear leg. X-rays revealed he had an old break that had not healed properly, and amputation was at first recommended. ARF sent $175 to help with the cost of the surgery; however, it was later determined that treatment might be accomplished with therapy and supplements, and HITTG returned ARF’s check so that we could help another dog. (Thank you HITTGV!)


FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/8xn7dlx (http://tinyurl.com/8xn7dlx)

ANGEL - $150 leg amputation

Angel (http://www.facebook.com/TexasCattleDogRescue) was pulled from the Ft. Worth shelter by Texas Cattle Dog Rescue. She immediately saw a vet and it was determined that she needed to have her front leg amputated. She had an injury that degloved her paw and the bones in the joint were crushed and black with infection. Her vet expenses were approximately $950. Angel is said to be a sweet, loving little girl who didn’t deserve what happened to her. Pupdate from TCDR: “Our little Angel, post-op day 4. She is doing so amazingly well. She is so sweet, loves to have her ears scratched and gives kisses in return. She is getting around very well, with a true can do attitude. She still needs lots of rest right now and sleeps well in her crate.” We wish her a safe and speedy recovery! And a second last-minute pupdate – Angel has also been blessed, as she has been adopted by her foster mom! Happy New Year, Angel!!

ZELLA - $175 spay, fecal & worm meds

Zella is in the care of Pet Adoption Network in Portland, OR. She came to PAN with an injured leg, whipworms, covered in fleas, some broken & infected teeth, coming into heat, and not housebroken! She also needed to be spayed and have a fecal and worming done. ARF sent $175 to help cover the basics of spay and worming.

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of January goes to Howelling Kennels Corgi & Cattle Dog Rescue in Springfield, OH, c/o Jeff Alford. Please see their available dogs at http://www.howellingkennelsrescue.org/ (http://www.howellingkennelsrescue.org/). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”.



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference, and may you all have a happy and healthy New Year!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey & Mel

littleroads
02-01-2012, 07:48 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – February 1, 2012




Our Poster Pup this month is Sammy Nutter


Ambassadog for ACD Rescue




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Hello, ACD Community!

This month I’d like to highlight our ARF Fundraisers. It’s been awhile since we’ve mentioned Sammy Nutter, the Ambassadog for ACD Rescue. You can visit Sammy’s Facebook page – just do a FB search for Sammy Nutter. For a $10 donation to ARF, Sammy can be “adopted” for a full 2-week period. We encourage “adopters” to take him along in their travels for those two weeks, and use him to promote ACD rescue and to educate people on the breed. Sammy has visited many states and several countries, and his box of “loot” and mementoes that he’s traveling with has been growing. It’s great fun to see all of the things he is accumulating, and to see pictures of the places he’s been! Please check it out, and if you are interested in adopting Sammy, please contact me for further information! Currently Sammy is booked now through February 19th, and March 18th-31st.

Since it’s Valentine month and all hearts turn to love, our special February Fundraiser is ♥Lotto Love♥, which is a 50/50 raffle. I sent out a notice about it in mid-January, and it will run through Feb. 21st. We have reached our minimum of $25, so all monies collected will now be split between ARF and the winner of the drawing. You may buy tickets in $1 increments up to a maximum of $10, with check or cash sent to the address below. (**Note – Paypal does NOT allow raffle payments via their service.**) Please include your e-mail address and phone number on a note included with your donation. I will e-mail your ticket numbers to you, and an independent party will draw the winning ticket the week of Feb. 22nd. Winner will be announced in this March First-of-the-Month 5-minute $5 Fido Fix-It Fundraiser newsletter. Please help us make ♥Lotto Love♥a success, so that we might give a ♥Lotto Love♥to more ACDs who need our help, and you have a chance to earn some $$ for yourself or your favorite charity as well!

I’d like to introduce a new member of our ARF team – Diane Chapman, of One Heeler at a Time Rescue in Indiana. As outside activities and responsibilities have increased with our current members, we decided it would be helpful to add an extra person to our ARF team. Thanks Diane, for agreeing to join us, and welcome! We are grateful for your willingness to help!

Pupdates:

Miss Patchy – senior ACD in Shreveport, LA
Two months ago we donated for testing and diagnosis (lymphoma) for Ngasha’s Miss Patchy. Her beloved Miss Patchy has had some setbacks, but she is holding her own and the vet feels she has a fighting chance. The bills for the chemo treatment are in the thousands. Ngasha and her husband have put off retirement to use some of their $$ to help her, but I know they could use some help with future costs that will mount as long as Miss Patchy continues to fight the cancer. Her vet information is below; if you would like to contribute any amount, I know that Ngasha would be so grateful for both the $$ help and the encouragement. Ngasha also has a Paypal account if anyone would like to give that way – you can e-mail me (dogstarEML @ gmail.com) for that address.

Shreveport Veterinary Internal Medicine
2421 Line Avenue Suite C
Shreveport, LA 71104
(318) 754-4753
Chip-in also available: http://misspatchy.chipin.com/miss-patchys-chemotherapy (http://misspatchy.chipin.com/miss-patchys-chemotherapy)

Good Boy – senior ACD in London, Ohio
In December with the help of donors to ARF, Good Boy had his right eye removed due to stage 2 glaucoma that was no longer medically treatable. Good Boy had his left eye removed in January due to increased pressure and pain in that eye as well. His recovery went very well from the first enucleation, and the vet expects the same with this one. This second surgery went well and funds are not needed at this time, but Good Boy’s owner, Julie, requests prayers and glowing Bentleys for Good Boy’s complete and speedy recovery! Julie has two brand-new unopened bottles of Dorzolamide that are no longer needed for Good Boy’s glaucoma, and she would like it to go to another dog in need since it cannot be returned to the vet. Please let me know if you can use it and I will put you in touch with Julie.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/7z5drrj (http://tinyurl.com/7z5drrj)

JED - $100 severe pneumonia / outstanding vet bill
Jed was in the care of Howelling Kennels Corgi & Cattle Dog Rescue in Springfield, OH. When pulled from the shelter, Jed had developed severe pneumonia, with costs that quickly overwhelmed his small but hard-working rescue. Jed has made a full recovery and has recently been adopted! ARF contributed $100 to help the rescue with the remainder of his outstanding vet bill.

SADIE - $100 – vet services
Sadie is a very special cattle dog; she is a deaf service dog for her blind owner in Hermosa, AZ. Having recently lost his sight, Sadie’s owner was devastated when Sadie came down with a “mystery” illness, originally thought to be Valley Fever. Tests came back negative for the VF, which was wonderful news! Still without a definite diagnosis, she was treated for the symptoms, and thankfully is recovering. ARF sent $100 toward the outstanding balance on her vet bill.

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of February goes to Rockwall Animal Rescue in Lavon, TX, c/o Meri Lou Mahoney. Please see their available dogs at http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=TX1158 (http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=TX1158). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. ♥If you are buying tickets for ♥Lotto Love♥ please state as such, along with your name and e-mail address, on a note included with your donation.♥



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel, & Diane

littleroads
03-01-2012, 07:46 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – March 1, 2012


Our Poster Pups this month are Gypsy & JuJuBe
Owned by Nancy in Orange Cty, CA



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Hello, ACD Community!

The winner of our ♥Lotto Love♥ 50/50 raffle/fundraiser is…(drum rolllllllll)… Melissa (& cattledog Nash) Bovet, with ticket #588377. Congratulations, Mel! Total amount to be split between ARF and winner was $160! A huge THANK YOU to all who contributed! This raffle raised an extra $80 to help cattledogs in need. (Ticket was drawn by Francie Skinner in Oregon. Thanks for your help, Francie!)

We hope your own pups enjoyed a Lotto Love this Valentine’s Day!

The needs are growing, and so I am putting out a plea for miracles here, especially in light of this bad economy. If anyone has any ideas for fund-raising, PLEASE let us know. Jed in Ohio still has a huge outstanding vet bill, Miss Patchy still needs help, there are a couple of northeast rescues with parvo pups, there is an injured girl in California that needs some urgent care, and I’m sure Sienna’s pups will need vetting in the near future as well. ARF is just a small effort compared to the needs; we take in approximately $300 a month, thanks mostly to a small core group of regular donors. You all have big hearts, but we know that wallets are small too right now. It is NEVER our intention to guilt anyone into giving, and we don’t intend to start now. If you can come up with any ideas to help us help more of these dogs we love so much, we would surely appreciate those thoughts and efforts.

Early in the month Sienna in CA went to rescue and promptly delivered 9 puppies! We did not have a lot of funds at that time, but sent $35 to help with general puppy care. Later, Smokie was rescued from a high-kill shelter along with a female ACD; both needed altering, and ARF was able to send a contribution toward Smokie’s neuter. Then many of you have followed the story of the scared momma and 4 pups in Habersham, GA. Rescues did speak for them, and ARF sent some $$ toward crates to safely transport them in early March.

And FAME in Owenton, KY – blind, deaf senior male red ACD, still needs a home. Please network for him.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/6rza8zb (http://tinyurl.com/6rza8zb)

Sienna - $35 puppy care - Pregnant (oh my doG, was she pregnant!!!) when pulled, 9 puppies.
Herd It Through the Grapevine Rescue

Smokie - $100 Neuter / Bakersfield, CA
Central Coast Border Collie & Herding Dog Rescue

Scared Heeler family, Mom & 4 pups – $150 crates
Habersham, GA shelter to Carolinas R&R, One Heeler at a Time (IN), Little House Rescue (MN)


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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of March goes to Love4Canines in Norco, CA, c/o Laura. Please see their available dogs at www.love4canines.org (http://www.love4canines.org/). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel, & Diane

Mel2001
03-01-2012, 10:19 AM
WOO HOO!!!

Thanks for the great news, Ei!!!! How cool is that?!?!? Gee, I had an Academy Awards viewing party last Sunday w/my neighbors, so I feel like a speech is in order...JUST KIDDING!

I would like to take the $80 winnings and donate it to ARF to be used for the ACDs in need!

Thank you for coordinating the raffle, and THANK YOU for everything you do for ACDs!

:096093328:

littleroads
04-01-2012, 12:00 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – April 1, 2012


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Our Poster Pups this month are Sienna’s puppies


HTTGV Rescue, Santa Rosa, CA


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Hello, ACD Community,

At this writing, I am feeling very overwhelmed. There are times like this when I wish we were a large organization with lots of wealthy members, and knew a lot of vets who would donate their time and services! For the most part, I try to stay upbeat with these newsletters, but I must admit - while doing this is gratifying, it also weighs very heavy on the heart at times. Please know that I and the rest of the ARF team do SO APPRECIATE EVERY DOLLAR that our donors have given. Below are some of the dogs we were able to help this month. There is so much more needed. The four parvo pups have a huge outstanding vet bill. The injured Devore girl still has a “nice balance” at her vet. Miss Patchy’s bills are still in the thousands; her owners are giving her everything they’ve got and then some… Pet Adoption Network has taken in an injured boy with a pelvis/spine separation who will require some serious surgery. Jed in Ohio still has a good-size outstanding bill…and we’re barely into April yet…


FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:

$200 –Rizzo, Remmington, Cinch, and Spur – parvo treatment
Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter, c/o Cheryl Hutchings
Blue Dog Rescue, c/o Ruth Lack
Chip-in:http://fomas.chipin.com/acd-parvo-pups (http://fomas.chipin.com/acd-parvo-pups)
There were 4 pups with parvo – 3 are recovering well (and two have been adopted), little Spur is not doing well and is still at the vet (she has been adopted by that vet, since she has been in critical care for so long and the vet fell for her). The bill for these pups will be near $4000; the rescues have not yet reached even $1000 of their Chip-In goal. Help is desperately needed; please contribute if you can!
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$133 – Tru, blue female momma - spay
Atascadero, CA, c/o Wendy Hoffman, Central Coast Border Collie Rescue
Tru is recovering well – at her new home! Adopted!!!
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$50 (in addition to $35 last month) - Sienna & puppies - basic puppy vet care & food
Herd It Through the Grapevine Rescue, c/o Marina Harrison
Pregnant (oh my doG, was she pregnant!!!) when pulled, 9 puppies.
More about Sienna & the pups: http://hittgv.org (http://hittgv.org/)
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$150 (+$130 private donations) Ava - blue female with injured leg from Devore, CA shelter
Dressing changes, checkups, general injury care
Animal Hospital of Sevastopol, Dorothy Stone’s account
1010 Gravenstein Hwy S.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-823-3250
Ava is continuing to recover, she is showing remarkable progress. But she has several fractures that may need to be set once the skin wound heals.
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$50 Miss Patchy - chemo treatment for lymphoma
Shreveport, LA, Ngasha Beck Huy
Chip-in: http://misspatchy.chipin.com/miss-patchys-chemotherapy (http://misspatchy.chipin.com/miss-patchys-chemotherapy) or
Shreveport Veterinary Internal Medicine
2421 Line Avenue Suite C
Shreveport, LA 71104
(318) 754-4753
Miss Patchy has bad days every now and then, but at this point, still more good than bad, so her owners will continue to help her fight. ACDs are tough – and so are their owners!

The Chip-in and story for Redmond, through Pet Adoption Network, is here: http://pan.chipin.com/redmond-spine-surgery (http://pan.chipin.com/redmond-spine-surgery) - that surgery is estimated to be over $4000. Reddy’s pelvis is broken in 5 places and completely separated from his spine. Amazingly, he can walk, though very wobbly. He has a foster home and will be awaiting surgery.

There will be the questions of how much is too much to spend on a dog, and how many others could be saved with that money. For some, $500 is too much. For some, $1000 is too much. All who are reading this newsletter somehow manage to see into a dog’s soul, and know that it’s very hard to put a price on that life, especially when that dog has hope. There will always be that debate. We leave it up to you as a choice to donate. If you choose no, we understand. If you choose yes, we most gratefully thank you.

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of April goes to Texas Cattle Dog Rescue, c/o Jenn Greer. Please see their available dogs at www.texascattledogrescue.com (http://www.texascattledogrescue.com/). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!



Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel, & Diane

littleroads
05-01-2012, 07:03 AM
SEE WHOYOU’VE HELPED – May 1, 2012
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OurPoster Pup this month is Maggie
http://tinyurl.com/773lg88 (http://tinyurl.com/773lg88)

Hello, ACD Community!

Some summer safety reminders, if you are traveling with your dog, or transporting a rescue dog:

~ If you have electric windows, make sure you use the lock, so that your dog cannot accidentally step on the button and either strangle himself, or jump out the window. It only takes a split second for either to happen.

~ Crate or harness your dog in the back seat. Restraining him will help keep him safe in the event of an accident. A dog in the front seat may be killed by your airbag going off.

~"Cracking" your windows is never enough in hot weather. If you *must* leave your dog in your car for brief periods of time, consider getting pet window vents, and make sure they are properly installed. Temperatures in your car, even with the windows cracked, can get 30 degrees hotter than the outdoor temps within 10 minutes.

~ Carry a collapsible water bowl so that you can always carry or stop and get bottled water for your dog when you are traveling.

~ Keep a leash and fitted collar or harness on a rescue dog, and make sure there is a tag or tape with a phone number on it. RULES # 1, 2,and 3 - ALWAYS ASSUME A DOG WILL BOLT!

Have a safe and happy summer!

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Our Poster Pup this month is Maggie, a very cute happy red girl! Maggie was pregnant when pulled from a shelter in Lexington, KY. She is currently in foster care in central KYand her puppies have been weaned; she is ready for adoption and will be spayed nextweek. Please contact Trudi Johnson ([email protected])if you are interested in sweet Maggie! Trudi has this to say about Maggie: “She is a lovely dog and absolutely loves people, used to cats and other dogs. For her safety I must disclose she is a fence climber, a bit of aHoudini, but she would be a great house companion with plenty of exercise daily." Maggie is current on shots and waiting for her furever home. Her ACD mix puppies are also ready for adoption.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/d8b2qtd (http://tinyurl.com/d8b2qtd)

$100 –Rizzo, Remmington, Cinch, and Spur – parvotreatment
Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter, (Cheryl Hutchings)
Blue Dog Rescue, (Ruth Lack)
Chip-in:http://fomas.chipin.com/acd-parvo-pups (http://fomas.chipin.com/acd-parvo-pups)

There were 4 pupswith parvo – 3 are recovering well (and two have been adopted); little Spur is finally improving a bit and has been adopted by her vet. The bill for these pups is near $4000; a staggering amount for small rescues. Financial help is still needed.
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$100 Dally – diphermatic hernia surgery
Texas Cattle Dog Rescue (www.texascattledogrescue.com (http://www.texascattledogrescue.com/))
Pupdate from Jenn Greer of TCDR: "She's doing really well! Adopter should be taking her home sometimearound May 1. They are aware of the potential issues she may have... but loveher anyway. Her new owners live close tothe vet school in Oklahoma - so they will follow up there." Best wishes, sweet Dally!
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$100 Redmond (Reddy) – spine surgery
Pet Adoption Network (Linda Watkins)
The Chip-in andstory for Redmond, through Pet Adoption Network, is here: http://pan.chipin.com/redmond-spine-surgery (http://pan.chipin.com/redmond-spine-surgery) - that surgery is estimated to be over $5000, of which approximately $1480 has been raised.. Reddy’s pelvis is broken in 5 places and completely separated from his spine. Amazingly, he can walk, though very wobbly. He has a foster home and is awaiting surgery as soon as it is funded.
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$50 Willow – spay
Central Coast Border Collie Rescue (Wendy Hoffman)
Willow is a rescuefrom Kern County, CA. CCBCR has taken acouple of pregnant moms recently; ARF helped with Willow’s spay – no more puppies for this girl! And more good news for Willow - she has been adopted to a great home!

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at [email protected]



$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of May goes to Little House Rescue in MN, c/o Cynthia Kocina. Please see their available dogs at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MN309.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MN309.html). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

EileenLankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London,WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!
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Thanks again to allof you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel,& Diane

littleroads
06-01-2012, 06:53 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – June 1, 2012

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http://tinyurl.com/7kw6sru (http://tinyurl.com/7kw6sru)

Hello, ACD Community!

Our Poster Pup thismonth is Aaisha. She is approximately 10weeks only, and currently in the care of Wags & Whiskers Rescue (http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=CA1937 (http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=CA1937)) in Modesto, CA. Shewas pulled from a shelter with an eye wound and infection, and her left eye issmaller than the other, causing the third eyelid to come up. No idea whether this was hereditary or due toinjury, but she is being treated with steroid drops and has shown someimprovement. The infection she had isgone; she has some sight, but it is unclear how much. Aaisha’s foster says her disability has in noway hindered her, and that she is the sweetest girl – “happy, waggy, and loving,”– and with LOTS of ACD energy! Aaisha islooking for her forever home with someone who will be able to channel herenergy while being mindful of her sight-challenge. :) Ifyou are interested in Aaisha, contact Jodi at [email protected] ([email protected]).

[Note - following paragraph is in newsletter for lists - we have a separate section on the forum for product recommendations! - EL]
~I would like to try something a little different in the next few months tocome. It might be fun to get your inputon recommendations for things that concern our dogs, whether it be toys, books,food, treats, bowls, health-related items, beds, collars/leashes…you get theidea! I’ll feature one or two everymonth, so if you have a recommendation, please e-mail it to me with a briefdescription of why you like it, and where it is available. (Please do not include items in which youhave a financial interest.) It does notnecessarily need to be ACD-related, but can be for dogs in general. Let me know if you DO NOT want me toreference your name, otherwise I will include it.

I’llstart with an item that I recently purchased that was inexpensive and a goodsafety item for summer - window vents for the car. They are inexpensive but well-made, sturdyand easy to use. (A caution though, thateven vents cannot keep a car from becoming severely hot in a short time duringthe summer. Caution and common sense arealways advised!) They come in two sizes,and you can double them up if you want to leave windows open wider, or if youhave longer windows in a bigger car. http://www.jefferspet.com/car-window-vent/camid/PET/cp/0027151/ (http://www.jefferspet.com/car-window-vent/camid/PET/cp/0027151/).

Don’t forget – sendme your recommendations on dog-related items! I think we can all benefit from hearing about good products and servicesfor our dogs, and especially if they have helped you with your rescues!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/8a58sde (http://tinyurl.com/8a58sde)

Aaisha - $100 eye care

10 week old bluefemale – injured and infected eye, other eye smaller than normal (see posterpup above)
~ Wags & WhiskersRescue, contact is Jodi Baur ([email protected] ([email protected]))

Mama, Papa, Daughter (stray) - $100 general vet care
This handsome littlefamily of blue ACDs was found stray and fending for themselves on the mean streets. With patience and persistence they werecaptured, vetted, and are working on becoming adoptable to loving homes.
~ Redwood Cattledog Rescue,contact is Dorothy Stone ([email protected] ([email protected]))

Pumpkin - $50 general vet care
Pumpkin is a seniorred female who needed general vet care when pulled from the shelter. “She is getting settled in with the fosterand all the dogs. She was picked up as astray but no chip. Obviously someone'spet but no telling if she was dumped as a stray or truly stray. She is a very nice dog and getting along witheveryone there - dogs cats kids. She isalso on a diet.”
~ Redwood CattledogRescue, contact is Dorothy Stone ([email protected] ([email protected])).

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For an explanation ofARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would liketo be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See WhoYou’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of Junegoes to AuCaDo Rescue MI/OH, c/o Monica Larner. Please see their available dogs at www.cowdogrescue.com (http://www.cowdogrescue.com/). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made intwo ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you canmake out a check to me and send to:

EileenLankow
E7475Rawhide Rd.
New London,WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypalaccount. THANK YOU!

Thanks again to allof you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,

Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel,& Diane

littleroads
06-30-2012, 09:15 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – July 1, 2012


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http://tinyurl.com/6vdb3q4 (http://tinyurl.com/6vdb3q4)


Hello, ACD Community!

This month’s poster pup is Holly, a sweet ACD mix currently in the care of Texas Cattle Dog Rescue in Jacksonville, TX. (See her recap below.) She was pregnant when pulled from the shelter; delivered her puppies (which were adopted), and then herself adopted puppies from two other litters who needed a temporary mom. Holly has recently developed some lumps that need to be removed and biopsied. We are all hoping they are benign for the sake of this little girl who has saved 12 lives herself!

Last month I asked for product recommendations, thinking it might be fun to get your input on things that concern our dogs, whether they be toys, books, food,treats, bowls, health-related items, beds, collars/leashes, etc. Many of you thought it was a good idea! So I am hoping that more of you will e-mail me with your suggestions, a brief description of why you like them, and where they are available. (Please do not include items in which you personally have a financial interest.) It does not necessarily need to be ACD-related, but can be for dogs in general. Let me know if you DO NOT want me to reference your name, otherwise I will include it.

This month’s recommendations…

From Margie Matteson and Zorro: “I'd like to recommend a book called "A Healer in Every Home: Dog & Cat Edition", which has natural and holistic tips for animal health and well-being. http://saveadog.org/store-books.asp (http://saveadog.org/store-books.asp)”. It has a 5-star rating on Amazon.com.

From Lee Ann Montano and Ding: The Walkabout Mobility Harness for senior pets with mobility issues: http://www.handicappedpets.com/help-pets-walk/dog-harnesses-a-slings.html. Lee Ann writes: “All of the doctors and techs that we met with during Ding's recovery recommended that website. The Walkabout comes for the rear, the front, or a combo depending on the severity of the dog's injury... It's given Ding GREAT mobility and I do think the overall support has helped her heal a bit. This morning she decided to run across the yard! I let go knowing that if she fell it would be a very soft landing, she made it about 8-10 running steps on her own and when she did "fall" it was more of a slow collapse. Yeah, I highly recommend this thing. It's given her and us much greater freedom, it feels much more like you're just taking your dog for a walk.”

Don’t forget – send me your recommendations on dog-related items! I think we can all benefit from hearing about good products and services for our dogs, and especially if they have helped you with your rescues!

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/7vjzorw (http://tinyurl.com/7vjzorw)

ROO – Sherman, TX, $100 general vetting
TCDR
Roo is a cute blue female who recently had puppies. She was urgent, and pulled from the shelter and taken into a foster home. TCDR has been inundated with ACDs even more than usual of late, and ARF was glad to help with vetting for this girl so that she could be safe.
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23270615 (http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23270615)

HOLLY – Jacksonville, TX, $225 lump removal/diagnostics
TCDR
(See Poster Pup story above.) Holly was pregnant when pulled from the shelter; she whelped her own pups, and then adopted several pups from two other litters as well. She saved 12 lives. The least we can do is try to save hers! Holly has some lumps that need to be removed and tested. We are hoping for good news and a forever home for Holly!
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20813861 (http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20813861)

(Please note – I will be offline from Sun. 7/1through Wed. 7/4, so it may take a few days for me to acknowledge donations.)
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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would liketo be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See WhoYou’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of July goes to New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue-Colorado, c/o PJ. Please see their available dogs at www.nhcdrescuecolorado.com (http://www.nhcdrescuecolorado.com/). Thanks for all you do!

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel, & Diane

littleroads
08-01-2012, 07:28 AM
SEE WHOYOU’VE HELPED – August 1, 2012

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http://tinyurl.com/boow9gt (http://tinyurl.com/boow9gt)


Hello, ACD Community!

This month’s poster pups are rescues from abandonment in central California. They are approximately 3 months old and currently in the care of the Bill Foundation. Their precious mother, an ACD mix named Gaia, had been abandoned, hit by a car, and was seriously injured. Despite that, she continued to care for her pups, hiding them in a drainpipe and suffering great pain to keep them fed and safe. When they were finally discovered, a plea went out and rescue help was offered. But two hours before the family was to be trapped and transported, Gaia was hit again, this time fatally. Thankfully, her puppies were not left to fend for themselves; with help from Hope for Paws Animal Rescue (www.hopeforpaws.org (http://www.hopeforpaws.org/)) they were captured, vetted, and taken to safety with the Bill Foundation, where appropriate loving homes will be found for them. See their amazing and heartwarming video story here: http://now.msn.com/rescue-worker-saves-puppies-after-mothers-death (http://now.msn.com/rescue-worker-saves-puppies-after-mothers-death). I can’t help but think that sweet Gaia, whol iterally gave her all for her pups, is happy at the Bridge that her babies are finally safe, and indeed, she had a paw in it, even in her passing. If you are interested in any of Gaia’s puppies, contact the Bill Foundation (www.billfoundation.org (http://www.billfoundation.org/)).

This month’s product recommendations…

Cuddle Cones – www.cuddlecone.com (http://www.cuddlecone.com/) – What a nice alternative to those stiff plastic lampshades! These are nice quilted, lined cones that are stiff enough to keep a dog from licking/chewing, but soft enough that they don’t hurt the dog’s neck or a person’s legs if bumped! They come in three sizes.

K&H Pet Bed Cooler Inserts – highly recommended on another list. Placed in freezer overnight, then placed under a towel or pad on their normal beds – or in crate for travel. Still icy cold after 4 hours! (Note, dog should not lay directly on cooler!)

http://tinyurl.com/d6bxyv3 (http://tinyurl.com/d6bxyv3) or

http://www.dog.com/item/kh-mfg-pet-bed-cooler-insert/496269/ (http://www.dog.com/item/kh-mfg-pet-bed-cooler-insert/496269/)

Don’t forget – send me your recommendations on dog-related items of any kind! We can all benefit from hearing about good products and services for our dogs, and especially if they have helped you with your rescues.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/cp4nut6 (http://tinyurl.com/cp4nut6)

HUEY – St. Louis, MO, $75 boarding while looking forappropriate foster/home
Huey is an ACD mix who needs a home with no children! Inboarding for the past month, he is a happy-go-lucky dog with a great personality who does GREAT with other dogs and adults, but he is on edge with younger children. If you or someone you know can help Huey with a foster or forever home, please contact Stephanie Meacham – [email protected] ([email protected]). He is a loving dog who deserves a good life in a suitable home. If you are looking to adopt, please consider an ACD mix or special needs dog.

ROSCOE – Santa Rosa, CA - $200 obstruction surgery, legamputation surgery
Roscoe is an ACD/kelpie/huskymix, currently in the care of Herd It Through the Grapevine Rescue in California. Poor Roscoe had a double strike against him – he came with a stomach obstruction, and an old elbow dislocation that has calcified that cannot be popped back into place, and may require amputation of the leg. Both are costly procedures for a small rescue, but they committed to caring for him when they took him in, and that didn’t change when they found out about his problems. ARF contributed $200 toward his diagnostics and surgery. The stomach obstruction appears to have resolved itself and is being monitored. Next step is consultation for the leg surgery.
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA1852.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA1852.html)

MEESHA – TX - $100 leg injury
From Texas Cattle Dog Rescue (www.texascattledogrescue.com (http://www.texascattledogrescue.com/)) – “She has a name and it's Meesha. X-rays show a fracture at the proximal end of the femur. It may be repairable but she may need an FHO -Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO). This is the surgery another foster, Shasta, just had. Worst case. she would need the leg amputated. She will require surgery and it may happen Tuesday or Thursday. Puppy surgery is delicate because she has growth plates that haven't closed. We are awaiting the final estimate, but we're guessing surgery to be $1000 to $1300.” ARF donated $100 and hope to be able to give more next month if still needed.

PUPDATE ON HOLLY (July) – Jacksonville, TX, $225 lump removal/diagnostics
TCDR
As you recall from last month’s newsletter, Holly was pregnant when pulled from the shelter; she whelped her own pups, and then adopted several pups from two other litters as well. The surgery to remove the lumps she has revealed that they were malignant. Thesurgeon was not able to remove all of the lumps, and feels that the cancer will eventually spread to her lungs. Holly desperately needs a hospice care home with someone with no other dogs, who has a heart big enough to see her through the rest of her journey on this earth. The vet feels she may have possibly two good years, but of course there is no guarantee. At this point Holly is feeling good and is hoping that her forever home will come along very soon. Contact Jenn at [email protected] ([email protected]) if you might be that home. Holly’s Petfinder listing is here: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20813861 (http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20813861)

And finally, on a very sad note, the ACD community mourns the deaths of Harison Long-Randall, boyfriend of Gemily West, and her four ACDs, who were run down by a drunk/drugged driver while walking their dogs earlier this month. Our hearts, sympathies and condolences go out to Gemily and the families who were torn apart so senselessly and have gone through so much.


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Condolences and donations for hospital bills and other expenses can be sent to (HarisonLong-Randall/Gemily West Fund, c/o) Mary Beth Randall, Post Office Box 34 Chicago Park, CA 95712. The family also has set up a PayPal account online. The email address to use through that service is [email protected] ([email protected]). More on this tragedy here: http://tinyurl.com/ccrv6af (http://tinyurl.com/ccrv6af).

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See WhoYou’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of August goes to Tennessee Valley Cattle Dog Rescue, c/o Michael Stumpff. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN239.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN239.html)

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

EileenLankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel,& Diane

littleroads
08-03-2012, 07:50 AM
This is what it's all about, folks! Very happy update on Pumpkin, the senior whose story appeared in the June 1 newsletter:


Hi - can you please share? The rescue fund sent $100 for this senior
"Pumpkin" and after a bit of vetting and recovery she was finally on her way to
her new home - here's a picture of her with her new mom. Pilots n Paws
flew her up to Petaluma and I drove her the next day to meet her mom.
Another ACD rescue person Tressa, did the home check.

Pumpkins new mom is so nice one of those wonderful people who love senior cattledogs. She had her previous senior gal for one and a half "wonderful" years before she succumbed to hemangioma and when she saw Pumpkin on petfinder it was love all over again. She intends to walk pumpkin each day to get her in shape a little at a time and is very glad to have a cattledog in her life again.

-Dorothy
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/See%20Who%20You%20Helped/2012-05/CA-SanBernardino_PUMPKIN4-1.jpg (http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/onestarfish/See%20Who%20You%20Helped/2012-05/CA-SanBernardino_PUMPKIN4-1.jpg)

littleroads
08-31-2012, 07:48 AM
SEE WHO YOU HELPED - September 1, 2012
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Hello, ACD Community!
This is coming to you a day early because I will be away from the computer for the holiday weekend.

This month’s poster pup is Foxy, at the Tarboro Shelter in NC. This is a high-kill shelter, and Foxy was on the urgent list. Pupdate: as of 8/28 –Foxy has been pulled for ACDRA and is awaiting transport. I loved this picture, because it highlights the care and concern that this shelter worker has for the pups in care. My hat is off to those shelter workers and volunteers who do so much to try to save lives in a world where far too many animals are discarded.

This month’s recommendation…
www.DoggyLoot.com (http://www.doggyloot.com/) – This website has some fantastic deals on all kinds of products for dogs – usually slashed from retail prices, and most of the time, FREE SHIPPING. I’ve gotten some great deals from this site! If you sign up for their DoggyLoot newsletter, they send a new DoggyLoot e-mail with at least 4 products, almost every day. And if you refer someone and that person purchases a product, you get $5 off your next purchase. They have everything from toys to antlers, beds to bowls – a wide variety of neat things with great prices. They also have a page on Facebook – search for Doggy Loot!

PUPDATE on Meesha, our poster pup from August: From Jenn at TCDR on 8-16: “Meesha had her surgery yesterday. It went really well! She had broken the femoral head and it had formed a callous, so it took a little more time to do the surgery than expected. They were going to try to spay her so she wouldn't have to go under anesthesia twice, but they felt she had been under too long to do it. They will booster her vaccines tomorrow as well.”

8/18 – “Guess who got adopted this weekend?! Meesha! She was adopted by none other than the person who has been caring for her the whole time she has been in the hospital. We know Meesha will be in the excellent hands of a professional to continue with her recovery and rehab and she will get to accompany her new mom to work everyday. We wish you a long, happy, healthy life, Meesha. ♥ you and thank you Casey!”

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/8zkxywq (http://tinyurl.com/8zkxywq)

5 puppies - $100 general vetting – Lost Fantasy Stables, Ceres, VA, (Sarah Dunn)http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/VA201.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/VA201.html)
Mama was 9-month old red heeler, papa was a milkman (milkdog?). The pups were owner surrenders, rescued by Lost Fantasy Stables just before heading to the local pound.
Pupdate: as of 8/28 – 1 pup has been adopted, the other 4 were transferred to another rescue and all of those have adoptions pending!

HUEY - $50 boarding, St. Louis, MO
Little Huey, a young ACDx, was surrendered from an abusive home, and was put in boarding while trying to find a foster or adopter. Huey is NOT good with children and has some slight resource guarding issues, so finding a suitable home has been tough. He is good with adults, loves other dogs, and did fine with the cats in his home.
Pupdate: as of 8/25, Huey is on a trial adoption.

SAGE - $100 dental work
Redwood Coast Cattle Dog Rescue, Freestone, CA - www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA2000.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA2000.html)
*I have several new rescues with needs but the most pressing is Sage. She is truly one of the gems I've come across in ACDs. I had her in temp foster then the long term foster was unable to help so I was finally able to get her flown here through pilots n paws. Tonight has been her first night here. She is in bad shape - nearly starved and not able to eat much. I have a vet appointment for her on Monday afternoon and hoping for a dental appt the next day if not sooner. I am very worried about her and very worried about the costs but as I said she is a real gem and if this can be fixed by removing bad teeth it's worth the trouble and I'm in it for the long haul. She has been here less than a day and gets along with everything. We initially thought she had starved while her ordeal in the desert mountains of California but after working with her tonight trying to find something she can eat I'm thinking the starvation is likely the tooth problem.”

Pupdate 8/30: “Sage continues to fight but not out of the woods yet. She was in the hospital at Petcare for a week and is now here with me. She has Rocky Mtn spotted fever which caused a severe drop in platelets and we nearly lost her. She is also recovering from giardia.
There are a couple of fundraising efforts ongoing to help cover the expenses. She is a very sweet old gal that is winning hearts with the vet hospital staff and has been quite the ACD ambassador. The last count her platelets had climbed to 70k from a low of 5k (normal range starts at 210,000). This morning we go back to the vet for another CBC and will know be tomorrow if she is continuing to make a recovery. Please thank ARF for the help with Sage.

Here is a current picture, her bandana says "I was brave" from Petcare veterinary hospital in Santa Rosa. She is also putting on weight slowly from about 21 lbs now up to 23.8 lbs. She was nearly starved she was so thin and should be about 32 lbs ideally for her frame. She loves people, loves to stick by close. Tries to follow around when she's not crated. She gets along with everything. Very special girl.”

FRECKLES - $100 – general vetting, boarding til transport
8-month-old energetic young female ACDx pulled from Hawkins County Humane Society in Rogersville, Tennessee, transported to Open Heart Rescue in Cookeville, TN.
www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN669.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN669.html)

ROSE - $45 Vetting/boarding, Brazoria, TX
Rockwall Animal Rescue (Meri Lou Mahoney) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX1158.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX1158.html)
With her shelter overcrowded and ready to euth, Rose was pulled and went to Rockwall Animal Rescue near Dallas, TX. Rockwall had no available space for about a week; ARF sent $45 to help with vetting & boarding for Rose while she waited for her open spot.
Pupdate: 8/28 – Rose (renamed Rosie) and her mom arrived safely – are great dogs and are doing well, and looking for a forever home.
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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com (http://gmail.com/).

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of September goes to Carolina ACD Rescue & Rebound, www.carolinasrescue.com (http://www.carolinasrescue.com/). Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here:
www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC539.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC539.html)

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (http://acdrescuefund.net/) (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel,& Diane

littleroads
09-30-2012, 10:25 PM
SEE WHOYOU’VE HELPED – October 1, 2012


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Hello, ACD Community!

This month’s poster pup is Sage, with Redwood Cattle Dog Rescue in Santa Rosa, CA. Sage had many health issues when she was rescued, among them giardia, near starvation due in part to dental disease, and the latest problem being Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever from which she is still recovering. She has spent a lot of time at the vet’s for treatment; in the pic above, she is wearing her “I was brave” bandana. See more of Sage’s story below.

Wag-worthy widgets and websites: TreatToob – http://store.paww.com/dp/B008770Z9Y (http://store.paww.com/dp/B008770Z9Y)

“TreatToob™ is a completely new kind of treat dispenser. The challenge with high-value treats like peanut butter, liverwurst, and pureed food is that there's no easy way to take them on the go. The TreatToob™ changes that. Made of soft yet rugged food-grade silicone, it dispenses virtually any squeeze-able treat. Unscrew the cap and fill it up with your dog's favorite mushy food. Then just flip open the hinged cap and squeeze. Particularly great for training. We love all our products, but something tells us your dog may love TreatToob most of all.”

- Capacity: 3.0 fl oz. (89ml)
- Dry weight: 2.0 oz (57g)
- All materials are BPA-free, PC-free, and phthalate-free
- Tube: FDA food-safe silicone
- Cap: FDA food-safe #5PP
- Rotating collar with six settings to make identifying contents a snap
- Tube is dishwasher safe (top rack only)

At $8.95, this is avery affordable, neat way to take “treats-on-the-go” – no muss, no fuss! Also available on Amazon.com.

PUPDATE on Holly (TCDR), poster pup from August 1st newsletter: Jenn @ TCDR reports that Holly, the little blue gal with the terminal cancer tumors, is loving her new home and her new mom! She feels good, and goes out on regular walks. Holly is a very lucky pup, whom we hope will have several good years with her adoptive family.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/9cggoow (http://tinyurl.com/9cggoow)

Ike - $55 many medical issues
Noah’s Arks Rescue,Okatie, SC
Ike was rescued from a shelter and taken in by Noah’s Arks Rescue in Okatie, SC. He had multiple health issues, including Demodex mange, severe heartworm infestation, and bacterial meningitis. Although they tried valiantly to save him, Ike’s problems were overwhelming, and eventually took him to the Rainbow Bridge. We are thankful that in his last days he was provided with medical care, love, and a safe place for his passage.

Sage – $150 – vetting, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Redwood Cattle DogRescue, Santa Rosa, CA
Dorothy’s update says this: “She has Rocky Mountain spotted fever and had giardia and somehow triggered a serious illness they are calling ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenia) with anemia and dangerously low platelets so there is a risk of death from internal bleeding. The giardia appears to be cleared up and the ITP is so far responding to prednisone therapy so time will tell. It’s not known if ITP is from the tick disease or if it is an autoimmune response triggered by the dental infection or also possible she could have a bone or blood cancer. If it stops responding to prednisone the next step would be a bone marrow biopsy…I just don’t even want to think about going there right now. We are doing the regular vet every few weeks for a CBC and weight check. We go back this week. When she has a little more weight on her and seems like she’s doing well I’ll see about getting the dental work done.”

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For an explanation ofARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of October goes to Herd It Through the Grapevine rescue in Sonoma County, CA – www.hittgv.org (http://www.hittgv.org/). Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=CA1852&sort=identifier (http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=CA1852&sort=identifier).

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel,& Diane

littleroads
11-01-2012, 07:44 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – November 1, 2012

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Hello, ACD Community!

This month’s Poster Pup is Holly in Waco, TX. Holly was our poster pup for July 1st as well; if you recall, she was the one with the malignant cancer tumors who needed a “hospice mom” – and got one in Kris B. Kris is a professional photographer, and has given permission for me to use Holly’s Howloween photos here. As you can see, Holly is doing absolutely FANTASTIC, and we are so happy for her and her new family! We couldn’t resist sharing two of Holly’s Howloween photos!

Also putting in a plug this month for FOSTER HOMES. Rescues can’t do what they do without ‘em. If you would consider fostering, talk to your local shelter or rescue and see what you can do to help. Foster homes are GOLD!!! If you can’t foster yourself, talk to friends about it. You just never know what connections might be made!

Wag-worthy widgets and websites: Fur-Zoff – www.furzoff.net (http://www.furzoff.net/)

I bought one of these last year at a Pet Expo and loved it – it works great! Do you wear black pants with shades of grey/red/white? Is your couch growing fur? Need a stocking stuffer for a pet-loving friend or relative? Try a Fur-Zoff! At $9.99 – great product!

Fur-Zoff is More Effective,Durable andEarth-Friendlythanany other productfor cleaning pet hair from the fabrics in your life. With a light sweeping motion, its unique rigid hair scaled texture removes hair from carpets and fabrics in homes and vehicles quickly and easily. With nothing to plug in, wear out or replace, Fur-Zoff is the last product you will ever need to keep shed pet hair under control.

Environmentally Friendly! Fur-Zoff is made from 90% post-consumer recycled materials (the stuff you put into your curbside recycling box). It’s also hypoallergenic and odor free.

Fur-Zoff, the most effective pet hair remover on the market, is a perfect stocking stuffer! BurzOff is invaluable for all of those outdoor lovers in your life, especially hunters and our Groomer’s Stone is a great gift for anyone who owns a horse. So, pick up your phone, email us or visit our Holiday page (http://furzoff.net/2012-holiday-sale) (http://furzoff.net/2012-holiday-sale (http://furzoff.net/2012-holiday-sale)) anytime between now and December 19, 2012 and receive FREE shipping within the US on all orders.

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Nita - $100 trauma to bladder and upper torso from being hit by car
Wags & Whiskers Rescue – Modesto, CA
Thankfully Nita had no broken bones, but her bladder and torso were swollen and painful. Pain meds and rest were prescribed, and ARF helped with vet costs for diagnosis and boarding at vet prior to treatment.

Jodi writes: “Nita, who is on R&R and recovering, apparently does not believe a cattle dog needs to be in a crate to relax! She has made herself quite at home and is an amazingly good girl. She walks well on a leash (short walks), sits, and does not miss anything! So far all is going well.... as she is sitting here staring at me now. I'm not sure if you would see it, but it's posted on FB - she is an amazing dog! So glad we saved her!”

MOMMA & PUPS – $100 general vetting
Momma was discovered in a pound in Kentucky, very pregnant, and very thin. Her cute face was circulated, and touched the hearts of a wonderful couple in Kansas, who drove 1400 miles round-trip to go get her and bring her home. Momma had 5 puppies, which the couple is having vetted, and they will work on finding appropriate homes for the pups. ARF donated $100 to help cover vetting costs for Momma and the pups.

HENRY & HARRY - $100 Respiratory illness
Henry & Harry were pulled by Redwood Coast Cattledog Rescue. Dorothy writes: “Yes both are being treated for upper respiratory illness -likely a kennel cough/mycoplasma complex infection. Henry, with his rag-tag ear, is doing very well now but Harry is still quite sick and has pneumonia.” ARF sent $100 to help with their vet bills.

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com (http://gmail.com/).

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of November goes to Australian Cattle Dog Rescue of Illinois. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: www.petfinder.com/shelters/IL438.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IL438.html)

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (http://acdrescuefund.net/) (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel,& Diane

littleroads
12-01-2012, 01:07 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – December 1, 2012


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Hello, ACD Community!

Every year at Thanksgiving time, we always say how thankful we are to all of our donors, and how grateful we are that you continue to support ARF’s efforts to help cattle dogs in need. It almost seems cliché to repeat that, but it’s true – plain and simple, it is because of YOU that dogs get medical care, or that extra boost to help with transport, adoption costs, boarding, etc., that can mean the difference between saving or losing a life. Your monthly or even one-time donations, no matter how big or small, mean the world to a lot of dogs. If you feel led to continue giving, THANK YOU! Skipping a Starbucks once a month, putting your spare change in a jar every night – small ways to save up $5 to help save a life. If you are not able to give, you can help in many other ways! Spread the word. Network. Volunteer your time at a local shelter – most will be ever so grateful for any help you can offer. Do a blanket or toy/leash drive at work. Help transport if you are able. There are so many ways to contribute to make this a better world for our companion animals. YOU make it possible. YOU show us the goodness that exists in people, in a world where too often we see the opposite. YOU keep us going. THANK YOU!

Willis is this month’s poster pup, and he was in need of that help. Willis was being fostered in Afton, MN, but was in desperate need of his own family. He had been networked a lot in the past few months, but with no luck in finding an appropriate home. However, I am pleased to say that Willis has a pending adoption! We hope and pray that this is “the one” for Willis, and that he will have a long and happy life in his new home.

Wag-worthy widgets and websites: http://www.perfectmemorials.com/pet-urns/ (http://www.perfectmemorials.com/pet-urns/)

All of us, at one time or another, will face the inevitable with our dogs, when they pass from this life and become part of everything. If cremation is your choice for your dog’s earthly remains, this website has some very beautiful choices for urns and memorials for your beloved pet. Included are urns of metal, stone, wood, ceramic, glass, biodegradable medium, and also memory chests, plaques, medallions, and personalized items. They have many ways to honor your cherished companion’s resting place.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES:

$75 – Jonah – treatment for severe heartworm
TCDR
Jonah, a handsome young blue male, is in the care of Texas Cattle Dog Rescue. Soon after being pulled, he showed signs of severe heartworm infestation, and is undergoing treatment. Jenn writes: “Jonah is ok... he just finished his doxy and will start Immiticide injections on the 14th of December.” Please shine those Bentleys for a quick and complete recovery for Jonah!

$75 – Speedy & siblings – Parvo treatment
AWDRI
We made an exception with this one. Speedy was not an ACD, she was a kelpie pup, and was adopted by our friends Di & Carey Edwards, without whom the ACD Rescue Fund would not have begun nor continued to exist. Speedy & her siblings were rescued from a pound in Australia, but unfortunately, all contracted parvo, and all but two did not make it, despite desperate and expensive attempts to save them. They did, however, in their very brief lives, know the love and comfort of people who cared and loved them with all of their hearts. RIP Speedy, I hope you know how much they loved you, and what a huge effect you had on their lives.

We have a last-minute pup in need of FHO surgery. Jeff Alford with Howelling Kennels Corgi & Cattle Dog Rescue writes:


We are looking for Sponsorship $$$ for a 5 month old pup, currently at a shelter in Amelia Ohio. Bo came in with his 3 siblings and father (story all too common, person going to make $$$ breeding ACD pups, finds out otherwise and dumps dogs). Bo came in with a fractured femur, and will require a femoral head ostectomy to correct, as it is an older break and some fusing has taken place. We need to raise approx. $900 for the surgery. Our rescue is really short on funds right now, and so we are trying to spread the word and get some sponsorship $$$. Thank you so much for posting the info about Bo. Donations can be sent to us -


Howelling Kennels
Corgi and Cattle Dog Rescue
207 Belleaire Ave.
Springfield, OH 45503

If someone prefers to send money directly to the vet, I can relay that information as well, but currently our vet hasn't seen Bo yet. The diagnosis was made by the vet for the shelter.






Donations can also be sent to Bo via Paypal through ARF, just specify on your donation that it is for Bo’s FHO surgery, and we will make sure that it reaches the vet. Please consider helping this cute little guy who hasn’t had such a good start in life.

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of December goes to One Heeler at a Time Rescue in Pierceville, IN. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN472.html (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN472.html)

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel, & Diane

littleroads
01-01-2013, 03:05 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – January 1, 2013


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Hello, ACD Community!

Wag-worthy widgets and websites: www.charliedogandfriends.com (http://www.charliedogandfriends.com/)
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A portion of the sales of these adorable soft toys, individually created from submissions by adoptive pet owners, goes to help rescues and shelters. The ACD pictured on the website (and our poster pup this month) was made in honor of Gypsy, a blue female owned by Becky (dingoblu), a long-time ACD community (& forum) member. What a great plush toy – for kids or adults! And they benefit a great cause. Submit or purchase yours today!

For the first time in ages, and I believe for the 2nd time ever since ARF began – no funds were distributed this month. There were a couple of requests, but as it turned out, the funds were not needed, and so have been retained forf uture use. Our first request was Bo (Beau) in Ohio – the little pup with the injured leg. We started fund-raising for his surgery, but in the meantime Beau was adopted and his new owner covered the cost of his surgery. YAY for Beau – what a happy ending! Those who did contribute specifically for Beau were contacted, and all said to keep their donations for other dogs in need. THANK YOU!!!

We had another request for four ACDs and mixes in California, for spay/neuter/vetting so they could be pulled – but another rescue quickly stepped up and was able to take them. They are safe.

Our third possibility was for boarding for an ACD going from Texas to Washington, but the dog became ill and ultimately passed away of pneumonia before she could even be pulled for vetting. She had an adopter waiting, and our condolences go out to that person who opened their heart to Daisy.

The GOOD NEWS is…thanks to your generosity ARF was able to help 56 dogs in 2012! What an amazing group of ACD lovers you are – you never cease to humble me and make me smile. You are all truly blessings, and angels to these dogs.

On to a new year! We had a respite for a month, but the work of the shelters and rescues is truly never-ending. Your support will be appreciated more than ever.

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25Encouragement Donation for the month of January goes to Central Coast Border Collie and Herding Dog Rescue in central California. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.ccbcrescue.com/availabledogs.html (http://www.ccbcrescue.com/availabledogs.html).

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel, & Diane

littleroads
02-01-2013, 11:31 AM
SEE WHO YOU HELPED - February 1, 2013
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Hello ACD Community,


By now most of you have heard that our beloved rescue angel, Gwendolyn Hanneman, has earned her wings and gone to the Rainbow Bridge to be with many of the dogs she loved, and to watch over those still here. Gwen has been a member of the ACD rescue community for many years - a favorite on our forum, and a tireless worker for dogs in need. We were devastated to learn of her passing, but we rejoice in having had her in our lives, as a friend and as an inspiration. First and foremost, Gwen loved her family; her husband and sons were her world. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. She loved many dogs throughout her too-short lifetime, and rescue dogs that passed through her doors were loved no less than her own. We'll also remember her for her many tattoos, which were as vibrant and full of life and color as she was. Her tribute to her Ducky is our "poster pup" this month. Her other interests included her snakes, proving she could love the unlovable, and NASCAR's Jeff Gordon has lost his absolute #1 fan. I personally will miss her faithful Sunday Facebook posts all through racing season - "Jeff Gordon will win!" - again proving she could love the unlovable. :) Gwen, you will be soooo missed. But we rejoice in your life, and know the world is a much better place for you having been in it. Our loss is heaven's gain.


Last year in February we held our ♥Lotto Love♥ 50/50 raffle, which raised a total of $80 for ARF, and $80 for the lucky winner of the fundraiser. This month we will be repeating this February fundraiser for ARF, but with a special twist. With the unexpected and untimely death of our dear friend, Gwen, we wanted to do something to honor her and her unswerving devotion to rescuing cattle dogs in need. Instead of sending half of any funds raised to a "lucky winner," we would like to send those funds to Gwen's husband and sons, to be used in any way they wish to honor Gwen - a memorial, help with expenses for her dogs, etc.


Here's how it works:


Raffle runs now through February 22nd. Contributions can be made in increments of $1, with a maximum of $10 (to level the playing field). Any individual amount over $10 donated will be added to Gwen's memorial, i.e. if you send $25, $10 will go the raffle, $15 will go to Gwen's family.


If $25 or less total is raised, ALL monies will go to Gwen's family. If more than $25 is raised, half will go to ARF, and half will go to the family. If more than $100 is raised, winner will receive a blue ACD cookie jar made by Montana Silversmiths (Ranch Rascals series). I will post often on the Aucado forum as to amount raised.



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I have a roll of tickets. 1 ticket = $1. When your contribution is received, I record your dollar amount next to your ticket number(s), and e-mail your ticket number(s) to you. On Feb. 23rd I will mail all tickets to a neutral party to draw the winning ticket. Amount raised (& winner if there is one, of the cookie jar) will be announced in the March edition of this newsletter.


NOTE: We cannot do the ♥Lotto Love♥ through Paypal, since they consider raffles to be gambling and can shut down a Paypal account if found participating - so all donations for ♥Lotto Love♥ must be made either by cash or check. Normal donations to ARF can be made through Paypal as usual.


Send your donations and please include a note including FIRST & LAST NAME, E-MAIL ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER (phone number optional - in the event I cannot reach you via e-mail) to me at:


Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961


We have a "Lotto Love" for Gwen, and hope she would approve. :)


Wag-worthy websites and widgets will return next month!


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FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/a4pgsma (http://tinyurl.com/a4pgsma)


LEVI BLUE - Hesperia, CA - $115 - vetting/general and respiratory, surgery for foxtails (RCCR)


3 ACDs - Hesperia, CA - $75 each - general vetting & respiratory illness treatment (Wags & Whiskers)


LUCKY & ZORRO - Monterey, CA - $250 - vetting, boarding (RCCR)


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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net). If you would like to be added or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this "See Who You've Helped" newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.


$25 Encouragement donation for the month of February goes to Outback Australian Cattle Dog Rescue in Seymour, IN. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN484.html .


Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!


Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel & Diane

Belgrael
02-01-2013, 07:28 PM
Eileen, thank you for this. I have posted it on the AuCaDo Facebook page as well.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151469480136908&set=a.189285951907.158609.7672216907&type=1&theater

littleroads
02-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Thanks Di! I was hoping someone would. I am still not very good at Facebook!

littleroads
02-28-2013, 10:41 PM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – March 1, 2013
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http://tinyurl.com/awtsnje


Hello, ACD Community,

Well, our ♥LOTTO LOVE♥ 50/50 raffle is over for another year, and a HUGE THANK YOU to all who participated to help both ARF and Gwen Hanneman’s family! $135 was raised for Gwen’s memorial. $50 was raised for ARF. The winner of the ACD cookie jar is ticket #588545 which belongs to Carol Gailey! Congrats, Carol, your cookie jar will be in the mail shortly!

Wag-worthy websites and widgets – Get Serious! Pet Stain Cleaning Solution
http://getseriousproducts.net/Pet_Stain_Cleaning_Solution.html

Recommended by a shelter manager friend of mine (NFI). She writes:

I love love love the product called “Get Serious” I’ve also tried all the products like nature miracle etc… this has worked the best.

Recently my elderly boxer thought it would be a good idea to wedge himself under the grill cover to lick the grease trap! So gross it was like he threw up grease and stool! This stuff actually worked and you can heat it in the microwave for better efficiency They make two formulas one for cats and one for dogs.

This product is also available at www.PetSmart.com.


FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES - http://tinyurl.com/99ssj6z

SAM, SANDY (& GRACE, non-ACD) - $250 distemper (RCCR)
Three beautiful dogs were pulled from San Bernardino, CA - two ACD’s and a bonded chi mix. All three were sick with what was thought to be kennel cough, however the two ACDs, Sam and Sandy, were ultimately diagnosed with distemper, and sadly, did not pull through. (The chi mix did not have distemper and continues to recover.) Thank you to Redwood Coast Cattle Dog Rescue for giving these two cattle dogs love and medical attention in their final days. How blessed they were to be out of the shelter when they passed and in the arms of people who cared. The vet bills for Sam and Sandy are still very high.

MILLIE - $100 Hit by car (ACDRA)
Sweet Millie was hit by a car and had multiple serious injuries. She is recovering well, but has huge medical bills. Here is a note from ACDRA:
“Happy news to share with all of Millie's supporters! She had surgery yesterday [2/15] and came through it very well. Here are some of the details from the veterinary specialist treating her:
-The broken femur: He put in 2 plates and he's 100% happy with the outcome.
-The jaw: Because of the way it's broken he ended up using 2 pieces of wire to stabilize it. He's a little concerned that she could knock it out of alignment before it's 100% healed but he's going to watch it and see how it looks on Monday. If necessary he may add another wire when he puts her under for the spay.
-The infection: Still being treated with antibiotics and feels confident he will be able to spay her on Monday.”

Update on Fuzzy Sawyer: Fuzzy and Tatter continue to make full recoveries. They are playful and happy pups once again! I was notified that all ChipIns will be discontinued as of March 7th. Fuzzy’s ChipIn was originally to run through March 31st, but we will continue to accept donations through the ChipIn until the end of the day on March 6th. After that, checks can be sent to me at the address below, or donations can be sent via Paypal to the e-mail address below, but please be sure to designate that your donation is for Fuzzy. Again, no ARF funds are being used for Fuzzy’s fundraiser, only those so designated for her. Total raised so far for Fuzzy - $760 of $2880.

Needs: Tegan (Central Coast Border Collie Rescue) – ACD/BC mix, our poster pup for this month. Tegan is 8-month old and was recently diagnosed with shoulder dysplasia. She will be relinquished to CCBCR for treatment, if enough funds can be raised. CCBCR has requested the owner get a second opinion, and more info will be shared when we receive it.

Tegan’s story: “Tegan as a four month old puppy from a Craigslist backyard breeder. She was in a kennel her whole life and never had any humane contact. She is half queensland heeler half Aussie. We got out of there and it was a long road to get her to trust us. She finally came around and now is a happy happy dog who loves running around and playing with or other dog in the river. This was back in October.
In the middle of November we noticed her limping. We checked her out as best we could and did kennel rest on an off and would soak her leg. Some days she would be good, some would be bad. We took her to the vet to get a visual examination and he said she had a sprain and to keep her on kennel rest. I'm sure you could imagine how hard it was to keep a five month old puppy locked up when all she wanted to do was play with her dog friend.
Her leg got worse and yesterday we took her to get x rays. We waited to do x rays as we couldn't afford it and hoped kennel rest would work. We finally took her for the x rays when she wasn't improving and I had gotten enough money. The doctor said she has dysphasia [sp.] in her left shoulder and to always expect her to be lame on her left front leg. She also said its starting to affect the hips and soon she will be lame back there too, as well with her front right. She said Tegan's window is now, and that she could get a $3,000 surgery to correct the problem. Needless to say, we do not have the funds for that. The doctor also told us that by age four or five she will have an extremely hard time walking.
I don't want to watch my eight month old puppy suffer and gradually get worse and worse until she can no longer walk. But I cannot afford the surgery, and I don't want to put her down either. She's only a baby and I feel so bad given what's she's gone through the first four months of her life and knowing now that I cannot help her.”

Someone please tell us where to get money trees…we surely need to start planting with the serious problems we are seeing!

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For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website: www.acdrescuefund.net. If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com.

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of March goes to Blue Crush Rescue in Ashville, NC. Thanks for all you do! Please see their listings here: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=NC602.

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel, & Diane

littleroads
04-01-2013, 07:29 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – April 1, 2013

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Hello, ACD Community!

Our poster pup this month is Jonah, an adopted TCDR dog. Jen Norman sends this pupdate:
Jonah made his first trip to the dog park after a long heartworm treatment. He is doing well and his mom, Jen (https://www.facebook.com/jen.norman.18?group_id=0), loves him. We couldn't have had this happy tail with you, our Facebook friends, who shared his story and donated toward his very expensive treatment. THANK YOU ALL!

Wag-worthy widgets and websites:
Green Interactive Slow Dog Feeder
http://tinyurl.com/ce53cvq
http://www.muttropolis.com/products2.cfm/ID/22592/name/Green-Interactive-Slow-Dog-Feeder

“Green Interactive Slow Dog Feeder. A revolutionary way to turn your dog’s meal into a challenging game! Many dogs lack mental stimulation which can lead to boredom and unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate chewing or barking. By entertaining your dog with their own food allowance you can stimulate them mentally and help to remove these problems. Scatter the desired amount of food across the Green and watch your dog ‘work’ to push the food out between the many blades of grass. Another important feature of Green is that it prolongs eating time, which is proven to significantly reduce the risk of vomiting, gagging, gas and belching and also decrease the risk of `bloat’ a potentially fatal disease for dogs. This results in a happier and healthier dog.

Sizing:
Green has been designed so that one size can be used for all dogs, regardless of weight and breed. It is made of hard plastic (without phthalates) and can therefore be used both indoors and out and is also completely safe to be cleaned in the dishwasher.”

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/cwa2flr (http://tinyurl.com/cwa2flr)

SELENA (TCDR) - $75 – Skin and ear infection, old wounds, HW+
I have not yet received a pupdate on Selena, but hope to hear something soon. I know she is getting the best care possible through TCDR.

TANK (CR&R) - $75 – infection, pneumonia, worms, undetermined condition
Pupdate 3/27: Tank is doing well! You know they are feeling better when they start getting in trouble. =) He's a cuddle bunny who is busy testing the new set of rules in his foster home and resisting any sort of manners. He's a sweet, smart boy with a foster mom who won't let him get away with that kind of stuff so we're sure he'll be put on the right path and up for adoption soon.

GEMMA & PUPS (Little House Rescue) - $250 – possible parvo
Pupdate 3/26: Gemma is a fighter! Per the Vet tech this evening-
Just to let you know Gemma ate a can and a half of dog food today! I know there is hope for her! Three more puppies passed away today, but TWO are still hanging on and nursing good! This little momma dog is capturing the hearts of many. Prayers through phone calls all day!
Pupdate 3/29: All of Gemma’s pups have died. Gemma is still fighting! Please light some Bentleys for sweet Gemma…


For an explanation of ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) and what we do, please visit our website:www.acdrescuefund.net (http://www.acdrescuefund.net/). If you would like to be added to or removed from our e-mail distribution list for this “See Who You’ve Helped” newsletter, please e-mail me at dogstarEML @ gmail.com (http://gmail.com/).

$25 Encouragement Donation for the month of April goes to AWDRI – Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc.. Thanks for all you do! Please see their available dogs here: http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/category/awdri-dogs

Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @acdrescuefund.net (http://acdrescuefund.net/) (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check “for ARF”. I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account. THANK YOU!

Thanks again to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel, & Diane

littleroads
05-01-2013, 12:22 AM
SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – May 1, 2013
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Hello, ACD Community!

This will be the last newsletter in this monthly format. After much thought and soul-searching over the past few months, I have come to the conclusion that ARF (ACD Rescue Fund) may be better served in some other capacity, or by another way of doing business. Currently we have a small core group of 6 or 7 very faithful donors, several of whom have donated every month since ARF’s inception in 2008 – WOW!!! That kind of commitment is amazing to me! And you all have helped countless dogs over the years, whether you donated faithfully every month, or made a one-time donation. I have said it often, but will say it again – WE ARE SO GRATEFUL – to any and all who have donated over the years. You can know that you accomplished a world of good for many dogs who would not have had that help had it not been for you. YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE – AND A HUGE ONE.

In the first few years we built up a base of many regular donors, but over time that number started to decline; some left for financial reasons in this tough economy, some decided to give locally, some preferred a 501c3 (which ARF is not) and some most likely just lost interest and moved on. All of those things are normal and natural things to have happen. But the fact is that there is no longer enough coming in to continue operating the way we have. We are getting to the point where we would have to say we are sorry but we don’t have enough funds for someone requesting help, and that is a very, very hard thing to do.

I want to emphasize, we are NOT closing ARF down. In the future, if we receive a request for funding help, I will send it out to the ACD lists and those on my ARF contacts list with donation information as I have with the newsletter, and if you wish to help and are in a position to do so you can donate directly, OR if you do not want the hassle of doing that or wish to remain anonymous, you may still use the ARF Paypal option ([email protected]), or send a snail mail check to me and we will make sure that it gets to that dog in need as we have in the past (please be sure to specify on your donation what dog it is for). I will continue to include the ARF information in any plea. For those donors who have regular monthly payments to ARF set up - if you wish to continue that, that is absolutely OK! We would like to keep a reserve on hand for emergency use, or for when no other funds have been donated for a specific need.

I am hoping that the ACD list owners will continue to let us post these pleas as we receive them, as they have so generously allowed us to post our First-of-the-Month Fundraisers in the past. But if any of you do not wish us to do so, of course we will honor that request. Also, as always, if anyone on our contacts list does not want to be included on future e-mails, please let me know and I will remove your name; our intention as always is not to be a pest and be constantly begging for money, but rather to help the dogs who need it. I hope we have accomplished that, and I hope we can continue to do so.

Recues reading this – please continue to let us know if you have a need for funds for a specific dog. Most of you do a great job of fundraising on your own, but sometimes the bills can be overwhelming, and that extra boost of help is needed. If you contact us, please give 1) a brief summary of the situation, 2) approximately how much will be needed, 3) donation information – both through your rescue (include website, please) and your vet if you have it, and 4) a photo or two of the dog in need. All of this in one e-mail will be much easier for us to process quickly and get the info where it needs to go. I will gladly post for help. It would also be good to send a follow-up on the dog so that I can post that as well. People like to know that their $$ are actually helping! And we like to post good news too, which has always been the intent of this newsletter. 

With all of that said, once again, I would like to thank those who have been soooooo faithful over the years. I am in awe of your generosity. Truly. It has meant LIFE for many dogs who would otherwise not have had a chance. We don’t intend to stop helping; we just need to do it in a more effective way. We are tentatively working on a Facebook page in conjunction with the Aucado site. I am open to suggestions from anyone who cares to share with me. Again, THANK YOU. I honestly cannot say that enough.

FACES TO PUT WITH THE NAMES: http://tinyurl.com/ageortn

PUMPKIN (Herd It Through The Grapevine Rescue, Santa Rosa, CA) - $100
Pumpkin needed surgery for long untreated luxating patella.

INJURED BLUE GIRL – Hesperia, CA, (going to Paws Without Borders, BC, Can) - $75
This little sweetie was hit by a car and ended up with a broken hip that required an FHO surgery to repair. Cost of surgery - $1500.

Pupdate on Henry & Harry from Dorothy Stone:
Harry went to a great new home last Friday. Henry is still waiting.
Hard to believe they were so sick and skinny and almost didn’t make it. Especially Harry he was very ill.
This is Harry - he was the most ill of the two and on iv 5 days. What a handsome boy he is! His family just lost their beloved 15 yr old to cancer. Both semi retired, great home and plenty of time to devote to their new love. They tell us he is so smart and friendly - he has met all the neighbors and neighbor dogs in the small rural area; plays with the other dogs and learning commands fast. He's been in his new home less than a week. It is so rewarding when they go to great homes.

Thanks for the help!
Dorothy



Donations to ARF for the dogs can be made in two ways – PayPal to donations @ acdrescuefund.net (remove spaces), or you can make out a check to me and send to:

Eileen Lankow
E7475 Rawhide Rd.
New London, WI 54961

Note on your check which dog your donation is for (or “general fund”); I will deposit it in the ARF Paypal account and make sure it gets to the intended recipient. THANK YOU!

And thanks – ALWAYS - to all of you who make a difference!

Your ARF Team,
Eileen, Di, Laurey, Mel, & Diane

littleroads
06-05-2013, 11:01 PM
Pupdate on Gemma from Little House Rescue (see Post #1):

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=527624783962536&set=a.123938767664475.18186.120787004646318&type=1&theater

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Gemma is loved and very happy. Thanks to everyone who helped with her medical bills. :)

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