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    Default Re: First-of-the-Month 5-minute $5 Fido Fix-It Fundraiser - SEPTEMBER

    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].]

    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], 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
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    Default First-of-the-Month 5-minute $5 Fido Fix-it Fundraiser - OCTOBER

    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? 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], 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
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    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Exclamation First-of-the-Month 5-minute $5 Fido Fix-It Fundraiser - NOVEMBER

    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], 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
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    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default Re: First-of-the-Month 5-minute $5 Fido Fix-It Fundraiser - DECEMBER 1, 2008

    SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – December 1, 2008


    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].

    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
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    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – January 1, 2009

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

    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
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    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default Re: First-of-the-Month 5-minute $5 Fido Fix-It Fundraiser - February 1, 2009

    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/dis...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
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    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    WOW! I did not know how meny dogs yall have/had helped in the past. I read them all and I know that some people like me can't pay the vet bills to have the dogs fixed/looked at.I am glad to know that yall are helping ACDS and ACDXS.
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    SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – March 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].

    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
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    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – April 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].

    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 PennsylvaniaKumar 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
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    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    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). 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).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
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    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Sent.
    Happy May!

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    Thank you so much, Rosie!
    Eileen
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    SEE WHO YOU’VE HELPED – June 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].

    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”!

    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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    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Hi Eileen -- Just donated...please note that for the record $75 was a regular ol' donation and $75 was the June 2nd 8-state-Kate donation.

    Keep it goin' you do amazing work!

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    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.

    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.

    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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    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    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.”




    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
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    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    $5 on the way from Anne and Croydon always glad to help rescue any dog would do more if I could.

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    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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    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    What a great looking dog and so glad the little bit of money that I sent could help I will send more any time to help I have been putting all my efforts downunder in Aussie at the moment to try and help Snoopy giving money for his board and shelter I wish he would find that forever home I am glad some of the ACD's are finding their forever homes thankyou for taking him Anne and Croydon

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    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
    Last edited by littleroads; 10-10-2009 at 01:55 PM.
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    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Carpe Ossium - "Seize the Bone"

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