Tuesday, June 2, 2009

AHGRR&S NEWS LETTER

ON THE RADAR SCOPE:
Hey Hounders,
It's me, your little buddy radar (a.k.a radio). Mom and dad got the latest Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue (AHGRR) newsletter email yesterday. Here's what Ms. Carol sent out. And guess what? There's a part in it about me and mom and dad. Ms. Carol is the reason that I'm alive today to be able to have "my secretary" type this blog post out to y'all today. Ms. Carol didn't think it was necessary for me to be "put down" because I was born blind or because I was born without a tail. And then when I tested positive for parvo virus she rushed me to a vet hospital and had me treated rather than just have me die or have me put down as being to much trouble or expense. I sure appreciate it that she was there to watch out for me just as she, and Mr. Skip, do and have done for so many other hopeless cases. Ms. Carol and Mr. Skip are definitely the savers of hopeless cases, kinda like St. Jude. Dad tells mom that Ms. Carol is really Saint Carol in the canine world.
- Radar and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties


"Good Morning!
Just a quick note to let everyone know that Radio (aka Radar) is doing GREAT! His foster Mom and Dad have decided he's a keeper, so he has found his forever home with two very wonderful people.

Radio/Radar in his forever home

As you can see from the picture, he's growing up!


Take a Look at this: We have some truly wonderful people posting items for sale on ebay with some or all or the proceeds of the sale being donated to us. There is something for everyone here, folks. If you are looking for a gift, trinket, spell (yes, take a look), electronics, etc, go to this link:

http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=22930

Items are being added and sold often, so please keep checking in - - -

(We do not know all these sellers, so we cannot vouch for the quality of their merchandise, etc.)

Our fundraiser will be held on June 20th. Invitations have started going out - if you do not receive one - it's my fault - - - - - and it's simply an error in paperwork (combined with old age - lol). Just let me know, so we can get one out to you. Since this event is being held at the home of our supporters, we have chosen to not advertise it on the webpage for obvious reasons. Please feel free, however, to email me for information.

The fundraising event in Winchester (VA) has been postponed indefinitely. The paperwork and labor involved with getting the license and permits for it is simply overwhelming to me - and right now I just don't have the time to negotiate all the legal ins and outs of it. We do hope to have perhaps a Holiday Banquet or party at Charles Town Races. We are still investigating that possibility. (We do want to thank Blue Ridge Dog Training Club for being willing to help with the insurance requirement for the Winchester event. Perhaps we will be able to find enough manpower to hold it next year.)

We are in need (desperately) of short term boarding/fostering for incoming dogs who are not fully vaccinated. (Fully vaccinated is a series of at least 2 distemper/parvo vaccinations given 3 - 4 weeks apart.) Because we may never really know what made Radio so sick we are being very careful with our intakes so that they will be safe. PLEASE - if you can foster a dog for 2 - 4 weeks, or can find a veterinary hospital or boarding facility willing to board them for that long - let us know. (We are not looking for FREE boarding - we will pay a reasonable fee for it.) We currently have 2 Senior dogs waiting to come in - . They are a pair of 9 year old brothers, living outside and arthritic. We need to find a temporary spot for them while their vaccinations are brought current as it is doubtful that they have ever been vaccinated.

Thank you for your continued support. The current economic crisis in this country is taking it's toll on charities. We are thankful each day for having such wonderful people to help us make it through and save lives.

Carol
Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue"

ahgrr@frontiernet.net

carefreesv@frontiernet.net

http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/

TERRAIN FOLLOWING RADAR:

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8 comments:

Martin Hooper said...

yay well done Radar - Hope you get on well with the other hounds and kitties!!

Tracey and Huffle said...

For a pup who can't see, he certainly moves fast!

Huffle Mawson

Clive said...

Wonderful to see Radar moving around so confidently.

lots of woofs
Clive

Gus said...

You're officially a Bumpass hound...it got announced! Congratulations.

Gussie d

Mason Dixie said...

wow Radar/radio has really came around, he is very cute. can not wait to see him with the other hounds. =)

GoldenSamantha said...

Radar (Radio!) is adorable and gets around beautifully without sight! Lots of news - will check out ebay!
Hugs xo Sammie

Ms. ~K said...

This story has been amazing every step of the way!
Hugs and Rubs to Radar and all the Bumpass Hounds and Kitties!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We are behind on reading some blogs, but we are VERY EXCITED that you're in your furever home! You are one lucky pupper!

Steve and Kat

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If you can, please consider opening your home to a homeless animal, preferably a dog or cat or other domesticated animal; livestock does better on farms and wild animals do better in zoos and parks. Your local Humane Society or SPCA or Animal Shelter has a wide selection of could be, should be, pets looking for new homes. If you can't adopt, perhaps you can at least become a sponsor. We'll show you how to help out Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary (AHGRRS) on our blog page, but you can help out any organization of your choice, but please help; contribute or volunteer.
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