Saturday, January 16, 2010

AHGRR UPDATE

HOW ARE THINGS AT AHGRR?
Hey Hounders,
Radar the Bobtail Brat here with today's post. As y'all know, I' was rescued from the humanity of the good doers who wanted to put me down because I was born blind. I was rescued by Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary; that's why I'm a big supporter of AHGRR. Homer J. is also a big supporter and rescuee of AHGRR. Even Sophie was scheduled to go to AHGRR but she was a failed transport of dad's. Now we have a very important letter to share with you. It's from Ms. Carol up at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary. It has mostly good news in it as well as a big "Thank You" for all of youses that helped out AHGRR last year. Your kindness worked wonders for many of the homeless doggies at AHGRR awaiting their furever homes.
Of course us Bumpass Hounds and Kitties also want to tag on our own Thank You to go along with Ms. Carol's. We realize that we are often pretty boring withy our preaching about AHGRR. Thanks for listening and thanks for caring.
- Radar and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

Happy New Year Everyone!

I want to thank everyone for all the incredible cards, letters, pictures, gifts, and donations we received. Like all humane groups, 2009 was not the best year for us and we found ourselves struggling to make ends meet more than once - but with the help and support of so many good friends, we made it - and we are continuing to save lives. We desperately need your continued support in 2010 - we cannot do this without your help.
The snow and ice and cold have almost stopped adoptions. Only the most hardy of souls have made it out to find their new furever friend. Hopefully, the weather will soon give us a much needed break.
There are a few new faces here. Some of our recent rescues have included Wrangler, who at 9 years old found himself in a kill shelter - abandoned by owners who could no longer care for him.
<----- Wrangler
Wrangler is now safe at our vet's facilities in Huntington, WV and will make his journey east to us this coming weekend.
We have also rescued Pete. OK, he's about as golden as I am, but his owners (who lived in our neighborhood) moved last summer and left Pete and his "brother" in an outdoor run. Someone must have thrown some food over the fence and topped off the putrid water supply until the house was sold - at which time Pete and his brother were scheduled to be dropped at the local high kill shelter to be euthanized. We couldn't let that happen to Pete.
<---- Pete
Pete is a sweetheart who loves everyone. He is also very unique - he has 6 toes on his rear feet (5 real toes and a dew claw).
We're also so happy to report that DJ and JoJo found their forever homes over the holidays and that Betsy (another Senior Special Girl) will go to her long term foster Mom this week. We are still looking for that special home for Toby and Bubba. They've been together their entire lives and are bonded. They are VERY well behaved boys who get along with everything and everyone. We will consider long term foster care for them - - - - - - - we just would like to see them live out their years in the comforts of someone's home.
Golden Retriever Picture <---- Bubba
Golden Retriever Picture <---- Toby
Waiting to come in this week are Penny, a 7 year old purebred golden girl and Polar Bear, an 8 - 9 year old yellow labbie girl who has been horrendously neglected.
We are in the preliminary stages of planning a fundraiser for very early Spring. In these hard economic times, it is imperative that fundraising be a large part of our plans. We are hoping to have a fundraiser in the Charles Town, WV area. If you have any ideas for fundraising, please share them with us. In these hard economic times, every dollar helps! If you would like to help with the early spring fundraiser, let me know.
Lastly - we need transporter help. Due to some very unfortunate incidents, we will only use our volunteers and supporters to help move dogs. If there is an area in which you would be comfortable transporting, please let me know. Skip and I just cannot do it all - there are not enough hours in the day. To those of you who have so tirelessly moved our dogs, THANK YOU - we could not have done it without your help.
Happy New Year Everyone. I hope 2010 is good to all of us.

5 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur the pupdates and the update on the nice people that khare fur the pups!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Gus said...

Thank you for the update on Miss Carol and AHGRR. We are too far away to help with transport, but we will work on getting muzzer to donate some plastic soon

gussie

Bob said...

Our Mom & Dad is sending a donation in memory of all our past Golden Loves.

Hamish & Rescue Sophie

LUCKY LUKE said...

The Wrangler looks like the me! And my the Mom is all ready in love!

Fank you for helpin that Sweet Boy!

wif love from the Luke

Ben said...

Keep up the good work - spreading the word about dogs in need.
Ben

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