We MOVED!!! Our Phone Number has Changed!!!
As of Spring 2017, Big On Beagles Rescue moved their Head (& Tail!)
Quarters out to beautiful Bowmanville, Ontario!
BOB Hotline has been changed to:
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Even if we don't.
Because what are we without love?
Our little Beagle Repair
shop is in trouble. Not because of any lack of love. There's plenty of love. The love we have for these broken beagles. The
love they give back to us. The love we have for our foster parents and adoptive families.
love we have for YOU, our steadfast supporters. We are rich with love.
But that thing that always seems to get between us humans and love,
that's the problem. Money. We’ve been spending like drunken sailors. All for love, of course. The medical bills have
been high. We knew it after May and we know it now. We are in crisis. We need to reel it in. We need to conserve what we have
as best we can until we can recover. Our monthly contributors are integral in these situations.
But when you're running an organization like ours, it's not so easy to hold onto money. Love gets in the
way. Our sweet "Kabuta" (aka O.B.) has blown his cruciate ligament in one leg…at least we hope it's only
one leg. As you may recall, O.B. came to us very obese. His foster family at Sheba's Haven have struggled to reduce the pounds
but it's been a tough go. He did lose some but he's still overweight which can often lead to health problems like a blown
cruciate. There is no time to waste. He needs surgery now so he doesn't blow the other leg in the meantime. He goes in for
surgery next week.
The estimate is $4,000. That has us shaking in our boots. We knew
we would need to launch a fundraiser for OB, but we were hopeful we'd still survive it somehow.
But then the unexpected
happened. With our big brown eyed boy, Little Mac. Do you remember when he came to us last fall? This beautiful boy was left
abandoned in a vacant apartment. He looked like an elephant from the waist down, practically fur-less and covered in sores,
ravaged by a severe flea infestation coupled with some unknown and untreated skin allergy. His ears were terribly infected
too. It was a horrible case of neglect. Worst of all, his heart was broken. He was fearful of everything and everyone. He
needed a port in the storm. He found it in our board member, Deanna, and her husband Andrew. They embraced him as their foster
boy. They brought him back to the beagle he was meant to be. So much love and so much incredible care. In December at our
pre-Christmas meetup, we received the best gift of all. Little Mac would be staying with Deanna and Andrew for life. Mac is
part of a big family because just like those other BOB beagles that are adopted to wonderful families, he remains a part of
Big on Beagles. And when terrible things happen, family comes together.
thing has happened for Mac. After Deanna noticed some swelling around his mouth, she rushed him to the vet. She figured it
was a bad tooth. Never could we have imagined this. He's been diagnosed with bone cancer of the upper jaw. It's a bad diagnosis.
On Wednesday, Deanna and I drove to the emergency hospital in Newmarket with Little Mac to consult with a surgical oncologist.
There is hope. With surgery, Mac has a 50% chance of coming home cancer-free and living a long and happy life. But this is
a tough procedure.
The estimated cost is $8-10K.
is no way we are not helping to cover this cost. Love wins. It has to win. Even if we lose. Our cupboards may be empty, but
our hearts are full. And in this world with all its sadness lately, we need to do our part to bring back the love.
At least in our little corner of the world, love is going to win.
know you've given so much already through our Walkathon earlier this month. We don't expect the world. But we can't help wondering…if
everyone sent just $10 each, we'd make it through this. So if you can spare $10, you really will be doing something incredible
for this little beagle rescue in this little corner of the world for our sweet OB and a brave dog we call Little Mac.
But even if it doesn't happen, you know we won't give up. Too much love in our hearts to ever do that.
BEAGLE OF THE MONTH!!!
Beagle of the Month for August: Teddy ~ In Memorial
Teddy's Family: Ellen, Wayne, Emily, Rebecca and Vincent Priceless
really had our share of losses lately. Teddy is among them. And so, we've decided to pay tribute to Teddy by choosing him
as our Beagle of the Month. We learned of his passing just before Woofstock and we had the opportunity to hug his mom &
dad at the event. There were tears but there were also smiles. Ted was pretty darn awesome. His equally awesome mom took the
time she needed to put her thoughts together about Ted and this is the beautiful tribute she wrote to share with all of us…
Back in 2005, we drove from Toronto
to St. Mary's with Marna to pick up a ten month old beagle-basset boy. He was a stray that was scheduled for euthanasia
within days due to an overcrowded local shelter. Our ten and eight year old daughters were over the moon with him.
He cried in the car leaving his temporary foster home. On the way home, we stopped to tempt him out of his sadness with
a French fry or two but he would have none of it.
The days and weeks that followed slowly brought out
the personality of our new family member. He would refuse treats and go on a hunger strike whenever we left him alone,
but decided he had made his point and it was okay to eat them as soon as we returned. He chewed a table, completely through
the lower half of a door, an Italian leather belt. He faced his fears of a desktop globe, a blue ball, and the sound
of the flushing toilet. He fully severed both legs off of our daughter's new doll. He stole toys, shoes, full
toilet paper rolls but most of all, he stole our daughters' hearts. At the beginning, our older daughter convinced us
that he needed to sleep with her in her little single bed " just until he could settle in". Months later,
we would walk by the bedroom to see her squished up at the head of the bed, and Ted (short for Teddy Bear) stretched out on
the remaining three quarters.
Needless to say, he celebrated many family milestones
and holidays with us. And in 2008, he reluctantly welcomed a little BOB beagle basset brother named Vincent Priceless. After a few rules set down (mostly by Ted), the two became inseparable. Ted told Vinnie when to wake us up and when to bark at potential burglars
and mailmen at the door. He loved his Christmas stocking and his annual summer ice cream cone.
Sadly, on May 16th in the afternoon, on a day that started just like any other day for the boys, Ted collapsed suddenly
at our cottage. We rushed him to our cottage vet to be devastated by the news that he had a ruptured spleen with a very
large tumor on it and that there was nothing that could be done to save him. We held his paws and whispered in his ear
how much we loved him and how a day would not go by that didn't include him in our thoughts. Needless to say, there
have been many tears but we are looking forward to hopefully more smiles in his memory as time goes by. There is a hole
in each of our hearts the size of the universe.
Thank you Ted for being the best dog
with which a human could ever hope to share their home and heart. Thank you for the thousands of kisses, silly yoga
poses, group hugs, and welcoming tail wags after a hard day at work. Thanks for training your little brother how to
live with humans and for meticulously keeping his ears clean. Thank you for teaching our children empathy, compassion,
and responsibility. Thank you for guarding the house and the cottage, making us laugh on a daily basis, and playing
hide-and-seek. Thank you for checking that we were all safely in bed every night before you turned in yourself.
Ted, your name is from the Greek name Theodore, meaning "gift of God". You truly were a gift of God
and we feel very fortunate that somehow in the craziness of fate, we ended up with you as our gift. We just hope God
knows how very difficult it was for us to give you back.
Love for eternity,
Wayne, Ellen, Emily and Rebecca
Year 2017 will go down in history as The Year of Major Medical Emergencies
for this little beagle repair shop! But it appears 2018 might just beat out last year's stats. Only halfway through 2018 and
we're seeing some huge financial challenges due to the costly medical care needed for our new arrivals. Its times like
this that make us especially grateful for YOU! Your support makes it possible for us to keep reaching out to beagles requiring
expensive, live-saving surgeries. The more money we raise, the more beagles we can save. It's that simple and that's why it's
never too late to lend your support. We're asked to come to the rescue of abandoned beagles on a daily basis. Please
help us continue to reach out to beagles in need throughout 2018 and beyond. You can make a gift to our beagles for
yourself or in honour of a loved one for a special occasion! We'll send them a card on your behalf so they know the
impact you've made in their name. You'll be making twice the difference for that special someone AND for a rescued beagle!
Wanna make a difference ALL year long?
Join our family of Monthly BOBefactors by setting up a Monthly Gift for our Homeless Howlers!
monthly gift of $10 or more really can make a difference for our beagles in need...one heartbeat at a time!
On behalf of our beagle babies,
THANK YOU and best wishes for good health and happiness throughout 2018!
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