Are YOU Ready for the BEST BEAGLE BASH FOR
It's COUNTDOWN time to
our 13th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH in the country!!!
Amazing Auction & Raffle Prizes!!! Doggy Nail
All Well-Mannered Dogs and
their Human Servants WELCOME!!!
You DON'T want to miss this PAWTY!!!
BARK it in your Calendars, ya'll!!!
WHEN: Sunday, November
25th from 1-3pm
K9 Central in Bowmanville! It's worth the drive to the B-Dot!!!
***Stay tuned for more party details!!!
Our Phone Number has Changed!!!
As of Spring 2017, Big On Beagles Rescue moved their Head (& Tail!) Quarters out to beautiful
Our 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!!!
MISS OCTOBER 2018: Our very own Haley-Grace!
HUMBLE SERVANTS: The Gang at BIG ON BEAGLES RESCUE, and of course her doting
foster mommy Cindy!
We decided to choose Haley-Grace as our Miss October
for obvious reasons. We nearly lost our baby girl. She was rushed into hospital recently where she stayed for a few nail-biting
days while we waited anxiously for a miracle. Haley has heart disease and she could very well have other underlying issues
that landed her in hospital. But at 14 years old, there's only so much we can risk putting her through. A miracle did happen
for Haley. She turned a corner while in hospital, suddenly feeling so much better. Her heart rate is still higher than normal
but she was well enough to come HOME and even though we may not have years left with Haley, we have some happy times ahead
and she deserves every happy moment. After all, her owners surrendered her to a shelter in the spring because they wanted
to travel and having a senior beagle was a burden. Haley, rest assured precious beagle, we could never feel that way about
Our sincere thanks to everyone who supported our Emergency Fundraising Appeal
for Haley. Times are tough for your little beagle repair shop. Our funding is dangerously low but our beagles are FAMILY and
there's nothing we won't do for FAMILY.
Year 2017 was supposed to go down in history as The Year of Major Medical
Emergencies for this little beagle repair shop! But 2018 has been a way tougher year! We have incurred over $60,000 in veterinary
costs so far. Last year, we were under $50,000 in total. But that's why you support us. We want to be here for the beagles
that need us the most. We've been hit hard due to the costly medical care needed for our arrivals this year and funding is
stretched to the limit. Its times like this that make us especially grateful for YOU! Your ongoing support makes it possible
for us to keep from closing our doors while we build back up that funding in order to reach out to more beagles requiring
expensive, live-saving surgeries. The more money we raise in tough times like this, the quicker we're back on our feet and
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 for the rest of
2018, into the New Year, 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!
Your 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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Raising the funds to support our important
work is crucial but without loving foster homes, our work would be impossible to perform. Please consider joining our
family TODAY! We need MORE FOSTER PARENTS!!! Don't wait another minute! Send us YOUR Foster Application TODAY!!!