Dec 5, 2013 pupdate:
Christmas came early for us at our 8th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH! We certainly decked the HOWLS with boughs of
BEAGLES that day by raising enough to keep our doors open for 3 little wise beagles from Kentucky. We even managed to keep
the door cracked open wide enough to welcome a beagle named Odie. Odie is in the care of a shelter in Vaughan and will soon
undergo surgery for a torn cruciate ligament. By Christmas, he will be lovingly waited on by his doting foster Mom who is
already preparing for his arrival!
As for our 3 Kentucky FINE chickens, they're all going HOME to their
foster families this week - the girls having left earlier this afternoon!
But here's where you
come in. All 3 of these dear souls have Heartworm. Treatment is underway and we are so very hopeful for their return to health.
Our thanks go out to the vet clinic in Kentucky who diligently worked with our vets to properly address their medical needs.
We were fortunate on the timing of their rescue too, with mosquito season safely behind us. Big thanks also goes out to the
Transport Team - many American volunteers who sacrificed their Thanksgiving to bring them HOME to us.
If only Heartworm was the only concern.
A thorough examination at our end of sweet little Haven revealed not
one but several mammary tumours to worry over - something we cannot fully address until the Heartworm treatment is complete.
And dear sweet lovable Louie has a significant heart murmur which may or may not be connected to the Heartworm.
Aside from some heartbreaking scarring on her paws likely brought on by compulsive stress licking and of course, the
Heartworm, shy little Laura-Bell is in good health!
And all 3 are surprisingly in such good spirits
despite all their troubles! But then again, why should we be surprised? Beagles are known for their happy spirit.
While they may be overwhelmed by all the attention, like true beagles, they're lapping it up too! Enjoy it now little
ones, because once we've cured the Heartworm, all three of you will need to be spayed/neutered…sigh…
So yes, my friends, we've got some serious stockings to fill this Christmas, with gifts that will last throughout the
If you were unable to attend our fabulous BASH
on Nov 24th,
but would still like to make a donation for the HOWLidays, don't hesitate to delight us!
Help us fill Haven's stocking, and Laura-Bell's,
and Louie's, and Odie's,
and don't forget our perma-foster-beagles like Jerry Maguire and Carlton!
Make your End-of-the-Year Donation here!
Perhaps you'll want to make a donation in a loved
We'll send a
card on your behalf!
And, with a
donation of $25 or more, we'll gladly include our First Edition 2014 Beagle Calendar (while supplies last)!!!
Here's another idea and it's a really good one.
Why not become a Monthly BOBefactor to start the New Year
off with hoots & howls!?
be saving lives right along with us ALL YEAR LONG!!!