For the month of December 2013, Beading Divas to the Rescue is raising money for SAFE (Saving Animals from Euthanasia.) SAFE is a non-profit “No-Kill” organization (501(c)(3)), providing service to Tucson, Arizona and surrounding communities. One of the most important things that SAFE does is to rescue animals for soldiers from Ft. Huachuca. Because of the soldier’s commitment to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan, they are forced to give up their pets. In many cases the animals are delivered to a shelter and there are way too many for the shelters to care for and keep. If the animals are not re-homed, within a few days they are killed.
Maggie (pictured) is a special little girl who needs a special home. She comes with medical issues, but that doesn’t affect her disposition. At just 11 lbs, she is a sweet little “Velcro” dog who loves to sit in your lap or lay at your feet. She is very affectionate and loves to cuddle with her human. Although only 2 years old, she has a calm demeanor and would fit in well in a home without young children. She learned to go out the doggie door and has never had an “accident” in her foster home.
As for her medical issues: Her pelvic bone is broken in 3 places and it has healed that way. The vet said that surgery could make it worse. The only outward sign of her injury is that she doesn’t jump up on furniture very often. It’s unknown what happened to Maggie; however, the jolt was strong enough to also disengage her uterus.
You can meet Maggie on Saturday, Dec. 7 at PETCO (Broadway/Craycroft) starting at 11 am. (Tucson)
Maggie and others like Maggie and dogs and cats without special needs are what rescue organizations do.
Where to buy bracelets:
You can buy bracelets every Wednesday during December at the Green Valley Farmers Market from 10 am to 2 pm
You can also buy bracelets at fabulous local venues around Tucson:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)
Bracelets cost $20 and are one-of-a-kind made with beautiful donated beads. One size fits most. All come with a dangling paw charm. You can also buy them ONLINE (add $5.50/S&H – US only) – They make great holiday gifts.