We got by with a lot of help from our friends:
Angy Shearer – one of the extraordinary seven behind raising money for the vet bills and beyond; hosted the donated quilt on ebay.
Arizona Greyhound Rescue – coordinated getting injured Opal and Rider to the emergency vet within an hour
AWASA – Spread the word about the accident
Bernsen Arts – Donated a hand-painted beaded necklace to raise funds
Buckaroo Bones – Donated the sale of homemade dog biscuits to pay the vet bills
Bridge Marketing – Writes, promotes, and maintains this blog (pro bono)
Cynthia David – one of the extraordinary seven behind raising money for the vet bills and beyond; hosted many bracelet making “bees” and plies us with delicious carbs
Glenda Taylor – one of the extraordinary seven behind raising money for the vet bills and beyond; scored a 50-pound box of beads from a bead store going out of business
Greyhounds of Fairhaven – donated $450 to the vet bills
Greyt Escape – hosted the Etsy store so we could sell the bracelets online which indeed we did
Island Bead and Box – donated stunning fused glass jewelryand a vase
Joan Athey – made at least a dozen beautiful bracelets and donated them to our cause
Karyn Zoldan – one of the extraordinary seven behind raising money for the vet bills and beyond; networked with other groups; contacted the media; pushed hard
Kate Kaemerle – It was Kate’s brilliant idea to post on Craig’s List to find more free beads. Bingo!
Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption – donated $500 to pay the vet bill; have since been inspired to start their own fund in case any of their adopters needed a large sum of money for vet bills
K-9 Compassion – donated money to our cause
Kristen Cook – AZ Daily Star reporter who mentioned our bracelet sales in her Shopaholic blog and gave the bracelet print column space in March 2009. That bit of print generated 18 Etsy sales in one weekend.
Lizzie (Elizabeth) Mead – The accident happened to her and her dogs. She had an amazingly upbeat attitude throughout the entire experience. What an inspiration. She taught the rest of the fundraising team how to make bracelets.
Loren Dawn – one of the extraordinary seven behind raising money for the vet bills and beyond; sold bracelets in her art studio during the Art Tour.
Michelle Caillet – one of the extraordinary seven behind raising money for the vet bills and beyond; the brains behind the Greyt Escape Etsy store which sold our bracelets (one went to Australia!); her photography excellence made our beautiful bracelets
Molly B’s Etsy store – The first Etsy store to host a piece of jewelry for sale and donate it to our cause.
Northcoast Greyhounds – donated to the vet bills
Nunn Better! Pet Care – Seneca helped get the word out to the Tucson petcare world and bought a bunch of bracelets too.
Paws-4-a-Cause – helped raise funds and awareness for the vet bill
Philadelphia Greyhound Connection – donated $350 to pay the vet bill
Ryn Gargulinski – The divine Ms. G., a reporter for the Tucson Citizen, wrote a great column about gratitude (the first press coverage after the accident). We thank you. Check out fun Ryn’s website.
San Diego Animal Advocates – donated money to pay the vet bill
Sekhmets Treasures – An Etsy.com store that donated a necklace to help pay the vet bill
Silver Sea Jewelry – Buy fundraising bracelets here; 330 N. 4th Avenue (next to Bison Witches restaurant); 624-9954
Tucson Petcare Network – graciously helped get the word out about our fundraising efforts
Tucson Pet Sitter – graciously helped get the word out about our fundraising efforts