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Hope of Deliverance Saves Discarded Pair of Dogs

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Beading Divas March/April fundraising partner is Hope of Deliverance (HOD), a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue founded in Tucson. HOD partners with rural animal shelters, specifically those with minimal or no veterinary care available, to save as many dogs as possible. HOD provides “tops to tails” care for dogs they tag from rural shelters without veterinary care. All dogs will be fully vetted, microchipped, vaccinated, 4DX (test for heartworm, Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma), fecal tested and spay/neutered. Any surgical procedures needed are covered as well. Their focus is on over-populated rural shelters in the southwest, and when possible they will assist any dog in need of care. Meet Will and Carlton, “The Scabies Babies”, found discarded near a dumpster:

Will and Carlton came into the rescue at just the right time to save their lives. They were found on a sidewalk, crammed into a cat carrier, near a vet’s office by a dumpster. Thankfully, the vet office called us, as they found them while taking out the trash. Both Will and Carlton had sarcoptic mange. Due to the mange, they had to be quarantined, as scabies is highly contagious to both humans and animals, and they required significant daily care to try and keep them alive and well.

HOD was able to provide all of the necessary materials to their medical fosters, but it was not a low cost. At each interaction with the puppies, their fosters had to wear full PPE (medical gowns, shoe covers, gloves, hair nets, masks). Due to malnutrition, Will was severely bow legged. A kind soul who saw them online suggested a very expensive food, with fish as the key ingredient. Over time, the food provided the needed nourishment, and Will had the strength to retrain his muscles to walk. Due to severe malnutrition as babies, Will also had an atrophied eye, which needed to be removed after it ruptured while his foster was attempting to relieve his pain with a warm compress. These boys were in high spirits day in and day out as they began to understand that the strange blue and yellow human beings in PPE were there to assist them. In the end, they recovered and found their forever homes. Since then, HOD has been able to save additional lives using the same brand of food. Nutrition in dogs is mission critical – from development in bone growth to enamel on their teeth – so HOD shares this information on a regular basis.

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You can help Hope of Deliverance rescue more deserving pets like Will and Carlton by purchasing one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Beading Divas bracelets.

Cost per bracelet is $20. Bracelets make great gifts any time of year! The best selection is online via Etsy but in Tucson you can also buy bracelets at Fuchsia Spa in La Encantada Shopping Center, and Silver Sea Jewelry in the historic 4th Avenue Shopping District (Silver Sea is open Tuesday-Sunday from noon-6pm.)