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Warner needs you NOW and on #GivingTuesday

 

WARNER 11-20-17

Not feeling well, Warner
snuggles warmly in foster mom’s arms.

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Will you join us with your donation to Warner’s medical expenses?

 

This year, #GivingTuesday will take place on November 28, 2017 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – and harness the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. We invite you to join the movement and share in the spirit of giving this year by showing your support for K-9 Angels Rescue.  Give early and generously for this #GivingTuesday and help us reach our goal of $7,000 for Warner.
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Hi!  My name is Warner, and I sure am lucky K-9 Angels found me.  My foster mom had no idea how sick I was when she first pulled me from the shelter.  I had eye infections, ear infections, gum infections that would require almost half my teeth be removed, skin infections including staph and yeast, a suspected inguinal hernia (which turned out to be a tumor), luxating patella, and possible hip problems from being hit by a car.
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It’s been over 6 weeks since I became an Angel, and I’ve been on more medications than I can count: several different antibiotics, anti-inflammatory meds, anti-fungal medicine, a couple different steroids, and some different pain medications.  Even though I didn’t enjoy getting poked, prodded, bathed and stuffed full of pills every day, I never gave foster mom one ounce of trouble.  She says I’m the sweetest boy ever and so happy to be alive!
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I just recently became healthy enough for my first surgery on my teeth and to remove my tumor.  Luckily, my doctor said there’s nothing to worry about – it was just a huge fatty mass!  Unfortunately, my recovery has been really painful.  My knees and hips are the next issues to be addressed; we’ll find out more about treating those soon.
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I sure am glad the Angels found me when they did.  I know I wouldn’t be alive without the help of a lot of people.  I still have so much love to give, thank you for helping me!
W A R N E R

WARNER 11-19-17

K-9 Angels Rescue is joining #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners — charities and nonprofits, schools, businesses, families and individuals — to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday season, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and to help create a better world.

Will you join us with your donation to Warner’s medical expenses?
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Helping Paw – FUZZ BUZZ

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Even as seasoned rescuers, we still get shocked by the condition some of these pups are in when we find them.
Two days ago (June 5 2017) someone found this puppy all alone by a dumpster and turned him into the Harris County animal shelter.  He has a large open wound on his back that was completely infested with maggots.  The maggots literally ate holes deep into his body.  Apart from the maggots, he was anemic, emaciated, covered in fleas… and only 3 weeks old.  He should still be nursing from his mom but he was all alone.  Literally thrown out with the trash.

We don’t know how he ended up by the dumpster, and it really doesn’t matter now.  As soon as the incredible veterinarians at the shelter told us about him and how long it took them to pull the maggots out of his tiny body, we knew we had to help.

He is with one of our most experienced bottle-baby fosters since he requires around the clock syringe feedings.  He has had multiple vet visits already to make sure we’re controlling his terrible infection.  At only 3 weeks old and 1.5 pounds we have to be incredibly careful with the drugs we use; many can be harmful to his young kidneys and liver.  He’s on multiple medicines and hydrotherapy, but he is still so terribly uncomfortable.  He only finds it easy to sleep while his foster mommy is holding him. 💔

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We have high hopes for this little fighter, even though his prognosis is still guarded.  We will do everything we can for him because he deserves a full life and a happy ending.  If you would like to donate to his care, please do. We will need it to cover his already piling medical bills.
> If you’d like to donate via PayPal (which also allows non-PayPal folks to use a credit card) please go to THIS LINK.
> If you’d like to donate with a check, please note in the memo
“for FUZZ BUZZ” and mail it to:
K-9 Angels Rescue – 9415 Winsome Ln. Houston TX 77063
> and/or subscribe to become a K-9 Angels Guardian at THIS LINK to provide for FUZZ BUZZ now and future Helping Paw needs!

His foster mommy has named him Fuzz Buzz: he’s fuzzy in the front and buzzed in the back.  We believe he is a small breed but won’t know for sure until he gets bigger and stronger.  And we pray he will.  Soon.

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See You this Wednesday at Cottonwood!

Bring all your FUR KIDZ !
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5th Annual APRIL SHOWERS benefit

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April 21, 2016 · 6:30 pm

SPRING FLING 2016 (fundraiser at Cottonwood)

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Strut Your Mutt for a Cause (2015)

Brian Yeager, Natalie Freed

Brian Yeager and Natalie Freed enjoying last year’s Strut Your Mutt event
with (from left) foster dogs, Puff and Jiggly Puff,
who have since been adopted and are now K-9 Angels alums.

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Bring your best friend to Strut Your Mutt:  Enjoy a leisurely fundraising dog walk with (or without) your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments and more, all for a great cause – helping homeless pets.

Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson, who lives in Tanglewood with her husband Andrew,
with foster dog Leilani, who recently found her forever home.

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One local team you can consider joining is K-9 Angels Rescue, a dog rescue group located in the West U area, which has saved more than 2,200 dogs from shelters and from the streets since early 2012.  K-9 Angels is an all-breed, all-condition rescue group and the money they raise will be used to continue to grow their adoptions programs and spay/neuter services.

K-9 Angels is particularly close to my heart, since that’s where my husband and I adopted our sweet pup, Yogi, from just about a year ago.

Barb Koston

K-9 Angels foster and Tanglewood resident Barb Koston,
holding Fifi on the left
(now named Gracie by her adoptive family)
and Caroline on the right (now named Jingle by her adoptive family).
These pups were found in a backyard after a fire burned down their house.

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See information about joining K-9 Angels Strut Your Mutt team.  Last year, K-9 Angels raised more than $68,000, coming in second in overall fundraised among all of the Houston rescues that participated.

Plus, learn more about becoming a foster.  K-9 Angels is a 100 percent volunteer and foster-run nonprofit and they’re always seeking additional foster homes to be able to save more dogs.  All K-9 Angels dogs stay with foster homes during the week and are available for adoption every Saturday and Sunday at 5533 Weslayan (next to Chuck-E-Cheese).

– See more at:  http://thebuzzmagazines.com/articles/2015/10/strut-your-mutt-cause#sthash.QddUiVMp.dpuf

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Hey Houston, 7 days ’till Strut Your Mutt !!

Strut Your Mutt

 

Let the strutting begin!
The time is finally upon us for Strut Your Mutt in Houston. 
Next Saturday, October 17, is the big day and now’s the time to have your pet help you pick out a snazzy strutting ensemble, if you haven’t done so already.   As long as it’s got some of their fur on it, we’re sure they’ll approve.
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Online registration for the event closes at noon next Friday, October 16.
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Check-in and on-site registration will open at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:00 a.m. at Moody Park.
And remember, the festival doesn’t wrap up until 2 p.m.  That’s because we’ve got a fabulous lineup of sponsors, exhibitors and activity booths waiting for you at the finish line.

A snapshot of the festivities:

  • Rescue runway: Watch some fashionable adoptable pets strut their stuff.
  • Pet-owner-look-alike contest: Do you and your pup look like the perfect pair?
  • Agility training: Enjoy some exciting demos with Happy Hounds Training Center.
  • We will have raffle drawings and fundraising awards.
  • Enjoy treat stations full of dog goodies, sponsored by Nature’s Variety Instinct.
  • Partake in food concessions full of human goodies.
  • There will be plenty of music to party down to, and so much more!
BOBS from Skechers
Our event sponsor, BOBS from Skechers, will be hosting fun photo opportunities and prize giveaways at its booth, including a chance to win a pair of BOBS shoes.  Remember to bring a couple of gently used T-shirts with you as well so you can participate in their do-it-yourself dog rope toy building activity. Your pup will appreciate it!
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Last year’s Strut Your Mutt produced a whole lot of swag and wag!  Some 1,200 people and their 800 dogs strutted to raise nearly $285,000, with approximately $248,000 of it staying in Houston to help local homeless pets.  Think you can make this year even bigger and better?  Then get ready for Best Friends Animal Society’s third annual Strut Your Mutt in Houston.

Who: You and anyone you know with the swag to strut for homeless pets in Houston or around the nation

What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk with (or without) your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments and more

Where: Moody Park, 3725 Fulton Street, Houston, TX 77009

When: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Registration 9 AM; Walk 10 AM; Festival Ends 2 PM

Why: To raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group, K-9 Angels Rescue, or for Best Friends Animal Society to help Save Them All®

Interested in being an exhibitor at the Houston Strut Your Mutt?  Click here to apply!  Booths start at $275.

Interested in volunteering?  Please contact:  bfvolcoord@bestfriends.org.

For fast answers to popular questions, check out our FAQ page.  If you don’t find your answers there, please contact: events@bestfriends.org

Finally, make sure to say hello to the incredible No More Homeless Pets Network partners whose lifesaving work in your community is being supported through Strut Your Mutt.
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Click here to see all of this year’s participating Network partners.
What more is there to say?  Well, maybe this: Thank you.  Thank you for joining us for an incredible day of fun, friends and lifesaving magic for animals in Houston.
Together, we can Save Them All®.
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There’s always the Strut Your Mutt Challenge.
Can’t make it to the live Strut Your Mutt event? No problem. You can still participate and help create positive change for homeless pets in the community by joining the Strut Your Mutt Challenge through November 7.

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