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168 (& welcome 2012!)

January 11, 2012

With the help of our shelter-rescue partners, short-term fosters, long-term fosters, transporters, crossposters, supporters and friends ….

2011 was an absolutely awesome year for Bonnie Blue Rescue!

But before I share our AWESOME NEWS with you …. let’s take a look back!

In 2009, Bonnie Blue Rescue had 5 foster homes and rescued 52 dogs.

In 2010, Bonnie Blue Rescue had 14 foster homes and rescued 93 dogs.

And 2011? 2011 was an even more amazing year than that!

In 2011, Bonnie Blue Rescue utilized 32 foster homes and rescued 168 dogs!

Even cooler than that? Of those 168, 36 were special needs pups –

5 came from a cruelty case in Mobile, AL

6 required major surgery while in the care of Bonnie Blue Rescue

22 were heartworm positive & went through heartworm treatment

15 were super seniors.

GO TEAM!

I am so very proud to be a part of the Bonnie Blue Rescue crew. I am proud to be a part of an organization who helps all pups regardless of breed, age, disability or special needs status. Who goes above and beyond to save the pups that other rescues walk away from, or ignore. And I am so, so proud of the incredible volunteers who work tirelessly to continue to support our small organization with your volunteer hours, crossposting help, networking assistance, donations, love and support.

From the bottom of my heart — THANK YOU — rescue would not be possible without you.

We cannot wait to see what is in store for 2012!

 

Considering fostering? Join us in 2012. The more fosters we have, the more pups we can save!

Email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com for more info!

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Cooper, Danika, Dublin, Darby & Angus

February 17, 2011

Hi it’s Stacey again!

I just wanted to check back in and let you know about my current foster pups and some of Bonnie Blue’s newest additions –

Cooper, Danika, Dublin, Darby & Angus!

Cooper (we call him Ledo) is one of my favorite new fosters.

I was looking on craigslist one night and wandered over to the pet section and found the most precious face on craigslist and knew I had to get him off of their before he landed in the wrong hands! So Ledo came to room with us and instantly Twix and Cadbury welcomed him into the pack with open paws! They all love each other so much sleep in the same crate every night and play like they were born to the same mom.

Ledo is a ham so much quieter than Twix and Cad and cracks me up all day long. He likes to play independently from the the other little pups and likes to try to get the “big” dogs to notice him. Ledo has already learned sit, lay down and is working on shake – all of this at 10 weeks!

As you can imagine, my pups + Ledo + Twix and Cadbury made for one very full house!

Now I had no plans to add any puppies to my house until these pups were adopted out – but as with rescue, my friends, comes these moments between temporary insanity and well what’s 4 MORE!!!  Craigslist struck again.

As this case arose on Sunday I was cruising cragslist (yes, yes I’m going to stop looking on there) and I saw

“Valentine’s Day Puppies For Sale”. These pups were far too young to be away from their mother and far too young to be legally adoptable, yet they were up “for sale” on Craiglist. We’ve heard the horror stories about the dogs who go on Craigslist and end up in breeders hands, with “bunchers” (who collect cheap animals for slaughter, research labs and even fighting rings), or with folks who would collect these little ones to breed (ugh). After several email and text message exchanges I am off at 8pm at night, driving over an hour each way, to rescue these little ones before they end up in the wrong hands.

I will spare the details of the conditions they were living in, but trust me when I say these puppies were lucky to still be alive. The people selling them didn’t even ask my name, where I lived, or even consider checking my references before handing these little ones over to be. They didn’t even question me when I said I wanted all four. I was told the pups were 7 weeks old, but truthfully they could have been no more than 4 weeks. Regardless, they are safe and well-loved on now. These little ones are loving life here in dog utopia. They get to play outside when the weather is nice and have warm fuzzy beds to sleep on, and of course big arms to hold them all. In honor of the upcoming St. Patty’s Day we went with a Irish-themed names for our newest houla mixes:

Meet Darby

Danika

Angus

and Dublin

They are keeping me busy with the endless pee pad changing and getting me up every couple of hours during the night to eat but I STILL wouldn’t have it any other way.

See you soon!

Stacey

Wordless Wednesday #11

February 16, 2011

Subtitled: Super-Puppy!