TF Cornerstone, Impeckable Creations, & Long Island Browser sponsor online auction to celebrate NYAAR’s ten years of service
New York, NY, May 10, 2013 –NY Abandoned Angels Rescue (NYAAR), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of dogs in need of loving forever homes, will host its ten-year anniversary auction online from May 10th through the 22nd. Shoppers can bid on a unique variety of items available in the 24/7 auction – which is being sponsored by TF Cornerstone Inc., marketing and graphic design services firm Impeckable Creations, and Long Island Browser – at www.Biddingforgood.com/AbandonedAngels.
“When Abandoned Angels began in 2003, I never imagined that we would save over 2,500 dogs’ lives,” said Dolores Rodrigues, founder of NYAAR. “We currently have over 50 dogs in our rescue’s care, many of whom are waiting for surgeries or specialized veterinary care, and we thought an online auction would be a great way to raise funds.”
NYAAR relies solely on donations to support its organization, whether through adoptions or the generosity of the public to help pay for the veterinary care of sick, physically disabled, and behaviorally challenged dogs. Items available in the online auction include everything from custom portraits of pets to jewelry, sports memorabilia and luxurious travel accommodations.
“NY Abandoned Angels Rescue is an organization close to our hearts and we applaud their efforts to provide dogs in need with loving homes,” said Sofia Estevez, executive vice president of TF Cornerstone, a Blue Ribbon Sponsor of the auction. “We’re happy to be sponsoring this auction and to continue raising awareness of the needs of rescue animals in New York City.”
The rescue hopes to attract more than 360,000 active online shoppers from BiddingForGood plus over 3,500 NY Abandoned Angels Rescue email subscribers, 46,000+ Facebook fans, and 2,437 Twitter followers to shop for their cause.
"We are happy to support an organization that cares so deeply about
the welfare of these delightful dogs," said Jason Peck, co-founder and
graphics geek of Impeckable Creations which donates graphic design services to Abandoned Angels. "Contributing to meaningful causes is important to us, and working with NYAAR brings back wonderful memories of my Cocker Spaniel Ricki."
BiddingForGood is a charitable e-commerce company that connects fundraisers, cause-conscious shoppers and socially responsible businesses. They provide a unique online auction platform, where nonprofits, schools, consumers and businesses converge to create dynamic and exciting fundraising events, and ultimately, to raise more money for the causes people care so much about.
"As a Cocker Spaniel lover and owner, I can most assuredly make the following statement: Abandoned Angels is 'for Cocker Spaniels, of Cocker Spaniels, by Cocker Spaniel lovers,’ said Edina Kinga Agoston, owner of auction sponsor Long Island Browser. “God bless them and everything that they do."
For more information about the auction, please contact Auction@nyabandonedangels.com or visit http://www.nyabandonedangels.com.
ABOUT NY ABANDONED ANGELS RESCUE
Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. dba NY Abandoned Angels Rescue (NYAAR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Cocker Spaniels and other dog breeds in need of loving forever homes. NYAAR will not reject any dog due to age or health reasons and often accepts dogs with temperament and/or medical issues. NYAAR relies solely on donations whether through adoptions or the generosity of the public to help pay for the veterinary care of sick, physically disabled, and behaviorally challenged dogs. To date, NY Abandoned Angels Rescue has saved over 2,500 dogs, including over 250 in 2011 and 200 dogs in 2012. NYAAR is a proud member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. For more information, please visit www.nyabandonedangels.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AbandonedAngels and through Twitter at www.twitter.com/NYCockerRescue.
Have you thought about transitioning your dogs to a healthier diet, but are worried you won’t be feeding the right foods? Don’t worry, it’s not scary; actually it is very easy!
Here are some ideas and products to help you make the switch and bring your dog back to the well-being that he deserves easily and without worry.
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Are you concerned about Salmonella and Pathogens in raw pet foods? You have raw, whole food options now, too. Air dried, diced raw foods can give you the benefits of a raw diet without the freezer and concern of pathogens.
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After years of eating a biologically inappropriate grain and chemical laden diet; the introduction of a different food might cause an upset stomach, loose stools, etc. in certain animals. A lot of dogs have no problem at all with the transition and start the healing process with ease. With that in mind, start with a small amount of the new food added in to the old food and delete the small amount of the old food. Make sure the dog is processing the food properly and if so, continue the transition. Adding slightly more of the new food and rolling back and out the old food. Patience and time are key here. Don't give up! Your dogs will thank you for your effort!
Most dogs make the transition well and without incident. Lesser quality foods have fillers and binders to assist with the firming of the stools. This saves the manufacturer money. Dogs need meat and it’s the most expensive ingredient in pet food. Some pet foods are stacked with fillers to save money. We know what they are up to, right? We’re not fooled!
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Another option to help with the gut is: try adding a spoonful or two of canned pumpkin (with no salt or sugar added) to your pet's meal or try yogurt (plain, organic is best).
When a new dog comes to live at my house, they are rolled into our program on day one! It can be a puppy or an extended stay adult visitor. Let's face it, there is nothing else for them to eat here but natural foods.
It's very satisfying to begin to see the change when the healing process begins to take over. I've noticed that sometimes the dogs look worse before they can begin to heal. Part of the detox process is shedding the toxins. Which is evident in the skin, coat, eyes, ears. The coat will start to turn over and blow (shed). The skin will begin to heal. The redness, sores, oozing, yeasty smell will begin to heal and subside over time. Help your pet feel better during this detox period by easing some of the discomfort. Try adding in some healthy oils to assist the skin in reducing inflammation and to speed the healing.
Grains and chemicals in a dog's diet can cause inflammation that can manifest in coat, skin, joints, digestion, ears and eye discharges and with time can lead to degenerative diseases. If the food is not biologically appropriate for the species eating it; the nutrients are unavailable for absorption. With this cycle the immune system becomes compromised and is no longer able to fight off diseases, a virus or kennel cough and so on.
Food Is Medicine. You can help you pets live longer by supporting the immune system with whole, raw foods. It’s Safe, Easy, and You’ll Save Money.
Pet Food’s Downfall, The Dreaded Buzz Word
When looking back to the 1960’s and 1970’s, those that went to “health food stores” were weird, odd, crazy hippies. Over and over we heard, “it was just a weird fad this “organic” thing."
The keyword or buzz words then were “natural" or "organic”. We knew what we wanted to put in our bodies and we wanted it to be from natural, clean sources lacking chemicals or processing. We stayed focused and diligent sticking to our dogma! We knew local sourcing was best. Getting foods locally was more efficient and we wanted to see where our food was grown and how. Our “natural” dogma became inclusive of our pets, quickly.
The “Natural Pet Food Category” exploded in the 2000’s and became big moneymakers for the newer upstart “natural pet food companies”. “Natural” became the buzzword in dog and cat food, too. The years went by and the message was getting out to pet owners that their pets should eat better and they wanted better products for their pets! Veterinarians' offices were packed with pets with skin allergies, ear problems, shedding and more.
Now we are in 2013 and the dreaded buzz word is “natural pet food”. Imagine that! Money was being made with natural pet products! Big Pet Food wanted in because they started losing ground. Their grocery brands were safe however. The public at large was still buying their pet food when they were in the large grocery stores. Also, the public at large was still uneducated about the benefits of natural foods, but that has taken a hit now, too. The explosion of “natural or healthy” pet products in the big box stores and the grocery chains are evidence of that fact.
Big Pet Food won’t lose money! They found a way to use the buzz words needed to buy a product without spending the extra money it takes to use the proper ingredients. The ingredients are probably from China. That’s how they continue to make money. Misrepresenting the products and basically fooling the average pet owner.
The Moral Of The Story Is? Think local, ask questions. Where are the ingredients from that are in the product you want to buy? The manufacturers that are in this game to actually help your pets nutrition will tell you because they are proud of it! It’s that simple.
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Did you lose your dog in the Bakersfield CA area
UPDATE: As of Jan 30 this handsome little man has been named 'Blue Boy' and is in a safe foster home while the search for his owner continues. If his owner is not found the foster family has expressed an interest in keeping Blue Boy.
This handsome Pit Bull was found sitting in the parking lot at the Stonecreek Junior High School on Akers Road in Bakersfield CA. He is approximately 50 pounds, is gray with light brown eyes, not chipped and not neutered.
A kind hearted dog lover picked this fellow up so that he wouldn't be turned into the shelter. But she cannot keep him. If you are the owner or think you know the owner of this dog please contact All Dogs Welcome at (702) 359-2391 immediately.
If you would consider providing temporary foster care for this dog while the search for his owner continues please contact All Dogs Welcome at (732) 359-2391.
Yesterday I received the email pasted below from Im-Paws-Able Rescue. It's about raising money to save a dog named Shawnee. They actually asked if I minded occasionally receiving emails regarding fundraising for specific dogs in serious need. How could I possibly mind that?Please read this post carefully. Click on the FaceBook link to learn more about Shawnee. And then open your heart to the possibility of supporting Im-Paws-Able Rescue's efforts to save this dog so that he can know some of the joys of a life without pain.
To All Dogs Welcome:
I am on the board of a rescue called Im-Paws-Able Rescue. Since it is so costly to pull urgent shelter dogs, we frequently post chip ins and ask for donations so we can continue saving lives. I hope you won't mind an email from me now and then that includes a plea for a particular dog. I will include a link to a Facebook post/page where there will be more information concerning the dog, if you can share it there that would help so much as well. If an occasional email is a problem, please let me know.
We are currently in the process of raising money for a boy named Shawnee. Shawnee was seized by BARCS, where he was adopted from, w/a broken femur & had to have a metal rod put in to stabilize the break. Impawsable pulled him & placed him in a screened foster home. Within 3 days, his hip was draining. Xrays showed the pin placement was incorrect, so an orthopedic surgeon appt was made. The following day, the pin punctured through the skin and he tried to chew it out. He required orthopedic surgery to put a bar on the outside of his leg & clean/repair the large hole he had chewed in his hip. He then needed surgery to remove the bar.
Shawnee needed PT that he was not receiving, nor was he made available. There were also other, serious concerns, so the rescue sent a written request for the return of the dog and appeared to pick him up. Fosters refused to release him, sending a cease & desist, instead. ImPawsAble finally convinced a judge to sign a warrant for his return. He is in very poor condition. We now have to begin his therapy from scratch. It will take nothing short of a miracle to make that leg functional again...but that's what we are shooting for!
Shawnee requires special food and water therapy that costs $20 a session, 3-4 sessions a week.
Shawnee's Facebook page is located at: https://www.facebook.com/ShawneesImpawsableJourney
His chip in is at: http://thebeameroo.chipin.com/help-us-help-sweet-shawnee
And any checks/money orders can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 747
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Please let's give this boy a New Year that will insure him that we will get him back and playing on all fours!
Thank you so much!
ImPawsAble Rescue &
Charlie to the Rescue!
Get in on this great fundraising event and help support rescue and adoption!
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A Guest Blog submitted by Rick
It was the late 1950’s and my brother and I were off from school on Christmas vacation. My mom had come home from work, cooked one of her wonderful dinners, and then spent the evening baking sugar cookies. You know the kind. Figures of snowmen, reindeer and such. She put a little hole in the top of each one. She sprinkled them with red and green colored sugar and painstakingly secured a string through the hole in each cookie after they had cooled down from their heated adventure in the oven.
We had just put up the Christmas tree and mom took the time to hang the cookies in a distribution pattern that made each angle of the tree look like a calculated bakers delight. What a cool idea! Never saw that before. Maybe it was an old tradition that she never told us about. Anyway, there they hung in all their glory.
A few days later my brother and me, with mom and dad, hopped in the car, or should I say, made our way through the deep snow to the car, to visit the relatives. We came home, all tired out, and started to get ready for bed. Suddenly, just as my brother and I were about to go upstairs to our bedroom, my mom lets out a shriek!
What she discovered was a little miracle and a completely unexpected surprise. She told us all to take a look at the tree and we finally saw what she was pointing out. The cookies were all gone up to about four feet from the floor with only the strings left. It was a bit strange seeing those strings in their nakedness. Who could have done this? I don't think we had an invasion of hungry elves hit the neighborhood. Of course mom and dad suspected my brother and me, but we declared our innocence, since the cookies were on the tree when we left the house. Hmm, who could be so cunning?! Then it dawned on us.
Our female German Short-haired Pointer, Lady, had somehow eaten all the cookies on the tree that she could reach by probably getting up on her hind legs. How she managed to eat those cookies, leave every string and not push the tree over or even knock off one ornament or piece of tinsel will always be a mystery. If only we had video cameras back then. We kept imagining what Lady must have looked like, nibbling away at each cookie. How long did it take her to eat all those cookies so delicately? Don’t try this at home! You might find a fallen Christmas tree when you turn on the lights after a joyous holiday jaunt.
You see, my dad had trained Lady very well as a hunting dog and she was very obedient. She must have known that it was forbidden to break anything, but those cookies, those dangling sugar coated snowman and reindeer cookies, with no one at home, were just too much for dad’s prize winning hunting dog. Please don’t tempt your dog with holiday treats. You might be surprised at how smart, tactful and agile your dog can be when it comes to your treasured seasonal goodies!
What a great and versatile product. The web site Tulane's Closet bills this product as “An affordable new alternative to the old fashioned e-collar.” But in truth it’s so much more.
We’ve all been through it. Your pet’s had recent surgery, or any injury, or a skin irritation, and they just keep licking it. So you put them in an e-collar, aka: ‘The Cone of Shame.’ No pet has ever been happy or comfortable when forced to wear the e-collar. And if it’s big enough to do the job, stop them from licking themselves, than it’s also big enough to be a real nuisance. The poor dog, or cat, bangs into walls, furniture, cabinets and your legs! Have you ever seen a dog try to go through the doggie door with an e-collar on? I have – not a pretty site.
So along comes the Onesie by Tui from Tulane’s Closet. The theory behind this garment is that if your pet has an area on their body that they must avoid licking, chewing or biting the Onesie will cover it up so they can’t further irritate it.
In terms of the quality of this garment I can only compare it to a garment you’d purchase for your newborn in a high end baby boutique! It’s an extremely soft, washable, and breathable cotton garment. The built in “potty cover” is made with extra thick and absorbent terry cloth. And it folds or rolls away from the covered area and easily snaps out of the way so that your pet can potty easily without you having to remove the entire garment.
I recently had occasion to use this garment on my 5 year old Boston Terrier, Rocky, pictured above. He has very sensitive skin that is easily irritated. Unfortunately once an irritation occurs he makes it worse by licking and chewing at the affected area. So the Onesie seemed the perfect solution – I was so tired of the e-collar. The Tulane’s Closet website includes a sizing chart. And I realized immediately that Rocky would fall between sizes. So I tried both the small and the medium. The small was a bit small and the medium was a bit loose. But not so loose that he couldn’t walk around in it. And you could just tell that he didn’t mind having it on. He sniffed it a bit and then went about his business. Playing, eating and sleeping! But NOT licking or biting himself and NOT trying to escape the Onesie like he tries to escape the e-collar. So from that perspective alone it was a great success. In fact, I think big brother Curtis was a little jealous that he didn't have one too!
I laundered the Onesie just to see how it held up. It washed beautifully. Had it been a perfect fit I would have hung it up to dry. But since it was a bit loose on him I threw it in the dryer. After all, it’s a cotton garment so I assumed it would shrink. The question was how much would it shrink! I’m going to assume that they’re using a pre-shrunk cotton material since it only shrunk a very small amount. In my case this worked out perfectly – now the garment really fits Rocky. But, just as importantly, after washing and drying it the Onesie held its shape perfectly, the terry cloth did not shed or become lumpy and linty, and the garment still appeared brand new after laundering.
Now why did I start out by saying this garment is so much more than an alternative to the e-collar. Well, as many of you know my dogs and I recently moved from Nevada to upstate New York. It’s mid-October and we’ve already experienced temps in the teens! My dogs are not happy about this. And Rocky, in particular, hates the cold. Even in Nevada he’d start shivering when temps hit the 50’s. I’ve never been one for dressing my dogs. But, it is very damp and chilly in this area and Rocky was always shivering or looking for a blanket to crawl under. So I started putting the Onesie on him in the morning and just leaving it on him until the day warmed up a bit. After all, it’s breathable cotton. And he really seems to be thrilled to have it on keeping him a bit warmer. He actually gets excited when he sees me bringing it toward him. Now that’s a rave!
Please remember that this garment cannot be effective for all areas. For example if your pet has an irritation or injury around the eyes, on the head or ears, or anywhere else that they can scratch with their feet the old fashion e-collar would still offer the most protection and be the safest approach.
But the bottom line on this product is that I strongly recommend it for those who need it for the purpose it was intended – to replace an e-collar. But, it’s so well made and reasonably priced I also recommend it for those of you that have pets that are affected by cooler temps. It’s so convenient to slip on and off and has the built-in, snap-back potty cover so it makes a great little snuggle garment for your chilly pet, indoors or out!
Visit Tulane's Closet for sizing, pricing, online ordering or store locations for this product. You'll be glad you did.