Another year is close to its end and nothing gives us greater
pleasure in knowing each one of you helped in some way. In the year 2014 HHBR had the distinct honor
of helping 33 hounds into our foster care program. Approximately 9 hounds are still in foster
care patiently waiting for their forever homes, which the Coordinators of HHBR
and volunteers should be extremely proud of.
We also sadly said goodbye to numerous HHBR Alumni and also HHBR
Hound JR to cancer.
While we think the number of intakes is mighty it is close to half
of what last year’s intakes were, but 2014 brings HHBR what we deemed “The Year
of the Seniors”! We welcomed 11 seniors,
some of them are pictured below!
single senior’s hounds initial vetting includes complete blood work,
urinalysis, vaccines, Heartworm Test, Fecal, De-worming, De-fleaing, dentals,
altering, lump removal. And dependent on
what they continue to require from there.
Two of these seniors, Will and Stumpy, have become “Forever
Fosters”. Meaning that due to their age
and medical needs they will stay within our foster care program and loved by
their foster homes for the rest of their lives.
One senior, Peggy Sue, came in extremely ill, badly needed
a dental, and had a previously injured/infected eye that had been left
untreated for over two years by her previous owners who said they found her on
the side of the road. She had 8 teeth were removed, her infected eye
removed. Maggie Moo had a total of 19
teeth removed. Harley and Dexter, a
father and son bonded pair, had dentals, treated for whipworms,
de-flead, bathed, bathed and then bathed again, HW tested, vaccinations. Gertie
came in with untreated Bilateral
Glaucoma for over 3 years. Gertie has had both of her eyes removed, she was
morbidly obese at 75 lbs., a skin infection, her senior blood panel came back
with elevated liver levels and she had to see HHBR’s Internal Medicine
Specialist and was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. She also had 6 teeth
removed and 7 large cysts. Simon was
surrendered to a shelter in IA when his family had to go to a homeless
shelter. The sweet boy was well taken
care of and his initial vetting was easy, however his dental was extreme and
he’s lost 33 teeth with another two needing to be removed.
We’ve also helped 4 hounds through their lifesaving Heartworm
treatments. Amazing Abel also underwent
a Hemilaminectomy after having a ruptured disc. The money needed for their care
was raised for each one through dogged and creative fundraising.
This year has also brought us some great successes in our
continued and new annual fundraisers. A
few of those events being the HHBR’s 1st Annual Spring Fling
3rd Annual Online Fundraiser, and some small Mini Fundraiser’s.
As this year comes to a close we are thankful for the wonderful
village that has helped us to save the 30+ long eared friends; without your
help we would not have been able to accomplish this. Sadly there are many more
hounds that we were not able to help. At
this time of year, many of you are likely finding your mailbox filled with
requests from organizations for a year end donation. Most of these
requests are deserving of your support. I hope you put this request from
Hounds Haven in the same category.
As you think about the size of your gift, please consider the
magnitude and importance of the challenges that our breed faces and what your
gift can accomplish. Your gift will show others that you took the vital
step to make this rescue a force for the good of the Basset Hound.
gift to HHBR will make a difference in the future of our breed.
To Donate Please Mail:
Hounds Haven Basset Rescue
1975 S 40th Court
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Potts on behalf of
Board of Directors of Hounds Haven Basset Rescue of Iowa, Inc.
This calendar is 12" x 9" full color monthly calendar! Each month features a different Basset Hound of HHBR Supporters and Adopters!
They'd make GREAT Howliday gifts for that hound lover in your life!
Each calendar is a total of$18.00 ($15 for calendar and $3 for S&H)
ALL PROCEEDS OF THE CALENDAR SALES GO DIRECTLY TO HHBR AND THE CARE OF THE HOUNDS!
Please use PayPal button below to place orders
if you prefer the snail mail options please send funds and calendar orders to:
Hounds Haven Basset Rescue
823 4th Ave SE
Stewartville, MN 55976
HHBR Calendars will be printed by the end of November and be shipped immediately following printing.
All calendar orders will be shipped USPS.
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