Hounds Haven Basset Rescue Of Iowa - Nothing Butt Bassets
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!  
A 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, our 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. 

Your year-end 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 

Jess’e Potts on behalf of
The 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)

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. 
If you have any questions please contact Sable at sable@houndshavenbassetrescue.com
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