Amazon Smiles!/ Sadie Update/ We Have Santa In Our Custody. He Came In With Christmas./Dickens

Monday Evening, December 17, 2018

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Gem Of The Day: “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from the store. Maybe Christmas.. perhaps.. means a little bit more!”
~ The Grinch, by Dr Seuss ~

(If you don’t believe in Santa, complete with a long white beard, scroll down to see that he’s REAL!)

See Vet Bills Paid by Small Paws Rescue for the first 4 days of December, 2018, coming to $11,646.92 which is an average of $2,911.73 per day.

I need to let you know that I screwed up! Sadie’s dental surgery is TOMORROW, not last Tuesday! I got my Tuesday’s mixed up! But we did raise funds for her and our own Julie Lyne is driving her to Wisconsin as we speak, so Sadie can be there, in Wisconsin, at 7 in the morning for her dental surgery. Thank you all so much for helping Sadie!

Now, as it seems to happen each December for the past 20 years, owner surrenders are coming in at the rate of two a day. Today, it was in Ohio and in Flower Mounds, Texas.

That doesn’t count those that we are grabbing at the shelters. This next one is only four years old. His estimate is for around $800.00 for all of his quarantine and vetting.

We got this little guy out in the ST. NICK of time and named him “Dickens”. He came from a shelter in North Texas, and SOMETHING GOT HIM ON HIS SHOULDER GOOD LORD GOD HAVE MERCY. The shelter stapled it together but our vet is cleaning it up and treating it more extensively as well as giving antibiotics.

Then, last week we were contacted by the CACC shelter in Chicago. This is the HUGE shelter that serves the City of Chicago and the surrounding areas. They can not turn away any animal since they are funded by the city.

They have MANY large pavilions and care for between 800-1200 animals per day. THAT’S why so many of our Bichons come from this shelter. It’s the largest shelter that we deal with, nationwide. They do have to euthanize for space.

So Sara Rhodes, our Team Leader for Illinois, got this call.

She texted me about two dogs who are extremely bonded. When one is taken from their cage the other screams. And vice-versa.

While visions of sugar plums danced in my head,
I knew we must get them or they could end up, well, it’s just not good.

The shelter is full. And there sat this very bonded pair of strays.

The only problem is that one of the pair is quite definitely a Shih Tzu. No question. A Shih Tzu. Attached to the hip to a Bichon. No doubt. And both were quite matted, oh my.

“Christmas” is a two year old female. She’s VERY attached to Santa.

“Santa” is only around one year old. Santa and Christmas go together like snowmen and kids on the first day of Christmas break.

I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t take Santa and leave CHRISTMAS there.

So now, man, monkey or mouse, they are both ours. Together.

Their vetting and quarantine will run around $1600.00 together.

So with less than 8 days left, Small Paws Rescue has Santa in their possession. AND..of course he comes with Christmas.

So something bit the dickens out of Dickens, and the fate of Santa and Christmas is in our hands.

What can I do but pray their are people out there who would have done what I did, keep Santa and Christmas, together.

I’m here and will issue any matching challenges.

All My Love, Robin

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See Vet Bills Paid by Small Paws Rescue for the first 4 days of December, 2018, coming to $11,646.92 which is an average of $2911.73 per day.

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Small Paws Rescue Inc.
3316 S. 72nd. W. Ave.
Tulsa, Ok. 74107

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Dear Small Pawsers,

Welcome to the Small Paws Rescue Online Newsletter, especially to those of you who may have seen us over the years on our guest appearances on Fox and Friends in New York City, or on Animal Planet on “Dogs 101.”, or you may have read about us in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness, 101 Stories about Finding Your Purpose, Passion and Joy . You also may have seen us on “Inside Edition” with Deborah Norville! (To see backstage photos of one of our trips to NYC and Fox & Friends, click here.)

Also, Small Paws Was Featured on a “The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast”. It’s was an interview of how Small Paws Rescue was born, almost 20 years ago! 2018 is our 20th Anniversary Year!

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Dear Robin,
Dear Charity Administrator,

This email is to notify you that Small Paws Rescue Inc. has been issued a $949.31 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2018. The donation was deposited to your organization’s bank account on or before August 15, 2018. It may take several days for the donation to appear in the account.

Your current charity Small Paws Rescue Inc.
has received $10,934.47 as of August 2018 since Amazon Smiles began!

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Humphrey Sisco
Dec 26, 1993~ Aug 30, 2006

When I first saw this beautiful picture of Cheri Sisco’s “Humphrey”, I thought it was truly the epitome of what we do, and why we do it. I wanted to use this black and white picture of Humphrey, taken only days before his death due to congestive heart failure, to let those who may be new to Small Paws, know what we do and why we do it. Without Small Paws, Humphrey would have never known love. He would have died in a kill shelter, sick and alone. Because of Small Paws, and Cheri Sisco, he lived, he loved, and he smiled.

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