Tucson: Smiling Dog Rescue, Fundraising at 4th Avenue Fairby Karyn Zoldan on Mar. 19, 2013, under Animal Events, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
For the month of March 2013 Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be selling bracelets and raising funds for Smiling Dog Rescue of Tucson.
Smiling Dog Rescue began in January of 2007 when Rica Powell was asked to help out a smiling pit bull set for euthanasia at a kill shelter in Southern Arizona. Being made aware of this one endangered and innocent life led to a greater awareness of a sad reality – the enormous number of pit bull and pit bull-type dogs who too often end their lives in high kill shelters – merely because of the way they look.
Never looking back, since that time Smiling Dog Rescue has rehabilitated and re-homed more than 1,400 unwanted, stray and abandoned pit bulls, bully type dogs, as well as many other types of dogs from all over southern Arizona. Awesome!
Smiling Dog Rescue believes that in order to accomplish restoring the pit bull to their former position of reverence and high esteem – it is vital to eliminate all backyard breeding, dog fighting and the inhumane treatment they suffer at the hands of people who believe the stereotypes.You can follow them on Facebook (where they have more than 8,000 likes!)
You can buy beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelets ($20) locally at:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
You can buy bracelets online via Etsy (add $5.50 S&H)
A dazzling array of bracelets will be for sale at the 4th Avenue Fair on March 22, 23, 24 – look for the booth directly across from Silver Sea. All bracelets come with a paw charm; one size fits most.