Beading Divas Raise Money for Second Chance Fundby Karyn Zoldan on Apr. 12, 2013, under Animal Events, Animal News
Bead Drive 2013 netted beaucoup bags and boxes of beads. Thank you Tucson! Along with the bead giving, we had a random drawing and that winner – the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Second Chance Fund — is the recipient of April bracelet sales.
This special Fund is designated to cover the cost of care for animals with extraordinary needs, including unfortunately, common occurrences of abuse, special medical needs and instances of domestic violence.
For instance, Muffins survived a frightening encounter with a rattle snake. This poor kitty was delivered to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona with an oozing fang wound on his paw. Thankfully, Muffins was able to bounce back after stabilization and antivenin treatment.
Throughout the whole ordeal, Muffins remained calm, affectionate and so appreciative for all of the care and love he received. It’s nearly impossible to clean out Muffins’ enclosure without him sneaking his way into your arms or rubbing his head under your neck. He’s melting many hearts and is on the mend thanks to life-saving contributions to the HSSA’s Second Chance Fund.
Muffins is continuing his recovery and will be available for adoption soon.
According to Sara, my HSSA contact, “These bracelets are selling like hotcakes!” One-of-a-kind beaded bracelets cost $20/each and are made with donated beads. Each comes with a paw charm. One size fits most.
You can buy bracelets at
–HSSA – 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd
–PAWSH – La Encantada Shopping Center (above Crate & Barrel)
–PAWSH – Park Place Mall
Bracelets will also be for sale at Puttin’ on the Dog fundraiser on April 26.
Other local venues include:
–-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 also buy bracelets online (add $5.50/S&H)
Last month’s charity — Smiling Dog Rescue — raised $1,000.