During the month of May, Beading Divas to the Rescue will sell one-of-a kind beaded bracelets to benefit Cold Wet Noses.
Every month the Divas for which I am one (Beading and otherwise) choose a different animal charity to raise money for. There are seven women who are the original Beading Divas (Angy, Cynthia, Glenda, Michelle, Karyn, Lizzie, and Loren) who came together to raise $14,300 for Lizzie whose greyhounds were injured in a catastrophic car accident. Dogs recovered and now doing fine. There are hundreds of honorary beading divas who donate beads, help make bracelets, and sometimes sell to coworkers or friends.
On our birthday month, one of the original seven divas can choose the group of the month without input or voting from the other six. May is my birthday month and I chose Cold Wet Noses.
I chose CWN because they are so out there. Cold Wet Noses is all volunteer and pulls dogs from PACC’s kill line often at the 11th hour. In 2011, CWN rehomed 366 dogs! That’s akin to a dog a day!
I also chose CWN because in December of last year, I wanted a 9 year old dog named Reagan to find a home. I saw his sad photo on the PACC Pet Facebook page. His owner died and gave Reagan to a friend (some friend). For no other reason, other than he was old, Reagan was going to die. I asked CWN to take Reagan and they said they would with a foster home. I have a big mouth on Facebook and blogged about that and lo and behold a friend of a friend (Tina Roose) rose to the occasion. She reached out and fostered Reagan and became a volunteer at CWN. She is my hero. I am honoring her by choosing CWN. Tina has since adopted Reagan.
More about Cold Wet Noses:
Started in 2005 but became an official non profit in 2010. Since their inception they have rehomed approximately 1,650 dogs!
–$42,000 veterinarian bills
–Paid $6,100 for dog food, medications and other pet supplies; –CWN also receives dog food donations from PET CLUB and/or buys it from Costco ($30/40 lb bag).
–Currently they have 57 foster homes but that number changes daily
Cold Wet Noses Wish List
–more fold down wire crates – mostly size medium
–another pop up tent for adoption events
–a storage shed
–more foster homes
–more volunteers to help walk dogs at PACC
One-of-a-kind coiled bracelets cost $20 and every bracelet comes with a paw charm. Bracelets make great heartfelt gifts for MOTHER’S DAY on May 13. The entire $20 goes directly to CWN. You can pay with cash or a check made out directly to the charity. Be generous!
You can buy bracelets locally at:
–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 630 N. 4th Avenue, 623-7341 (for May only)
–Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd., 229-9898
You can also buy bracelets online via Etsy (add $5.50 S&H). If you live in Tucson but your mother lives in Tacoma or Tulsa, consider sending her a Mother’s Day gift (disclaimer: must order by May 8, delivery usually takes 3 to 4 days depending final destination).
Bonus: An anonymous person and one of the original Beading Divas who adopted her dog through Cold Wet Noses three years ago (pictured Mimzy) will be matching Etsy bracelet sales dollar for dollar (less S&H). Wow!
And if beautiful bling is not your thing, you can make donations directly to Cold Wet Noses.