The past couple weeks have been hard ones for two dogs in rescue – and for their foster families.
Spiral, a 14 week old puppy recently underwent surgery to amputate a deformed front leg, and Ravioli, who’s been in rescue for over a year, fell ill to an ongoing neurological issue/injury. Both dogs are getting all the care they need thanks to Save-a-Bull’s ability to pay for surgery, MRI’s, exams, medications and more.
The foster’s for these dogs have already gone above and beyond to get them to appointments, keep up complicated schedules of medication, and attend to their recovery in their homes. In addition to that, they’ve both set up personal fundraisers on Facebook to try and raise money to recoup some of the expenses the rescue is paying out for their treatments.
Lorelei Noire, Save-a-Bull Foster Manager, and her husband Ian, SAB Vetting Manager and board member, are caring for Spiral. When Spiral arrived in rescue we knew her leg would need to be amputated, but she also needed some TLC to gain weight and get healthy before hand. Ian and Lorelei took care of Spiral and got her ready for the big day. Now post-surgery they are helping her recover and adjust to her new life as a tripod. You can read her story and donate to her fundraiser here:
Nan Hildebrandt, Save-a-Bull Marketing Manager and board member, and her husband Todd, SAB Brewery Tour Manager, have been fostering Ravioli for more than a year. A young dog with crazy high energy, Ravioli has been a non-stop challenge to keep up with until he suddenly presented with all-over body pain and loss of energy. Nan and Todd have taken Ravioli to multiple late-night emergency vet visits looking for answers and are working day and night to keep him comfortable while he stays on four weeks of strict kennel rest. Read more about Ravioli’s condition and donate to his care here:
Save-a-Bull is fortunate to be stable enough to cover the medical costs of illness and surgeries, both planned and surprised. But as the money for care goes out, it has to come back in so we’re ready for the next dog who needs us. We are so very grateful for foster families like these that go above and beyond the physical care of our dogs, but also help us address the financial needs as well.
If you want to help, please consider a donation to either Spiral or Ravioli’s medical expense fund, or with an overall donation to Save-a-Bull Rescue. Every dollar counts and no amount is too small!
Everything we do for these dogs is possible because of the support of our community. Together we’re able to make a difference in these lives and in countless others to come! Thank you for your support and for sharing our passion.
Are you compassionate and caring and interested in being a part of our foster network? We promise not all cases are this hard! We’re looking for loving families to care for puppies and dogs who are waiting to find their forever homes. We’ll provide everything you need and you’ll be paid in puppy kisses and gratitude. Click here to find out more then fill out a foster application to get the process started.
Ivy Mae is a three year old pit bull adopted from Second Hand Hounds by Brittney Moore.
Ivy loves to protect her house from the birds and squirrels in her backyard. She loves to cuddle on the couch at night and snuggle up close when its time for bed. Her favorite time of day is breakfast and dinner.
When Brittney gets home from work she will sit down on the floor and Ivy comes to give her a big hug, holding on tight with her front legs!
Ivy was photographed by Tangerine House of Design as part of our annual Save-a-Bull calendar fundraiser and contest.
This handsome four-year-old was adopted from Second Hand Hounds.
Dez’s mom, Allyson Halfmann, calls him her little kangaroo because likes to bounce straight up and down especially when it’s time to eat.
Dez loves to wrestle with his fur brother, Gus. And he just can’t get enough of playing chase with him! When he is not playing with Gus, he loves to sunbath in the yard and chew on his Nylabones.
“But I think his favorite thing is giving tons of kisses and snuggling with me at bedtime” says Dez’s mom. We think she’s probably right.
Dez was photographed by Tangerine House of Design as part of our annual Save-a-Bull calendar fundraiser and contest. Photo sessions for our 2019 calendar start today and run through May, book an appointment now!
Although spring has barely sprung, it’s time to talk about our 2019 Calendar Fundraiser! Save-a-Bull calendars featuring pit bulls (and some non-pit bulls) have raised thousands of dollars for rescue over the bast several years. And they have supported breed advocacy as the public begins to see and understand these beautiful dogs for the amazing pets they are.
Once again, we are partnering with Tangerine House of Design for the “Pin Up Pets” calendar photo fundraiser.
How does it work?
You book a photo session at Tangerine House of Design and have your dog photographed by an award-winning photographer. She won’t charge you a sitting fee, instead will ask for a donation to rescue in the amount of your choosing.
One image from each session will be put online for voting once all sessions are complete. Votes are just $1.00 each and the top vote-getter will win the coveted calendar cover, the next 12 will be featured inside the calendar. Be sure you have all your friends, family, co-workers and online acquaintances vote! Stuffing the ballot box is encouraged as all the money raised will go to Save-a-Bull to help care for the dogs in rescue. The link will appear here when the polls open.
Of course, you’ll probably want to see these amazing pictures of your dog before they go online for voting. And you’ll probably want to order prints as well. Don’t worry, Tangerine has you covered and there’s an option to go for a more inclusive photo session that will still support rescue in the process. Special packages and products will be available for ordering for those who select the Full Pin-Up Pets Session
All sessions will take place during the month of May. But space is limited so book your appointment now!
BOOK HERE> https://tangerine.brownbookit.com/schedules
This handsome hunk is four year old pit mix Bo. He was adopted from Rochester Animal Control by Adrianne and Jacob and is the light of their lives. Bo loves his toys, especially his Kong balls as you can tell from his photos. He also loves playing fetch, even if he doesn’t give the ball back 100% of the time.
Recently, Bo got a new sister when Adrianne and Jacob adopted from Save-a-Bull. Her name is Zelda (fka Bridget). Although Bo was a tad bit hesitant of his new sister at first, they soon grew to love each other and are now the best of buds!
Bo was photographed by Tangerine House of Design as part of our annual Save-a-Bull calendar fundraiser and contest. Watch for next year’s contest details coming later this year, or purchase your 2018 calendar here.
One of our favorite parts about Give to the Max Day is seeing the dedications that come with the donations. We know every supporter values the importance of the spay/neuter clinics, but we love seeing the real driver, the heartfelt reason, they are making a donation today. Donations today were dedicated to:
- For Quinny!
- For Zach and Molly – we miss you!
- Frankie & Alice
- From Mac and Mary & Bob
- From the Cottle Family in memory of Milton.
- In honor of Jolene Coleman
- In honor of Norma Buddy and Dave — the Gavin Dogs
- In honor of Thunder the wonder pup
- In loving memory of our best friend Mikey.
- In Memory of Baby Tabi
- In memory of my father Jerry McDonald
- In memory of my sweet angel Nellie
- In Memory of Vinnie
- Jefferson & Madeline – best granddogs ever
- In memory of Kathy Carlson
- Nova, Tillie & Duke
- Thanks for all you do!
- The crew of 5Pawz
- To help pups like Linus find the right home
- To my Jozee miss you everyday baby
- To our first furry child Shug
- To our sweet Ernest
Thank you again to everyone who was supported us so far and is yet to make a donation. You are a warm and wonderful part of the Save-a-Bull family and we appreciate your support today and every day!