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|Collie Rescue Inc. could not exist without
contributions from our supporters. 100% of your donations go towards
the rescue and care of the collies that we save.
Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization so your donation
may be tax detuctable!
(but check with your tax pro...we know collies a lot better than we
know the IRS code)
|Thank You to Our Vets!
OUR VETS, WITHOUT THEIR HELP, WE COULDN'T AFFORD TO HELP THESE COLLIES
|Updates on Our Great Collies
|Now that some of the collies have settled in
with their foster families, we're finding out more and more about
See what's new with:
|Brian Needs A Home
|Brian is a 2
year old collie boy who is just the nicest collie you could meet! He
was the hit of Reston Pet Fiesta last month.
When he came to our rescue, he had a fracture in his foreleg, and since
it was not taken care of when he was first injured, he had to get more
involved surgery to repair it.
His leg is now healed. However the joint in his wrist is partially
fused. He is doing physical therapy to help strengthen and foster the
use of his wrist. The physical therapy he is receiving is a mixture of:
swimming, water treadmill, and exercises at home.
If you are looking for a great, gentle, mellow collie boy, please
contact us about Brian ASAP!
Please note that Brian will need a family who will continue his
It's been a
very busy year so far. As of June 13th, we've rescued 47 great dogs.
That's 38% more dogs than last year at this time.
of all the collies we help, thank you all - I really can't say that
enough - for your support, your volunteering at events, your donations
and for fostering!
planning our picnic for the fall, and as soon as we have a date, you
will be the first to know!
New Risk Factors & Simple Recommendations To Avoid It
Recent studies out of Purdue University are shedding more
light on gastric dilatation volvulus (GSV), otherwise known as bloat.
GDV is the second leading cause of death in large breed dogs (50-90
lbs) and giant breed dogs (100 + lbs)
In GDV there is a rapid accumulation of air in the stomach causing
distention and often rotation of the stomach, cutting off the blood
supply at both ends and causing the dog to go into shock.
GDV strikes suddenly and has a mortality rate as high as 30%.
Here are some recommendations from the study to avoid these
problemsFeed two or more meals each day
Two or more meals a day
more than 1 cup per 33lbs of weight at each meal
dry food make sure there are sufficient amounts of meat or meat meal
moisten dry food
- Avoid raising your dog's bowl, keep it at
- Restrict vigorous exercise one hour
before and two hours after eating
- If your dog eats rapidly find ways to
slow her down. (Check out this bowl - that does
- Learn the signs of GDV: Pacing and
restlessness, head turning to look at abdomen, distention of the
abdome, rapid, shallow breathing, Unproductive attempts to vomit and
|Collie Gathering At Sunnybank
The Gathering: is the best known of the Collie Health Foundation
This annual event is held the third weekend in August, at the
"mecca" of Colliedom: Sunnybank in Wayne, New Jersey. Sunnybank is
the home of Albert Payson Terhune, famous dog writer, Collie breeder
and lover. It was also the setting for most of his famous dog stories.
On the property there is a museum, trails, Champion rock
(burial ground for Lad and many others), and a bronze memorial.
The weekend combines a wonderful mix of fun, education and
fund-raising, with Collie people attending from all over the country.
Saturday is filled with mini-seminars, educational offerings and tours.
Sunday brings a series of puppy matches that includes the Virtual
Reality match and the Lad Memorial Match.
There is no better place in the world to hold a Collie get
together, than the one-time home of the greatest Collie fan of all
This year's Gathering dates are August 16 & 17, 2008.
|Adding To Our CRI Human Pack
Over the past few months a number of
volunteers have taken over some of the critical functions that allow us
to do what we do. On behalf of the collies, we'd like to acknowledge
and applaud them for their help!
Gillian Young is posting
all of our dogs on Pet Adoption Sites, blogs and anyplace else she can
find. In addition, she has started doing adopter screening!
Gillian is owned by her collie boy, Sammy.
Colleen Wilcox created a
vet reference check form for us. She currently does all vet reference
checks and helps with scheduling home visits. Collen was recruited by
Aryss, a collie who came through our program last year!
spearheaded the creation of our initial applicant screening process.
She currently does adopter screening and is responsible for responding
to incoming calls to CRI. Stephanie is owned by a collie girl, Sarah.
Mary Ann Cooling is
handling all donations and writing thank you notes. Mary Ann was
originally recruited by Jennie, who is deeply missed. Recently, she
was adopted by Joy, a collie girl who came through our program this
Patrick Walsh continues
to speardhead this on-line newsletter and the other email notices
you've been getting. Dylan the handsomest collie around allows Patrick
to hang out with him!
Colleen Duffy created and
administers the survey that we send to adopters. She also has been
instrumental in the administrative strategic planning for our
organization. Colleen was recruited by Lassie who came through our
program back in 2006.
Mary Reise helps organize
the picnic and is always available for important adhoc projects.
Dr. Nancy Kelso provides
veterinary advice and help when needed!
Most importantly, thank you to all of the
people (and their families) who fostered for us over the past few
months, we couldn't do this without you...
- Barbara Baditoi
- Lorraine Brown
- Faye & Carlin Brundage
- Pat Cason
- Susi Crowe
- Beth Davis
- Colleen Duffy
- Joy Engle
- Debbie Kerns
- Pam Kidder
- Susan Kriss
- Tony Lacey
- Brad & Chris Lafferty
- Jennifer Lafrican & Paul Bernacchio
- Kelly Mason
- Annette Miller
- Chuck Orbell
- Banu Qureshi
- Abbie Schaub
- Annette Scribner
- Nancy Sullivan
- Jan & Skip Tyler
- Patrick Walsh & Carol Riordan
- Colleen Wilcox
- The Staff of Deepwood Veterinary Hospital
In addition to these great folks, we REALLY need
to find someone to take on organizing Adoption Events. We
would like to do them once a month (max). It does require a little bit
of time to work the phones, schmooze and organize. But once you get
one under your collar, they're pretty easy to set up and a lot of fun
If you can help, please let us know.