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Chocolate Lionhead Rabbit Almond – Adopted!

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The reward in animal rescue and providing temporary fostering to animals is when we bid farewell to them. When we successfully match a rescued animal to a loving person or family who will care for them all their lives.

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That’s what BCFS did this past week for our foster bunny, lovely chocolate Lionhead rabbit Almond. Shortly after we posted about her, Almond found her forever home with new Dad Rob and his three adorable children!

We’re pleased to report that cuddly Almond has been adopted!

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Home Sweet Home

She enjoyed her stay here at BCFS with our other foster rabbits but now she has a permanent home and a loving family to shower her with attention and snuggle up with.

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Almond’s pretty eyes, her collar of long soft fur, and her sweet gentle nature were irresistible.

Her new Dad, Rob, is building a custom bunny hutch for Almond out of a wall unit!

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Thank you to Rob and his children for giving Almond a new home and loving this sweet bunny. We look forward to updates!

If you’re thinking of adopting a rabbit, we still have four more rescued bunnies available for adoption! Bonded Lionhead sisters Star and Luna, Mini Rex male Magic whom we previously featured with Almond, and our Californian bunny, Donkey.

Please complete an Adoption Application and email it to our Adoption Coordinator Silvana at: scronier@rogers.com. Thank you for considering a rescue bunny!

Walls go Up! Little g Ranch

.. And so we build… 

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 Walls and walls and walls and walls. 

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All four walls at the end of a long week rest on the ground waiting to be stood in place. Our Q-Hut waiting for a new end walls stands sentry over the rows of two by fours.

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And in a single afternoon — we have walls!!

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Four walls actually!

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August 19, 2015: it’s more than a dream. We’re watching the next generation of BCFS and Little g Ranch come to life.

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Also framing the Q-Hut end walls is a support building to the new barn. This will hold our hay, tractors and a work space (and a small indoor dog park if I can convince Brent).

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When will the trusses come???

Aug 26th, 2015

Trusses are here! The trusses are here!

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Reese Chocolate Yorkie Poo! – Adopted Oct, 2015

Reese is a small 8 pound yorkie poo who is between 5-7 years of age. He lived with a family and was surrendered to a shelter because he was in dire need of dental surgery and the family was unable to afford his care.

Brave little Reese made the journey into the safe care of BCFS all the way from Ohio.

Reese’s Health 411

He had dental surgery on September 21, 2015 and has 7 teeth left. Reese also had an abdominal x-ray due to his swollen tummy. The results are pending and we’ll provide an update on him once we know more from his veterinarian.

He’s been microchipped, brought up to date on his vaccinations, dewormed and tested negative for heartworm.

Reese’s ideal home is one without cats, other small dogs or small children.

He’s a very sweet boy, but has a strong desire to  hump other little dogs who let him. He’s fine with bigger dogs (over 20 pounds) who will stand up for themselves.

He will chase cats.

Reese was groomed this week and we think he looks dapper. Those adorable ears!  You can see from his new photos how small this handsome boy is.

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What Reese Needs

This small boy with endearing ears is too frail to be with young children.  We recommend a family with children over age 6 for Reese. He is sweet, but does not tolerate intrusion into his crate. Reese’s crate is his little place in the world just for him.

He loves his crate and puts himself in for naps and bedtime.

Reese needs at least two walks a day. He does have some energy, but not excessive.

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He’s housebroken and will let you know when he needs to go out by spinning in a circle! Reese is a good little traveler, he’s fine in cars inside his crate.

Once Reese’s veterinary care is complete and he’s healthy for adoption, he’d love a forever home with a devoted family who can meet his simple needs.

If your home could be Reese’s forever home, please download and complete an adoption application from our website, and email it to our Adoption Coordinator Silvana at scronier@rogers.com. Thank you for considering this darling yorkie poo!

 

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Carmelita – Sad Puppy Mill Yorkie – Adopted October, 2015

Carmelita was part of a large intake from a breeder by the SPCA Serving Erie County. She was particularly fearful and was not doing well in the kennel environment.

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Carmelita is now in a BCFS foster home where she has the chance to relax and socialize free from shelter stress.

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She’s believed to be under five years old and in good health. Yorkies can live to 16 years so Carmelita could make a wonderful family member for many years to come.

She was spayed and had dental surgery on September 17, 2015. She was de-wormed, treated for fleas, microchipped and brought up to date on her vaccinations.

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Spa Day for Carmelita – Her First Grooming

We took Carmelita for her first grooming this week.  She posed for her “before” picture the previous day:

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Though this former puppy mill girl was fearful of grooming, our Adoption Coordinator Silvana says all in all Carmelita was quite good. She was a little antsy about her body being clipped but didn’t bite, just squirmed a bit, and groomer Tammy was superb at handling Carmelita with patience and taking it slow.

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Carmelita was resistant when Tammy tried to clip her legs but again Tammy took it slow, talked to her calmly, put the clippers away and just handled her legs so Carmelita could see nothing bad was going to happen to her. That helped earn Carmelita’s trust and Tammy was then able to clip her legs. Tammy didn’t clip her face too much because, like many dogs, Carmelita was quite fearful of this area.

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Carmelita put up with bathing afterwards for the most part. She squirmed again a little but with Tammy’s patience, she managed quite well.

Then it was off to her crate with the blow dryer to get dried and fluffed, then relax on the couch.

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Tammy has worked with puppy mill dogs before and feels that Carmelita will be fine.

With time, trust and patience, we think Carmelita will be more comfortable with grooming. This was a new experience for her and she came through like a trouper!

Ta-da! Gorgeous Carmelita shows off her new look!

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Carmelita would do well in a home without children. She would thrive in a home with another small dog.

Can you help Carmelita become the happy girl she was meant to be? After years in a puppy mill we hope she’ll find true love with the right family and learn what it’s like to play and do all the things dogs do.

If Carmelita’s soulful eyes and kissable button-nose make you melt, please fill out an adoption application and email it to BCFS’ Adoption Coordinator Silvana at scronier@rogers.com.

 

 

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Halloween Creepy Carnival Fundraiser 2015!

Sunday, October 18th, 2015 from noon till 4pm  BCFS is planning a family friendly Halloween Creepy Carnival Fundraiser at 5 Forks Rd in Dain City, ON just east of Welland.

There will be games and fabulous Prizes Like… 

The Pumpkin Toss

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Bottle Ring Toss with Witch Hats

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Pin the Bow on the Skeleton

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Pumpkin Bowling with Gourdes Creepy feeling food exhibit

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Guess the number of candies in the jar.

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There will also be a Bake Sale

(We appreciate any baked goods donation!)

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Halloween Costume Contest! 

Prizes for Best Costume, Funniest and most Original Costumes

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Come dressed in your Halloween costume and get a free ticket to win a prize!

No pets to this event due to the location.

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Like our beliefs in spay and neuter — this event will be nut free!

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 Hope to see you there! 

Bring the kids and come join us for an afternoon of spooktacular fun! BCFS is all-volunteer and 100% of proceeds will support helping BOO-tiful animals!

BCFS Fundraising Team

 

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Dog Rescue Import Rules

BCFS strives to build relationships with other rescue organizations and in doing so we often share the workload of dogs in need.  The United States is often overwhelmed with dogs that are considered unadoptable due to medical or behavioural issues.

At Beaver Creek we specialize in these cases and through fundraising and donations we care for these animals with extensive medical issues. Please consider sponsoring a BCFS foster dog with a donation towards their veterinary care.

BCFS sees the Diamond in the Rough

We got a message a week ago asking if we could take in a small yorkie from a puppy mill. She was failing miserably in the shelter and needed to be in a foster home with another little dog.

We barely hesitated before we said yes and called one of our trusted foster homes in hopes they would give this girl some much needed love.

Carmelita 

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Since we were taking one dog they asked if we could take two? Off to the phone lines to find a foster home and that’s how this Ohio chocolate love came to us!

Reese Pieces! 

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The last plea for a third dog came the day before we were to do the transport for Carmelita and Reese.

They asked if we could take a big soft eyed shih tzu with no name. She was dumped at a shelter in Ohio with a request to euthanize.

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All three of these dogs have medical problems that need costly veterinary care. All three of these dogs are considered unadoptable due to their medical needs or behavioural issues. All three of these dogs deserve a chance.

Importing Rescue Dogs 

Our first battle was getting these dogs across the border and into Canada. We applied for our importer number and did all the paperwork. We worked with two other rescues to help get these animals as close to Buffalo, NY as possible.

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One of our trusted foster moms Claudette and Amy (our fearless leader) armed with three crates and reams of paperwork headed over the river to retrieve our new BCFS foster dogs.

Once we arrived at the shelter it took an hour to get all the paperwork in order. We used calculators to adjust import duty based on that day’s exchange rate on the US Dollar — which has been a wee bit high lately.

We got to see the three dogs and the most impressive thing was the smell from the dog with No Name, but we cuddled her tight and told her she was safe and loved.

Powerful Odor – No Name

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We pulled the tiny car into the commercial truck lane and waited between massive running diesel trucks for our turn. It took about thirty minutes to make our way up to the first booth.

I had to get out of the car and stand on my tip toes to talk to the customs officers. My heart was pounding as he looked at our paperwork.

We were shuffled over to the office where I walked in with a file full of information and was directed to a computer where I filled out a form B3-3 while Claudette stayed with the dogs.

I managed to get the paperwork filled out with little difficulty and was told by the clerk to wait for a customs officer to speak with me.

It wasn’t a long wait before they called Beaver Creek up to the payment booth.

He was friendly as he gathered my forms and then said “That will be $22”.

Twenty two dollars to save three lives.

I used the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary card to pay for these three lives and walked back to the little car smiling.

I climbed in and was struck by the powerful odor of No Name shih tzu – wow – she needs a bath.

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All three dogs have foster homes and all three are slated to see the vet this week to determine the course of care.

Please stay tuned to read about each of their stories and we promise happy tails….

 

 

 

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BCFS Third Annual Facebook Auction

Looking for Loot! 

Hi all! Its time once again for our annual facebook auction! We’re hoping to out do ourselves this year when the bidding begins!

Items must be received by October 4th, 2015 to be used in this year’s auction. Anything after October 4th will be held for the 2016 auction.

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If you have something you’d like to donate please drop it off with a note containing your name and address (for thank you cards)  at any one of the following locations:

EMS Fleet – St. Catharines 

Please see Helen Coyle at 2 Westwood Court – Unit 300 Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S 1J0. Her number is 905-984-5050 ext. 2100 if anyone wants to check before they come by. She’s usually there 0700-1515 hours. Glendale and QEW area.

St. Catharines

Please see Lauren King at 67A Greenwood Avenue.

Cambridge/London

Please see Raye or Paul at 519 Regal Court,  London, ON…  or 1412 Mcdowell Rd. Simcoe, ON ( if no answer go to back door)

Fort Erie/Ridgeway

Please see Katrina at Thrive 246 Ridge Rd N, Ridgeway ON open Monday to Saturday check daily hours.  http://www.thrivemindbodysoul.com/

Welland / Niagara Falls

Please see Silvana at 12131 Crowland Avenue at corner of Schisler and Montrose Road. You can pop your donation into her covered front porch. Silvana has offered to pick up in Niagara Falls area if needed, or drop off with Terry Chambers below.

Niagara Falls

Please see Terry Chambers at 7863 Trackview Street.

City of Welland

Beth Hill 16 Woodrush Ave, Welland, ON. Close to Niagara College.

Stevensville / Fort Erie

See Amy or Brent at 2930 Bowen Rd, Stevensville.

Stoney Creek / East Hamilton

Global Pet Foods, 184 Highway #8, in the plaza at the corner of Hwy. 8 and Gateshead Crescent. Located one block east of Grays Road.  See Manager Steve.

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If we all do just a little bit that becomes a big difference in the lives of the animals we are helping! 

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Thank you!!! 

The BCFS Auction Team 

ps… we are looking for a photographer to help take fetching pictures of the foster animals and the auction items. Please email mybremner@yahoo.com if interested.

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Maggie the Maltese ADOPTED – Update

Just like none of us would want to be abandoned in our old age, neither do dogs. But at sixteen years old, wee Maggie found herself dumped at a shelter.

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We can’t imagine what that’s like for a senior dog.  How could we say no to this endearing little old lady Maltese who needed rescuing? We couldn’t say no!

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Maggie came into Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary’s dog foster program in July and received veterinary and chiropractic care to help put the spring back in her step.

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Thanks to good blood test results, she also had a dental procedure to remove her last four abscessed teeth.  Maggie didn’t seem to mind, and this sweet senior enjoyed recovering with lots of sleep at her foster home.

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Maggie found her forever home on Labour Day weekend. The unofficial end of summer but a new beginning for sweet Maggie with her adoptive mom Lynne.

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We’re beyond pleased to share this happy update from Lynne:

“First of all, thank you for the gift of Maggie! She has brought so much joy, laughter and yes, some frustration to my life in the short time I’ve had her.

I’m not a morning person but I can hardly wake up at 7:00 a.m. to that beautiful face without feeling so lucky to have her.

She’s the star of the building and through her I’m meeting a lot of people with their dogs. They all think she’s a puppy and are quite surprised when I tell them how old she is. She’s aged well even though she previously had an unpleasant time.

She enjoys her walks and rides in the car well. I’m still looking for a harness for her that fits and will come for a visit at the farm when I return the one I have here. Thank you again.”

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We’re thrilled for Maggie and Lynne that they found each other and Maggie is now a star! Thank you to Maggie’s new mom Lynne for giving Maggie the loving home, attention and care she deserves!

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We know at BCFS that there’s something special about caring for senior dogs who’ve seen and lived a lot in their lives. They deserve a warm lap, short walks, good food, a comfy bed and love in their old age.

Maggie shows us that every dog we rescue, though they may need a little extra time to be adopted, makes the most of their fresh starts and the kind-hearted people who adopt them. Thank you, Lynne, for loving Maggie!

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For the Love of Bunnies – Meet Magic and Almond! – Adopted

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These two gorgeous adoptable rabbits came into BCFS’ care and they’re both looking for forever homes. If you’re seeking a quiet, gentle companion animal, one of these bunnies could be your next best friend! Or perhaps two best friends!

Mini Rex “Magic”

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Magic is a fawn-colored Mini Rex who lives up to his name – he’ll cast a spell on you with his charming good looks, soft fur and suave character.

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Magic is neutered so you don’t have to worry about the bunny-stork paying any visits to your home!

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Mini Rex rabbits are a popular breed thanks to their friendly personalities, small size and their beautiful soft fur that feels wonderful when you hold and pet them. They’re moderately active, and will enjoy playing or just snuggling up for a cuddle.

Cuddly “Almond”

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Speaking of cuddling, Almond is a big cuddler! She’s a chocolate-colored Lionhead rabbit who adores snuggling and will be more than happy to help keep you warm in winter with her affectionate, cuddly nature.

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Almond has settled in well here at the farm with the company of the other rabbits being fostered, but she’s a sophisticated girl.  While many of our adoptable rabbits enjoy spending time outside, Almond prefers being indoors where life is much more civilized.

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She would make a perfect companion for a bunny-lover who lives in an apartment or condo. Lionhead and Mini Rex rabbits are intelligent breeds who can be litter-box trained with love, patience and praise.

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Our self-appointed welcoming committee and resident Shih Poo, sweet Super Taz, is clearly taken with the bunnies.  Wagging her tail just wasn’t enough, Taz popped right into Magic’s crate to say hi!

If you’re interested in adopting Almond or Magic, or both of these sweet bunnies, hop on over to our Documents and Forms link to download and complete an adoption application, and email it to our Adoption Coordinator Silvana at scronier@rogers.com.

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BCFS IS HOPPING WITH ADOPTABLE BUNNIES!

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Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary has rescued several beautiful rabbits, including these beauties, who are looking for forever families. Are you one of those families?

Lionhead Rabbit Sisters Looking for Love

 

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Who are these gorgeous grey bunnies with soft eyes and distinctive fur? Luna and Star are Lionhead rabbits who are friendly and get along well with other bunnies. They’re a bonded pair who need an adoptive home together.

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Lionhead rabbits are a fancy breed, known for their good natures. They’re smart, active and ideal companion animals, with younger children needing close adult supervision.

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Star and Luna are happily exploring their fenced enclosure, enjoying each other’s company nose to nose, and the admiring glances from Gus the guard dog and one of our ducks.

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It’s a lot of work being that cute, time for some more food!  We think they’re both stars!  Star and Luna are feisty, happy bunnies who eat well, cuddle with each other and with Donkey, BCFS’ Californian rabbit who is also adoptable.

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Luna and Star are hoping for loving families who will pet, play with and love them up.

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If you can welcome Star and Luna into your home and heart, please fill out an adoption application from our forms and documents page and submit it to our adoption coordinator Silvana at scronier-at-rogers.com!