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Thank you Pet Valu

On April 20-22, BCFS visited Pet Valu Port Colborne in an effort to raise awareness and funds for our rescue. The event turned out to be quite the success! Between the bake sale and cash donations we raised a whopping $652.55, all of which will go directly to helping the animals.displayWe had several special animal guests including Peppa the pig, Sweet Pea the goat, Thumper, Chunk, and Theodore the Flemish Giant rabbits, Kevin the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, our two newest orphaned kittens, and Scarlett the little blind Shih Tzu.

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We also had some special human guests, including Annie the Clown (www.annietheclown.ca) doing balloons for the kids and her assistant Debi doing glitter tattoos. A big thank you to Annie and Debi for donating their time to help bring a little extra fun to our event. Also, a big thank you goes out to our volunteers Bill, Megan, Ellyse, Silvana, Elisabeth, Ashley, Rayna, and Lauren for helping at the event throughout the weekend and to Leah for donating prizes for the draw.

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We certainly can’t forget about all the wonderful baked goods that were brought in for our bake sale. A special thank you goes out to Tonia, Elisabeth, Miranda, Brenda, Laura, Ashley, Jean, Emily of “It’s a Piece of Cake” (289-214-7735), and the Vegan Hippie Chick (www.theveganhippiechick.com) for donating delicious treats.

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Last, but certainly not least, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Pet Valu Port Colborne for choosing BCFS as the rescue to support during their adoption event.  Thank you to Carol (Owner) and Diane (Manager) and to the wonderful staff Karen, Karen, Amanda, and Kayla, who continue to prove themselves to be incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and kind.

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Sweet Pea and MT up for Adoption!

FARM HOME ONLY

Sweet Pea is an adorable little white goat that loves people. She’s about 2 years old and is bonded with her duck MT. They must be adopted together.

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MT is a bit shy and doesn’t like cuddles, but he sings a sweet song and loves his goat.

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This funny pair is looking for a home together on a farm only. Having other goats would be a delightful bonus, but both are familiar with horses and pigs too.

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If you’ve got a hobby farm and you’re looking for new friends check out BCFS!

 

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Scarlett: Blind 2 year old Shih Tzu ready for Adoption! – ADOPTED

Scarlett was trying to find a new home in NJ and it just wasn’t happening, since she went blind she started pooping in her crate when left alone. This sweet girl is about 8 pounds and very tiny for a shih tzu. She’s a gloriously happy little dust mop!

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Scarlett lost one eye in December 2017 when it prolapsed and needed to be removed surgically. Sadly, in February 2018 she went blind in her other eye – unknown reason. Foster mom believes she has some vision in the one eye.

This sweet girl is cuddler and a lover. It took a village to get her from NJ to BCFS, but we managed. Special thanks to Janice & Marcia, Jill & Mechille, Mandy, Jeannine and Nadia. Without people volunteering to help transport would have been impossible.

Mandy did the first leg picking up in NJ and meeting Janice & Marcia in Long Island where Scarlett was driven to Albany! So many thanks!

Scarlett would be picked up by Jill and Mechille and kept over night. She spent her night cuddling and watching Netflix. In the morning her journey continued, driven by Jeannine, who brought her to Rochester where Nadia drove the final leg to Scarlett’s new foster home. Over 450 miles all done by volunteers who drove and paid for gas to get this sweet girl into the care of BCFS.

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From Scarlett’s foster mom:

She is piddling all the time outside, pooping outside if gone for long walk and no snow (doesn’t like snow) getting the hang of grass slowly, has separation anxiety when left alone so poops in kennel, extremely cuddly and affectionate And can eat everything. Loves to be with you all the time…has some vision but can’t do stairs or jump off furniture. She is a cutie Pattie.

She has excellent hearing and rarely barks!

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Do you have lots of time to cuddle sweet Scarlett? This little one would do well in a house with another little dog. Due to her size children and big dogs would be unsafe. Open your heart and your home to this wee discarded dog.

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BCFS Visits Pet value April 20-22!

Pet value is running an event to help support our local rescue Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary! Friday will be a bit of a quiet starter from 3-6 pm and will feature the bunnies of BCFS.

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Saturday we will be there from 11-4 with a clown for entertainment from 12-2pm. We will also be running a bake sale to raise funds, so bring some pocket change to pick up a cupcake or cookies! Featured on Saturday will be Peppa the pig, the bunnies, dogs and kittens!

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Sunday is all about the wrap up! Come get good pricing on bake sale items and meeting the bunnies and Peppa.

Come out, make a donation and buy some baked goods!! We really need your support! We are 100% volunteer based and nobody takes a paycheque. We are supported by donations and events like these. Over 75% of funds raised go towards vet bills. Please help!

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Pet value has run events for us in the past that helped raise hundreds of dollars and a huge donation of product was donated!

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We thank you Pet Value Port Colborne!

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Scout 4 month old female mix jack russell adopted!

Scout is a still a baby at 4 months and yet is heading into her fifth home already. She’s a high energy baby who comes with a lot of love!

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She has been passed on from home to home because of her energy level, which is very very high. She’s a wonderfully happy and curious pup, who tends to get into …. everything. lol.

She’s cute and has puppy breath. All she wants is your love and attention… and that squeaky toy, sneaker, blanket, kibble, food bowl, leash, garbage, plants, ball… 

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Thank you to Jacklynne Russell Photography for the amazing pictures!

From Scout’s Foster Mom: 

Scout is very friendly and playful. She is a happy little girl full of love. She loves to play tug of war, or hide your slippers. Her tail never stops wagging and she’s constantly puts a smile on our faces. 

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She gets along well with our pups and is always game for an adventure. She’s good in the car and her house training is coming along nicely. 

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She’s great with kids and people of all ages. I will her as a foster pup, but I’m happy to see her go onto the next chapter in her furever home! 

Congratulations to Scout and her new family!

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Happy Family!!!!

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Kevin: The little Bunny – Adopted

Kevin is a Netherland Dwarf rabbit who was an owner surrender to the Humane Society. He wasn’t socialized well and doesn’t like to be held. He is a cutie and on the small side.

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He’ll be looking for a quiet loving home who will cherish his unique personality.   Kevin will require bi-annual dental care due to a broken tooth.

From Kevin’s foster mom:

Kevin is still not a fan of being picked up. He doesn’t mind being pet a little bit and loves his carrots! He also loves to play with toys.

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If you’ve got a quiet home with lots of patience Kevin might be the guy for you!

 

 

 

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Farewell Cole

Cole came to BCFS in February of 2017 at 13 years of age and was bounced from foster home to forever home and surrendered back to his foster home. He had some serious behaviour issues and dog aggression.

cole and baileyIt was looking grim for Cole, until we found Sue, our heroine in this story. She saved his life by becoming Cole’s permanent foster mom.

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Sue and Cole bonded, and Sue was able to manage Cole’s behaviour issues. Sue taught Cole sign language (because he was deaf), played endless games of fetch and catered to Cole’s every need….

…but like all creatures of a certain age Cole started to decline.

He was taken to the vet numerous times and an abdominal x-ray showed Cole’s spleen three times the normal size. His liver and kidney values weren’t quite right either.

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On top of all this Cole was full of arthritis, deaf and was having trouble with mobility.

The board had to make the best decision for Cole and that decision was difficult, but it was decided that Cole should be euthanized for humane reasons.

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The day before Cole was euthanized he stopped eating and drinking. He was becoming more aggressive . Cole was telling us it was time.

He died March 19, 2018.  After over a year in rescue.

Sue will especially miss Cole. Even though Cole never found his forever home, Cole had plenty of love, kindness, a warm bed, lots of food and fresh water in the loving home of his foster mom.

As Sue whispered in his ear “I love you” the light went out of Cole’s eyes. Rest easy Cole. You are loved.

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Sue sent me this poster the day Cole died.

 

 

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Bud the pig Adopted!!

Bud came to us through LCHS unneutered, mildly stinky and incredibly intelligent.

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It didn’t take long for this handsome fella to land in his forever home. He’s cute, smart, mischievous, but most of all loving. He loved his human family and it took a few short weeks (and a neuter) for Bud to win over his foster brothers, Bert and Ernie.

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In a matter of weeks Bud had his foster mom wrapped around his finger, he was living with Bert and Ernie and had his very own piggy family. Bud had never been happier or well loved.

Bud’s foster mom Lee just couldn’t imagine not having Bud, so he was home and Lee is a foster graduate!

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Cricket! Adopted! Not Kidding!

The most amazing things happen in animal rescue. We found a wonderful lady who found the love in Cricket.

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A bit about Cricket: 

Cricket is still a typical one person chihuahua, but he’s more accepting of company. He listens to corrections quickly and wants to please.

We’re very happy that Cricket is a happier dog. He climbs stairs, rides in the car and is more accepting of visitors, but it takes time for his to warm up to strangers.

On the sweet side Cricket is a champion cuddler, he’ll sleep snuggled with you all night on your bed and he’ll never be the first one up. He’ll sleep all day with you.

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BCFS can’t explain how thrilled and excited that after ten months Cricket has finally found his loving forever home.

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He’s getting extra cuddles and love everyday with fresh food, water and a comfortable bed – although, he prefers to sleep with his new mama. Curled up in her tummy sending her warm dreams.

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Thank you to Cricket’s forever home for giving him a chance and waiting out those first few difficult days. He’s become just the dog you were hoping for.

We love when this happens! 

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Tralee, a bichon puppy mill survivor – Adopted!

The first picture we got of Tralee was a very sad looking bichon . He looked lost, forgotten and unloved.

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Would BCFS take in this poor frightened puppy mill survivor, rehabilitate and find him a forever home? Did we have a spot open? Could we possibly turn him away? We couldn’t…

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Our foster home welcomed Tralee with open arms, although it would take a few weeks for Tralee to welcome affection, we were patient.

We did notice his breath still smelled after having dental surgery, so we took Tralee to the vet for an assessment, blood work and antibiotics.

From the foster mom:

In terms of his physical health, he has three sets of stitches that will need to be removed sometime soon so will need contact info for the vet. He had many teeth extracted according to his accompanying papers but breath is quite rank. He enjoys his meals and in fact licks the bowl clean, is drinking, pooping and peeing. His urine is odiferous and concentrated.

Behaviourally, he remains quite anxious. He will not come out of his crate on his own in the morning, not even when coaxed with food. He continues to cower and run when I approach him even though we’ve spent hours cuddling. At least the above “run” is exercise otherwise he sleeps.
He has to be carried outside and simply drops and shakes, refusing to move, meaning that he is relieving himself indoors and occasionally in his cage. I’ve cautiously tried him on and off the leash outdoors with no luck.
I don’t see any of those joyful moments that I’m so used to in other dogs. He seems flat and only mildly responsive to tender touches……definitely evidence for a case against puppy mills.

Tralee’s blood work came back normal and the antibiotics were healing his mouth infection. Now that Tralee was on the road to recovery we found he became more outgoing. Foster mom talks about the first time she came home and he barked…  hope.

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Leaps and bounds from the foster mom:

Tralee has been great today. Firsts barks out of the boy when I came home from shopping. Just so excited he couldn’t contain himself. Too funny!! Also took his first steps of many outside today. He had a good hour of exploring out there and seemed to really enjoy himself.

Breath is much better and gums are responding nicely to the antibiotics. So good!!
He’s really a different dog today. Is more curious, tail wagging when I approach and leaning in to sniff….all milestones since he’s been here

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Even before we could advertise we had a family interested in Tralee from a single picture on Facebook. They were excited to open their home to Tralee and get their bichon a fluffy little brother.

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Many thanks to Tralee’s foster mom for her dedication and patience to see this little man come into his own. Thank you!

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We knew Tralee would need a very special home and a lot of patience and we are very happy that he has found the perfect home.  Congratulations Tralee and thank you Amanda and David on giving this special survivor a chance at a good life!  We are sure that their present dog Peanut and Tralee will become fast friends.