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Seeking Auction Items for Annual FB auction 2018!

We are in need of Auction items for our November Facebook Auction! We have two seniors and Cecil for vet visits. We have the potential for more animals come November, not to mention the care and management of our permanent residents. Its hay season.

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Barbara the pug

We can’t do this without your support! Please consider an auction item to donate! Gift Certificates, framed animal pictures, animal themed baskets and coach bags are on our list.

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We are 100% volunteer based and nobody takes a paycheque. Everyone volunteers their time for free to help animals. We have several permanent residents of BCFS and these animals require care and often special care.

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Take a look around and see if there’s something you can donate that would bring much needed funding to a solid, organized, well run rescue with a facility onsite and a history of quality work.

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Thank you! 

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Barbara the pug

Barbara, 11 year old Pug!

Oh Barbara, what can we say about you? You’re a typical pug with weepy eyes and prone to ear infections, but you are a champion snuggler and you love your people.

Barbara loves two things in life: eating and cuddling.

Barbara the 11 year old pug
Barbara the 11 year old pug

She’s a very laid back, happy girl who gets along with other dogs and cats. She enjoys short walks to explore her neighbourhood.

Her foster family was visiting BCFS when Barbara came to the farm and dad watched her stumble out of the transport crate and into his arms. It was like they were long lost friends.

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Barbara with foster dad

Barbara is an older girl, so we recommend a home without small children. She’d even make a good condo dog where she can cuddle and watch the world go by, but she’d also enjoy a fenced yard where she could nap in the sunshine.

An easy keeper as long a keeping her face clean isn’t considered a chore. With the right diet we don’t foresee any future medical costs.

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Most of Barbara’s teeth were removed when she was dumped at the shelter and she is up to date on vaccinations. Would you consider giving a home to a senior?

 

Welcome Roo, senior minpin up for adoption

Sweet little Roo was dumped at a shelter with a prolapsed rectum and a mouth full of abscessed teeth.

Roo the 11 year old female minpin
Roo the 11 year old female minpin

A rescue was notified of the condition of this sweet minpin and wheels were set in motion. First order of business was to vaccinate and plan for surgery to remove rotten teeth and surgically repair her bottom.

This rescue was not set up for frail wee dogs, so BCFS was contacted to see if we had a spot for a recovering 11 year old minpin. You know we would say yes.

Roo came to our doorstep with only a few teeth and a sore looking bottom. It had only been two weeks since the surgery and she needed some recovery time.

We set up a heated bed for this little girl and she’s so happy to be warm, fed, watered and loved. She certainly is a little button who’s a very easy keeper. She’s house-trained, likes to stay with her people and gets along with other dog / cats.

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Roo in her heated bed.

She’s a bit fragile, so we don’t recommend a home with young children.

Roo would love to find her forever home with loving, patient people who understand her needs. Lots of naps, meals on time and gentle walks.

Could that be you??

 

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Adopted! Wee Kitten Kernel is Now Gus

If you’re a wee stray kitten lost in a cornfield, you’d be incredibly fortunate to be found by our friends at The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary (TAMS). That’s what happened to little Kernel, discovered while they were picking corn for their sanctuary’s resident animals.

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Although Kernel was weak, all alone and had an obvious eye infection, life had good things in store for Kernel. Since The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary doesn’t rescue and adopt out, we were happy to take him into our foster care program.

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Kernel was bewildered by it all when he arrived in foster care, but soon his hisses turned to purrs. He was dewormed and vaccinated, his eye infection treated, and the vet gave us the good news that Gus was negative for feline leukemia and feline immunodefiency virus.

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Kernel is now adopted! And this little survivor has a new name: Gus.

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In addition to his new human family, Gus has an older feline sister to teach him proper kitty manners as he grows — four-year-old rescue Freya, as well as a guinea pig named Jimmy.

We’re delighted that this wee furball was in the right place in a cornfield, at the right time to be found by the right people, to come to us and now into a loving forever home. We look forward to Gus growing into a handsome adult — though won’t be surprised if he develops into a cornball! 😉 (Pun intended)

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Thank you, Tonia and Jessa for welcoming Gus into your home and hearts! Our thanks to TAMS as well for reaching out to BCFS to help Gus have his happy ending – and a happier start in his young life.

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Another Successful Pet/Animal Reiki Workshop Fundraiser

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Thank you to the Wonderful Reiki Practitioners who made the third Pet Reiki Fundraising Workshop a great success.  The world is a better place when people focus on helping to heal animals.

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Silvana (pictured above with her canine partner Lexi) is a Reiki Master and animal lover who is passionate about using Reiki energy to help heal the animals at the Sanctuary.  The success of the last Workshop on October 15, 2016 prompted her to continue teaching other Reiki Practitioners how to best help the animals.

Silvana Explains the Process

Animals are Divine Beings with souls that play a very important part in our lives. Animals will respond to Reiki quicker than people.  This is because they do not have blocks like we do from rigid mindsets. They are able to accept the Reiki energy for what it is without trying to analyze it.   A few examples of how Reiki healing can help animals is with pain relief, minimizing stress caused from changes of ownership or other home circumstances, it helps with grief, and it has been shown to boost the immune system.

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The Workshop! 

The morning of the workshop was spent going over the practical part of Pet/Animal Reiki, using the manual Silvana put together as a guide.   Cookie & Cecil were on hand to receive energy and loving from the Practitioners.

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Terry giving Cookie lots of love & Cecil stealing Cookie’s bed.

The BCFS Farm 

Each animal accepts Reiki in their own way.  Some enjoy hands-on while others prefer Reiki beamed to them from a comfortable distance.

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Zig prefers Reiki at a distance.

Larney, a 19 year old Hannovarian has a genetic disease called degenerative suspensory ligament. He is not a healthy horse and the vet has recommended euthaniza, but BCFS was trying medications to make him comfortable. There is no cure and it is a progressive disease.  His back end struggles with this disease. Larney received plenty of Reiki and love from the Practitioners.  When it is time for a person or animal to pass on, Reiki will assist in making the transition as peaceful as possible.  In Larney’s case, all the Reiki energy given to him proved to help him in a peaceful passing.

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Larney being given Reiki energy by Dana, Teresa & Kymberley.

Read Larney’s story here

Splash our blind pony had glaucoma and inflammation in her eyes which caused her extreme pain.  She had been blind for a long time and removing her eyes merely took away the pain. She is in her early 20’s and is very healthy otherwise.  Splash loves on hands Reiki.

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Terry & Brenda giving Splash Reiki energy.

Chevy is a French Warmblood with a suspensory ligament injury but is not crippled like Larney. It’s mostly healed and he is sound (not limping). He’s not in any pain and is a healthy guy otherwise. He’s about 19 years old.  Chevy can be stand offish and usually accepts Reiki from a short distance away, but he made an energetic connection with Diane and allowed hands on and soaked up some loving from Kymberley.

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Diane giving Reiki to Chevy on left and Kymberley enjoying Chevy’s company on right.

All of the BCFS’s residents enjoyed receiving Reiki energy, in the manner they wanted and the Practitioner’s had wonderful experiences getting familiar with the BCFS residents.

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Diane giving Reiki energy to Chevy & Cecil laying down absorbing some as well.

A big thank you to volunteer Megan who was on hand to help with Elsa as some goats are territorial and will head butt strangers because they don’t belong.  Megan is excellent at handling all the animals at the Sanctuary and very knowledgeable as well.

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Megan with Elsa.

What the Student’s had to say about the Workshop.

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Kimberley showing Larney some loving,

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to take part in the Reiki training. Silvana created a warm, safe place for us to learn and she was a great teacher. Our time with the animals, practicing Reiki on them was such an incredible experience. To be with them with the intention to love and share Source energy for their healing was truly amazing! Thank you Amy and Silvana and all the animals at Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary!!!        Warmly, Kymberley

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Terry giving Splash Reiki Energy,

I would highly recommend Silvana’s Animal Reiki Workshop.  It was informative and fun.  She is a thorough and compassionate teacher, with the highest integrity.  A wonderful winning experience for student and our furry friends benefiting from the interaction.  Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary is a worthy cause.     Terry Marie.

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Cecil lies this way due to his painful joints.

Cecil has been diagnosed with Panosteitis (bone inflammation or growing pains) as well as bilateral elbow Dysplasia.    Cecil finally qualifies for the much needed elbow surgery that will end his life of pain.  There is an 85% chance that Cecil will fully recover in 5 months and lead a normal life without pain.  He is only 11 months  old and without surgery Cecil’s life of pain will continue and he will have a much shortened life.    Funds raised from this workshop will go directly to help fund this important surgery for Cecil.  BCFS does have a Go Fund page set up to help with costs.  If you can help, please Click to donate 

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Silvana has received requests from Practitioners who could not attend September 22nd to run another workshop.  She is looking at possibly running it again in November of this year.  If you are interested, please contact Silvana directly at silvanacronier@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Volunteers needed Oct 13-Oct 14, 2018 at Petvalue Port Colborne.

Excellent opportunity for volunteer hours for high school students! We’re having a thanks for giving event at PetValue in Port Colborne (Westside Rd & hwy 3) from 11-5 on Oct 13 and Oct 14.

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You’ll be manning the baked goods sales table, talking to people about BCFS and animals in general, walking dogs and a mini-horse.

Setting up and tearing down the banners and boards, setting up the bake sale items and general picture taking.

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Free tee shirt for volunteers – sizes limited to large and ex-large.

We’d appreciate anyone who comes out would write a little something for our website on your experience volunteering for BCFS.

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Please contact Amy at mybremner@yahoo.com if you’d like to come out and help the animals!

Thank you!!!

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Roscoe, Now Rocky, Is Loving Farm Life!

Have we mentioned how much we love getting pupdates on dogs we’ve rescued? Especially seeing how happy a dog like Roscoe is after his adoption August 25th. Roscoe has a new name to go with his new life: Rocky!

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Dad Larry writes to us,

Rocky is very playful.  He is enjoying being in the farm!  He also loves his truck rides.  Rocky is fitting in nicely.

We’re so happy that Rocky loves his truck rides, since he was a bit excitable in vehicles while in foster care. But by the smile on his face on his way home the day he was adopted, Larry’s truck and company was the magic touch.

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Five-year-old Rocky is perfectly suited to Larry’s farm, with lots of room to run and get the exercise a high-energy border collie needs.

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Thank you, Larry, for giving Rocky a wonderful home and letting us know how well he’s settling in. It’s gratifying to see such happy outcomes for the pups we dedicate ourselves to rescuing. This handsome boy is livin’ the dream!

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Cecil needs Surgery!

Cecil needs quality of life surgery. Click to donate 

In a nutshell…. Cecil’s background story:

Coming by plane and automobile the 8 puppies made their way from the very far Northern  Ontario thanks to help from a large group of incredibly dedicated women that we had the pleasure of working with over several days. We can’t thank them enough…

We coordinated, begged and borrowed to get these puppies south. We got them to Dryden, ON  and then got a bit stuck.

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BCFS is so lucky to have had a volunteer drive the forty hour round trip transport to bring all the puppies to Southern Ontario!

The puppies arrived through a snow storm into clear cool skies of Southern Ontario on November 12, 2017 in the late evening. They were thirsty, tired and hungry. They snacked lightly, drank deeply and fell into a lovely sleep.

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It’s tough to be around puppies and not laugh out loud at their antics. They dance like nobody’s watching. They play with abandon.

Cecil – black and tan male

What can we say about Cecil? People would call him a Runt. He’s a quarter the size of his siblings and came in sick. Very sick. He had multiple seizures, dehydration, kidney infection, bladder stones and exhaustion. We took Cecil to the vet and had him stay for the day to get IV fluids and antibiotics. He’s doing so much better.

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As Cecil began to grow we noticed in January that he was limping. We took him to see Dr Aunt Rachel and there were so many possibilities. His condition was poor and he was getting worse and worse with his mobility.

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We took Cecil to the VEC in Toronto to be assessed by Dr. Mason (internal medicine) and Dr. Ringwood (surgeon).  We learned Cecil had panosteitis (pano) a painful bone virus that is also known as growing pains. He should out grow the pano with time and is currently on pain meds.

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Cecil was also diagnosed with bilateral (both) elbow dysplasia. He lays like this to take the weight off his elbows. The only cure is surgery and with surgery he has an 85% chance of living a completely normal life.

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We had to wait several months for the pano to improve before we could do the surgery, so he’d be able to to weight bear with less pain.

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The surgery is approximately $6000 and we are fundraising to cover the cost to give Cecil a normal life. Any donation is greatly appreciated and can be made via our donations page or our goFundMe page: Help Cecil

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Help Cecil learn to lay like a regular dog…

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Calling all Bakers!!! PC PetValue Oct 13 at 11am.

We’re looking to run a bake sale at the Thanks for Giving event at the Port Colborne PetValue on Oct 13, 2018…. please have baked goods at store by 11am.

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If you are interested in baking please email mybremner@yahoo.com, so we have an idea of quantity.

Make your speciality! Animal or Thanksgiving themes would be wonderful!

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We have two new dogs in rescue, Cecil needs surgery and its time to buy hay.

Roo the 11 year old female minpin
Roo the 11 year old female minpin
Barbara the 11 year old pug
Barbara the 11 year old pug

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I know its been a rough year for BCFS, but are going to carry on and continue to help animals! One heartbeat at a time.

Thank you and all the animals of BCFS thank you too!

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We are also looking for auction items for our 2018 FB Auction to start in November! Please donate!

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Larney, Put to Rest.

It was a short walk to the damp grass and Larney stumbled a few times, but he kept following me to where he’d be at peace.

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Dr Bob was quiet and somber as he pulled out the medication that would end Larney’s pain. It was windy and the rain was intermittent.

Even the sky looked sad

My heart was thumping as Dr Bob depressed the plunger on the syringe and Larney got sleepy. He started to waver and in a flash his eyes said thank you and then the light was gone

There was no question: it was time.

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We tried all sorts of medications and other alternative care, but Larney’s body was giving up. His eyes still bright, but his body was thin and fragile.

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He passed quietly and peacefully with Brent, Dr. Bob and Amy by his side whispering sweetness, like how much he was loved. I was crouched in the damp grass stroking Larney’s incredibly soft muzzle when I felt the bite of a mosquito on the bit of flesh exposed on my rump. Not sure what that means…

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As we walked back to the barn Dr. Bob said,

“I’m sorry for your loss. This is the toughest part of having animals.”

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Larney will be particularly missed by his BFF Splash. They used to share hay and graze together before Larney’s sudden deterioration made him stall bound.

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Grief is merely the price of love.

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