Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue (RLRR)
October 2008 Newsletter
Medical and Rescue Statistics
2006 2007 Jan – Sept 2008
Animal Clinics 1 2 3
Shelter Clinics 1 1
Rescues 500 503 422
Spay/Neuter 346 455 465
Quill removal 14 6 4
Major Medical 5 16
Eye Surgery 3
Other Medical 6 1 6
ACCOMPLISHMENTS January – October 2008
Computer and database upgrades:
1) Donor database established.
2) Clinic client database established. This is important for keeping track of medical care that each animal has received so that they get proper treatments and don’t get over vaccinated.
3) Computer donated by Friends of Flicka. Thanks to Denise for getting this need fulfilled.
4) RLRR Blog designed by Denise Luke. Denise updates it frequently with a lot of GREAT photos, stories and information . You can contact Denise at Denise.Luke@thomsonreuters.com if you have information for the blog. Check the RLRR blog weekly and also check out past entries under blog archive at www.redlakerosie.blogspot.com
1) New well. Now Karen doesn’t have to haul buckets of water long distances to water the animals. It also makes cleaning dog kennels and the cat house much easier. Thanks to the Lawson Foundation for funding this much needed project.
2) Two more heavy duty 2-pod dog kennels.
3) Cat shelter cleaned and updated with new washer/dryer, plumbing, linoleum, paint, doors, curtains and laundry tub. If you saw it before, you won’t recognize it now. The shelter backroom is now a spare bedroom. People can now stay there when they visit after Benay’s visit ends in December. See photos at www.redlakerosie.blogspot.com under October “The cat house” gets a makeover.
More spay/neuters and surgeries have been done this year then the same time last year thanks to the dedicated vets, techs and volunteers at the animal clinics and to your donations for care at local vets.
Please see www.redlakerosie.blogspot.com for information and photos regarding these clinics. Look under blog archive on the right hand side of the page.
1) HSUS/RAVS. (See August for several RAVS entries).
2) AHS Golden Valley. (See June “Clinic with AHS, May 2008”).
3) Animal Ark. (See May “Neuter Commuter Clinic May 1-4”).
4) Akin Hills Pet Hospital. (See September “Akin Hills Pet Hospital helps out at RLRR”).
1) DJ & T Foundation (SNAP grant): $5,000 for spay/neuter of owned dogs only. Can be renewed.
2) Charlotte Parks Foundation: $5,000
3) Animal Rights Coalition (ARC): $250
1) Pins for All Pets Fundraiser: $14,000+ raised. RLRR will receive a portion of the money.
2) Animal Rights Coalition & Fast and Furless Vegan Boutique donated $675 from their grand opening silent auction.
3) Twin Cities Pet Expo. First year RLRR participated. Raised $731 from t-shirt sales and donations.
4) Garage sale and matching donations (approx. $3,200).
Thanks to everyone who donated and helped!
1) Barbara Bowman took a sabbatical from work this summer to help Karen at the shelter and to help prepare and organize the huge HSUS RAVS clinic. RAVS ran very smoothly this year thanks to Barbara!
2) Karen took a sabbatical from teaching at Red Lake High school for the 2008-09 school year to focus on the shelter and to get much needed foot surgery .
3) Benay Rosenthal came all the way from Washington Island to take care of the shelter while Karen recovers from foot surgery from October to mid-December. With Benay’s help, animal rescue can continue. Thanks Benay!
Red Lake Firsts:
1) Red Lake police accepted the offer of reward money for the first time for an animal cruelty case. HSUS offered $2,500 reward in torture of Ode. Read about Ode on www.redlakerosie.blogspot.com (See August “Reward for information regarding animal cruelty – A first”).
2) Tribal Council is discussing making rules & regulations for companion animals for the first time.
RLRR Support Team Growing:
Three more people have joined our Red Lake Rosie’s Support team.
1) Andrei Tarassov, DVM is a local vet who has helped with RAVS on Red Lake and is eager to help with more clinics.
2) Jody Johnson has jumped on board to help and has already supported animals in need at Red Lake.
3) Veronica Bartsch, DVM is also a local vet who has done one clinic and plans to do more.
Contact Lynn If you would like to find out more about the RLRR Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
1) To all the caring people in our RLRR Support team who have given so much of themselves.
2) To all the shelters, rescues and individuals who have taken in or adopted Red Lake animals. For the list of rescues, see www.redlakerosie.blogspot.com.
3) To all the workers and volunteers at the animal clinics.
4) To everyone who has donated their money, talent and time.
4) To Karen Good who makes us humble and feel worthwhile by opening our hearts and minds to Red Lake animals. Without Karen there would be no Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue. If you see Karen interact with the animals – you know that there is an unspoken word of trust and peace when they are in her presence. When they are with her, their broken bodies relax and their eyes say it all. Thank you Karen!
1) November & December transports NEEDED! Please let Lynn know when you are available.
2) Transports needed at least once a month.
Dog and cat food:
Please contact Dee Dee if you know where we can get free food. Food supply is getting very low. email@example.com
Monetary donations:1) Donations for vet bills are greatly needed. Many animals in need were helped this year thanks to your donations. So far in the first 3 weeks of October, vet bills have been $4,046.82.
2) We will have a special holiday donation form this year. Look for it within the next few weeks via email.
3) Please check with your employer about matching donations. Many employers match and this is a great way to help the animals even more.
4) RLRR is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and donations in cash or in kind are tax deductible.
5) Donations can be mailed either to RLRR or to the vet:
Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue
23880 South Good Road
Trail, MN 56684
Clearwater Veterinarian Services
Gonvick, MN 56644
(no street address – small town)
Please make checks out to Red Lake Rosie’s Animal Fund Account.
The RLRR Newsletter will be published at least bi-monthly beginning January 2009.