Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Polly is with the angels now

Today we sadly share the news of  the passing of Polly McMaster, a board member and driving force of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue, Inc. for the past 10 years. She was an avid animal rescuer throughout her life and will be sadly missed by all the companion animals and wildlife of Red Lake.

Life in all forms to Polly was sacred. She would stop her car in the middle of the highway to move a mud turtle or an injured beaver and place them in a safe place. She would pick up injured or stray animals wherever she went and bravely saved an animal being assaulted by a group of animals. Polly was fearless.

Polly was the proud recipient of the "Angel Award" in 2013 from the Minnesota Neuter/Spay Program and a beautiful example of true Anishinabe respect for all living things.

She is at peace now after a long battle with cancer and just imagine all the animals waiting to greet her at the Rainbow Bridge!

Sincerely, Red Lake Rosie's Rescue Board Members

Monday, August 29, 2016

August clinic

The August clinic was huge success with MNSNAP performing a total of 109 spay/neuter surgeries, including a rabbit!

There were 70 animals that received wellness/vaccination exams, 7 animals received other medical attention, 18 dogs were groomed or received nail trims, and 17 animals were surrendered. This is all good news that so many people are bringing their animals in for care.

We watched a preview of the future of rescue. We had 6 amazing “kids” with giant hearts, as a part of our volunteer crew.

First, there was Sam. A 20-year-old, she was our clinic groomer, and did a magnificent job! She has such a heart for grooming dogs, that she came to volunteer even before she starts grooming school in September.

Our veteran volunteer was Destiny, at only14 years old! She wants to become a veterinarian and is a Red Lake resident. She has volunteered at several clinics over the past years, stopping in after school or working full days at summer clinics. She really enjoyed and appreciated Dr. Kim allowing her the opportunity to observe pre-op and surgery.

Aurelia, 20 years old, and Colin, 15, were volunteering at their 6th clinic. They have been joining their moms, who have been volunteering at RLRR clinics for several years.

After adopting a RLRR dog a few years ago, brothers John, 16, and Ethan, 13, were working their second clinic 

We also met another local resident who would like to become a veterinarian someday. Delacia, age 10, brought her Pug in for vaccines. We hope to see her volunteering in the future. 

We had a great group of adults, too. A big THANK YOU to all our volunteers Allison, Jessica, Kim and Aurelia, Barb with John and Ethan, Beth and Sam, Amy and Colin, Jenny, Amy, Liz, Steph, Wendy, and Aaron. 

These volunteers helped make this clinic a success by walking and feeding animals, cleaning hundreds of crates, carrying hundreds of pounds of dog and cat food, preparing human meals, washing dishes (human and animal), carrying animals, bottle feeding kittens, tracking paperwork, loading animals into and out of Karen’s van, and many other jobs.

A very special thank you to Aaron Sawdey who not only worked alongside us but took all these beautiful photos as well. More photos can be seen on our Facebook page, in the clinic post and photo album.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wed., Sept. 14: Meeting of Friends of RLRR

Please plan to attend a meeting of the Friends of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue on Wednesday, September 14, 7:30-9 pm, at the Ramsey County Library - Roseville branch, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN  55113.

Everyone is welcome!! We want to see our volunteers and supporters from the last ten years as well as adopters of our dogs, volunteers from our partner rescue organizations, and anyone who would just like to learn more. Bring a friend and please spread the word!

Kim Williams and I have now attended our first meeting as the new members of the board of directors of RLRR. We are anxious to share what we have learned and get ideas from you all to take back to the board. This is a fresh start for the RLRR Metro Support Committee.

If you have ideas for the agenda or you want to be added to our e-newsletter mailing list, please send your e-mail address to me at

Also, let Kim or me know if you think you'll be able to attend, so we can get a room of the appropriate size. Thanks!

See you then!!
Denise & Kim

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Paws on Grand, August 7: Bring your dog!

Come to Paws on Grand this Sunday, August 7, 2016, from 11am to 3pm. Dogs are welcome! For more information on the event, check out this link:

We are partnering with D’amico and Sons, an Italian gourmet cafe and take-out restaurant located at 975 Grand Avenue in St. Paul (

We’ll have several tables in the parking lot packed with Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue T-shirts and handmade items graciously donated by our volunteers. We have quilted dog and cat pads, fleece pads, dog coats, totes, dog hoodies, dog toys, catnip toys, pillowcases, wool mittens, insulated pot holders/trivets, scarves, and many other things for sale. ALL proceeds go to RLRR!

 D’Amico’s will be providing samples of their famous basil lemonade at our booth and will furnish a doggie dipping pool nearby. You can dine on their dog friendly patio and order their delicious food before or after shopping at our booth.

Over 30 Grand Avenue businesses are participating, many partnering with various rescue groups. There will be pet adoptions, a pet photo contest, pet photo booth, pet fashion show, pet portraits, blessing of the animals, dog washes, and giveaways.

Stop by our booth, learn more about Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue, and help support us so that we can help more animals. Be sure to let us know if your dog is originally from Red Lake!

Lynn Mecum


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