Friday, August 4, 2017

Youth Works part II

Youth Works group two led by Ted and Joe came from St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, Illinois, and St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour, Indiana, on July 13 and 14.

Once again the groups worked diligently clearing the land, mowing, cleaning crates, washing fans, and cat trees.

Some of the volunteers worked in the cathouse doing all the cat cages.

There was always time to socialize with the animals.

We want to thank Youth Works for all their nice work. Never a complaint when they undertake the most difficult tasks!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Youth Works Returns to RLRR Shelter

It is the 7th year that Youth Works has partnered with Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue and provided volunteer labor to give the shelter its annual “facelift.” The first group came the last week of June and reorganized and cleaned the food shelf area.

All food and supplies were removed from the shed and the food was replaced with the new in the back and the older in the front. The volunteers also opened all the sample packages of food so it could be used.

They built the fire pit used for our Wednesday night group meeting. One the way back to Red Lake they mowed and cleaned the cemetery.

This group came from Monticello, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois all the way to the Red Lake Reservation where they not only help RLRR but also other programs on the reservation such as Boys and Girls Club.

We appreciate all their help making the shelter and grounds so much nicer for the companion animals that we serve. Thank you, Youth Works!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

RLRR at Paws on Grand, Sunday, Aug. 6

Paws on Grand
Sunday, August 6, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the dog days of summer on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue where pets are welcome.  Grand Avenue businesses partner with local rescue groups to celebrate our four-legged friends.  Gather up giveaways, relax on pet-friendly restaurant patio's, learn about pet adoption, support Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue, and pose for the popular pet photo contest!  

Visit us on the patio of Mischief Toy Store, our partner store.  There will be a kiddie pool for your dog to splash around in and doggie treats.  We will have our popular RLRR t-shirts and hand made items such as doggie ear muffs, dog and cat couch potato pads, totes, multicolor paracord leashes, fleeced mittens, pillowcases, fabric trivets and tissue holders.  All proceeds benefit the animals of Red Lake.

Mischief Toy Store
818 Grand Avenue (1/2 mile east of Cafe Latte and 1/2 mile west of Bruegger’s Bagels)
St. Paul, MN 55105
Voted City Pages best toys 2016.  Mischief is a toy store for all ages, featuring an irreverent selection of games, comics, art supplies, pop culture and anime gifts, outdoor adventure gear, jewelry, candy, and kinetic toys.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

He is very sorry :-(

During a transport of animals from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue to the Twin Cities last week, sweet Sammy pulled on the leash too hard, knocked over our beloved volunteer, Nancy O'Sullivan, and she broke her hip!!

Jenny Fitzer explained, "This is Sammy, the dog that broke Nancy. He is very sorry. Sammy's really nice, but he weighs 105 pounds and doesn't know his own strength."

Nancy and her husband Tom volunteer their time to help the animals of RLRR and Leech Lake Legacy in the Bemidji area. They regularly help with the weekly transports and they have hauled and unloaded supplies and helped at the shelter countless times. She is also on the board of directors for RLRR.

Nancy forgives Sammy, of course, and probably won't be walking dogs that might weigh more than she does any more. She has had surgery to repair her hip and has begun her long recovery with pain and therapy.

Please send kind thoughts and prayers to her and Tom, who also hasn't been feeling well:

Nancy & Tom O'Sullivan
10652 Autumn Drive NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Karen and RLRR

Check out our tribute to Tom and Nancy from 2014:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ABE! Garden Party raises funds for RLRR

"Please join Red Lake 'Crumpet' and little 'Sneffie' at the 
Red Lake Rosie's Rescue Benefit-Garden Party!"

Susan and her beloved Clumber Spaniel named ABE! raised funds for animal shelters for years with benefit parties. In 2009, when he passed away, the ABE! Fund was created in his memory.

A birthday party for 17-year-old, Bramber, the Sussex spaniel, was the special occasion for the fundraiser in 2010.

A little homeless dog wandered the streets of the Reservation, until he was rescued by Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. In December of 2010, Susan adopted Crumpet, so he was the guest of honor in 2011.

In 2012, Crumpet was joined in hosting duties by Caity, his new sister, a 7-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue dog. 

The two happily co-hosted the event for some years.

We were thrilled when Susan made the long trip to Red Lake in 2015 to finally see the shelter and meet Karen.

She also had the opportunity to help at a clinic. For years, Susan and her friend Cele made blankets for the animals of RLRR and she got to put them to good use.

We appreciate that Crumpet has been willing to share :-)

We were so sorry to hear that Caity passed away. Rest in Peace, dear Caity.

Over the years, the ABE! Fund has donated straw for the kennels in winter and shelter supplies. This year the funds will benefit the October Spay/Neuter Clinic.

Red Lake Rosie's Rescue has received thousands of dollars from the ABE! Fund and we can't thank Susan enough for her loyal friendship and support. We welcome Sneferu to the family!

Love from Karen
and RLRR

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wildlife of Red Lake Nation

 Red Lake Nation gets a A + for protection of habitat for wildlife.

As we travel around the reservation we see many species of wildlife and birds of prey living in a non-intrusive environment.

The lakeshore is not developed with septic systems putting sewage into the lake; our leadership and residents of Red Lake deserve much credit for not developing the land, draining our many wetlands, and building resorts on our lake.

 I am very proud of this standard and the example we set for the world to see.

Learn more about Red Lake Reservation below.

Sincerely, Karen Good RLRR

The Red Lake Indian Reservation (Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga'igan) covers 1,258.62 square miles in parts of nine counties in northwestern Minnesota. The largest section is an area around Red Lake which is the largest lake entirely within Minnesota. The second-largest section is much farther north, in the Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods County near the Canada–United States border. It has no permanent residents. Between these two largest sections are hundreds of mostly small, non-contiguous reservation exclaves in the counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Koochiching, Roseau, Pennington, Marshall, Red Lake, and Polk.

Home to the federally recognized Red Lake Band of Chippewa, it is unique as the only "closed reservation" in Minnesota. In a closed reservation, all land is held in common by the tribe and there is no private property. The tribe claims the land by right of conquest and aboriginal title; they were not reassigned to it by the United States government. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa refused to join with six other bands in organizing as the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe in the mid-1930s; at the time, its people wanted to preserve their traditional system of hereditary chiefs, rather than forming an electoral government. As of 2011, the Ojibwe language is the official language of Red Lake.

THANKS TO E. JOURDAIN, JR. PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THESE PHOTOS. See more from this local native photographer on his Facebook page.


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