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By now, we are sure you have heard or seen the reports on the devastating situation down in Tucson. We are SO VERY GREATFUL for all of the wonderful offers to help with fostering, adopting and donating for the cause. Please know that we are doing our best, but we are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization and we are doing this on our personal time. So with that said, please be patient. We are trying our hardest at trying to get back to you about helping.
We have had an outpouring of offers to foster AND THANK YOU FOR THAT! But, we need to send out foster applications as we cannot just give the dogs to anyone...and that takes time. We have all of your information and will be contacting you soon. Please be patient with us!
We are in dire need of donations to help offset the costs of care... spaying/neutering, microchips, shots, blankets, washable beds, puppy pads, collars, leashes, gas cards, x-pens, laundry soap, paper towels, scented candles like febreze, oust or glade, Fabuloso cleaner, disinfectant spray or cleaner, canned and kibble puppy and adult food.
WE STILL NEED FOSTER HOMES FOR OUR DOGS...SO PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED.
To help off-set costs to care for the dogs rescued from TUCSON, Arizona Chihuahua Rescue has set up an account at Chase Bank - Az Chihuahua Rescue - Account #712675008. The public can make a donation at any Chase Bank branch within Arizona.
You can also mail a check to the address on our homepage.
Please, if there is anything you can do we would be SO THANKFUL!
As far as adopting. We will not be listing the dogs until March 25th. They need to be cared for and evaluated before we can release them for adoption. In addition to the dogs from Tucson, we have a bunch of wonderful chihuahuas and chihuahua mixes that are in our rescue that also need homes. Whether it is saving dogs from a bad breeder situation or a dog that is just down on it's luck, you are helping to save a life.
**WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR CURRENT ADOPTION DAYS**. We are putting the current locations we adopt from on hold until we can get settled with the TUCSON DOGS.
WE ARE BLOWN AWAY BY ALL OF THE REQUESTS TO HELP FOSTER AND HELP
VOLUNTEER IN SOME CAPACITY! YOUR KINDNESS IS HEARTWARMING TO US. WE HAVE HAD OVER 300 OFFERS TO HELP FOSTER THE DOGS. SOME EVEN FROM OUT OF STATE (which unfortunately we cannot do at this time).
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR FOOD, SUPPLIES AND MONETARY DONATIONS! THIS SURE HELPS OUT WITH THE AMOUNT OF DOGS WE ARE CARING FOR.
THERE HAVE BEEN DONATIONS AND HELP OFFERS FROM RESCUE AND CHIHUAHUA BREED ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR MOST HEART-FELT THANKS TO YOU!
A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER, BARB RABE:
We are so grateful for your support.
Of the dogs we have rescued right now it looks like 75% of them need dentals as their little teeth are full of tartar and the adults have broken teeth that we think occurred as they bit their kennels. We are also taking care of luxating patellas,
The first bunch that we picked up had various infections and 17 of them went straight to one of our vets.
I am so proud of our group as a whole and the way each has responded. We are all in agreement that we will take the sick and injured and that has been our priority. We also took a kennel of 8 chis who were labeled "biters". Of course they are not aggressive, just scared.
we have made the trip three times. Four vehicles went on that infamous Weds., then two fosters went the following day and about 10 days later on a Saturday, 3 vehicles made the trip bringing even more dogs to the valley. I believe we have around 140 dogs now.
Arizona Chihuahua Rescue Overwhelmed by Outpouring of Support
Organization in need of funds to care for more than 100 dogs and puppies ...
March 14, 2008
For Immediate Release
PHOENIX, AZ -- Last year Arizona Chihuahua Rescue took in nearly 350
Chihuahuas; in the past three days, the small organization has rescued more than 100 dogs - nearly one-third of the prior year's total intake. The dogs, mostly purebred Chihuahuas, were signed over to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona earlier this week. Arizona Chihuahua Rescue has made two trips to Tucson and is planning a third trip on Saturday to bring back more dogs; many of which are pregnant or currently nursing litters.
Formed in 2005, Arizona Chihuahua Rescue (AZCR) has no paid staff and tasks such as website maintenance, returning phone calls and coordination of foster families, are all handled by volunteers -- many of whom have full time jobs. As a result, the
rescue organization is asking everyone to please be patient.
"We truly appreciate the support from the public," said AZCR co-founder, Michele Marske. "Please know that it may take us a few days to return calls; it certainly doesn't mean we don't want or need your help. We are truly touched by everyone's kindness."
While the recent activity surrounding the Chihuahua rescue has left the group amazed by the public's interest, some are concerned about the financial demands of the situation. To help off-set costs, Arizona Chihuahua Rescue has set up an
account at Chase Bank - Az Chihuahua Rescue - Account #712675008. The public can make a donation at any Chase Bank branch within Arizona. Arizona Chihuahua Rescue is also taking donations on their website, www.azchihuahuarescue.org.
While most of the dogs are friendly, there are some that will require socialization and many of them are not house-trained. Arizona Chihuahua Rescue requires all potential adopters to complete an application and reserves the right to deny an
adoption for any reason. Adoption applications can be downloaded from the Arizona Chihuahua Rescue website.