This is the GoFundMe link to BHRR’s Jamila(AKA Angel’s) Fundraiser.

We will update as donations come in and please do accept our truest of thanks for any consideration to her cause.

Even $5 would be so humbling to us.

We are hoping to bring this beautiful deaf and blind Great Dane to Canada by mid-August.

You can also donate by PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org OR via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com

I had posted briefly last week re: an ~4 year old deaf/blind Great Dane that had been tied up and abandoned with her brother and by the time the rescuers were notified of her plight, her brother was dead(caught up in the tether). 
 
As she could no longer produce puppies, she and her brother were tied up and left to die.
 
She needs to go to the Vet – more than once in order to prepare her for travel to us – and the needed bloodwork alone is $300 USD
 
We are currently waiting to see what the cost of the transport to and from the Vet shall be.
 
She will require a lot more vetting to get her ready to travel plus the cost of her ticket to get to Canada. She will be flown.
 
She currently weighs 40 kgs(88 pounds).
 
We had an extremely generous donation sent our way by Tamee & Jane of Just Paws Rescue
 
*They were the rescue angels that reached out to us to advise us re: this Great Dane that was saved by another rescue angel Bilkes.
 
We have raised $169 CDA at our July 10th Nail Trim/Ear Cleaning Fundraiser
 
We have raised $296.10 CDA (just waiting to find out the Empties raised to post final total) at our July 11th Nail Trim/Ear Cleaning Fundraiser
 
All monies raised tomorrow at our July 17th Nail Trim/Ear Cleaning Fundraiser shall also go to her care.
 
She will need vaccines, further de-worming, is being treated for an infection right now, we need to do biopsies on no less than two lumps, requires flea/tick/hw meds, she may require unilateral or bilateral eye enucleation, we need to investigate her shaking her head, she needs her flight paperwork including her ticket plus quite possibly a custom crate.
 
She will also need to be spayed and being a mature female – pyo is a great concern – until that can be done and the cost once she arrives will be ~$850+tx
 
For those who stood by our sides while Maíra and I worked so hard to save BHRR’s Jackson and his siblings – deaf/blind Dane puppies dumped on the streets in Brazil – you understand that dogs do not understand borders or have countries. An animal in need is an animal in need.
 
Tragically, in the end we were only able to save 1 of the 5 Dane puppies from Brazil(1 was killed on the streets, 1 was picked up to be used for breeding and 2 of the 3 that we were able to get died of distemper in Brazil), yet, we are determined that this gorgeous girl will be saved.
 
Right now, her name is ‘Angel’. We are going to change it to BHRR’s Jamila(Arabic for ‘Beautiful’)
 
Things that we will need for this stunning girl who has never known kindness, love, a full belly, health and safety until she was picked up by Bilkes:
 
1) A collar – Wiggle Bumz – FILLED Thanks! Cassy Montgomery
2) An XL Costco or ortho bed
3) We urgently need financial donations for her mounting bills:
Donations can be made via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org
OR via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com
 
Once she arrives, she will be vetted at Liston Animal Hospital
*I have not yet set up a file for her at LAH and this will be done next week when I am back to work.
 
4) We need comforters, sleeping bags – no sheets, no pillows
5) We need Pinesol and Fabric Softener – Gain or Bounce
6) Fish based kibble for her – Acana, Fromm
 
BHRR is mostly funded out of our own pockets – Sean/I are two people, and we are greatly limited as to the fundraising that we can do thanks to COVID.
 
We remain humbled for any support shown towards this stunning girl who should have always been a cherished family member and not a ‘breeding machine’ for greed.
 
All I want to do is scoop her up and let her feel all of the love I have beating from my heart to hers……
 
ETA to Canada TBA

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

1. Our Popular Drive-Way Nail Trim & Ear Cleaning Events will start up again in June 2021 – Our 2nd Year!

Please EMAIL if you would like to host us in your Drive-Way!
*easy to self-distance
*We can take cash, debit, or credit
*no appointments necessary

1) Sunday, July 25th, 11 AM – 4 PM
14 Canter Blvd, Nepean

2) Sunday, August 15th, 10 AM – 3 PM
1466 Windsor Drive in Brockville, Ontario

3) Saturday, August 21st, 9 AM – 4 PM
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
*Also a Garage Sale, Artisan Table plus BBQ*

4) Sunday, August 29th, 11 AM – 4 PM
1728 Harvest Cres, Orleans
*RAIN OR SHINE*

5) Saturday, September 11th, 10 AM – 4 PM
30 Sirocco Crescent in Stittsville, Ontario

6) Saturday, September 18th, 10 AM – 4 PM
37 Dressler Avenue, Kanata, Ontario

7) Sunday, September 19th, 10 AM – 3 PM
7 Lazy Nol Court, Stittsville, Ontario

 

2. ONGOING – On February 21st, 2013, I received a most delightful and touching email from a woman named Allie MacAlister that is so very active in helping others

She is extremely talented and more lovely than any words can ever be put down on paper and she has wonderfully surprised me with the very stunning and unique artful creation of an Irish Wolfhound, inspired by our Bunker Dude. She is calling it ‘Art For A Cause’.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

10% of sales of her products will come to BHRR!

*You can purchase t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, totes, greeting cards and SO much more! She will be adding products regularly.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

Today, an incredibly generous $169 was raised which includes $20 in Empties! 
 
AND these monies shall be going to help the next one in need of us.
 
Tomorrow’s funds as well and we will be thinking of more creative/unique fundraisers to help raise urgent funds.
 
Late last night I was contacted by a wonderful fellow rescuer who told me about a ~4-year-old special needs female Great Dane – Deaf/Blind.
 
Without hesitation, we stepped up. They then put us in touch with another really lovely rescuer – the original rescuer of this beautiful Dane – and the three of us conversed for some time re: this Great Dane.
 
We will share more as things unfold and this picture is taken from a video sent my way of this beautiful creature.
 
What we can share at this time is that she was abandoned by her Breeder when she could no longer produce puppies. She and her brother were tied up, exposed to the elements, and sadly, by the time rescuers learned of their plight, her brother had died(caught up in the tether).
 
She is currently on antibiotics to treat an infection and we have inquired re: doing a full bloodwork workup and this shall be done including testing for tickborne diseases plus hw.
 
She is also shaking her head and we asked for this to please be investigated further.
 
Due to the limitations of their Vets; the lumps I noticed on her sides will be assessed in depth upon her arrival to BHRR. I am trying not to worry re: mast cell tumours. 
 
She is a light-marked harlequin Great Dane and her pupils are as per the DM dogs, horrifically recessed. We will have to determine if she requires unilateral or even bilateral enucleation.
 
She will be spayed after arrival as right now, everyone wants to see her become stronger and healthier.
 
Vaccines, microchipping etc. will also be done. She has been de-wormed.
 
Per the above, we will share more re: her & about her other rescue angels that saved her plus reached out to us; as things fall into place.
 
She is going to need some serious love from the BHRR village……