Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for February including the following folks:
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for January including the following folks:
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for December including the following folks:
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for November including the following folks:
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for October including the following folks: KL Robertson Daly, Jennifer Howling, Susan Munson, Steve Schou, Jenny Braun, Sarah Witwer, John Baughman, Christopher Bradford, Pamela Szponer, Sari Levy, Sharon Sinklair, Penny Cremeens, Darlene Bazzoli, Becky Bauer, Holly Radice, Deborah Theisen, Kmala Kngsley, and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for September through our Pizza & Paws Fundraiser including the following folks: Judy Graciano, Cindi Hene, Gina Conyers, Diane Diaz, Carrie Williams, James Michener, and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
The Have A Heart Calendar contest was a huge success for us in August. We want to recognize the thoughtful folks who helped: Erik Aberly, Bonnie Aberly, Cheryl Aberly, Erin Aberly, Rebecca Agrella, Stacy Alexander, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Wanda Anselmo, Sydney Badeau, Kelly Baird, Rori Baron, Rodney Bashford, Darlene Bazzoli, Barbara Beach, Anna Beemer, scott berland, Steven Berman, Beth Berry, Elysa Blacker, Natanya Blanck, melissa bloom, Christine Bloom , Mary Boland, paul bozych, Jenny Braun, Jerry Bresley, Christy Breweur, Jill Brodkey, Amorn Buchheit, Marisa Buchheit , MB Bunge, Nancy Burke, Lesley Busch, Rafael Cabrera, Antonio Cadena, Marlene Calderon, Sharon Capone , Eboni Caridine, Christy Carrano, Arden Chaffin, Margie Chan, Jeanette Childs , William Christiansen, Sarah Cole, Daureen Collodel, Janis Conklin, Lisa Conrad, Gina Conyers, Cindy Cox, Karen Cross, Jane Ann Cruse, Joseph R Curcio, James Custodio, Barbara Daly, KL Daly, Carmen Dellicker, Debbie DeLong, Julie Dietrich, Julie Dorsey-Oskerka, Patty Drury, Jana duckett, Donald Duk, Janet Duval, Victoria Dynes, Diane Dynkowski , Chris Eller, Jen Eller, David Eppsteiner , Cindy Ervin, Patty Fazio , Maureen Finch, Michael Fleming, Anna Fliege, Robert Fliege, Karen Florek, Penelope Forker, Rosemary Fotenos, Katie Frain, Robert H Fredian, Patty Freese, lisa gardner, Justin Garner, MARY GASIK, Nancy Georgetta, Lou Georgetta, Sandy Georgitsis, Carole Gillespie, Margaret Gnadt, Susan Golen, Kristy Goodwin, Marie Graciano, Judy Graciano, Lisa Graciano, Leticia Gradilla, Marcelle Gress, Tom Griffin, LueAnn Grosdidier, Jill Hansen, Nathan Haras, Ashley Hatfield, Janis Hauptly, Cindi Hene, Sonya Hene, Kathy Herson, Deborah Hervey, Becky Hoffman, Meredith Puff Hofmann, Christine Holton, Jamie Hoots, Jamue Hoots, Suzanne Horton, carol hrgich, Jackie Hrgich, Kris Hunt, Matthew Jenkins, Rosemary Johnson, KEN JOHNSON, Sonya Jordan, Eve Judy, Shimon Kahan, carol kahn, Suzy Kania, dennis karas, Jack Kennedy, David Kern, J Kern, Daniel Kirschner, Margo Kobs, Carol Kopman, Pamela Kowalczyk, Bradford Krause, Sally Kreul, Wendy Landwehr, Karen Lee, Mark Lennon, Jourdan Levy, Kathy Lischkge, Anthony Longo, Kim Lorig, Mary Lyons, Jay Marhoefer, Tracy Mathis, Karen McAdams, Debbie McComb, Heather McGuire, Zoe McManama, Mallory McNally, Nancy Mendes , Kim Millan, Josh Miller, Michael Miller, Teresa Miller, Sheryl and Al Moen, Birddog Momma, Corinne Morrissey, Wendy Morsberger, Peggy Morsch, Robert Morton, Susan Munson, Erica Murray, Steve Nadolny, Tami Nadolny, Mary Nagel, Beth Newsome, Megan Noble, Jessica Nunziata, Sarah Nussbaumer, Sarah OBrien, bryan oconnor, Roger Olsen, Kevin O’Reilly, Virginia Ort, Radusa Ostojic, Danielle Pappas, Sarah Partin, Laura Patun, Jay Penslet, ME Peters, james porn, Janelle Puff, Jessica Reding, Cathy Sallenger, Edward Samuelson, Randal Schmidt, Clifford Scott-Rudnick, Robert Seljan, Marge Sellke, Carolyn Serafini, Cindy Sesso, Mary Sevandal Cohen, Cheryl Sheridan, Scott Shriver, Sam Sillitti, Sharon Sinklair, Anne Skrodzki, Micki Smallwood, cindi somerville, kelye stadther, Christa Staley, Jacqueline Stockman, Krisinda Strickling, Nancy Sundh, Pamela Szponer, Marc Taxman, Irina Teodorescu, B Thomas, Patty Thompson, David Tobin, Stephanie Tokar, Melissa Tomasewski, Amy Vent, Sujit Vora, Mamie Webber, Jeremy Weber, Lynn Weekley, Nancy White, Wuerfel William, Carrie Williams, Russell Willman, JoAnn Wolff, Jana Woodard, and Cheryl Young.
Much thanks to the additional help for August including the following folks: Sharon Decker, Shirley Washburn, Pamela Szponer, Linda Waltz, Gail Hein, Curtis L. Shepard, Debra Ricchio, Dennis Felton, Thomas Scheidt, Brendan Boyle, Alev Soylu, Fred Szponer, Barbara Miller, Ana Walker, Mary Redfern, Kathy Alred, Jill Brodkey, Christy Carrano, and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for July including the following folks: Thomas Scheidt, Robert Tompkins, Lori Jones, Karen Finch, Christy Carrano, Judy Graciano, Jill Brodkey, Sherri Crawford, Sally Kreul, Jennifer Smith, Joyce Wilkos, Steve Colson, and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for June including the following folks: Judy Graciano, KL Robertson Daly, Christy Carrano, Jacqueline Cercek, Thomas Scheidt, Debbe Ricchio/ Scentsy, Sherri Crawford, Eleanor Owen, Douglas Pauschert, Realtors to the Rescue, Jill Brodkey, Lisa Cepluch, and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for May including the following folks: Thomas Scheidt, Laurie McCarty, Judy Graciano, Daniel Grimm, Christy Carrano, Sally Kreul, Kathy Lischkge, and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for April including the following folks: Eva Kewitz-McGovern, Alev Soylu, Brian White, Cristina D’Alton, Jill Brodkey, Rand R. Thompson, Christy Carrano, Stan Gillespie, Nancy Sundh, Christine Holton, and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Much thanks to the wonderful benefactors for March including the following folks: Karen Roberts, Amy Harms, Caroline Davis, Kenneth Olesen, Brendan Boyle, Gina Conyers, Thomas Scheidt, Margaret Vittorio, Happy Tails Pet Grooming LLC, Raymond & Marilyn Kirchwehm, Sonya Hene, Anna Fleige, Hack & Brodkey, S.C. in honor of Mr. and Mrs Dan Brodkey, Jill Brodkey, Sharon Decker, Susan Munson, and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
After the loss of Tommy– we found out that his brother Harley was suffering with some terrible hip issues. I started a fundraiser, we were lucky to book Dr. Jacobsen in Oswego and surgery went very well. Thanks to those that pitched in: Janis Hauptly, Judy Graciano, Melinda Kuehl, Pamela Szponer, Christine Bloom, Sharon Decker, Anna Fliege, Christine Barloga, Peggy Morsch, Sherri Crawford, Nicki Petrancosta, Tina Neeley, Suzanne Horton and Pam Galvan.
My Precious IBR rescue Buckwheat turned 14 on Valentine’s day. Thanks to those that contributed to the Buckwheat Challenge: Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Janis Hauptly, Amy Straley, Carla Guyer, Maureen Kozial, Nancy Sundh, Becky Bauer, Patricia Thompson, Susan Munson, Gina Conyers, Sonya Hene, Nancy Mendes, Eleanor Owen, John Baughman, Sally Kreul, Carol Olsen, Sharon Decker, Anna Fliege, Jessica Daniels, Carol Hrgich, Karen Finch, Judy Graciano, Debra Ricchio, Sherri Crawford, Renae Hardesty, Tara Hoeft-Runde, Jill Brodkey, Linda Waltz-Wexler,
Additional thanks go out to the following wonderful folks: Cristina Alton, Susan Miller, Carol Hrgich, Marie Graciano, Christy Carrano, Cindi Hene, Beth Berry, Leah Lenzendorf (In memory of Shirley Michener), Masco Corp, Jill Brodkey, Jill Ackerman (In memory of Kiley), Eric Seidl, Sonya Hene (In memory of Joe Davis Woodward), Chris & Mary Gasik, Nicki Petrancosta & family (for Tommy), Nancy Sundh and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Thanks to those that helped the rescue in January including: Margaret Vittorio, Keely Lineback, Brad Vokac, Mary Bird in honor of English Setter Bella, Susan Munson, Jill Brodkey, Judy Graciano, Thomas Scheidt, Christy Carrano, Kelly Killeen, Happy Tails Pet Grooming LLC c/o Randal and Diana Schmidt, Mary & Chris Gasik, Masco Corp, The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc, and our monthly benefactors Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Eric Sandberg, Melissa Fronek, Deeann Moore, Lee Miller, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
We are so grateful for all the support in 2015!!!
Thanks to those that helped the rescue in December including: Hack & Brodkey, S.C. in honor of Mr. and Mrs Dan Brodkey, Melissa Fronek, Paul Wheeler, Jacqui and Chris Stockman, Christine Holton, Jeffrey Barta, Sonya Hene, Monica Swaagman, Jamie Klooz, Jennifer Bean, Wendy Schild, Lori Jones, Sheeba Grover, Jill Brodkey, Kelly Killeen, Janis Hauptly, Andrea Pierce, Mark Appleby, Margaret Vittorio, Tara Hoeft-Runde, Judy Oswald, Alice Rudenga, Christy Carrano, Susan Hendrix, Gina Conyers, Judy Graciano, Darlene Bazzoli, Karen Finch, Nancy Georgetta, Sharon Sinklair, Anna Fliege, Joseph Petrancosta, Sally Kreul, Tom Scheidt, Brigid Potilechio, Nancy Sundh, Sharon Decker, Patricia A Gardner, (in memorial to Jackson, an English Setter adopted from IBR in 2005), Kathleen Bishop, Diane Diaz, Melissa Fronek, Linda Waltz, Lynette Ranallo, Marie Graciano, Ellen Hynes, John & Susan Ebey, Mary & Chris Gasik, Brett Schulze, Lisa Bloss & Daniel Fink, Elizabeth Harrell, Charities Committee- The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc, Maureen Kozial, Janet Duval, Carla Guyer, Jane & Stuart Fullett, Danielle & Steve Radtke, and our monthly benefactors Deeann Moore, Eric Sandberg, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Lee Miller, Linda S Nelson, Melissa Fronek, Kelly Davenport, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Thanks to those that helped the rescue in November including: Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Pam Szponer, Marty Johnson, Happy Tails Pet Grooming/Sheboygan, Carla Guyer, Chris & Mary Gazik, Anna Fliege, Marie Graciano, Christy Carrano, Lynette Ranallo, Diane Teed, Judy Graciano, Terry Buske, Christine Welsh, Jill Brodkey, Cara Colaluca and Judith Colaluca, (in memory of Pointer Lennon), Cindy Wagner, E & C Green, Karen McAdams, Amie Baker, Melinda Kuehl, Kevin Peterson, Marcia Pease, Jeanine Miller, Sheryl Bush, Cynthia Williamson, Susan Steiner, KMS Careers, Stephanie Spurrier, Pepsico Foundation, Network for Good via Jim Michener, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, and Barbara Davies.
Thanks to those that donated to Illinois Birddog Rescue in memorial of Homer Morgan: Clem & Marilyn Greenwood, John & Jennifer Huffman, Shirley Morgan, Sherman & Donna Shaw, Peggy Strattan, Helen Hopkins, Dennis & Brenda Throneberg, Donna Wellman, Andy & Mary Cleghorn, Don & Amy Johnson, Larry & Etta Perisho, Steve & Erin Connor, Jennifer Morgan- Boebel,
Thanks additionally to those that helped the rescue in October including: John & Susan Ebey, Maureen Kozial, Sonya Hene, The Rimkunas Family, Margaret Vittorio, Happy Tails Pet Grooming/ Sheboygan, Anna Fliege, Ernest B. Wood, Melissa Fronek, Jill Brodkey, Marie Graciano, Judy Graciano, Jason Buchholz, Pepsico Foundation, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, and Barbara Davies.
Thanks to those that helped the rescue in September including: Pamela Szponer, Kathryn Herson, Chris & Mary Gazik, John & Susan Ebey, Happy Tails Pet Grooming/Sheboygan, The Harshbarger Family, Geroge & Nancy Mendes, Thomas Scheidt, Jamie Barrett, Margo Kobs, Daryl Vittitow, Bryan Appel- in loving memory of Nia, Daniel Fink, Mary Redfern, Pepsico Foundation, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner, Kelly Davenport, Eric Sandberg, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, and Barbara Davies.
Thanks to those that helped the rescue in August including: Chris & Mary Gazik, Dawn Voss, Debra Graham, Marty Glynn, Deborah Szymanik, Ellen Weinstein, Emily Tunkel, Sheryl Goldberg, Kate Rimkunas, Melinda Kuehl, Kathryn Tripp, Jill Brodkey, Holly Halpin, Thomas Scheidt, Donna Sprague in memory of Bruno, Melissa Fronek, Mary Redfern, Pepsico Foundation, Network for Good via Jim Michener, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner, Kelly Davenport, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost and Barbara Davies.
Thanks to those that helped the rescue in July including: Kathryn Allen, Chris & Mary Gazik, John & Susan Ebey, Melinda Kuehl, Margaret Vittorio, John Tryner for Clancy in memory of Pointer Meg, Judy Graciano, Karen Finch, Jill Brodkey, Paul Wheeler, Leanne Larkin, Dorothy Dixon, Nora Hinsman, Michelle Miller, Christy Turner, Michelle Andrich, Jason Martin in memory of Pointer Alice, Best Buy via Julie MIller, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner, Kelly Davenport, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost and Barbara Davies.
Thanks to those that helped the rescue in June including: Maureen Kozial, Happy Tails Pet Grooming/ Sheboygan, Jennifer Napoli, Nicole Kelly, John & Grazina Rimkunas, Pepsico Foundation, Network for Good via Jim Michener, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
WOW- 3 months went by so fast but I finally found a bit of time to update the donation blog. Truly we are blessed with all the support we get to help the pets in our program including those that donated to help MacKimmie’s litter. Thanks to those that helped the rescue in May including: Karen H. Busa, Cheryl Kuchar, Nancy Sundh, Mike Fleming, Jeff Beckley, Debbe Ricchio, Nancy McAdam, Karla J.Williams, Julie Miller, Greg Holden, Christy Carrano, Ed Samuelson, Melinda Kuehl, Viki Streich, Suzanne Horton, Mary Gasik, Amy Straley, Anna Fliege, John & Susan Ebey, Sonya Hene, Karen Roberts, Eric Sandberg, Karen Dowdy, Margie Livermore, Melody Bond, Sara Hawkinson, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Robert Bernard, Toby Miller, Dan & Jill Brodkey, Jodi Hunter, Melissa Fronek and Luis & Michelle Fuentes in memory of adopted Pointer Butch, Tina Neeley, Trisha Wong, Karen Finch, Cindi Hene, Cristina D’Alton, Christine Holton, Joanne Miller, Marcelle Gress, Paul J, Crombie, Terry Buske, Pepsico Foundation, General Mills via Danielle Wojdyla Christensen, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
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Hansel & Gretel are recovering nicely and all their pre adoption vetting is done thanks to so many wonderful folks that donated to our little rescue. As we have linked immuno compromising conditions like mange to tick borne disease- extra antibiotics to help with their Lyme disease (diagnosed later) really helped them recover. Thanks to those that helped the rescue in April including: Cheryl Kuchar, Happy Tails Pet Grooming, LLC, John & Susan Ebey, Mark, Sharon and Holly Gordon in memory of Buster Holton, Vickie G. Estes, Dennis Felton, Margaret Vittorio, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Heather Mahler, Melissa Fronek in memory of Butch, Sharon Decker, Kristy L. Zelewsky, Amy Straley, Peggy Morsch, Alev Soylu, Sonya Hene, Nance Skolund, Jill Brodkey, Christy Carrano, Christine Holton, Anna Fliege, Sherri Crawford, Tracy Mathis and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Finding foster homes for many of our dogs and puppies can be a challenge. We still need help with some of the dogs I listed for help in March. I know I don’t thank our foster homes enough for all they do – what wonderful folks they are and how lucky IBR is to have the help when we have emergencies. Thanks to those that helped the rescue in March including: Happy Tails Pet Grooming/ Sheboygan, Maureen Kozial, Brian Karas, Elizabeth Carter Wells for the Ebey’s, Pam Szponer, McKay Nursery Company for the wonderful gift certificates, John & Susan Ebey, Kristy L. Zelewsky, Regal and Monica Swaagman, Christy Carrano, Anna Fliege, Terri Baumgardner, Danyelle Chayhitz, Thomas A Fox Charitable Trust in honor of Dan and Jill Brodkey, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Very busy time for us in February. We got Buster and Charlie moved into foster care and we also moved Hildy into long term foster care. Zsa Zsa moved to foster to adopt and Dantes is still hanging in there. Thanks to all that helped with the care of the IBR dogs and puppies in February including:
Thanks to those that participated in the Chicago Blackhawks ticket raffle we raised over $1,000 in much needed vetting funding. The Buckwheat Challenge was also a success. Additional thanks to: Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Judy Baumgartner, Jill & Dan Brodkey, Sarah Witwer, Valerie Nohren, Christy Carrano, Tia Jones, Linda Cullotta Felde, Lorna Judd, Tina Neeley, Pam Szponer, Sonya Hene, Mary Gasik, Sally Kreul, Cindi Hene, John Baughman, Diane Erwin, Melinda Kuehl, Sherri Crawford, Kevin Peterson, Debbe Ricchio, Kristy L Zelewsky, Monica Swaagman, GE Foundation Match via Wendy Schild, Carla Guyer, John & Susan Ebey, Wayne Jagielko, Chris & Mary Gasik, Sherri LaMartina, Christy Carrano, H.E.A.R.T for Clairie Austell, Margaret Vittorio, Carrie Williams, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
We are so grateful from all the donations and help we got for Addison’ emergency surgery. He continues to do well after his spleen was removed. Thanks to all that helped with his care including the following: John & Barb Mytyk, Carolyn, Sharon Decker, Gina Conyers,Jen Helm, Debbie Arnold, Jackie & Dick (& Cesar),Dennis & John, Alison Shirley, and Carrie.
Additional thanks to those that helped the rescue in January including: Sharon Decker, food contribution from Christy Carrano, Debbe Ricchio, Sonya Hene, Jenna Prete, Jason Knutsen, Jamie Buehrle, Keely Lineback, Richard Dockins, Pamela Szponer, Randal V. Schmidt, Amy Straley, Suzanne Horton, Carrie Williams, Robyne Rosenberger, Karla Williams, Many Brinkman, Cindi Hene, Maary Gazik, Monica Swaagman, Kristy Zelewsky, John & Susan Ebey, Carla Guyer, Cristina Vladovich and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Clancy is one of our most special rescue dogs- coming into the program in August with some serious health complications including heartworm and Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. She is a tough girl and we hope a year from this post she will be happy and safe in her forever home. Thanks to those that helped us with the pets in IBR’s program in December: The Daugherty family, Lynette Ranallo, Mark Appleby, Melissa Powell, Sally Kruel, Monica Martin, Paul Wheeler, Wendy Schild, Marcelle, Gress, Douglas Pauschert, Andrea Pierce, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Thomas Scheidt, Sarah White, Heather Liebhart, Monica Martin, Bart Schlosser, Cheryl Hoffman, Rita Shure, Happy Tails Pet Grooming LLC, Janet M Duval, Maureen Kozial, Ellen Hynes, Carla Guyer, Lisa Bloss & Daniel Fink, Elizabeth Harrell, Mary Hilgeman, Jane & Stuart Fullett, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
How about an update on some of the pets we brought into the program from 2014. Many have been adopted or are adoption pending and sadly we did lose Mumford. Your donations really make a difference in the lives of these homeless pets. Thanks to all that helped IBR in November: Cynthia J. Williamson, Cheri L. Thomas for momma Mabel, Delena McLaughlin, Elizabeth Berry, David Wishnoff, Sharon Decker, Kenneth Olesen, Joanne Miller, Nicole Lemke, Lori Jones, Mark Bardoel, Thomas Scheidt, PEPSICO, Eileen Campbell, Christie Smith, John & Susan Ebey, Margaret Vittorio, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
The end of September we heard of a sweet senior Setter in St. Joseph, Missouri that was in danger of being put to sleep. I had just gotten some nice photos of Rob and Carla Ingraham’s adopted Setter Coach and on a whim I emailed them and asked if there was anyway they could help with Hildy. Rob jumped in his car- drove to the shelter, secured her rescue and he and Carla have sponsored all her vetting care while she has been recovering from Lyme disease and Pneumonia. Her care continued through October and we are so grateful for their generosity!
Hildy at the shelter- covered in her own filth and matting all over her ears and body.
Hildy in the back of Rob’s car- on the way to his vet.
Additional thanks to the wonderful folks that have helped us in October including the following folks: Dot Scott for the vetting care if ROOsevelt, Norbert J. Maza, The MIller Family for Gina Conyers Birthday, Patricia Barker for Biscuit, Barbara Parrin, Eric Sandberg, Marsha Putt, Happy Tails Pet Grooming, LLC, Frances and Gary Wingbermuehle, Jill Rooyakkers, PEPSICO, Wayne E. Jagielko, and our monthly benefactors Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
More dogs and puppies found their way into IBR’s foster care program in September. We also celebrated Brady and Ellie Mae’s success in the field. Thanks to those that gave support to Illinois Birddog Rescue in September including the following generous folks: Kristy Zelewsky- vetting care for Biscuit, Marsha Putt, Debbe Ricchio, Mark Rogers, John Good, Christy L. Carrano, Jeffrey Barta, Scott Dillingham, Lisa Kernek, John & Susan Ebey, Energizer Holdings, Otto’s Cyclery, Kathryn J. Herson, Peggy Morsch, Marielle Klagmann, Tom Scheidt, Carla Ingraham, Douglas Pauschert, Danielle Wojdyla, and our monthly benefactors, Lee DuSold, Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
August was a very busy time for us as there were many urgent senior dogs that needed our help and a very special starving Pointer that needed emergency care. Thanks to those that helped with the care of the IBR dogs and puppies in August including the following folks: Marissa Lawrence, Marsha Putt, Maureen Kozial, Michael & Karen McAdams, Linda Juszczyk, Sherri Crawford, Brenda E. Wingard- Haynes, Anna, Fletcher and Georg Fliege- for Biscuit, Christina Vladovich for Clancy, Lynn McMaster, Christy L. Carrano, Stephanie Spurrier for Clancy, Steve M. Ryman for Clancy, Janet Novak for Devonshire, Kelley Klaman- Ritsche, Sally Kruel for Biscuit and Clancy, Eric and Reyna Tomasek for Clancy, Cheryl Hoffman/ Avon, Thomas Scheidt, General Mills- Your Cause, PEPSICO, and our monthly benefactors, Lee DuSold, Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
In June we got the word about a precious Pointer/Setter mix that was in danger in an over crowded shelter in North Carolina. Bethie was pulled when her time was up- but she became gravely ill and after 2 weeks in the care of a vet in Pembroke, North Carolina- she needed to be let go with the suspicion of Distemper. If only she could have been given a puppy vaccination upon arrival to the shelter but alas she was not and she probably contracted it there. Many generous folks donated in an effort to help her vetting expenses which escalated to over $1500. At the same time we heard of about a precious Beagle named Becki and she made it out alive and flew into town with Bethie’s ashes. I buried Bethie in my flower bed – what a sad July we had. Thanks to those that contributed to Bethie’s care including the following folks: John & Susan Ebey, Christy L. Carrano, Pamela Szponer, Tiffanie Andrews- Rost, Anna L. Fliege in memory of Shea and Jake, Linda Juszczyk, Sharon Decker, Cristina Vladovich, Bart Schlosser, Monica Martin, Stephanie Spurrier, Damian Hilgendorf, Penny Milnamow, Margaret M. Vittorio, Gayle Harrop, and Danielle D. Radtke.
What happens when one of our new rescue dogs being treated for several tick borne diseases starts to get her birding instincts back- we register them with the AKC and work them in the field! That helps promote IBR and all the good work we do here. Ellie was a complete disaster when she came into the program in January of 2014. She had spent her young life being tied to a tree and was so afraid when she came into the program. She has blossomed in foster care, she is getting her confidence back and her foster mom in Wisconsin is going to run her in a hunt test in September :O) . Thanks to those that continue to support IBR and all the good work we do including the following wonderful folks: Susan M. Miller- In memory of Sammy, Sonya Hene– vetting donation for Freckles, Thomas R. Scheidt, Viki Streich, Pamela Funderburg, Rebecca Sheppard, Sharron McGarity, Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Carrie L. Williams, Juliann Kaiser, Monica Rae Swaagman, Lora D. Kirk, David Wishnoff, Brendan Boyle, Lee Dusold, Marsha Putt, Emily J. Demone, Cindi Hene, and our monthly benefactors, Lee DuSold, Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner, and Barbara Davies.
Such a sad time for us in June with the loss of so many wonderful adopted dogs including my old sweetie pie Setter Ophelia and Skeets- a puppy from our first ever rescue litter. So many wonderful folks contributed to Skeets’ Memorial Fund including the following thoughtful individuals: Sally F. Treat, Jill C. Roberts, Judith Villano, Jane Tutton, The Lichtenberger Family, Oceanwolf Agility Inc., Charles Edmond, Brenda Becker, Jane Schlueter, Cynthia Glover, Alice Hartnoll, J. Kenneth Wood, The Gale Family, Jill E. Chodelka, Lorraine Moxham Smith, Carol Pena, Susan A. McKeever, Jill Baker, Andrea Davis, Karen Skoyec, Kathleen K. Jones, Lorraine Pelter, Lucille Solana, and Linnea D. Saputo.
We also wish to acknowledge the wonderful friends and family of Robert G. Robinson for all their thoughtful donations in his honor including: Joseph and Lori Robinson, James Bauermeister, Sharon A Hunt, and Mike and Phyllis Fish.
Additional thanks go out to these wonderful folks for their kind and generous donations: Marsha Putt, Linda Juszcsyk- In memory of Lacey Daisy Mae, Thomas Scheidt, PepsiCo match for Amy Straley, Kristy Zelewsky, Randy Schmidt and Happy Tails Boarding and Grooming, and our monthly benefactors, Lee DuSold, Lee Miller, Linda S. Nelson, Emily Turner and Barbara Davies.
Many thanks to those that continue to help IBR in 2014- so many kind and generous folks. Dantes continues to improve and thanks to some wonderful foster homes- we saved a few more including Tri color Setter Molly and our new Pointer babies Anna and Kristoff. Thanks to those that have helped IBR in May: Tim & Donna Scarleski, John Taylor with a Vehicle Donation :O), Sandi Chohany, Tom Scheidt, Sally Kruel, Anna L. Fliege, Kristy Zelewsky, Marsha Putt, Frank Phillips, United Way for Anonymous, and our monthly benefactors Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, Lee Miller, Lee DuSold & Emily Turner.
Additional thanks to Brady’s Vindation Sponsors- Tiffanie Andrews-Rost, Leslie Flannagan, Kristy Zelewsky, Susan Ebey, Mark Appleby, Pam Szponer & Randy Folz and especially for Hector Bacerra for making the long drives to the field trial ground and dedicating his time. Brady ran in 4 trials this spring in Puppy and Derby and in his last brace he ran strong and pointed 4 quail. YIPPEE!! He surely has been vindicated and we hope to run him again in the fall. This summer we will repeat all his blood work and see how he is doing internally.
So many caring folks came to the rescue of for sweet Worthington and also my permanent foster Setter Dantes with his emergency surgery for his ruptured spleen. I can’t thank you all enough for your kind words, thoughts and prayers too. Here are the folks that helped IBR in April: Anna Stallings, Mareille M Klangman with the Hellie’s Birddog Bling fundraiser, Mark Bardoel, Otto’s Cyclery, Christy Carrano, Mary Jo & William Fairbanks, Mary & Chris Gasik, Wayne & Donna Jagielko, Jeffrey Beckley, Rebecca LaVerne, Sharon L. Decker, Amy Straley, Sally Kruel, Marsha Putt, Ken Olesen, Deborah Foley, Helen Braun, Julie A. Borah, Pamela P. Funderburg, Pam Szponer with her BIG CHANGE JAR, Laura Cosenza, Sandi Chohany, Jeffrey Shetzich (In memory of my old foster dog and their beloved Pointer Sammy), Linda Juszcsyk, Randy Folz, Carla & Rob Ingraham, Emily Anderson, Thomas Scheidt, Sonya Hene, and our monthly benefactors Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, Lee Miller, Lee DuSold & Emily Turner.
Additional thanks to the folks that contributed to Peggy Morsch Life Photography Fermi Lab photo shoot : Jim Michener, Monica Rae Swaagman, Penny & John Milnamow, Meg Hoffman, Kristy Zelewsky and Carol Malik.
Additional thanks to the folks that contributed to Peggy Morsch Life Photography Chocolate Paws photo shoot : Monica Rae Swaagman, Margaret Pech, Carrie Sheahan, Brenda Garbo, Natalie Cook, Janet B. Goldman, Edith Ament and Eleanor Ament Owen.
Lastly, thanks so much to Peaches’ daddy Ji Chul Kim for asking for donations to IBR for his birthday with additional thanks to the following folks: Claire Becker, Robert Holley, Nick Carpentieri, and Juliann Kaiser.
Another month of challenges and more dogs in need of help. Thanks to those that helped the rescue in March including the following caring folks: Kristy Zelewsky for a GINORMOUS contribution to the Animal Hospital of Gurnee vetting bill- XO, John & Susan Ebey, PepsiCo Employee Giving Campaign (via adopter Amy Straley), Jeffrey M Barta, Marsha Putt, James & Nancy Sweeney, Thomas Scheidt, and our monthly benefactors Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, Lee Miller, Lee DuSold & Emily Turner.
Thanks to all that helped IBR in February. It is gratifying to know that so many folks care about this little rescue. We appreciate your support: Amy Straley, Debbe Ricchio, Sonya Hene & Christy Carrano for your help with Gingy Sue’s emergency vetting, Christy Carrano- food donation, Sonya Hene- ebay donation, Susan Ebey- food donation, Meg Hoffman, Sam Rulseh, Carol Cross Malik- monetary and ebay donation, Anna Fliege- for Gingy Sue from Fletcher & George, Robert Rairigh, Marsha Putt, Linda Juszczyk, Carla H. Bailey- In memory of Cleo, Annette Nikolich with well wishes from Keira (formerly Cora) their adopted IBR Setter, Maureen F. Bird- In memory of Heidi- our first rescue and adopted Pointer :O), Penelope Wakeland, Dan Stumphy, Thomas Scheidt, Carla Ingraham- In honor of the 5 year anniversary when Coach (their IBR adopted Setter) adopted their family, Leslie Flanagan- to help others like their dear adopted Pointers- Amber and Sarah Jane, and our monthly benefactors Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, Lee Miller, Lee DuSold & Emily Turner.
Extra thanks to those that helped support the rescue with our puppy naming raffle! You are all wonderful: Viki Streich, Susan Ebey, Anna Fliege, Colleen Farning, Julie Borah, Anne Simon, Deborah Foley, Peggy Morsch, Emily Knitter, and Thomas Scheidt.
2014 has provided some challenges already with a new baby momma from Kentucky and with new rescue Pointer Mary needing surgery. Scout (pictured above) also came into our foster care program from Springfield, Il. So many amazing folks have already come to IBR’s rescue to help these dogs– the same folks that have given so many dogs and puppies wonderful forever homes. Thanks so much to the following folks: Pamela Szponer, Wayne and Donna Jagielko, Kristy Zelewsky, Happy Tails Pet Grooming LLC c/o Randal Schmidt, Christy Carrano- food donation, General Mills Matching Gift Program c/o Danielle Wojdyla-Christensen, Anna L. Fliege, Debbe Ricchio, Krystal Kleinschmidt, John & Susan Ebey, Douglas Pauschert, Kimberly Drury, Emily J. Demone, Terry Buske, Frank Meyers, Sharon L. Decker, Christine Holton, Kenneth M. Olesen, Thomas Scheidt, Sonya J. Hene, Leslie Flanagan, Sharon Rice, Peggy Morsch Life Photography, LLC and our monthly benefactors Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, & Emily Turner.
We also want to thank Joanna and Abby Carl for the wonderful donations from Abby’s 10th birthday party. In lieu of birthday gifts, Abby asked her friends to buy things to help the pets in IBR’s program. Thank you so much to the following kids for their thoughtful donations: Bella Chau, Clara Davenport, Liza McHugh, Heather Blum, Nicole Gwiasda, Carey Ben, Emma VanGilder, Kaitlyn Fuller, Courtney Kissane, Grace Dominick, Alexa Eckersall, Abby Richmond, Gina Valdivia, Anna Pavlus, & Isabella Strauss.
IBR’s year end welcomed so new little faces and some amazing thoughtful caring donations. We are grateful to all that have helped us in 2013 and feel blessed to have so many caring foster homes that helped many dogs and puppies fine their forever homes. Thanks to those that contributed to IBR in December: Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, Emily Turner, Christy Carrano XO, Penny Standerfer, Mark Appleby, Anna L. Fliege, Thomas Scheidt, Robert Wener, Lee A. Miller, Lisa & Dan Fink (In memory of Ashley), Wayne & Donna Jagielko, Linda Juszczyk (In memory of Lacey, their adopted English Setter girl who graced their lives for 14 of her 15 1/2 glorious years), Tia Jones (In memory of Riley), Eleanor A. Owen, American Water Charitable Foundation match from adopter Jan Burroughs, Jodi Johnson, Wendy Schild, Peggy Morsch Life Photography, LLC, Carla L. Guyer, Chris & Mary Gasik, Maureen Kozial, John & Susan Ebey, Jane & Stuart Fullet, The Conyers Family (Ebay Donations), Sonya Hene (Ebay Donations), Bob Bertram (Print donation), Sally Kreul for the Volkswagon donation :O) and Happy Tails Pet Grooming, LLC c/o Randy & Diane Schmidt.
BIG THANKS to the supporters of this little rescue! We so appreciate your thoughtful and caring donations. Here are the wonderful folks that contributed to IBR in November: Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, Emily Turner, Therese Pigott, James & Renate Dieter, Lee DuSold, James & Glorinda Theofanis, PepsiCo Employee Giving Campaign (Amy Straley- Tucker’s mommy), Jill Rooyakkers, Happy Tails Pet Grooming, LLC c/o Randy & Diane Schmidt, Debbe Ricchio (food donation :O), Jennifer LoSavio, Lee A. Miller and Carol Malik/ Uncle Warren Malik (Furniture donation), Susan Ebey (Ebay donation), and Robert Rairigh.
Thanks so much to the wonderful people and families that have helped IBR in October. your thoughtfulness is so appreciated. Here are the folks that helped in October: Food Donations- Christy Carrano and John and Susan Ebey :O), Tupperware Donation- Cindy Fabich, Muffy VanderBear and Longaberger Basket Donation- Carol Malik, Gina Conyers- Corningware Donation, Penny Milnamow- English Saddle Donation, Thomas Scheidt (Setter Lynette’s daddy), Arrington Chastain, Carrie Liggett- in honor of our beloved Miss Polly and Carter :O), Darlene H. Johnson (Grandma to Pointers Dashy and Ursula), Charlotte McDermott, Lee Arthur Miller, Happy Tails Pet Grooming, LLC/ Randy and Diane Schmidt, Janet Burroughs, Kristy L. Zelewsky (Alvin and Jules’ mommy), Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, Emily Turner, Lee DuSold in memory of my Thelmalou, and Susan Naiden from the Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago, “This donation is from the Trio Animal Foundation and is for the medical bills of Brownie as your grant application was approved.” YIPPEE!!!!
|Our special Brownie from Southern Illinois!|
|Thank you Trio Foundation!!!!|
Thanks so much to the wonderful folks that helped IBR with a generous donation in September. It was a crazy time to say the least- but are are grateful so many people care about me and this little rescue. Here are the folks that helped us in September: Kathy Chaney (Stella & Dot Fundraiser), David Michael, Marsha Putt, Cynthia Whigham, Douglas Pauschert, Catherin McClain, Christy Carrano, Brenda Wingard Haynes (Howee and Barbi’s mommy), Anna Fliege, Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, Emily Knitter, Maureen Kozial – in memory of Betty Spice, Kathryn J. Herson, John and Susan Ebey, Happy Tails Pet Grooming, LLC/ Randy and Diane Schmidt.
THANKS a million to those that donated to the rescue in the month of August. That includes the amazing folks that donated for fence repairs at IBR HQ. You are the best!!! Muchas Gracias to the following caring contributors for August: Sally Kruel (Pointer Bobby’s mommy), Sharon L. Decker, In memory of Amber :O(, Peggy Morsch (Pointer Hellie’s mommy), Meg Hoffman, Happy Tails Pet Groomin, LLC aka Randy and Linda Schmidt (mommy and daddy to Setters Abby and Riley), Christy Carrano (GSP/Pointer Luna’s mommy), Kathy Lischkge, Christine Bloom, Lee Arthur Miller, Amgen Matching Gift Program, GE Matching Gift Program, Linda S. Nelson (Pointer Hope’s mommy), Barbara Davies, Beth Makowski, Diane Michelsen, Dawn Voss, Julie Miller/ Best Buy PAC MATCH PROGRAM, John & Susan Ebey (Pointer Nancy’s mommy and daddy), Anna Fliege (Setter mix Georg’s mommy), Susan Nadeau, Marsha Putt (Setters Bernadette & Pete’s mommy), and David Michael.
Hard to believe we are half way through 2013. We have saved some new dogs and puppies and thanks to so many they are getting the best health care and medications thanks to so many folks that have donated to help this little rescue. Thanks to the folks that helped in July: Amazing foster mom and adopter Kristy Zelewsky, Lee A. Miller, Cheryl Hoffman/Avon, John & Susan Ebey, Lee DuSold, Girl Scouts Fox Valley Council Troop #931, Randy & Diana Schmidt and Happy Tails Pet Grooming & Boarding, LLC, Barbara Davies, Linda Nelson, Reyna Espinosa, Christy Carrano, Janet Burroughs, Donna Kwiatkowski, Brenda Wingard-Haynes, Robert Rairigh, Carrie Williams, Nita Dunn, Geraldine Yarmak, Sonya Hene for your wonderful Ebay donations, Carol Malik for your wonderful Ebay donations, Diane Erwin, Kristine Hunt, Emily J. Demone, Douglas Pauschert, Emily Turner, Marsha Putt, and Terry Buske.
It’s been about a year since Abby came to foster care with me and post surgery and adoption she is still thriving with Randy and Diane in Sheboygan, WI. As they helped us with Riley- another young Setter with Lyme disease and behavior issues- they have also given him a forever home. We are greatful to Randy and Diane for their Boarding donations when we have an emergency at Happy Tails Pet Grooming, LLC!!! Additional THANK YOUS for the generous donations from the following caring folks: Lee DuSold, Linda S. Nelson, Barbara Davies, Marsha Putt, Arrington Leitch, Janet Burroughs, Christy Carrano, Sonya Hene for your wonderful Ebay donations, Carol Malik for your wonderful Ebay donations, Sherri Crawford, Douglas Pauschert ,Keely Lineback, Terry Buske, Anna Fliege, John & Susan Ebey, Kati Bishop, Mary Konkowski, It’s Fabulous, Emily Knitter, Peggy Morsch, Emily Turner, and Michael Neuman.
Thanks to those that contributed to Illinois Birddog Rescue in May. So many folks came to the aid of sweet little Chloe and now she is safe in Chicago. We really appreciate the support of the following caring folks: Lee DuSold, Lee S. Miller, Peggy Morsch and Kathryn J. Herson, John and Susan Ebey, Sonya Hene, Mike and Melissa Deuser, Christy Carrano, Carla Ingraham, Sharon L. Decker, Kenneth M. Olesen, Jeffry Barta, Julie Borah, Heather Palladino, Anna Fliege, Mary Gasik, Chris Bradford, Bob Rairigh, Nicole Bach, Sue Nadeau, Sarah Tirpak, Dawn Voss, Meleda Lowry, Barbara Davies, Linda S. Nelson, Terrry Buske, Emily Knitter (Chloe’s Champion in Georgia :O),PepsiCo Foundation Matching Gift Program (from the Straley’s family and Chloe’s new foster home) , Wells Fargo Community Support (from Thomas Nelson’s gift) and Emily Turner. Also a special thanks to Dez Young for the Dash print- can wait to frame and raffle off!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Peggy Morsch for hosting WINE & PAWS and taking the most gorgeous photos of some of IBR’s rescue dogs and generating over $800 in donations. Thanks also to the following folks for attending and donation to help IBR: Colleen Reilly, Brenda Wingard Haynes, Brenda & Anthony Garbo, Elizabeth Gundersen, Wisconsin Pet Care LLC, Henry & Karen Schneider, John Stadler, Monica Swaagman, Dori Durkin, Daniel & Connie Peterson, Carrie Sheahan and Gerri McNamara.
Thanks also to contributions by the following caring folks: Tara Hoeft- Runde, Mary Hilgeman, Carla Ingraham, Beth Berry, Sharon Decker, Mary Jo Fairbanks, Susan Ebey, Pam Szponer in memory of Shelby, Sheila Mackas, Lee Miller, Maureen Koziol and Brenda Wingard Haynes.
So many folks helped contribute to the rescue in March and that helped us save these 3 lovely Setter boys. Thanks to the folks that helped IBR in March: Timothy R. Toepke, Marsha Putt, Brenda Wingard-Haynes, Lee H. DuSold, United Way Matching Gift, Lee A. Miller, Pam Szponer, Christine Holton c/o Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Kamala Dolphin- Kingsley, Elaine George, Christy L. Carrano, PepsiCo Foundation Matching Gift Program, and Brendan Boyle.
Additional thanks to the folks that participated in the Chicago Blackhawks Ticket Raffle Fundraiser: Janet Duval, Tara Hoeft-Runde, Angel Jacoby, Christine Foley, Susan Pfeifer, Jenny Braun, Benjamin Ranallo, Mary Gasik, Michelle Demos Rupley, Jeffrey Barta, Amy Straley, Allan Braun, Gina Conyers, Jenni Bidner, Allison Nipper, Linda Nipper, Cliff Able, Bill Farning, Colleen Farning, Brendan Farrar, Grace Farrar, Sameul Farrar, Nancy Farrar, Elizabeth Hartnett, Andrew Hartnett, Diana Hartnett, Jeffrey Hartnett, Robert Sklare, Susan Smith Wales, Susan Wilke, David Wilke, James Vasseur, Ryan Courtney, Lori McAdeuan, Sandi Farley Connerty, Christy Carrano, Dawn reichi-Hahn, and Cathy Haake.
A special thank you to JD and the Birddog Jamboree Committee for your donation. Also a HUGE GINORMOUS THANK YOU to the IBR Team that helped at the event- Kristy, Sharon (and new extended family), Paul, Viki, John, Larry and Phoebe.
So many wonderful wonderful folks pitched in to help when foster dog Wiconi jumped his fence and was hit by a car breaking his hip the end of February. So far so good- he is doing very well. Thanks especially to the following folks that helped with his emergency bills: Bob Rairigh, Christy Carrano, Danielle Wojdyla, Susan Nadeau, Alev Soylu, Susan Ebey, Melanie Bush, Carla Guyer, Ellen Farrell, Danielle D. Radtke, Peggy Morsch, Terry Buske, Victoria Sheridan, Christina Luppi, Joseph Popa, Penelope Walsh, Hope Morrow, Randall Schmidt, Jason Martin, Sharon Decker, Jill Mallow, Caryn Dean, Sonya Hene, Helen Braun, Barbara Davies, Rich Brandeis, Corinne Torkelson, William Hungerford, Deborah Theisen, Tracy Mathis, Carol Malik, Linda S. Nelson, Jim Muse, Colleen Farning, Raymond Deuser, Elaine George, and Wayne Jagielko.
Addition thanks to the following folks who helped IBR in February: Cassandra Baysal, Lori Clayton, Christy L. Carrano, Norm Green, Gina V. Conyers, Anna L. Fliege, Jeffrey R. Shetzich, Susan M. Miller, Thomas R. Scheidt, John Scott, Linda S. Nelson, PepsiCo Foundation Matching Gift Program, Marsha Putt, Kay E. Clow, Ann C. Benefiel, Victoria Sheridan, Janet Burroughs, John Ebey, Misty Franklin, Michelle Fuentes and Kristy Zelewsky.
No rest for the weary I guess as the Pointers and Setters needing help came in fast and furiously in January starting with Peaches- a heartworm positive emaciated and neglected Pointer from GA.
Thanks to the folks who helped IBR with a thoughtful donation for January: Lee DuSold, Patricia Cross, Elliott DeRemer, Fred and Maureen Reich, Pam Szponer, Kristy Zelewsky, Lee A. Miller, John & Susan Ebey, Linda Nelson, Sharon Sinklair, Vicotoria Sheridan, Heather Cowell, Nancy Mendes, Keely Lineback, Mary Gasik, Carla Guyer, Kathryn Marcinak, Cindy Smith, Janet Gaynor, Danielle Wojdyla, Terry Buske, Sara Hawkinson, Christy Carrano, Robert Rairigh, John & Susan Ebey, Mike Conboy, Janet Burroughs, Stacey Resler, David Canty, Katherine Eriksen, Monica Martin, Sharon Decker, Sandy McClay, Helen Braun, Bethany L Peyer, and Veronica L Streich.
Gosh December was such a blurr; I was so hard at work on the Fundraising calendars (THANK YOU to those who bought a few!!) and getting the foster home thank you gifts out! Like many Decembers past- folks came to IBR’s aid with many caring financial gifts. Thank you all so much- you have made such a huge difference in the quality of life for so many homeless pets.
Thanks to the following individuals and families that helped IBR in December: Douglas Hyndman, Marc Bumgarner, Jesse Christensen, Kenneth M. Oleson, Sonya J. Hene, Crista R. Buckley, Elizabeth Harrell, Linda S. Nelson, Christine Holton, Bob Rairigh, Peggy Morsch, Laura Cosenza, Barbara J. Davies, Carla Guyer, Sharon Decker, Anna L. Fliege (in memory of Piper), Marsha Putt, Karen Dowdy, Cassandra Baysal, Shannon Steffey, Douglas Pauschert, Nancy Mendes, Maureen Kozial, Victoria Sheridan, Sharon Sinklair, Thomas Scheidt, Wendy Schild, Susan and John Ebey, Anthony Bauer, Lori Ruiz, Diane McIntire, Melissa Fronek, Christy Carrano, Christine Bloom, Carla Guyer, Colleen McAdams, Patricia A. Gardner, Melissa Van Dermeir, Kelley Klaman-Ritche, Christine Tully, Nancy Brunzos, Stuart and Jane Fullett, American Water Charitable Foundation, Lee A. Miller, and Kristy Zelewsky.
Alvin was born in foster care in December 2011. Donations helped he and his mom get the vetting they needed.
Thanks to the folks that contributed to IBR in November: Mark Appleby, Dominic Lonero of http://www.westernspirits.com, Alan J. Wigley, Carla Guyer, Jenni Bidner, James and Linda Salek, John Good, Kelly Klaman- Ritsche, Viki Streich, Lori Ruiz, Brenda Wingard- Haynes, John & Susan Ebey, Mary Gasik, Diane McIntire, Melissa Fronek, Christy Carrano, Cheryl Hoffman (from Avon), Karen Dowdy, Cassandra Baysal, Shannon Steffey, Robert Rairigh, Douglas Pauschert, Christopher and Deb Theisen, Lee DuSold and Lee A. Miller. A special thank you to Wendy S Bireline for Aberdeen, Dennis Karas & John Lynam in honor of their adopted rescue dog Sam and for Sonya Hene Conron and Cindi Hene who helped save him, Mark Appleby for your continued support, Brian Nordmann via BP’s Fabric of American Fund and to Anthony Bauer for being such an amazing foster dad and supporter.
Brain’s rescue Weimaraners- Gunther and Wilha.
Mark’s Pointers in Washington State.
Dennis and John’s very special adopted pooch- Sam.
SO MANY folks came to the aid of Bob & Molly when I put out my original plea for help once we heard their story in early October. Both are now safe in St. Louis with a good friend.
Thanks to the folks that helped us in October: Randy Schmidt from Happy tails boarding http://www.happytailspetgrooming.net/home, Mendota Products, Amy Love, Rebecca Burcham of Weimaraner Rescue of the South- http://www.weimrescue.org , Sharon Decker, April Tures, Cassandra Baysal, Elaine George, Andrew Mall, Christina Luppi, Linda S. Nelson, Kristine Ruchti, Renee Morrison, Sherri Crawford, Barbara Davies, Mira Oberman, Carol Malik, Susan Ross, Christy Carrano, Katherine Gill, Golden Retrivals aka IRRBP, Janis Maney, Nancy Mendes, Robert Rairigh, Alexander Filacchinoe, Susan Barker, Mary Redfern, Mary Foley, Joseph Zeigler, Tracy Landauer, Sadie Rakestraw, Gilbert Artman, Renee Orlandi, Janet Gaynor, Randall Cornette, Alexandra Hildebrand, Brenda Rakestraw, Sharon Decker, Stacey Schoonmaker, Christina Schmidt, John Ebey, Constance Christy, Angela West, Catherine A. Schadel, Kelly Zolnierek, Patricia Nichols, Janet Flippen, Melanie Wood, Gail Wise, Mary Bell, Anna Fliege, Sue Spencer, Stacey Stout, Deborah Druan, Rhonda Baiz, Lori Janik, Sara Eckert, A Yolanda Warren, Pam Szponer, Susan Pfeifer, Debra Winchester Jeffrey Barta via Donate for a Cause, and Alix Soltan DVM for the wonderful Heartguard donation!
Aberdeen was saved in June but we couldn’t get her to town until the end of September. She is a work in progress as she is being treated for mange, that manifested in hair loss and a skin infection and she is also immuno compromised due to her Ehrlichia and Lyme disease infections. She is going to be beautiful in a few months!
Thanks to those who helped dogs like Aberdeen in September: Mary & Chris Gasik, Maureen Kozial, Lee A. Miller, Christine J. Bloom, John Good, Meg Hoffman, Marsha Putt, Sharon Sinklair, Lori Janik, Lori A. Jones, and Jeffrey Barta.
Maple and Cobb- two very special rescue dogs helped by so many generous folks.
Thanks to those that helped us in August: Rich Brandeis, Cheryl Hoffman, Jackie Jalley, Louise K. Combs, Fidelity Craritable match thanks to Tracy Landauer, Kathy Lund, Nancy Mendes, Tom Scheidt, Christine J. Bloom, John & Susan Ebey, Sally A. Kreul, Marsha Putt, Anna L. Fliege, Sonya Hene, Sherri Crawford, Brenda Wingard- Haynes, Fred Szponer, Diane McIntire, Terry Buske, Mary Keenan, Christy Carrano, Carol Malik, Amy Straley, Robert Rairigh, Debra Winchester, Linda S. Nelson, LD Beach, Julia Pond, Annette Snow, Field of Dreams Kennels, Holly Christensen, Kristie Katch, Jessica Brown, Elaine George, Rebecca Meier, Danielle Wojdyla, Barbara Davies, Terry Buske, Lynette Ranallo, Viki Streich, Lori Ruiz, Diana Capaccio, Katherine Gill, Chris Braden, Pianone Jewelry, Lisa Wiltse, Mary Gasik, Norbert J Maza & Deborah Gallagher, Gayle Harrup, Sarajean Howels, John Gonczy and Mosaic Feathers & More.
In July 2012, we celebrated 1000 lives saved!! Pictured above are 5 very special puppies we pulled in from Perry County Ohio where they still use gas chambers to euthanize.
Thanks to the wonderful folks who donated to the rescue in July: Pam Szponer, Jeffrey Barta, Tom Scheidt, Linda Nelson, Cheryl Hoffman, Heidi M. Greene & Michael Kluger, Lee DuSold, PepsiCo, Lori Jones, Julie A. Miller, Sonya Hene, Sarah Witwer, Christine C. Tomek, Jen Bidner, Mosaic Feathers & More, Gary Berg, Curtis L. Shepard, Theresa Radant, Sharon Sinklair, Marissa A. Lawrence, Pianone Jewlery, Gina Wheeler, Carla Guyer, Janet Burroughs, Christy Carrano, Adam Huff, Kayleigh Swanery, Robert Rairigh, Jane Avery, Anna L. Fliege, Kristy L. Zelewsky, Anthony Bauer, Maureen Kozial, Marsha Putt, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Maren Okrzynski’s for donating their 2006 totaled Mercury Mariner!
Thanks to the following folks that contributed to the pets in our care for June: Debra Pereira, Robert Struthridge, Mosaic Feathers & More, Lynette Ranallo, Christy Carrano, Sherri Crawford, Katherin Schuman, Brenda Wingard- Haynes, Heidi Thomas- Dunn, Linda S. Nelson, John Ebey, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Christine Bloom, Lee Miller, John & Susan Ebey, Thomas Nelson, Debra A. Joy, John Good, Sue Stoughton, Elizabeth La Rue, Gregory L. Holden, Viki Streich, Julie A. Miller, Andrews Constantine, Bethany L. Peyer, Maren Okrzynski, Kenneth Olesen, Nancy McAdam, Nancy Mendes, Melinda Harrison, Nancy McAdam, Jenifer Chance, Grace Ross, Jeffrey Barta and with a very BIG HUG to John Gonczy and Colleen McAdams!!