We just updated the site by adding a new video for 2015. We have done a lot this last year. We have taken in some hard cases and we have had some heartbreaks in losing four hospice dogs. But! We have had some wonderful adoptions as well and we are blessed. Thank you for visiting our page.
We have had trouble with editing our site for some time but we finally spent the hour on the phone with the webhoster and got everything fixed up! There is so much to update, but we will post our next newsletter here at the beginning of February.
Not much to blog about, really. We have had some great adoptions, including our shy little Diamond! As time goes on we find that St. Martin's is specializing more and more with "super senior" dogs and dogs with ailments that would make most other rescues decline them or put them to sleep. We are committed to proving care for all the dogs and for the hospice dogs, evaluating quality of life. We don't take in too many pets at a time. Much of this depends on foster homes available and funds, but when we do take on a new pet, we are absolutely 100% committed to that pet. St. Martin's is different in that way...we don't just take the "easy" ones nor do we kill them when we find out the animal has a serious medical issue. We are proud of what we do and every little animal that comes our way is precious and so very worth it. Thank you all for supporting us!
Still not so great about updating the blog! We had a lot of fun at our booth at Pride NW in Portland last month. We are selling many homemade items such as soaps, jewelry, blankets, belly bands and pet slings. Helena has her wheels and leg splints, but she really hates them. Allie will be having surgery on Wednesday to remove a tumor on her leg and remove large bladder stones. The surgery is risky because of her age and her heart murmer, but the doctor feels that the benefits will outweigh the risks. As soon as she is all healed up then she will be placed for adoption. We still do not have a good handle on Bridget's skin conditon. Despite allergy medication and a sanitized diet, she still has smelly and oily skin. She does have some hair growing back; however. She will go back to the specialist for a recheck in August. We lost hospice foster, Buddy Boo yesterday. It was his time as his quality of life was no more. Many thanks to his foster mom, Kathleen, for loving him with all of her heart in his final months.
Well, ok, so I haven't been that great about updating the blog. Here's what's up!
501c3 paperwork has been sent to the IRS! Great news as once it is approved, all donations made within the last 28 months will be tax deductible. Once the status is approved, I will announce this and provide receipts to donors.
This Wednesday, 3.27.13, St. Martin's will be at the Lancaster Mall from 11-4 in front of Pets Etcetera. Please stop by and say "hi."
April 14, 2013, St. Martin's will be joining Goodfellas Rescue and Pittie Pals for a bingo fundraising event at Hamburger Mary's in Portland at 3pm. The Bingo prizes are great and there will be a silent auction and items for sale. Proceeds to benefit all three organizations.
Saturday, May 4th, St. Martin's will be at the OSU Vet School's annual Pet Day in Corvallis, Oregon. Pet slings, belly bands and tie blankets will be for sale. All proceeds to benefit St. Martin's. Tiny Tim will be hosting his own kissing booth for donations.
Please join St. Martin's along with Pittie Pals, Goodfellas Pitbull Rescue and Salem Friends of Felines on Sunday December 9th from noon to 3pm for a recyclables fundraising drive, community outreach and cider and donuts. The event will be held at the Salem Offroad Center. Please call if you have any questions. You can send an email also to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website is done! Yay!
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