Archive for July, 2009
Gallery artists and local merchants will be donating art and gift certificates for a silent auction and other activities. Christine Elise McCarthy, actress and photographer, will donate her favorite pet photos. Christine is remembered for her role as the edgy love interest of Brandon Walsh on “Beverly Hills 90210.”
Gallery artist Todd Knight will be on site demonstrating how he makes his seemingly magical glass beads. Other artists will also be in attendance for this fun event!
Mark your calendar for the event of the summer. Let’s open our hearts and wallets to help all the little pets that can’t help themselves. For more information call 269.857.3200.
The Kubiak Gallery
48 Center St.
Douglas, MI 49406
August 08, 2009
Well after several weeks of starts and stops, the Wishbone Volunteer Blog is live. Please visit it for up to date postings of news, events, and volunteer activity at the Allegan Shelter, as well as fundraisers, adopt-o-thons, and more.
You can reach the blog at the link below, but I have also added a permanent link at the bottom right of this blog for future use. See you there !
Hello Friends – It has been a long time coming, but Jason Williams’ plea hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, 11:00am Friday July 10, in Circuit Court, downtown Allegan. Mr Williams will enter a guilty plea for felony animal abuse before Hon. George R. Corsiglia at which time he may receive his sentence, or a sentencing hearing may be scheduled for a later date.
It is, unfortunately, entirely possible that Mr. Williams will receive little more than a fine and community service. We are of course hoping for harsher punishment to set an example and to say to the community “torture and abuse, in any form, to any life, will not be tolerated”.
If you live in the neighboring community and are able to attend, please join us to show your support for Prosecuting Attorney Fred Anderson, as well as your concern for the safety of our community, and the people and animals that call it home.
Well the summer is cruisin along here, we can’t beleive it’s July all ready! Wow time sure does fly by! Chance & Bear are doing amazingly together! Chance has so much energy, we could only wish we all had the same energy levels! Chance’s health has maintained the same, he is still on and always will be on a low protein diet, he is still monitored on a monthly basis by Dr. C for his BUN levels, which have remained the same too…no better and most importantly no worse.
We recently (well in April) found out that Chance LOVES water! We still had the cover on our pool, when he thought it would be fun to toss his ball out there and scramble to get it, allowing his feet to splash on the mesh safety cover. We quickly ran out and bought him his very own pool!! LOL
He cracks us up, for when he’s playing toss with his tennis balls, when he brings the balls back to us, he must first detour back thru his pool, to drop the ball off for a quick rinse or cool down his feet…were not sure which one it is, probably both!! He then will preceed to almost play hackey sack with his ball in the water, diving for it, and then brings it back to you to toss back again, and the full routine starts all over! And if not with the ball, now once he gets bored with the tennis balls, he finds a rock, yup a ROCK! Brings that to you, and drops that at your feet…….No buddy we keep telling him, we cannot throw rocks, we keep telling him to trust us that he wants to keep his teeth not loose them trying to play catch with a rock……so after a few minutes when he realizes no one wants to play with him and his rock, he drops the rock and comes back with the tennis ball! He is quite a character
Here are some random pictures of Chancey playing in the yard, playing with his balls, his pool, and at his Big Brother Bear’s 9th Birthday Party…Yup Bear got to have a birthday party and invited over some pals to play with
Chance is doing amazingly well….thank you to all of you who continue to show your concern and support for the little man! And lets all pray that justice is served next week. The date for the judge to hear Jason’s plea is next week Friday July 10th at 11AM.
Happy 4th of July to all of you!
Love, Mom, Dad, Bear & Chance
Wishbone Pet Rescue is pleased to announce they will be working with the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck to raise money this summer for both organizations. The fund raising event — dubbed the Meow-zart & Pooch-ini Picnic — will be held on Thursday August 13th at the Timmel Gallery in downtown Saugatuck. The fun kicks off at 6pm, and includes great food, wine and live music.
Founded in 1987, the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck (www.saugatuckmusic.org) is a result of the vision of Elaine Richey, Charles Parrott, and Henning Christiansen. Dedicated to sharing the beauty of chamber music with the lakeshore community, summer festival concerts have become a beloved tradition. Each August at the close of their six-week season, the festival throws its annual fundraiser. This year, for the first time, board members of the Chamber Music Festival have agreed to share their fundraiser with another organization.
Impressed by the many good things Wishbone has accomplished since their inception in October 2008, festival volunteers will join forces with the local pet rescue group. Judy Oberholtzer, president of the Summer Music Festival, also believes “this is a wonderful opportunity to present ourselves to the community in a different way.” In honor of the music and animal organizations working together, the annual fundraiser has been renamed the Meow-zart & Pooch-ini Picnic.
Wishbone Pet Rescue, a local organization based in Saugatuck, MI, became widely known in 2008 for its rescue work involving Chance, a black Lab, who was poisoned, hung and beaten by his owner. The subsequent recovery and adoption of Chance is one of Wishbone’s greatest success stories. Fittingly, Wishbone will use the proceeds from the fundraiser picnic for their Second Chance Fund. As it did with Chance, this Fund helps other rescue animals that have special needs requiring extensive veterinary care.
The Panning Family are the featured performers at the picnic fundraiser. Their repertoire embraces traditions as diverse as classical, Celtic and Appalachian folk music. Expect a rousing good time, and to hear tunes played by fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, guitar and percussion. One of the Pannings may even dance an Irish jig or two.
The Meow-zart & Pooch-ini Picnic will be held outdoors at the Timmel Gallery, which is located at 133 Main Street at the corner of Main and Butler. Festivities will move inside in case of rain. The gallery is across the street from the Saugatuck Woman’s Club, where the Society’s All That Jazz concert will be held that night at 8pm. Since the picnic ends at 7:30, ticket holders for the All That Jazz concert should easily be able to attend both functions.
“We are grateful for this community collaboration with the Chamber Music Festival folks,” says Wishbone board member Karen Kazyak. “This fundraiser allows us to raise awareness about both organizations, and to shine the light on our work with the Allegan Animal Shelter, which most people do not even know exists.” Wishbone volunteers are currently instrumental in the daily operation of the animal shelter.
One hundred tickets – priced at forty dollars each – will be sold for the picnic. For more information about purchasing tickets, contact Wishbone at 800-475-0776, or the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival at 269-857-1424.
For both animal lovers and music lovers, the Meow-zart & Pooch-ini Picnic is a perfect opportunity to enjoy good food, good music, and help two worthy organizations. Please join us August 13th at the Timmel Gallery in Saugatuck.
Meowzart/Poochini Original Illustration:
Thank you to Julie Jankowski for her donation and amazing talent in capturing the essence of our joint event. She has conveyed with humor, two completely different passionate organizations.
Julie Jankowski is a painter, printmaker and visual designer. Lake Michigan, and the southwestern Michigan area is her first love. She was a professional artist in residence in 1995 at Ox Bow, Summer School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, Michigan. She has exhibited her work in national and regional venues in New York; Boston; Chicago; Baltimore; Alexandria, Virginia; Wasington D.C.; and throughout the Michiana region. She is a BFA graduate of Ball State University, Muncie, IN, and an MFA graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD.
You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org