Monday, November 23, 2009

PAWmates Calendar for sale

A great fundraiser for a wonderful large breed rescue group.
Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation

WHAT is Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services:

They specialize in assisting Giant Canine Breeds and Equines and focus on the Special Needs - (Deaf, Blind, Sick, Senior & Injured) Giant Breed Definition: Deerhound, Great Dane, Great Pyr, Wolfhound, English Mastiff, Newfoundland, and St. Bernard
Their area of assistance is across North America & their area of placement is mostly in Ontario plus Quebec. They provide a safe ‘haven’ for animals for life should they not be adopted or are deemed un-adoptable. They are a non-profit program and are an all Volunteer organization without any salaried employees

Their Mission statement:Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services; located in Eastern Ontario, Canada on 148 acres was founded in 1996 as a personal rescue to assist those Canine and Equine animals that have been abandoned, abused, neglected and otherwise mistreated by rescuing, fostering, rehabilitating and then placing them into their new and forever loving homes. Birch Haven also tries to promote responsible pet ownership through Humane Education, Training, Socialization and Public Awareness. We are also involved in Therapy work. We are very small, private and are committed to personal rescue plus re-homing that is completely financed by monetary gifts, owner surrender plus adoption fees as we do not any receive government, provincial or corporate funding. We are financed mainly out of our own pockets.We also work very hard to assist various breeders, rescue groups, shelters, organizations and friends in placing rescues or re-homing animals that come into their hands. We only organize and facilitate in these situations.

Combining forces, Global pet foods Kanata and Urban Dog Photog Sue Bird held a photo contest for the best 12 shots for a 2010 Calendar now for sale through Global Pet Foods Kanata web site and Birch Haven Rescue's web site. In less than 24 hours, on the first day, over 500 votes were logged for the best shots.

Although Voting is now closed, you can pre-order your calendar for $15 before the unveiling of who made it as the cover models and monthly representatives. If each vote of the 500 votes was to order just one calendar as a stocking stuffer, Birch Haven rescue would receive %100 of the $7500 raised!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Paws Photos Wanted!

Photo contributed by Melissa McDaniel, one of the participants in the 2009 Paws For Charity Art Book.

Announcements will be coming soon regarding submissions for the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. Let's kick off next year's event with some creative "paws" images! The 2009 book featured an image of dog paws at the beach, submitted by photographer Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes. I'd like to continue with the "paws" cover theme for next year's book as well.

Get creative! Send an image of cat paws or dog or artwork. Email your image to me at: saraharley(at)ns(dot)sympatico(dot)ca

Let's have some fun to kick off the 2010 book!

Requirements: send a small image file - 300 pixels by 300 pixels, 72 dpi Let me know your name, and any blog or website you would like me to link to if your photo is used in a blog post. Photos may be used in blog posts promoting the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. If your image is selected for publication, you will be asked for a large file, high resolution image. You will also be asked to sign a release form. Copyright remains with you. Go!