Havanese Rescue, Inc. Newsletter Changing Lives...One Havanese At A Time
June 2006

Good Afternoon! :)

Welcome to the Havanese Rescue Inc. Newsletter. HRI has had a very busy Spring and in the next two issues we'll try to update you on what has been happening.

The greatest changes are to HRI itself. Lu Wyland, one of the three original founders of Havanese Rescue Inc.,along with Sandy Twiss and Carole Thompson, has succeeded Sandy Twiss as President of HRI.

Lu brings her vast experience working with numerous rescue organizations to the helm. She has been involved in all aspects of rescue and previously served as Vice President of HRI. She is also one of the founding members of the Universal Havanese Rescue Quilt Project. Committed to "assisting in identifying Havanese in shelters needing homes, and to rescue the breed from from abusive situations," she also maintains the website They're all keepers.

Sandy Twiss led the group from the initial start-up of a handful of members, to almost 100 members strong. Under Sandy's leadership the group was the recipient of an IMOM LuvBug Grant, and is at the forefront of the SPCA list for placement calls regarding Havanese. Sandy will continue on at HRI in a less demanding capacity so that she can focus on the areas of rescue she most enjoys.

Stacy DeJoseph has assumed Lu's former role as Vice President of HRI.

We wish them all the best in their new endeavors. :)

...Cyndi Rust

in this issue
  • Adoption Corner
  • Fools For Havanese
  • Rescue Quilt On The Move
  • Quilt Keepsake Store Grand Opening

  • Fools For Havanese

    South Florida Havanese Lovers gathered April 1st at Happy Tails Dog Park in Plantation Florida for a Puppies and Their People Gathering to benefit HRI. With over 20 people and 30 pups attending, the event was a huge success.

    This group and their amazing efforts raised an impressive $700.00 for HRI as well as garnering Quilt Donations!!!

    Their Secrets? According to Noelle Galperin, in addition to lots of puppy antics, the program featured a Silent Auction where pet portraits, a Sherpa bag, pet supply gift certificates, Havanese jewelry, grooming service gift certificates, and more were auctioned; Cheryl Dunne & Lynyear's Ted E. Bear, RE, CGC presented a Rally demonstration; And AMAZING GOODIE BAGS filled with HRI paraphernalia, plush toys, and doggie treats were available for a small donation as well.

    Thank you to everyone who participated!!! And congratulations for putting together such a wonderful event!!!

    Rescue Quilt On The Move

    Thanks to Sue Nelson and the Havanese Club of Southern California, The 2006 Universal Havanese Rescue Quilt Project was viewed by a record breaking crowd at America's Family Pet Expo at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Sue began a Havanese Meet The Breed Booth at the Expo 15 years ago, and this wonderful educational tool about Havanese has become a mainstay in the expo's 17 year history. This year something new was added to the incredible display the HCSC put on. Not only were there numerous Havanese for the public to meet and ask questions about, and informative posters decorating the area, but they also were one of the stops for The 2006 Universal Havanese Rescue Quilt, which has been making a tour of venues across the country. Thank you to Sue and all the individuals who helped not only in exhibiting the quilt, but also in educating so very many people about our precious breed.

    Upcoming venues for:
    The 2006 Universal Havanese Rescue Quilt Project

    July 1-2
    Tropical Havanese Club Regional
    Orlando, Florida

    July 30
    AKC Museum of the Dog
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Sponsored by the Gateway Havanese Club



    Quilt Keepsake Store Grand Opening

    March 28th saw a new extension of the Universal Havanese Rescue Quilt Project emerge with the Grand Opening of the Quilt Keepsake Store.

    The Store features greeting cards, gifts, and apparel featuring blocks from the 2006 quilt as well as items bearing the quilt project logo. Proceeds from the sale of these items are designated to cover the expenses of The Universal Havanese Rescue Quilt Project. (i.e. machine quilting, fabrics, thread, batting, shipping, etc.)

    The goal of the store is to allow the Quilt Project to become self supporting, so it will no longer need to dip into the gross proceeds from the quilt ticket donations to cover these expenses. And that means more money from the quilts can go directly to the qualifying rescues, and on to help Havanese in need!!

    Adoption Corner

    Precious Phoebe

    Havanese Rescue Inc. was contacted about a little one who very much needed help. Her name was Phoebe and she was in trouble medically. Her owner had experienced a lifestyle change and was not able to take Phoebe with her, so she found this sweet dog a new home. Within two weeks of being at her second home though her original owner was notified that the vet had discovered that Phoebe had a mammary tumor. The second family was not able to financially manage this situation, so they wanted to return Phoebe to her original owner. Since that wasn?t possible the owner sought the help of rescue.

    HRI responded quickly and Phoebe was placed in foster care. Within one week?s time she had her surgery scheduled. It turned out that Phoebe had not one mammary tumor, but two. Both were removed and she was spayed. Dear little Phoebe also had a closed pyometra. Her recovery was somewhat complicated, but within two weeks she was healed and feeling oh so much better.

    She remains in the care of HRI and is presently looking for her forever home. A sweeter, more loveable, dearer soul there has never been. She loves cuddling, playing with her toys, and just hanging out with her people. Someone will be getting a most wonderful gift when Phoebe comes into their life as their sweet angel dog....Stacy DeJoseph


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