Second Leash On Life Havanese Rescue, Inc.
November 2005


Welcome to the Havanese Rescue, Inc. Newsletter! Our purpose is to enlighten and inform. For instance, did you know:

  • HRI is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, totally separate from HCA
  • HRI has rescued 43 dogs since January 2005
  • 8 of these were from Hurricane Katrina!
  • 75% of rescues are surrendered by owners
  • Many surrenders have genetic special needs
  • The Quilt helps to fund THREE rescue groups
  • Volunteers & Foster Homes always needed!
  • Two Gift Shops feature Havanese Gift Items
  • 501(c)3 Donations are Tax Deductible
  • We need your support!
Next month we'll begin feature our Rescue Dog of the month, announce FUNdraising events, and share a success story. We hope you enjoy it!
Sandy Twiss
in this issue
  • 2005 Universal Havanese Rescue Quilt Drawing
  • HRI Katrina Rescue
  • In Loving Memory of Mira Deara
  • HRI Halloween Fundraiser
  • The End

  • HRI Katrina Rescue

    Lorraine Newland, an HRI volunteer, arrived at Lamar- Dixon in Gonzales, LA to assist in the care of the pets left behind. With the approach of Hurricane Rita, She was allowed to remove the animals to safety provided they kept all family groups together to make reunification easier. Lorraine headed out with Hurricane Rita on her heels with the 5 plus a Poodle, a Shih Tzu, and a smiling Pit Bull! A special thanks to Lorraine, as well as Paul Hohne who helped with the driving and care, Jenny French, Lu Wyland, Jane Hohne, and others. Already 4 have been reunited with their families. ASPCA has granted a Reunification Award for each dog, and IMOM has granted the Love Bug Award for our participation. Great job!

    In Loving Memory of Mira Deara

    Mira crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on October 30, 2005 following her battle with Lymphoma. Mira was truly a rescue volunteer, and attended numerous display booths and state fairs with Lu. She touched so many lives. She'll be truly missed. Sincere thanks to the Independent Havanese Club for their Mira Fund to defray vet expenses. Donations gratefully accepted.



    HRI Halloween Fundraiser

    The Havanese Halloween costume party was an unqualified success! A photographer was on hand to capture the costume and the enjoyment had by all. It was an scary task, with awesome results! No bones about it! Sincere thanks to Joan Ambrose and Alison Brackman, and to all those attending for their monsterous generosity. That's the spirit!

    The End

    Sammy relaxing in his new home with "brother" Bear, the celebrity Rescue from Utah! Is this cute, or what!

    2005 Universal Havanese Rescue Quilt Drawing

    The 2005 Universal Havanese Quilt Drawing will take place at the Long Beach Kennel Club Show, Long Beach, CA, 3PM on December 18, 2005. The first drawing ticket is free. Each additional $5 donation to rescue entitles you to an additional ticket and increases your chances to win! Don't miss your chance. Enter the Drawing today!

    2005 Universal Havanese Rescue Quilt
    Quick Links...

    Havanese Rescue Gift Shop

    HRI Resource Website

    HRI Cafe Press

    Independent Havanese Club

    Changing lives ... one Havanese at a time.