Newsletter – 2010

Tales of Tails of Joy!

Dear Tails of Joy Peeps, Members, Friends, Thank you so much for joining and supporting Tails of Joy on facebook, myspace, twitter, here, and elsewhere. You made 2010 a banner year for saving lives, with your kindness and generosity. Despite the poor economy, we were still able to give out our “Little Guy Grants” to the smallest, neediest rescues across the country. All your donations, from the smallest to the largest, do add up to make a difference in the lives of homeless, abandoned animals. Thank you. <div> <a href=””><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-645″ title=”newsletter11″ alt=”” src=”” width=”82″ height=”92″ /></a></div> <div></div> <div> <h3>Lily getting surgery in Ohio</h3> We are all volunteer, and I underwrite operating costs, so every penny of your donations goes to the animals. Whether it was getting Maggie the Yorkie out of a puppy mill after four years, letting her paws feel the earth for the first time; or rebuilding Humpty the white Shepherd’s face after he was shot, we helped. We got dogs and cats out of pounds in the nick of time. We bought enough Igloo doghouses for a rural shelter to save and house an extra 20 animals at all times. We helped Shakespeare the Bulldog get eye surgery, we helped pregnant mama pitties and their pups, we helped seniors find some comfort and love in their old age. We helped Project Flying Chihuahua fly hundreds of dogs to the east coast where homes were waiting for them. We helped confiscate infant bunnies from the selling alleys of Los Angeles, and we helped wildlife centers and exotic animal sanctuaries. Hundreds of lives were saved, homes were found, and animals and people fell in love and started new lives together, thanks to you. <a href=””><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-647″ title=”newsletter11b” alt=”” src=”” width=”96″ height=”102″ /></a> <h3>Helen and Henry: “Seniors for Seniors”</h3> Because of the economy, this year we helped many individual pet owners whose pets had medical emergencies, or needed food, medicines, and supplies. Many of those we helped found us through facebook and twitter. <a href=””><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-648″ title=”newsletter11c” alt=”” src=”” width=”198″ height=”160″ /></a> <h3>Putting Humpty together again</h3> <h2>Why Give To Us When You Want to Donate?</h2> Most people think that any “humane society” is set up to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals. That is not the case. Often, much of your money goes to salaries, pension plans, expenses, and more fundraising. Some actually do no hands on rescue of companion animals at all. That is not the case with Tails of Joy. We have a very strict set of guidelines to determine where your money goes to do the most good. We take the time and make the considerable effort to check out every organization, verify the veracity of every request, before we donate. We put your money where it is needed most. We take the time to do it right, and we follow up. <a href=””><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-649″ title=”newsletter11d” alt=”” src=”” width=”258″ height=”236″ /></a> <h2>Below is a list of how we used your donations in 2010</h2> Often donating more than once to the organizations below. Nothing gives like the gift of a warm bed and a life free of fear and pain. If you can donate, thank you. If you can’t, we are so happy you are here to share your love of animals with us. You have helped us provide for so many people and animals this year, may it shine back upon you at least seven fold. Thank you so much! From All the “Tails of Joy” Elayne Boosler President, Tails of Joy <a href=””><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-650″ title=”newsletter11e” alt=”” src=”” width=”213″ height=”243″ /></a> <h3>Charlie gets a boy!</h3> <h2>Rescues Across The Country You Helped Us Help This Year</h2> Don’t Bully My Breed Adopt a Boxer Rescue Strangest Angels Last Chance Dog Rescue Angels in Fur Pet Pantry of Michigan Hop A Long Hollow Dawg Squad Bunny World Foundation Leash Animal Rescue Pits and Rotts For Life It’s the Pitts Precious Paws Take Me Home Hopeful Hooves Buddies Rescue Kinder4Rescue Have a Heart Ratbone Rescues Dream Rescue Animal Aid, Inc. Animal Nation Death Row Dogs Tails of the City Nature Network Pet Orphans Downtown Dog Rescue Ken-Mar Rescue Evidence of Love Primate Rescue Center One X One Meeowz Rescue Lhasa Happy Rescue Pitbull ResQ Northeastern Rescue Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary 2nd Chance At Life Rescue Way Wild Animal Rescue Grayson County Humane Society Homeward Bound Animal Rescue Robyn’s Nest Animal Rescue Coastal German Shepherd Rescue Forgotten Friends of Long Island Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue Second Chance Small Dog Rescue <h2>We Helped Peeps Pay Their Bills At:</h2> Laurel Pet Hospital Apex Pharmacy, Portland Birdstuff Henco Pet Supplies Rusty’s Pet Supplies Cedar Bayou Clinic Brent Air Animal Hospital Mesa West Pet Hospital Shore Vets Egg Harbor Red Rowan Veterinary Aloha Animal Hospital Mt. Scott Animal Clinic Animal Medical Center Brattleboro Veterinary Clinic And many more. <a href=””><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-651″ title=”newsletter11f” alt=”” src=”” width=”210″ height=”170″ /></a> <a href=””><img class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-652″ title=”newsletter11g” alt=”” src=”×115.png” width=”300″ height=”115″ /></a>