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From the Board December 2019
With 2019 coming to a close, United Yorkie Rescue wants to wish all of our many friends, members, and supporters a very happy New Year and our hopes for a wonderful 2020. As we celebrate the close of our 18th year in operation, we would like to share just a few of the accomplishments that YOU helped us bring about. 2019 was our second highest year on record for number of rescue intakes with a mind-blowing 279 dogs welcomed into our organization including 20 dogs from a Horrible 100 Puppy Mill in South Georgia and several more from a similar case in Texas. Our members worked tirelessly with law enforcement to help provide necessary evidence and documentation to help ensure these operations were shut down and the individuals involved faced justice. We continued to work with many shelters and city, state and county animal control agencies to save dogs who would otherwise be on death row. UYR has a long history of taking in dogs with extreme and costly medical needs that would never make it to adoption day without UYR to step in and save them before their time runs out. These pups desperately need our help, we are their last hope. Additionally, our Forever Ours hospice program continues to thrive and welcome dogs who are terminally ill or otherwise unadoptable. Forever Ours pups live out their days in loving foster homes where they receive love, medical care and ensured quality of life until they cross the rainbow bridge. On a sobering note, 2019 also broke a new record for Veterinary care expenditures as we spent a staggering $262,000 getting UYR dogs to a healthy, adoptable state. We are beyond blessed to have so many wonderful donors who have helped cover the majority of these expenses and we simply cannot begin to express our gratitude for the amazing support we so desperately need to continue the work we do. This year was unique in that we were forced to migrate our website to a new server with a new operating system in December. This was a major accomplishment given 18 years of data to migrate (many thanks to our webmaster). We hope that in 2020 we will add an improved end user experience to our homepage making it easier to donate, access information about our dogs, complete applications, and access educational materials and other resources so stay tuned to our homepage and our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for updates.
We say goodbye to 2019 with 259 adoptions on the books and 37 remaining precious souls who will celebrate New Years 2020 watching the ball drop from the comfort and safety of one of our amazing foster homes. We expect an even bigger year in 2020 as demand for our services increases.
As you consider your end-of-year giving options, please remember that all donations given to United Yorkie Rescue are tax-deductible as we are a fully certified and registered 501(c)3. Know that every penny donated goes directly to help dogs in need as we are a 100% volunteer organization with no paid staff and no administrative overhead costs. Any helping hands or PAWs are always much appreciated! You can also help us by making us your charity of choice on Amazon Smile and a percentage of the purchases you make on Amazon will be donated to UYR on a quarterly basis.
Our Board of Directors and ALL OF US at United Yorkie Rescue want to extend our never-ending gratitude to you for all of your amazing help and support in 2019. Whether its through your generous donations, your prayers and caring, or your invaluable time spreading the word about our pups and our mission, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We wish you a year filled with wet noses, puppy breath, slobbery kisses, warm furry bellies to rub and a hope that the DAY WILL COME when there are none left to rescue. Happy New Year!
November is a time to be with your loved ones. That includes our beloved pets. November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Yorkies in particular are susceptible to mammary tumors and lymphoma.Every yea r, twelve million dogs and cats are faced with the diagnosis of some kind of cancer. In dogs older than ten, cancer risks increase. What we can be thankful for is advances in medical treatment that aid in allowing animals with cancer to live better lives.
Signs That your Dog Has Cancer
Take your fuzzy friend to the vet if she has any of the following: Abnormal, persistent swelling; Unusual bleeding or other discharge; Any bad odors; Loss of stamina; Sores that won't heal; Difficulty eating or swallowing
What Kind of Cancers do Yorkies Have?
Middle aged dogs are vulnerable to Mast Cell Tumors. Mammary gland tumors are common in intact females. Lymphoma and soft tissue sarcomas can cut a Yorkie's life short. A little more than eleven percent of Yorkies will succumb to cancer. Though it is rare for small dogs to contract cancer, it is the second most common cause of death in Yorkies.
How Can I Lower My Dog's Risks of Getting Cancer?
There are no guarantees, but there are some things you can do to reduce dog's risks of contracting cancer. Your vet can provide more information and feasible solutions.
* Get your Yorkie spayed or neutered. A female can't get uterine or ovarian cancer if she doesn't have ovaries or a uterus. Fewer hormones means less of a chance of developing mammary cancer. Your male won't get testicular tumors without testicles.
* Don't expose your Yorkie to carcinogens. Gold and tan Yorkies need to limit their sun exposure. Please don't smoke around your little friends.
* Get your pet tested. Early treatment is the best way to fight cancer. Take your dogs to the vet for regular visits.
* Feed Your Dog Right: Many vets encourage providing your dog antioxidants in supplement form such as vitamins A, C, E, beta carotene, lycopene, plus the mineral selenium. Healthy nutrition and exercise will both prevent cancer from developing.
The average Yorkie lives between twelve to fifteen years. Spike, Joan Rivers' Yorkie, lived an exceptional seventeen years. If you want your Yorkie around for a long time, early detection is vital for a long life.
Article printed with the permission of writer, Mary Nielsen.
United Yorkie Rescue is pleased to share that a wonderful organization, Wrapped in Love (WIL), will be providing UYR with adoption blankets, belly bands, diapers, bandanas, and tug toys. Wrapped in Love is a group of artisans who recognize that everyone can do something in the rescue world and this is "their something". Each item is carefully handcrafted with Love and sent directly from the WIL members' homes to the featured rescue(s). If you would like to learn more and join this amazing and supportive group, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/artisanswithamission and the website, where all the pledging is done, at www.wil4u.com. In under 3 years Wrapped in Love has pledged over 11,000 blankets plus thousands of other items. This mission will continue until all rescue and shelter dogs find loving forever homes! UYR is proud to have been selected as a recipient of their support.
Can you imagine forcing your pet dog to live his or her entire life in a small wire cage with no human companionship, toys, or comfort, and little hope of ever becoming part of a family? That is what life is like for a puppy mill breeding dog. Help us stop this cycle of cruelty that contributes to pet overpopulation and the suffering of countless dogs by adopting your next pet. There are many places you can adopt your next pet, such as an animal shelter, humane society, or a rescue organization. Click on our Looking for Love link and check out all the beautiful Yorkies in our foster program. If you don't see what you are looking for, we recommend visiting www.petfinder.com. You might be surprised to see all the pets available in your area. Remember: Adopt, Don't Shop!
Check out our adoptable pups on Looking for Love to find your perfect companion. If you are interested in adopting a dog not located in your state, please note that we do not ship dogs via air cargo. Out of state transport guidelines are explained on our online adoption request form.
UYR is in need of foster homes. We have many more requests for surrender than we can handle. If you would like to become a UYR foster person, please, fill out a "Volunteer Application."
UYR could not continue to rescue Yorkies in need without the help of our donors. To date we have rescued: 3419 Yorkies and Yorkie mixes. Our vetting costs to date are: $2,080,472!!
Any donation amount is truly needed and appreciated. UYR fully vets all its foster dogs, updating vaccinations, spaying and neutering, addressing much needed dentals which cause serious health issues down the road for any dog. We are also one of the few rescue groups that can take on serious conditions like Liver Shunt, orthopedic injuries and tumor surgery. Won't you please consider joining the list of donors on our page to help us continue to save our beloved breed?
If you would like to make a donation to our organization, please use the following PayPal button! Or, send a check to our treasurer at the address below the Paypal button. We are an approved 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. IRS rules for Donors
United Yorkie Rescue
P.O. Box 23
Wales, WI 53183-0023
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If you need to surrender your Yorkie or mix, please, use this link "Request To Surrender Form" to contact to contact a UYR representative. Please complete this form in its entirety, including a photo if possible. A representative will be in contact with you as soon as possible to make arrangements or refer you to another rescue if we do not have members in your area.
Read about Ozzie, our first liver shunt pup, on the Yorkie Tales page. See a happy ending to a serious medical condition. Your donation can make a BIG difference.
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FOREVER OURS - 09/01/2011
As of December 30, 2017, UYR has 16 Yorkies in the Forever Ours Program. These pups will remain with UYR for the rest of their lives. They receive vetting care as needed and this care is provided by UYR and your donations.
We are always looking for people who would be interested in being a 'Sponsor' to one or more of our Forever Ours Yorkies! As a sponsor you will become a cherished person in this dog's life. You would receive communications about your sponsored pup and your name would appear in their story on the Forever Ours page.
If you are interested please contact Sandra Wendt at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Please, visit our Forever Ours page!!!
In Lieu Donation - 08/11/2007
We have had many requests for a way to make a donation to UYR in lieu of gifts for family and friends on birthdays and other special occasions. We listened and have designed a special card that we'll send to your loved one. Please, be sure to include to whom and what you're designating the donation.
To make this thoughtful gift, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make any donation, use the Paypal button below, or mail a check to:
United Yorkie Rescue: In Lieu
P.O. Box 23
Wales, WI 53183-0023
We appreciate the overwhelming generosity of our donors! The members and Yorkies of UYR say THANK YOU!!!