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There are over 10,000 users registered on these Boards. Now I know those aren't all active accounts, so say even just half are active, that's 5000 people. That's a lot of people who are passionate about Border Collies in one place and who can make a positive effect on a bad situation. In case you hadn't heard, there's an emergency situation involving this breed we all love going on now in Texas. An emergency that needs our help as advocates for and defenders of this breed. Here's where our sheer number can make a substantial impact. If everyone here could manage to send just a mere $5 donation, that would add up quickly to $25,000. That's a pretty powerful number.

 

If you haven't read the story yet about how the puppies may be dehydrated because they can't even reach the water, it'll make you cry. Then it'll make you angry and wanting to do something. So do something! Let's all help rescue save those poor helpless Border Collies. Visit their website for a mailing address for your check and a paypal link too:

 

http://www.bcrescuetexas.org/

 

I've sent mine, have you sent yours? $5 is one lunch, one latte, one movie. Surely we can all give up something this week for $5?

 

Thanks for your time and your donation.

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There are over 10,000 users registered on these Boards. Now I know those aren't all active accounts, so say even just half are active, that's 5000 people. That's a lot of people who are passionate about Border Collies in one place and who can make a positive effect on a bad situation. In case you hadn't heard, there's an emergency situation involving this breed we all love going on now in Texas. An emergency that needs our help as advocates for and defenders of this breed. Here's where our sheer number can make a substantial impact. If everyone here could manage to send just a mere $5 donation, that would add up quickly to $25,000. That's a pretty powerful number.

 

If you haven't read the story yet about how the puppies may be dehydrated because they can't even reach the water, it'll make you cry. Then it'll make you angry and wanting to do something. So do something! Let's all help BC Rescue of Texas save those poor helpless Border Collies. Visit their website for a mailing address for your check and a paypal link too:

 

http://www.bcrescuetexas.org/

 

I've sent mine, have you sent yours? $5 is one lunch, one latte, one movie. Surely we can all give up something this week for $5?

 

Thanks for your time and your donation.

Thanks for the "push", Rave. I sent some money. That situation is just too sad. Now I'm going to go hug my dogs.

 

Amy

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Is there a link to what's going on there? I went to the link provided but didn't see any specifics about an emergency.

This was just posted on the BC-L:

Dear Fellow BC Rescuers,

 

As many of you already know TX BC Rescue is dealing with a situation with a

large number of dogs coming. At the bottom of this e-mail is the detailed

information.

 

Border Collies Across America has been asked to coordinate the Midwest

Region of Foster Homes and Transport for BC's coming into rescue for those

rescue groups covering the following states: WI, MI, IN, IL, MN, IA, & MO.

One contact person will coordinate the dogs coming into the Midwest region

of the country thereby allowing them to focus on the rescue and medical

conditions of these dogs. Rescue may play the hurry up and wait game as the

relationship is build with this individual and dogs are slowly released. By

getting things organized we will be able to support these dogs much quicker

when they are ready to be placed into rescue.

 

Over view of TX dogs:

 

60-80 BC's an unconfirmed number is not known as of 10-31-10

 

2 litters of puppies (8 puppies pulled on 10-29-10)

 

1 pregnant BC

 

A couple females currently in heat

 

Ages: puppy to senior dogs

 

Health conditions: unknown, Vaccinations: unknown, S/N: unknown,

 

Information subject to change.

 

TX BC has set up a fund to help support the large number of dogs coming in:

http://www.bcrescuetexas.org/ Please help support their cause.

 

Foster homes that are willing to foster dogs the following states: WI, MI,

IN, IL, MN, IA, & MO. please fill out the information below and return it

to: BCAA contact: Myra Westphal tmestphal@charter.net E-mail Subject

heading: Foster Homes for TX dogs

 

Rescue Group Name:

 

Rescue web site address:

 

Foster Home Name:

 

Full Address of Foster Home (include city, state & Zip):

 

Cell Phone:

 

Home Phone

 

E-mail address:

 

Age of dogs willing to foster:

 

Number of dogs willing to take in:

 

Available to foster male or female dogs:

 

Temperament:

 

Willing to take in special needs dogs:

 

Transportation is needed for these dogs. If you are able to help transport

please become a member of the following BC Transport List.

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/BC-Transport/?yguid=293923295

Transportations of TX dogs into the Midwest will all be coordinator using

this discussion list. If you are not a member please contact Myra Westphal:

tmwestphal@charter.net to become a member.

 

Permission to cross post to foster homes in the Midwest, keeping in mind

that this information is confidential and needs to be treated with the

utmost sensitively to this case and the people working on it.

 

Myra Westphal

 

BCAA, WI

 

<http://www.bordercolliesacrossamerica.com/>

www.bordercolliesacrossamerica.com

 

(Currently under some major construction but will be updated by the end of

this week with information)

 

P.S. BCAA has also set up a separate fund to help support the TX BC's in

need. Donation may be made via Paypal

<http://www.bordercolliesacrossamerica.com/donatetous.html>

http://www.bordercolliesacrossamerica.com/donatetous.html In the comment

section please put TX BC Fund. Border Collies Across America will also be

contribution to the fund through our grant program to help cover medical

expenses.

 

BC TX Info.

 

A Border Collie hoarder in McKinney, Texas is surrendering his 60 dogs and

the Border Collie Rescue of Texas is in need of $$ donations to vet out

these dogs and get them into foster

care. Please take a moment to read the email string below and see pics of

these apparently purebred Border Collies [edit]. Bobbie of the Border

Collie Rescue of California is making a plea for donations to be sent to the

Texas rescue group.

 

I received a request for help from BCR-TX they have been hit with about 60

Border Collies in an emergency situation. There are many puppies. They have

already pulled some of the

pups, but need help for vetting and foster homes. All of us can make a

difference for these dogs. I know this, since Sam and many came to assist us

when we were hit about five years ago with about the same situation at Paul

Smith's place.. Please send donations, any size is appreciated. BCRTX stood

by us when we at BCRCA were hit with the same situation five years ago. I

have offered to take some of the dogs in CA, transport will be the major

problem at this time I would think.

Vetting is important esp. since in Texas they have heartworm, which we do

not usually see around here too much, so I am sure each will need to be

tested and put on preventative and that is only the beginning of the vetting

needed for these dogs. Foster homes are needed, but once again there is the

distance for us or our adopters that are willing to help.

So at this time $$ is needed from CA to help TX. I remember too clearly how

exhausted we all were out here in CA with this same kind of situation, and

how a number of us just broke down and cried. It was overpowering to our

minds just how we were going to help all the dogs. But with the help from so

many, we were able to do it. So lets stand up now and help BCRTX in their

needs to help these 60 Border Collies.

Please don't let another day go by without sending a donation (no matter how

small) to them to help these Border Collies.

 

Please send donations directly to: Border Collie Rescue Texas, Inc., PO Box

1338, La Porte, TX 77572.

 

This is the email message I received last night about these dogs:

 

Hi Bobbie, We have no hope of doing this alone. We started pulling puppies

tonight and will work to pull as many as we have homes for. I need your help

to raise vet money and foster homes. People can make a difference. Any

ideas...any other group...anything at all is greatly appreciated. Here are

pics of the dogs:

 

First set of pics. I just got off the phone with DeDe, who went out this

afternoon and she is emotionally exhausted. Said she broke down and cried

after she left. I could tell in her voice how stressed she was.

Dogs are not in too bad of shape, except there are some malnourished looking

puppies there. The man dumps out a 40 lb of Ol Roy every day and the dogs

just eat it off the ground. The puppies can't compete with the big dogs too

well. She was also worried that the youngest litter of puppies, 8 weeks old,

are dehydrated, as they can't reach the water that is in the wading pools

that are out. Inside of house is filthy. more dogs inside that she did not

get to see. She could not tell how many dogs there are but estimated 60.

 

So sad, looking into the eyes of the older red dog.....tragic for all involved.

 

Apparently the owner is emotionally unstable & only releasing a few dogs at a time & rescue doesn't want him to know that this alarm is being put out. They don't want to put anything specific on the website in case he might see it.

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Is there a link to what's going on there? I went to the link provided but didn't see any specifics about an emergency.

 

The reason there's nothing on the site is apparently the owner of the dogs is watching the site, and as unstable as he is, they don't want to set him off.

 

Thank you TDogs for posting the info!

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A powerful message. I've been reading about this all day- simply heartbreaking. I don't have much to give but gave what I can.

 

Cross-posting is also extremely useful in situations such as this. I posted the message to Facebook and asked others to repost.

 

Since the owner of the dogs is keeping a watchful eye on the rescue's website, hopefully he won't find the posts about this situation anywhere else.

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If you're like me, you're much more likely to donate if you can PayPal some money quickly, rather than having to find a checkbook, stamp, envelope, etc.. So, here's the link to the TX BC Rescue "help" page. If you click "Make a donation," it will take you to a PayPal link.

 

http://www.bcrescuetexas.org/help.htm

 

Mary

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On behalf of BCRTx...thanks to everyone who has offered support to us as we, along w/ NADAC Rescue, help these dogs.

 

Like was said previously, we haven't put information on our website as the owner does look at that and he is in a very fragile state and we need to keep good relations with him.

 

We've had a great response from the Border Collie and rescue community and have lots of folks on stand by as we slowly get these dogs out and into rescue.

 

If anyone has any questions, please let me know!

 

 

Thanks!

Katrena

BCRTx Area Coordinator

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