February 2, 2012

Wes Memorial Fund Donations for February 2012

February is known for the Love between one another. Illinois Birddog Rescue and the foster homes that care for the lucky ones that get a second chance have you, the donor, to be grateful towards. We can love them, care for them and prepare them for their furever homes, but NOT without you. From the bottom of our hearts, we are so thankful for your compassion and love for our dogs in need and believing in us enough to open your hearts to help us.

This month is also the 5 year anniversary sadly, for the heart and soul of IBR, Westleigh. Without him and the passion he exhibited on a daily basis, other dog's futures may have been very different. Wes was a strong and stunning English Pointer that had the determination it took to exceed in whatever was put in front of him. He fought a strong battle that just was against all odds, but as this Memorial in his honor continues, it exemplifies the strength and will that all our dogs come to us with, NEVER GIVE UP. As long as there are dogs out there that won't give up, either will we and hope that you too, continue to believe, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We can see their soul through the eyes of the lonely, confused, and scared creature behind the cold steel bars. We can hear the unspoken words that they convey through their eyes and have a piercing arrow straight into our hearts.

Cupid is not just a February icon, but one that lives throughout the year. For those that are fortunate enough to reach people are truly the blessed ones that get adopted and loved for eternity. Sometimes our expectations of eternity is far less than what the meaning has in store for us, but they have come to us with a purpose from their Creator and when their assignment has been completed, it's time to move on to help others.

Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for us to once again be reunited, but in the waiting moments of time, we are reminded that their purpose of touching our lives was to show us that we can help so many more in need. That the memories will always be there. The Love will never fade. That the power of that love can touch so many, which is so unexpected.

They're brought to us on Special Assignment. They have, as will others, continue to do their tasks beyond the conscious knowledge of the humans they touch. As shown through the donations made in their memory, one can sense the importance of their being and the love they brought to so many. They are just ones of thousands that touch people with loving tender hearts, but no more important as the ones we can't save.

IBR and the many other rescues and shelters out there struggle ever day to make a difference. But it really does come down to You, the donor, who believe animals, whether it be dogs, cats, horses, etc., do deserve to be treated with respect, not abuse or neglect. With heartfelt gratitude, we honor You through our Blog, for helping and giving the ones without a voice a second chance.

Donation Coordinator

Our Deepest Appreciation to the following people for their generous donations;
Avon Fundraising-Cheryl Hoffman
CARS FOR CHARITY Thank you to the person who donated the Ford Escort
Orange & Blue Distributing Co.
TCF Matching Foundation
Mosaic Feathers & More...-Buckwheat's B-Day

Christy Carrano-Food & Medication, Buckwheat's B-Day,to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs Barbara Davies-Food & Medication
Chris Dewey-Buckwheat's B-Day -
John Ebey-Buckwheat's B-Day,to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Diane Erwin-Buckwheat's B-Day
Colleen Farning-Buckwheat's B-Day
William Farning-Buckwheat's B-Day
Tina Federico-S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Anna Fliege-Contribution to Buckwheat's B-Day
Debby Filler
James Gregory
Carla Guyer-Buckwheat's B-Day,to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Tara Hoeft=Runde-Thank you for helping Deuce and Lady
Meg Hoffman
Brittany Kamai-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Carol Malik-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Lee Miller
Victoria Morris-to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs,Shelby & Her Puppeez
Tom Nelson
Carol Olsen-Buckwheat's B-Day
David Orzel-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Robert Rairigh-Food & Medication,to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Thomas Scheidt
Stephanie Spurrier
Penny Standerfer
Amy Straley-Buckwheat's B-Day,PepsiCo matching gift to follow
Veronica Streich
Deborah Theisen-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Gina Wheeler-to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Sue Wigley-to Shelby & Her Puppeez
Gail Wise-to S-White & the 7 Dwarfs
Kristy Zelewsky-to Shelby & Her Puppeez