Why Adopt? Pet Adoption = Instant Friend for Life!

Ask anybody who has adopted a rescue pet, and they’ll swear their bond with their rescued pal is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and your home to a pet who needs help, they really do show their appreciation for the rest of their life! Dogs or cats who have been uprooted from their homes, or have had difficult beginnings are likely to bond completely and deeply with their new human caretakers, whom they regard as heroes. Pups and kitties who find themselves in the shelter or at a rescue because of a death or other tragedy in their former human family usually go through a mourning period. Once they are adopted, however, they usually want nothing more than to please their new hero—YOU! No matter what circumstances brought them to the rescue, most cats and dogs for adoption are exceptionally affectionate and attentive, and make extremely loyal companions.

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Chubby Needs Our Help!

Chubby is a 7-year-old blind chocolate labrador retriever that is an owner surrender as a result of a divorce.  Make a Difference Rescue in Michigan has rescued him with the intent of finding him a wonderful new home.

Unfortunately, Chubby was not receiving medical care he needed and he has tested positive for heartworm and has an undescended testical that has become engorged to the size of a cantaloupe.  The testicle requires IMMEDIATE, EXPENSIVE SURGERY and the heartworm will require expensive injections.  Therefore, Make a Difference is requesting your assistance with donations toward Chubby’s medical care so we can get him the treatment he needs ASAP.

We have made arrangements that donations can be made directly to the veterinary care clinic who will be treating Chubby and would appreciate your assistance with whatever donation you can afford.  Please help us relieve Chubby’s suffering by enabling his treatment as quickly as possible by calling A-Care Animal Clinic at 248-524-0500.

Should you have questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact us at MakeADifferenceRescue@gmail.com.

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Chubby

Chubby

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Non-Make a Difference Rescue Claiming to Raise Funds for Sammie

We at Make a Difference Rescue have just been advised that there is another rescue claiming that they are raising funds for Sammie’s medical treatment, when in fact, they are requesting donations under false pretences for their own purposes. 

Please be advised that if a rescue is sending you to a PayPal link that does not show Make a Difference Rescue’s PayPal account, then that rescue is NOT legitimately raising funds for Sammie’s care. Below please find the legitimate links to where donations may be made on Sammie’s behalf:

■PayPal account via our Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/MakeADifferenceRescue#!/MakeADifferenceRescue?sk=app_4949752878)
■Email us directly at MakeADifferenceRescue@gmail.com with an amount you would like to donate and we will invoice you so you can can pay with credit card directly to PayPal .
■Make a donation directly to: the Animal Cancer & Imaging Center 734-459-6040, – When calling please tell them the donation is for the “Popeye Animal Foundation for Sammie” this is tax deductiable, they will mail you a receipt.

We care a great deal for the people who make contributions to the Make a Difference Rescue organization on Sammie’s behalf, and we assure you that all funds raised in Sammie’s name by Make A Difference Rescue are utilized specifically for her surgery and on-going medical care.  No other rescues are authorized to raise funds in Sammie’s name, instead, any rescues who want to assist us in this effort (which we will certainly appreciate) should refer people to the options we have listed above where their donations will legitimately go for the purpose and animal intended.

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Sammie Needs Treatment to save Her Life!

When we as an organization reach out for donations for a particular dog we have to weigh out a lot of options along with the prognosis for that dog. Sammie has far exceeded those guidelines; her age 3 ½ yrs, she has a loving foster who will care for her, she responds well to treatment, her diagnostic tests are normal, organs functioning normal. With this surgery Sammie would be able to stay in remission and to continue to live a happy normal live. To ensure the best possible result for the removal of the isolated mass cell tumor her surgery has been scheduled for February 15, 2012.

Sammies’s Story:

Sammie is a very sweet brindle Pit mix who was found abandoned at Rouge park in Detroit about almost 2 years ago by our Director in the midst of one of the harshest Winter snow storms Detroit had seen in a very long time.  She was VERY thin and VERY pregnant, but we got her a good foster home, some healthy food, medical care, and lots of love, and she soon delivered 8 healthy pups who have all since been adopted. 

Sammie has remained with her foster mom while we worked to find her a ‘forever’ home.  In that time, she has become quite a happy, loving, playful dog who has made friends with all the other foster dogs living in the house, and has developed into quite a cuddler who loves nothing better than curling up next to Mom on the couch or the bed.  She loves to chase balls, and chase the other dogs around the big yard and her tail never stops wagging!

Unfortunately, Sammie has recently been diagnosed with cancer and she needs immediate surgery (February 15, 2012) to have a isolated malignant tumor removed. Sammie’s foster Mom is paying for as much of her treatment as she can afford, unfortunately, her resources are limited. And because of the large number of rescued dogs currently in our care, we at Make A Difference Rescue are also currently without financial means to get Sammie the surgery she quickly needs to prevent the cancer from spreading.  Therefore, we’re turning to you, our wonderful readers, in the hope that you will find it in your hearts to donate toward Sammie’s treatment. Whatever you can afford will help, be it $5, $50, or $500 and we will happily accept your gift on Sammie’s behalf (and it’s tax deductible since we’re a non-profit so we will be happy to provide a receipt for your tax records). Remember small change can Make A Big Difference.

If you can assist us financially in our urgent effort to save Sammie’s life, we have several convenient options if you can assist us financially in our urgent effort to save Sammie’s life.

  • PayPal account via our Facebook Fan Page 
  • Email us directly at MakeADifferenceRescue@gmail.com with an amount you would like to donate and we will invoice you so you can can pay with credit card directly to PayPal .
  • Make a donation directly to: the Animal Cancer & Imaging Center 734-459-6040, – When calling please tell them the donation is for the “Popeye Animal Fundation for Sammie” this is tax deductiable, they will mail you a receipt.

 Attached is the estimate from Animal Cancer & Imaging Center.

Sammie deserves to have a much longer, happy life after all she’s had to endure.  With your help, we want to make sure she gets that chance!  Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.

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Bowling Fundraiser to Benefit Make A Difference Rescue

On Saturday, December 17th there will be a bowling fund raiser for Make a Difference Animal Rescue. Cost is $20.00 per person in advance and $25.00 at the door, this includes:

  • 2 games of bowling,
  • shoe rental,
  • pop,
  • pizza

Check in time will begin at 6 pm and bowling starts between 7pm and 7:30pm. The event will be held at Thunderbird Bowling Alley in Clawson, on 15 mile road at Livernois. We will also have 50/50 raffle. All proceeds raised go to Make a Difference Animal Rescue to help with vet bills, animal lodging costs, food and many other costs associated with rescuing abused and abandoned animals.

This is a great opportunity to help out with a wonderful cause as well as getting out there and having fun! If you’re interested in advanced tickets, please contact us at MakeADifferenceRescue@gmail.com.

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An Interesting Perspective on Surrending

            MUST RE-HOME due to new addition to family. 

After two long years of being on a waiting list for a special Standard Poodle dog, we have been notified by the breeder that, at long last, our number has come up and WE ARE HAVING A PUPPY!!!

… We must get rid of our children IMMEDIATELY because we just know how time consuming our new little puppy is going to be and it just wouldn’t be fair to the children. Since our little puppy will be arriving on Monday we MUST place the children this weekend!

They are described as:

  • One male – His name is Tommy, Caucasian (English/Irish mix), light blonde hair, blue eyes. Four years old. Excellent disposition! He doesn’t bite, is temperament tested, does have problems with peeing directly in the toilet. Has had Chicken Pox and is current on all shots. Tonsils have already been removed. Tommy eats everything, is very clean, house trained & gets along well with others. Does not run with scissors and with a little training he should be able to read soon.
  • One female – Her name is Lexie, Caucasian (English/Irish mix), strawberry blonde hair, green eyes quite freckled. Two years old. She can be surly at times, is a non-biter, thumb sucker. Has been temperament tested but needs a little attitude adjusting occasionally. She is current on all shots, tonsils out, and is very healthy & can be affectionate. Gets along well with other little girls & little boys but does not like to share her toys and therefore would do best in a one child household. She is a very quick learner and is currently working on her house training – shouldn’t take long at all.

We really do LOVE our children so much and want to do what’s right for them; that is why we contacted a rescue group. But we simply can no longer keep them. Also, we are afraid that they may hurt our new puppy.

I hope you understand that ours is a UNIQUE situation and we have a real emergency here!!! They MUST be placed in rescue by Sunday night at the latest or we will be forced to drop them off at the orphanage or along some dark, country road near a farmhouse. Our priority now has to be our new puppy.  

****Any mother of teenagers will agree.  *****

Crystal Hartman
Mom to Mocha, Chloe, Isabelle, Sasha, and Patrick
Hickory, NC

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Haircuts for a Cause – to Benefit Make a Difference Rescue

When:  Sunday, November 13th from 10 am – 4 pm

Where:  Salon Oggi, 13 S. Main Street, Clawson, MI (248-298-3839)

What:

      • $15 haircuts with 100% going directly to the rescue
      • samples of our favorite hair products
      • coupons for services at Salon Oggi
      • snacks and refreshments

      Make a Difference Rescue is a Metro Detroit-based, non-profit, foster-based animal rescue.  We are an all-volunteer, ‘no-ill’ rescue; as such there are always extensive medical costs, shelter costs and feeding costs involved with the animals we rescue from abuse or abandonment situations.  Please help us save animals in need by getting a haircut – and benefitting Make a Difference Rescue at the same time.
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Need a Metro Detroit Foster ASAP or This Sweet Girl Will Be Put To Sleep!

Please help Make a Difference Rescue save this poor girl; we will be able to rescue her if we have a foster or adoptive home in which to place her. If not rescued in the next few days her current owners are planning to put her to sleep because they’re moving and don’t want to take her with them!

She is a shar pei, eleven years old and currently living with 2 pugs. She tolerates them, but they are very hyper and she is a very laid back dog. She’s very smart and just likes to lay around the house. She loves people – including kids – and will pretty much ignore visitors.

Her current owners are moving and taking the two pugs with them, but want to have her put to sleep and not take her with them. We are told that they refuse to let her out before going to bed at night so sometimes she has accidents – and they blame her!

Our contact says that she’s a very sweet old girl who just needs a kind, loving home where she can live out her remaining years in peace with people who will treat her like a member of the family. We want to rescue her but need a home in Metro Detroit in which to place her. If you can help, please contact us ASAP at MakeADifferenceRescue@gmail.com.

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Update on Sammie’s Cancer; Medical Treatment Still in Progress

Sammie is a very sweet brindle Pit mix who was found abandoned in a Metro Detroit park about 1 1/2 years ago by our Director in the midst of one of the harshest Winter snow storms Detroit had seen in a very long time.  She was VERY thin and VERY pregnant, but we got her a good foster home, some healthy food, medical care, and lots of love, and she soon delivered 8 healthy pups who have all since been adopted. 

Several months ago it was discovered that poor little Sammie has cancer. We immediately started work to get her the best treatment our resources and contacts could arrange – and it’s working, the doctors are VERY pleased with the progress she’s making. She had surgery to remove malignant tumors, and many of the very expensive medicines she needs have been donated by the Animal Cancer & Imaging Center in Michigan. Her foster mom is covering the expenses she can, and a number of people have been very generous in providing donations to help with her care, but the medical treatment is on-going and expensive.

Because of the large number of rescued dogs currently in our care, we at Make A Difference Rescue are currently without financial means to get Sammie the continuing treatment she needs, and her foster mom is running out of available resources. Therefore, we’re turning to you, our wonderful readers, in the hope that you will find it in your hearts to donate toward Sammie’s treatment. Whatever you can afford will help, be it $5, $50, or $500 and we will happily accept your gift on Sammie’s behalf (and it’s tax deductible since we’re a non-profit so we will be happy to provide a receipt for your tax records).

If you can assist us financially in our urgent effort to save Sammie’s life, please go to our PayPal account via our Facebook Fan Page or contact us directly at MakeADifferenceRescue@gmail.com.

Sammie has remained with her foster mom since she was originally found and during her treatment.  In that time, she has become quite a happy, loving, playful dog – in spite of the cancer which she is valiantly fighting. She has made friends with all the other foster dogs living in the house, and has developed into quite a cuddler who loves nothing better than curling up next to Mom on the couch or the bed.  She loves to chase balls, and chase the other dogs around the big yard and her tail never stops wagging!

Will you help us extend the life of this wonderful, deserving dog for as long as possible? Your donation will be very much appreciated.

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Cooper Was Given a Fractured Skull; but His Strong Will to Live has Endured

Cooper is a Brindle Boxer / Lab Mix who was confiscated in an abuse case. He had severe injuries such a fractured skull, and a de-gloving injury on one of his legs. Make a Difference Rescue is in the process of arranging a rescue for him so he is not euthanized, and we do have someone who will foster him, but we are in desparate need of assistance with his extensive medical needs before we can transport him to us.  This poor boy has survived so many horrors to-date, will you assist us with financial sponsorship to get Cooper the medical care he needs? This will take care of his immediate medical issues and allow us to get him into foster care in Metro Detroit and on his way to a happy, healthy life with a family who will love him.

If you can help, please contact us at MakeADifferenceRescue@gmail.com or go to our Make A Difference Facebook Page where you can use PayPal to make a donation directly to help with Cooper’s medical expenses.

Cooper is anxiously waiting on your help!

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