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FEBRUARY 2012 THE RIDER /53 Dominican Dog Rescue


By Dee Morrison Lynden Animal Clinic It all started with a vacation to the Dominican Republic.


Before returning to work after a long absence. I knew going that I might want to bring a home a stray dog. I’ve heard all the stories of dogs wandering around the Island homeless and in desperate need. Violet and baby were those dogs, yes, I know I said dog now it became dogs. I contacted Judy at Friends of the Animals about the beach dogs at our Dominican hotel in April 2011.


She came out and helped me catch two females and 5 puppies on a Sunday afternoon, on Mon- day I was at the groups clinic helping a DVM from the East Coast of Canada spay the two older puppies. One female wasn’t ready to be spayed and Violet was nursing her three puppies. I promised Violet that I would be back for her and her pups. Two of the puppies died before arrangements could be made to bring them home to Ontario.


Dr. Nikki and Judy Liggio vaccinating a dog


fits. These dogs are loving and docile. Now we just have Radar, Jess and Lemar left to find “ For- ever Homes”.


Lynden Animal Clinic in Lynden Ontario are now joining my exploits in Dominican Repub- lic.


and children would be appreciated. Monetary donations are always welcome. These can be made directly through their website at www.aaasosua.com or sent to Lyn- den Animal Clinic - lyndenac@sympatico.ca


On March 22 to 29th, Brent Babcock DVM, his wife Robin, Helma a veterinary technician, Shirley and Sandy who are friends of the clinic will join me in the Dominican.


We were fortunate to find wonderful homes for Violet and her puppy Oliv- er in Ontario. My goal now was to go back and bring more home for adoption. In October a fellow tech and I went back to work with the group in Sosua spaying and neutering dogs belonging to people in the area. This time I was fortunate enough to work with DVM Nicola Schmidt from Ger- many.


Arrangements were made to bring home 7 dogs in November 2011. Lynden Animal Clinic, where I work, offered to foster three of the dogs while we found homes for them. Response and the successful adoptions of the two dogs we brought home in December has encour- aged us to do more for these helpless strays.


Children need school sup- plies, toys, crafts, coloring books, crayons, toothbrushes, hair acces- sories and children’s clothing. Dogs and Cats: toys, treats,


collars and leads.


We will be doing a week of spay/neuter clinics and working in the area with the people and their animals to help benefit their lives with healthy pets! These efforts will make a difference in many lives.


You can be guaranteed that 100% of your donation goes to the animals and people.


Many companies are step- ping up to the plate and are donat- ing supplies needed, such as Orange aPEEL and the Nana Kiska Memorial Foundation who have donated Deodorizing and Regular Pet Shampoo to the effort. The Rider, Canada’s Original Western horse publication has come through with editorial cover- age and adoption advertising. Donations for the animals


The volunteers love the ani- mals and really see the difference that they are making in the Sosua community over the last few years. They hope to be able to continue the spay/neuter program and extend the area that they are able to cover.


Anyone interested in partici- pating should contact Judy Liggio - president of the organization. Full details can be obtained from the website.


Accommodations for the vis- iting vets and techs are limited. Just the cost of flight is involved.


$669,900. Brings you privacy and serenity on 14+ acres in lovely Mt.Pleasant. Winding driveway lined with mature trees takes you past the large spruce, pond, board and batton outbuilding and eventually back to the brick, one floor one featuring full walk-out lower level, open concept with vaulted ceilings, fieldstone fireplace, kitchen island. Master bedroom and kitchen walk out to two tiered deck overlooking the countryside, large s pond and extensive landscaping with armor stone and perennial gardens. Lower level family room with second fireplace, laundry with walk-out to patio. Four bedrooms, office, two baths. Call Teri to view this one-of-a-kind home. 519-758-7307


EQUESTRIAN FARMS FOR SALE


108 ACRES. 10 MINUTES from Hamilton. Sits high on the hill overlooking the Grand River Val- ley, this Circa 1800 frame home has been restored and shows like original estate home from its era. Napoleon fireplace uses wood from the bush to heat the home. Five year old 10 stall horse barn with attached 70x140 ft arena. Older barn with 6 box stalls. Original bank barn. Big outdoor sand ring. Lots of pastures, paddocks and riding trails. $890,000. To view call Teri 519-758-7307


TISDALE RANCH. 31 ACRES. A fully operational turnkey equine farm features 24 box stalls, small indoor arena (perfect for western riders). Tack shop, feed barn, workshop. Beautiful outdoor board fenced enclosed arenas (5). Individual turnouts. Immaculate grounds, paddocks, pastures and brick ranch home all included in the price! Income from boarding. $699,900. Call Teri 519-758-7307


Currently we have three left to adopt, (see ad in the last Issue of The Rider) homes we found for Poindexter (mine), Jefe, Pinky, Negrita, Pepper and Thelma were all perfect


5 ACRES. Renovated Farmhouse features a big country kitchen that opens onto a huge family room addition with skylights and windows all around. Den and master bedroom, bath on main floor. Upstairs has two more bedrooms. Older barn with hydro. Several newly fenced paddocks. Pasture for hay. Big outdoor fenced sand ring. Really quiet, short side road location just outside Boston. $369,900. Call Teri 519-758-7307


3 ACRES. Early 1900’s rug brick Arts & Crafts style, two storey home with high ceilings, stained glass windows, gas fireplace, hardwood floors. Two side screened in porches and newly updated eat-in kitchen with black granite counters. New gas furnace, all new wiring, new roof shingles. Large barn offers 5 box stalls, workshop and drive shed with hay mow. Three fenced paddocks. Great location. $419,900. Call Teri to view 519-758-7307


Call Teri Davidson, Broker/Owner,


Associate Realty Brantford Inc. 519-647-3330


See picture of these properties at www.venturehomes.ca under Teri's Listings.


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