Monday, April 14, 2014
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
March 17th, 2014
Dear Leech Lake Legacy,
On January 15th, 2014 I adopted a cat from the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society. Along with the usual information like age, weight and physical condition, they said my cat was from an Indian reservation in northern Minnesota. They explained that she was brought down by a rescue organization along with other cats and dogs.
Hattie seemed comfortable in her new home right away. She's sweet, smart and rarely leaves my side when I am home. I work with children at a school age program in Plymouth and shared my adoption story with them. They were interested and excited to learn more.
The children were curious about the journey these cats and dogs take and wanted to know how they could help. The children quickly started thinking of ways to raise money to send to the rescue. So I called the Animal Humane Society and explained the situation. That's when I learned about Leech Lake Legacy! After going to your website and reading about the great care and commitment your staff has towards these animals, I couldn't wait to share this with the children! The children learned of the many volunteers, some who drive vans each week-end, to pick up the homeless cats and dogs. We also talked about the volunteers who care for these animals once they are back in the Twin Cities area. Many of the children said this is what they want to do when they are old enough!
The children decided to make rubber band bracelets and sell them at the center! They worked on making the bracelets for three weeks. The children put up a display on Monday and set a goal of $100.00. By Friday at 4:00pm they had $90.00! But by closing time at 6:00pm they had $113.00! They cheered! From our little corner of Minnesota to Leech Lake Legacy!
Thanks for all you do!
Julle Norman & the School Age Classroom
from Kids' Care Connection
Hattie (formerly Bella) arrived on our 1/12/2014 transport from Leech Lake. She was rescued by one of our amazing volunteers, Martha, who lives up at Leech Lake. I shared with Martha this morning that we got an update on her Bella (now Hattie) and if she could provide more info on her story. Here is what Martha shared :)
"Oh my!!! Such good news ! She has a great story. She was left by owners when they moved. They were gone for months and they came back to there old house cause they were selling it and were surprised she was still there (that's the part i heard) they left her again but i got permission to try to rescue her. I put out food and eventually got her thanks to the help of some other people too. She lived in my basement for months because you were full for cats for a while. In the mean time i fell in love. The most docile cat I have ever met. I knew she deserved more than to live in a basement.
They also left a sibling behind of hers that i never did find. :( she also had a very strange wound someone said its possible a eagle or large bird tried to get her but she made it. Very luck & I'm very thankful.
With love Martha."
Friday, March 14, 2014
Due to construction going on at the Leech Lake Tribal Police garage we have moved the location of our spay/neuter and wellness clinic to the Big Garage behind the Palace Casino. The Veteran's Memorial Building has also been opened up as space where volunteers can sleep. We are truly grateful to the residents of Leech Lake who helped us make the connections so that we were able to secure additional space to host our clinic. Miigwech to the Palace Casino and the staff of the Veteran's Memorial Building for welcoming us :)
Our spay/neuter and wellness clinic is open to residents of Leech Lake Reservation. We will also be accepting surrenders on both days (Friday, 3/21 and Saturday, 3/22).
To download a flyer visit our website at:
Thursday, March 13, 2014
|Sandra and Terri representing LLL!|
We made many friends among the vendors, and had the opportunity to meet many women who are interested in animal welfare and did not know of us. BUT, we also met women who already know us…friends of ours on facebook, and some who have actually brought their animals to our clinics.
Everyone had an animal rescue story to share and it was so affirming to be in the company of so many caring and compassionate women. We were fortunate enough to collect some donations that will go directly to support our clinics. We passed out brochures, magnets, chip clips, and pedometers that we hope will act as a reminder of LLL & our mission.
The” icing on the cake” was the cultivation of several people who are interested in volunteering to help us…boots on the ground!.
In just a few hours we made friendships that we hope to last a life-time and an opening to tell our story. Can’t wait until next year’s event…
Terri Hill, Events Coordinator
Sandra Olberding, Board Member
Sunday, February 23, 2014
So Willow was transported to Red Lake Reservation. A couple days later we learned Willow was not doing well. She had blood in her stool. She tested negative for parvo. We had plans to bring Willow down on transport on 2/22/14. Our partner, Pooches United with People/PUP, was able to take Willow into their foster program. We are truly grateful to both RLRR and PUP for helping us with the dogs who come to us at Leech Lake Reservation with mange.
On Feb. 20th, we got an email from Karen that Willow's stool was 'practically pure blood.' Karen immediately took Willow to the Gonvick vet. They once again tested for parvo and she tested negative. We received the following from Karen this morning with an update on Willow:
"She had about 12 inches of her necronized intestines removed 3 days ago due to them telescoping inside themselves. This poor girl came in starved, mangy and in pitiful condition last week from Leech Lake-and we are thankful to LLL for rescuing her. We had her tested for parvo- thinking that was why the bloody stool and lack of appetite-but that was neg. So we finally had her x-rayed and then went in for exploratory suspecting an impaction of some sort to find the condition in her bowels.
Thankfully she is alive, and taking little bites and drinking a special vegetable, barley beef broth I made for her. She is still at the vet and will be bringing her home tomorrow. I will be keeping her
in my house until she is well enough to be transferred."
Please send positive energy Willow's way. When she went in for surgery we weren't even sure if she would survive. She's a fighter and with the amazing love of Karen we know she has the best chance possible. And thank you to Jeanne and Margie of PUP for always being willing to take the animals from us to need the most help.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
And thank you to Sharon and Barbara (and your pup Moose) for opening up your heart, and home, and for loving and caring for Karl as we continue to explore and get some answers to so many unknowns.
But there is one thing that we know for sure, Karl has a BIG heart, and yes, it is full of love and attention!