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December Newsletter

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Main storiesSFBR featured in Voyage MiamiThe hard work of SFBR leaders and volunteers to save hounds in need continues to be recognized, this time by Voyage Miami. In the article, “Hidden Gems: Meet Yessenia Lopez of South Florida Beagle Rescue,” the SFBR director shares some interesting details about the rescue’s beginnings, some of the ups and downs of rescue life this past year, and her thoughts on why South Florida is benefitting from a breed-specific rescue like SFBR. Read more at Voyage Miami. SFBR launches new Virtual Foster ProgramWant to help a rescue dog, but can't physically foster or adopt? Our Virtual Foster program is a unique and easy way to help save the lives of beagles and hounds in need. Contribute an amount of your choosing - whether in monthly installments or a one-time payment - and help fund a rescue dog's food, vet care, transportation, and more.Becoming a virtual foster will include exclusive updates about the dog, shared only with the virtual foster. For example, if you donated a toy for your virtual foster dog, you will receive a photo of the dog having a blast with your gift.Remember that fostering - whether physically or virtually - saves lives2022 recapWith almost a year under our belt, SFBR has made a real impact in rescuing, fostering, and adopting beagles and other hounds in need throughout South Florida. To date, and thanks to the hard work, dedication and generosity of our leaders, volunteers, fosters, donors, and commnity, SFBR has found homes for XX dogs – and six kittens. It's been quite a journey, with wonderful moments of joy and optimism and also some significant challenges.Howlin’ Good TimesIt’s a Beagle Winter Wonderland! Join SFBR this Sunday, December 11th for a chance to see our very own Santa Paws, great raffles and lots of fun for the entire Beagle family. Beagle Winter Wonderland will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Happy Tails Dog Park in Pompano! You can enter the raffle by purchasing tickets for $5 on the SFBR website. Raffle participation is not required to attend the event. See you there, and Happy Howlidays! Helping our beagles and their families succeed is our ultimate goal. In that spirit, SFBR partnered with the Humane Society of Broward County in November to hold a workshop exclusively for newly adopted Envigo survivors and their families. Dozens of attendees learned tips and tricks to ensure their beagles transition properly to their new homes. We are grateful to all those who attended, and especially to our friends at the Humane Society, for providing such valuable information to our local beagle families. Happy TailsThere’s something extra special about our senior beagles, and Lilly is definitely among the sweetest. She came to SFBR shortly before Thanksgiving and settled into a very warm foster-to-adopt home in Cooper City. Just this week, we got the great news that Lilly has fit right in with her human siblings and Ginger, her four-legged foster sister, and they want to adopt her! Lilly is another perfect example of how important it is to give these pups a second chance at appiness. Fab Fosters & VolunteersRunning a successful rescue is almost entirely dependent on the support and availability of our fosters and volunteers. Without them, we simply cannot continue to save abused, neglected and abandoned dogs. This month, we’d like to recognize four individuals who have recently gone above and beyond to support SFBR’s rescue mission. Cristina (humom of Oli), Ana (foster mom for Santa Lucia) and Melanie and Brit (recurring fosters) work tirelessly with rescue leaders seven days a week to keep SFBR operational. Cristina is unparalleled when it comes to helping lost dogs find their way back home, with her connections to many groups on social media dedicated to lost and found endeavors. Ana and her rescue pup Chestnut - who often go on beagle missions trying to find lost pups - have embraced Santa Lucia as part of their family and stuck by this senior gal through a bout of pneumonia and other illnesses. Melanie and Brit, our newest volunteers, never hesitate to drive across the state to pick up a pup in need or welcome multiple dogs to their home as they transition from shelter life to their forever homes. We are grateful to our volunteers and fosters, and welcome anyone interested in helping out to join the SFBR team. Together, we truly change lives.Missing beaglesLucy, Max, BuddyAbout SFBR

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