Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2010 Kodiak Award: Act V Rescue & Rehabilitation

Friends of Flicka is pleased to announce that the 2010 recipient of the Kodiak Award is Act V Rescue & Rehabilitation of Bloomington, Minnesota. This annual award of $5000 is given to a charitable organization or individual whose efforts on behalf of abused or abandoned animals are deserving of special recognition and aid.

CHAR: WAITING FOR A FOREVER HOMEAct V Rescue & Rehabilitation is a non-profit, foster-based organization dedicated to taking in and thoughtfully re-homing the most unwanted and neglected animals. Since Act V's founders include veterinary professionals, it is uniquely qualified to treat the specific challenges presented by this group of sick, injured and emotionally neglected animals.

TINKERBELL: INJURED FOOT SAVED FROM AMPUTATIONFormer recipient of the Kodiak Award, Karen Good of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue, shared the following thoughts about her experiences with Act V:

"Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue, Inc. wishes to commend Dr. Vickie Schulz and Act V Rescue for the selfless service to the injured and suffering Red Lake dogs and cats.

LEROY: SKIN GRAFTS FOLLOWING TUMOR REMOVALIn 2010 Act V took in 36 dogs and 2 cats from Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue of which almost all had severe orthopedic and other major medical needs including broken legs, heartworm, parvo, intestinal blockage, neonatal pups, puppy strangles, and others suffering advanced malnutrition and digestive problems.

We relied on Act V and contacted them whenever sick and injured animals arrive at the shelter. They always responded and never turned us down.

RONNIE BEFORERONNIE AFTERWe are so happy to give this reference to one of the best and kindest vets we know. She has compassion and will even overextend herself to help the animals. Thank you from all the Red Lake animals."

CALYPSO BEFORECALYPSO AFTERFriends of Flicka Executive Director Denise Luke added, “On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are honored to contribute to the work of Act V Rescue & Rehabilitation, and recognize the extraordinary care and compassion of the Act V team for needy animals."

LI'L ROUNDHEAD & 5 SIBLINGS SOON LOOKING FOR HOMESCongratulations to Act V Rescue & Rehabilitation! Learn more about the organization at Click on the names of the animals pictured here to learn more about their stories.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Karen Good of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue

Friends of Flicka is a long-time supporter of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue located on the Red Lake Indian reservation in northern Minnesota. This amazing rescue is the full-time volunteer mission of Karen Good, a Native woman and elder for her tribe.

Karen and Red Lake Rosie's Rescue were first to receive the Kodiak Award in 2008 from Friends of Flicka. It is awarded to a volunteer or organization whose efforts on behalf of abused or abandoned animals are so extraordinary that special recognition is deserved.

As we wrote then, "Good's work is hampered by the poverty, remoteness of location and extremes of climate at Red Lake. She has rescued hundreds of dogs and cats including some that have been left for dead."

Special thanks for this video which includes an interview with Karen Good to Janet Roper, Animal Communicator for Talk2TheAnimals

The Animals at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue from JanetRoper on Vimeo.

Most recently we donated matching funds for a fundraising effort in the month of December. Over $20,000 was raised to buy supplies and pay medical bills for the animals for the remainder of the winter.

Now Friends of Flicka is happy to join in congratulating Karen Good as a 2011 Eleven Who Care honoree.

"The Eleven Who Care program was created 27 years ago to recognize the outstanding volunteers that serve our community.

Each year hundreds of volunteers are nominated for the award and the Eleven Who Care Board of Governors select the eleven to be honored. The honorees represent the variety of opportunities available in our community. They truly exemplify the belief that one person can make a difference."

Congratulations, Karen!

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