Monday, March 19, 2012

Welcome Facebook Friends

First, we would like to welcome the many of you who have joined our Facebook page since our last blog. We truly appreciate you interest in our Sanctuary and the work that we do. This is our first blog since I returned from India (a story that I hope to tell you in our next newsletter in a couple of weeks). Our blogs try to keep you informed as to the goings on at the Sanctuary and hopefully, you can share in our joy and sometimes our sorrow in caring for our wonderful creatures.

Ronnie Update!

Ronnie was first introduced to you in September 2011, having arrived at the Sanctuary on July 24th. As we told you, he was very ill at the time (as were his siblings) and all three required constant care. On January 13th we shared with you that Ronnie had had two cryogenic eye surgeries to freeze away all his upper eye lashes that were growing into his eyes and causing him difficulty. On March 13th he had a third surgery on his right eye to reconstruct his third eyelid. He is now recuperating and receiving a lot of TLC. In approximately three weeks he will have have the same surgery on his left eye. We hope that when these procedures are completed and Ronnie no longer has serious eye problems, this wonderful friendly boy will find a forever home. Because of your donations and continued support Ronnie has been able to have the surgeries that he needed. We can't wait to send you a picture of him when he is fully recovered.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Back to India

My friend Suresh with a cat he rescued from the streets
I am again leaving for India in a few days, to work with my friend whose mission in life is to bring help and relief from suffering to the street animals of Mumbai. He and his small group of dedicated volunteers do so much for these animals with very little resources. As I will be gone for over a month, the only member of the Love and Hope family who can type will not be able to update you on Sanctuary activities. I will not return until March. However, I want to tell you a story while I am away and have scheduled a Newsletter to be published on February 1st. It is a story about my very special "Jewel of India" and I hope that you will enjoy her tale. If you receive our blogs through Facebook or our website and wish to subscribe to our Newsletter then Click Here to sign up. If you receive our Newsletters and would like to ensure that you receive our blog updates, you can do so by checking our website or by joining us on Facebook.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Remember Ronnie?

We want to thank you for your donations and let you know that because of your kindness, Ronnie has had two cryogenic eye surgeries to freeze away all of his upper eye lashes that were growing into his eyes and causing him difficulty. Now that the eye lashes are gone, in a few weeks he will be scheduled for reconstructive eye surgery. He was born without third eye lids and the surgery will create these lids for him. At that time we hope his eyes will appear normal and they will be more open. He is just about the friendliest and most loving boy and we look forward to the time that he will look at us with eyes wide open. He could not have had these surgeries without your financial help and we are all grateful.