Congratulations to the Winners of
the Three Rescue Raffles At The National
Winner of the Maxine Feld Mayer Quilted Wall Hanging is Debi Tario. Debi is an ASSA member and owner of Tristar Shelties originally of Honolulu, Hawaii but has recently relocated to Rigby, Idaho. Debi could not have been more shocked and grateful that she was the winner of this one-of-a-kind, gorgeous wall hanging. She kept repeating to us that she couldn't believe she had won it. Debi was a very gracious winner and we thank her for supporting Sheltie Rescue with her purchase of raffle tickets and other goodies from the combined National Rescue/ASSA Souvenir booth.
Winner of the Virginia Perry Gardner Sheltie Through a Heart Necklace is Danny Bailey. Danny is a member of the Northern Nevada Shetland Sheepdog Club, which was one of the host clubs for the Reno National. Danny was ringside when we called out her phone number on the back of her ticket and everyone could hear her screams of joy and excitement. However the person who was absolutely the happiest that Danny won the necklace was her husband who bought the winning raffle tickets. National Sheltie Rescue thanks Danny and her husband for their support.
Winner of the king-sized Sheltie patterned quilt was Annette McNaughton. Annette and husband Tom have been rescuing Shelties for many years, working alongside Dixie Eigenrauch, in support of Southern Nevada Sheltie Rescue. Annette and Tom had already gone home before the winning raffle tickets were drawn so we don't have a photo of Annette with her beautiful new Sheltie quilt. But we do have a great photo of a smiling and happy Annette. Thank you Annette and Tom!
Congratulations to all our lucky winners! We share your joy. We want to thank EVERYONE who purchased raffle tickets for your support of rescue. We couldn't do it without you! Your purchases of raffle tickets contributed an estimated $4,000.00 of much needed financial support. Thank you!
The new National Sheltie Rescue Network web site has many new features. You are strongly encouraged to explore at length by trying all of the menu items and clicking on links.
The following list should give you a hint about all of the new features, both those already implemented and those still under development.
- The roster of Sheltie rescue groups is now generated from a database that should be much easier to keep current. In addition, the roster can be sorted by state or by rescue group name, as you prefer.
- In fact, a number of features of this web site are now based on information stored in a database, which ought to improve our ability to respond more quickly to reports of problems and to changes in facts on the ground.
- The "banner" of Sheltie photographs that appears on most pages of the web site is now made up of a number of banners (one per rescue group that has submitted pictures to be used) and each group's photos crossfade with other groups' photos.
- We've finally set up an online store on which we can sell products to raise money for the National Sheltie Rescue Network, including the tee-shirts and sweatshirts that are sold each year at the National. In addition, we've provided the ability for each individual Sheltie rescue group to have their own web stores linked from this web site to aid you in your own fundraising efforts. (Please note that we continue to work on a "real" web store in addition to the shopping opportunities on this web site.)
- We intend to publish on this web site all of NSRN's underlying documents, such as the Code of Ethics on which we've been working, a history of NSRN from the first steps taken by Dorothy 'way back in 1998, and other information of interest to new groups that may join the Network in the future.
- Our supporters deserve recognition, and we're working on the best way to acknowledge them (especially those who make substantial donations).
If you happen to notice any typos, other errors, or problems of any kind on this website, please report it to our Webmaster.
Where The Web Site Is Going
Honestly, the future of the National Sheltie Rescue Network web site belongs to you. We urge you to make suggestions for improvements, enhancements, changes in direction. Send us photos that you'd like to have put up on the page, help flesh out the many pages that are still Under Construction, and write articles that might interest your fellow rescuers.
We really want this web site to be the "go to" resource for people who are involved in rescuing Shelties, whether as rescuers, potential adopters, people who must relinquish their Shelties, possible volunteers, donors, etc.
Among other things, we would truly love to have you to submit stories of especially interesting rescues in which you've been involved. Tell us about large rescues, about special dogs that you have rescued, about particularly emotional situations you've faced. In addition, if you have advice of broad interest to rescuers, whether legal, medical, or practical, we'd love to get those stories onto the web site.