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                                                                                                                   May 2018                           

"Being a Mother doesn't mean being related to someone by blood.
It means loving someone unconditionally with your whole heart.
~ Author Unknown

In This Issue
YTNR Spotlights an Amazing Volunteer ~ Eva Ortiz
Happy Endings
Looking for a Furever Home
Helping Emma
Donor Recognition
Miss Penny Pockets
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Supermodel Athena Maria
Neeko's Joke
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YTNR  Spotlights an  Amazing Volunteer ~  Eva Ortiz

Eva has been a volunteer for a very long time.  She is always willing to help transport our little rescues that need medical help.  

Recently, Eva has flown from Los Angeles to Orlando, Florida to help get our little rescue puppy Emma, to Knoxville, Tennessee in order to get help from the University of Tennessee for a possible Liver Shunt.   On another occasion she has flown to Northern California to rescue a puppy that was extremely ill, near death, and bring him to Tennessee so he too could get Liver Shunt surgery. When she arrived at the Nashville Airport this little one was unconscious.  MaryElizabeth and Eva had to resuscitate him in the baggage area or he might not have survived.  You might remember this little one, his name is Peanut and MaryElizabeth has brought him back to health.

Another time, Eva brought two, not one, but two sick puppies from Los Angeles to Tennessee so they could get life saving surgery.  These puppies are alive and well and have been adopted into loving homes thanks to Eva's help.

These trips to save these little rescues are not easy to accomplish.  But in Eva's own words she has stated "Making those "sweety" runs takes much planning and time management, but I don't mind.  It's my way of "giving back" when there is a need, especially when it involves what I consider my passion, and that is YORKIES".

In 2016, Eva adopted "Shelagh", who was one of our most neglected rescues.  She is now a beautiful little girl, restored to health and happiness because of the love and dedication Eva has for her passion, Yorkies. As her friend, and I am proud to call her "my friend" I see that compassion and caring in all things she does. 

Shelagh was the recipient of the "Yorkie Rescue of the Year" at our Friends and Family weekend in 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Without the love and commitment that Eva has, Shelagh would not have even had the opportunity to be acknowledged.

There were so many other rescues that Eva has helped transport; these were just to name a few.

In closing, YORKSHIRE TERRIER NATIONAL RESCUE, humbly gives a big SHOUT OUT of THANKS to Eva Ortiz for her commitment and dedication for volunteering her precious time in order to help save those little dogs that need a new lease on life.

Again, Thank You Eva for being a great fried to YTNR!

Patti Kushnir

Happy Endings

Elvis has been adopted!  
Here he is with his new  Mom and Dad.


Thank you for opening your hearts and homes for these 
precious rescues and for making their dreams come true! 

Looking for a Furever Home

Meet precious PoGo
(fostered in Indiana)

Hi, Everyone!

Please let me reintroduce myself. My name is PoGo.  I was surrendered to YTNR from another rescue. I can't use my back legs like a normal Yorkie but I can get around.  My foster mom took me to a surgeon this week; she told me the news was not good.  Since my injury happened so long ago the surgeon said if they did surgery the chances of me getting better were very slim, that I would be no better than I am now. You need to take care of the injury soon after it happens for good results and I was not taken care of...  I am a happy boy and I  really don't know there is anything wrong with me.  I love it when my foster mom takes me outside and I love the wind in my hair.  

I bark at anything that moves leaves, birds you name it. I am looking for a home with no kids or other animals, I am loving and sweet.  I am special needs so if there is someone out there that doesn't care that I am not the perfect Yorkie here I am. I am only a year old and weigh 12 pounds. 

If you can take care of me and love me for who I am please go to our website, and put my name on your application.  Remember, the name is POGO.  
I am microchipped, have all my vaccinations.  
My adoption fee is $500.


Helping Emma

I am writing to everyone to see if everyone would be so kind to help a little with some donations for Emma.

Emma is the little 10 month old puppy that was surrendered to YTNR by her owner.  At first it was thought that she had  Liver Shunt because she would have tremors and little seizures and would throw her head back.  But after UT did some testing  it was found that she did not have Liver Shunt. They feel it might be neurological.  The University of Tennessee would like to  do an MRI of the brain and a scan.
This is going to be $2500, and we already have about $1000 of medical bills on Emma.  Because she is only 10 months
old we want to do these tests to see what is wrong and how we can fix her so that she has the chance to grow old with a family.
But as we all know tests are expensive.  We have had some heavy-duty expenses lately with sick rescues.  For example:  our newest surrender BoBear who is being fostered by Diane in Tennessee does have Liver Shunt and many crystals in his urine.  He will be having the surgery.  
But right now, I am really pleading for help!   I know it seems presumptuous of me, but if everyone could send something, it would help us get her the help she needs.  
I am going to send $25 for Emma.   Won't you please match me???   For Emma?  undefined
I thank you for anything you can do.  God Bless and God Bless Emma.
Patti Kushnir
***UPDATE ON EMMA***   April 26,2018
Emma had her spinal tap and MRI today. The MRI showed no structural damage and the spinal tap was slightly elevated, the number is supposed to be 5 or less and hers was 6. The Doctors don't know if she has inflammatory brain disease or epilepsy so we are going to treat her for the brain disease first since that is the most dangerous if it  goes untreated.  If her seizures continue they will back her off that medicine and try treating her for epilepsy.  


Special Thanks to this month's Donors 

Thank You to the Many Wonderful & Generous April

General Fund
Helen Tompkins for Emma
Barbara Christian for Emma
Ronee Bergman for Emma
Catherine Macmaster for Emma
Stephanie Audette for Emma
Lisa Ellison for Emma
Allison Triplett for Emma
MaryJane Sanders for Emma
Johnell Costa for Emma
Julie Gedro for Emma
Patti Kushnir for Emma
Paula Fonseca for Emma
Corrine Ellison for Emma
Lisa Bridgewater for Emma
MaryElizabeth Dugmore for Emma
Diane Cuomo for Emma
Alan & Karen Nakashima for Emma
Barbara Buechele for Emma
Jackie Wolfe for Emma
Peggy Pittman-Munke for Emma
Amalia Spaulding for Emma
Carlyn Clement for Emma
Anita Hammond-Hammitt
Paul Hansen
Carlyn Clement for CoCo Puff, Zack and Zoe
Lynn Terrill for Yorkies in need
Jessica Damisch
Christina Climer for Lady
Karen Roff in memory of Pee Wee 


Yorkie Angel Donors * 

Karin & Alan Nakashima*
Kathryn Schuller*
Pieter Vermeulen*
Hannelie Vermeulen*
MaryElizabeth Dugmore*
Bette Gae Dart*
Carla Pucket*
Betty Jo Williams*
Ron & Amalia Spaulding*
Lindsay Hardin*
Stephi Jackson*
Ann Sousa*
Joan Willner**
Roz Carella*
Shannon Gelbart*
Paula Scott*
Lisa Ellison*
Julie Gedro*
 Patricia Johnson*
Paula Fonseca

* monthly donor

We couldn't do it without you...

The Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue Inc. is run solely on private donations and fundraising efforts made by people like you who love this Breed. We appreciate your support

We are a 501 (c) (3) organization, your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Miss Penny Pockets
My big sister, Mary-Margaret O'Brien, is a tough act to follow.  I'm not anything like her at all.  She was an adventuress, a clergywoman, an author, a wise sage, a psychologist, marriage and family counselor, and friend to all regardless of species.  Mom says to me a lot "Mary-Margaret would never do that!", or "Mary-Margaret blah blah blah".  I am most definitely NOT Mary-Margaret and I wish people would quit making comparisons.

OK...well, that being said, my mom was asked to get me to take Mary-Margaret's place and write a column for "The Yorkie Times".  I'm not much of a writer and I don't talk much but I'll give it a shot, only because "Mary-Margaret would be so proud of me!".

I'm too little to walk well on a leash.  I trip my mom most of the time so she has a "purse" I get carried in.  When she puts it down, even if we're not going somewhere, I hop in hoping to give her the hint.  Last week I had to sit in the back seat of my sister Colleen's car with Brody and I happen to notice Colleen had her purse on the seat, too.  Well, why not? (I said) So I attempted to make space for me in her medium-sized Coach hobo.  And I almost fit, too.

I'm the receptionist at my mom's work.  Every morning we get up, have breakfast and then go to the office.  I have my own private "desk" space which is a triangular shaped pen containing my silky Connie Grimm bed, a water bowl, a kibble dish, and some toys.  I greet people when they come to see my mom (and some even come to see me), and they give me scratchies.  Sometime I get picked up and get snuggles and kisses.   I just love that part of my job.  A couple of times a day I go to the ladies' room and use my piddle pad.  I'm not allowed to go outside except in my own backyard if my cousin is with me, and once a month I get a walk in Old Town Temecula from Miss Cathleen, my mom's esthetician, while she soaks her toes while sitting in a Shiatsu massage chair. 

I get to accompany my mom on her other errands, and I'm on a first-name basis with her doctor, her dentist and hygienist, her hair stylist "Miss Harmony", and everyone at Von's Market in Temecula.  I even know all the courtesy clerks by name so if my mom says "Where's Tom? Or Where's Kimmie?" or any one else there, I hunt around until I find them.  They laugh and come over to me and we give each other kisses.  That's one thing I'm very good at is remembering people's names and how they smell.

Mary-Margaret used to flip over on  her back to get belly rubs.  I won't let anyone touch my belly. If they try, I curl up like a pill bug so they can't reach it.  Mary-Margaret would come when she was asked to.  I pretend like I'm going to let someone pick me up and then I run, lickety-split, the other way.  Mom ended up making a blockade between our dining room and entry way.  She has to say "sit and stay", and then she herds me into the dining room by the boxes and I sit, waiting for her to pick me up.  It's just what I do and I think I've trained her pretty well.

Mary-Margaret loved her food, especially In-N-Out burgers without buns or garnish.  I am 4.5 pounds and plan on staying that way.  I eat about 1/2 tin of Cesar's in the morning and if I don't finish it, Mom covers it with clear plastic wrap and puts it in the fridge so I can have it for dinner.  If I don't finish it then, she tosses it out and starts all over the next day.

When it's time for bed I go over to Mom's recliner and start hopping  up and down.  She says "Ok...let's go to bed." and I wait for her to climb the stairs, then I go up and she lifts me onto the bed.   I get five compressed 25% real turkey treats, and then she says "All gone.  No more!" as she shows me both of her empty hands (in case she thinks I don't believe her).  Then I curl up on the bed by the pillows and we watch TV for a bit before falling asleep.  "Frasier" is one of my favorite shows.

Sometimes my sissy "Colleen" comes to visit with my cousin, Brody, who is a white West Highland terrier. He's also my very best friend.  We go out to lunch at one of the restaurants that are "dog friendly", like "Lazy Dog" or "Gambling Cowboy". We both have very good manners and we are very quiet while our Mom's have lunch.  I nap in my LolaG! purse/carrier and Brody sits under the table and people-watches.  When we get back to my house, me and Brody play chase in the back yard until we are so tired we drop.

Mostly, though, when I'm not working I'm curled up and napping on my beloved fuzzy lime-green blankie that Nicole Daum, my most favorite vet tech, gave me after my big-girl surgery last year.  She said I could keep it, too.  

As you can see I don't have a whole lot going on in my life, but if you like I'll try to remember to update you every so often.   Hope to see you at the next Yorkie Family and Friends weekend.  I was too little to go last time and I wasn't up to date on all my shots.  I am now, and I'm chipped and registered with "Home Again" so if I get lost I can be found.  Everyone should be chipped, even people, I think.

Love and kisses.....


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These 10 Medications Are Poisonous for Pets

Story at-a-glance
  • Almost 50 percent of pet poisoning cases handled by the Pet Poison Helpline each year involve human medications, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  • NSAIDs, acetaminophen and antidepressants are among the most common medications involved in pet poisonings
  • Medications prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, and beta-blockers prescribed for high blood pressure can also have life-threatening side effects in pets
  • Every pet parent should take steps to store all medications and supplements out of their dog's or cat's reach
  • If your pet has ingested a human over-the-counter or prescription medication call your veterinarian, a local emergency animal hospital or a pet poison hotline immediately
Here's a troubling statistic: nearly 50 percent of poisoning cases called into the Pet Poison Helpline each year involve human medications, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. More often than not, the victim is a curious dog who chews into a bottle of pills, but kitties can get into trouble, too, especially with certain specific medications they seem attracted to.
In some poisoning cases, pet parents accidentally give their dog or cat their own medication; others deliberately give a drug that is safe for humans, not realizing it's toxic to pets. No matter how the poisoning occurs, human medications can cause serious illness and even death in dogs and cats, so if you have any of the following drugs in your home, be sure they are kept safely out of your pet's reach at all times.

Top 10 Human Medications That Can Poison Your Pet:  Please click here

Neeko's Joke

A mother mouse and a baby mouse are walking along when suddenly a cat attacks them. The mother mouse shouts "BARK!" and the cat runs away. "See?" the mother mouse says to her baby. "Now do you see why it's important to learn a foreign language?"    ~

Happy Mother's Day to All the non-blood related Moms ♥

Love and Smooches,  
Neeko :o)                                                      

Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws   


Every time we remember to say "thank you", 
we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.  
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach



Chris Hogan, 
Executive Vice President 
of the Hogan Family Foundation Inc, 
is the Program Director of Lifeline-4-Paws.
 She is a YTNR member  and has generously supported 
our rescue efforts, contributing  tens of thousands of dollars 
to hundreds of our dogs since 2007.