It was an exceptionally light response to the call to plan the Basset Waddle in Kingsburg 2011.
Since the date is May 21, it was decided we would not be holding the Waddle this year.
Three (3) people attended the meeting. A MINIMUM of ten (10) dedicated volunteers would be needed to make the event successful, and most of all fun for everyone.
If there are folks who are willing to volunteer, we need to hear from you immediately. Time is short should we reconsider for this year 2011.
The fall Basset Olympics were discussed and will be considered if there are a sufficient number of committed volunteers. Without adequate support it simply cannot be done.
If you are interested, please email the Basset Rescue site
or call 1-800-273-2513 when asked for the code press 03.
As of January 2010
Due to the lack of Volunteers and Foster homes, Basset Rescue of Central California
is not rescuing or placing Bassets.
We are hoping that this is temporary. If you are interested in Volunteering or Fostering,
Please email or call
the rescue line 1-800-273-2513, when asked for the code, press 03.
Hopefully at a later date, we will post on starting up in full force again.
If you have questions on Bassets or find a Basset,
please call or email, as we will try and help
or put you in contact with another Rescue.
AGAIN, IF YOU CAN HELP WITH VOLUNTEERING OR FOSTERING,
PLEASE, PLEASE LET US KNOW.
Basset Rescue of Central California.
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If you can help either as a VOLUNTEER OR TO FOSTER a Basset,
please contact the Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-273-2513 and press 03.
Hope to see you at future events.
Basset Rescue of Central California
2009 ANNUAL BASSET WADDLE held the 3rd Saturday
in May in Kingsburg, California
This decision was made since cash is tight for everyone, donations are down and volunteering has dropped off greatly.
This Waddle is the Main Fundraiser for Basset Rescue of Central California
and not having it will increase the financial hardship on this Rescue.
This of course is something that we are all experiencing at this time, none the less you're help is needed.
We currently have 6 Rescued Bassets in our care. If you can make a donation, no amount is too small.
Remember we are a 501c3 nonprofit, tax deductible organization.
We hope that things will turn around and we will be able to hold our activites later this year and hold our Waddle 2010.
If you can help either as a VOLUNTEER OR TO FOSTER a Basset,please contact the Rescue at email@example.com or 1-800-273-2513 and press 03.
Hope to see you at future events.
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ANTELOPE, CA Lori and GuppyCLOVIS, CA Chuck, Ethelynn, Jodi and JasonCoarsegold, CA Scott and Stefanie RyanDISCOVERY BAY, CA MearlFRESNO, CA Sandy, Bea, Rhonda Kathleen, Cheryl, Richard & Sharon. Cindy & Ralph Valerie
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Kingsburg woman passes leadership of Basset Rescue to new president
Susan Nickelson of Fresno, the new president of Basset Rescue of Central California, is already the owner of two bassets, Cholee and Zhoee, whom she adopted from the Kingsburg shelter.
By Pamela Bills
Michelle Hicks, the founder of Basset Rescue of Central California, has been caring for the hounds with the appealing doleful eyes for more than five years. Operating out of her home, she has sought good homes with loving people for the hounds who found their way to her property in Kingsburg. Over the years, her rescue has grown and become a nonprofit organization, the local arm of the national Basset Rescue that has no-kill shelters around the nation. But this month, Hicks is passing the leadership of Basset Rescue of Central California to Susan Nickelson of Fresno, the new president of Basset Rescue of Central California. Nickelson is already the parent of two bassets, Cholee and Zhoee, whom she adopted from the Kingsburg shelter. And in passing the presidency to another basset lover, one could be equally accurate in saying Hicks is passing the torch to Nickelson, because both women "carry a torch" for the hounds with the droopy eyes. "Basset Rescue of Central California is dedicated to the welfare of basset hounds," said Nickelson. "We work with volunteers who find the homes for abandoned or owner-relinquished animals. We find the bassets in pounds, in shelters and as strays." All of the bassets are examined by a veterinarian, given shots and spayed or neutered. The dogs remain in the shelter or in a foster home until an adoptive home is found. While with a foster home, the basset is evaluated to determine what kind of permanent home would be best for the dog: with children, with elderly stay-at-homes, at a home with a large backyard or suitable as a house pet. "We are very careful in placing our bassets," said Nickelson. "The basset is our first concern. A lot of these bassets have been abandoned, abused or totally neglected." Basset Rescue has guidelines for adoption. After the adopting family completes an application, the basset rescue volunteers or staff will arrange a home visit so that the new basset parent can meet the basset and the potential for a good match assessed. "We do ask for a contribution for adopting a basset. These contributions and fund-raising events supply the money to keep the Basset Rescue able to continue its work," said Nickelson . The part that she did not say is that those people who adopt animals out of a shelter may have nefarious designs on the animal; for example, turning the dog over to a facility which permits medical testing on the animals. Shelters around the nation have found that asking for a contribution guarantees that the animal, in this case a basset, will actually be going to a home where they will be cared for and loved.chance to have a home of their own, like the homes we each already have for our own bassets."In the new home, "the basset will be your best friend and your buddy," said Nickelson. "He will be ready to defend you if needed.You become his life, the one he depends on for food and for love. A basset owner owes it to the basset to be worthy of the devotion these dogs give us." Nickelson said that in the transition between the rescue in Kingsburg to the one opening in Madera to house the bassets, extra volunteer time would be appreciated. "Our bassets come from throughout the Central Valley, Bakersfield to Modesto," she said."We need volunteers to transport the bassets, to open their own homes as foster homes, to take the bassets to the veterinarian appointments and to help in countless other ways throughout the transition." Additionally, donations of money and or dog food, preferably a brand such as IAMS, would be a help. And, although the bassets may be moving on from Kingsburg, they will be back for the organization's main fund-raiser, the Basset Waddle that is part of the Kingsburg Swedish Festival parade. To learn more about the organization or to adopt a basset hound, visit the organization's Web site at or contact Nickelson by e-mail at or call (800) 273-2513, ext. 03.
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