October 2018 - Newsletter #2

You made it happen!

Thank-You for Adopting, Inquiring, Donating and
                    Supporting ME to Save Precious Lives.
                                 Enjoy my 2nd Newsletter. Thanks for reading! 


October Feature:

Rose & Hope - Their Story

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These two girls were found on some back streets in Rosarito and were hard to catch. They were really scared. But with medical care and love and good food they have completely turned around and they are now trusting and happy. Both now have forever homes. 

Rose was in bad shape...See the transformation and happy face in the picture below.

Hope had a broken leg and very scared.  She came thru with an enthusiasm for life and is truly enjoying everyday.  See the amazing girl in the video; she has come so far and it's this success that makes us keep doing this every day.

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Hope's Happy Day (one of many)

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Here is an amazing video from a Tragic soul that came thru with flying colors and enjoying life.
Thanks to our volunteer for making this video of Miss Hope.  Enjoy the Magic.....


Happy Pups going to their Magic Forever homes.... IN SEATTLE!

Dana attended the Best Friends animal rights conference in LA this summer which has made it a goal of no-kill in any state by 2025. We learned that relocating homeless animals from overpopulated states, to states that have a shortage of available adoptable animals saves lives. Southern CA which is where we home the dogs is overpopulated and up North in the Seattle area they have a shortage. So when an opportunity came along to pick up a 5thwheel at the discount we jumped on it. We just completed our first trip which consisted up pulling up 20 dogs from San Diego to Puyallup Washington. It was SUPER challenging.  Nancy Ayello had to work her tail off to get them ready with perfect medical records and all the tests done. My volunteers and my sister Tanya took the dogs across. Ken my volunteer extraordinaire drove with me. Boy it was a lot of work.  Not only trying to walk the dogs at the rest stops but keep the cages clean. The first night exhausted we finally make it to our RV park where we had reservations. Started walking feeding and cleaning and promptly got evicted.  Guess RV parks are just a little quieter than we were. It didn’t help that 5 puppies that I put in a pen to clean their crates used team work to knock over the pen and run loose in the park and we ran around in a panic trying to catch them. Spent the night in a rest stop and seriously wondered if I’d lost my mind….but we made it and 17 dogs got adopted on Saturday and Sunday at Petco.   "SUCCESS"    
  


We are now connected to Amazon Smile.  When you shop please go to Smile.Amazon.com to help support Tragic to Magic. 

You will need my EIN# 81-1899131

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                                    Thank-You for your support!

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Our Guardian Angel overseeing us ...as we get the Rescue Range ready. 
Because networking saves lives. Red Barn Rescue in Collaboration with Tragic to Magic have rented a large area to be the sanctuary where the dogs go as we get them healed physically and emotionally for adoption. October will be a busy and exciting month.  Please click on button below for more information on how you can help.

On a sad note Dana's  wing man …"Taxi"..is now that guardian angel. He passed and left us for  the other side of the rainbow bridge. He was a life changing inspiriation and friend who was deeply loved and terribly missed. 
  

       TAXI Pictures...Bless His Heart as he leaves his paw prints on her heart.....

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We decided to retire the 5th wheel on our sanctuary and use it to house some of the workers. Instead we have acquired a little church bus with the seats taken out. We will use that for our next trip. We plan on about one a month. Stay tuned.

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Adoption Events are held every week-end.  Visit website for locations and time.

http://tragictomagic.org/adopt-event/
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Please spread the word and help us to find forever homes for these wonderful souls. 


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Most rescues need immediate veterinary care. Some need serious, ongoing treatment. Since we do not have a central sanctuary at this time, we house the animals at our own homes.

We cannot do this without passionate people like you!

If you'd like to be a part of our family and help these amazing animals, please consider adopting, fostering, or donating.

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September 2018 - Newsletter #1

You made it happen!

           Thank-You for Adopting, Inquiring, Donating and
           Supporting ME to Save Precious Lives.
           Enjoy the few highlights in my first newsletter.

Thanks for reading!  


Dotty's Story

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This was Dotty when we first rescued her from the streets of Tijuana.
She was very sick and frightened and had lost a lot of fur due to the mange.

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Dotty after 3 months and awaiting her forever home.

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Dotty goes to her forever home in Seattle. It is a magical love story..Dolly and her forever Mom.

Dotty's Love Story - Tragic to Magic Ending

To whom it may concern:
 

Please feel free to share this message to all those who helped care for Dottie while she was in Tragic to Magic's care. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped care for Dottie. If someone didn't find her, take her in, and care for her while she was sick, and eventually transport her to Seattle she wouldn't have found a home with me. 
 

When I first met Dottie I was immediately drawn to her sweet, independent spirit. As I spent more time with her I felt like we were meant to take care of each other. I know there was another application submitted for Dottie and I will be forever grateful that you helped decide to choose me to be Dottie's forever home. 
 

She is doing great. She is still adjusting to being in a home but is very spoiled and happy. She gets to play in daycare with her friends while i work and I take her with me as much as I can. She enjoys exploring trails and parks and hanging out with my friends at dog-friendly restaurants and bars. Her hair is still growing back but she is a lot fluffier now. I have included some pictures of her.
 

Again thank you so much for the love and care you gave to Dottie. 
 

Best,   Megan Watson


Momma

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"Momma" when we found her....>

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>...And after we saved her; with her Happy "Magic" forever home.


Stella

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          "A wonderful post from one of our adopters about Stella"

When we first adopted her she was scared of her own shadow. She didn't trust me and would howl and whine seemingly for the people who rescued her out of a mexican puppy breeding mill where she was mistreated and abandoned. The rescue agency were the only people who had ever treated her with any semblance of care. Now this sweet princess is happy, comfortable, loved, and obsessed with her papa (that's me!) and mama (@livi_loo ). We love you too Stella!!    


Adoption Events are held every week-end.  Visit website for locations and time.

http://tragictomagic.org/adopt-event/
(cut and paste into your browser of choice)

Please spread the word and help us to find forever homes for these wonderful souls. 


Tragic Stories to New Magic Beginnings

Since this is my first newsletter I thought I might give a little history about Tragic To Magic. I moved to Mexico in 2015. I did a 2 year sublease on my apartment in NYC and came to live here in Rosarito with half-sister that I barely knew. The plan was to find lucrative work in San Diego and make the daily commute since I was struggling to find work in NYC. I did find work but it was at Trader Joe’s. So here I was one day walking my dogs on the beach and I saw Ricky.....    

Ricky

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literally laying in the sand, dying, watching a family have a picnic. They threw him a piece of bread and it was covered with sand and he devoured it. I’m like…this is not something I’m walking away from….I went up and gave him a treat and he followed me home. He was absolutely covered with ticks. It was really gross. I fed him and got him to the vet where I first found out about Erlichia. The dogs have no red blood cells because of the ticks. He was dying. But I saved him. It was not easy he was a fighting street dog and I had many fights before he calmed down. Of course neutering him helped.

CHARLIE 

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Then  Charlie followed me home. I fed him and thought he’d be ok but died in the night having seizures and screaming. That is when I found out what distemper was. When I buried Charlie I vowed to do anything I could to help these dogs. My plan was to take them in one at a time …get them well and then hand them off to existing rescue groups. Then I found out they all said they were full and could not take a dog. Most only take puppies. And so it began. I became a one woman dog rescue. I saw Mommy day after day on my street with her uterus prolapsed. I finally get her trust and get her to the vet. She was SOOOO attached to me it was insane. I had found a partner in Seattle that ran a doggie day care called The Barking Lounge and  she offered to take some and get them homes. When I put Mommy in the van for Seattle we were both crying. I didn’t think I could do it. Please  visit their website: http://www.barkinglounge.com or click the blue link below.

The driver reminded me that you are either a rescue or a hoarder. I said good-by. I felt so guilty but then I got the happy pictures from Seattle. And there are many stories. I’m just sharing a few today. Little Dolly who came from the streets of Tijuana. She was so sad and full of mange. I thought she’d have something bad and die. When I saw the picture in Seattle I could not believe it was the same dog. If they didn’t go to Seattle I stood on street corners in San Diego and tried to hold adoption event. Stores told me to get my 501c and apply to be able to do this. It took a while but I did. I got it all. I met another rescuer named Nancy Ayello-Moore and we teamed up. Now I hold adoption events every weekend. You are only seeing a few stories here but we have rescued over300 dogs. And we don’t intend to stop until every dog that needs help that we CAN help finds a home. 

The driver reminded me that you are either a rescue or a hoarder. I said good by. I felt so guilty but then I get the happy pictures from Seattle. And there are many stories. Sophie who came from the dump. Little Dolly who came from the streets of Tijuana. She was so sad and full of mange. I thought she’d have something bad and die. When I saw the picture in Seattle I could not believe it was the same dog.

If they didn’t go to Seattle I stood on street corners in San Diego and tried to hold adoption event. Stores told me to get my 501c3 and my EIN number is 81-189913 to be able to do this. It took a while but I did.  I got it all.  Now I hold adoption events every weekend.

Click the button below to read the Tragic to Magic Stories or paste
http://tragictomagic.org/happy-endings in your browser. 

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Most rescues need immediate veterinary care. Some need serious, ongoing treatment. Since we do not have a central sanctuary at this time, we house the animals at our own homes.

We cannot do this without passionate people like you!

If you'd like to be a part of our family and help these amazing animals, please consider adopting, fostering, or donating.