A Fire Down Under

There have been terrible fires in the state of Victoria, Australia. It has been a shocking tragedy. Fires are burning yet. The death toll is at about 175 and more expected to be discovered when the heat cools and rescue workers can go in to assess the damage. Entire towns have been destroyed.

Naturally there is a dog rescue effort underway.

Here is a cross-post:

A way you can help

Posted by: “vj” vlj@bigbutton.com.au teamjsphs

Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:38 am (PST)

I promised a happier posting.  Here is a way you can help the Bushfire Victims Dogs Victoria (The Canine Association in that State) have endorsed a novel way to raise funds.

They are hosting a Virtual International Dog Show.

Entries will be accepted for
Agility
Obedience
Flyball
Earthdog
Herding
Conformation including Group 8 (results of a mixed marriage)

On the entries we put what we are entering after the dog’s name. Dogs Waiting at Rainbow Bridge can be entered. A dog can be entered in everything &/or anything? I’ve included a link in the information below It will take you to Dogs Victoria

Vicki from Oz

For the latest on what is now known as the
“INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL DOG SHOW”
please click onto the link below.

http://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/Content.asp?ID=277&SubID=369

Permission to cross post.

INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL DOG SHOW
• All money raised will be shared among our members who are victims of the bushfires
• A catalogue of `the show’ will be given to each of our affected members as a sign of the support of their friends
• Copies of the catalogue will also be available on the website
• The catalogue will simply show breed, dog’s name and owner’s name.


Why not make an entry in the name of your favourite dog that may no  longer still be with you?
• ANY dog is eligible to enter as there will be special classes for “dogs from mixed marriages” and “rainbow bridge” (dearly departed dogs),

Enter as many dogs as you like

Download entry forms here. http://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/assets/virtual%20%20show%20entry%20forms.doc

ENTRIES CLOSE 6TH March
Let us make this the biggest dog show entry ever!

Entries $10 per dog

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
Account name: DOGS VICTORIA BUSHFIRE APPEAL
Bank: BENDIGO BANK
BSB: 633-000
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 136225588
SWIFT CODE: BENDAU3B (for overseas entries)

POST
You can post a cheque or money order to Locked Bag K9, Cranbourne, VIC 3977.

PAY PAL
Please email the office at office@dogsvictoria.org.au to advise the names of dogs for which you have made payment for entry into the IVDS.

Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston: BudHouston@hughes.net. And Check out my new publication the Idea BookAgility Training for a Small Universe available at www.dogagility.org/store.

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