Memorial to our Sweet “Auntie” Alice (Adopted 4-25-10)
I’m very sad to tell you that our beloved dog Alice was peacefully euthanized last night. She developed mega esophagus and that combined with her very bad lung disease made it too difficult for her to eat anything and she had a rapid decline. She had been through so much in her life before she came to live with us, we did not want her to suffer at the end. We have a very kind vet who came to our home and did it quietly here for her and she had her 2 “brothers” there with her as well as us.
Alice lived with us for almost 3 3/4 years, longer than we thought we would have her given all her medical problems, but it wasn’t nearly long enough. We loved her so much and miss her terribly. I know that her years with us were probably the best years of her life and we likely gave her extra time she would not otherwise have had but right now that doesn’t help at all.
I’m trying to be grateful for the time she did spend with us and think of all the good times we had together but it’s hard. She was one of the dearest, sweetest dogs I have ever known and we will always be grateful to have had the opportunity to welcome her into our family.
Brenda & Ian G.
Saturday, September 14th
12 pm – 4 pm
Schimelfenig Pavilion Area – Near Pool
Sunday, September 22, 2013
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Crystal Fire Company
201 Bacon Street
Jermyn, Pennsylvania 18433
Call Michele for tickets at 876-3026
TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS: In order to remain transparent, we feel compelled to inform you that the IRS has automatically revoked our status as a 501(c)3 in April of this year. The revocation was retroactive to March of 2012. This revocation is the direct result of the ever changing tax codes and a misunderstanding of those codes, by our previous accountant, on the proper filing of the 2011 tax return. We want to advise ALL that it is our goal to have this status reinstated and made retroactive. If we are unable to do so, we will simply refile for non-profit status, once again, and we will make certain that this filing is also retroactive to ensure that our functions and donations are protected with a tax-deductible status.
We are currently working with a more experienced accountant who has been given power of attorney over One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption, Inc. This was done in order to ensure that matters are handled on an experienced, professional level to avoid problems in the future.
We want all of our supporters to know that it remains our primary mission to save dogs from euthanasia and place them in loving homes. Our focus has been on resolving the issue with the non-profit status with integrity and compliance, while continuing to function as a true rescue providing sanctuary and care to dogs in need.
Due to some recent posts made by an unknown person who does not even go by a “real” name, we felt the need to let you all know that we are in NO WAY trying to deceive any of you. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to work with us and your patience as our current accountant sorts out the details regarding the paperwork with the IRS. As you all know, these matters can be time consuming. But, we are making a public promise to each and every one of you that the matter is being addressed and will be resolved. We are also making a public apology to anyone who may feel deceived by our failure to speak of this sooner. Since the matter was being addressed with the IRS and our status will, most likely, be retroactive when reinstated, we did not feel the need to go public with this information until today when pressured by a person who obviously puts more emphasis on putting our rescue in a “bad light” due to an accounting error than worrying about the 850 dogs who are alive and well in this world due to our organization and what we have done and continue to do.
We were asked a question by the person who is threatening to expose us as being “fraudulent” as to whether or not the veterinarians who work with us are aware of the issue. The answer is: As a matter of fact, the vets that have been giving us a discount since 2012 ARE WELL AWARE of the status of our 501(c)3. One of them is on our Board of Directors and another knows what we do and respects us and supports us regardless of our status. Special thanks goes out to VREC and the wonderful staff of Memorial Vet Hospital for their unending love and support, even at this complicated time. We, in no way, wish to hide anything from any of our supporters and wonderful volunteers.
If anyone feels compelled to withdraw their support and donations (including basket donations, fundraisers, etc.) until the non-profit status is reinstated, we do understand. We should be well on the way to reinstatement within the next few months. Our accountant has informed me today that she is “on top of the matter”.
To those of you who none of this matters to, we appreciate your willingness to work with us and we are asking for your patience as we work on getting the issue resolved. If anyone has any further questions regarding the status of our 501(c)3, please do not hesitate to contact me, or any board member, directly. Also, our accountant is happy to speak with anyone who is willing to give their name and a telephone number to be reached at in order to verify that the information in this post is true and correct.
I tried to keep this post as short and as positive as I could. I apologize for the length of it and the few times it got a bit negative. But I felt that everything had to be said and I hope that this matter is now clarified and will soon be resolved.
Sincerely, Debbie Stezar
Lola was recently surrendered to a local emergency hospital. We offered to pay for her medical expenses and take her into rescue. She is only 13 weeks old and she had a broken leg that healed wrong. Because repair was no longer possible, her left front let had to be amputated. Lola is a Maltese puppy with HUGE ears. She is as cute as a button and just about as big as one….she weighs 3.4 lbs.
HUGE thank you to Kelly and Alison for offering to foster her through her recuperation!! I’m sure she will bring a lot of smiles to your faces in the next two weeks!!
I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce Lola to everyone. She is already bouncing around on three legs like the wind. Once she gets that cone off, we won’t be able to catch her!! :-)
If anyone would like to donate towards Lola’s care, donations can be made using the PayPal button. Your support is very much needed and appreciated!!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Contact: Debbie Stezar, 570-341-1997
Sunday, April 7, 2013
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Abington Dog Park
Sadly, Princess Petunia passed away, in her sleep on November 7, 2012. Princess was adopted from One Life To Live Rescue just this past July. She was very much loved in her new, “forever” home. But, sadly, “forever” just wasn’t long enough.
Princess Petunia was 11 years old and she will be very much missed by all who knew her. Please say a “special” prayer for Karen, her “mom” who is taking this pretty badly. Karen is simply devastated over the loss of her “little girl”.
THANK YOU, Karen, for taking such good care of Princess Petunia during her final months on this earth. Princess was a very lucky little girl that you came into her life when you did and loved her dearly until the end.