The following is by Bichon Furkids
Bichon Furkids (BFK), a Carlsbad-based rescue group in its 7th year of operation and dedicated to saving bichons and bichon mixes, will be hosting its semi-annual Bichon Bash event Oct. 26. This event will commemorate Nicholas, whose very survival and subsequent healing is a testament to the care and commitment this rescue group provides its FurKids, and is representative of what Bichon FurKids has accomplished.
Nicholas' journey to become a FurKid began on a cold, rainy night in Escondido, The night was December 16th, 2010. At midnight a homeless man called in to report a dog that had been hit and dragged behind a car in then thrown into a dumpster on Rose Street near East Grand Avenue in Escondido. This 'good Samaritan' heard the anguished cries of the dog - and sought help. Within an hour the poor dog, whose skin had been torn off as a result of being dragged behind the car, was in an Escondido veterinary facility where he was assessed and evaluated. Only the most necessary of emergency procedures were performed (after all, he had no owner to pay the fees). A few hours later when Escondido Humane Society (EHS) opened its doors, a call was made by the emergency vets to pick up this dog (who was county property) and bring him to EHS. Recognizing that their facility and staff were not able to care for a dog that was critically wounded and would need wet and dry bandage changes every day for many months, EHS contacted Bichon FurKids.
On Dec. 18, 2010 Nicholas became a FurKid. His recovery reflects the bichon spirit, the commitment of foster mom Danna Santos, who is a vet tech, and the support of the Bichon FurKid Rescue community. Nicolas' (aka Nicky) will to survive and thrive, the joy he finds in each and every day, have been lessons to us all. Nicky has become the rescue group's "poster boy" and will be at the Fall Bichon Bash to be recognized, along with Danna, as they embody what rescue is all about. Nicky may be racing around with his new wheels (a custom cart that has been built specifically for him to assist his mobility) and will be happy to meet and greet everyone, human and canine.
The Fall Bichon Bash attracts 200-250 people (and almost as many bichons), and provides a venue for people who have previously adopted bichons, people interested in learning about the breed and the many volunteers who support the mission of the group. The event is a day filled with fun, entertainment and education. Emceeing the event will be Tod Horwarth, a rock and roll vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist and proud “dad” of Alfie, a bichon he adopted from Bichon Furkids. In addition, the Bichon Bash features a Parade of Rescues, a Costume contest, a silent auction, raffle, training demonstrations, a segment on pet nutrition, and “Stump the Trainer,” and a vendor faire. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Registration is $25 per person; $75 for family of 4. Those interested in volunteering at the event or in general or who want invitations to the Fall Bichon Bash can email email@example.com.
WHEN and WHERE: October 26th 10:00am – 3:00pm
Hidden Valley Obedience Club
3396 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027