Hi gang, the auction website is now up and the first page already has about a dozen donations listed <grin> Here is the URL
Just want to introduce myself and ask permission to post a notice on your forum. I'm Laura, mom to Shadow (my sweet 8 yr old boy) and Kidget (his annoying 7 yr old sidekick).
I'm not a breeder and don't belong to HCA but have been around the Hav community for eight years so I've seen quite a bit.LOL I was a member and Secretary of the original HCA rescue group and when HRI split from HCA, I became Secretary of HCA Placement & Rescue, though I've since retired from those duties. I was also a member of the HCA Cuban Relief Committee and assisted Karon Fowler with some clerical duties for the Hav100 health study.
As happened when the two rescue groups split, I have friends on both sides of the Hav vs Silk issue. It hurts me deeply to see how friendships have been broken. Now, I don't mean to start another discussion about silks, I just want to explain that I will be equally as hurt reading negative remarks about either group - I have friends in both. Shadow is most definitely a Hav; Kidget's breeder tells me she qualifies as a Silk - to me, they're just my babies and the best reason I have for getting up in the morning.LOL
So, why I am here tonight - in 2002 I organized the first online auction to benefit HCA Havanese Rescue, HEART, and Cuban Relief. Last year, for the first time, HRI was also included as a beneficiary. Since HCA's rescue and Cuban Relief committees are not currently active, this year's sole beneficiary will be HRI.
One year, I received quite a dressing down from a list moderator for posting the details of my auction without first asking permission - so if it is ok to post here, I would love to share the details.
Laura also known as LoJ - - a take-off on J-Lo <grin>