Five-year-old Siberian Husky, Celine, and her five-month-old daughter and Husky mix, Chanel, took their first steps in Michigan snow recently after being saved by a Beulah dog rescue and sanctuary Tina’s Bed and Biscuit. Tina’s is a sanctuary and facility for rehabbing and caring for adoptable and unadoptable dogs, specifically northern breeds. The rescue group is currently in need of donations in order to continue to rescue adoptable dogs and find them new homes. They have been required to make thousands of dollars of upgrades to their facility by the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture who oversees animal shelters in Michigan.
Tina Wilkins, who founded Tina’s Bed and Biscuit, first heard about Celine about two years ago when Celine’s one surviving puppy was surrendered to EMAR (East Mississippi Animal Rescue). A post was put out to Husky groups looking for a place for her. Wilkins offered to take the puppy and also the mom – or pay to get her spayed, which the owner refused. After two years and two more litters later, Celine and two of her puppies were surrendered to EMAR who contacted Wilkins to see if she was still willing to take in Celine. Wilkins said yes but Celine was heartworm positive so she needed treatment before coming to Michigan. One of the pups was adopted out by EMAR but the the other pup, Chanel, had not been adopted yet so Wilkins agreed to take her too. It took a week to fill up the 14-leg journey with volunteers to bring the dogs from Mississippi to Michigan, going through Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and having an overnight stay in Indiana. Continue reading