The Potomac Valley Irish Wolfhound Club (PVIWC) is a regional breed club dedicated to the health and welfare of the Irish Wolfhound. Our members live primarily in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. PVIWC is a very active club which hosts an annual AKC specialty and obedience show in the Spring, participates in educational activities and parades, rescues local wolfhounds in need of new homes, and sponsors a Fun Day in the Fall, to name a few of our regular functions.
******IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT RESCUE*******
Wolfhound Rescue Effort in Galveston County, Texas- September 12, 2014
The Irish Wolfhound Club of America and the Irish Wolfhound Foundation are coordinating their efforts through joint Rescue Coordinator, Jean Minnier, to assist as many as seventy-two (72) wolfhounds seized today in Galveston County,Texas.
Here’s what we know so far:
Over 100 animals, including 72 Irish wolfhounds, were taken into custody today by the Houston SPCA. The dogs were living in poor conditions, and range in age from puppies to veterans. The Houston SPCA now has legal custody, but not necessarily ownership, of the dogs.
Here’s what we have done today:
The Rescue resources of IWCA and IWF were immediately made available to Jean to use as the needs arose. Jean has been in touch with the Houston SPCA to express our willingness to help in any way that will insure a good outcome for the hounds.
Here’s what you can do to help:
Please, be patient. Trust that everything we can do to help these hounds is being done and will continue to be done. Please hold any donations until we are sure that the dogs will be turned over to us for homing.
We very much appreciate the concern expressed from all around the world, and the offers of help. We will continue to update you as the situation develops.
Patricia Cobb, President, IWCA
Doug Marx, President, IWF
Jean Minnier, IWCA, IWF Rescue Coordinator
Attached is a message from Judy Chantelois, Food Coordinator for the upcoming Fun Match. The Club is in need of your help to make this another great PVIWC event! Please read her note below and take the time to respond.
Anne Flannigan signed up for sodas and green salad, Susan Montgomery signed up for brownies, Bill and Lisa McKinney signed up for tortilla chips and salsa, Brad Lust signed up for soda and water. Diane and I are arranging for quite a bit: (eg. hamburger, buns, charcoal, utensils, cups, plates, etc.).
Hot dogs, preferably Kosher
Chips and dips (someone has already signed up for tortilla chips and salsa, so we needed another type)
Soda (one person has signed up, but I think we need two or three people to bring soda)and water
Tossed salad and dressing
Side dishes and side salads
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Preview for GVFRRC - Lure Coursing Test and Trial Sept 20 & 21,2014
Flyer for SKC - obedience/rally trial Nov 1 & 2, 2014
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Marked catalog for 2014 PVIWC Specialty Show