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Reader's Exchange: Dachshund could use a donation

Can anyone help a veterinarian help one of her canine patients? Dr. Amber Parker of the Veterinary Medical Clinic in Tampa has a patient that is a dachshund with a spinal injury. The 15-pound dog can no longer use its hind limbs, and although the owner is doing a wonderful job caring for the dog, the owner cannot afford a "doggie wheelchair," which would help the dog with mobility. Dr. Parker is hoping that someone out there may have one to donate. She can be reached at the Veterinary Medical Clinic at (813) 289-4086.

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Martin and Sue Dietz of Largo are avid REX readers, and most recently they were thrilled to receive costumes that Sue will use in a show she is putting on in her community. Now Sue is hoping that someone out there is playing the Monopoly game at Albertsons, as she is in search of pieces T 42, 43, 53, 60, 66, 78, 82 and 88. Sue says that she's especially after T 60 for her grandson. She says that if money is the prize, she will split it with you. She can be reached at (727) 515-0295. Martin is president of the Computer Club in their community, and he has a multitude of computers and computer-related items he would like to give away. He has a monitor, keyboards, "mice," an HP LaserJet 41 printer, a Lexmark X204n printer and a Lexmark Z65. If you can use any or all of these, contact Martin at (727) 515-0295.

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Dale Tessler of St. Petersburg is working on a needlepoint project and needs canvas and needlepoint yarn in order to complete it. If you have these materials and are willing to donate them to Dale, she can be reached at (941) 730-0446.

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There's no end to the amount of wonderful people out there who donate their time and talent for the benefit of others. Binky Patrol is a nonprofit organization committed to making and donating blankets to children who are in need of comfort because of illness or a variety of other reasons. Barbi Parent runs the St. Petersburg chapter of Binky Patrol, and she wrote in to request fabric donations — fleece, cotton, yarn or any other materials suitable for making a blanket. To learn more about Binky Patrol, visit To donate fabric, contact Barbi at (727) 710-3640.

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Calling all crafters! Kay Quackenbush of Dunedin has been spring cleaning, and has some crafting supplies to give to a good home. She has a box of ceramic beads, purchased specifically for macrame, and a box of lamp supplies for making stained glass lamps. Kay says that in each case, if you are interested in the items you must take the whole box. Kay can be reached via e-mail at, or by phone at (727) 734-1120.

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Stephen Emineth of Clearwater has some aquariums that need a new home. Among them are a reptile tank, which is a 10-gallon tank with the heater and accessories, two betta fish tanks, fish food and several glass and plastic fish bowls of various sizes. Stephen says he is willing to part with all of it to make a child (or adult) happy. If you are interested, please call Stephen at (727) 242-5954.

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Reader's Exchange: Dachshund could use a donation 05/20/11 [Last modified: Friday, May 20, 2011 4:30am]
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