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Although it has not felt much   book into digital form. We will be offering the publication
                              like spring in many parts of the   (both in print and electronically) for sale later this year. We
                              country, May is here and June is   have a limited number of beautiful hardbound copies that
                              on the horizon. There has been no  we’ll have at Nationals in Sturbridge, MA. This book has
                              rest for dedicated rescues and their  more than 250 articles and numerous photographs
                              volunteers; they have continued in  featuring historic Akitas in the United States. You’ll find one
                              their efforts to rescue Akitas from   article printed in this issue of Akita Crusader.
                              unfortunate situations and spring   We are also pleased to have two online stores open
                              seems to have brought more Akitas  and ready for business. Our logo store (https://
                              in need. ACAR has also been busy offers a wide variety of apparel with an
         with both short and long-term projects.               embroidered ACAR logo.
            A heartfelt thank you to a special Southern California   Our second store is through Zazzle (https://
         group led by ACAR board member Shannon Miller. The or search on Zazzle’s
         group gave up a beautiful April Saturday to work at an   site for AkitaClubRescue). Imagination and creativity have
         ATTS temperament test raising almost $2,000 to benefit   been pinging off the roof!
         ACAR. Shannon singlehandedly organized the successful    ACAR’s Zazzle store features artwork created
         testing event bringing together more 30 dogs, including   exclusively for our use—you won’t find it anywhere else. In
         eight Akitas, all of whom passed, in Orange, CA.      addition to a variety of Akita designs, we have great gifts
            The California wonder team included Anita Palmer,   for any dog lover.
         Kathy Webster, Teri Meredyth, Nikki Snell, Peggy McDill,   We hope you’ll show your support by browsing through
         Sheri Stickley, Laurin Remphrey, Jim Ruebhausen, and   the merchandise at either store. ACAR receives a small
         Tom and Shannon Miller.                               percentage on each item sold; so, every purchase you
            We also encourage everyone to participate, donate or   make helps us.
         sponsor a participant in BEAR’s annual Whisker Walk. This   If you have suggestions about what you would like to
         BEAR fundraiser is their biggest annual event and every   see in the stores, let us know; we’ll do our best to make it
         donation goes toward giving unfortunate Akitas a chance   happen.
         for a wonderful life.                                    Until next time, best wishes and let’s keep working
            In our other news, we are thrilled to announce that   together to change every rescued Akita’s future.
         through a generous donor, ACAR has acquired the
         copyrights and printed copies of the book The Best of the                    Wayne
         First Decade of Akita World magazine. The first decade
         spans 1982 through 1992. We are currently converting the

                                 I would like to bring you up to   amount of $500 per dog to assist towards medical care
                             date on what ACAR has             along with boarding.
                             accomplished. As of today, we have      ACAR’s fundraising committee is “cooking up” a pretty
                             distributed over $29,000 to our ACA   special and unique fundraiser. ACAR is sure this fundraiser
         approved hands-on rescues. If you follow any of the ACA   will allow both you and your Akita to participate in the fun.
         Akita rescue pages on Facebook, you will see they have   Please watch ACAR’s Facebook (Akita Club of America
         been extremely busy saving an overwhelming vast number   Rescue) this month to find out details.
         of Akitas.
             The board recently created an Emergency Rescue
         Policy to be utilized by the rescues during natural disasters   Sincerely,
         or larger intakes of three or more Akitas. As a result of a   Sherry Lockrem
         breeder surrendering several dogs to a small rural shelter,   CFO & Fundraising Chair
         ACAR provided assistance immediately to the approved
         rescue. ACAR was able to provide financial support in the

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