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Hope your holidays are filled with slobbery kisses, wet noses and warm snuggles. season’s greetings from the 2021 buddies!
We are incredibly thankful for your continued support of our efforts. When we received our tax-exempt status 18 years ago, we could never have imagined we would be able to help over two thousand dogs in need. We have been able to do this because of YOU. Because of the generous gifts of your time and money YOU have made a difference in so many lives – both two and four legged! Because of YOU, last year we were able to assist over sixty dogs, including several dogs with major medical conditions, knowing we had the ability to provide them with the specialty care they needed to get them ready to move on to the next chapter of their life. In addition to taking dogs into rescue, vetting them, and finding them forever homes, we also spent time counseling owners and helping them troubleshoot issues and offering options for them to keep their dogs instead of surrendering them to rescue.
Our preferred vets and their staff worked tirelessly to help our dogs get the care they desperately needed as quickly as possible – which we all know is not easy these days! Many of the vets and their staff worked their magic to fit our dogs into an already fully booked schedule and some even came in on their days off to operate on and take care of our dogs. We are so appreciative of our vets and their staff – without them we could not do what we do!
Our year ended with a bang with the arrival of the Magnificent Seven into rescue. These dogs were used in a backyard breeding operation and when their owner passed away with no other family around, they were taken to the shelter. The dogs were quarantined in the shelter while the cause of death was determined and then they remained there for weeks while the owner’s family decided whether they were going to take them or not. When the shelter asked us to take the dogs, we took a deep breath and said yes. Our best laid plans for quick vetting were waylaid by an outbreak of kennel cough among all of them so they went into quarantine at the vet hospital until they could be safely spayed and neutered. The Magnificent Seven were ecstatic to finally be released to our foster homes where they proved to be some of the sweetest dogs we’ve ever met. We are pleased to report that as of now all but two of the seven have found their forever homes!
While once again we were not able to hold our Boston Tea Party, we were able to conduct several online fundraisers which were highly successful in raising much needed funds for the dogs. Our online auctions and monthly Spin for Paws are immensely popular and a lot of fun! If you haven’t yet participated in them we encourage you to keep an eye out on our Facebook page for the next online event! We are optimistic that we will be able to hold a Boston Tea Party once again in 2022 and we cannot wait to see all of you! Check our Facebook page and here for announcement of the date and location!
With much gratitude, all of us at Boston Buddies wish each and every one of you an incredibly happy holiday season and send our best wishes for a prosperous and healthy 2022.