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THE HOLIDAYS ARE MERRIER WITH A RESCUED BOSTON TERRIER!
hAPPY holidays FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT BOSTON BUDDIES AND the 2022 buddies!
A simple thank you is nowhere sufficient to convey the gratitude we have to the donors, volunteers, veterinarians, veterinarian technicians, foster families and adoptive families that have made it possible for Boston Buddies to assist over 2500 dogs since our inception 19 years ago. In 2022 we continued those efforts with 78 dogs coming into rescue as of November 30, joining the 10 dogs that were already in rescue at the beginning of 2022. We currently have 14 dogs in rescue, including 3 permanent foster dogs. To date this year 62 dogs found their forever homes and we are certain the right home is out there for our dogs that are currently looking.
Our efforts in 2022 continued to focus on those dogs most in need of rescue – the senior and special needs dogs who find themselves in a shelter with little hope of survival. Mara was one of those dogs, a special girl who found herself in the Baldwin Park shelter. Mara was skin and bones and scared. Her eyes were ulcerated, her skin was crusty, and her fur was just about nonexistent. We rescued Mara and gave her time to decompress in a quiet foster home while we took care of her medical concerns. As her skin and eyes improved a sweet, goofy girl who was eager to join in the family fun emerged. Mara still takes her time to warm up to new people, but once she knows you, she loves you. We were ecstatic when Mara’s foster mom said she wanted to adopt her! Tobi came to us not able to walk without falling over and after extensive testing he was diagnosed with MPS Type 1 – an incurable genetic disease. Tobi had six wonderful months of being part of a foster family until his body could carry on no longer and he crossed the Bridge. Harry came into the shelter with a prolapsed rectum, stenotic nares, and frequent regurgitation. Harry is healing from surgery to repair his rectal prolapse and correct his stenotic nares. Cherry was found along the freeway after being hit by a car and while her injuries from that healed, we discovered that she has a heart-based tumor. She is currently having radiation therapy to shrink that tumor. Rusty came to us with a huge perineal hernia – the size of a large grapefruit! After a few corrective surgeries, Rusty in on his way to recovery. Tanner was diagnosed with a heart murmur and after seeing the cardiologist was put on heart medication and is living his best life. Lt. Dan came to us with a severely fractured leg. Our orthopedic surgeon placed several plates and pins in his leg, and he is well on his way to recovery.
Boston Buddies had not one, but two litters of puppies in 2022 when momma dogs came to us right before they were ready to give birth – with each having 7 puppies! Finding foster homes ready to take on a pregnant dog and deal with an unknown number of puppies is not easy but Ruby Tuesday and then Cocoa Bean were fortunate to have two awesome foster moms who kept them and their families safe and loved until it was time to find forever homes! Our puppy foster moms are the best!
In addition to remaining focused on rescuing dogs in need in shelters, Boston Buddies was also able to facilitate nine owner to owner adoptions – putting an owner needing to rehome their dog in touch with a family that has gone through our approval process and waiting for the right match to come along. When this works out it means a dog is on their way to a new forever life with their adoptive family without having to enter rescue.
All this work is possible because of the generosity of our donors. Without that financial backing we could not take on the senior and special needs dogs that require an extra level of care.
Donations of any amount are most appreciated and may be made by visiting the Donation page of our website.
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 2023.