Donate Now and Become A Hercules Hero!
TOTAL RAISED (AS OF 9/29/17): $10,765.46
Calling all human mortals looking to lend a helping hand and become immortalized in the eyes of a precious pup in need!! Give a huge and heavenly hello to our 1 year old boy, HERCULES!! Our very own zero from the Long Beach Shelter has quickly become a Boston Buddies hero indeed but is also one handsome humble little hero in serious need. A perfectly imperfect mess, Hercules came in to the shelter as a stray in bad shape at best; his ears have been painfully cropped by previous foolish mortals, he was completely blind in one eye due to an injury left untreated, and he also had an umbilical hernia (the eye was removed and hernia repaired when he was neutered). And the lightning bolt to top of this perfect storm, Hercules suffers from congenital deformities in both of his front legs. 3D images from a CT scan show that both of Hercules paws are disconnected from his leg bones and that both leg bones are curved in an “s” shape – first bending outward and then bending inward. The orthopedic surgeon plans to fuse Hercules’ paws to his legs and then cut the curved bones and put in place a plate to straighten them out. Sounds like a massive mess for us mortals, but bless our human souls because Herc is certainly on a roll!!
The Muses, goddesses of the arts, put it perfectly in Disney’s Hercules:
“Who put the glad in gladiator, HERCULES!
Whose daring deeds are great theater? Hercules!
Is he bold? No one braver! Is he sweet? Our fav’rite flavor!
Hercules, Hercules …”
No physical disability can diminish Hercules deep determination and no foolish mortal of the past can strip him of his superhuman sweet soul! Hercules is doing great in his foster home, learning the ways of the pack, how to respect his elders, and even use the doggy door. He gets around the house with the help of PawFriction, a product that helps him gain/maintain traction on surfaces, and we’ll tell ya he is one fast fellow! Once he undergoes surgery he should be soaring around town just as swift as Pegasus!! Super playful, insanely snuggly, and endlessly sweet—Hercules is certainly a heavenly treat!!
Between visits to the general vet, the ophthalmologist, and the orthopedic surgeon, medical expenses to help Hercules go the distance have already reached $3,100 and will steadily rise to the highest peak of Mt. Olympus by the time our hero is fully healed and rehabilitated. This is why we come to you merciful mortals, heroes happy and hoping to help, and ask for your support in donating to the HERCULES HERO FUND!! We are so humbly seeking donations to reach our goal of $15,000 to help Hercules find where he belongs for furever, happy, and HEALTHY!
BUT WAIT! Hercules has worked his charms on a special admirer who has agreed to match all donations raised dollar for dollar up to $15,000! That means every dollar you donate becomes two dollars for Boston Buddies!
Check back to this page often – we will be posting the names of Hercules Heroes! Also check out Hercules’ Facebook Photo Album on the Boston Buddies Facebook page where we will be posting photos and updates!
To donate to the Hercules Hero Fund use this special PayPal button
You can also snail mail in a check payable to Boston Buddies to our mailing address:
19051 Goldenwest St. #106-145 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
– just make a note on the check that it is for the Hercules Hero Fund.
YOU can make a difference, YOU can be a real hero, no gift is too small – and don’t forget – your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.
Funds raised for the Hercules Hero Fund will first be used to pay for the medical care for Hercules. Any funds raised in excess of those needed to support Hercules will be used to support the rescue efforts of Boston Buddies, which provides veterinary care, fostering and placement of abandoned and owner surrendered Boston Terriers.
(As of September 29, 2017)
Mark and Karen Engman
Cesar Rodriguez – Sending love from Oliver,Layla,Rufus and Zoey
Terri Brown – Stay strong Hercules. Only good things ahead no more bad.
Alexandra Caccaitore – For Hercules the Hero. Stay strong, my boston
Samantha Rieck – With love from Buster and family
Christa Faust – Hang in there, Herc!
Ashley Kilbride – Speedy recovery
Marissa Padilla – Prayers for healing and happiness!!! Thank you Boston Buddies!!! Love your very own Wallie
Neale Ramos -Bruiser and I wish and hope for a speedy recovery for Hercules. He will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Karyn Gramando – ❤
Margarite F Olmos
Rhiannon Roberts -From Dixie & Dexter (Dixie our Boston Terrier & Dexter our mixed breed rescue)
Jason Farmer – Get better Hercules!
Barbara Briscoe – For Hercules he is sooo cute.
Nicholas Laird – In honor of Little Sammy, Darla’s baby who didn’t make it.
Kaytie Prater – For Hercules! From Kaytie, Augie, and izzy!
Shana Porcellino – Love Ricky, Lucy, Gidget & Joker
West Romero – GO HERC!
Tiffany Kalishevich – Much love to Hercules
Rene Brookbank – Love & Recovery
William Taylor – For Hercules
Rebecca Johnson – Hope he finds his furever home
Sandra Rodrigue- Hugs and kisses to Hercules
Summer Bec – Sending you healing energy Hercules!
Christina Villanueva – Speedy recovery Hercules!
Sandy Allis -Get well soon, Herc!!!!!
James Anderson – Get well soon buddy! Xo, The Andersons
boobieglam.com – Go Hercules!!!!!!!
Sandra Hayes – Good luck sweet boy!
Dawn Decker – Hercules, you can go to the distance!
Colette Jones – Get well soon!!!
Faye Curtis – “Puggie prayers, and lots of love to the mighty Hercules from ShellyBelle, Booboo Bear pugs”
Dana Rogers – Get better lil fella!
Sean Dobbs – Hang tight bud. We’re all rooting for you!!
Christine Crocker – You’re in the road to recovery and a forever home! ❤
Jody Dorroh – HUGS!!!!
Michele Hammers – Our own little Boston Buddy, Monty, sends puppy wishes for health and happiness!
Lili Chin (Doggiedrawings.net)
Priscilla Bolanos – I want to hug you handsome boy! ❤️
Phillip Olsen – All the best little fella! You’re going to find a gorgeous new home and family
Mary J Donohoe
Nancy Couhig – Hercules you are such an awesome boy. 2 Boston buddies would love to help!
Brian Ong – Get better soon buddy! -Brian & Quyen
Scott Martinez – Get well little cutie!!
Trish Carpico – We love you Hercules! Mugsy, LilyPants and The Mommo Carpico
Andrea Wood – Sending love to Hercules
Andrea Masingale – Get better soon Big Guy!
Michelle Crews – Stay strong little man!!! You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Terri Crook – The Crook Pack loves Hercules! We know he “Can Go the Distance” !!!
Jazmin Diaz – I wish I could donate more but I’m praying for a happy and healthy future!!!
Enrique Garcia – Lots of love to you Hercules!!
Tony Tedford – For Hercules!! Go boy!!
Wendy Roberts – Get well little man!!!
Elli England – Love you, Hercules!
Jennifer Mora – Sending you my love!!
Melissa Wian – Wishing you a speedy recovery cutie!
Daniel Smith – Prayers & Pawsitive vibes are with you Hercules
Frances Jimenez – God bless you sweet boy.
Margarite F Olmos – Giving again. Hercules, you’re too cute! Get better soon, buddy.
Linda Morrison – Get well from Moondog!
Kristy Mendes – XO maybe he can come to the event so we can give him kisses.
Erin McFadden – Lots of love, Hercules! We are moving back to Huntington Beach next year and hope to meet you some day!
Yuheng Liu – Stay Strong buddy
Janine La Sage – ❤❤❤
Art & Teri Twaddell
Julie Viall – Get well soon Handsome Boy
Heather Race – Sending love and snuggles!!!
Kathy Baez – All our love Hercules! Kathy & Arturo Baez, Rocky, Reina, Zoe & KitKat
Eretha’s Candles – Here is my donation for Hercules. I donated 100% of my treat sales. Love, Eretha, Robert, Ozzy & Bella Cervantes = BOW, Inc.
Elaine Engman – Love you little Hercules
Shelby Johansen – Lots of love and fast healing from our Boston and Frenchie loving home!!
Cherish Changala – Sweet Hercules…may you recover well. Everyone is cheering for you! Cherish, Luke & Lola
Anna Lissa Guinto – Hope you get well soon so we can see you
Anna Lissa Guinto – Good luck Hercules Get well soon
Laurie Smith – In honor of Rex, from Laurie, Mark, Ansel, Davey and LeBron
Peter Brewer – Hercules you are the best keep your head up and tail wagging.
Ramie Takahashi – Wishing you a quick recovery and best of luck with your remaining surgeries!!
Susanne Tobin – Hercules…be strong little buddy! You’re special and wonderful and we all love you to bits!
Elizabeth Graham – You, little man, are going to get a fantastic forever home. XOXOXOXOXOX
Britney Greenberg – Stay strong little cutie!
Margarite F Olmos
Emma Ross – Get well soon Hercules
Drinda Lombardi – For Hercules … and if is that covered, please apply to any other dog.
Nancy and James Whitney
Katherine Faith – I am so sorry to you Hercules, on behalf of all humans, for the terrible things that have happened to you. I am so grateful that you have fallen into loving and caring hands. Much love and hope from the Katie, Matt, Vince and Jury.
Suzanne Garcia – Stay strong Hercules!! You are such a cutie!
Charles Conze – Wish I had more to give Hercules, wishing you a good forever home and a long life with a loving family
Ran Harosh – Hope you feel better little guy
Mandara Takowsky – Hercules! Hercules! ❤️❤️
Rie Sera – In honor/memory of Sachi
David Bartley – In memory of Hope and Harmony. We LOVE you Hercules!
Bluewater Properties, LLC
Sierra Wood – Stay strong lil fella! xoxo
Ivana Maratas – With love from San Luis Obispo, CA!
Consumer Education Associates
Jaclyn Kost – Get well soon! Love and woofs, Charlie
Mersina Angell – Hang in there, pal! You are so loved. Use that as your strength.
Anne Peterson – Good luck to the sweet little guy!