Because of YOUR donatioons . . .
BTRWW has helped these rescued Bostons
from January to March 2024
Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington (BTRWW) provides grants to 501c3 rescues and organizations that take in and care for Boston Terriers with special needs beyond routine care.
Clinton - February 2024 - 1 year old male and male from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
10 year old Clinton was picked up as a stray and landed in a local shelter. When no one came for him, he was then turned over to MidAmerica BTR due to his age. He arrived with kennel cough, elevated liver values and high eye pressure because of glaucoma. Sweet Clinton is also deaf.
Clinton had his eye removed and has completely recovered. His remaining eye has some vision. He is adjusting well and loves life! He is a snuggler, gets along with everyone and loves to play with his toys. He is on medication for his liver and mild arthritis. He is up for adoption into Topeka, KS.
Rosco - February 2024 - 9 year old male and male from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Rosco’s, a Boston-Frenchie mix, owner passed away and MidAmerica BTR was called in to help. They were shocked to see that this dog could not breath through his nose at all. His mouth was open all the time. He also struggled to keep food down due to his elongated palate. He was being fostered in KS but was transported to NE to have surgery on his elongated palate and to expand his nostrils.
Rosco showed immediate relief with his breathing following his nostril surgery. He is no longer vomiting food post his palate surgery. Life is GOOD!
This is a new world for Rosco. He is being fostered in De Moines, IA.
Bosco - January 2024 - 15 year old male and male from MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue
Bosco‘s owner fell Ill and he found himself dropped off at a local shelter. The shelter reached out to MidAmerica BTR due to his age and health issues. He needed a dental with 14 teeth pulled, three more fell out when the tarter was removed. Now Bosco has 7 teeth left and is feeling much better. He was also diagnosed with high liver values and Cushing’s disease.
Sweet Bosco will be entering MidAmerica’s Palliative Care Program where all of his wants and needs will be taken care of.
Valentina Cupid - January 2024 - 2 year old female and male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee - Florida
Valentina came to BTR of East Tennessee-Fl Division via the Brevard Shelter. She was suffering with an eye injury and the shelter tried to remove the eye. They then reached out to BTRETN-FL for help. When she was picked up it was clear that something was wrong. Her eye was swollen and goopy. A second surgery was scheduled immediately.
Valentina underwent her second surgery on 2-8-2024. It was found that gauze was left in her eye and there was an infection present. She is back with her foster near Orlando and is healing one day at a time. When she is healed completely, she will be put up for adoption.
Ruger James - January 2024 - 6 year old male and male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee - Florida
Ruger’s family was evicted, and they abandoned him in his home. He was removed from the home and taken to a shelter who in turn reached out to BTR of East Tennessee-FL Division. When BTRETN picked Ruger up he had severe eye issues, poor skin conditions and was coughing. He was in a lot of pain because of the high pressure in his eye. The rescue’s veterinarian wanted to clear up his cough and skin before he removed Ruger’s eye. He was given pain meds for his eye and meds to clear up his cough and skin. Two weeks after arriving at BTRETN Ruger had his left eye removed. No more pain.
Ruger is settling in with his foster family and his behavior and interactions with the children and other dogs have improved. He will be looking for a new home in a couple of weeks.
Rebel and Reba - January 2024 - 5 month old female and male from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue
These two puppies were released from a breeder to MidAmerica BTR. The first couple of days it was assumed their lack of energy was them being timid. However, things became worse, and they landed at the vet clinic. They both tested positive for PARVO. Reba was in the hospital for 3 days and Rebel was in the hospital for 7 days.
Both Reba and Reebel have recovered completely and have been adopted. One went to MO and the other one went to WY.
Tofu Butters - January 2024 - 2.5 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Tofu Butters was pulled from the Durham Animal Protection Services in North Carolina by BTR of East Tennessee. He was being fostered in NYC. He was having neurological symptoms of full body tremors, fly biting and diarrhea. He was rushed to the ER. The Neurologist said that they have localized his multifocal symptoms to the vestibular area of his brain which regulates, among other things, balance, ability to stay awake, the fly-biting behavior, etc. An MRI was scheduled. Tofu’s MRI and spinal tap were unremarkable. No tumor!!! Several additional tests for metabolic diseases were also run. We now have a diagnosis: COMS.
Caudal Occipital Malformation Syndrome is a congenital skull anomaly, making the skull too small to fit the entire brain. This results in kinking of part of the brainstem and intermittent disruption to normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid. This condition is very common in small breeds and brachycephalic dogs. The consequence of intermittent obstruction of normal spinal fluid flow is a backup of fluid, resulting in fluid pockets within the spinal cord (syringohydromyelia), and sometimes changes to the ventricular system in the brain. There is no definitive cure for this condition, but they attempt to control clinical signs with medications aimed at decreasing inflammation and decreasing production of cerebrospinal fluid.
Tofu is holding his own. He was adopted by his foster Mom and is living the life in NYC.
Junie Bloom - January 2024 - 7 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Junie Bloom was pulled from the York Co. Humane Society in South Carolina by BTR of East Tennessee. Junie has had several health issues since entering rescue. She has had recurrent UTIs, Seizures and pyometra twice. She has had surgery twice. The vet says that the seizures may have been related to her pyometra.
Junie has recovered from her surgeries and has gained weight back. She has been adopted and is living in her forever home in GA.
Poncho Baytown - January 2024 - 1.5 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Poncho was an owner surrender to BTR of East Tennessee. He was deaf and had anxiety. He also had chronic & severe regurgitation while in rescue. He had an abdominal ultrasound which did not turn up anything relating to his issue. A further medical consultation was also done with no decisive results. As of now he is being treated with medications and diet changes and his symptoms have improved some.
Poncho is up for adoption as a special needs Boston. He is being fostered in GA.
Teddy Roo - January 2024 - 10 year old male from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Ten year old Teddy was found by a good samaritan in North Carolina and taken to BTR of East Tennessee. He came in with a mouth full of bad teeth and a growth on his penis shaft. He had his dental and the growth was removed. It turned out to be hemangiosarcoma and is likely to return.
Sweet Teddy Roo has recovered from his surgeries and is waiting to be adopted. He is being fostered in NC.
Cookie Bear - January 2024 - 7.5 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Cookie Bear was pulled from the Baltimore Shelter by BTR of East Tennessee. She came in with a tumor on her front leg. The tumor was removed when she was spayed. BTRETN is waiting for the cytology report to come back before posting Cookie Bear for adoption.
Cookie Bear is being fostered in West Virginia.
Macy Mei - January 2024 - 12 year old female from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee
Macy Mei came to BTR of East Tennessee when her owner passed away. The dogs were in deplorable condition when found. She had a large mast cell tumor that had maggots in it. She had smaller tumors all over her body. She also had a UTI and an ear infection. Macy’s mast cell tumor began bleeding profusely about a month after she was found. Her bleeding could not be stopped, and surgery was not an option. The only thing the rescue could do was to send her to Rainbow Bridge.
Fly free sweet Macy Mei!
Boston Terrier Rescue of Western Washington solely assists other 501C3 rescues and organizations that take in a dog needing medical care. The events that we hold in our fundraising group help these Bostons in need.
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