Saturday, June 30, 2007

Missy's Road to Recovery

BTRNC came into foster care as she was being rushed to the emergency clinic. Frail and weak, she'd had puppies. The puppies died and the bleeding started. She spent the next several days recuperating from her near death experience- adjusting to regular care, food and attention. When she was strong enough, she was moved to her foster home where she would spend the next couple of months undergoing heartworm treatment.

With one month of foster care now under her belt, Missy now weighs a healtheir 17lbs and is filling out all of the extra skin that once lay flacid.

Upon arrival, Missy regarded her foster siblings with fear and uncertainty; today she happily plays and snuggles with them. She is a very sweet loving dog and knows no strangers. Given the chance, Missy will crawl into an unsuspecting lap, roll over on her back and fall asleep as her tummy is rubbed.

She has had a few medical snags along the way, but with continued vet care and the watchful eye of her foster mom she will complete her journey with her health restored and her spirit renewed. We are confident of this.

Missy will join the ranks of BTRNC's great saves. These spots are reserved for dogs who would have died were it not for BTRNC's intervention. We pride ourselves on these happy endings as they are a continual reminder of the importance of our mission. But these happy endings come at a cost. To date, we have spent over $2,000 on Missy's veterinary care. Saving a dog from the brink of death isn't cheap but we all agree, it is worth it. Please visit Missy on the Available Dogs page, and if you are able, make a contribution towards Missy's care so we can prepare for the next great save.
Another story for the record books, believes
The Bashful Boston

6 Comments:

At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Debbie Manegre said...

Saving dear, sweet Missy is definitely worth it! Thank you BTRNC for saving her.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Debbie said...

Way to go, Missy! I am so proud of you. You are doing a great job in your foster home and will soon be heartworm negative. I love you very much and am looking forward to you moving into your forever home.

 
At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a proud Boston Mommie, Missy has really touched my heart. Her story is similar to the one my Sadie Jane endured prior to being rescued by an angel at the dog pound.

Thank you for saving Missy. She will make a wonderful addition to her forever family. Please keep us posted.

 
At 12:31 AM, Anonymous Tina with JJ, Cindy and Spike said...

Missy, You are becoming such a big and beautiful girl. God Bless your rescue family!

 
At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Shaanon & Family said...

I Love you little Missy...You will always have a special place in our hearts....

 
At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Shannon & Family said...

We love you Missy , You will always have a special place in our hearts.....

 

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