Thursday, August 13, 2009


Suzie as we now call her is about 10 years old. We can safely assume she had a home and a family who loved her or she probably would not have reached senior status. She is also over weight so someone was certainly feeding her.

Maybe her people lost their jobs and their home and couldn't afford to keep Suzie any longer. Maybe her person died and there was no one left to take her. Maybe her family knew she needed vet care and could not afford it. Maybe she got lost from her family too far for them to find her and someone else found her. Maybe they couldn't face the animal control workers and hand their pet over.

Maybe they didn't know that the shelter wasn't open on Sundays. Maybe they didn't know that heat is dangerous to any animal and even more so to a dog with a short nose like boston terriers, pugs and boxers.

Maybe they thought they were doing the right thing by putting Suzie in her crate and driving her to the local shelter and leaving her outside on the sidewalk. Yes, they thought that would be better than turning her loose or giving her away to someone they didn't know with bad intentions.

Suzie was eventually found in her crate by a shelter worker. She escaped but was quickly caught because she collapsed from the heat and had a body temperature of 106 (normal is 103-104). She was dehydrated and suffering from heat exposure. The shelter worker found her in the nick of time, cooled her off, gave her fresh water and some food and contacted BTRNC who quickly moved to take her into foster care.

Suzie does have some medical issues but what can be fixed has been such as bad ear infections. She has become playful in her foster home. She gets along well with other dogs and loves to chew on hooves. Her foster Mom reports that she is a very sweet and loving girl who seems happy again.

Suzie is listed on our available dogs page. Maybe you are the one to give Suzie a second chance at a forever home....


At 12:22 AM, Blogger Teresa said...

I am sure she was very frightened and didn't understand why the humans in her life let her down but, Suzie had a higher power watching over her. I hope she finds her forever home and I know she will be showered with love until then. Good Luck Suzie!

At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I hear what this poor little thing went through I get so full of rage towards the "humans" that did this to her. I know I should not have this anger, but it is hard not to. I agree with Teresa that a higher power was watching over her. I love the Boston rescue that we adopted and I pray daily that all of these sweet dogs find a loving home.

At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
anyhow thanks for the good read!


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