A local veterinarian called me for help with this wonderful Boxer mix. The dog had come into the vet and was emaciated. He had some sores on his butt and was not in very good shape. The owner was in a wheelchair and the dog was tied up out back. The owner could not get back there to feed the dog and basically, the dog was starving. I told the vet that I would make a call, but I thought I had a foster home for him.
I called Sarah and her husband, Nate. They foster Boxers for us and do a fabulous job. I knew that “Bruiser”, as he was called, would thrive under their care. Bruiser was put on antibiotics for his sores and Panacur for de-worming. Sarah and Nate came to meet Bruiser and they loved him. He is SUCH a sweet boy. They took him home and are helping him recover and gain his health back.
His new name is Sheldon. It’s our belief that we must rename our dogs when they come into our program-it symbolizes them leaving their old life behind and beginning a new Chain of Hope life of good health, much love and a forever home. Sheldon is a very handsome boy and has a really awesome personality. He will be neutered when he gains some more weight. He gets along fine with other dogs and is enjoying being a house dog finally!
Thanks for keeping us out there!