by Evelyn Avila
Her name is TEENA. She is discovering what love means for the first time. She is learning to smile for the first time. She is giving humans a second chance. She is one of the “7 In Need”. This is their story!
“On Friday May 2nd, 2014 Boxer Rescue Ontario received a call from a shelter to rescue seven homeless boxers whose owner passed away. There was no next of kin to deal with these poor babies that range from an estimated age of one to three years old. All of them being unaltered.
They were found in very bad shape and emaciated, ranging from 11kg/24lb to 16kg/35lb. That’s less than half the weight of a healthy boxer. A severe hoarder case, left one male and six females that spent all their lives in cages and on concrete floors. The skin is missing and raw from their paw pads, some infected. They have hard sores on their bodies from laying on concrete and up against the inside of their cages. Two of these neglected girls even have missing toenails.
Our intake director went onsite The following Monday to assess each dog. They were found with dull coats and dark patches, indicating poor health, tiny rips in their ears, broken teeth and gums grown over, two of which will require dental care that could reach $1,000 each. In the videos, you will witness that they don’t even know how to properly walk on grass. Watch the video HERE~Boxer Rescue Ontario”
All 7 boxers are now in a foster home but they still need funds to cover their vetting. As a volunteer for Boxer Rescue Ontario, I can assure you that your donation, small or big, will help these beautiful dogs as they get ready for their new life. Follow their progress on Boxer Rescue Ontario Facebook page and visit their Online Auction happening this weekend JUNE 6-8. Father’s Day is just around the corner!