Who’s the Boss? It’s none other than Boss the Boston Terrier! On Sunday night, September 22nd, a kind couple noticed a small dog limping along the side of the road. They called animal control, and waited with the dog until the officer arrived. The animal control officer reported that the dog could barely walk, and may have been struck by a vehicle. The dog was taken to the Tucker County Animal Shelter in West Virginia.
Shelter manager Cathy Parsons gave the dog the name Boss and took him to the vet for his initial vetting and treatment. While the vet found no obvious injuries, evidence of sarcoptic mange was found, for which he was treated. The vet’s best guess is that Boss is about six years old.
With the shelter’s budget already depleted (thanks to several costly hoarding cases) for the fiscal year ending June 30th, Cathy turned to RADAR for help with Boss. And we turned to our dedicated donors with an urgent appeal. In just a few hours all of the needed funds were raised!
Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) in Maryland agreed to take Boss. He will be transported on October 26th. Cathy told us this about Boss: “He’s a jewel, that’s for sure. Boss is house trained, loves his doggie bed and eats well. He’s such an easygoing fellow!” Click here to view more photos of Boss.
RADAR paid for all of the initial vetting and treatment costs for Boss totaling $168.
UPDATE! All funds for Boss have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! When Boss arrived at his rescue, his right eye was very swollen. He was taken to ophthalmologist, and was diagnosed with glaucoma. It was determined that he was blind in that eye, and that due to the severe pain the eye needed to be removed.
UPDATE! Boss has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Boss:
Amy Clauss Moorby; Catherine Morris; Lisa Altemose; Adam Berkhoff; Diane McIntosh; Diana Berkstresser; Michele Anderson
Added on October 21, 2013.