LIFE OR DEATH!!!  Which one lives and which one doesn’t?  All of our funds for medical expenses have been exhausted. We need your help to pay for HW treatment for Bryce so he can recovery and live his life as he deserves for another ten to twelve years. 

Saving dogs that are heartworm positive leaves only two choices, life or death. If the HW’s are not treated, the dog will not survive. Paying for the treatment is a huge financial burden and rescues don’t know if the dog is HW positive until after the dog is taken into their program. Then the choice for the rescue becomes ominous, either find the money to treat the dog or face a heartbreaking decision.

Many rescue stories start with a volunteer in LA driving home from work, she comes across at least three dogs and continues to drive trying to shut out the sweet faces she passes. She spots one that she cannot look away from; it’s a dog wandering in the cold, matted, full of fleas, an open untreated wound, thin from hunger and as she came closer he picked his head up and looked right at her with a pleading expression in his eyes. That is when his legs gave out and he collapsed on the ground unable to take another step.

There is only so much a heart can take and the volunteer said to herself – if I save just one dog today, I can sleep tonight. She stops and gets out of the truck with a leash, she never leaves home without one, as she loops the leash over the dog’s head he does not resist. She bends to scoop him up because of his gaunt scrawny condition and the exhausted dog collapses in her arms as soon as he felt the tender loving touch of her hand that let him know that she is compassionate. Through all the pain and fatigue, he manages to wag his tail and as she talks to him softly, he knows this is it—he has been saved, this is the one.

Rescue Dog Village volunteers have their heart split wide open when they see a dog in pain even though they know that getting the medical treatment will be difficult. The fleas get treated, she gives the shaking dog a bath and puts medication on the open wound. She takes him to her home, feeds him small meals and the dog doesn’t even chew the food, he swallows it whole. She wraps him in a blanket and tucks him in a warm crate and says to herself – he would not have made it much longer out there. She whispered a soft good night as his eyes were already closed and he was on the brink of deep sleep. The next day she takes him to the vet to get wormed, vaccinated and tested for heartworm—he is heartworm positive.

Rescue Dog Village is committed to treat injured and ill pets whether they have a broken leg, suffer from mange, are heartworm positive, or whatever else ails them. RDV is not funded by the state or local government and are not a recipient of outside funds. Heartworm treatment is expense and RDV does not require adopters to pay medical expenses or ask for reimbursement for the critical care that the dog they adopt receives when it goes above the adoption fee. For a tiny little rescue, is an enormous obligation that is vital for the survival of our dogs?

Bryce needs heartworm treatment. And when he is very old, and can no longer enjoy good health, hearing or sight, he won’t know that it was because of you that they were given a chance. However, he will know that he shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath they draw that their fate was always safest in the many hands that let him know how compassion feels.

If you can’t donate, we certainly understand. However, could you pretty please cross-post this message to just one other person that might be able to help? Bryce’s faces below would greatly appreciate it and it would make a difference between death of heart-worms or life.

PLEASE GIVE WHAT YOU CAN AND PASS THE MESSAGE ON TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COWORKERS



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BRYCE’S RESCUE STORY

Bryce is an active boy that loves to chase the ball and play with toys. He’s being well socialized and loves to give puppy kisses and play with his favorite squeaky toy. He is a wonderful little guy who loves to cuddle, but also knows how to play and have a good time He is sure to make your life complete with every puppy kiss and tail wag. Bryce is a Cur and is very responsive to kindness and are family-oriented but wary of strangers. They have an outstanding disposition and love kids. They are protective of the property and family, but not overly protective or aggressive. Basically, they have the sense to know when there’s trouble and when there’s not. People who have these dogs say owning a Cur is an enjoyable endeavor for the whole family. They will amaze you daily and will try to please you every way they physically can. As one owner said, he “believed they would cut wood for him if they could.”

Yet another sweet and beautiful puppy running loose and scared on the street because someone could not take the time for a simple procedure of spaying/neutering. Bryce is 12 weeks old, an adorable Cur mix, who was rescued along with his brothers. Luckily they did not encounter any tragedy that would leave them hurt or scarred, except for being discarded and unwanted. They are young puppies, however, so they will not remember, and they will grow to be wonderful, loving companions.

Bryce is a spirited pup who can play hard but also cuddle up with you at the end of the day. He lives in a foster home with her siblings, who all serve as playmates. As with all puppies, supervision is still needed around the house – as a teething puppy, he might find your socks. Her favorite things to do is giving kisses, napping, and of course being a great friend.

Bryce currently spends his time playing with his siblings all day long. He is learning to trust humans. He is cautious when approached, but warming up nicely as the days go by. Like any puppy, he likes to frolic, chew and explore, and will need lots of puppy training, but his disposition is sweet and he seems very eager to learn. Now all he needs is a forever home; one that will keep him safe and love him unconditionally. Will you open your heart to Bryce?

We owe it to our dogs that the wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue and the first chapter of their new forever lives deserve him. He is ready to slide right into your heart, do you have the requirements of a forever home of his own and endless love to celebrate his special qualities?

This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt

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