4 of 5 Maltese Dogs Adopted, More to Come!

Thanks to You, the League Is Able to Take More Needy Maltese Dogs

09-10 Maltese Dogs Update Rudy

RUDY is currently in loving foster home while he waits to be adopted.

Two weeks ago we shared with you the story of five Maltese Dogs that were removed by Marlborough Animal Control from the home where they were staying, due to unsanitary conditions.

We took the dogs in and cared for and treated their wide range of medical issues.

Despite everything they had been through, these pups were very friendly and four of the five dogs have already been adopted! Thanks to a wonderful family, little Rudy is in foster care while he patiently waits to find his perfect match.

The Maltese dogs that came to us are not the only ones that needed help and thanks to all of your generous donations, the Animal Rescue League of Boston is able to take in and care for more dogs from this case. Today we received five more Maltese dogs. They are currently settling in and undergoing behavioral and medical evaluations.

Please visit arlboston.kintera.org/2013maltese or click the button below to make a donation to help us pay for the care and treatment of these dogs and others like them.

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All of the dogs have medical concerns that will require veterinary attention and monitoring in the future. If you’re interested in adopting one of the Maltese dogs keep checking our Search Adoptables page. Their photos and adoption profiles will be posted online as soon as any of the dogs become available for adoption.

Visit arlboston.org/boston-shelter for more information and the address of our Boston shelter.

 

Five Maltese Dogs Who Need Your Help

Five very special guests at our Boston shelter can all use your help.

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Photo Credit: Maria L. Uribe

As reported in the MetroWest Daily News today, Marlborough Animal Control removed five Maltese dogs from the home where they were staying due to unsanitary conditions.

The dogs were filthy and appeared thin and dehydrated, so were taken to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation. Because their fur was so matted and caked in urine and feces, they had to be shaved before they were returned to Marlborough Animal Control.

Later in the week, the dogs were delivered to us for continued care and treatment of a wide range of medical issues.

Everything we do for these dogs—from rescue to shelter and veterinary services—is with one goal in mind:  to help them get better and find loving homes.  And it’s only through the generosity of supporters like you that we can provide this kind of comprehensive assistance to animals in need.

Please visit arlboston.kintera.org/2013maltese or click the button below to make a donation to help us pay for the care and treatment of these dogs and others like them.

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In spite of the terrible living conditions from where they came just a short time ago, all the members of this Fab Five are doing amazingly well—sweet as can be  and eager for love and attention.

They do all have medical concerns that will require veterinary attention and monitoring in the future, but as of this morning are all available for adoption!

Visit arlboston.org/boston-shelter for more information and the address of our Boston shelter.

ONE Photo: Maria L. Uribe

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Photo Credit: Maria L. Uribe

THREE Photo Credit: Maria L. Uribe

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Photo Credit: Maria L. Uribe

 

FOUR Photo Credit: Maria L. Uribe

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Photo Credit: Maria L. Uribe

 

 

 

 

News Alert: Snowball Update

DSC_1554Update: We are happy to report that Snowball, the 7-month-old puppy who came to the Animal Rescue League of Boston with a broken left paw, is doing well. He stopped by BVC earlier today for a check-up. Dr. Davis removed the splint from his leg and took x-rays to make sure that everything is healing correctly. As you can see from the photo, Snowball is looking very festive –one of BVC’s Vet Techs wrapped his paw up like a candy cane!

Snowball is currently in a foster-to-adopt situation and is not available for adoption. Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in adopting Snowball and to everyone who has donated to us to help with his care and the care of other animals like him. We appreciate your support! We are still accepting donations to help care for Snowball and other animals like him.

 

NEWS: Injured Puppy Receives Life Changing Surgery

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Kelly Willett of BVC holds little Snowball.

***Breaking News: A 7- month-old Maltese puppy with a broken left paw was recently abandoned at the Metrowest Cat Shelter in Ashland. This little pup was left outside the building in a crate on a cold night with a note that read “I am sorry to do this but I am leaving this dog here [because] unfortunately, I have no money to care for him. His vaccines are not up to date and I believe his left foot is fractured.”

An X-Ray of Snowball's broken paw.

Ashland municipal officials quickly reached out to the Animal Rescue League of Boston to provide the complicated and costly orthopedic surgery necessary to alleviate the dog’s pain and allow him to walk normally again. League Veterinarian Dr. Hugh Davis, DVM of Boston Veterinary Care performed the delicate procedure, and the Animal Rescue League of Boston is covering all costs associated with this pup’s surgery, care and rehabilitation. The staff has lovingly renamed this playful bundle of joy, “Snowball.”

SNowball before his surgery with Dr. Hugh Davis of BVC.

Snowball before his surgery with Dr. Hugh Davis..

Thankfully, Christmas has come early for Snowball and he is now getting the love and care he deserves. Snowball is now recovering under the watchful eye of our dedicated staff at our Boston Adoption Center. For now he has to wear a cast, but he’s adjusting to it quickly and excitedly hops about whenever someone approaches him. Despite all of the hardships that Snowball has endured he is very affectionate and longs for human attention.

At this time we desperately need your help to offset the costs associated with Snowball’s care and rehabilitation. If you would like to help Snowball and other animals like him please make a donation today. Another way you can help Snowball is by making a wish for his swift recovery or dedicating an ornament to him on our Holiday Tree.

Any donations are greatly appreciated, thank you for helping us save neglected and injured animals like Snowball!

Snowball after his surgery with Naomi, Lead Adoption Liaison at our Boston Shelter.

Snowball after his surgery with Naomi, Shelter Supervisor at our Boston Shelter.