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Rescue Group: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
08/01/11: Jax Came Close To Losing His Life Because Of the Economy
Jax is a ten month old male boxer who was accidentally run over by a truck in his own driveway with his guardian behind the wheel. He was brought to an emergency specialty hospital were he was diagnosed with a fractured tibia and fibula of his right rear leg. The family had opted for euthanasia due to the cost of the surgery and eight weeks of recovery time. The attending physician discussed the option of surrendering their dog if a rescue could be found to take him and the family agreed. We then received a call asking for our assistance.
Jax is having surgery this afternoon to repair his badly broken leg. The bones are displaced and the doctor said it will require a metal plate and screws to secure them. Surgery will cost thousands of dollars and we will need your help to pay the medical bills.
Since NBR has been in existence we have never refused to help an injured dog due to money…this was the first time we became frightfully close. If you are reading Jax’s story, please send whatever you can. We will not be able to accept another dog with medical needs until we receive your help.
NBR has helped many dogs over the years who had extreme medical issues. We have never turned our back, however, due to the economic downturn that may have to change. We are also feeling the effects of the economy and our funds are at an all time low. Jax was extremely fortunate that we could take him in…but, it would not have been possible unless the hospital agreed to set up a payment plan.
We are hoping, with your help, we can continue to say “yes” when we receive these urgent calls.
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An update from a volunteer who met and transported Jax....
"Hello everyone, it's just me, Winslow's dad. Come to find out, there are still absolute tragedies trying to unfold out there. If you read Winslow's memorial page you would know that I had pretty much dropped off the grid to try and save my little guy. I had turned a blind eye to the world, which was a mistake. Thanks goodness Jane called and let me rant, and breakdown, for hours, to somewhat clear my head. The reason I say this is that it got me clear enough to at least meet Jax. As you read below, Jax was surrendered, at TEN MONTHS OLD! Not only was the bill going to be expensive, I guess the rehab was too much trouble too. Jax should've known better than to run over his own leg...hmm. Well, I had the honor to go get Jax, and spend the day with him before he went to his rehab foster family, thanks again David and Beth, who were just set up better than I. What a great boy, big, beautiful, funny, sweet, and all boxer. He was less than 24 hours out of surgery, came into the exam room, I was kneeling, and just started planting kisses all over my face. What a great feeling as I had been missing those. Into the car we went and off to RI. His leg was swollen pretty bad, but, once he got comfy he traveled perfectly. Never a peep from him either, very quiet except for his sighs as he settled in(missed those too). Once we got home, it was sniff everything...he's a very curious little man. He had some water and went off again(on leash of course) straight to the toy basket and picked out a squeaky chipmunk, that is his first toy of his new life. Since I don't have a crate we just laid down on the floor and tried to keep him quiet...hard to do...he'd start grabbing your hand and want to play, than roll onto his back and try and grab your hand again. It almost made us cry as he was so full of life, even as beat up as that leg is. All he wanted was to play, Karen and I looked at each other and just shook our heads as he was supposed to be gone already. What a waste, a true tragedy that would've been. I will write more soon as I get my thoughts together as yesterday was just a whirlwind of activity with a sweet boxer right in the middle doling out kisses the whole time...
Also, I'd like to make a personal plea to all, not only our people, but visitors to our site as well. We, Boxerrescue, almost had to turn this guy away. I wish he was like the Stanley Cup so you all could spend a day with him, then you'd know what a waste that would've been. Thank goodness Jane worked her magic again. I know the economy is bad. I shamefully also admit, I have not helped lately, but, we need everyone now. Again, just like when Winslow was sick, just a dollar will help. If every visit generates one dollar, we'd be cooking. I, personally, am going to do better not only donating, but, getting the word out. Even with all the money that was going out for Winslow's treatments, vets, therapy, I always had enough to buy chips and soda everyday, that money will now go where it will do good..take my challenge...let's get these dogs through, in spite of the economy, or at least until I hit the lottery and fix this forever. Jax is going to make one family, the luckiest family in the world, trust me on that. His bill was expensive, but, he also has a great chance to make a FULL recovery. I bet, during his eight week rehab, he will get thousands of visitors, one dollar a piece...nobody is getting rich except that families that these puppies go to...please help. Also, a special shout out to the emergency hospital, without everyone involved, Jax wouldn't have made it.
Happy Birthday, Jax! See you in two weeks to get those stitches out big fella. Miss you already..."
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You can send a check directly to: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375. or use PayPal
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