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23 November 2008 @ 10:25 am
Here is a message from Hope's Foster Mom Patti:

We lost sweet Hope this afternoon. She collapsed this morning and I ran her to the vet. They instantly put her on oxygen and she pinked up a bit. She was taken off to x-ray her chest and she started to decline very fast.

Dr Alice does not have an oxygen cage and would need to send her to the Emergency Hospital since they were closing in 10 minutes. I phoned Karen and told her I'd not heard good things about that hospital. she would come get Hope and take her to the emergency in Temecula. Dr Alice said Hope would never make it that far. She doubted if she'd make to the local hospital.

X-rays showed her lungs had collapsed and we knew she had an enlarged heart. Hope was barely hanging on and her blood pressure had dropped to the point they couldn't even pull a blood sample.

It was with many tears Karen and I decided Hope had fought a good fight but it was time to hold her and let her go.

All that knew her loved her.

Special thanks to our friends and supporters that sent donations, prayers and healing energy for sweet little Hope. It is because of Boston Buddies like you that Hope was able to spend the last months of her life being spoiled and loved in the warm comfort of a happy foster home instead of dying alone and afraid in a cold, scary shelter like so many other abandoned and forgotten companions. We couldn't save dogs like Hope without your generous support. Thanks to each and every one of you, from Hope, and from all of us.
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23 November 2008 @ 10:09 am

Boston Buddies, Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of any Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix in need. We adopt our rescue Bostons from shelters, take in owner surrenders and rescue strays.

Boston Buddies operates primarily throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern and Ventura counties and surrounding areas. 

Our ultimate purpose is to match homeless or potentially homeless Boston Terriers and Boston Terrier mixes with loving permanent families, specifically interested in the breed. We do this by providing temporary foster care, medical treatment, personality assessments of the animals, and interviews and home checks of potential adopters. Each dog is examined by a veterinarian and provided with all necessary and reasonable medical treatment, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped and put on heartworm preventative. 

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Boston Buddies has no paid employees.  Our group is run entirely by devoted volunteers who donate their time and energy to help us achieve our goal of finding every needy Boston Terrier and Boston Terrier mix a forever home.  Your donations and adoption fees allow us to continue our efforts and are deeply appreciated.

Boston Buddies values its reputation in the rescue and animal services community and strives to conduct its efforts in a manner that fosters cooperation and teamwork with the individuals, groups and public and private organizations involved in animal welfare throughout the communities in which we operate. When Boston Buddies makes a commitment to aid or assist a Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix in need we carry through with our promise and remain committed to that dog for life. We are proud that our efforts have enabled us to rescue and assist over 500 dogs in need since the inception of our organization.