Justice is a precious 1 year old Boston Terrier that was surrendered into rescue due to a mysterious condition which caused him to vomit frequently on a daily basis.
Justice's story has a precarious beginning and it took a brush with death to finally bring him to the safety of Boston Terrier Rescue. As a puppy Justice was put outside by his owner because of his vomiting. Left outside, Justice would bark as any lonely puppy would do. Neighbors complained about the barking and as a result, Justice was left locked in the barn. Justice's owners were in the process of moving and they decided not to bring him along since his vomiting would damage the new home. Justice was taken to a shelter. There was Parvo in the shelter and they refused to take him since they would not euthanize a year old. They asked the owners to wait outside while they contacted a Bassett Rescue for help. Bassett Rescue contacted Boston Rescue and Justice finally received the attention and medical care he needed all along.
This poor baby endured many tests and unfortunately many misdiagnoses until doctors discovered his problem. He was born with a hiatal hernia and a diaphragmatic hernia! His stomach and his spleen were pushed up into his chest cavity putting pressure on his heart and lungs. As a result of this condition Justice was skin and bones since he could not keep food down for any length of time. He underwent an extremely dangerous surgery performed by a surgical specialist to correct these hernias. The surgery was a complete success! Justice just received his "all clear" from the surgeon. To date the cost of his surgery (with a discount) and other medical bills is in excess of $2000.
Because of his medical condition the poor boy was always hungry and is food aggressive around other dogs. This is not just a dinner time issue but involves treats, chewies and even people food. Now that he is fully recovered we are working with him in an attempt to change this behavior.
Justice is a very sweet, gentle and loving companion. He is a young, healthy Boston who weighs 17 lbs although we expect him to him to grow to about 22 lbs.
We need your help in paying his medical bills. The rescue group is swamped with Bostons, many of whom (like Justice) have expensive medical issues.
Since BTRN is a non profit 501c3 group, your donation for our new Special Needs Boston is tax deductible as allowed by law and 100% of your donation will go towards our Special Needs program.
Whatever you can spare will be most appreciated and your name as a donor will go up on our Wall of Thanks Special Needs page.
Please be sure to note that your donation is for Special Needs.
Update on Justice!
Justice has been adopted! The rescue group is very grateful to everyone who donated to help with his medical bills. It was decided due to his food aggression that he be placed as an only pet. We are pleased to say he has found a wonderful home with people who love him.