We’re pleased to bring you news of yet another financial award given by the Dr.
Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, this time to a small, inspirational group of
Boxer rescuers in North Carolina.
Headquartered in Hampstead, the Carolina Boxer Rescue is a not-for-profit rescue
organization established in October of 2001. In their decade of operation, they
have helped to rescue and find forever homes for hundreds of purebred Boxers in
North and South Carolina.
The folks at this amazing non-profit liberate Boxers from nearby shelters and
humane societies, accept surrenders directly from owners who are no longer able
to provide quality care, and welcome strays in any condition. The rescued pups
are then transferred to one of many caring volunteer foster homes in both
Carolina states, living indoors with their temporary pet parents. Every Boxer
receives a complete physical, immunizations, sterilization, heartworm test and
treatment for any illnesses or diseases.
Each prospective fosterer and adopter must complete extensive contracts, provide
veterinary and personal references, and undergo a home visit with a qualified
representative of the rescue.
In spite of minimal resources, Carolina Boxer Rescue (CBR) has consistently
maintained averages of 50-60 adoptions every year. Fosters average 3-4 month
stays, although others will remain much longer (as much as a year or more). At
any given time, they supervise the fostering of 25 or more Boxers in private
homes throughout the Carolinas.
CBR is insistent upon ensuring that their Boxers will never be outside dogs,
because they strongly believe this breed is extremely people-oriented.
Generally, Boxers do not thrive if left to their own devices … if not
accompanied by their pet parents, they will find a way to entertain themselves,
in the form of barking, digging or escaping from a fenced yard to explore the
world. With single-layered coats (many dogs have two layers), Boxers are
particularly susceptible to heat stroke in the summer and hypothermia in the
Thanks to the diligent and resolute efforts of a handful of volunteers and a
broader network of caring foster parents, CBR is able to ensure the safety,
proper socialization and happiness of their rescues. They view their volunteers
with utmost appreciation, as they are “by far the most important necessity” for
their operation. Without their volunteers, CBR knows that many more Boxers would
be euthanized in area shelters.
CBR plans to use the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation donation to help cover
the costs of veterinary care for many of their Boxers, including surgeries and
especially heartworm treatments which are needed by nearly 80% of their rescues.
Thanks to the size of this particular grant, our largest to date, CBR
anticipates being able to cover the costs of the heartworm treatments for all of
their Boxers in need of this life-saving medicine.
On behalf all of the dogs who have experienced a vastly improved life due to the
continuing efforts of this rescue, we offer CBR our unending thanks. Their
unwavering steadfastness to creating happily-ever-after stories for so many
Boxers over the years made awarding this financial grant our immense pleasure.
If you would like to provide additional financial support to our foundation, you
may do so when placing an order online or by sending a check or money order to
the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 1425, Palm City, FL
34991. Even if you can only spare a dollar or two, you’ll be providing
much-needed aid to organizations just like the Carolina Boxer Rescue who work
every day to reverse the trend of animal homelessness in America.
Most especially, we are thankful to all of our readers and customers who,
through their personal donations and continued patronage, make all of our grants
possible. Your compassion and generosity has helped to bolster this committed
network of volunteers’ efforts to make the world a better place for abandoned,
abused and neglected Boxers.