Our medical bills are extremely high, and the number of dogs needing help is on the rise this time of year.  PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO OUR MEDICAL FUND. We take pride in being a rescue that never refuses an dog for medical reasons. We will get them the care they need to restore quality of life, rather than pass them over for easier cases.  This takes a very heavy toll on us financially.


OTIS Needs Your help

Mr. Otis is a very special boy who has been with Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue since mid July, he was rescued from Anderson Paws in Anderson, SC. We knew he had a double hernia, which is very rare and he would have to go through a lot. Little did we know that he also had a cancerous growth inside his ear. He just had his fourth surgery, and has not been able to start his heartworm shots yet. The hernias had to be fixed in separate surgeries, with the ear tagged on to the first. Once he had those out of the way, he was ready to start his heartworm treatment. However, when he went to get his first shot the vet noticed that the ear from which the mass was removed was growing more mast cells. So, off he went for surgery number three…an ear amputation. He was healing well from that ( and looking quite spectacular rocking the one ear docked look) when his pathology came back and it wasn’t good. So…back he went to have the entire ear removed in hopes of getting all the cancer. We aren’t sure yet if he will need some canine chemo …but he still has to get rid of those nasty heartworms. So, why is he so special you ask? Never has this four year old lost his spunk. He loves to be around people and dogs and just wants to hang with the crowd. He is all about love and he hasn’t ye

t shown any crankiness even through all of these hardships. Please keep this gentle giant in your prayers f

or healing.

The cost for treatment so far is $1,800 and will go up.