RESCUE OF THE MONTH
New Jersey Boxer Rescue
“We provide a full range of services which include the intake of boxers from shelters and owners and thorough adoption process with our approved adoptive homes. We also work with other boxer rescues and help them if they don’t have room. Our rescue does not board unless it’s just for a temporary hold. We are a foster home based rescue. Our volunteers have Boxer training and understand the breed. They are Boxer owners and get awarded with Boxer kisses.”
$5 from each Metal Rescue sold this month goes to support New Jersey Boxer Rescue.
An article published by Dogster describes how NJBR got its start:
“Barbara Borges started the group in 2003. The origins of her passion go back to the love of her own Boxer. An ex-boyfriend took their shared dog, Massimo, after the couple broke up. Years later Borges was looking online for another Boxer to adopt when she saw a memorial for Massimo. “I knew it was him immediately,” she said. The author of the tribute had written that since Massimo was a “true New Yorker, I spread his ashes in Central Park and I wished for him that he was up in heaven eating ice cream and chasing rollerbladers and skateboarders.” Borges contacted the writer and confirmed it was the same dog. He had been surrendered, old and sick, and instead of dying in a shelter, an adoptive mother cared for him until his end. This discovery made Borges volunteer for the Northeastern Boxer Rescue, and she saw almost immediately that New Jersey needed its own Boxer group. In the most densely populated state, dogs are surrendered regularly.”
“Dogs at the New Jersey Boxer Rescue are cared for by volunteers or foster parents. The dogs of the foster families are usually supplied with food by the family. Some dogs are even held by their owners until new homes can be found. Borges hopes to have a facility one day. But for now, the surrendered Boxers of New Jersey are relying on the kindness of volunteers and supporters.”
To read the full, original article click here.