This is Bentley.
"Bentley is a very friendly boy.He came from a puppy mill in in Ohio.He is around 2-4 years old.When he was born his mother had to have a C-section. She was in so much pain from it, she turned on one of her baby's and attacked Bentley. He almost died. He has one eye and one ear that is missing.The Vet sewed up the eye and ear and he doesn't even know that there is anything wrong.He is so full of life and he loves to play with my grandaughters. ."
He's a purebred and he's homeless. There are hundreds of others--those I like to focus on are the special ones. The ones who were turned into the pound for nothing for than being deaf or blind. A small impairment, nothing life threating or expensive. Yet, people deemed them unlovable.
There is a purebred 7 week old boston puppy at a Texas rescue because she is deaf. What a minor inconvenience? But everyday, dogs with disabilities get left behind.
There are over 75 special needs boston's on Petfinder.com. That's 75 too many. Next time you think about breeding your boston, or buying another, look to one of these special babies.
I'm not bashing breeders because I know there are good ones here, what I'm saying is that everyone owes it to the breed to save the life of a boston with such small needs at some point in their life. I promise that if you've never experienced the love of a homeless animal, you'll never believe they were given up in the first place.
In addition to special needs, their are 951 homeless boston terriers nationwide. Atleast a quarter are likely purebred.
I just want this to be a public service announcement. i just want everyone to consider a homeless or special needs boston as their NEXT boston. I in know way mean to guilt or bash anybody. I just want to open the eyes of those that do not realize these dogs exist. They deserve the same loving homes their brothers and sisters got. They just got unlucky...
Thanks for letting me share...
P.s. AND KUDOS TO ANYONE WHO HAS ALREADY DONE THIS--LIKE cynna66