Weʼve raised £235 to Baxter the rescue Boxer's ongoing veterinary bills.
- Chester, United Kingdom
- Animals and pets
- Time left
- Funded on Wednesday, 17th January 2018
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In June 2016, in Spain, a young couple were out walking when the came across the very sorry state that was Baxter. Baxter was lying by some bins having had both of his back legs deliberately stamped on and broken in 2. Baxter had been in this horrific state for at least a few days and had worn the skin off his chest due to pulling his broken body around by his front legs. Luckily for Baxter, this young couple cared enough to take him to safety and contacted Boxer Friends Spain. Upon hearing his plight, they agreed to help and took Baxter into their care. He was placed in a foster home in Spain where he underwent emergency surgery on both his legs to try to alleviate his suffering. Unfortunately, as time went on, it was discovered that the vet who had performed this surgery had actually made massive mistakes and had left Baxter with both legs set at incorrect angles. He was also suffering from a very serious infection in his legs. So, in time, an orthopeadic surgeon who was found who was willing to try to help correct the previous surgery.
So, the infection was dealt with and Baxter underwent more surgery. During all this time, Baxter had to spend the majority of his time in a crate in order to keep the weight off his legs but he was an absolute pleasure and showered his foster carer in kisses. His resiliance has absolutely amazed everyone who has been lucky enough to meet him.
Having had a lifelong love of boxers and being involved in many rescue boxers plights, we offered him a home, there and then in June 2016, here in Chester, UK when he was fit to travel . Well, it has certainly taken a long time but.......
Approximately 2 months ago we received the fantastic news that the orthopeadic surgeon had said that Baxter was fit to travel, despite having metal pins still in situ. Everyone involved in his rescue where elated, Baxter could finally come home. His new family were more than happy to adopt Baxter despite his disabilities and were so desperate to make his journey a special one, they didn’t want him to travel on a transporter so..... Two weeks ago, his new Dad, James, left his home in Chester, UK and travelled 3500 miles by car to collect his boy. Everyone had worked so hard fundraising and supporting Baxter so everyone was elated to see him get his forever home, and the welcome he gave James was out of this world. Despite everything this boy has been through, he just loves absolutely everything, his resiliance is a true testament to this wonderful breed.
Baxter has settled in wonderfully in Chester and has the most wonderful life with his 2 canine siblings and the company of many many other dogs each day as we run a pet service business., he is so playful and happy and really doesn’t realise he is disabled, he just has such a wonderful zest for life.
Then came a devastating blow for everyone involved in his rescue. We were very concerned as his legs were presenting discharge. We visited our vets who took xrays and swabs, only to discover that the vet who had discharged him in Spain had given us all the wrong information. The infection still remains in his legs and more importantly, there was not much bone growth in his right leg. The opinion of an Orthopeadic surgeon was sought and they felt that the pins needed to be removed. This surgery was done a week ago and the results were nothing short of a miracle....OUR BOY COULD WALK...for the first time in 16 months without the aid of pins or wheels. He is such an amazing little fighter. We are now (excuse the pun!!) on the absolute final leg of his journey, he is needing ongoing antibiotics, further xrays to check the bone has healed, physio, hydrotherapy and dental work to remove teeth that were fractured during his horrendous ordeal. We desperately want this boy to enjoy a full and happy life of lots of love and fun walks and...we're almost there.....one final fundraising push should achieve everything we wish for for this little fighter.
Thanks to everyone for all your support
One determined and very loved up boxer mummy xxx
- 5 months ago
James Jackson5 months ago
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far we're currently on £165 please share car and wide. Baxter says Thank you x
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Oct 4, 2017
Good luck with the crowdfunding, Baxter is such a lucky boxer to have you both in his life now x
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Oct 4, 2017
Go Baxter!! Love from the Petty family in Keswick xxx🐶
Sep 27, 2017
Get better soon Baxter !
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Good Luck Baxter
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