We take in JUST OVER 40 homeless boxers every month, and most have not yet been spayed or neutered. Who doesn't love the curious face and expressive eyes of a boxer puppy? However, at any given time we have so many Boxers in our rescue program that surgical costs add up quickly. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care for all our sweet wigglers, and we believe their best chance for a happy future begins with this simple surgery.
Backyard breeders exacerbate an already tragic situation. Through continued negligent breeding practices, they perpetuate the cycle that sees dogs being born with unnecessary challenges, taken in by owners who are ill equipped to deal with their issues, and then surrendered and in need of rescue. The only solution promote education and spay/neuter.
NW Boxer Rescue spends, on average, $10,000 a month on vet care. A substantial portion is used to cover spay and neuter surgeries. In order to address the larger issue(s) it is imperative that we intervene at the source of the problem. By preventing continued breeding and accidental pregnancies, a simple surgical procedure can make great strides in our efforts to combat over population.
Last year we took in an estimated 30 dogs per month. This year that number has increased to just over 40. The need for help is growing. Although it would be ideal to live in a world that had no need for rescue groups because every dog was in a loving home, our reality is different. Spaying and neutering will limit the pet population. A manageable number of Boxers needing placement, results in a better outcome for the dogs, their adoptive families, and the community as a whole.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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