Boomer(found dog)


Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Home:Fort Worth, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Male

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Nicknames:
Boom Boom, Boomer Boy

Birthday:
September 1st 2008

Arrival Story:
We would like to be featured on dogsters home page if possible in case someone is here looking for him....Boomer appears to have ben dumped at a very busy intersection off a very busy interstate where I watch wreck after wreck happen. I saw him twice on friday Aug.28 2009 searching and searching once in mid afternoon and later that night in two different parking lots at businesses right at the intersection.Im staying at a hotel not from from the exit and Saturday evening when i was walking chaska he came right up to us while I was walking her at the exit off the interstate.It was so obvious he was left in this area and wasnt going to move on without his owner.My concern was the traffic and him possibly getting hit.So I took him in and went to my vet with him.NO micro chip, no tags, and no collar. I got the word out around the area that i had him and where I am staying in case anyone came looking,I called the ridgeback association and reported him.Local shelters, the ridgeback rescues of the area. Added him to the lost and found book at my vets office up the street. Listed him on craigslist on line for several days as well.EVERYTHING I COULD THINK OF. He loves to walk and ride in cars.He looked to be very healthy and still healthy so i assumed him lost,not dumped. He wanted to go so badly where we go,so I decided I better get him a full check up and vaccines(our city requires a city tag) so that he could go on walks and to the dog park safely with us with no worries of distemper or other diseases.They did a full work up on him. He has ear infections in both ears. Theres some fur missing on his tail and His heart worm test has come back as positive.He weighed in at a healthy 65 pounds and the vets say he looks as though he was dumped recently and most likely not lost as it would seem he had recently had a collar just simply removed as he was set lose. They say he is about a year old.So what was it? Did the owners take him in for annuals and found out he's heart worm positive and just didnt want that expense? Did they just let him at the car and leave him to die? This question is eating at me.He is also in tact. Ridgebacks lacking the ridge according to the AKC cannot be registered though they have no health issues due to it but most ridgeback breeders will in contract with a purchaser require the purchaser nueter or spay the ridgeless ridgebacks to insure they are not put into breeding programs for preservation of the breed standard. At this time we have given Boomera wonderful home. Actively with the asistance of two different ridgeback rescues we are seeking treatement for his heartworms. He is such a good boy and so young to suffer from such a thing and we are all broken hearted but preparing ourselves for what he will shortly be going through so that he can be a healthy dog again.I just wish I could find the owner so that I could clearly express to them how important HeartWorm prevention is. My vet clinic wants $1000 dollars for three treatments and if he doesnt get it he will die. We love him and getting him well is our number one priority now. And with Everyone's blessings we would like to be his new furever home. As for his owner... theres really nothing else i know to do to find you.Boomer waited for you, and we've all tried to find you ourselves as well.....I promise we will love your boy and take good care of him so that he will have a long and healthy life.

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If you know ANYONE who has had their RIDGEBACK STOLEN please contact me immediately with information.... We have been investing highly in his health but I would never dream of keeping your baby from coming home to you, after or course through the rescue you allow for treatment of his heart worms and that he is nuetered as I will ensure this boy is healthy again and fixed as he should be....

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 5th 2009 More than 4 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Apr102007

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I have lost my owner

September 5th 2009 8:56 am
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I looked and looked for my owner for two days in North Fort Worth.Im not sure where they are.I sniffed and circled parking lots and scoped the whole area with no luck.For two days Chaskas human mommy saw me scoping the grounds near the off ramp of the interstate where i lost them so she took me in.Im happy here as I love the human boys and all the interaction.We go daily over to this home with a yard and there's these nice cool floors for me to lay on when i am ready to rest.Chaska's mom has been trying to help find my owners for me but so far they must be on Mars because we have had no luck.I went to the vet this week and got these things they call shots,that didnt bother me much but then they tried to look in my ears.What are they thinking?my ears are hurting so I dont understand them wanating to look inside and tried to tell them so and stop them from looking.Now Chaskas mom is putting what cant be water as it smells different daily into my ears to get rid of debris because the vet couldnt see well into my ears with the scope due to debris. I got to go to the dog park one day but now chaskas mom says I cannot go as the vets say I have worms in my heart.They are going to get them out thank goodness because I dont feel quite right inside. I also heard something about making me where I cant have puppies and I don't like the sounds of that but At least I wont have babies running around everywhere that may not have homes just as I had found myself all alone near that interstate.Its a scary place to be. I get doggie treats here and bones and my caretakers say I cant be real active for now.This is going to be a long go getting rid of these heart worms and I may get fussy because i wont be able to run or play as I like to.I want my owners to know that I miss them but am being well taken care of here.They are calling me Boomer and I am not use to it but after About three days I figured out they are talking to me. Oh and guess what they know tricks too! They are smart humans. So I get to sit and lay down and give paw still which makes me happy.... I will keep all informed on how my health is going and my ears are feeling a bit better already! I just wish I would have been wearing my collar and tags when I lost my humans or that they were micro chipped or even I was as I do miss them....

 
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