Inspiring Story Of A Rescued Boston Terrier

by Colleen Fernandez

in Boston News

Bill the boston terrierA recent visitor to Boston Terrier Secrets, Kyla Duffy, told me about her website-

It’s a really sensational website, so today I’m going to tell you all a little more about it!

Happy Tails Books is a non-profit organization that collects rescue stories from people who have inspiring stories about dog rescue or adoption.

If you visit the Happy Tails website you can read these stories about rescued dogs. They’re really quite touching!  The purpose of the organization is to raise awareness and money for dog rescue groups. Happy Tails also encourages people to hang fliers at dog parks, groomers, and pet stores in order to raise awareness.

Kyla’s Motivation For Happy Tails

Kyla was an emergency foster for one special little Boston terrier named Bill, who ended up being her inspiration for Happy Tails. In 2008, Bill was released from a puppy mill after spending two miserable years sitting in a cage.

By the time Mid-America Boston Terrier Rescue took him into their care and he was in horrible shape. He was overweight and terrified, cowering to the back of his crate.

He was adopted shortly after joining the rescue; however, he was quickly returned to the rescue group due to his poor psychological state. The family wanted a dog to play ball with, but all Bill could do was shiver and shake. It may seem callous, but they knew they hadn’t the patience or desire to embark on the long road to rehab, and ultimately did the right thing by returning him to the rescue group.

Tragedy struck again for Bill when he broke free from his foster’s yard. He was confused and afraid and went into hiding. He spent three weeks alone in a woodlands area, and by the time he was finally found, he weighed thirteen pounds, down from twenty-three.

Fortunately, Bill’s micro-chip reunited him with his foster family, and he began a long road to recovery. For the first few months he was back in foster care he had to be carried outside to potty, because he was so traumatized.

For a while there, it seemed Bill would never find happiness; but then, after four months, a glimmer of hope appeared…

With the help of his foster family, dogs at the dog park, and a fantastic trainer, Bill started to come around. He transitioned from waiting to leave at the dog park gate, to becoming the star pup!

Now Bill touches the hearts of everyone he meets. And his foster mom, Kyla, founded Happy Tails Books in an effort to educate people about the joy of dog rescue and the horror of puppy mill breeding.

She asks people to help put an end to animal cruelty and shelter overpopulation by choosing adoption over pet store purchases.

Hope you enjoyed this touching story as much as I did. J Send Kyla some words of encouragement to let her know what a great job she is doing! Also, let me know if you have a similar story. You can write a guest post on the web-site too if you like. I love to share touching stories!

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