Welcome to the
TAMPA BAY BEAGLE RESCUE
Meet BJ, TBBR's Newest Rescue!
BJ was found walking along the side of the road by a good samaritan, clearly injured and bleeding from the nose. He was taken to the shelter in Columbia county FL where they noted his severe facial injuries and immediately called TBBR. Within the following 24 hours, BJ had made his way down to central Florida to a TBBR foster home. Despite being in terrible pain from an obviously broken jaw, he was the sweetest and most gentle and trusting boy and we were immediately in love with him. Now that he has seen a vet and had an extensive series of xrays, the extent of his injuries is appalling. It seems pretty clear that he was struck in the face with some kind of blunt object with such violent force that his facial bones are shattered. He has more than 10 fractures in his jaw!! His nasal bones and sinuses are are fractured into a million pieces. He is going to require a complicated surgery including a plate and screws to repair the damage. His jaw will be held shut with acrylic splints for the next 8 weeks while his bones are allowed to heal. He is expected to lose quite a few teeth as well that were completely broken off at the roots. We will never understand how anyone could do this to this precious and loving beagle boy but with the help of an amazing vet in Daytona we are determined to see that he makes a full recovery. BJ had his surgery on Tuesday, June 3. While his jaw will be held in the above position for 8 weeks, he is still able to eat, drink and pant!
TAMPA BAY BEAGLE RESCUE THANKS EVERYONE WHO MADE A DONATION TO COVER THE MEDICAL EXPENSES ACCRUED FOR BJ! AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEERS WHO ASSISTED IN SAVING THIS BEAGLE'S LIFE!
We are an all volunteer, foster based, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused, neglected and at risk Beagles and Beagle mix dogs. We endeavor to reduce pet overpopulation by educating the public and spaying/neutering all of our Beagles prior to adoption. We are a continuing source of information to the community on the behavior and special qualities of the Beagle breed.
Please check close to the day of the event to make sure your favorite dog(s) will be attending. If you have a special Beagle that is not shown as attending the event please let us know as soon as possible via email at firstname.lastname@example.org - Thank you!
Calling All Fosters!
Every day, Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue gets calls from local shelters or individuals asking if we can help save a beagle. Our ability to help depends 100% on whether we have a foster home open. If you have room in your home an your heart for a temporary floppy-eared friend, please let us know. You'll truly be saving a life.
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