BHRR's Salma – 8.5+ year old Dog (Born April 1st, 2004), female, unspayed, two masses, very weak hind end, poor teeth, pressure sores/calluses
ETA to BHRR – February 19th, 2013
*one of three urgent Dogos we were contacted to assist and we have already taken in one – BHRR's Freddy.

UPDATE: February 13th, 2013 From A Rescue Prime:

"OMG…Gwen, She is SOOOOoooooo sweet, as all of them are!!

OK…I am smitten…"Salma" broke my heart strings."


UPDATE: February 19th, 2013 FROM A RESCUE PRIME:

"Just know that they were all so secluded from each other and makes me so sad to know that they dont know what it's like to be with other dogs. 

Thanks for giving her this chance!! :)"

UPDATE February 19th, 2013: there are so many wonderful and amazing things that happen in Rescue and then there are times that you just want to sit down, hang your head and grab some tissue.

Today, dear senior dogo darling girl has one mass that is concerning enough yet, the other that she has is a MCT(mast cell tumour). 🙁

She is scheduled for emergency surgery on Thursday. Her weight today was 34.1 KGs(75.02 pounds).

We have done a thorough exam, bw etc. and also further biopsies to send off for analysis. She also has a UTI. She is on 500 mg of Clavamox BID.

As always, I am not one to ask for anything for myself nor if it was not absolutely needed or urgent and after learning that both of our DDB's are Palliative dogs and now dear sweet Salma, our bills are growing fast. 🙁

For any that may wish to contribute to her account at Kanata Animal Hospital to help out down a deposit for her emergency surgery on Thursday February 21st, you can call the hospital directly at (613) 836-2848. They will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone and debit plus cash too in person.

You can also donated by PayPal 'gift' to or via email transfer to

As always, I know that I have no right to ask or beg for our supporters are the best of the best out there, yet, for dear Salma, who is now suppose to be living the best that life can offer; and needs this surgery, I am humbly reaching out for her……this senior girl is as deserving as all the dogs in need in the world and I am hoping to be able to put down a $500 deposit by Thursday at 8:00 am for this surgery to excise the two masses….

AND for anyone who can spare a kind thought or two her way, do know that she needs those as much as she needs monies for her growing bills and surgery too!! I promise to read all well wishes to her!!

Thank you from my soul and beyond for any possible consideration to her care……even a $1 donation is super!! 🙂

(You do not need a PayPal account either)

People can donate to Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Salma'. They will take Debit or Cash in person too!

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to

OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)

BHRR's Salma's SPECIAL ANGELS  $273.50 donated to date & Bills $802.87
Tanya – BHRR's Journey Heart Biscuits
Shirley & Nathan
Fiona's Mummy – Collar & Blankie
Caren – Dog Bed
Andrea/Blue – PayPal took $0.88

**IF I am forgetting any ANGELS, it is completely unintentional and please EMAIL me**

BHRR's Salma – prior to rescue & with a special rescue angel prior to coming to BHRR – February 2013