On Wednesday September 5th, 2012; we received the following:

"I received this today from X and we discussed this case.  She is a stray and nobody reclaimed.  She is approximately 2 years of age, and weighs 57 lbs!!!  At this moment she has a grade 5 heart murmur but the vets feel that with more weight on her this may change and therefore needs to be rechecked.
She is in pitiful state.  At the moment she is very afraid of everyone and her surroundings. People can handle her, she shows no teeth nor growl nor aggression but she tries to hide into the wall, avoiding all contact.  She is being fed small amounts of food which she is devouring.  At this time, there is no evaluation to be done regarding food aggression.  Infact, she is in no state to be evaluated for much except for human aggression which she does not have.
Gwen – I know your hands are full with Concert, but I had to ask if you would consider this girl.  She needs help and also socialization or simply to feel secure with people.  It is very difficult to put a label on her at this time due to her condition. 
Due to her extreme skeleton like physique, she will not be sterlized at this time.  I believe she had basic vaccinations but I will double check to make sure. 
Please let me know if you can help this girl."

Without hesitation, we committed and transport was arranged to bring her on Friday September 7th, 2012 direct form the Shelter to Kanata Animal Hospital where I was working that day. I scheduled an appointment for 4:10 PM. THANK you Joy, Debbie & Karen for everything!!

Thank you Karen for the dog bed that she calls her own and has shared so generously with JS as he fought his own battle to stay alive this past weekend.

Small UPDATE September 7th after her Vet Appointment:

I am home now from work at the Hospital and from getting three dogs vetted today also.

She weighed 68.86 pounds, is between 10-11 months of age, her ear edges have been eaten away by frostbite, no HM heard( we will re-visit as she rehabs), lungs good, very petite GD, body score 2(like BHRR's Journey, BHRR's Atlas, BHRR's Veteran etc. when they first arrived to BHRR), victims of severe neglect.

She shall be fed 7-8 small meals a day, dewormed amongst other proactive, preventative care.

She is resting well and time to go snuggle dogs and feed myself!!

Cannot thank all those involved enough for getting her to me!! What a network of the best!!

For anyone wishing to donate to her Vet bills that we know shall be extensive, she already has a file set up at Kanata Animal Hospital under 'BLOSSOM' under the Birch Haven Rescue account:


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 'Blossoml'. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

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 gwen@birchhaven.org

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

She needs to be surrounded by BHRR army love AND I know that the loving animal community is gearing up to give this to her and more.

BHRR's Blossom's BEST Angels    $125 donated to date & Bills $378.52
Anna & Peter
BHRR's Ani & BHRR's Shiva's home


Collar – I have ordered a CRAZY BEAUTIFUL collar last week
Packing blankets as those hips and spine are extremely boney and she needs cushion
Lean ground hamburger
Ester C
Oatmeal Shampoo


BHRR's Blossom – September 2012