Say hello to Frank! His story has a happy ending

Say hello to Frank! His story has a happy ending



Frank lived with his elderly disabled human until his human was being moved into a facility that could not take Frank and the family was going to have him euthanized. Frank not only had never been to a vet, but his rear legs are paralyzed and he is urine and fecal incontinent. Despite this, some good Samaritans stepped in to help.

A small medical device company who had been working with his owner stepped in and took Frank in. They kept him while we looked for a foster home who could care for Frank. In the meantime, we sent him to our vet to get a full work-up. He was despondent at first, but seemed to come around gradually after his vet visit.

Unfortunately, PPR did not have a foster available who could look after Frank’s special needs, so we turned to the Pug Pals, Greater Boise Pug Rescue and Placement. They had an amazing foster home who specialized in special needs wheelie pugs! We quickly broke into action and arranged transportation for Frank to Boise. While he’s currently being wonderfully cared for, they have already lined up an amazing forever home for him.

It’s amazing what can happen when organizations work together for the common good of animals.

The Pacific Pug Rescue is an all-volunteer organization that places neglected, abused and unwanted pugs in loving forever homes. In 2020, we placed over 125 pugs incurring veterinary expenses on average of $1,868 per pug.


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