Friday, May 1, 2015
Boston Terrier/French Bulldog Rescue of Alabama Is A Fabulous Nonprofit Organization
Boston Terrier / French Bulldog Rescue of Alabama (BTRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of the Boston terrier / French bulldog breeds. BTRA takes any Boston terrier / French bulldog regardless of age, temperament, and/or medical condition, and welcomes the re-homing of these dogs. Boston terrier / French bulldog mixes are also an important part of our rescue. All Boston terrier / French bulldog mixes are spayed/neutered before placement, vaccinated, and all known medical conditions are addressed and treated as appropriate. Boston terriers / French bulldogs are placed in the loving homes of volunteers where they are assessed for personality, and then they are carefully matched to a home that will provide only the very best.
BTRA makes every effort possible in assuring the best possible future for the adopting family and, most importantly, for the Boston terrier / French bulldog being placed. A lengthy screening and education process is done before an application is approved. An adoption contract is completed, and a post-placement follow-up is done. An adoption fee is charged to cover the tremendous veterinary expenses incurred by BTRA.
All members of BTRA are volunteers who are Boston terrier / French bulldog owners themselves and are deeply dedicated to the welfare and safety of the breed. Every member of our team undergoes the same screening process that is applied to all potential adopters. Over the course of the past several years, our volunteers have driven hundreds of miles across the Southeast to rescue Boston terriers / French bulldogs in need. BTRA volunteers have participated in screening potential adopters and have educated each other in the best ways to care for and train a Boston terrier / French bulldog. BTRA volunteers have worked dog fairs and fund raisers to generate donations to help with expenses. Most importantly, though, is that each member has opened his/her home and heart to assist BTRA in caring for rescued Boston terriers / French bulldogs while they are in foster care.
All medical-care decisions are made by one or more of BTRA's board members, all of whom have worked with various other rescue organizations prior to the establishment of BTRA. We have several excellent veterinarians across Alabama from whom we receive counseling and guidance. In addition, we work closely with other rescue organizations. Prior to our inception, we have individually rescued and re-homed many Boston terriers / French bulldogs. Our collaborative rescue efforts in 2015 will likely be double the number of dogs rescued during 2014. We are a growing organization with dedicated, fiscally responsible, and goal-focused members who appreciate the tremendous generosity of our many contributors in offering financial assistance to support our labor of love.
. . . "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." — Author Unknown