Another senior b in shelter needs help

😞 Subject: [BBR] Special Needs Basenji

Phoenix is a 10 year old, neutered, purebred basenji who is in desperate
need of a guardian angel. His owners have turned him into a WI shelter
specifically to be euthanized due to possible separation anxiety – it is
not known if Phoenix actually suffers from separation anxiety as the shelte=
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did not collect any history on Phoenix due to the euthanasia request.
Additionally, Phoenix has an injured eye of unknown cause - he is receiving
antibiotics, but the shelter has indicated they will not provide any furthe=
r
diagnostics or treatment if needed. You can see pictures of Phoenix here:
www.custompetservices.com/phoenix.html If you have room in your heart and
your home for a special needs guy who has no options at this point and woul=
d
consider either adopting or fostering Phoenix, please contact me.

Shawn Smith
BCOA Rescue Chair www.bcoa.org
BCOSW Rescue Chair www.bcosw.org

Do you know where in Wisconsin this little guy is? It is a tempting offer, at least to foster temporarily, but I am leary as our house is not big, and I would really have to think about whether I could actually handle two of them…thats the real issue. Especially since I work during the day, which would be problematic if he does have separation anxiety...However, I would be interested in more information...I hope there is someone out there that can help him...

Post these questions to Shawn.
Maybe she can give you more info.

I just emailed Shawn…asked a lot of questions (hope thats ok). I am completely new to this (never even heard of a basenji before I got mine last year...lol) but depending on his situation maybe I could be of some help...I am not sure if my lifestyle makes me the right person though...we'll see what Shawn says.

Sharron have you contacted member "Dash" ? From Ohio? I think she was open to perhaps fostering Banjo - maybe she would consider Phoenix?????

It's on the 3rd page of Banjos thread if I recall correctly..I really hope he gets placed… 10 years old, breaks my heart.. 😞

I did not post to them, as I did not remember this.
But thanks for reminding me.

Sigh, I had forgotten that we can't post member to member. sigh, so hopefully Dash will see this post and repond.

Good news! I contacted Shawn, and got this response…
Thanks for checking on Phoenix. We now have a plan in place for him so you're off the hook :-).
I am not sure what the plan is, but I am glad things are looking up for Phoenix!

Wonderfulll!!!

Great to hear! I am glad everything is working out for him. I have been swamped lately and haven't gotten on. Sorry.

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