A friend of mine who works in basenji rescue (she did our screening) sent out this plea. We're all in San Diego, but I might be able to help with transport if someone somewhere else in So Cal can help either of these poor guys. Mojo's story is a heartbreaker.
_I have two Basenji boys in need of a foster home. One is a 2 yr old red/white neutered boy named Levi. I evaluated him last Saturday and he is adorable, a little underweight, but friendly towards other dogs and very people friendly. He is an escape artist and a bouncer. He jumps straight up and down, very high jumps, to look over a half door in the garage and made several attempts to slither under a gate while I was there. He is not crate trained and would have to be well supervised.
The second one is a 6-mo old brindle boy, named Mojo, whose previous owner threw him down a flight of stairs breaking one leg. He was not taken to a vet but, instead, placed in a kennel away from everyone so his crying wouldn’t annoy everyone. His leg has healed, he has been neutered but he bit the foster’s 2-year old – and that’s why the urgency now to remove him and place him somewhere with no children until he learns to trust again. I will plan to evaluate and pick up this pup this weekend. I will pass on any additional information once that is done.
If you can foster, please let me know. I’m not sure which Basenji rescue group will ultimately be handling the placement but in either case, a home visit would have to be done prior to placing the dog in foster care and I could do that over the weekend or perhaps a night after work this week._