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HAPPY ENDING! Update On The Blind German Shepherd Named Boca - National Dogs | Examiner.Com


Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Adoptions, Animal Rescues, Owner Surrenders, Boca the Blind German Shepherd, Boca Rescued By Arizona Saving Paws Resc, CELEBRATE! )

Michelle
- 253 days ago - examiner.com
Boca, 5 yr old blind German shepherd left at Downey Animal Control by his owner Oct. 12 is safe! Arizona rescue organization "Saving Paws Rescue" pulled Boca from the Baldwin Park shelter this morning. Boca will undergo eye tests in AZ. GOD BLESS BOCA!



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Richard S. (190)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 4:45 pm
This is a great relief. Thank you Michelle for posting and blessings to you and to the many, many caring Care2 members who shared the information about Boca's plight and undoubtedly contributed to his rescue.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:01 pm
wonderful, thank you so much Michelle!
 

Judy B. (58)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:03 pm
Yay! Thanks for the wonderful update, Michelle!
 

Michael O. (170)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:07 pm
Great news! Thanks for sharing Michelle!
 

Michelle S. (457)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:09 pm
FROM EXAMINER.COM:

Boca, the five-year-old, blind German shepherd who was left at a Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility by his owner on Oct. 12, is safe.

The Arizona based rescue organization, Saving Paws Rescue, pulled Boca from the Baldwin Park, Calif., facility on Tuesday morning.

Efforts to save Boca's life kicked into over-drive on Monday night after a shelter volunteer learned that the homeless dog had fallen off of the radar of networking individuals who had previously attempted to save his life.

The confusion began back on November 11 when the Downey Animal Care Center, where Boca was originally housed, advised their Facebook followers that Boca was being pulled by a rescue agency and that he was "definitely safe."

After that posting, Boca's photo was moved to the "Adopted and Rescued Animals" album, and his Petharbor profile was removed.

Last Friday, a shelter volunteer discovered Boca at a different facility (Baldwin Park) and inquired if anyone had a hold on him; she was informed that he had no rescue backing and was available "first come, first serve."

Today, Boca is absolutely safe and he will soon be traveling to Arizona where he will be evaluated and then placed up for adoption.
 

Linda W. (174)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:15 pm
Thank you for bringing us this news.
 

naomi cohen (60)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:15 pm
my eyes are all blurry, i am so relieved and thankful to 'saving paws rescue'. michelle, you are an angel. if not for your persistence in notifying everyone you could, sweet boca may have been murdered. God bless you sweetie.
 

Christeen Anderson (452)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:15 pm
My prayers were answered. Thank you.
 

Debbie Williamson (261)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:15 pm
Great news, Michelle. Thank you for the update.
 

Michael Carney (207)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:20 pm
Just absolutely wonderful news...Thank you!!!
 

jess b (23)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:38 pm
Here's to Boca, a safe trip and a loving home forever.
 

Michela m. (3817)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:43 pm
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1634)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:55 pm
See? I told you not to worry, Michelle. I had faith that God would take care of Boca! Thank you so much for this magnificent miracle God and for the update, Michelle!
 

MelindaAWAY K. (172)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:58 pm
How gorgeous, thankyou, I hope he is placed with another dog who is able to act as his eyes.
 

Beverly G. (129)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 6:08 pm
Thanks Michelle. . . for all u do. so glad hes ok. Hope and pray hes gets a great loving home
 

Beverly G. (129)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 6:09 pm
yes Melinda is right hope he gets a doggy friend to help him with his eys. xx
 

Shelli S. (317)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 6:20 pm
That's good news, especially since good news is few & far between!
 

Val R. (228)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 6:52 pm
Thanks - such great news
 

Laura H. (876)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 7:18 pm
Happy tears! :)))))))))))))))))))

Today has been a BAD day for me; someone VERY close to me may be very sick and more tests are needed...so, like always, I cling to GREAT news...it's what I live for...





















 

Natasha Salgado (510)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 7:36 pm
I believe all our lil prayers worked 4 this sweetie. So relieved..,and even happier knowing his eyes will be checked--hopefully his vision can be restored. The best news of the day+made my night! Thx Michelle
 

iveta cer (71)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 8:31 pm
This is awesome news , happy tears I am so glad Boca is going to forever home , good luck beautiful boy ;) thanks Michelle
 

Roseann D. (178)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 10:28 pm
Yay!!! HOORAY!!! PHEW!!! So glad someone came to his rescue.
 

Sun c. (95)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 11:26 pm
Hey Michelle! Thanx for the good news! I think some of your magic helped Boca....keep it up Animal Avenger! :) Glad to know there are passionate people like you and everyone else on Care2 that cares for the voiceless. It helps fight the wrinkles.... :) Much love to everyone...that cares for the animals and our environment...
 

John S. (297)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 11:45 pm
Thanks, very good news.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 11:50 pm
Thank you for spreading such good news!
 

Ana R (220)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:03 am
An encouraging & ♥warming & news at 9:00 a.m.... made my morning:))
Blessed be Boca!
 

Leslene Dunn (72)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:13 am
Prayed so hard this morning when I walked my dogs and came to the office to the wonderful news that I have been reinstated, and the best news of all that this precious beautiful animal is safe. May the rest of his days be filled with fun and an abundance of love and kindness - he so deserves it.
 

. (3)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:15 am
Fantastic! What a relief he was saved. Now with the eye tests maybe they can do something to restore some sight!! This is wonderful news, thanks Michelle.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:15 am
Awesome. Thanks Michelle.
 

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:32 am
I was so worried about this precious dog. Good news.
 

. (0)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:34 am
𝖜𝖔𝖓𝖉𝖊𝖗𝖋𝖚𝖑 𝖓𝖊𝖜𝖘. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖒𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊!
 

Carol Cowbrough (95)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:35 am
Aww, a happy ending!
 

. (0)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:37 am
Im so happy what a beatiful day is today thank you so much michelle i love you
 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:38 am
Great News. TY Michelle
 

Richard Wilson (88)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:24 am
YAY :)
 

Col N. (56)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:49 am
It is great news... stars to you Michelle (system won't let me send you one) and to everyone else too... I came on this a bit late, but happy it was sent to me by Lisa W who forwarded it on.
 

desanka s. (380)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 2:05 am
Happy ending stories like Boca's lifts us up and gives us wings to keep going.
Thank everyone who helped to save sweet Boca! And for you Michelle lots of ♥.

 

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Wednesday November 20, 2013, 3:05 am
Merci de cette excellente nouvelle !
 

Nils Anders Lunde (531)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 4:05 am
Great, great great :-) :-)
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 5:11 am
Thank you.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 6:05 am
Gonna find out where this place is, and visit
Thanks Michelle, you work tirelessly to bring magical relief to down trodden dogs, THANK YOU
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 6:49 am
Great news!!!! Thanks Michelle for sharing
 

Sara P. (54)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 7:01 am
THIS IS WONDERFUL, THANKS A LOT FOR SHARING THIS GOOD NEWS MICHELLE!!!
 

aj E. (163)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 7:51 am
wonderful.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (222)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 8:57 am
Yes, thanks should go out to everyone, but most importantly God as this was nothing short of a miracle! The power of prayer IS heard by God and these are his creations, to which he loves dearly. Yet at the same time, expecting his children ...us, to do all that we can. Then He will come through every time. So always give thank and pray for these who's 11th hour is upon them and sit back in His loving peace and watch God do what he does best...Show "ALL" His creation, mankind and animals the proof that He indeed loves us and cares! Just when we think a situation is hopeless, God can do all things...So take a moment to thank Him.....He will continue giving us the strength, the joy and the elation we feel at another victory! So as we carry on as his army of animal avengers!!!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 9:35 am
I'm so happy for Boca I'm crying tears of joy!
 

Lisa Neste (694)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 9:39 am
Thank you for the update Michelle. Always up for the good news! :)
 

DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 9:54 am
Wonderful to know Boca is safe!
 

Ann L. (34)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 9:58 am
So happy for Boca. Sharing the good news. Thanks
 

Maria S. (102)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:16 am
Thanks Michelle for letting us know of Boca's wonderful news. I'm so glad for him!
 

June Bostock (46)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:59 am
FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Jo S. (481)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:08 pm
OMG! I am so happy, I prayed for this to happen with all the rest of you! Thank goodness, crying happy tears.
Noted, signed & shared.
Thanks so much Michelle.
 

. (0)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:11 pm
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the woonderful news Michelle. Sometimes good things do happen.
 

Samantha L. (47)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:29 pm
Well done to Michelle and everyone else who shared and networked Boca's plight. Now he can surely look forward to the life of love, happiness and understanding which he so richly deserves.
 

Linda P. (0)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:50 pm
So happy for Boca, he touched so many hearts and lives.I want him to have the best life ever with a loving family and home. He deserves it.
 

Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:14 pm
Ty, for all you do, and care2 is full of the best people there is. Point proven over and over.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:28 pm
Kiitos 4 this, Michelle ~
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:56 pm
Thank you Michelle for working so hard to save Boca. I hope he gets a loving home and a "buddy" to be with.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 2:28 pm
Great news.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 2:42 pm
Wonderful!
 

Gabriela Baldaia (93)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 3:12 pm
Thank you for the wonderful news !!
 

Janet R. (34)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 3:28 pm
Great news!
 

Ruth McD (715)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 3:44 pm
Kudos to Saving Paws Rescue. So glad Boca is safe and happy. Thanks Michelle
 

Irene S. (59)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 3:49 pm
Ver< good news, thank you for posting Michelle!
 

Irene S. (59)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 3:51 pm
Meant very. ;-)
 

Elisa F. (233)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 4:23 pm
WhooHoo!!! So glad :) Thanks, Michelle.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 8:29 pm
Noted Tks. Michelle..... I'm soooooo happy for this puppy Boca..I'm so glad that someone stepped up to the plate to help...Now I rest easier....But we must not forget other animals in dire straits...Kudos again Michelle..
 

Julia R. (288)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 1:36 am
This is the best darn news I've had all week! So proud of Saving Paws Rescue in Arizona! Thank God they came through after Best Friends of LA just abandoned this dog in his last hour! I'm definitely going to donate to this organization! Bless them for coming through for beautiful Boca and thanks Michelle for this update!
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (154)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 4:42 pm
Thanks so much for the Great News!!
Noted & Shared! Thanks again Michelle.
 

Lynn Carin LadySeastar (442)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 5:15 pm
An answered prayer! (and, believe me, I do pray for ALL animals, every day!) - however, also (trying to) do as many positive actions for them as humanly possible! Glad to hear this story has had a happy ending! Need more of those!
 

tasunka m. (334)
Monday November 25, 2013, 10:56 am
I have found their place,it's in Phoenix , By appointment only
so it might be different than normal for a visit,it's a 3 hour drive from me
possibly when next I go to Phoenix for a dental appt..I will make an appointment to see Boca,if they will let me
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 2:42 pm
I tried to make an appointment,i have to go to Phoenix next week,so I called the place
Boca is miserable, he was intentionally blinded and is having trouble with his new surroundings and other dogs,he is extremely stressed out, the woman sounded quite sad
So,I said I would keep in touch,maybe in a few months go see him
 
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