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June 2019
 
Hey Fans!
  If you shop on  amazon.com ( who doesn't?)  you can shop the same way on  smile.amazon.com,   which will donate 0.5% of the purchase price (for eligible purchases) to a charitable organization of your choice. 
 
This includes MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue! 
 
PUPPY MILLS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The HSUS has released the 2019 Horrible Hundred list of puppy mills throughout the country. Click on the link below to see if there is a puppy mill in your area.


Solution: Do not buy puppies from pet stores!!! As long as there is demand, there is a need for supply. Adopt, Don't shop!! Do your homework and ensure you are working with a reputable breeder -   http://www.syntari.com/purchase.htm 

What is a puppy mill?
 - a place that breeds dogs for profit only, without a care for the offspring's health, temperament, or behavior. These breeders are a type of commercial dog breeding facility per the law and are legal.
 
Puppy mills are inhumane commercial dog breeding facilities that may sell puppies in pet stores, online or directly to the public (in flea markets or via classified ads).
 
Puppy mills disregard the dogs' health - both physical and emotional - in order to maximize profits.
 
Learn more about puppy mills at  https://www.humanesociety.org/puppy-mill-research 
MEDICAL CORNER
 
Heartworm season 
 
 
Warm weather is here and so are mosquitoes.
 
What is heartworm, and why is it such a big deal?
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.   
When the infected mosquito bites another animal, the infective larvae are deposited onto the surface of the animal's skin and enter the new host through the mosquito's bite wound. Once inside a new host, it takes approximately 6 months for the larvae to mature into adult heartworms. Once mature, heartworms can live for 5 to 7 years in dogs and up to 2 or 3 years in cats. Because of the longevity of these worms, each mosquito season can lead to an increasing number of worms in an infected pet. 
Is my dog at risk?
Heartworm disease is NOT contagious. The dog is a natural host for heartworms, which means that heartworms that live inside the dog mature into adults, mate and produce offspring. If untreated, their numbers can increase, and dogs have been known to harbor several hundred worms in their bodies. Heartworm disease causes lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog's health and quality of life long after the parasites are gone.  
 
The only way to confirm your dog is positive is having a heartworm test done at a vet clinic.  Blood is drawn and tested.  Testing is recommended once a year.
 
 
To ensure your dog is on monthly heartworm preventative and tested every year.  
                 June Fundraiser
 
 
It's AUCTION time again!!!
 
 
STARTS: 8am CST June 21  
END: 7pm CST Sunday, June 23
 
 
Over 20 boston terrier themed PILLOWS  
up for auction via FaceBook
 
Full Details out soon via  
email and FB as we get closer 
 
Future fundraisers for 2019 include:
  • July - T-shirt quilt RAFFLE
  • August - Blankets and Towels auction
  • September - Afghan RAFFLE
  • October - Holiday items auction
  • November - Clothing and Bags auction
   Donation accepted on Instagram
  
Did you know you can now fundraise on Instagram for non-profits such as MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue?  
This is a band new option for Instagram stories! 
 
How to fundraise on Instagram 
Step 1: Start a new Story and search for the 'Donation' sticker.
 
Step 2: Search for the non-profit you would like to help raise money for. MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue is a 501(c)(3) corporation that operates strictly on donations. All donations (monetary or items) are tax-deductible We are 100% volunteer-driven, so your entire donation amounts goes directly to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing Bostons in need. You can search for either adoptaboston, MABTR or MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue. 
 
Step 3: Once you select you non-profit, share your Story with the 'Donation' sticker! So simple and yet so powerful! Thank you Instagram and Facebook for creating another way ordinary people can help give back and make this world a better place! 


Shop the Boston Bay!
 
All Occasion Greeting Cards 
 
Sure to make the recipient of your card smile.  
These all occasion greeting cards capture  
the personalities of your favorite breed.  
Set of five greeting cards (one of each design) all occasions.  
Includes envelopes.
Artwork by the talented Buck Reist.
 
$10.00 plus shipping
 
 
 
 
     Click here 
to order!
 
Adoptable Dog of the Month


***Eligible for the Golden Paws Program!***
Adopters aged 60+ years who adopt a dog aged 7+ years get $50 off the adoption fee!

~~~ Click here to learn more about this dog! ~~~
MABTR Alumni - Gracie
         
"I am happy to say I adopted my Gracie Girl five years ago on May 4th! THANK YOU MABTR! First, I can't believe it's been 5 years already with the 'bestest' girl ever! Second, it was the best decision I could have ever made!!

Gracie and I both took a chance on each other...Gracie learning to trust humans and me learning how to give her the life she deserved. I have a constant companion, a little mini me!! Gracie goes to work with me every day. She can be quite the guard dog or the queen of naps! "Go For a Ride" or grabbing her harness and leash, she is right by my side out the door! It could be to go for a walk, go for a car ride, or go visit her numerous dog friends...Gracie is always ready to go!

We have both come a long way on this wonderful journey. I look forward to many more happy years!"
 
-- Jackie A.



Thank You for Your Donation! 
 
$350 in memory of Bill Trigg
$100 in memory of Teegan
$100 in memory of Dock

$420 Facebook
$330 YourCause
$230 Patti M
$200 Debra F
$120 Raymond N
$100 Steve C, Kristin M, Carolyn K, Candace L, Nancy S, Animal Welfare Memorial Fund
$75 Linda B
$50 Caroline W, Sheri M
$35 Duane C
$30 Cynthia K, Lori L, Leslie M
$25 Charity C, Paul M
$20 Susie M, Kristen B, Tammie P, Matthew S, Pam M, Sara S, Michael M, Reynold P
$17 PayPal Giving
$15 Leah G, Annabelle H
$10 Nanette S, Ann A, Angela C, Robin B, Angela P, Mart D, Lisa B, Cindy F, Loni D, Danielle K
$5 Andrea M, Kathy B

 
All donations are tax deductible!

Wall of Fame  

 

 

 

Why you aren't seeing our Facebook Posts 
 
Have you noticed that you aren't seeing our Facebook posts very often? Well it's not just you! Due to changes in the way Facebook works, less and less of our posts are showing up on your timelines. If fact, less than 5% of you see our posts daily! And sadly, this means you are missing a lot of our amazing rescue stories and videos!

The good news is Facebook has created a way around this using new settings.

Read the instructions below, go to our Facebook page and update your settings on your desktop or mobile device so you won't miss a thing!
  • Visit our FB page - https://www.facebook.com/MABTR/
  • Make sure you have clicked the "LIKE" button on our page.
  • Click the "Follow" button.
  • Under the "Following" drop down menu, select "See First" in your news feed.
  • Under the "Following" drop down menu, select "On" for notifications.
And last but not least, be sure to routinely "Like", "Share" and "Comment" on our page. If Facebook doesn't see that you are interacting with our posts, they will remove us from your Facebook Feed.

Plus, by sharing our posts, you are helping our mission in educating and rehoming Bostons. 
No anesthesia Dental Cleaning
Boulder, CO
Well Animal Institute offers dental cleanings that are anesthesia-free.

So many dogs are in need of dentals; however, health concerns may deter them from getting what is needed. 

Here is your solution for only $185!

For every dog that  comes in and gets their teeth cleaned, 
$30 goes towards a rescue. 

Win-win for
MABTR and the dogs!

Learn more here!
Quick Links
FAQ
All donations
(monetary or items)
are tax-deductible.

MABTR is
100% volunteer-driven. Your entire donation amount goes towards rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Bostons in need in foster care.

Employer Match Programs
Did you know that many employers will match your donation to a 501(c)3 organization? Some even pay a flat fee to the organization for volunteer hours! 
Check with your human resource department for details!
A few companies we know of are:
  • Pinnacol Assurance
  • AT&T
  • Wells Fargo
  • MidAmerica Energy Holding Comp.
  • Pfizer
  • Allstate
  • CenturyLink
  • CNA Surety
  • CSG
  • 8z Real Estate
  • Great Western
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Western Union
  • SalesForce
  • Microsoft
  • United Way
  • First National Bank
  • Lockhead Martin Corporation
  • Benevity: Apple, Google, ADP
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • United Healthcare
  • Walmart
May
Fundraiser Results
  
 
 -- Rag blanket raffle: $240
congrats to Randi B of KS
 -- CO dinner and silent auction: $7,959.46
 -- Omaha Gives: $3,423
 -- Bunnypigs fundraiser: $75
 
Thanks to ALL 
who participated!!!
  Adoption Corner...
~~Happy Tails~~

19 dogs rescued

in May!

 

116 dogs rescued so far in 2019!

 

3,737 dogs rescued since November 2005!

 

We ask that you help us educate the public about their options when looking for a new pet. We appreciate the fact that you are not purchasing your pet from a pet store that sells lives animals, since 98% of all puppies in a pet store come from terrible situations such as puppy mills. For more information on puppy mills visit our site and read all you need to know about puppy mills.

 

If you are interested in a breed other than a Boston check out the links below.

-Petfinder 

-Rescue list by breed 

-Google search under

"breed" rescue

AGE is just a number
 
I wish applicants would make personality and behavior priority when adopting a dog but the truth is that a majority are not even interested in learning about a dog if it is out of their age range.

Remember that just because a dog is young does not guarantee he/she will live to be 14. MABTR cannot promise anyone how long a dog will live. We unfortunately have experienced the loss of a life at a very young age unexpectedly.

MABTR is not prejudiced when it comes to rescuing. A life is precious no matter
*gender   *age
*disability  *health
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Love

has NO
age limit!
Shopping AmazonSmile
gives back to MABTR!!!
Facebook  
Photo Contest 
 
May Theme
~ Crazy Boston Antics ~
  
And the winner is...
 
 
Moose!!!
owned by Ariana
 
The theme for June is
Fun In the Sun!
Send us your pics of your Boston enjoying time in the sun!
 
Good luck!
Make a donation
in Memory of..
or
in Honor of...
of someone special
(human or pet)
 
MABTR has a program that will mail your special someone a card recognizing the individual pet or human
that your donation was made in behalf of.

  Make your donation here
Boston FB Groups to 'Like' by City
Did you know that there might be a Boston Terrier fan page on FB in your area?  You should consider joining in!

Click below for the link in your area! 

MABTR Main Page
St Louis
Iowa
 
Saying Goodbye



"Keep their memories close to your heart and remember in another time, in a beautiful place, you will see them again."
   Golden Paws for Golden Years


Did you know
that MABTR has such a program where an adoptor 60 or older adopting a Boston 7 years and older receives $50 off the adoption fee?

Local MABTR Events 
***Join us!***
~all breeds welcome~
   
Colorado          
   
Sat, June 8
Thorntonfest
Thornton
Carpenter Park Fields
MABTR will be exhibiting!
Click here for more info!
 
Sat/Sun, June 22-23
Garage Sale
Littleton
8504 Wiley Cir
Donations accepted after May 1st; call/text Cindy at 303-475-8155
All proceeds benefit our medical fund!
 
 
Iowa
Coming soon!
 
 
  Missouri
~KC Area~
Wed, June 5  
Bingo Night
7pm to 9pm
Hamburger Marys 3700 Broadway Blvd
RSVP required at 816-842-1919

Sat, June 8
10am to 2pm
Pups and Pumpers
Waggin Trail Park 432 E 32nd Ave.
$10 donation includes photo

 
~St. Louis area~  
Sat, June 22
Playdate - they are back!
1-3pm
Playful Paws - 2160 Tenbrook Road
$5 per dog
Click here for more details!


Nebraska
Sat, June 29
Birthday Grill N Bash
4pm - 6pm
Omaha
5109 S 51st St
Click here for details!
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