Bam-Bam and Gizmo are a father and son who came to NEBTR in September of 2018. They had been living in a one room efficiency apartment in deplorable conditions. The 10 and 8 year old dogs had rarely left the apartment and came with urine and chemical burns on their feet from soaked peepee pads and cleaning chemicals. They could barely walk. They were malnourished and fed a diet of only whatever fast food the owner was eating that day.
After an initial veterinarian visit, Gizmo was referred to a Cardiac specialist. He was diagnosed with CVD (Chronic Valve Disease) and Severe Subaortic Stenosis. He will be required to be on heart medication the rest of his life and monitored frequently.
Bam-Bam and Gizmo are a bonded pair, which means their emotional and perhaps mental health would suffer if they were separated. Therefore, both dogs will stay fosters with NEBTR.