Update 3.2.14: A fabulous foster home has opened up and Willie Blue will be moving there Friday 3/7. He continues to make progress working with the trainer and has been a wonderful boy at the kennel. He will now move into a home environment where the focus will shift to teaching him to accept the crate as a viable option of confinement when humans are not home. His wonderful trainer will continue to work with him and the foster family to ensure he is ready for his journey home. Kudos to Erica S. for her willingness to drive our boy from NY to DE to ensure a smooth transition. Kudos to Evee for ensuring the transition will be positive and for supporting the foster family. But most importantly, kudos to Lisa and family for opening their hearts and home to Willie Blue so soon after the adoption of their previous foster (4 days to rest isn’t very much).
Update 1.20.14: Poor Willie Blue is once again in dire need of a foster home. CCR is looking for a very special foster home where someone is home most of the of time and has the time needed to crate train Willie. This will take patience and time! Please contact CCR if you are interested in helping this beautiful boy transition into a home setting. Willie Blue is house broken, fully vaccinated, negative for heartworms, neutered, and on preventative care for heartworms and flea/tick. Willie is truly a gentle giant but does require an experienced foster home. He does well with female dogs that are properly introduced and integrated.
The infamous Willie Blue whose rescue tugged the hearts of many across the nation as they watched intensely waiting on the outcome. Thanks to a unified effort Willie Blue is safe and out of the shelter. He will have a long road to recovery as he took the abandonment of his human family, separation from his canine pal, and the near death shelter experience very hard. And for those of you that have been following Willie Blue’s story and only saw his shelter mug shot…get a load of this stunning hunk! Yes this is the same Willie Blue, no bait and switching here! Cane Corso Rescue and volunteers are committed to Willie Blue’s rehabilitation. He is currently being boarded in a kennel and a trainer has been working with him, all of which is rather costly even at a discounted rate.
Donations can also be mailed in the form of check or money order to:
Cane Corso Rescue
Rescue3300 Bee Caves Road
Suite 650, #194
Austn, TX 78746
**We prefer snail mail over paypal so every dollar can go to Willie Blue’s care**
As of today, we know Willie Blue was terrified in the shelter and became more fearful each day. He is a male, neutered gray Cane Corso that is about 2 years old. He was an owner surrender who also relinquished a second dog that was Willie Blue’s buddy. They were separated. Willie Blue is a big boy weighing 102lbs. His surrenders said he lived with children and other dogs. He was surrendered because the family had no time for him. Apparently they NEVER had time for him. Willie Blue is NOT available for adoption, CCR will continue to update as his transformation has already begun.
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