This Wheely Sucks – Toronto Pug’s Wheelchair Stolen

A Toronto area pug and his owner have learned the hard lesson that sometimes people really suck.

From the Toronto Star:


Christine Borsuk, who owns Roscoe, forgot to bring his tiny, custom-made wheelchair in from the porch of her McCowan Ave. home on a Saturday night two weeks ago. It was gone the next morning.

Roscoe, whose hind legs are paralyzed, has been housebound ever since, where he drags his immobile rear end around by his front paws instead of enjoying a daily stroll.

“He loved his walks,” said Borsuk. “He lives for his walks, and his treats and his hugs. He’s missing them.”

The only exercise Roscoe gets now is when she hooks him up to a sling that allows her to hold up his rear end and trot along behind while he wobbles around on his front legs.

“It’s hard on him and it’s hard on me,” she said, adding it looks “somewhat like a marionette. He gets out of breath really fast. It’s good for about five minutes.”


Poor Roscoe.  I think that if a donation was made via Pugalug Rescue, specifically earmarked to get Roscoe a new wheelchair, we could likely get him wheeling around again pretty quickly.

An update I received this morning from PugaLug:

 I just got an email from a pug owner is willing to donate her cart which is also an Eddie’s Wheels cart as her pug has passed away.  So Roscoe may be rolling again soon…..

Please Help Ella – a Frenchie Rescue Emergencey

Imagine that you are a French Bulldog puppy. One day, you are taken away from your brothers and sisters, and from your mother, and you go to live with a new family. If you had been a lucky French Bulldog, you would now have a safe, loving home for life, with people who care for you, feed you and protect you.

You, however, are not one of the lucky ones. You are, instead, Ella – a small, cream French Bulldog who ended up with an owner who found you annoying instead of charming, a burden instead of a blessing. A few times, your owner offered to give you away to people, only to change her mind. She apparently thought that maybe she could breed you, someday, and maybe ‘get some of her money back’. Eventually, your owner contacted rescue, telling them that she was moving, and that you, Ella, were in the way, so could they please take you? She was in quite a rush to get rid of you, Ella, and then at the very last minute, she changed her mind. We’re so sorry that we couldn’t get to you then, to help you, because things got much worse for you after that.

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