For years, Toby gave the gifts of love, laughter, and wisdom to
hundreds of members of the Boxer Mailing List as he interacted with
his sisters Lily and Emily on Dale Ulmer's Web Site. Toby's death
was a loss felt all over the world.
In Toby's memory, the Boxer Rescue Foundation established Toby's Gift,
a special fund to help Boxers in need. While the main mission of the
Boxer Rescue Foundation is to provide financial assistance to Boxer
rescue groups to help with the costs of foster care, there are many
Boxers that fall through the cracks. They are dearly loved by individuals or families; they come from good homes but their owners find themselves facing huge veterinary bills while in a temporary financial crisis. It can happen to anyone. These Boxers don't qualify for BRF Grant money.
Toby's Gift will help these Boxers in cases of emergency medical need.
Monetary assistance will be determined on a case-by-case basis and
will greatly depend on need, veterinarian's prognosis, and financial
status of the fund. Funds will be paid directly to the veterinarian. All payments are made as a matter of grace and not as a matter of right, and are totally at the discretion of the Boxer Rescue Foundation Board of Directors.
You may make a donation through PayPal by using the email address:
or by clicking on the donate button next to Toby's picture.
You may also send a check or money order to: Boxer Rescue Foundation, PO Box 1203, Newberry, FL 32669
Toby's Gift Charter Donors
Ann & Bill Stone
Barney, Maggie & Ashley Reid
Boynton Beach Jewish Center
Brown's Ranch Farm Hands
Chris & Charlie Senseney & Copper
Chuck & Melody Kirk
Diane & Dale Ulmer
Fred & Aggie Brown
Jeni Mellott with Maxwell, Matilda & Allie
John, Jeanne & Homer Diebel
Kady, John, Eliza & Sammy Stone
Kim Langlois, Connie Back & the Boxers of LaBR
Las Vegas BR - Deborah Champine
Marilyn & Lovejoy Benoit & the spirit of Star
Nancy Sue Wainwright
Rachel, Wayne, Sidney, & Tanker Osborn
Tom Gasser, Bubbles & the Bubblettes
Verne & Terry Kelley
Toby's Gift to Kali
Kali's young family had just moved to a rural community when the
accident happened. This young Boxer was exploring her new surroundings
when she ran into some sheet metal and both legs were cut to the bone.
An artery in her left leg was severed, as were the tendons and nerves.
Kali's family took her to the nearest veterinarian who considered
amputating one leg. He decided, however, to try to put this Boxer girl
back together and began a four-hour surgery. Kali spent several weeks
in casts and could not walk at all. Her loving family carried her
everywhere. They knew recovery would take a long time and worried
about the costs that were mounting every day. With the family's new
baby, moving expenses, and the need to replace the water well, there
was no money to help with Kali's surgery and continued treatment.
They asked the BRF for help.
The Boxer Rescue Foundation contacted Kali's veterinarian who believed
Kali would walk again but might have a limp. His prognosis was guarded
but optimistic. Using Toby's Gift funds, the BRF sent a check to the
veterinary clinic to help defray the costs of the surgery and
Kali's recovery was amazing! She soon graduated to soft casts and
could take some short walks. Her family reported that she really
wanted to run, but that was against the rules! All through the entire
trauma, Kali maintained the Boxer spirit we all know so well. She
didn't complain and never failed to shower her family and her
veterinary care providers with love and kisses.
We are very happy to report that Kali's vet was right. She loves to
run and play as only a Boxer can. Her life is filled with love and joy
and health thanks to Toby's Gift and the donors who make that fund