Category Archives: Bichon Rescue

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Novartis Donates Interceptor

Over the summer Novartis Animal Health commited to donating free Interceptor (heartworm and intestitnal parasite preventative) to the rescue of KAH’s choice. We chose Maryland Bichon Frise Rescue (MBFR) for the outstanding and compassionate work they do for the local (and sometimes not so local!) Bichons they take in. The terms were this: for every 12 months of Interceptor sold to a client Novartis would donate one month of Interceptor to MBFR. The client also received a $6 mail-in rebate which they could chose to redeem or opt to donate an additional month of Interceptor to MBFR. Thanks to you- the clients of KAH- a total of 84 months of Interceptor are being donated to Maryland Bichon Frise Rescue!! Thanks to the clients and to Novartis for your help in raising needed supplies for a wonderful cause!

Lucky Misty!

Misty is a 17-year-old bichon frise who just well may be one of the luckiest dogs ever. Misty had a set of very unfortunate circumstances that left her in a situation that her family was going to have her euthanized. Fortunately for Misty her information made it on to the bichon rescue web sight, and her luck turned around! Shirley Hendel who has worked with bichon rescue for many years drove almost five hours one way to pick up this little dog to adopt and let her live her golden years as a spoiled pampered pooch in her own home. All of us at Kingsbrook would like to thank Shirley and the countless others who help and rescue animals, giving them a much deserved second chance. If you would like more information on bichon rescue please visit

Happy Ending

Above: Scruffy is reunited with his happy owners.

A little stray dog was found wandering the streets of Baltimore. He was turned over to Maryland Bichon Frise Rescue ( because he looked like a Bichon Frise mix. He was placed in a foster home and his foster mom, Ginny, brought him to Kingsbrook Animal Hospital to be examined and vaccinated. Since the dog was a stray, Ranee scanned him to see if he was microchipped. He was. Ranee copied down the microchip number and called the microchip hotline to locate the owner’s information.

Unfortunately, the owner had never registered the microchip number. Ranee had to shift into Sherlock Holmes mode. She contacted the distributor that sold the chip to see who had purchased it. She then called the pet store that purchased the chip to see if they had kept records on who purchased the dog. Unfortunately, the pet store’s computer had crashed and had not been updated. Luckily, the pet store kept hard copies of the microchip information. Ginny’s sister, Pam, visited the pet store with a picture of the dog. With a little prodding, they were able to locate the owner’s information. Ginny contacted the owner and found out that the little dog, named Scruffy, had slipped out of the gate two weeks before and was picked up five miles away from his home. Scruffy was reunited with his appreciative owners.

This story had a happy ending. Other dogs have not been as lucky. Sometimes a beloved pet is lost forever. Microchipping works. Luckily, the pet store kept records and the owner was located. It is VERY important to register the microchip as soon as it is implanted and to make address and phone number changes as they become necessary. If Scruffy’s microchip had been registered, we would have been able to contact the owner and return him to his family immediately.

Thank you to everyone who helped Scruffy find his way home!