A local woman donated cheeseburgers to the dogs of the Belmont County Animal Shelter in honor of a Kansas man that helped boxers in need.
Jeff Nix would rescue and transport boxers all over the United States.
He founded the Boxer Rescue of America.
He would also foster them until he found a home for them.
Nix was on his way home from rescuing a dog in Colorado and he was in a car accident where he tragically passed away.
Volunteer, Courtney Boggs said, “I’ve never met this man just through the boxer group but I felt like a piece of my heart was missing. This man has touched so many lives and has saved over, I do believe, 200 dogs.”
Now I asked Boggs where did the cheeseburgers come into play.
“Every time he would rescue a dog that was in a bad situation he would stop at McDonald’s and get them a cheeseburger. He would call it the freedom cheeseburger,” said Boggs.
Boggs said she did this to try and keep part of Nix’s legacy going.
She bought 60 cheeseburgers to give out to around 60 dogs.
Belmont County Dog Warden, Lisa Duvall said, “You know it’s just something special for them. A special treat for them they get dog biscuits and treats in the afternoon, but you know to have a burger in remembrance of him, all that he did for the animals out west. That’s a wonderful thing.”
Lisa, Courtney, and her son Jace, visited each and every cage and I have to say they dogs were loving it.
For them is was a little bit of family time and normalcy.
Boggs also said this touched her heart and she just wanted to do something nice for the dogs in the Belmont County Animal Shelter.