The name Buster means “tough guy,” which is a perfect name for this Buster, who’s been through more than his share of tough times. A five-year-old Boxer-Husky mix, Buster was surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on February 5th. The person who brought him in said, “Buster was my dad’s dog, but I don’t want him.” As if being given away wasn’t enough, it was clear that Buster hadn’t been well taken care of. It looked as though he’d never been inside, and not surprisingly, he was heartworm positive. On top of that, he had a huge mass hanging from his side.
On March 9, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, contacted RADAR. “We removed the mass,” Krisitn said, “which was found to be a soft tissue sarcoma.” Kristin asked if we could assist with the cost of Buster’s heartworm treatment, which would help get him one step closer to being rescued or adopted. We agreed to help, and he got his treatment on April 9th and 10th.
Kristin told us this about Buster: “This boy is super friendly and loves people and kids. He rarely ate anything for the month he was in the shelter, but is now eating like a pig in his foster home. We love this boy!” To see more photos of Buster, click here.
RADAR paid all $414 of the heartworm treatment costs for Buster.
UPDATE! All funds for Buster have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Buster, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Buster, please contact Kristin Baksa at the Blount County Animal Center.
Added on April 28, 2019.