Buster, a two-year-old Boxer, was brought to the Blount County Animal Center in Tennessee by his owner on October 9th. Why was Buster considered not up to muster? Well, he “couldn’t be controlled,” meaning his owner allowed him to run loose. Buster’s owner wouldn’t have him neutered so Buster got into a dustup with a neighborhood intact dog. So poor Buster ended up in the shelter, and heartworm positive to boot, which took some of the luster off this beautiful dog for possible adopters or rescues.

On October 23rd, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, asked RADAR for our help with Buster’s heartworm treatment. We committed to Buster, and he had his back-to-back treatment injections on November 5th and 6th.

“Buster is very friendly and wants to be a lap dog!” Kristin says. “He is in a foster home with two other dogs and is learning how to behave, as he has never been taught his dog manners.” Click here to view more photos of Buster.

RADAR paid all of Buster’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $459.

UPDATE! All funds for Buster have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Buster:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Fulton Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Roxanne Stevens; Susan Pasquini; Barb & Marty Myers; Anonymous; Sherry Hutchison; Tina Muncy

If you are interested in adopting Buster, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Buster, please contact Stephanie Garrett at the Blount County Animal Center.

Added on November 24, 2019.

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