Meet Buster! Buster is being fostered as a part of Independent Animal Rescue ( www.animalrescue.net) in Durham, North Carolina. This wonderful little guy is a happy and goofy two-year-old bull terrier mix. For almost a year now, Buster has been experiencing stiffness and pain when sitting and after walks. He is unable to jump, run, or play for any amount of time without experiencing significant pain later.Initially, a local vet told us that Buster likely had hip dysplasia, and there was little we could do other than manage his pain. To get a better idea of his problem, we recently took Buster to an orthopedic specialist vet. To all of our surprise, this vet told us that Buster's hips are perfectly fine, but that at some point he suffered an ACL tear. This probably occurred when he was with his previous owner, who surrendered Buster to us. A really wonderful family is interested in adopting Buster and taking on the considerable burden of his recovery. The surgery, however, is estimated to cost around $2500. This surgery would mean that Buster could live a normal happy life, free of pain. Would you like to be Buster's hero?