Give Buster a Leg Up
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?
Just wanted to let all of you know that because of your help, Buster was able to get the surgery! He is now recovering with his new adoptive family and is getting lots of love. This little guy is now going to get the chance to run, jump and play for the rest of his life. We truly could not have done this without you. I have been so overwhelmed with gratitude and touched by everyone's willingness to contribute to Buster. It is difficult to even express how much your kindness has meant for Buster, but also to me. Attached is a picture of Buster recuperating post-surgery.
Thank you all so much!
Wow. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated so far. I'm amazed and heartened that so many would give so much in such a short time. My husband and I plan on adopting Buster, and will be forever grateful to everyone who has and will help out with his surgery costs. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You all will make this happen!
We thought Tippy had an ACL tear at first-- here's a donation in her memory.
Amy has been trying to find this dog a home for more than a year. Please help her get this surgery for Lester-Buster.