On Tuesday February 25th The Buster Foundation made a 2 1/2 hour trip out to Branch County to rescue a group of dogs we learned were in dire need of our help. When we arrived, words cannot describe the living conditions of these dogs. They were living surrounded by feces, with no food or water. Their shelter and bedding consisted of not much more than articles of clothing.
These animals are the forgotten victims of abuse, cruelty and neglect. They were tossed aside without regard for their physical and emotional well-being. The Buster Foundation has taken these dogs in and are committed to giving them a second chance. These dogs have overcome so much to survive thus far-extreme weather conditions, starvation, being loaded with parasites and yet they still greeted all of us with a tail wag! We rescued five dogs that Tuesday. One of the five dogs rescued has been transferred to Carrie Marsh of Homeward Bound.
The Buster Foundation is asking for your support, to help us provide the much needed intensive care they so desperately need. As much as we need supplies, our immediate concern is securing funding to take care of these four victims without compromising the quality of care for the dogs currently under our care.
The cost for just one month of boarding is over $300 per dog. Above that cost, there will be veterinarian visits, blood work, medications, spay-neuter costs and much needed quality food. We have an overwhelming need for additional financial assistance to properly care for these victims of human abuse and neglect. Additionally, these dogs will require one on one training and supervised socialization with other dogs- it is unknown how much, if any, interaction they have had with other dogs in their lives so far. This will take time, and potenially be costly.
Please consider donating to helping these formerly invisible victims of human neglect and the drug trade. Any amount is appreciated- No amount is too small!! The Branch County Victims need you to open your heart and make a donation today- The Buster Foundation volunteers have a big task ahead of them, and are ready to tackle it with your help!
Meet the Branch County Crew!
(above: Rosie after her bath)
When we found Rosie she was chained in a barn with nothing to lay on except horse feces and the cold hard ground. She was severely emaciated with a swollen belly- at the time we were not sure if she was pregnant or just VERY, VERY sick with a swollen belly.
Rosie is pregnant and infested with parasites as they all were. We will find out when she delivers how many more dogs we saved that day! The puppies will have their own set of expenses, medical care, training, vaccinations, as well as the cost to spay and neuter each one! Depending on how many pups she delivers, this could potentially be another huge set of expenses for Buster!
Rosie was timid, frightened and cold. She had nothing to protect her from the frigid temperatures. She literally as covered in horse feces and her eyes were full of mucus. Upon giving her some food Rosie acted like she had not eaten in DAYS! She was even having a hard time just walking around.
We also rescued Loki:
(above: Loki getting a much needed bath)
Loki was living in a tiny outside kennel with what appeared to have a hole in the side of the trailer for him to go in and out. The conditions inside were not much better than outside (still no heat, water or food) Loki is a little on the small side and emaciated Loki was literally laying and walking on feces that obviously had been accumulated by many dogs residing in this trailer.
We also rescued Queen:
(above: Queen waiting for a treat after her bath)
Queen was found in a chicken wire area with a bucket turned upside down for a "shelter". She had nowhere to go that was not covered in feces. No food, water, or anything to keep her from laying on the cold ground. Her nails are severely overgrown and she, like everyone else, was emaciated and full of intestinal parasites. Such a beautiful bully girl.
Then there was Daisy:
(above: Daisy enjoying her bath)
While we were loading up the dogs a neighbor showed up with Daisee. She too lived here and he did not want her. So we loaded her in the car and brought her with us.
Please go to our website after you donate by clicking the link below to see updates on how the Branch County dogs are recovering.
Updates on the Branch County Crew! Click Here!
Thank you everyone for your generous support from The Buster Foundation!
*Any additional money raised over the cost for these dogs will go directly to the ongoing care of our other Buster dogs.
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