This beautiful pit bull boy is Buddha. I found Buddha when I was on vacation in Indonesia in August 2017. He was in really poor health condition but thanks to a small fundraising campaign back in Sweden I was able to purchase Buddha and give him the most crutial medical attention.
I have been told that Buddha’s best chance of survival is to take him with me to Sweden as he is seen as "non adoptable" due to his breed and background. If I cannot do this, Buddha will most likely face being euthanized. I cannot describe how scared I am of this!
I would love to give him a loving forever home with me in Sweden, but I do not have the financial means to make this happen by myself. On December 5th I will go back to Indonesia to be with Buddha but his faith thereafter is dependent on future donations.
Please help me save Buddha!
Buddha’s background is uncertain in many ways. The theories that have been circulating is that Buddha was used for breeding or as a fighting dog and that he stopped serving a purpose for his owner, why he was left to die in his cage or to enter the dog meat market. Despite what he has been through, Buddha has a wonderful spirit and shows much love for people. He is a charmer this one!
WHEN BUDDHA CAME INTO MY LIFE
I found Buddha in a cage at the end of a trekking experience. He had no food or water and was lying in his own feces. When I rushed over to give him water a black cloud of flies left his body, revealing numerous soars. Buddha hesitated shortly when I reached out my hand through the steel bars but then started stomping his paws and waving his tail. He had a hole in his head and hope in his eyes. It was clear that Buddha’s life was not highly valued. I knew at that moment that he was going with me, no matter what. And this is where our journey started.
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
After negotiations with the owner, we managed to agree on a price for Buddha’s freedom. I made a post on Facebook and started to receive donations from dog lovers back home. With the help from an animal rescue organization Buddha was taken to the veterinarian and began to receive much needed medical attention. Slowly he started his recovery and luckily, the donations covered most of his medical expenses.
No animal sanctuary or shelter, which I came in contact with, would accept a pit bull to their facility and referred to the breed as “non-adoptable”. But I did manage to get Buddha into a sanctuary temporarily, on the condition that I would take him with me to Sweden once all the papers were in order to bring him into Europe. This is where Buddha is living right now.
On 5 December I will go back to Indonesia to be with Buddha and to work with an animal rescue organization as a volunteer. Around 15 January, all papers should be finalized to bring Buddha into Europe and hopefully I will be able to take him with me and give him a forever home. However, this is dependent on that I can collect the necessary means for him to go with me. If not, Buddha will have no place to go an would face being euthanized.
Please help me bring Buddha home <3
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