the Rocket Fund for Emergency Medical Care
Update: May 22, 2015
Buster is doing well with his foster family. He is on crate rest and getting leg stretches multiple times throughout the day. He's happy and eating well. He had his surgery staples removed, and we are waiting to hear when he will begin physical therapy.
Update: May 6, 2015
Buster is recovering well from surgery and even entertained visitors with tail wags at the veterinary hospital. Doctors anticipate that he will need physical therapy. We recorded this short video of Buster wagging his tail shortly after surgery.
Watch Buster wag his tail!
Buster is used to walking in pain. He was born with a deformity that caused lameness in his back legs. At first it wasn’t even noticeable, but Buster’s condition grew progressively worse over the course of several weeks until the 7-month old puppy could no longer put any weight on his hind legs.
Buster’s condition is severe, and costly to treat. But with support from individuals like you, we can give animals like Buster a second chance.
Working with Crown Veterinary Specialists in Lebanon, St. Hubert’s arranged for Buster to have life-changing surgery. Even with a generous discount, the surgery and rehabilitation is expensive but necessary for him to live a comfortable life.
Buster’s surgery alone will cost more than $4,000. With your support, St. Hubert’s will be able to give Buster everything he needs to rehabilitate.
Buster is receiving round-the-clock care. It will likely take weeks of rehabilitation and physical therapy, but doctors are optimistic that he’ll eventually be able to walk normally and pain-free.
Please make a gift today to the Rocket Fund for emergency medical care so that we can continue to help animals like Buster. Your support will help us ensure that animals in desperate need are not forgotten … ever.