January 14, 2021
*Warning – Graphic Images Ahead*
Life has not been kind to Buster & you would never know it with his friendly personality. If only they could talk and tell you their story… Best guess, caught in a trap?
Sadly this is the second dog in the last month SCARS has treated with this injury! Buster also had a damaged eye, perhaps caused by some kind of trauma. We will know soon after seeing a vet. He is in the current hands of Westlock Veterinary Center.
Buster is from a Community nearly 7+ hours north of Edmonton. Thank you to the kind ladies who rescued him & drove several hours to meet one of our volunteers who also drove several hours.
If you can consider donating to “Buster” please donate at www.scarscare.ca/donate.
He was brought into Westlock Vet with his snare injury, eye injury & upon further review – a really old pelvic fracture. We completed the amputation, and the eye removal – time will tell as we wait for him to feel comfortable on 3 legs. Time will also tell for what will come of his Pelvic Injury. We aren’t sure if we will need to do surgery again in a few weeks or if this is something that we will monitor. We are so thankful the poor guy is in our hands and thank everyone for all the support.
January 23, 2021
Update on *Buster*!
Buster is a trooper!
He’s doing so well in recovery that he’s able to go into his foster home today. He will need suture removal, a re-check & the unknown of if we need to go back in for surgery to evaluate the old injury of the fractured Pelvis.
Please keep him in your thoughts. He is not out of the woods yet and not available for adoption at this time.
May 9, 2021 update!
Hi everyone, it’s me, Buster. I was caught in a leg-hold trap, had trauma to my eye & was in horrendous shape in my hips. I was also skin and bones! Fast forward 6 months and I am now a handsome dude on 3 legs. I have one less eye and I am on medication (probably for the remainder of my life). The medication is due to my pelvis – they think a car hit me a few years ago. I recovered and now there’s just a lot of pain. Doctors haven’t been able to get an exact diagnosis but they know that pelvic surgery is in my future. When you ask? We aren’t sure yet but when the time I right, I’ll be in good hands. Thankful for Help A Buddy Fund who was able to donate towards Busters ongoing treatment and care.