|After an anonymous call, our Law Enforcement team arrived at the residence to find a dog struggling to stay alive.
Last week, an anonymous call was made to Animal Control in Howell, who quickly notified the Law Enforcement Division of the Monmouth County SPCA. When we arrived on scene, we saw an animal that once may have resembled a dog, but was now skin and bones, barely able to stand and looking completely out of hope. Buster had been chained outside in the harsh cold and rain with no shelter and no visible food or water. Buster was completely emaciated and dehydrated and at first glance, his future looked very grim.
Buster was rushed to the MCSPCA where our medical team jumped into action. Buster was immediately given IV fluids and a pain reliever due to his visibly swollen joints. Upon further assessment, Buster was covered in fleas, had festering ear and skin infections, had a mouth of rotted teeth and his muscle mass was severely lacking.
Since we rescued him, we’ve been doing our best to keep Buster comfortable with big fluffy comforters, a calm and quiet environment and A LOT of love. Buster has been on a very specific feeding schedule which only allows him to have small amounts every few hours. Since his stomach had shrunk due to not being fed, we have to make sure we don’t overfill it – which would cause further medical issues. Buster has also been receiving de-worming treatments, skin treatments, antibiotics and all the love and care we could possibly give – but we also need your help!
Please consider making a donation to help Buster.
Donations can be made online via www.monmouthcountyspca.org , through the mail via MCSPCA, “Buster”, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown NJ 07724, or over the phone by calling 732-440-1556.
Buster desperately needs our help. We’e setting our goal at $5,000, to help subside the cost of ongoing medical treatment, possible surgeries, and the care he’ll need to heal.
Our Law Enforcement team works hard to make sure cruelty like this is brought into the light. Buster’s former owners will be facing criminal charges so that he can be brought to justice. All money donated towards Buster will go directly to his treatment. If we raise more than the cost of the care for Buster, you can rest easy knowing your donation will help another animal just like him!