Buster is a boxer or possibly a boxer mix. He has been at the Big Bear Animal Shelter for a month. He is a very big boy who is coming out of his shell as he heals. He is about 5 years old.
Just before Christmas, Buster found out just how much his human did not care about him. You see, Buster lived in Big Bear in the San Bernardino County mountains. After the first big snow storm, Buster found himself cold, lonely and dumped. He waited to die. And die he almost did.
When Buster’s owner moved, he left Buster behind in the cold to fend for himself. Buster is microchipped but shelter staff members have not been able to make contact with his owner.
Buster suffered injuries—including possible frostbite—to his feet. When Big Bear animal control officers found him, he was in such bad condition that he had to be carried as he would not walk. His spirit was broken.
Buster was examined by the local vet. His feet are healing but he will still need medical care. He is not in nearly as bad of shape as initially feared, but he does need someone committed to keeping his feet clean and cared for while he recovers. For that reason, he is “rescue only.”
Buster has a magnificent, loveable face. Shelter staff think he may have some shar pei in him. He is stocky like a Rottweiler. With all the backyard breeders out there, it’s hard to say for sure if he is mixed or not, but he is all boxer at heart. He will make someone a beautiful, loyal companion if only he gets his miracle.
Would you consider opening your heart to this big boy? He will need to be neutered, which is included in the $95 adoption fee. Buster’s ID is #A547531.
The shelter can be reached at 909.866.4943. It is a small, rural shelter with few staff members, so please only call if you are sincerely interested in helping him.
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