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Buster and the Porcupine

July 23 – July 29 is National Feed a Rescue Pet Week! One of the biggest expenses for shelters and rescue groups is feeding animals in their care. For many rescues, after food costs, they have little or nothing left in their budget for medical treatment, vaccines or other adoption programs. That’s where GreaterGood’s Rescue Bank program comes in—we ship donated food to rescue groups around the country to make sure their animals are well fed, and that they have extra money in their budget to help pets in desperate need—pets like Buster.

Buster is a one-year-old yellow lab that Southern Colorado Animal Rescue (SCAR) saved from a neglectful home. Once on SCAR’s transport, the former owner texted the driver and said that Buster might have one quill left in his mouth from the previous week. Once Buster arrived at SCAR, they took him to the vet immediately. With such a swollen mouth, he couldn’t eat or drink. He went under anesthesia and the vet removed over 30 porcupine quills from his mouth, tongue and throat. He would have died if not taken into SCAR’s care.

Every dollar donated to Rescue Bank offsets $17 worth of expense for a rescue group. This National Feed a Rescue Pet Week, YOU can save more animals like Buster by clicking here.

Once recovered, Buster’s loving and brilliant personality shined. SCAR quickly noticed he learned tasks and loved people and other dogs and had service dog potential. Buster was adopted soon after being evaluated by several trainers, and he will be a licensed physical assistance service dog after completing more training. From death row to a great job!

“We are the only all animal and all volunteer run rescue we know of in Colorado. We exist only on volunteer hours and donations. Without donations of GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank food, we wouldn’t be able to help dogs due to the expenses of feed and our overwhelming, unexpected vet bills.” – Southern Colorado Animal Rescue

Every dollar donated to Rescue Bank offsets $17 worth of expense for a rescue group. This National Feed a Rescue Pet Week, YOU can save more animals like Buster by clicking here.

by Jim Kober, July 19, 2018