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Bud's Story 2014

Bud is a stray pup that is living on a Native Reserve in a very remote area of Manitoba. A young woman started feeding him around the beginning of September and in that time, Bud has really warmed up to her. She wanted to keep the pup but was told by the Band that she couldn't. She contacted the local German Shepherd Rescue and they didn't want him. She reached out on Facebook and I stepped up and said I'd bring him to the island through my rescue. 

This young lad needs out asap. The Band does an annual cull upon the first hard snow and any dog that is seen roaming gets shot. The weather is also starting to turn cold which won't help either. Bud has several wounds on his neck from pack fighting. They've become infected and one is a nasty gash.

We're trying to raise some funds to help offset the costs to bring him here. He requires transportation to the airport. Once at the airport, he will be flown to Winnipeg. He will be met at the airport by a foster who will take him and have him vetted to deal with his wounds, worming, de-fleaing, vaccines and heart worm check, Hopefully there is nothing serious wrong with him to drive the vet costs even higher than what they will be. He will be flown from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island as soon as we're able to get him a flight. Once he's on the island, he'll get an appointment to be neutered.

Update:  Oct 8, 2014 - Bud was successfully captured and taken off the reserve and flown to where his temporary foster is.  He's been vetted and neutered and he needs to wait at least 2 weeks before he can fly here.  His vetting cost $635.00

Update:  Oct 14 2014 - Bud continues to do very well in his foster home.  He has treatable mange, flea infestation, several bite wounds from other pack dogs chewing him up and his wounds are infected.  He was fully vaccinated, neutered, de-fleaed, the vet shaved all the open wounds so that a medical topical cream can be applied daily, he's on oral antibiotics a well as mange medication.  He needs to be bathed every two days with special shampoo.  The cost to date has been $950.00 and rising.

Update:  Bud has been adopted by my neighbour!!!!

Update:  Feb 2017 - Bud's adoptive parent suddenly passed away and Bud is now returned to me and will stay with me.  There is a retired couple that live down the street that will 'share' Bud with me while I'm working to make it a bit easier on my dogs.  They love Bud but can't afford to own a dog anymore so it works out well for everyone as I'll be paying for all of Bud's expenses and they will get the companionship from such a great dog.