An impromptu, not candy-related news post addendum today: my friend Amy, on her limited grad student stipend and in her busy grad student life, somehow finds the time and means to volunteer as a foster parent for shelter dogs.
She takes in shelter dogs (some of whom were abused and neglected by their former owners), saves them from being euthanized in the shelters, and gives them a home and love and training until they’re adoptable.
Her latest charge is Buster, a sweet puppy who can’t walk, run, play, or even sit without pain due to a torn ACL that his previous owner didn’t address. Surgery to fix Buster’s injury would let him lead a normal life, but it costs $2,500, beyond Amy or the rescue organization’s budget.
If you have to means to help Give Buster a Leg Up, he’s got his own page on Go Fund Me. Surgery for Buster not only means that he can be a puppy without pain – it also makes him more adoptable, so he has a better chance of finding a family to permanently take him in.