Bud was living on a landfill site at the Covanta Inc. facility in Haverhill, MA. He was first spotted in April of 2011, but was wary of humans and would not come close enough to be put on a leash. He was wearing a collar, but who knows how long he’d been homeless and alone?
Dogs are social animals and are most comfortable as part of a loving family. Aside from being exposed to the elements, disease, danger and a lack of food, Bud must have been lonely.
With winter coming, the staff of Covanta were concerned about Bud living outdoors in the cold. They contacted Granite State Dog Recovery (GSDR) who contacted us for help, as we have a dedicated Rescue team who know how to catch a dog like Bud, and specialists to care for him once he arrived at the shelter.
ARL Rescue staff visited the site and, along with Covanta and GSDR, installed a special cage with tasty food, a comfortable bed and a magnetic trapdoor. When Bud entered the cage for food, the door closed and he was finally safe.
Bud is now in the League’s care and has already allowed our staff to pet him, a major step forward in getting used to people.
He will soon meet our veterinarians for vaccinations and a full health check-up, and visit our behavior specialists to prepare him for domestic living. When he’s ready, our adoption agents will find him a loving forever home.
Taking care of Bud has been a community effort. Covanta, GSDR and the League are all looking out for him, but most important are the donors like you who make this work possible. Congratulations and thank you for your support!