Buddy AKA The Claremont Dog has been a town celebrity for many years. The community loves him and he is cared for by several local businesses. He is fed well and has several houses where he can sleep at. He is just a free spirit who does his own thing. Everyone in the town knows who he is and no one bothers him. He is just a sweet old guy who loves living his free lifestyle.
Unfortunately Buddy was attacked by 2 dogs earlier this week. No one had seen him since the attack and he had not been to his regular hang out spots. A group of wonderful individuals in Claremont bonded together on 9/13/17 at 4pm and went out to search for him. Luckily, they found him still alive but he is bad shape. He is having a hard time walking and has some severe wounds.
He was rushed to the emergency vet but they could not treat him without a rescue group taking over his care and financial responsibilities. Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue was happy to help and called immediately and took over his care.
As of 9:30pm we do not know much. The vet is planning to sedate him and get a good evaluation and clean his wounds. He has been started on antibiotics and pain medication. We had to pay a deposit of $1,200 to start treatment. We have absolutely no clue how much his bill will be as the last dog we treated after being attacked ended up having a $6,000 bill.
We will update posts as we get them and hope everyone can help us raise money to be sure Buddy gets the best care possible.