Buddy the dog headed to foster home in Starkville, humane society says

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Buddy the dog is making another big step in his recovery journey.

According to the Tunica County Humane Society, Buddy is continuing to do well while in care at Mississippi State.

Doctors have received more fish skin for skin grafts on Buddy’s face.

He is scheduled to receive his first shot for heartworms on Oct. 19, according to TCHS.

Buddy has met with a potential foster family from Starkville and “the introduction went very well,” TCHS said.

The family loved Buddy “instantly,” and are supports of the vet school at Mississippi State.

“We know he is going to get the best of care while in their home,” TCHS said.

Buddy will move to the foster home and continue undergoing heartworm treatments.

TCHS also hopes to reunite him with his longtime friend, Snoop, for a visit. The pair could possibly be adopted together in the future, although Snoop could be too playful and energetic for a dog like Buddy.

The scars on Buddy’s face will always be fragile. Staff are continuing to try to make the best decisions for Buddy’s wellbeing.

TCHS is also raffling off a #BuddyStrong lamp from Southern Essence Custom Lighting.

The lamp honors Buddy’s journey, and all proceeds will benefit the shelter.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Purchase tickets here.

The drawing will be held live on Facebook on Oct. 24 around 8 p.m. The deadline to purchase tickets is 7:30 p.m. that night.

In a Facebook post, TCHS said:

We are so grateful to everyone that has helped Buddy along this journey back to life. He has come out of this horrible act of cruelty, a happy, healthy, loving lab. He is an example of courage to the whole world.