Buddy was born and raised at DBARC when mum Lara was saved, pregnant, from a puppy farmer. Just as he was about to head off to his new family and the rest of his life, disaster hit. It was found that he had been born with a cleft palate. If left untreated this would seriously compromise his health.
While their mum clung to life having undergone emergency surgery, Lara’s ten puppies faced an uncertain future. With no mum to feed them, it was down to Janet and her small team of volunteers to save their lives. With feeds needed every 2 hours and each feed taking that long, this was a mammoth night and day task that the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre faced.