HPAN heard that Buddy, in the care of Almost Home Animal Rescue (Blount County), needed medical care. We stepped up to contribute toward his vet costs. Buddy is a three year old, 92lb, Flat-Coated Golden Retriever who is full of love. He has a large hematoma in his right ear caused by his pawing at a very bad ear infection. If the hematoma is not removed, he will be disfigured for life and will suffer pain. The surgery will cost a little over $300. Buddy is the sweetest guy you will ever meet. He was horribly neglected. In addition to the ear, has some skin problems due to flea infestation. He is heartworm negative and neutered. Buddy is now up-to-date on vetting and on heartworm and flea preventative. When Almost Home first received him, he moved around like an old dog; now he plays with toys and is interested in everything around him. He takes a toy out of a basket and returns it when he gets out another one. He is a very smart boy! Some family will be very lucky to adopt Buddy. Anyone interested should message firstname.lastname@example.org.