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After spending almost two years in foster care, Rusty found his perfect home, moving in with Anne and Kent just in time for Christmas 2011.
Rusty and his chipmunk toys
From his foster mom
Rusty is estimated to be around six years old. He was dropped off at Toronto Animal Services (TAS) as a stray on December 14, 2009.
CBTW were notified by a supporter who spotted his listing on Petharbour and we contacted TAS but because of his handy size and lovely disposition, TAS staff were confident that they could place him once his hold period was up.
Unfortunately (or possibly fortunately), before he could be neutered and put up for adoption, Rusty developed blood in his urine and it was discovered that he had a bladder stone requiring surgery ASAP.
The cost of the surgery was beyond the TAS budget but rather than euthanize him, they contacted CBTW and Rusty was relinquished to us on January 5, 2010.
Rusty had surgery to remove two stones and was also neutered on January 7, 2010. He recovered nicely and went back for a much needed dental on January 26, 2010. He had to have 2 lower incisors and two small upper premolars removed but the rest of his teeth were in great shape under the caked on tartar. He is very amenable to having his teeth brushed so routine care will keep them that way
CBTW has a very small operating budget and the cost of Rusty's surgery hit a big hole in our treasury but with his age and personality we could not deny him a second chance at life and thanks to a small but very generous handful of supporters in Canada and the US, Rusty's medical costs were covered.
Our sincere thanks to the wonderful people who have made the kind and generous donations to Rusty's fund: