At Central Animal Hospital, we love all of our patients so much we have decided to honor one pet each month and give them the title of pet of the month.
For the Month of April we'd like to introduce Buster!
Buster had an interesting start in life. His parents believe he was born into the house of an eccentric woman who housed many, many, many unfixed cats and kittens. In the early morning hours of an August morning in 2014, an unknown woman was seen on surveillance camera dropping off 3 large cardboard boxes on the loading dock of the Marin Humane Society in Novato, then driving away. When the first employee arrived, it was discovered that each box contained 8 howling black and white cats, one of whom was Buster, who was about one year old. To this day, he’s not a fan of being closed up in a box, including his travel crate. He has perfected his howling over the years!
When he was a young cat, he was a retriever: he could go for hours chasing down a thrown ball and brining it back. But he learned over the years that he didn’t need to try that hard to be adored by his parents, so he gave up retrieving for smacking a ball thrown in his direction, which his parents then retrieve. He calls the game “Whappo!”. His parents are very well trained.
Buster has recently endured a 13 week long, twice weekly treatment at Central Animal Hospital for a fungal skin infection called ringworm, which he got from wrestling with an infected foster kitten. He and his parents are so grateful for the caring support and expertise of the entire Central team. He’s looking forward to not coming to visit very often, but knows he’s in the best of care when he does!
Buster's strong and sweet spirit are only a couple reasons why he was granted pet the month.