“I’m sure in their minds, it was to keep him at home,” McKnight said. “But this was an older dog, and dragging that cinderblock had gotten impossible for him. I’m sure that through his youth, dragging it wasn’t the hardest thing, but with his age, combined with a little bit of arthritis that had started to set in, it was a monumental thing.”
“It’s almost how you’d identify life — that big weight,” she added. “And for this dog, the weight had just outweighed life.”
But this wasn’t the most shocking part of the rescue to McKnight — what concerned her the most was the fleas. Buster was covered in them.