News13 Animal of the Weekend: Buddy

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – News13’s pet for the weekend of March 26-27 is Buddy, an 8-year-old mixed-breed dog available for adoption through the Grand Strand Humane Society.

Buddy recently came to the shelter after his owner fell ill and couldn’t care for him, shelter spokeswoman Kathy Robinson said. Buddy is home trained and loves car rides, she said.

“He’s got a lot of energy,” Robinson said. “He’s very loving. He loves everyone. He loves everything. He’s good with other dogs. I don’t think he’s been tested on cats, but I can’t imagine him being mean to a cat.

Due to Buddy’s age, he is available for adoption through the shelter’s senior to senior program. The program waives all adoption fees for any senior who adopts a senior pet, Robinson said.

Meanwhile, Robinson said a fundraiser was being held in Murrells Inlet on Sunday to benefit the Grand Strand Humane Society.

The 8th Annual Oyster Roads and Bloody Mary Contest will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wicked Tuna Restaurant. The shelter won’t have any of its dogs at the event, but proceeds from the proceeds will go to the humane society.

Anyone interested in adopting Buddy or fostering one of the other shelter dogs can find them at the old shelter facility at 3241 M. Joe White Avenue.

For anyone looking to adopt or foster a cat or kitten, they are currently being cared for at the temporary shelter location off Highway 501 at the Tanger Outlets across from Carolina Pottery in Conway.