Mayor Cory Booker isn’t the only one who saved a dog within Newark during last month’s stretch of bitterly cold weather. .
The website Life With Dogs reports that “Buddy,” a three-year-old mastiff-pit bull mix, spent at least two nights in a parking lot at Newark Liberty International Airport before he was found, shivering and beginning to show signs of frostbite, by a woman named Jane Koyler. Unable to keep him, she brought him to a Hillside animal shelter. Since then, he has been kept in a kennel and has occasionally been brought to the homes of volunteers for a temporary respite, but Buddy still needs a permanent home.
He is likely to get along with other dogs, but not cats, and it is not recommended that he be around very small children due to his size. Anyone interested in fostering or adopting Buddy should be experienced in handling large dogs.
Those interested in Buddy can send an email here or can call 732-804-0548. Those interested in helping defray the boarding and veterinary costs can click here. Buddy’s Facebook page can be found here.