Today's pet of the week is Buster from C. A. R. E. Center for Animal Rescue and Education, in New Bedford, Mass. Buster is a one-year-old Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd Dog Mix. He is a great frisbee catcher, loves attention, and as soon as you pet him, he will lean right into you.

Buster is friendly with other dogs, and with people. Buster came from a bad situation where he was in a crate from hours on end, and most often when he was not in the crate, he was tied to a truck body with no food or water.He has a scar that runs across his nose and under his chin from the previous "owner" putting a can on his snout to keep him from barking.

He is learning to walk on a leash, and he is improving daily. He is housebroken, and does feel comfortable in a crate. He would love a fenced-in yard as he has a ton of energy and long legs to run.

Adoption fee depends on the animal, but a kitten is $125, a cat is $75 - 100, a dog is $200 - 300. When you adopt an animal , it will have all it's shots including it rabid shots, and it will be spaded/ neutered. If you adopt two pets, you will receive  a price cut on your adoption.

Donations are different. They are tax deductible, and you will receive a letter in the mail when you give a donation. You can donate money at any amount, and you can donate food, cat litter, and other items needed for sheltered animals. This organization is a non profit organization.

For more information, please contact  at 508-994-0220 or e-mail