Buster was found just in the nick of time.
The handsome ridgeback/shepherd mix had been missing for nearly two weeks when Christine O’Donovan spotted her lost pup posted on the Animal Care & Control shelter’s nightly euthanasia list on Dec. 13. He was slated to be put down the next morning.
“I looked at the photo and knew it was him,” said O’Donovan, 42, whose frightened dog bolted two weeks earlier while workers were assessing the damage wreaked by Hurricane Sandy on her Belle Harbor, Queens, home.
For weeks, O’Donovan and her five kids, ages 2 to 12, had been scouring their devastated neighborhood. Without electricity or an Internet connection she could not access the AC&C lost and found database or get to the shelter to look for Buster.
“I tried calling but nobody answers the phone,” she said.
“He was so happy to see my kids and they were so happy to see him,” said O’Donovan, who had rescued Buster months earlier , after finding the puppy tied to a pole on Queens Blvd.
She also left with a brindle pit bull puppy, named Niko, whose owner was dropping him at the shelter. Niko is up for adoption or foster through Sasha’s Mission (search on Facebook).
Justin Bieber did not start his Salt Lake City concert on time Saturday night ... because he made a pit stop at a children's hospital to visit a 7-year-old leukemia patient.
Millie Flamm was too sick to attend the concert, so Justin gave her a private show, holding her hand while singing a song.
You gotta give Justin his due ... this was not to deflect stories about him smoking pot. He regularly visits sick kids at children's hospitals in cities where he performs.