Found Sunday August 23, 2015 on a rural Carter County road, Festus just showed up one morning on the property with several dogs known to be aggressive to new dogs. The owner of the property was amazed when he contacted us, stating “I really don’t know how he was able to approach my dogs without being harmed.”
Festus was afraid of nothing; he was small but mighty.
Festus had many health issues and most were never diagnosed. From chronic skin issues that came and went to disc issues with his back. He battled pancreatitis at one point and was a strong fighter until the very end. Festus loved toys and would guard the dog food bowl, a bone, a toy, a leaf or anything else he could claim as his property. He loved to meet new people and be spoiled, serving as a great spokesdog on numerous occasions at Back Roads Animal Rescue fundraising and educational events.
Sadly, Festus passed away on October 22, 2018 due to congestive heart failure.