Bachelor’s matty “J” Johnson worried that Laura Byrne’s beloved three-legged dog Buster would be ‘aggressive’ because he is a rescue dog – because he encourages adoption of pets
She adopted a three-legged rescue dog named Buster before she became famous on The Bachelor.
Add in Friday, Laura Byrne, 33, urged people to ignore the ‘stigma’ surrounding shelter animals and adopt a pet in need.
“I think people often think rescue animals are damaged or have been through a lot of trauma and will be troublesome pets, but that’s really not the case,” she said. Herald Sun..
Part of the family! In an interview with the Herald Sun on Friday, bachelor Laura Byrne (right) and Matty ‘J’ Johnson (left) urged people to put aside the ‘stigma’ of adopting a rescue dog after having their beloved three-legged rescue dog Buster welcomed. Shown with their daughter Marlie Mae
Her fiancé Matthew “Matty J” Johnson admitted to the publication that before going out with Laura, he wouldn’t have considered a rescue dog because he thought they were “aggressive.”
“I had that stigma, so I’m so glad I met Buster and it corrected the rescue dog situation and how they actually are,” he said.
He also explained that anyone nervous about welcoming a pet to their home should take a “test drive” first.
“I think people often think rescue animals are damaged or have been through a lot of trauma and will be troublesome pets, but that’s really not the case”: Laura adopted Buster before she became known on The Bachelor
“The beauty of rescue dogs is that you can nurture them before you actually commit,” he said.
Although Buster is a much-loved member of the family, he caused Laura to suffer during a walk she revealed about her Live uncut podcast last week.
Because Buster has one leg amputated on his shoulder, he cannot walk on a leash for long, as he is often “pulled to the side where he has no leg.”
Changed his mind: Matthew admitted that before going out with Laura, he wouldn’t have considered a rescue dog because he believed they were ‘aggressive’, but meeting Buster ‘corrected’ that assumption
Instead of taking the dog to a dog park where he can exercise on a leash, Laura decided to run him over the popular Bondi walkway without a run-up.
“Never, never, and never have I been booked by a ranger, because rangers usually go, ‘oh, your dog is clearly disabled,'” explained Laura.
She added, “The ranger pretended to stroke Buster and instead knocked him and said ‘oh dear dog’ and he scanned his microchip and I was like ‘you’re a bad man’. It was bad. I was like ‘my dog is disabled’.
Rule breaker! Although a beloved member of the family, Buster caused Laura to take a walk last week when she released him from Bondi and a ranger tried to fine her
“There are so many levels that I don’t like it. And then I really went crazy on the boardwalk. I was like, ‘I’d like to know your name and your details.’
“I understand it’s the law, sometimes rules have to be broken, people,” the influencer explained.
“We got out with a warning. There is a lot of conflicting information about dogs with three legs and leads.
“I was like, ‘The laws aren’t right for my disabled dog.’ I became very theatrical about his a **. So he didn’t fine me, I got a warning, “she bragged.
“We got out with a warning”: Laura protested about her dog’s disability and was eventually released with a warning