Kamloops SPCA seeking help for lost puppy found on highway
April 12, 2012. For immediate release.
The Kamloops SPCA isn’t sure how Trooper, a courageous, 6-month-old stray puppy, ended up stranded with a broken femur on a highway in Chase, BC. While Trooper’s back-story remains a mystery, the Kamloops SPCA is now turning to the public to raise funds for treatment his leg, which will require surgery and possible amputation.
“I can’t even imagine the pain this poor guy must have been in,” says Charleen Holloway, branch manager of the BC SPCA Kamloops Branch. “But, thankfully we found him in one piece. The highway is a scary place for a puppy and there’s no telling what else could have happened to him.”
Holloway notes the surgery cost will be approximately $1,500 to $2,000 for Trooper, who appears to be a Bernese mountain dog-rottweiler cross. The BC SPCA is totally reliant on generous donations from the public to fund emergency treatments such as Trooper’s.
“He’s such a sweet little guy,” says Holloway, upon visiting Trooper at the vet. “His tail was wagging and he was happy as ever, despite the obvious pain and discomfort he was in. Trooper really lives up to his name.”
The Kamloops SPCA would be grateful for any donations for Trooper’s treatment and for other animals in need. To help, please visit spca.bc.ca/support or call the Kamloops Branch at 250-376-7722.
Photo caption: Trooper, after he was rescued from the highway
For more information:
Charleen Holloway, manager, BC SPCA Kamloops Branch, 250-376-7722
Lorie Chortyk, general manager, community relations, 604-647-1316
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by
public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the
welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty
investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption
of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal
welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.