Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 April 24, 2014

Updated: April 24, 2014

Victoria BC SPCA staff are heartened to see how well Bryn, a horribly injured pit bull cross who recently came into their care, is healing, and are extremely grateful to the local community and to everyone who gave so generously to help with her medical care costs.

“Bryn continues to develop and heal. Her mobility is solid – she needs occasional help getting up but she is fully walking on her own now,” says Victoria assistant branch manager Nicole Reinelt. “She looks amazing! We want to thank everyone for their support. Every donation helps us help Bryn and other animals like her in our care.”

Bryn suffered from several injuries to her legs, torso, head and teeth that appear to be cause by blunt force trauma. The BC SPCA cruelty investigations team is examining this gentle girl’s case.


Original story posted on: April 7, 2014
Seriously injured dog needs public’s help for a chance at a brighter future

Victoria BC SPCA staff are hoping a badly injured dog will recover the full use of her back legs again – and they’re also hoping the public can help. Bryn, a shy but affectionate pit bull cross who is estimated to be six or seven-years-old, came into the BC SPCA’s care last week with several injuries that appear to be from blunt force trauma.

“She has injuries to her head, torso, legs and teeth. Her skin has split open on the top of her head and she has bruising around the right side of that injury, as well as a swelling and broken front leg, lacerations under her left armpit and abrasions on her front right leg,” says Victoria branch manager Annie Prittie Bell, who notes that those are sadly, not the only injuries. Bryn also has significant bruising to the right side of her torso, a broken canine tooth that needs extraction, and is experiencing neurological deficits that are impacting her back legs, making it hard for her to stand or move around.

“She’s such a gentle and sweet girl – already a favourite with staff and volunteers and eager to please,” Prittie Bell says. “We’re all really hoping she’ll regain the full use of her back legs again.”

Bryn is on pain killers and required sutures to close the splits on her head but is stable. Her medical care costs are already more than $2,000. BC SPCA cruelty investigations staff are investigating the lovable canine’s case.

If you can help Bryn and other animals like her in need of care at the Victoria SPCA, you can donate online or in person at 3150 Napier Lane, Victoria.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

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