Even with deformed front legs, Guiness is an affectionate young dog who only wants to lavish his love upon the humans around him. A two-year-old Chihuahua-terrier mix, Guiness was recently seized by BC SPCA constables as part of a cruelty investigation. His front legs were broken, but he never received medical care, so he stumbles, in pain, as he tries to walk on his misshapen legs.
“Despite the horrible pain he must be in, Guiness is such an affectionate, cuddly and friendly dog,” says Chilliwack BC SPCA Branch manager Ivanna Ferris. “This brave little guy needs surgery to amputate his right front leg and to properly fix his left front leg so he can walk and get around without pain.”
The surgery, medications, vaccinations, regular health check-ups and daily care during the three to four months he’ll need for rehabilitation are expected to cost several thousand dollars. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies on public donations to help the province’s most vulnerable animals.
After surgery and rehab, Guiness will be available for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA.
“Even with three legs, he can still live a long, happy and active life,” Ferris says. “He has such a terrific personality! He’s so loving and just wants to snuggle you and be with you – we’re hoping he’ll find a forever home with humans who will return the love.”
To help Guiness and other animals like him in need at the Chilliwack BC SPCA Branch, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency online or in person at 6797 Hopedale Rd., Chilliwack.
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.