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 March 17, 2014

BC SPCA staff in the Powell River area are hoping for help in the case of Coco, a lovable female dog who has stolen their hearts. A four-year-old Rottweiler cross, Coco came into the care of the Powell River & District SPCA shelter earlier this month, where it quickly became clear that she had issues with her back legs.

“We had noticed a slight limp, but when she couldn’t stand, we knew it was much worse and rushed her to the vet,” says BC SPCA Powell River & District Branch manager Brandy Craig, noting surgery is necessary for both legs, at a cost of $1,200 per leg. “She’s such a sweet, loving girl – we love how she wrinkles her nose up every time someone approaches her kennel – that’s how she smiles, it’s so cute. She’s definitely going to need a dedicated foster parent for her recovery – I believe the recovery time is eight to 12 weeks per leg.”

One surgery is complete and the other will be performed once that leg has healed, Craig says.

“She’s so wiggly and happy, and she’s great with kids too. We’d love to see her get the surgery and the care she needs so she can enjoy a better life.”

If you can help Coco and other animals like her in need at the Powell River & District SPCA, you can donate online or in person at 7558 Duncan St., Powell River.

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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