She lived in excruciating pain for several months, after an accident left her badly injured, but her injuries were not treated. Now Karma, a two-year-old female blue brindle Cane Corso, is safe in BC SPCA care and on the road to recovery.
“Karma is such a gentle soul – she’s very calm and so trusting,” says BC SPCA Kelowna Branch manager Suzanne Pugh. “She’s doing really well after undergoing two surgeries, for a fractured right hip socket and entropion eye surgery.”
The fractured hip, caused by a traffic accident, went untreated for several months and healed poorly, resulting in degenerative changes in the hip and extensive muscle wastage in both legs and hips, due to a lack of mobility related to extreme pain, Pugh says. The entropion eye surgery helped fix a painful condition where the eyelids roll inward, causing the eyelashes to rub against the cornea and constantly irritate it.
Karma came into BC SPCA care as a result of a cruelty investigation, Pugh notes, as she did not receive medical treatment after the accident. Eventually, Karma was given to a new guardian, who immediately contacted a vet clinic and the BC SPCA for help.
“I can’t imagine what kind of pain she was living with, for so long,” Pugh says. “Karma is so mild-mannered and smart. We just want her to have the chance to live a pain-free, active life in a loving forever home.”
Currently in foster care, Karma is expected to take up to 12 weeks to recover. Her total medical costs are expected to exceed $4,000. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to help the thousands of animals across B.C. who suffer from abuse, neglect, injury and more each year.
If you can help Karma and other animals like her in need at the Kelowna SPCA, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or drop off donations in person, at 3785 Casorso Rd., Kelowna.
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.