Lend a hand to help Max experience a new ‘leash’ on life
April 25, 2014
BC SPCA Prince Rupert staff are hoping the public can help Max, a dog from a remote community nearby who is recovering from a badly broken femur. The leg bone was left to heal on its own for two to three weeks; a BC SPCA cruelty investigation regarding Max’s injury is underway. A seven-month-old husky cross, Max is now recuperating in a foster home.
“During the surgery, his femur had to be re-broken and he had two pins inserted into his leg,” says Prince Rupert Branch manager Anna Terebka. “He’s such a great dog! He loves people and other animals. He’s a delight. He just needs a little help to have a better future.”
Max currently undergoes physiotherapy and swimming physio and will need ongoing care so he doesn’t develop arthritis in the affected leg. The surgery and related medical care costs are estimated at more than $1,000.
If you can help Max and other animals like him in need of care at the BC SPCA Prince Rupert branch, you can donate online on the new BC SPCA medical emergency website or in person at 1740 Prince Rupert Blvd., Prince Rupert. If you live in the area, you can also head to the BC SPCA barbecue fundraiser at Overwaitea (841 Third Avenue West, Prince Rupert) on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.