Dog hit by car needs your help to heal and have a brighter future
April 24, 2014
A gentle giant of a dog will need a lot of TLC as he recovers from being hit by a car – and the subsequent surgeries. BC SPCA staff at the Alberni-Clayoquot branch are hopeful the public can help with costly medical bills for Maximus, an extremely affable 105-pound Saint Bernard/Great Pyrenees cross injured by a vehicle last week.
“Initially we thought we would have to amputate his left rear leg – the injuries were terrible,” says BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot Branch manager Irene Towell, noting that both a local veterinarian as well as an orthopaedic specialist were needed to repair Maximus’s knee and rebuild his hock. “He’ll need a lot of care for at least the next two months as he heals. He’s such a gentle giant and he just loves the attention.”
By the time Maximus is fully healed, his medical care costs will likely exceed $4,000, Towell says.
If you can help Maximus and other animals like him in need of care at the Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA shelter, please donate online or in person at 4936 Broughton St., Port Alberni.
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.