She was found in horrible condition, badly matted with open sores, and in indescribable pain from a hip dislocation caused by severe trauma, rendering her hind leg nearly unusable. Miss Phit, a seven-month-old Maltese/Yorkie mix, was found as a stray by a Good Samaritan and is now in the care of staff at the Williams Lake SPCA.
“We don’t know what caused the severe trauma, but the result is hip luxation – dislocation – which breaks the capital liga ments and tears the joint capsule, meaning she has extremely limited mobility,” says Williams Lake BC SPCA Branch manager Liz Dighton. “She’s a real sweetie – even with all she has been through, she still loves everyone!”
Because Miss Phit was so severely matted, she had to have most of her furry coat shaved off, but the lovable pup doesn’t seem to mind. The cost of her surgery and all medical care is estimated at $3,500.
“We just want this amazing little girl to have the opportunity to lead an active, happy and healthy life,” Dighton says. “She’s so adorable – a huge sweetheart. She just wants to be with you all the time and loves giving kisses.”
A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on donations from the public to help the province’s most vulnerable animals.
You can help Miss Phit and other animals like her in need at the Williams Lake SPCA, by visiting spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency.
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.