Sometimes, having an appetite for adventure doesn’t go down so well. Rocky, a curious puppy, found that out the hard way. A two-and-a-half-month old Lab/pit bull cross, this lovable pup managed to swallow a whole lot more than he could manage and needed extensive – and expensive – surgery to help him survive.
Born on Christmas day, Rocky was surrendered to the Kamloops BC SPCA shelter recently. “Rocky’s inquisitive nature led him to somehow, swallow a piece of plastic that appears to be from a chair leg as well as some rocks,” says Charleen Holloway, Kamloops and District SPCA Branch manager. “He’s such a playful, energetic, mischievous little guy. And he’s cute as well as resilient – it was touch and go during the surgery, but he pulled through and is recovering well.”
The surgery and related care is estimated to cost between $1,500-$2,500, Holloway notes. Now in foster care while he recuperates, Rocky will take approximately six weeks to recover before he’ll need a new, loving home, but he’s hopefully learned his lesson about what not to eat, says Holloway.
A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies almost entirely upon donations to help the province’s most vulnerable animals. If you can help Rock or other animals like him in need at the Kamloops shelter, you can donate online or in person at the branch, 1211 8th St., Kamloops.
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.