There’s a new House in town. Only this Gregory House is no TV curmudgeon – in fact, despite the pain from more than one broken leg, his sweet and sunny personality shines through every day. A seven-week old Pyrenees puppy when he came into the South Peace SPCA’s care, House was hit by a car and brought in by a Good Samaritan, in considerable pain from his injuries.
“Both his front legs and his rear left leg were broken,” says Wendy Davies, South Peace Branch manager. “Despite his severe injuries, House has won over everyone’s hearts with his bold and loving personality. He rolls on his back to get tummy rubs and loves to ‘talk’ a lot.”
House has had surgery on his rear left leg to repair the fracture of the femur with pins and wires. Drs. Trevor and Patricia Reeves, both past recipients of the BC SCPA Veterinarian of the Year Award (2003 and 2012, respectively), are monitoring his greenstick fractures but the furry and friendly House may need more surgery. Both vets feel he should regain full use of his legs.
“He’s such a cutie pie! He’s patient and quiet during his treatment and care, but when allowed to get outside to stretch, he becomes a little clown,” Davies says. “You just need to look at his big, beautiful smile to see how grateful he is. We’d love House to have a chance at a better and more active life.”
The estimated cost of House’s care is $6,000. If you can help House and other animals like him in need at the South Peace SPCA, you can donate online or in person at 637 114th Ave., Dawson Creek.
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.