A lovable dog in Abbotsford is hoping for some help from his animal-loving friends. Stanley, a two-year-old retriever cross, was hit by a car when he was three months old and had one of his front legs amputated. When Stanley recently came into the Abbotsford SPCA’s care, staff discovered his other front leg is deformed and requires medical attention.
“We took Stanley to the vet and while he could live out the rest of his days with the deformed leg, he will likely be in a lot of pain when arthritis sets in,” says Abbotsford BC SPCA Branch manager Jodi Dunlop. “Since he is already missing one front leg, this would really shorten his ability to thrive as a normal, happy and healthy dog.”
A specialist can form a cast and build an orthopaedic brace at cost, but it will still cost upward of $1,500.
“The orthopaedic brace will help stabilize and straighten Stanley’s leg. We just want him to have a better chance at living a full and active life,” Dunlop says. “He’s such a friendly fellow with a lot of love to give.”
If you can help Stanley and other animals like him at the Abbotsford SPCA, you can donate online or in person at 34312 Industrial Way, Abbotsford.
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.