Girlie and Dash, two dogs at the Vernon SPCA, need the public’s help to brighten their holidays. The canine pair came into the care of the BC SPCA Vernon & District Branch recently, after the closure of an animal rescue organization in the area. Both need expensive medical treatment.
Dash, an energetic, one-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd cross, was suffering from a bad flea infestation, flea dermatitis and a severe ear infection, while Girlie, an 11-year-old Chihuahua cross, has a long list of medical issues, including dental disease, a bladder infection, flea dermatitis and mammary tumours that require removal.
“Dash is super happy all the time, a real high-energy boy, and Girlie is a real sweetheart – she’ll greet us with a wagging tail and is quiet and friendly, despite all of her medical issues,” says Chelsea Taylor, Vernon & District Branch manager. “We just want to see these two have another chance at healthier, happier lives in loving, forever homes. That would be the best Christmas present ever!”
Medical costs for both dogs are expected to be nearly $2,000. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to carry out its life-saving work helping the province’s most vulnerable animals.
If you can help Girlie and Dash, and other animals like them in need at the Vernon SPCA, donate online at spca.bc.ca/vernon or in person at 4800 Haney Rd., Vernon.
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.