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Golden lab fights for life after being found on road near Quesnel

 August 24, 2012

A beautiful golden Labrador-cross is fighting for her life in Quesnel after being attacked by a wild animal.

The badly injured dog, believed to be approximately four years old, was brought to the Quesnel SPCA shelter after she was found, bleeding from extensive internal injuries, on Hlday Road in the Ten Mile Lake area of Quesnel.

“We haven’t been able to locate an owner but we have named her ‘Amara’, which means ‘unfading’,” says Colby O’Flynn, manager of the BC SPCA’s Quesnel Branch. “She suffered massive internal injuries, probably from a horned wild animal, that required four hours of surgery. She is very weak but is fighting to recover.”

Amara is currently in care at the Quesnel SPCA. “She has numerous drainage tubes in her chest and belly and the greatest threat at the moment is infection, but we are monitoring her very closely,” says O’Flynn. “Despite the pain she is in she has an amazing temperament and just wants to snuggle and give kisses. She has been so good about letting the veterinarians and shelter staff handle her and work on her.”

The Quesnel SPCA is asking anyone with information about the owner of the dog to please call the shelter at 250-992-7722. 

The branch would also be grateful for donations to help pay for the medical costs for Amara and other animals in need. If you can help, please contact the shelter or visit

The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization that relies on community support to care for 32,000 abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals each year, including more than 800 animals in need in Quesnel.

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.











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