CASEY'S BASKETBALL-SIZED TUMOUR MUST GO
The Kamloops SPCA is pleading with the public to finally get help for a surrendered dog living with a fatty tumour big enough to displace his shoulder.
They don't know how long Casey, an eight-year-old Labrador-retriever, has suffered through the basketball-sized tumour, but they know he needs help now.
He was surrendered last week because his owner could not afford his vet bills and branch manager Charleen Holloway was shocked to see the large, untreated mass when Casey came to the shelter.
“This could have been easily remedied years ago. Casey's surgery would have been less costly and required less recovery time had this been treated when discovered two or three years ago,” Holloway says.
The veterinarian who assessed Casey says the tumour needs to be removed because the fatty-tissue has displaced his front left leg. The branch is now asking for donations to help cover the medical costs to have the tumour removed, estimated at $2,000.
Casey remains active and acts like a puppy, Holloway reports, and is expected to make a full recovery following surgery on Friday and will be up for adoption once fully recovered.
To make a donation to help Casey or any other animal in need, go to spca.bc.ca/support, call the Kamloops branch at 250-376-7722 or drop off or mail your donation to the branch at 1211 8 St., Kamloops, B.C., V2B 2Y3.
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