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Vernon SPCA seeking help for two dogs after closure of animal rescue

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.
Image Credit: Vernon SPCA
December 29, 2015 - 1:00 PM

VERNON - The Vernon B.C. SPCA is looking for donations to help brighten the holidays for a pair of dogs in need of expensive medical attention.

The dogs, named Girlie and Dash, came into the shelter’s care following the closure of an animal rescue organization in the area, the Vernon shelter says in a release. 

Dash, a 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,” branch manager Chelsea Taylor says. “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. As a non-profit organization, the B.C. SPCA relies primarily on public donations.

If you can help Girlie and Dash, and other animals like them in need at the Vernon SPCA, donate online or in person at 4800 Haney Road in Vernon.

Dash, a one-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd cross, was suffering from a bad flea infestation, flea dermatitis and a severe ear infection when he was brought into the care of the Vernon SPCA.
Dash, a one-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd cross, was suffering from a bad flea infestation, flea dermatitis and a severe ear infection when he was brought into the care of the Vernon SPCA.
Image Credit: Vernon SPCA

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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