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B.C. SPCA trap and treat dog maimed by gunshot

Luna, a three-year-old dog, had been walking around for days with half of her jaw missing from a gunshot wound.
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October 09, 2019 - 11:05 AM

The B.C. SPCA North Cariboo is asking for the public’s help in caring for the costs of a dog named Luna who was found with a serious gunshot wound.

Luna was spotted wandering on Blackwater Road in Prince George, according to a news release issued today, Oct. 9 by the B.C. SPCA.

The dog had been walking around for days with half of her jaw missing from the wound.

Local animal control officers provided a live trap and after more than a week were able to successfully trap the injured three-year-old dog.

“She immediately went in for emergency reconstructive surgery,” Alex Schare, animal care services manager with the SPCA North Cariboo District, says in a release.

Schare says her X-rays, surgery, medication, vaccinations and follow up care is expected to cost $3,230 and will be recovering in a foster home.

“Luna is a playful young dog with a remarkable amount of energy despite her injuries and weakened state,” Schare says.

Anyone who is able to help Luna or other animals at the North Cariboo District can do so by going here or visit the branch at 4011 Lansdowne Road.

For more information call the branch directly at 250-562-5511.

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