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Help needed to pay for injured dog's medical costs: Kamloops SPCA

Halston the dog was hit by a vehicle earlier this month. He is slowly making a recovery.
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February 27, 2019 - 3:00 PM

KAMLOOPS — Halston the dog was found unresponsive on the side of the road by law enforcement officers after being hit by a vehicle in Kamloops earlier this month.

After suffering a dislocated elbow, a collapsed lung and soft tissue damage from road rash, Halston was rushed to the vet in very bad shape, according to Kristy Demidoff, an animal care attendant at the B.C. SPCA branch in Kamloops.

"He was hit by a vehicle and was laying on the side of the road," Demidoff says.

Halston came into the shelter's care on Feb. 8. Since then, he's had surgery and will need ongoing care until he gets better. He's currently in foster care while he makes a recovery.

"He's a very lucky guy," she says.

Bills have begun to add up and Halston still has more medical care to undergo for his recovery including surgery, medication, vaccinations, regular health check, and daily care until he is ready for adoption. Demidoff says Halston will be in recovery for at least another few months. 

Despite the hard times, the injured dog is still in good spirit.

"He's very sweet, loves attention and he has lots of life left to live," she says.

In the last two months, Demidoff says they have up to three animals brought into the Kamloops shelter who have been hit by vehicles.

The goal is to raise $3,830 and so far $1,240 has been raised. You can go to the B.C. SPCA's website here to make a donation.


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