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Nine little dogs at Kelowna SPCA in dire need of help

One of nine neglected dogs currently at the Kelowna SPCA.
October 18, 2017 - 10:58 AM

KELOWNA - Do you have room in your heart for a neglected dog?

If you also have room in your wallet, the B.C. SPCA would like to talk to you about donating or adopting one of nine small breed dogs in the care of the Kelowna branch.

“The dogs were owned by an elderly couple and unfortunately had been neglected over a period of time,” regional manager Tracy Westmoreland says in a press release.

Suffering from severe dental damage, matted and dirty, the dogs were surrendered earlier this month when the family could no longer care for them.

“The husband died recently and the wife is suffering from dementia and is now in a nursing home. We are really hoping that our supporters will help us provide the care that these dogs urgently need.”

This is not an adoption to be taken lightly as Westmoreland says the dogs are all extremely fearful and in need of extensive dental work that could cost as much as $20,000.

"These poor dogs have been through so much and really need our help,” Westmoreland says. “We are working to provide their surgeries as quickly as possible and we hope they will be ready for adoption in early November.”

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