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Pomeranian left at Penticton doggie daycare needs your help

Can you help Okie? The five-year-old Pomeranian was abandoned and suffers from major dental issues.
July 10, 2020 - 11:15 AM

The B.C. SPCA is appealing to the public to come to the aid of an unfortunate five-year-old Pomeranian that recently fell on hard times.

The dog was left at a Penticton doggie daycare after the owner was faced with a life tragedy and could no longer care for the dog, according to a corrected B.C. SPCA media release.

The daycare agreed to care for the dog temporarily and when the situation could not be resolved the dog was taken to the South Okanagan SPCA.

After being brought to the shelter, it was discovered Okie was suffering from oral disease. He also had a piece of spear grass stuck between two molars that was slowly migrating toward his eyeball.

Okie needed 22 teeth pulled. He has since had 17 of those removed, but he will need additional surgery to pull the remaining teeth.

The SPCA said Okie’s previous owners may have thought they were doing the best thing by leaving him at a doggie day care, but a better solution would have been to bring him directly to a SPCA shelter.

Staff at the Penticton shelter refer to Okie as the "sweetest little fella who loves absolutely everyone,” and despite being in pain, he continues to be happy and friendly.

Okie needs an additional $1,700 in medical care.

If you can help with a donation towards Okie’s treatment, go this B.C. SPCA web page.

— This story was corrected at 1:45 p.m. July 10, 202 to correct information about Okie's circumstances originally provided by the B.C. SPCA in error.

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