Residents rally to aid puppy struck by a car

The Penticton SPCA is fundraising for Jodi, a 10 month old Labrador pup injured after being struck by a car last week.
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PENTICTON - Donations continue to pour into the BC SPCA in Penticton as area residents rally to help cover the medical bills for a 10 month old Labrador pup.

Jodi was struck by a car in Penticton on June 2, breaking her leg. Her owners couldn’t afford the vet bill so she was surrendered to the Penticton SPCA.

SPCA Manager Corinne Ross says the dog underwent surgery on June 3 and is doing very well.

Ross says there were lots of donations over the weekend bringing the total to $1,800. The SPCA hopes to raise $4,300 to cover Jodi’s medical expenses.

“She’s already weight bearing. I think it was a clean break, and she has a good prognosis,” Ross says. The dog is currently living in a foster home, but once healed, she will be ready for adoption.

Ross says anyone interested in adopting Jodi should contact the Penticton SPCA in six to eight weeks.

Anyone wishing to donate to Jodi’s care are invited to stop by the Penticton SPCA at 2200 Dartmouth Dr., call 250-493-0136 or go to the society’s website and click on the donate and support icon. You can also donate at the Give2gether website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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