BC SPCA asking for help in caring for dog who was shot in the leg

Jan 24 2020, 5:40 pm

The BC SPCA is asking for public donations to help care for Brownie, a six-year-old border collie and St. Bernard mix who was shot in the right leg with a firearm, resulting in a fractured shinbone.

And the vet caring for Brownie has estimated his wound is at least a week old, meaning “this poor dog has been in agony for days.” So much pain, in fact, that he stopped eating.

However, the SPCA said he is currently receiving medication to manage his pain and has “quickly” regained his appetite,

Still, Brownie “is underweight and came into care with a very matted coat with a rash around his neck and under his ears,” the BC SPCA said. In addition, the dog’s coat is being treated for a “heavy flea” infestation, and “will need to be completely shaved,” as a result.

“Brownie is a very docile and loving dog,” said BC SPCA branch manager Wendy Davies. “His calm and very sweet temperament shines through, despite the extreme pain he must be experiencing right now.”

Davies said Brownie is “quickly adjusting to living indoors, and his highly social personality is blossoming, as he is surrounded by people who are giving him lots of attention.”

Still, as the care continues, the BC SPCA said his medical costs are expected to reach $6,030. As well, he will need about two months to recover from his injuries in a foster home recovering before he is ready to be adopted.

In the meantime, anyone who can help Brownie is asked to visit the BC SPCA online, call 250-782-2444, or visit the branch at 11418 3 Street, Dawson Creek, BC.