SPCA seeks donations to cover surgery costs for Ziggy the Pug

May 27 2019, 8:38 pm

Ziggy the pug is in desperate need of help after he came to the BC SPCA with a damaged eye, an ear infection, and an overcrowded mouth, making it hard for him to eat.

The BC SPCA’s West Vancouver Branch is asking for donations to help treat his medical problems.

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“Ziggy requires specialized eye surgery to remove a painful and uncomfortable eye that doesn’t have any vision –the cause of which is unknown. He also came in with an ear infection and required medication to treat, and also needs oral surgery for an overcrowded mouth that makes it painful for him to eat,” said the SPCA in a release.

“This little dog is only a year old and has lived a difficult life up to this point.”

Ziggy was originally found in Duncan and taken to the Nanaimo & District SPCA and then transferred to West Vancouver to receive extensive care.

Ziggy’s treatments are expected to cost over $2,320. He will need at least a month to recover before he is ready to be adopted.

“Ziggy is great with other animals and seems to enjoy company of kids and all people he meets on his journey,” said West Vancouver SPCA branch manager Charlotte Ellice, in a statement. “He has clearly been through a lot in his short lifetime.”

Those looking to help Ziggy or other animals at the West Vancouver SPCA can do so online or by visiting the visit the branch at 1020 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.