SPCA Struggles for Funds from Spike in Severe Cases

www.ctvvancouverisland.ca http VICTORIA — Injured animals are constantly being brought in for care at the Victoria Branch of the SPCA. However, a higher than normal number of severe cases are draining its medical budget. This week a female Jack Russell, Molly, arrived with a broken leg. Veterinarians suspect the injury is a month old, and she needs emergency orthopedic surgery. The same day a huskie cross was brought in with a crushed paw, and the SPCA estimates the two operations coupled with rehab, could cost in excess of 10 thousand dollars. These two cases come just weeks after a Shih Tzu dog was found and brought in, suffering from a maggot infested wound and failing organs. She is still at the hospital being treated, and her recovery is expected to take up to three months. As a donation-based agency, these cases put extra strain on a budget that maintains the care of several hundred animals. The SPCA would like to remind people they can help, by either adopting a worthy pet, or making a donation. For more information visit www.spca.bc.ca. Follow Erin Glazier on Twitter: www.twitter.com

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