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Help Coco get the eye care she desperately needs

August 20, 2019

Coco arrived at the BC SPCA’s Shuswap Branch with cherry eye that was left untreated for a year. The untreated eye caused damage and the vet has tried twice to surgically repair the cherry eye without success.

Now, this three-year-old boxer mastiff cross has to see an ophthalmologist, eye care specialist, to possibly remove the eye.

“Coco has an excellent temperament and is very affectionate. “says SPCA Shuswap branch manager Victoria Olynik. “She can hardly see out of her right eye and it’s very uncomfortable for her.”

Coco with cherry eye

Coco lived her entire life tied up indoors on a short leash or outside on a long leash and hasn’t been allowed to run, play and just be herself. Her excellent temperament still shines through and she’ll often greet SPCA staff with a drooling smile. Her total cost of care is expected to reach $3,220.

If you can help Coco and other animals in need at the Shuswap SPCA, please visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or visit the branch at 5850 Auto Road SE, Salmon Arm,  250-832-7376.