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Good Karma: Sweet Maltese in Penticton hoping for happy retirement

January 30, 2017

Staff at the BC SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch are hoping a sweet senior canine has some good karma coming her way.

Karma, an 11-year-old Maltese, was originally rescued from a hoarding situation, but the loving, elderly guardian who adopted her can no longer have her after moving into a care home.

With a large mammary tumour that needs to be removed immediately, SPCA staff are hoping the public can help.

“Karma is such a sweetheart! She’s had such a rough go of it but she still has oodles of love to give,” says BC SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch manager Carolyn Hawkins.

“We just want her to have a happy retirement in a loving home. She still has a lot of spunk and pep and a lot of life to live.”

The medical costs associated with Karma’s care are expected to exceed $1,500. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to carry out its life-saving work in helping the province’s most vulnerable animals.

If you can help Karma and other animals like her in need at the BC SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch, you can donate online at or in person at 2200 Dartmouth Drive, Penticton.