Kringle, a seven-year-old black Labrador Retriever, was found wandering alone on a residential property in Grand Forks and was brought to the BC SPCA’s South Okanagan animal centre. He was then transferred to the Kelowna animal centre.
“Kringle is a very sweet old man, who based on the scars on his face, has had a very hard life,” says Shannon Paille, manager of the BC SPCA’s Kelowna animal centre. “He just wants all the attention and love he can get. He will give you one look with those big, endearing eyes and you just know he wants a cuddle.”
When Kringle was examined by a veterinarian, it was determined that he had serious dental issues. He was immediately put on pain medication. “Kringle had to go into surgery to have four teeth removed. He was also suffering from a number of teeth that were dead and ground down, as well as a chipped canine.” The veterinarian also determined that Kringle is hearing impaired.
Paille adds that, unfortunately, Kringle has had some serious post-surgery challenges. “Kringle had to be taken to an emergency clinic after his sutures broke open,” she says. “He had to go back into surgery to have his gums re-sutured.”
Kringle will be available for adoption in approximately 10 days.
Our loyal friends at Petsecure Pet Health Insurance* were so inspired by Kringle’s story that they’re matching up to $3,500 in donations towards his care and to other animals who need urgent medical help.
*Supported by a grant from Definity Insurance Foundation with funding from the Definity Insurance Company.