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Seven-month-old puppy needs your help after suffering broken jaw in dog attack

October 1, 2021

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help little Daryl make a full recovery after he suffered painful injuries from a serious dog attack.

The seven-month-old Shih Tzu-English Springer Spaniel cross suffered a broken jaw after being attacked by a larger dog and his owners surrendered the dog to the BC SPCA in Campbell River so that he could receive the urgent medical treatment he needed.

“Daryl’s broken jaw required plating, which cost $1,650,” says Stephanie Arkwright, manager of the BC SPCA in Campbell River. “His recovery is expected to take at least three or four more weeks.”

Help Daryl recover

Our friends at Petsecure Pet Health Insurance hear these stories all the time – these unexpected injuries can happen anywhere. They were touched by Daryl’s story and are matching up to $2,000 in donations towards medical care.

Arkwright says that despite the trauma he has experienced, Daryl is a happy-go-lucky pup who loves everyone he meets. “His foster family has nothing but positive things to say about him,” she says. “Daryl still loves other dogs, he gets along with cats and children. He hasn’t let this incident slow him down – he is a wonderful little dog and will be an amazing candidate for adoption once healed.”

Arkwright says the BC SPCA is grateful to generous animal lovers who ensure that animals like Daryl get the emergency care they need.

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