It’s been a tough start for six-month-old Pointer-Heeler-Cross Fender, who is currently being cared for by the BC SPCA’s Sunshine Coast Branch. Fender was found by a Good Samaritan after the pup sustained a fractured leg, pelvis and femoral head — the result of a hit-and-run where he’d been left for dead.
“This sweet puppy’s injuries are awful, and there’s no doubt he’s in pain,” says Marika Donnelly, branch manager, Sunshine Coast. “He’s going to need orthopedic surgery, which will include putting a plate into his leg. If the other injuries don’t heal properly, there is a chance of additional surgery down the road. Fender will constantly need to have his bandages and cast changed, and he’ll also need to go through physical therapy.” These procedures, along with neutering and vaccinations, are expected to cost at least $9,500.
Donnelly knows that behind all of the pain, there’s a young dog who is eager to be a regular puppy. “We are so amazed with Fender’s character; he’s so smart, and he’s been a trooper throughout this whole ordeal. Despite everything he’s endured, he’s so friendly to everyone he sees. We’d love to show Fender that the same unconditional love he gives to everyone he meets.”
If you’re able to help Fender, or other animals like him, please visit our medical emergency website, or you can make a donation in person at our Sunshine Coast Branch, located at 4376 Solar Rd. in Sechelt.