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Parksville SPCA staff hope public can help Skeeter get a leg up in life

October 5, 2016

Imagine wanting to do nothing more than run and play – and not being able to. That’s the sad reality for Skeeter, a three-and-a-half-year-old dog at the Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District BC SPCA Branch – at least, until she receives cruciate surgery on her left hind leg.

“Skeeter is such a sweetheart! She’s so affectionate and loving, but the torn tissue behind her left knee means she can’t have fun playing, walking or running, which she usually loves to do,” says BC SPCA Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District Branch manager Nadine Durante.

“She’s such a playful girl and capable of living a long and active life – we just want to give her a chance to do exactly that, in a loving, forever home.”

Surrendered to the SPCA by her previous owner, Skeeter will be available for adoption after she fully recovers from her surgery, a process that could take up to four months. Her medical costs are expected to exceed $3,000.

A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations in carrying out its life-saving work helping the province’s most vulnerable animals. If you can help Skeeter and others like her in need at the Parksville SPCA, you can donate online at or in person at 1565Alberni Highway, Parksville.




The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

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