Falcor, a small Pekingese dog recently arrived at the SPCA so severely neglected that he had necrotic tissue all up his back that had eaten away the flesh down to his spine.
We did everything from blood transfusions to IV antibiotics to save him, but in the end, all we could do was hold him softly and let him go.
Falcor’s visible signs of neglect were so obvious, we suspect somebody may have seen something long before he was brought to us.
Were they afraid, or did they not know who to call?
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Falcor, who is the subject of a cruelty investigation, came to the North Cariboo SPCA in Prince George with a horrible open wound on his back. He was cold and unresponsive as staff rushed him to the vet for intensive care. The little Pekingese mix was shaved, exposing his wound, which had a great deal of necrotic tissue and was covered with maggots.
“This dog has suffered immensely,” says BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty. “We have reason to believe that he was a victim of cruelty and are currently investigating this case.”
Anyone who has information about this case is asked to please call the BC SPCA’s toll-free hotline at 1-855-622-7722.