BC SPCA staff are hoping the public can help a brave seven-month-old Pomeranian named Stuffy. The subject of a BC SPCA cruelty investigation, Stuffy was seized by BC SPCA constables with two broken front legs that require immediate orthopedic surgery.
“Stuffy is such a sweetheart! Despite the pain he’s been in, he’s so friendly and affectionate,” says BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Eileen Drever. “We are currently investigating the circumstances that led to his seizure. We just want him to have the chance to have a fresh start, with the surgery he needs for him to be an active, happy pup again.”
Stuffy needs orthopedic surgery on both front legs in order for his injuries to heal. The medical costs associated with his care are expected to exceed $3,000. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to carry out its life-saving work in helping the province’s most vulnerable animals.
After his surgeries and recovery, Stuffy will be available for adoption, Drever notes.
“He’s such an adorable little guy! He’s already been through so much in his short life – we’re hoping he’ll find a loving, forever home with guardians who will lavish him with the love and attention he deserves.”
If you’re able to help Stuffy and other animals like him at the BC SPCA, you can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at the BC SPCA Surrey Education & Adoption Centre at 16748 50th Ave., Surrey (make sure to mention that it’s for the Stuffy medical appeal).