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Williams Lake SPCA hoping public can help dog whose leg was shot off

October 20, 2016

After having his leg shot off at the elbow, a dog at the Williams Lake SPCA must have the entire leg amputated. Someone shot Max, an affectionate white German Shepherd-husky mix, with a gun, leaving him with a horrible wound with exposed, broken and shattered bones and infection.

“A Good Samaritan spotted Max about two weeks ago, but he was hiding from people – with good reason, I’d say – so it took some effort to get him into BC SPCA care,” says Williams Lake and District Branch manager Liz Dighton. “This guy was all tail wags and kisses, even with the excruciating pain he must have been in.”

After surgery, rehabilitation and recovery, the lovable canine will be available for adoption. The costs associated with Max’s medical treatment are expected to exceed $1,500. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies on public donations to carry out its life-saving work across the province.

“We just want Max to have the chance to live a happy and active life in a loving, forever home,” Dighton says. “He’s got a lot of love to give and he is such a sweetheart! Hopefully we can find the perfect match for this tri-pawed pup, when he’s ready.”

If you can help Max and other animals like him at the Williams Lake SPCA, you can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person, at 709 Bond Lake Rd., Williams Lake.

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.