The Penticton SPCA is asking animal lovers to help with costs to get a young puppy back on her paws.
Jodi, a black and white Labrador retriever mix who is only 10 months old, recently came into the care of the South Okanagan-Similkameen BC SPCA Branch with a fractured femur after being hit by a car near Penticton.
“She had surgery to pin and wire the leg, but her prognosis for a full recovery is good,” said branch manager Corinne Ross. “She’s such a sweet, friendly, happy girl. We just want her to have the chance to live a full and active life, once her leg has healed.”
Jodi will also need nearly two months of follow-up care, including vet examinations and physio, before being available for adoption.
But it all comes at a price — the estimated cost of care for Jodi is more than $4,000. As a non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations for their work, which includes not only caring for puppies like Jodi, but preventing cruelty and promoting the welfare of animals through a wide range of services.
If you can help Jodi and other animals like her in need at the South Okanagan-Similkameen SPCA, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or drop off donations in person at the branch, at 2200 Dartmouth Dr. in Penticton.
A fundraiser has been set up at www.give2gether.com/projects/jodi for those wanting to donate online. If medical costs and cost of care is less than is raised in Jodi’s name, the SPCA said they will use the extra money to provide medical treatment for other animals in their care.