SPCA hopes public will help with surgery costs for injured puppy

The Williams Lake SPCA is appealing to the public to help pay the $800 surgery costs for Samantha who was found abandoned and injured on New Year
The Williams Lake SPCA is appealing to the public to help pay the $800 surgery costs for Samantha who was found abandoned and injured on New Year's Eve.
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The Williams Lake SPCA is hoping the public will help with the costs of surgery for an injured abandoned puppy.

On New Year's Eve a five-month-old German shepherd-border collie cross puppy name Samantha was discovered abandoned and badly injured at a rest stop 20 kilometres north of Williams Lake.

A passerby called the Williams Lake SPCA, who rushed Samantha to a veterinary clinic, where it was determined she had a broken femur and the injury was likely a few weeks old.

“We think she was probably hit by a car, and because of the extent of her injury the leg is going to have to be amputated,” said Liz Dighton, manager of the Williams Lake SPCA.

“She has no identification at all and no one has come forward to claim her, so we would like to get her treatment as soon as possible so that she can heal and be placed in a loving home," Dighton said, adding despite her painful injury Samantha has a joyful zest for life and loves people and other dogs.

“She is so excited to meet people and wiggles her whole body with joy when you see her. We really hope people will help us give her the best chance possible for a happy life."

The cost of the surgery is estimated to be $800.

Donations for Samantha and other animals in need can be made to Williams Lake SPCA at the shelter at 709 Bond Lake Road or at


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