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Puppy on the mend

SPCA animal care supervisor Alicia Kvist and Samantha prepare for the dog’s surgery Tuesday. - Monica Lamb-Yorki photo
SPCA animal care supervisor Alicia Kvist and Samantha prepare for the dog’s surgery Tuesday.
— image credit: Monica Lamb-Yorki photo

Animal lover Michelle Lavoie is thrilled with the outpouring of support for injured SPCA puppy Samantha.

Last week Lavoie met Samantha at the SPCA shortly after she was found with a broken leg on the highway north of Williams Lake.

A volunteer at the SPCA, Lavoie was so moved by Samantha’s gentle nature that she posted on Cariboo Pet Connect’s Facebook page requesting financial help to support vet bills.

“She’s such a loveable dog ... I couldn’t be happier,” Lavoie said on Samantha’s successful ongoing recovery.

Thanks to generous public donations, Samantha underwent surgery Tuesday to have her damaged leg removed.

The abandoned injured puppy Samantha is recovering from successful surgery at Williams Lake SPCA.

Branch manager Liz Dighton said Lavoie’s effort made a difference.

“She did do a lot to help us,” Dighton said. “All those people who typed in on Facebook that they’d help, she actually went back and contacted them and really encouraged them to donate instead of just talk about it.”

The cost of the surgery was $800 and donations exceeded $2,800 as of Monday.

“The money raised will go to help other animals like Samantha,” Dighton said.

 

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