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BCSPCA looks for donations after husky cross found injured

The Williams Lake SPCA is looking for donations after Rupert, a husky cross, was found injured near Williams Lake recently.  Rupert requires immediate surgery, and donations can be made online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at 708 Bond Lake Road. - Photo submitted
The Williams Lake SPCA is looking for donations after Rupert, a husky cross, was found injured near Williams Lake recently. Rupert requires immediate surgery, and donations can be made online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at 708 Bond Lake Road.
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The Williams Lake SPCA is looking for donations for surgery costs after a husky-mix dog that was shot in a rural area near Williams Lake.

“Rupert’s leg requires immediate amputation — the bullet entered his leg, shattered the bone and damaged the tendons, ligaments and muscle,” said Liz Dighton, manager of the Williams Lake SPCA. “Unfortunately, because his wounds were already at least a week old when he was found, infection had taken hold of his system. He is currently on antibiotics, and we are confident that with surgery he can live a full and wonderful life.”

The estimated cost for Rupert’s surgery is $2,000, plus additional costs for followup treatment. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies mainly on public donations to help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals.

Donations to help Rupert or other animals in the SPCA’s care can be made online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at 708 Bond Lake Road.

SPCA staff has launched an animal cruelty investigation into the case.

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