A six-year-old border collie and St. Bernard mix is going in for surgery to remove the fragment of the bullet in his leg and repair the fractured bone.
SPCA representatives note that vet estimates Brownie’s wound is at least a week old, which means this poor dog has been in agony for days.
“Brownie is a very docile and loving dog. His calm and very sweet temperament shines through despite the extreme pain he must be experiencing right now,” says branch manager Wendy Davies. “He is quickly adjusting to living indoors and his highly social personality is blossoming as he is surrounded by people who are giving him lots of attention.”
Brownie is underweight and came into care with a very matted coat with a rash around his neck and under his ears. His coat will need to be completely shaved and is being treated for a heavy flea infestation. Brownie was in so much pain that he stopped eating. He is currently receiving medication to manage his pain and quickly regained his appetite in SPCA care.
His cost of care is expected to reach $6,030. Brownie will need about two months to recover from his injuries in a foster home recovering before he is ready to be adopted. If you can help Brownie and other animals in need at the South Peace SPCA, please visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or visit the branch at 11418 3 Street, Dawson Creek