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The BC SPCA is caring for a young dog that was recently surrendered by its owner in the South Peace region.
According to the animal rescue organization, the two-year-old husky and Labrador mix named Dobby was attacked by another dog and had a large open wound on his leg.
It was described as a “horrible leg injury,” which left the animal’s bone, muscle and tendons exposed.
After nine days of care, the owner decided to stop treatment and surrendered Dobby to the BC SPCA.
“We agreed to take on the remaining veterinary costs, as he had been through so much,” said Chelsea Blackwell, manager of the BC SPCA’s South Peace animal centre.
The dog’s care includes daily sedation to change his bandages and that will be required until the bandage changes don’t cause him pain.
The BC SPCA said Dobby is also wearing a splint to help his wound close.
“We have started transitioning Dobby to bandage changes every second to third day,” added Blackwell. “The bandage changes are necessary until the wound is closed and there is no longer any risk of infection.”
Despite all he has been through, Blackwell says Dobby is a very brave dog that has never shown signs of fear or aggression.
“His talkative husky side came out when his leg was put in a splint,” she noted. “He thought it was important to tell everyone he was not fond of it.”
The local veterinarians that are caring for Dobby have reportedly fallen in love with him and can’t wait to get him healed up so he can start a new life.
He’s expected to be available for adoption in around two to three weeks.
If you would like to donate to the BC SPCA to help Dobby and other animals in need, click this link.