Rescued dogs need medical treatment

Nanaimo SPCA is bullish about helping bulldogs, pugs and other breeds that were taken from a breeder recently and now need homes and medical care.

Six of the 26 dogs rescued are available at the Nanaimo SPCA branch, but need varying levels of care, including surgery to correct breathing issues, dental problems, an eye condition known as cherry eye and a liver abnormality, called a liver shunt, which requires specialized surgery.

“We just want these sweethearts to have a better chance to live a full and active life,” says Nanaimo and District SPCA branch manager Leon Davis. “They’ve stolen the hearts of our staff and volunteers.”

Davis noted estimated medical costs related to these dogs alone will be nearly $10,000.

The B.C. SPCA relies mainly on donations from the public to help animals.

To make an online donation to help these dogs and other animals at Island SPCA shelters, please visit the organization's webs site at or donate in person at the Nanaimo SPCA branch at 2200 Labieux Rd.

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