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Vernon SPCA turns to Kelowna for help

A sweet young English girl is looking for the help of a Kelowna family.

Skully, a two-and-a-half-year-old English mastiff-shepherd cross, is about to undergo critical surgery on one of her legs this week, and desperately needs a foster home in either Kelowna or West Kelowna to help her on the road to recovery.

Dr. Oz at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital has once again offered his services, like he so often does to help animals in need, and will perform the surgery for free.

However Skully who was surrendered to the Vernon and District BC SPCA last weekend, needs a foster guardian or family capable of giving her the care she needs.

According to Chelsea Taylor, the manager of the Vernon and District Branch, a foster will need to be available most of the time.

"She’ll need to be taken out for bathroom breaks, with a sling at first. She’s okay with cats and grew up around young children, but we’d prefer no other dogs or young children or stairs in the foster home if possible, as her activity level has to be zero.”

Skully is nervous around new people, especially men, but she warms up to people quickly.

“Once she knows you, she’s great – very loving and playful – and she prefers to have company while she eats," says Taylor.

A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies heavily on its many volunteers and generous donors throughout the province to carry out its mission. If you think you can provide Skully with the foster home she needs, please call 250-549-7297 or email [email protected]

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