Poodle's plight - post surgery
Sep 9, 2013 / 2:45 pm
Update - Sept. 9, 2:40 p.m.
With no owner stepping forward, the Regional District of the Central Okanagan has taken ownership of the injured dog found last week in Rutland.
According to communications officer Bruce Smith, the dog's condition has improved since undergoing additional surgery on Friday afternoon under the advice of the RDCO vet. It was also learned that the dog's facial injury was not as serious as first thought.
The dog, nicknamed 'Buddy' is now in the care of the SPCA.
“We’re surprised that ‘Buddy’s’ owner hasn’t come forward, but want to thank everyone who has contacted our Dog Pound staff for their concern since we began publicizing the dog on Friday afternoon. There have been offers of financial support for medical care as well as people willing to adopt the dog. Since a new owner will be needed, the Regional District has transferred the dog to the care of the Kelowna branch of the BC SPCA, which will at an appropriate time facilitate adoption," says Smith.
So far this year the Regional District has transferred over 50 unclaimed dogs to the SPCA for adoption.
This raw video shows the poodle as it bravely waits for surgery.
The poodle was found two days ago in Rutland, it appeared to have been hit by a vehicle. Now it is with the Regional District dog control.
Here is the recent update from the Regional District:
We have had some calls from people and emails with third hand suggestions on dog’s identity and owner, but so far we have not been able to confirm an owner and no one has come forward.
The dog received emergency treatment yesterday, has been stabilized and the RDCO’s vet advises it is not in critical condition but requires future surgery.
We still hope the owner will come forward or that we can find the owner who is responsible for the dog’s care.
We’ve had many offers for adoption and/or funding for surgery, however we’re still hoping the owner will come forward.
The dog may have been a visiting dog from perhaps the coast, as our vet advises it had fleas, which is rare for a dog in the drier Okanagan climate.
Under the RDCO bylaw, after 72 hours, the Regional District will assume ownership and will proceed with the appropriate action, which could include adoption.
To read about how the poodle was found click here.
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