SPCA caring for St. Bernard mix that was shot in Northern BC

Dog shot, left to suffer

The South Peace SPCA is left to wonder who would put a bullet in a dog, and presumably leave it to die.

A six-year-old border collie-St. Bernard mix, dubbed Brownie, is in the care of the SPCA after it was found with a gunshot wound that fractured the shinbone in its right hind leg.

The veterinarian treating Brownie believes the bullet wound is at least a week old.

Brownie is undergoing surgery to remove the fragment of bullet still in his leg.

Officials with the SPCA say the dog is underweight and came in with a matted coat and a rash around his neck and under his ears. He will also have to be 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," officials stated.

“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,” said 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.”

The SPCA is reaching out to the public for assistance with medical costs, expected to exceed $6,000.

Brownie will need about two months to recover in a foster home before he is ready for adoption.

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