Riley Outdoors raising funds for dog found emaciated in Joe Rich

Supporting emaciated dog

A Kelowna-based company is teaming up with Critteraid to help raise funds for two emaciated and injured dogs found in the Joe Rich area on New Years Eve.

"We, unfortunately, don't know much about what has happened to them, but we do know they are emaciated and were found on a logging road in the Joe Rich area in absolutely freezing temps," Critteraid's Facebook post said.

The large-breed dogs, nicknamed "Ben and Jerry," were rescued by Critteraid Animal Sanctuary, based out of Summerland.

Ben has 20 puncture wounds as well as damage to his jaw and teeth that will require surgery to repair.

Dawn Fylyshtan owns Riley Outdoors and says she wanted to offer a hand as soon as she heard the news.

"I use to live in Joe Rich and I love dogs. Riley Outdoors is named after my dog Riley and my heart felt for these dogs and I figured Critteraid is a great foundation and they could probably use some help with funding," she said.

Riley Outdoors sells paddle boards, dry bags and accessories.

Fylyshtan is encouraging people to donate here, and enter in a raffle to win one of three prizes:

1. An Amaga paddle board

2. A 30-litre dry backpack

3. Two non-tipping can coolers

Both dogs have been placed with foster families. Ben is expected to need about two more months of recovery.

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