ramble-350-1From BC SPCA:

Rambo could barely walk when he arrived. He was vomiting and, in only a matter of days, had lost a substantial amount of weight. What was making Rambo so ill?

A golf ball he had been playing with before swallowing it.

He learned the hard way that golf balls are best left on the golf course. Rambo, a lovable six-year-old pit bull mix, could barely walk when he came into BC SPCA care in Victoria. He was vomiting and lost a substantial amount of weight in a matter of days, so when an X-ray showed he had swallowed a golf ball, emergency surgery was performed to remove it.

“The first surgery went well, but Rambo was still having problems walking, and the vet discovered that he also needs cruciate ligament surgery on his leg so that he can move without pain,” says Victoria BC SPCA Branch manager Annie Prittie Bell. “He is so easygoing and such a snuggler! He just wants to be anywhere you are.”

The estimated cost of Rambo’s medical care is $8,000. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to carry out its life-saving work in helping British Columbia’s animals.

Rambo underwent the cruciate surgery Tuesday. When he has recovered, Rambo will be ready for a loving forever home.

I7KFmsX2KTR40Xhu3O1vtA_tn_398x299“This guy is a total lap dog and loves to cuddle – definitely a bed hog!” says Prittie Bell. “We just want him to be able to live a mobile, pain-free life and hopefully, he has learned not to swallow any more golf balls.

Staff at the BC SPCA have setup a fundraiser page, if you can help Rambo, visit give2gether.com/projects/rambo.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

If you can help Rambo and other animals like him in need at the Victoria BC SPCA Branch, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or drop by to donate in person, at 3150 Napier Lane, Victoria.

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