A one-year-old Golden Retriever mix was recently brought into the BC SPCA’s care in Port Alberni after someone found her abandoned outdoors. 

The BC SPCA believes Toki believes had been left alone to fend for herself for a while before being discovered.

“As soon as Toki arrived to the shelter, she was immediately washed and groomed as she was quite filthy,” said Sam Sattar, BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot Branch Manager.

During an examination, it was discovered the pup had a fracture in one of her hind legs which didn’t heal properly.

According to BCSPCA, Toki will be transported to Victoria to see a specialist, where she will undergo a procedure for her leg to be re-broken to help stabilize and repair the bone.

“Toki’s recovery time will be about four to six weeks as she will need to take it slow to help strengthen her leg and learn how to walk on it again,” said Sattar.

She will also require spay surgery once her leg has healed.

Petsecure, a company that offers pet insurance, has offered to match donations up to $5,000 to help with Toki’s medical costs, including surgeries, medication, and treatment.

Donations will also go towards daily care for Toki until she’s ready for adoption.

Despite all that she is going through, staff at the Port Alberni BC SPCA report that she’s been the sweetest patient, “greeting her favorites with a tail wag, rolling over for belly rubs every time.”

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