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A Nanaimo veterinarian clinic is searching for the owner of a dog that passed away while in its care over the weekend.

On Friday evening at around 7 p.m. two good samaritans brought a dog who was hanging onto life by a thread in into the Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital.

She was an older Wheaten Terrier the hikers had found at the bottom of a cliff trapped beneath a log in Campbell River.

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“Her hair was severely matted. To the point Veterinarians could not tell her gender,” said Teresa Fraser, Practice Manager.

Sadly, the dog passed away not even 24 hours after she was brought into the Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital’s (CIVEH) care.

She had severe neurological symptoms and her health was declining rapidly. She was euthanized on Saturday in the early afternoon.

“She was safe, loved and went in peace,” according to the CIVEH.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a sweet old girl who was only with us for a short time but was…

Posted by Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital on Saturday, September 3, 2022

The CIVEH was holding onto hope that an owner would come forward after they had posted about the Wheaten Terrier on social media.

“She had no collar or tattoo but she was microchipped back to an Albertan breeder,” Fraser told Victoria Buzz.

The breeder has been contacted and the CIVEH is working with them to find her most recent owner.

If you know her owner, have them contact the Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital at (250) 933-0913.

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