The BC SPCA has taken in a yellow lab named Buttercup who was found running loose in Comox with a muzzle taped to her face causing several lacerations as well as a severely injured leg.
“Someone had taped her muzzle shut, leaving cuts right across her face,” says Alina Wilson, senior officer of digital giving for the BC SPCA.
“Her leg had also been previously broken in two places and had healed incorrectly. Unfortunately, she will require amputation for her full recovery.”
In addition to these medical issues, Buttercup was found severely underweight with possible giardia — a tiny parasite that causes the diarrheal disease giardiasis.
“Despite all Buttercup has been through, her personality is as warm and happy as her name,” said Wilson.
“Through the love and care of our staff and volunteers Buttercup is on the road to recovery and is expected to be available for adoption in the next few weeks.”
An investigation has been opened by BC SPCA animal protection officers who urge anyone who knows anything about Buttercup to call the BC SPCA’s Animal Helpline at 1-855-622-7722.
During Buttercup’s recovery, she is acting as a spokesdog for the BC SPCA’s calendar contest. People can submit their animal’s picture along with a donation to the calendar contest as a way to help animals in need all across BC.
“Buttercup perfectly represents the courage and resilience of the thousands of animals rescued by the SPCA each year,” said Wilson.
“When you donate to this sweet dog’s contest entry you are bringing care to her and other vulnerable animals.”
“We encourage all animal lovers to make this year’s Calendar Contest our most successful ever, so that we can continue to help as many vulnerable animals as possible.”