The BC SPCA is hoping you can help give Gator, a six-year-old dog, a happy ending to a tragic situation.
The six-year-old was recently brought to the BC SPCA location in Vancouver after being discovered in an abandoned doggy daycare.
Gator was found in a kennel filled with urine and feces. It appears that he had been left there with another dog. Unfortunately, the other canine was found dead by the time help arrived.
Upon arrival, Gator was immediately administered IV fluids for rehydration. Additionally, almost four kilograms of matted hair had to be carefully trimmed off his skinny, malnourished frame.
After his examination, it was determined Gator has many medical issues due to neglect, including an abscessed ear and grade 4 oral disease, and will need to be on a special diet to help him get back to a healthy weight.
The total cost of his care is approximately $6000.
Despite his tragic story, Gator is a happy and sociable dog.
“You would think that Gator would be changed by what happened to him, but he’s a total sweetie,” says Jodi Dunlop, manager of the BC SPCA in Vancouver.
“He is so grateful to be saved and absolutely loves people and attention. He has a zest for life and the will to live!” Once Gator recovers and completes his treatments, he will be available for adoption in about four weeks’ time.