April 25, 2014 12:38 am

Dog hit by a car, brought to SPCA, needs extensive surgery

Maximus will need about $4,000 worth of medical care.

BC SPCA

VANCOUVER – Described as a ‘gentle giant’, a dog brought to the Alberni-Clayoquot branch of the BC SPCA is going to need extensive surgery after he was hit by a car.

Maximus, a 105-pound Saint Bernard/Great Pyrenees cross, will likely need about $4,000 worth of medical care.

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“Initially we thought we would have to amputate his left rear leg – the injuries were terrible,” said BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot branch manager Irene Towell, noting that both a local veterinarian as well as an orthopaedic specialist were needed to repair Maximus’s knee and rebuild his hock. “He’ll need a lot of care for at least the next two months as he heals. He’s such a gentle giant and he just loves the attention.”

If you can help Maximus and other animals like him in need of care at the Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA shelter, please donate online or in person at 4936 Broughton St., Port Alberni.

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