VANCOUVER – ‘Notch’, a six-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux / pit bull cross, is on the road to recovery but still needs extensive medical care after being brought to the BC SPCA recently.
Staff at the Cowichan & District branch say Notch had “horrible injuries” when the he came into their care, likely from other dogs attacking him.
“He was ripped apart. Poor guy – he was in really rough shape. His head was three times its usual size,” says branch manager Sandi Trent. “He has no teeth so he can’t defend himself. He just hunkered down on somebody’s doorstep, badly injured.”
Notch also had to have surgery to remove an egg-sized rock from his stomach. But despite what he has been though, staff still say he is one of the most lovable dogs around.
“He’s a real sweetheart. He gives the best kisses. We found out that the kids around here know him because he’d show up every Sunday at the local park with his own ball and they’d play with him,” Trent says. “He’s the nicest dog around. To know him is to love him.”
His medical costs are expected to be about $2,000.
If you can help Notch and other animals like him in need at the Cowichan & District SPCA, you can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at 7550 Bell McKinnon Rd., Duncan.
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