Tiny dog trio needs help from public to treat severe dental disease
VANCOUVER – Three tiny dogs that are in the care of the North Peace SPCA have a number of medical problems and staff are hoping the public can help with some donations.
The three canines – Whiskers, a male Chihuahua; Duschana, a female long-hair Chihuahua mix; and Cyo, a female short-hair Chihuahua – all have severe dental disease, among other issues.
“Whiskers is a timid little fellow with a lion’s heart. He gives the tiniest little kisses,” says North Peace Branch manager Candace Buchamer. “Duschana is a sweet little lady who is very willing to make new friends but it isn’t easy for her. She needs a little extra TLC, but once she gets to know you, she loves sitting on your lap while having her ears gently stroked.”
She says Cyo is also timid and insecure and may take a while to warm up to someone new.
“But it is well worth the effort when she’s covering you with tiny little warm kisses,” says Buchamer. “These dogs are all such darlings. We just want them to have a chance at living pain-free lives, hopefully in loving homes.”
The dogs need dental surgery and blood tests, with the estimated cost of their medical care being $3,500.
If you can help Whiskers, Duschana and Cyo, and other animals like them at the Fort St. John SPCA, you can donate online or in person at the shelter, 9311 81 Ave., Fort St. John.
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