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Tank the Boxer is so grossly underweight, he’s now part of a BC SPCA cruelty investigation

Tank the boxer was grossly underweight when he was seized by the BC SPCA. Credit: BC SPCA.
Tank the boxer was grossly underweight when he was seized by the BC SPCA. Credit: BC SPCA. BC SPCA

The BC SPCA is hoping people will open their hearts and donate to help a dog who is now in their care.

Tank, a two-and-a-half-year-old Boxer, shivers constantly and is unable to keep warm because he’s so emaciated. He has a body condition score of only one out of nine.

“Poor Tank weighs less than half of his ideal weight,” says BC SPCA Vancouver Branch manager Jodi Dunlop in a release. “He’s skin and bones – he struggles to get comfortable because he’s lying on his bones, which causes him pain.”

Tank is currently in emergency surgery because he has a foreign object lodged in his intestines. He also has pressure sores on his body.

His medical care, treatment and recovery are expected to cost $9,000.

“It’s hard not to fall in love with this guy – despite everything he’s been through, he’s so affectionate and so eager to please,” Dunlop said.

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Tank will be put up for adoption when he has recovered from surgery and gained some weight.

“We just want him to have a second change at a happy, healthy life in a loving, forever home,” adds Dunlop.

The BC SPCA has not provided any details as to where Tank came from or his previous owner. However, he was found cooped up in a kennel.

Anyone can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at 1205 East 7th Ave. in Vancouver to help Tank and other animals like him.

Credit: BC SPCA
Credit: BC SPCA

 

Credit: BC SPCA
Credit: BC SPCA