Found in a dirty bathroom with no food and rescued by police, Hoss is in a new home for the holidays.
According to the South Okanagan-Similkameen branch of the SPCA, Hoss, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested dog, was seized after being found in a Penticton home, where police were in attendance, albeit for another matter. The dog has been re-homed and is slated to have oral surgery in the new year.
“It was imperative Hoss have this surgery; he’d been found by Mounties in a tiny, dirty bathroom, covered in urine and feces, and with no food or water,” said Carolyn Hawkins, manager of the SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen branch. “When he first arrived, he struggled to eat, and the mouth issues certainly played a role.”
Hoss was re-homed to a long-time local branch volunteer and supporter. When Hoss was seized, he weighed around four kilograms; now he’s up to five.
“We are thrilled that this sweet boy will have a place to call his own in time for the holidays,” said Hawkins. “Even with all he’s been through, his tail never stops wagging and he loves being in people’s laps.”
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The SPCA said more than $2,000 was donated for Hoss’s upcoming oral surgery.
“Hoss’s story has a happy ending: he’ll get to spend his golden years with a loving, caring family,” said Hawkins. “We want to be able to give other animals that same chance. They deserve the same happiness, too.”
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