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Nova Scotia SPCA seek support for malnourished dog fighting for his life

The SPCA says Bilbo was found malnourished and half the size he is supposed to be. Nova Scotia SPCA

The Nova Scotia SPCA is seeking donations to help save a malnourished dog that is fighting for his life.

In a Facebook post Tuesday, the SPCA said Bilbo Waggins was spotted running at large by SPCA enforcement officers as they were heading back to the shelter.

“He was nothing more than skin and bones,” the post reads. “As a direct result of Bilbo’s poor physical condition and a pending investigation, he was seized and rushed in for emergency veterinary care.”

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The SPCA says Bilbo’s ribs were poking out and he was covered in sores.

“A male Boxer typically weighs 70 pounds,” the post continues. “Bilbo was barely 30 pounds. When dogs are this emaciated their organs begin to shut down.

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“Our veterinary team wasn’t sure he would survive the weekend.”

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The trauma Bilbo faced may have scarred him forever, the SPCA added. They’re currently doing everything possible to help Bilbo, but say they need the public’s help.

The SPCA says Bilbo still doesn’t feel well enough to entertain adoption interest and is not accepting applications or visitors currently.

Once he is cleared medically, he will be posted on the adoption website.

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Donations can be made here.

“Every bit helps. By donating to his care today, you’ll truly be saving lives”

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