Monday, Oct. 27, 2014


Bark to the Future

Funding needed for a better life for Shar-pei Released by Lorie Chortyk, SPCA Van


he BC SPCA’s Chilliwack Branch is seeking the public’s help with vet bills totally more than $3,000 for a Shar-pei named Biggy who was taken into care during in a recent animal cruelty investigation.


The nine-year-old dog has a growth the size of a cantaloupe hanging from his neck and needs immediate surgery.


“Biggy also has bi-laterial entropia that will require corrective surgery as well as a diet-related skin condition,” says Ivanna Ferris, manager of the BC SPCA’s Chilliwack Branch. “He is such a friendly boy and really deserves to live out his years free from pain and discomfort.” Ferris says SPCA investigators discovered that Biggy has been living with the massive growth hanging from his neck for nearly three years.

“We have already spent more than $600 on Biggy’s blood work, medication and special food and we could really use help in making sure he gets the surgery he needs as soon as possible,” says Ferris.

“As a non-profit organization, the BC SPCA is supported through public donations. Anyone who is able to help Biggy and other animals like him in need at the Chilliwack shelter can donate online at or in person at 6797 Hopedale Road (Box 142), Chilliwack, V2P 6H7.



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