Teki underwent surgery and now the Vernon SPCA is looking for help to cover her care costs. (SPCA photo)

Support sought for senior dog at SPCA in North Okanagan

Teki came in underweight, had surgery to remove two painful lumps and dental work

The BC SPCA’s Vernon & District Branch is seeking the public’s help to cover medical costs for a loveable senior dog named Teki.

Teki had surgery to remove two painful lumps and received treatment for her severe dental disease. At almost 13 years old, Teki arrived in SPCA care underweight but has been slowly gaining weight and recovering her strength.

“Teki loves people and gets along well with other dogs. She is a very laid-back girl who loves nothing more than to fall asleep on the couch in front of a warm fire,” said SPCA Vernon manager Chelsea Taylor.

Her estimated cost of care is $1,690.

“We need to raise funds for Teki and the many other senior animals that end up in shelters in their twilight years,” said Taylor. “Teki is such a sweetie and deserves an awesome retirement home.”

Staff are hopeful that Teki will be able to spend the holidays in her new forever home and she is currently available for adoption.

If you can help Teki and other animals in need at the Vernon & District SPCA, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or visit the branch at 4800 Haney Rd., or call 250-549-7279.

READ MORE: ‘Cute little nugget’: BC SPCA asks for help with care for kitten with badly injured leg

READ MORE: Adopt an animal through BC SPCA for half price this weekend


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

BCSPCA

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

Missing toddler wandered for three hours in Beaverdell area before being found

The two-year-old boy was found safe by his uncle on Beaver Creek Road on Aug. 12

40 under 40: Dr. Andrew Dargie

Andrew practices advanced medical aesthetics in both Kelowna and Vernon, B.C.

Roots and Blues online festival to kick off Friday

Watch the festival on Black Press Media website platforms, for free

Shopping carts and garbage discovered in morning fire in Kelowna

The blaze broke out on private property on Springfield Road about 5 a.m.

Morning Start: The first vending machines dispensed holy water

Your morning start for Thursday, August 13, 2020

Video: SUV burns alongside the highway near Salmon Arm

Footage of the burning vehicle was posted to Youtube.

B.C. man who nearly died from COVID-19 reflects on one-month battle

Robert Billyard was in an induced coma to ensure his body would not fight the ventilator to breath

Two structures burned in Cawston blaze

Crews from Keremeos, Kaleden and Osoyoos attended blaze early on Aug. 13

Potential child predator spotted in Penticton property

The man was reportedly seen at the Columbus Park Property attempting to lure children with candy

Cannabis cultivation, extraction facilities planned for Salmon Arm

Goal to provide premium, safe, legal products to Canada and the world

Paramedics fired for allowing patient to crawl for treatment on Downtown Eastside: court documents

The man spent three days in intensive care and three months recovering in hospital from sepsis

Feds seeking private consultant to design firearm buyback program

The ban covers some 1,500 models and variants of what the government considers assault-style weapons

Face masks for teachers can impact learning on young children, experts say

Face coverings, mandatory in most indoor public places across the province, can help limit the spread of COVID-19

Most Read