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Patches Needs Your Help!

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Patches has bad knees and could use your help. Photo and video – 250News

Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Humane Society is collecting donations to help a local animal in need.

Patches, a two-year-old American bulldog cross, has very bad knees and needs two surgeries to help relieve his pain.

He has torn both of his cruciate ligaments, making it difficult for him to walk and get up and down.

Patches was delivered to the Humane Society from a northern community two months ago where he didn’t receive much love.

The first procedure is next week with both surgeries expected to cost $5,000.

Paying for them is going to be a collaborative effort.

Spirits Mission and the Humane Society plan to split the bill while Dr. Merritt at the Ospika Animal Hospital has graciously offered to donate her time and surgical skill to perform the surgeries.

(Below – Angela McLaren, executive director of the PG Humane Society, plays with Patches)

The Humane Society has raised $1,200 so far and could use your help to raise the final $1,300.

You can help by donating online or in person at the Humane Society’s office at 1839, First Avenue.

Executive director Angela McLaren is also looking for a long-term foster home, or foster-to-adopt, to help him get through his surgeries, when he will need strict rest and post-op care.

Anyone interested is invited to fill out an application at their office.

Despite the challenges, he’s faced so far in life, she says Patches would make a wonderful pet.

“Considering the injury, it’s surprising how great his demeanor is. He’s still so friendly and loving.”


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