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Dog found injured and starving is beginning her long recovery: BC SPCA
Luna the boxer is shown in an image provided by the BC SPCA.
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A young dog is beginning a long recovery after being found injured and emaciated in Prince George, B.C.
Alex Schare with the SPCA's north Cariboo district says the three-year-old female boxer was spotted roaming in a rural area.
A gunshot wound had destroyed half the dog's jaw and Schare says it took more than a week to finally catch her.
Now named Luna, the boxer has had emergency reconstructive surgery, while the SPCA launched a cruelty investigation.
The society is also appealing for help in raising the estimated $3,200 needed for Luna's X-rays, surgery, follow-up care and other needs.
Despite everything Luna has endured, Schare says she is doing well.
“Luna is a playful young dog with a remarkable amount of energy despite her injuries and weakened state,” Schare says in a statement posted on the society's website.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2019.