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BC SPCA looking for Mission support to heal neglected dog

Lola is on the mend, but needs your help
Lola was brought in suffering from neglect. (BC SPCA photo)

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help Lola, an eleven-year-old pit-bull terrier cross who is suffering from various skin issues.

“When Lola arrived at the shelter, she was quiet, clearly uncomfortable, and smelled really bad,” said Jodi Dunlop, a manager with the BC SPCA, in a news release. “Her skin was red and inflamed, and there was a layer of yellow, yeasty build up in a number of areas on her body where her fur should have been. She is a really sweet dog who hasn’t been able to live her best life because she hasn’t received any treatment for her various skin conditions.”

After examination by a veterinarian, Lola was prescribed medication for her skin and was bathed in medicated shampoo. She is now on a special diet for her stomach and skin issues.

“In addition to her medication and special diet, Lola will need surgery to remove skin tags,” says Dunlop. “She will also need to be spayed.”

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Lola has already come a long way since she arrived at the BC SPCA. Her fur is growing back now and she is showing her personality more. “Lola is such a good girl,” says Dunlop. “She loves going for walks and playing in the courtyard at the shelter.”

When Petsecure Pet Health Insurance learned about Lola, the company offered to match all medical donations up to $3,000 to help with her care and other animals who need urgent medical help.

Lola will require weeks of on-going care at the BC SPCA. Once she has recovered from her spay surgery, Lola will be available for adoption.

If you can help Lola and other animals in need at the BC SPCA, visit


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Chris Campbell

About the Author: Chris Campbell

I joined the Victoria News hub as an editor in 2023, bringing with me over 30 years of experience from community newspapers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
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