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Dog shot, hit by car, needs cash

Waffle is struggling to overcome a bullet wound, a fractured pelvis and dislocated hip after she was shot, then hit by a car, on Wednesday night. - courtesy Sandi Trent, SPCA
Waffle is struggling to overcome a bullet wound, a fractured pelvis and dislocated hip after she was shot, then hit by a car, on Wednesday night.
— image credit: courtesy Sandi Trent, SPCA

A small shepherd-cross nicknamed Waffle is fighting for her life after being shot and then hit by a car.

The puppy was picked up by Cowichan SPCA staff in Cowichan Bay on Wednesday night and rushed to Central Cowichan Animal Hospital.

“Miraculously, she made it through the night,” a relieved Sandi Trent, manager at the local SPCA, reported Thursday morning.

The dog is estimated to be just six or seven months old, but was pregnant at the time of her troubling injuries.

The veterinarian, Trent added, is having a tough time finding and extracting the bullet since he’s already got his hands full treating Waffle’s fractured pelvis and dislocated hip.

And while Waffle fights to survive, SPCA staffers are already fighting for funding to help her.

“Optimistically, we’re looking at $2,000 just for the hip,” Trent said.

Anyone interested in assisting with Waffle’s emergency medical care can visit the Cowichan SPCA on Bell McKinnon Road, or Central Cowichan Animal Hospital on the Trans-Canada Highway near York Road.

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