Forteau hunters rescue moose calf
There’s a moose that owes its life to two Labrador hunters.
Terry is just terrific, that seems to be the consensus at the Exploits Valley SPCA where the 10-year-old mixed breed dog is recovering after being found wounded and alone on the Trans-Canada Highway near Bishop’s Falls on March 3.
"Terry is doing great at the shelter, he loves following the staff around and receives lots of treats and hugs from everyone who meets him,” said Sarah MacLeod, administrator for the SPCA Adoptables page. “We have had so many donations toward his care he will be scheduled to be neutered, have the second pellet removed and dental work as needed.”SPCA staff discovered the animal was wounded after being brought to the shelter by an unidentified Good Samaritan. Further investigation into the wounds showed two pellet wounds in his back as previously reported by the Advertiser: http://www.gfwadvertiser.ca/news/local/2017/3/4/wounded-dog-found-on-tch-near-grand-falls-windsor.html
Workers at the shelter believe the wounds may have been inflicted intentionally and have been asking for information relating to the injuries and the dog’s owner.
“We have not had any solid information brought to us about who Terry is, where he's from or who abused him,” said the Exploits Valley SPCA in a post on social media. “Please continue to share the original post in hopes someone will come forward.”
Terry is almost ready for adoption as well. He has an upcoming surgery to remove the second pellet, and to be neutered as well.
“A big thank you from the staff and volunteers at the shelter to everyone who donated, shared his story and fell in love with Terry,” said Macleod. “We may not know his past but for the rest of his life he will be loved and treated with respect and kindness.”
Anyone interested in adopting a pet is encouraged to visit the Exploits Valley Adoptables page at https://www.facebook.com/EvspcaAdoptables/?fref=ts.
Terry the mixed breed dog found wounded by a pellet gun on the side of the Trans- Canada Highway recently is doing just fine now at the Exploits Valley SPCA.