**** NS SPCA Media Release
Bilbo Waggins is fighting for his life and needs your help!
Our SPCA Enforcement Officers were heading back to the shelter when they spotted Bilbo running at large. He was nothing more than skin and bones. As a direct result of Bilbo’s poor physical condition and a pending investigation, he was seized and rushed in for emergency veterinary care.
Bilbo was starving. His ribs were poking out and he was covered in sores. A male Boxer typically weighs 70 pounds. Bilbo was barely 30 pounds. When dogs are this emaciated their organs begin to shut down. Our veterinary team wasn’t sure he would survive the weekend.
The trauma he faced may have scarred Bilbo forever. As a proud no-kill shelter, the SPCA will do everything possible to help Bilbo Waggins but he needs your help.
Please donate to help Bilbo on his long road to recovery here:
Your support will provide everything Bilbo needs from intensive medical treatment to nutritious high-calorie food. He is under constant care and started a new refeeding schedule of small, frequent meals. The investigation is ongoing.
Every bit helps. By donating to his care today, you’ll truly be saving lives. Thank you for your compassionate support!
P.S. Personal updates and videos of Bilbo Waggins will be provided to anyone who generously donates in his name here: www.novascotiaspca.ca/bilbo ????
*Bilbo Waggins is not feeling well enough to entertain adoption interest and is not accepting applications or visitors currently. Once he is cleared medically, he will be posted on our adoption website*
Sometimes a smile says it all ????
On behalf of Bilbo, we want to thank all the generous animal-lovers who have donated to help cover the cost of his care on his journey to recovery. ???? Bilbo has felt your love and support from all throughout Canada!
Bilbo is receiving around-the-clock care. He started a new refeeding schedule of small, frequent meals 5 times a day. ???? Bilbo is gaining energy and weight. Like you, we hope for the best.
Our SPCA Enforcement team is leading an extensive and careful investigation. Further details cannot be released relating to the investigation right now.
While Bilbo is healing, he is not feeling well enough to entertain adoption interest and is not accepting applications or visitors. ???? Our veterinary team continues to monitor him closely and we will continue to spoil Bilbo with cuddles and love from you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! ????
*Please note although we appreciate your compassion and empathy for Bilbo, we ask that you refrain from any comments that include profanity or may be considered disrespectful in accordance with our Facebook policy. Thank you*