When Bobo the Poodle was dropped off at the Vancouver, British Columbia SPCA, he needed expensive surgery or his leg would have to be amputated. The surgery would cost $2000.
An appeal to the public to help Bobo brought in an overwhelming $16,730.
Not only was it enough to save Bobo’s leg, but it was also enough to pay for other animal surgeries, such as Ludell, a cat who had two broken legs after falling off a third story balcony.
Bobo has recovered and has been adopted into a new home. Luddell is recovering from a second surgery and will then be available.
Many of the 30,000 animals they took in last year were surrendered by owners who couldn't afford urgent and expensive medical care. The story
Local SPCA’s rely almost entirely on community donations to fund services, programs and medical needs.
Probably a lot of people who donate to national appeals, such as those expensive mailers from the HSUS and the heart tugging TV ads by the ASPCA think they are directly helping animals instead of contributing to fundraising multi-million dollar bureaucracies.