The SPCA is seeking donations for Bane, who needs spinal surgery. (Contributed)

Mini pinscher at Maple Ridge SPCA needs spinal surgery

Bane has a painful condition known as Wobbler Syndrome

A seven-year-old miniature pinscher is in need of life-changing spinal surgery.

Bane arrived at the B.C. SPCA’s Maple Ridge branch at the end of May with what was suspected to be an abscessed tooth.

But Bane would arch his back and tremble in pain just from walking.

After an X-ray and pain control medication, Bane was taken for an MRI, which determined he had intervertebral disc disease in his c2 to c3 spinal cord, causing compression in the neck area.

The painful condition is known as Wobbler Syndrome.

Bane will need the damaged discs to be removed, then require physiotherapy and several months in care to recover before he is ready to be adopted.

The total cost of care is expected to reach $9,440.

READ ALSO: Puppy in care of Maple Ridge SPCA after being hit twice by car

The neurologist who examined Bane said his prognosis is excellent.

“When Bane is having one of his extreme pain episodes, he still wags his tail and looks for comfort and affection,” said SPCA Maple Ridge branch manager Krista Shaw.

“He likes hopping up into the laps of staff so he can get a hug and give a kiss,” she added.

Personal updates for Bane will be provided to anyone who donates to his campaign.

The monetary goal will include surgery, medication, vaccinations, regular health check and daily care for Bane until he is ready to be adopted out.

If his medical costs and those for care are less than is raised in his name, additional funds will provide care for other animals.

So far, 80 per cent of the goal, or $7,605, has been raised.

• Donations for Bane’s care and the care of other animals in need can be made at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or visit the branch at 10235 Jackson Road, Maple Ridge, or call 604-463-9511.


 


newsroom@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

Routes he drove have not been disclosed

Surrey mayor denies property tax deferral motion

Councillor’s notice of motion for Surrey property taxes to be deferred until Dec. 2 out of order

Team refunds OK’d for cancelled Surrey Mayor’s Cup soccer tournament

The decision follows the amalgamation of the Central City Breakers club with Surrey Football Club

COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors

While social distancing, the day also honours the 16 lives lost in the 2018 Humboldt Broncos Crash

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space

Community centres, rooms reserved for pandemic self-isolation

Most Read