A dog with a huge heart

This Friday the Nelson branch of the BC SPCA will be holding a fundraiser for one of its most beloved animals.

Ariel had to undergo life-saving surgery last month.

This Friday the Nelson branch of the BC SPCA will be holding a fundraiser for one of its most beloved animals. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, and will raise money for the life-saving surgery of Ariel, a Border Collie/Staffordshire cross who loves everyone, two or four legged.

Ariel came into the Selkirk Veterinary Hospital with a severely fractured and infected right hind leg. Unfortunately, she had not been taken for veterinary care immediately, and the only option to save her life was to amputate the leg. She has so much love life left to live and love left to give, there was really no choice but to perform the surgery.

According to Rob Andrew, the Nelson branch manager, Ariel is doing amazingly well since her surgery.

“She is just so resilient, she hasn’t really missed a beat,” he said. “She has been let down multiple times already in her short life and we owe it to her to break that cycle.”

Tickets for the event cost $10 and are available at Finley’s, Selkirk Vet, and the SPCA Adoption Center.

For your ticket, you get a burger of your choice and a beverage. In addition, there will be some talented local singers providing karaoke entertainment.

“This is a great deal, even if there were no cause attached,” said Andrew. “We encourage everyone to come by after work and stay for as long as they like.”

For more information, please contact the Nelson SPCA at 250-352-7178.

 

Just Posted

Kootenay fires grow — more evacuation alerts

Syringa fire prompts evacuation alerts plus HWY 3 closure and U.S. fire crosses into B.C.

Evacuation alert for Syringa and Deer Park

The Syringa Creek Fire grew Saturday resulting in evacuation alerts.

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Smoke scraps MS Bike Challenge

The annual fundraising event cancelled its cycling Saturday because of poor air quality

Nelson’s mural festival: scenes from opening night

Crowds wandered the streets and alleys finding delightful surprises in unlikely places

‘We will not forget:’ Thousands attend funeral fallen Fredericton officers

Hundreds of officials marched in the parade, which included massed band, several police motorcycles

Lions give up late TD in 24-23 loss to Argos

B.C. falls to 3-5, fumbling away last-minute chance in Toronto

Eagle tree cut down legally a 1st for B.C. city

Planned eagle preserve ‘a first for City of Surrey’

Smoky skies like a disappearing act for sights, monuments around B.C.

Haze expected to last the next several days, Environment Canada said

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday following a short illness

44 drownings so far this year in B.C.

Lifesaving Society urging caution to prevent deaths while on lakes, oceans and in pools

Some of B.C.’s air quality levels worse than Jodhpur, India

Okanagan, northern B.C. seeing some of the worst air quality globally

VIDEO: Ground crews keep a close eye on largest B.C. wildfire

Originally estimated to be 79,192 hectares, officials said more accurate mapping shows smaller size

Most Read