Ride Along Wednesdays
“During the late afternoon hours of April 5, 2016 the Brant County SPCA received a call regarding a dog-to-dog bite incident at a motel on Colborne Street in the City of Brantford. The caller had stated that a small breed dog was attacked by a large breed dog that lived at a residence behind the motel. Moreover, it was explained that the small breed dog was very injured …as a result of the attack. An Animal Control Officer was dispatched to attend the location of the incident.
Upon arrival, a group of teenagers led the Officer to the dog which was wedged in a tight space between the side of the hotel and a chain-link fence. The dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, was in shock and breathing shallowly. He also suffered from several puncture wounds on his neck and body and had also sustained a loose tooth as a result of the incident. The Officer was able to safely retrieve the injured dog and place him into the Animal Services vehicle.
Immediately, the Officer transported the dog to West Brant Animal Hospital where he received pain medicine and an examination from a veterinarian and staff. During the early evening hours, the dog was sedated in order to have its wounds sutured closed and to have its tooth removed which later fell out on its own. The dog spent the night at the clinic and later the next morning he was assessed and released back into the care of the Brant County SPCA. The dog was claimed by its grateful owner shortly afterwards.
We would like to thank the caller, a courageous individual standing by who was able to scare the attacking dog back to its home and West Brant Animal Hospital for their timely and heart-filled efforts in assisting the dog involved in this incident.”
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At the Brant County SPCA we have the opportunity to be involved in many different facets of animal welfare. So much of what we do is ‘behind the scenes’ especially when it comes to our Animal Services for the City of Brantford and our Animal Protection Services for all of Brant County.
We are certain that most of you have seen our Animal Services team out and about in the community riding along in our Brant County SPCA vans. And we are sure a lot of you are curious to know what a day in the life of these officers really looks like. Well, we’re inviting you to ‘ride along with us’ so that you can see firsthand.
Every Wednesday we will share an interesting story from our Animal Services team. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry and some will make you hug your own pets a little tighter. But all of them will make you have a greater understanding of how important their role is within our organization. So buckle up and enjoy the ride!