She was weak, frozen and lost, but when “Abby” – a golden Labrador cross – was looking for shelter during –5 temperatures, she had the good fortune to arrive at the home of a local SPCA volunteer.
“It seems like fate that the property she would choose for refuge belonged to one of our volunteers,” said Corinne Ross, Vernon SPCA manager.
She says the volunteer, who lives off of Westside Road, noticed some tracks in the snow on his deck on the morning of Dec. 15 and followed the tracks around the side of his house.
There he found the frightened and shivering dog curled up trying to stay warm. He brought her inside, wrapped her in blankets and gave her water and food, which she quickly devoured.
“When he brought her to the shelter she was very timid and extremely skinny,” said Ross.
Shelter staff ran a trace on her identification tattoo but the identification led to an out-of-service number in Mission in the Lower Mainland.
“If anyone is missing their Labrador cross or knows who this lovely dog might belong to, we’d be grateful if they would get in touch with the Vernon SPCA branch,” said Ross.
If no guardian is found, the SPCA will continue to care for her until a permanent new home can be found.
The Vernon SPCA is located at 4800 Haney Rd., off Old Kamloops Road.
It can be reached by calling 250-549-7297.