Cozzy was seized as a result of a cruelty investigation by the BC SPCA and is in the care of the Maple Ridge branch. (Contributed)

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

Cozzy will spend six weeks in a foster home

A puppy that was hit twice by a car, then left without medical attention is in the care of the Maple Ridge branch of the B.C. SPCA.

Cozzy was seized after someone alerted the SPCA that the five-month-old dog was left in the backyard of a property because the animal was unable to put weight on one of his legs and had not received veterinary care.

Once at the SPCA branch, Cozzy was discovered to have “road rash” and soft tissue damage. X-rays determined that he also had a broken right femur, requiring surgery.

“The X-rays are horrible. You can see how bad the break is and it was left untreated for over a week,” said Maple Ridge branch manager Krista Shaw.

Because it is an ongoing investigation, Shaw was unable to say in what community the incident took place.

Cozzy’s medical care costs are $4,103.

He will be recovering in a foster home for six weeks, with bed rest for the first one, and he will have to undergo hydrotherapy to help him recover mobility once sutures are removed.

Shaw said he is doing well and is asking the public for help cover medical costs.

Donations can be made on the B.C. SPCA website or by visiting the branch at 10235 Jackson Road in Maple Ridge.

• For more information, call 604-463-9511.



mailto:cflanagan@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Maple Ridge celebrates new Ale Trail

Tapping into tourists who love craft beer

Super 30 story’s inspirational teacher, author attend screening

Indian mathematician Anand Kumar and Dr. Bijou Matthew in Maple Ridge

Influx of donors for Battle of the Bravest Blood Drive

Maple Ridge event supports five-year-old Paisley, who has leukemia

Dickson leads Canada to win at world lacrosse championships

Burrards prominant in tournament in Langley

Hammond Cedar workers can access retraining funds

Maple Ridge mill workers to be laid off by end of October

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Westbound crash on Highway 1 in Langley causing extreme traffic delays

Collision occured just after Glover Road, cars backed up all the way to 264th Street

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Fun facts about Takaya the wolf, like his a 36-hour tour around Chatham, Discovery Islands

Most Read