Mistletoe was found tangled in bushes and trees in B.C.’s Peace region. (BC SPCA)

Dog needs surgery, tests after being found ‘immobilized, terrified’ in B.C.’s Peace region

Mistletoe was found by a passerby in a remote part of B.C.’s northern regions

The BC SPCA is asking for the public’s help after an elderly dog was found “immobilized and terrified” in the northern Peace region.

In a Tuesday news release, the SPCA said Mistletoe was found tangled up in rose bushes and spruce trees, and could have died if a passerby hadn’t spotted her.

“He was adventuring in a remote area when he heard Mistletoe’s tiny cries for help,” said North Peace branch manager Candace Buchamer.

Mistletoe will need a blood test to check for damage to her organs. She has “severe cherry eye” that could form an ulcer and rupture if untreated, and will need surgery to remove re-absorbing teeth.

But despite being scared and in pain, the dog is “so very sweet and gentle,” Buchamer said.

She could be ready for adoption in about four weeks.

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