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Over $23K raised for injured puppy ‘Spirit’

A Good Samaritan found the five-month-old stray limping under the Lions Gate Bridge

People have been pitching in for a poor pooch that was found injured under the Lions Gate Bridge last week.

As of Wednesday (July 20), BC SPCA said it’s raised $23,300 – smashing a fundraising goal set at $7,423 after the organization put out a call for help on Friday.

After Spirit was brought to an emergency clinic by a Good Samaritan, a vet determined he needed immediate medical attention. The five-month-old stray needed surgery – which apparently went well – and around eight weeks of physiotherapy to recover.

Other bills included vaccinations and standard veterinary treatments.

But donations came flooding in, covering his treatments three times over. Excess funds will go towards care for other animals.

Spirit’s foster can’t get enough of this sweet boy, said Sarah Henderson, animal care supervisor at the West Vancouver BC SPCA.

“Spirit is eager to please, mild mannered and loving, and is doing well with his house training,” Henderson said in a statement.

He’s cuddly, affectionate and bonds quickly with people, she added, and is desperate to play with the foster’s older dog.

Spirit will be available for adoption once his injuries fully heal.