Orangeville Animal Centre seeking a special home for rehabilitated Northern dog

August 12, 2019   ·   0 Comments

After undergoing more than a month of rehabilitation at Orangeville’s animal shelter to save a badly injured leg, a Northern dog named Lucky is looking for a loving home.

Lucky was one of 72 dogs transported from Northern Manitoba and Northern Ontario in June to find new homes in Southern Ontario, where there is a greater demand for adoptable pets. He was flown to Toronto to receive immediate medical treatment for a fracture that had healed improperly, preventing him from putting weight on his right front leg.

After undergoing surgery and a month of rehabilitation on his leg, plus the removal of several broken teeth, totalling over $4,500 in care, Lucky is available for adoption at the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre.

“Lucky’s adoption day has been a long time coming and we couldn’t be happier for him,” said Jennifer Yapa, the shelter’s manager.. “He owes his second chance to dedicated staff and volunteers, generous community supporters and our animal wellness partners who are united in saving animals’ lives.”

Lucky will require specialized care throughout his life to ensure he lives a long, happy, pain-free life. The three-year-old Shepherd-type male is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. For more information on adopting Lucky, visit

Lucky’s rehoming mission is part of the Ontario SPCA’s Support the North campaign, which is aimed at bringing awareness, attention and action to the lack of animal wellness resources in Northern communities. In many areas, a lack of animal wellness resources, such as spay/neuter services, has created an overpopulation of animals in need of homes. Since 2018, over 840 animals have been transported South to find new homes.

To learn more about Support the North, visit

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