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  • Mr March needs your help: Pawder's journey

    pawdercone If you bought out 2017 fundraising calendar, you'll recognize Mr. March, better known as Pawder around the shelter.

    Pawder is a 2 1/2 yr old, fun loving Shepard X who came to the A.R.C. from Peguis First Nation back in 2014. When he arrived at the shelter he had a

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  • Mygan's long road to rehabilitation ahead

    Mygan1 Mygan arrived at D'Arcy's A.R.C. from a northern community in early March of 2016. Reports were made about a dog that had been hit by a truck six weeks earlier and was dragging a front paw. The fear was that Mygan had broken his leg. Although Mygan was owned, his

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  • Goat came with some extra "friends"

    Goat1introimage Although obviously thin and emaciated when she came into our care from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, it was only later that we discovered that Goat had a major medical issue.

    Once healthy enough for her spay she was sent for what would be the first for many surgeries. During

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  • Stitch stitched back together

    Stitch3Machray Stitch is a young stray cat who was brought to Machray Animal Hospital by a concerned citizen on Monday, November 23, 2015 with a serious wound on his side. The vets at Machray suspect that he may have been seeking refuge under the hood of a car and sustained an

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  • Smash Mouth - the snaptrap rescue

    Smash Mouth posing in the yard one month after his rescue On Friday, November 6, 2015, members of Pequis First Nation involved in rescuing animals in the community notified Ark Project, a non-profit that helps transport stay dogs to rescue, of a stray dog running at large with a snap trap around his lower jaw. D'Arcy's A.R.C. was notified of the

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  • Timber: The Heartworm Positive Hunk

    TImberNov15 12 Timber, a stray from Peguis First Nation, arrived in our care on July 24, 2015. Almostly completely shut down when he arrived, Timber needed to be carried part of the way down the hallways to go outside for playtime. He slowly learned that touching, and especially brushing, is a good

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  • Malika's Journey

    Malika on the day of her rescue, malnourished and in terrible condition Meet Malika. A sweet, gentle dog who was rescued from severe neglect on Peguis First Nation. Malnourished and skinny, both hips were in bad condition. She wasn't bearing weight on her back right leg, and her left back leg was extremely weak. An untreated skin condition had caused severe hair

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  • Heart worm mommas...

    ...and probably a dad, too

    Lucerne, a springer X, tested positive for heart worm this spring. Lucerne was abandoned by her owner and left tied to a dog-house with seven three-week old puppies in the middle of February. Lucerne, Morgana, Sadie, and Rocko came to us from different regions of the province early this spring. The four dogs have something in common beside their sweet and gentle personalities – they tested positive for heart worm infections.

    Heart worm is a parasitic roundworm that is

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pawderconeIf you bought out 2017 fundraising calendar, you'll recognize Mr. March, better known as Pawder around the shelter.

Pawder is a 2 1/2 yr old, fun loving Shepard X who came to the A.R.C. from Peguis First Nation back in 2014. When he arrived at the shelter he had a cherry eye and a limp in his left hind leg. Cherry eye can involve weakening, stretching, or detachment of anchoring tissue on an ocular gland that is sometimes referred to as a third eyelid. In dogs the third eyelid plays a role promoting oxygen supply and tear production to the eye.


The cherry eye was corrected at the time of his neuter and an x-ray showed signs of a previous fracture in the leg that either healed incorrectly or the growth plate closed prematurely, resulting in him limping on his right hind leg. He was very energetic despite the injury in the hind leg and loved to play with other dogs and seemed quite happy. He started his journey with a new family, however despite their love, it wasn't the right fit as he struggled to adjust to life in a busy family.

This January Pawder re-injured his right hind leg. An x-ray and examination showed he had torn the ligament in the left knee. A very painful injury for both humans and animals alike. Because of the previous injury to the hip, compounded with this new injury and clear signs of pain and senstivity, amputation was deemed Pawder's best chance of living a pain-free life.


PawderHis amputation surgery took place in late January, along with the removal of a fractured tooth. He has recovered quite well adujusting to life as a tripawd. He's ready to start his new life in a forever home anytime. It is recommended that he finds a home without small children, but a home with another dog is fine.
 
His surgery cost approximately $800. Anyone wanting to help with this cost will receive a tax receipt for any donation more than $20. Thank you for your continued support.