BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County SPCA is appealing to the community to help save a dog named Rocsi, weeks after a house fire that left the three-year-old chocolate lab severely burned.
Rocsi was caught in the fire at a neighbor's home, where she regularly spent time. Gina Browning of the SPCA tells News 4 the dog's owner has been getting Rocsi treatment for three weeks but can no longer afford vet care. The dog's owner surrendered the dog, with severe burns and injuries, to the SPCA.
SPCA Head Veterinarian Dr. Helene Chevalier said, "Unfortunately, she has a high risk of complications. We have to make sure she doesn't get infected. We have to make sure that she stays hydrated and we have to make sure that we take away all tissues that are too burned."
Browning says the dog is not out of the woods yet, and is on heavy-duty pain killers and medicine. The veterinarian thinks Rocsi has stabilized, but they are now appealing to the public for help saving her.
You can contact the Erie County SPCA at 716-875-7360.
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