A brighter future for Eva and Jaya 

Animals suffering because of aesthetic preferences

Many families are finding it difficult these days to put aside enough money for surprise expenses. One in six animals are abandoned to the Montreal SPCA because their family can’t afford their animal’s veterinary care. Sadly, this is why Eva and Jaya were surrendered. 

They required several thousand dollars of care, and their family couldn’t afford it. These sweet dogs’ well-being was at stake and time was of the essence. With a heavy heart, their guardian entrusted them to the SPCA to ensure a better future for them. 

Currently very popular, brachycephalic dogs like Eva and Jaya have the distinctive feature of very flat muzzles. The skulls of brachycephalic animals, unlike other companion animals whose morphology is closer to that of their wild ancestors, are almost as wide as they are long, and this has a drastic effect on these dogs’ nasal and oral cavities. 

Some genetic lines have undergone so much selection over time that they are now affected by serious, disabling health problems. The brachycephalic dogs we take in at the shelter often display breathing difficulties, exercise intolerance, nausea, vomiting and skin diseases, and an inability to give birth. 

It’s thanks to the generosity of donors like you that our veterinary team was able to treat Eva and Jaya. Happily, the two dogs, who had a strong bond, were adopted together! In addition to giving them the necessary love and attention, their new family has budgeted their health expenses. The two friends can now frolic without fear! 

Your support is essential. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to treat the many animals who, like Eva and Jaya, are entrusted to us for veterinary care. 

Make your donation before January 1, 2024, and it will be eligible for a 2023 tax credit, and it will be matched! 

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