Puppy attacked in Penticton recovering, walking again, after surgery to repair skull and nose – Penticton News

Attacked puppy recovers

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A puppy that was attacked on a Penticton beach in early July appears to be making a full recovery, and the owner and friends are grateful for the growing community support.

Sheru, a nine-week-old Pyrenees, was walking on a leash with his owner Gurik Manshahia and girlfriend Shanta Borrego on Okanagan Lake Beach on July 7th when an encounter with another leashed dog turned violent.

A large dog grabbed Sheru by the head, resulting in a fractured skull, broken nose, and possible brain damage.

Sheru was taken to Kelowna, then the Lower Mainland, for specialized surgery and rehab that cost thousands of people. Borrego reached out to the community through a GoFundMe for help with these costs, which raised over $ 9,000.

Borrego told Castanet Sunday that people were asking for updates on Sheru, and she is happy to report that he is back home and is fine.

“He has to take some antibiotics all day / night, but it just got better! He seems to have the same personality and is just as loving as ever!” said Borrego.

Sheru had to learn to walk again with the help of slings after his operation, but Borrego says that he is now back on his own four paws.

“He even jogs a little!”

Sheru will be on antibiotics for two months and will have to return for a CT scan in another month, but Borrego says any signs point to a full recovery for now and we will keep our fingers crossed for them.

You are incredibly grateful to everyone who helped with astronomical vet bills through GoFundMe.

“The Manshahia family and friends are so grateful to everyone that they made a donation so Sheru could get the care he needed,” said Borrego.

“My heart is definitely full, knowing that there are so many wonderful people out there who are ready to help a stranger.”

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