Izzy needs surgery

Elves For Izzy is the brainchild of Dogs Do Smile owner Carly and Gunnar's Place owner Tamara.

IZZY NEEDS SURGERY and a fundraiser Dec. 8 and 9 will collect money for that purpose.

Elves For Izzy is the brainchild of Dogs Do Smile owner Carly and Gunnar’s Place owner Tamara.

The owners of both dog-oriented small businesses in the Comox Valley have decided as a team to try to help animals in the community. They had a fundraising dog costume party that benefited Kitty Cat PALS last month and now they are focusing on trying to raise money for Izzy.

Izzy was rescued from the Yukon by a rescue society called Turtle Gardens in Topley, B.C. Carly’s family adopted her at four months old.

She has thrombocytopenia, a condition where blood platelets become too low. Izzy has been getting stiff in her hind legs after a long walk or had trouble climbing into the car.

Izzy also has a severe case of hip dysplasia, an abnormal formation of the hip socket, which can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. Izzy is only 10 months old.

Total hip replacement surgery in Vancouver costs more than $5,000 per hip. The success rate is high and Izzy could live a long, pain-free, normal life.

A fundraiser is happening Dec. 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gunnar’s Place Canine Sitting Services at 3950 Livingstone Rd. in Royston. There will be pictures with Santa for your dog and family, and toenail trims for your dog, both by donation. There will also be a silent auction. There will be local crafters and venders so you can do your Christmas shopping, and you can even bring your dog for a play in the fenced dog area.

If local businesses wish to donate prizes for the silent auction, they can e-mail dogsdosmile@shaw.ca or call Tamara at 250-897-2328.  The website is www.elvesforizzy.webs.com.

Just Posted

Cannabis facility planned in Courtenay

Design up to 100,000 square feet

Inside the music

Big Read: step behind the curtain at the venerable Vancouver Island Music Festival

Pride Society of the Comox Valley set to kick off week-long celebration

The organization is celebrating Pride Week with a variety of events to bring the community together.

Major private donation to Kus-kus-sum project

Frank and Bobbi Denton, longtime residents of the Comox Valley, have donated… Continue reading

CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to Sunfest Country Music Festival

Make sure to Like the Comox Valley Record’s Facebook page

BC Games: Day 1 comes to an end

Medals have already been handed out following one day of competition in the 2018 BC Summer Games

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

Blaney hopes to see seniors ministry

Government creates federal department for seniors

BC Wildfire update on Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

ZONE 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

Shawnigan Lake student and Coquitlam native following her parents to the national program

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

VIDEO: Near drowning captured on popular B.C. river

Search and Rescue manager says the popular pastime of floating in the summer is inherently dangerous

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

Photo gallery: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

Most Read