Having recently come into the B.C. SPCA’s care, the three canines – Whiskers, a male Chihuahua; Duschana, a female long-hair Chihuahua mix; and Cyo, a female short-hair Chihuahua – all have severe dental disease, among other medical problems.“Whiskers is a timid little fellow with a lion’s heart. He gives the tiniest little kisses,” says North Peace Branch Manager, Candace Buchamer. “Duschana is a sweet little lady who is very willing to make new friends but it isn’t easy for her. She needs a little extra TLC, but once she gets to know you, she loves sitting on your lap while having her ears gently stroked.”“And Cyo, also timid and insecure, will take awhile to trust you,” Buchamer notes.- Advertisement -“But it is well worth the effort when she’s covering you with tiny little warm kisses,” she says. “These dogs are all such darlings. We just want them to have a chance at living pain-free lives, hopefully in loving homes.”As well as dental surgery, the dogs also need blood testing done. The estimated total of their medical care is nearly $3,500, and that total doesn’t include the medical costs for any of the other animals at the North Peace shelter.A non-profit organization, the B.C. SPCA says they rely mainly on donations from the public to help the most vulnerable animals.Advertisement If you can help Whiskers, Duschana and Cyo, and other animals like them at the Fort St. John SPCA, you can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at the shelter, 9311 81 Ave., FortSt. John.