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Sick Alaskan Malamute looking for new home

Monday, 6th February 2012

An Alaskan Malamute who needs pet medication everyday of her life is in need of a new home.

Kiska, the six-year-old dog, suffers from an underactive thyroid so needs tablets twice a day. However, staff at the SSPCA’s Dunbartonshire and West Scotland Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre are having trouble finding an owner to take her on because of her medical condition.

Centre assistant manager Nicola Greer said: "Poor Kiska has been overlooked so often and we think it's because of the expense associated with her condition.

"Those who do show an interest in rehoming her are put off when we explain that Kiska will require daily medication for the rest of her life and that this will not be cheap. "

She went on to explain that Kiska’s condition affects her much as it does humans. Without her pet medication, she would gain weight and her skin condition would get worse. However, with daily medication, Kiska can enjoy a long and happy life.

The SSPCA would offer anyone looking to adopt Kiska advice on how to look after her properly.