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A courageous Kelowna cat who was badly injured in January after being caught in a home-made leg hold trap is now ready to find her forever home.
“Miracle’s recovery is truly amazing,” says Suzanne Pugh, manager of the BC SPCA’s Kelowna Branch. “At first, we weren’t sure if we would be able to save her life because of the extensive injuries she sustained but she pulled through. Since then we have been focusing on treatment for her leg, which we feared would require amputation, but she has responded remarkably well to treatment and will remain a four-legged miracle.”
Back in January, the SPCA was called to a Kelowna property after a neighbour came across the brown tabby, whose front left paw was entangled in the trap. BC SPCA officers rushed the cat to a local veterinary clinic where she received immediate veterinary treatment.
“It is really horrible to think of the suffering this poor cat endured,” says Kathy Woodward, the SPCA senior animal protection officer who oversaw the case. “We don’t know how long she lay there with her paw crushed in the trap, but the pain must have been excruciating.” So far, no one has come forward with information on who may have set the trap.
Pugh says that after all that Miracle has been through the SPCA is hoping that someone will come forward to provide her with a wonderful, loving home. “After everything she has been through she deserves to live out the rest of her life being pampered and loved,” she says. For more information on Miracle, please visit the Kelowna SPCA shelter at 3785 Casorso Road or call 250-861-772.
The BC SPCA conducts more than 7,000 cruelty investigations a year and is totally reliant on donations from the public to continue its work.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.