A cat named Miracle is recovering in a Kelowna SPCA foster home after surviving a horrendous injury in a home-made wooden trap on a local property. The BC SPCA was called after a resident on an adjoining property 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.
“At first we weren’t sure we’d be able to save her, but thankfully she responded well to treatment and is now resting comfortably in a foster home while we wait to see if she will have to have her leg amputated,” said BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Kathy Woodward. She said the SPCA will continue to monitor her medical progress and is conducting a cruelty investigation into the case. If no owner comes forward Miracle will be adopted into a new loving home as soon as she is fully recovered.
“If anyone recognizes this cat, or has any information about who may have set the trap, we ask them to please call the BC Kelowna Branch at 250-861-7722,” says Woodward. “It is really horrible to think of the suffering this poor cat endured. We don’t know how long she lay there with her paw crushed in the trap, but the pain must have been excruciating.”
The Kelowna SPCA is also appealing for funds to offset the costs of care for Miracle and other shelter animals who need ongoing medical treatment. If you are able to help, donations are gratefully accepted at the shelter at 3785 Casorso Road or online at spca.bc.ca/support.
The BC SPCA conducts nearly 7,000 cruelty investigations a year and is reliant on donations from the public to continue its work.
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Miracle was rescued by the Kelown SPCA after her paw was caught in a homemade trap. She was rushed to a local veterinary clinic.
If you recognize this cat or have any information about who set the trap, please call the BC Kelowna Branch at 250-861-7722.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.