An 11-week-old abandoned kitten who required surgery for a serious eye injury is on the mend and recovering in a BC SPCA foster home, thanks to generous animal lovers in Chilliwack and surrounding communities.
Donations totalling more than $12,000 poured in after the BC SPCA Chilliwack Branch asked for support to help Angel and other animals in need of urgent medical care at the shelter. “We are overwhelmed and so grateful to everyone who responded so generously to help,” says Ivanna Ferris, manager of the Chilliwack SPCA. “Angel had her eye surgery on Jan. 22, and is doing really well in her foster home. Several wonderful families have offered to adopt her so we are just reviewing the applications to find the best match for her.”
Ferris notes that the donations sent in to the branch have helped many animals in need. “When we issued our appeal for help for our medical expenses we were very fortunate to receive generous offers from Dr. Marnie Ford of Pacific Animal Eye Specialty Service and Dr. Kuldeep Chalhal of Cheam View Veterinary Hospital to donate their services for Angel’s surgery, so we were able to use the donations for other injured animals,” says Ferris. Two of the animals being helped with the funds are Domingo – a stray Australian cattle dog/blue heeler cross who will receive extensive dental surgery for a mouthful of broken teeth and Dustin, a beautiful, friendly stray cat who received treatment for badly infected bite wounds on his back.
“As a non-profit organization that relies on community support to help injured and abused animals, the SPCA is so grateful to everyone who responded with such compassion and generosity,” says Ferris. “We would especially like to thank Petcurean Pet Food Company for their support and to all those who made it possible for us to create happy endings for Angel and other animals in our care.”
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.