Updated: April 16, 2014
A young cat is recovering nicely in BC SPCA care in Penticton, thanks to an outpouring of generosity from the community – and beyond. Brought in by a Good Samaritan after apparently being hit by a car, Annie is on the mend and available for adoption after a successful surgery.
“The donations that poured in not only helped Annie, they’ll help other animals in our care get the medical care they require,” says BC SPCA South Okanagan/Similkameen Branch manager Corinne Ross, noting there was a huge discount offered on the necessary surgery. “We are so grateful to everyone who gave for their generosity, and to Dr. Steve Harvey and everyone at Penticton Veterinary Hospital who took such great care of this sweet girl!”
Original story published: March 14, 2013
Sweet Annie needs help for necessary surgery
Staff at the South Okanagan/Similkameen BC SPCA shelter are hoping the public can help a young cat brought to the SPCA by a Good Samaritan who found her, limping and bleeding, in the yard last week. Annie, a female stray estimated to be one-and-a-half years old, badly needs surgery to repair her injury.
“We can only guess that she was perhaps, hit by a car, which injured her leg and also caused a miscarriage,” says Penticton BC SPCA branch manager Corinne Ross, noting Annie lost two or three tiny kittens. “Turns out, she has a cruciate ligament rupture, which will need major orthopedic surgery. She’s such a sweet, loving girl – she purrs like mad and really likes people.”
Although Dr. Steve Harvey at Penticton Veterinary Hospital has generously offered a huge discount on the surgery, Annie’s overall medical costs are expected to exceed $1,000. Her surgery is scheduled for next week and she’ll need a lot of special care before she can be adopted into a loving home, Ross says.
“We just want her to have the best care possible and a better chance at a long, healthy life,” says Ross.
To help Annie and other animals like her in need at the Penticton shelter, donate online or in person at 2200 Dartmouth Drive, Penticton.
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.