A cutie of a cat needs help for a better chance at a happy life. El Dorado, an orange-and-white stray who recently came to the Vancouver shelter as a stray without any identification, requires a lot of surgery in order to live a long and active life, including a plate for a bone in his left leg and pins for both of his front toes.
“El Dorado is a real sweetheart. Despite his injuries, he’s affectionate and easy going and loves to lift his leg for belly rubs,” says Vancouver branch manager Charlotte Ellice. “He loves chin rubs and likes to ‘knead dough’ while you pet him. We just want to make sure he gets a chance to experience a happier, healthier life.”
With broken toes in both front feet and a broken left front shoulder/arm bone, El Dorado requires extensive surgery that will include plates and pins, Ellice explains. This lovable kitty, who sucks up attention with pleasure, will also need a foster home for eight to 12 weeks after the surgery, with weekly re-checks and splint changes.
The medical care is expected to cost more than $4,000. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies mainly on donations from the public to help the province’s most vulnerable animals. If you can help El Dorado and other animals like him in need of care at the Vancouver SPCA shelter, you can donate online or in person at 1205 East 7th Ave., Vancouver.
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.