A sweet little monkey in Chilliwack needs the public’s help. Monkey, a four-month-old kitten brought to the Chilliwack SPCA by a Good Samaritan, needs to have her front right leg amputated. When she came into the BC SPCA’s care, she couldn’t bear weight on either front leg, but she responded well to medical care and antibiotics.
“Her left leg is fine now – she’s getting along quite well, but she drags her right front leg,” says Shelley Joaquin, who provides regional animal welfare support to BC SPCA branch managers. “She’s an adorable little kitten with so much love to give.”
Found on a busy road with cars whizzing past, she gave a meow when her finder picked her up and purred the whole way to the vet. While the SPCA doesn’t know how her leg was injured, X-rays show the muscle has atrophied and she doesn’t show any pain response in her right front leg.
“The name Monkey suits her – she loves to explore and play despite having to drag her leg as she goes,” Joaquin says. “She loves to be held and has the sweetest personality. We just want her to have a chance to experience an active, healthy life.”
The estimated medical cost for Monkey’s care is expected to be around $1,200. If you can help Monkey and other animals like her in need at the Chilliwack SPCA, you can donate online or in person at 6797 Hopedale Rd., Chilliwack.
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.