Do or do not. There is no try. The famous quote from Star War’s Yoda is fitting for his feline namesake, a beautiful one-year-old male tabby at the Nanaimo SPCA who was hit by a car. The accident fractured Yoda’s pelvis and femur, leaving him unable to stand or walk.
“Despite his painful injuries, Yoda is a real sweetheart,” says BC SPCA Nanaimo and District Branch manager Leon Davis. “He purrs like a car engine when given snuggles! His prognosis is excellent, but he needs a pin for his leg and a plate for his pelvis.”
Along with the necessary surgery, Yoda requires medication, vaccinations, regular health checks and daily care until he’s ready for adoption, in about six to eight weeks. The estimated cost of his care is $3,500. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies mainly on public donations to help the province’s most vulnerable animals.
“We just want Yoda to have the chance to live a mobile, pain-free life and we’re hoping animal lovers out there will help make that happen,” Davis says.
If you can help Yoda and other animals like him in need at the Nanaimo shelter, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency online or drop by to donate in person, at 2200 Labieux Rd., Nanaimo.
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.