Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 April 28, 2015

Staff at the North Peace (Fort St. John) BC SPCA Branch are hoping two cats in their care will have the chance to live their nine lives without the excruciating pain they’ve already experienced.

Champagne, a three-month-old tabby found by a Good Samaritan on a remote logging road, and Squirt, a four-year-old stray ginger who was injured during a violent dog attack.

“Squirt is such a sweet girl! She was shaken badly in a dog attack – the violence dislocated her left elbow joint, and as the wound occurred more than three weeks ago, it has built too much scar tissue to be relocated,” says North Peace SPCA shelter manager Candace Buchamer, noting that Squirt will need to have the limb amputated in order to be pain-free.

“Champagne is quickly becoming a volunteer favourite! Despite her injuries, she follows you around like a pup trailing its mother and flops like a rag doll when you pet her,” Buchamer says. “We don’t know what happened, but she suffered severe trauma – both the tibia and fibula of the right forelimb are fractured, she has a partially skinned face and an open wound in her urogenital area.”

The total estimated medical cost for both feline’s care is estimated at $6,500, with $3,500 needed for Champagne’s care and $3,000 needed for Squirt.

“These two are both such good-natured, curious cats and so affectionate. We just want them to have a better chance at having active, pain-free lives.”

A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to help the province’s most vulnerable animals. If you can help Squirt, Champagne, and other animals like them in need at the North Peace SPCA, please visit

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.

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