An affectionate cat at the Squamish SPCA needs some help from her animal-loving friends.
Thought to have been abandoned when her former guardians moved, Puma was in poor condition when she came into the care of the BC SPCA, infested with earmites, internal parasites and a flea infestation so bad she was anemic. This friendly girl also suffers from manx syndrome, which causes a malformation of the spine, among other problems.
Puma needed emergency surgery to repair a sudden rectum prolapse, and her “bunny puff” tail was also amputated, as it kept getting stuck.
“She’s now recovering well from the repair and amputation, but there’s a chance that the repair may not take, and she could need a more invasive surgery called a coloplexy,” says BC SPCA Squamish Valley Branch manager Marika Donnelly. “Puma is a sweet young lady who loves to be brushed and pet and loves to snuggle in your lap. She gets along great with dogs and has become fast friends with our own special needs resident cat.”
Medical costs to care for Puma are expected to go as high as $2,000. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies mainly on public donations to care for the province’s most vulnerable animals.
“She is such a gem! We’d just like to help this amazing kitty overcome all the disadvantages she’s already had to face, and hopefully, help her find a loving forever home.”
To help Puma and other animals like her at the Squamish SPCA, you can donate online or in person at the branch, located on Government Road in the municipal works yard in Squamish.
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.