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

 August 4, 2015

He came in as a stray, with a limp in his hind right leg from an old injury. When Sunny, a four-year-old male tabby cat was taken to the vet, the X-ray showed he had the remains and debris of a bullet in his knee joint. Although the injury was old and had healed, it caused chronic arthritis, swelling and pain for the sweet-natured feline.

“Sunny had to have his leg amputated, but despite his pain and all that he’s been through, he’s a calm and affectionate cat – he’s great with other cats and loves kittens and food,” says South Okanagan-Similkameen BC SPCA Branch manager Corinne Ross. “He’s a real favourite with the volunteers! The amputation surgery went well and he’s recovering nicely in foster care.”

Sunny will need weekly check-ups for the next few weeks, but will be available for adoption once he’s fully healed. Even with a discounted surgery rate from Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, his medical costs are expected to be at least $1,650. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies mainly on public donations to carry out its life-saving work in helping the province’s most vulnerable animals.

“Sunny is such a sweetheart! We just want him to have a chance to live out the rest of his nine lives in a loving home,” Ross says.

If you can help Sunny and other animals like him at the South Okanagan-Similkameen SPCA, visit, or drop off donations in person at 2200 Dartmouth Drive, Penticton.

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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