Public rallies for hurt cat

Stallone the cat is a real fighter.

After being hit by a car and severely injured, the grey tabby is purring and seeking attention.

And thanks to the generosity of the public, he has had all of his medical bills paid for.

Chelsea Taylor, with the Vernon SPCA, said Stallone quickly became a favourite of the animal hospital staff and is even being fostered by a veterinarian.

“He's a very popular cat. He is doing really well. He is recovering really nicely,” said Taylor.

Stallone had a fractured pelvis and one of his hind legs was so damaged it had to be amputated.

“He's re-learning how to walk with just three legs. His pelvis is still recovering so he is not too mobile yet. Cats bones heal amazingly well,” said Taylor.

After Stallone was found injured on the side of the road earlier this week, he was rushed to the vet and a campaign was quickly launched to raise more than $2,000 for his surgery.

And when the call for help went out, the public responded in a big way.

“We've already met that goal. All of his surgical care is covered which is awesome,” said Taylor, noting any donated money left over for Stallone's care will go toward other animals in their care.

Stallone is between five and six years old and once he fully heals over the next four to six weeks, Taylor said he will be put up for adoption.

If Stallone's owner is located then he will be returned home, but if not Taylor does not anticipate a problem finding the cat a new home.


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