Staff at the South Okanagan/Similkameen BC SPCA shelter are hoping the public can help a young cat brought to the SPCA by a good samaritan.
The person recently found the female stray, now named Annie, limping and bleeding in a yard.
"We can only guess that she was perhaps hit by a car, which injured her leg and also caused a miscarriage," said Penticton BC SPCA branch manager Corinne Ross, noting Annie lost two or three tiny kittens. "Turns out, she has a cruciate ligament rupture, which will need major orthopaedic surgery."
Although, Dr. Steve Harvey at Penticton Veterinary Hospital has offered a huge discount on the surgery, Annie's overall medical costs are expected to exceed $1,000.
Her surgery is scheduled for the near future, and the sweet, loving cat will need a lot of special care before she can be adopted into a loving home, added Ross.
"We just want her to have the best care possible and a better chance at a long, healthy life," said Ross.
To help Annie and other animals like her in need at the Penticton shelter, donate online at spca.bc.ca/penticton or in person at 2200 Dartmouth Drive.