Humane society nursing hurt cat back to health in Kelowna

Stray cat in need of help

A cat in Kelowna who's had a bit of a rough go as of late is in need of someone with a big heart.

Comet was recently spotted by a good Samaritan in downtown Kelowna, cold and barely able to walk. “He came up to me very clingy and limping,” says Rachel, the good Samaritan.

The woman noticed the cat was in discomfort and decided to call the Okanagan Humane Society (OHS) for help.

OHS had her rush the feline to the vet for x-rays, and discovered his leg was broken in two spots. He also had ear mites and was very dirty but friendly. They quickly checked for a collar, microchip, or tattoo to find the cat’s owners, but unfortunately there was no identification linked to the cat.

Sadly, Comet’s leg cannot be saved and he will need amputation along with other medical procedures including resolving his ear mites, neuter, vaccines, deworming, and of course a chip for identification.

“Once, we are able to ensure all of Comet’s medical needs are handled, he will receive the appropriate medical rehabilitation he needs and then we will place him up for adoption to his new loving home,” said Romany Runnalls, the President of the Okanagan Humane Society.

OHS says it will cost approximately $2,600 to help Comet. This will include surgery, medication, treatment, regular health check, and daily care for him until he’s ready for adoption.

Last year, OHS helped care for more than 1,100 animals in the Okanagan, but they need some help. If you'd like to help contribute towards getting Comet back to good health, click here.

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