The Okanagan Humane Society has had a busy start to the new year.
In just the last few days, the volunteer-run charity has received more than 50 calls for help.
The calls range from rescues to medical emergencies and support for spay and neuter services for those with financial barriers.
According to the Humane Society, a call from a woman named Kristina drew a fair amount of attention.
The call came in when she heard quiet meows and cries from under the front porch steps of her Peachland home.
“We received a report from Kristina on this poor, cold cat hiding under the porch for safety and warmth”, states Romany Runnalls, President, Okanagan Humane Society. "With some guidance, Kristina managed to capture the cat and it was rushed directly to an awaiting partner veterinary clinic," Runnalls said.
The beautiful long hair Calico cat was severely matted, dehydrated, and lethargic. She was very cold and was found to have six ticks living on her, sucking the blood from her body.
Emaciated and anemic, the vet team placed her on an IV and kidney support food to help with her recovery.
“This was an important rescue as she may not have lasted much longer during the cold snap, or had permanent damage to her kidneys," Runnalls said. "We are so thankful for our diligent animal loving community that continues to report animals to our team so we can ensure they receive a second chance.”
After five days in the hospital, Daisy was released to a foster home to fully recover. There was a tattoo in her ear but unfortunately it was not recognizable and no microchip was detected
Once fully recovered, OHS will place Daisy on their website to be adopted into a new, loving home.
To find out more about the life saving work of The Okanagan Humane Society or to donate today, visit their website at www.okanaganhumanesociety.com or call 250-868-0525.