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,” said 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 said.
To help the South Okanagan-Similkameen SPCA, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency, or drop off donations in person at 2200 Dartmouth Dr.