North Peace SPCA issues plea for help for rescued kitten

The North Peace SPCA is looking for the public's help to cover the medical costs for a seven-week-old kitten in desperate need of veterinary care.

The kitten, named Liberty by shelter staff, came from a feral cat colony where population numbers wehre being managed through a trap, neuter, and return program, the SPCA said in a news release.

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Liberty has a ruptured eye caused by untreated respiratory symptoms and a lack of vaccinations, and will need surgery to remove the damaged eye, the agency said. On top of that, her ears are plugged with mites, she has a few small wounds, and is severely underweight.

"The vet believes she will make a full recovery. She just has to put a bit of weight on prior to surgery," branch manager Candace Buchamer said in the release.

Liberty will need to spend three weeks in SPCA care to recover before she is ready to be adopted, and the cost of her care is estimated at just over $1,800.

Liberty can still be socialized to trust humans and be happy living indoors, the SPCA said.

"Liberty allows you to cradle her like a baby and gently stretchers her head out," Buchamer said. "This tiny little fighter has a huge heart and has already shown great progress in recovery with a voracious appetite and plenty of play."

To learn more about Liberty and to help, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency, visit the branch, or call 250-785-7722.

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