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Behind blue eyes: Tiny kitten loses leg and steals hearts at Trail SPCA

August 31, 2016

A tiny kitten in Trail is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery to remove her front left leg. Despite the injury and medical care, Sparkles’ lovable personality continues to shine, and the short hair, seal-point Siamese kitten, only five weeks old, is quickly winning over the hearts of staff and volunteers alike.

“Sparkles is still so very sweet and affectionate, even after all she’s been through in her short life,” says BC SPCA Trail Regional Branch manager Danielle Jackman. “We can only guess that some type of animal bit her leg, as there were puncture marks near the break, as well as infection.”

The leg was too badly broken to attempt repair, so it had to be amputated, Jackman notes. Part of an unexpected litter, Sparkles was surrendered to the BC SPCA when her former guardian couldn’t afford her medical costs.

“She’s so curious and playful – such a sweetheart! We just want Sparkles to have the chance to lead a full and active life in a loving forever home,” Jackman says.

Sparkles’ medical costs are expected to exceed $2,500. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to carry out its life-saving work in helping the province’s most vulnerable animals.

If you can help Sparkles and other animals like her in need at the BC SPCA Trail Regional Branch, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency to donate, or in person at 7700 Highway 3B, Trail.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.