Only a month old when his leg was broken, Cuddles never received veterinary care. The brave kitten’s leg now curls under, causing him to walk with a limp and leading to sores all over his leg.
As the weather grew colder in Williams Lake and the snow started to fall, Cuddles is lucky a Good Samaritan heard a tiny ‘mew’ at her door.
“We’re glad she found him when she did! The poor guy was sitting at the door, cold and hungry and she couldn’t leave him outside,” says BC SPCA Williams Lake & District Branch manager Liz Dighton. “When she saw he was also injured, she rushed him immediately into our care so he could get the veterinary and medical care he so desperately needs.”
Cuddles will need to have his leg amputated so he can live out the rest of his nine lives active and pain-free. The medical costs associated with his care are expected to exceed $1,800. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to help the province’s most vulnerable animals.
“Cuddles sure lives up to his name! As soon as you look at him, he starts purring – and he just loves his cuddles,” Dighton says. “He’s a total love bug and very friendly and outgoing. We just want this sweet guy to have a second chance at a better life in a loving, forever home.”
Cuddles will be available for adoption after his surgery and recovery, Dighton notes. If you can help Cuddles and other animals like him at the Williams Lake SPCA, you can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at 709 Bond Lake Rd., Williams Lake.