Littermates Iris, Leo, Georgia and Vader are lucky to be alive after being rescued by a Good Samaritan who found the sick and injured kittens living outdoors in a feral colony. When they arrived at the BC SPCA’s Prince Rupert Branch, they were suffering from a range of medical issues, including eyes so severely infected they were glued shut.
“Unfortunately one of Iris’ eyes was so badly damaged it had to be removed, and now Vader will also have to have the same surgery,” says Amy Stacey, manager of the Prince Rupert SPCA. “Despite their rough start to life and all their challenges, these little babies are so courageous and determined to survive.”
Medical costs for surgeries and other treatment for the kittens are estimated at more than $5,100. “We’re a small branch and the veterinary bills are piling up, but we believe that these little lives are worth saving,” says Stacey. “If anyone can help Iris, Leo, Georgia and Vader, and other animals in need at our branch, we’d be so grateful.”