It is a devastating way for any kitten to begin the first few months of life: little Lollipop is believed to have been hit by a vehicle, leaving the skin on her chin hanging from her face. It’s why staff at the BC SPCA’s Shuswap Branch are hoping the community will band together to help this tiny survivor, who is believed to be only four-months-old.
“We want this sweet girl to know there is kindness in this world,” says Victoria Olynik, branch manager, BC SPCA Shuswap. “It started with the Good Samaritan who found her all alone along a highway and brought her in. We know it will continue with this caring, compassionate community that we are confident will step forward to help us help her.” Aside from the skin hanging from Lollipop’s jaw, she will also need treatment for damage to her right eye and her nose. Factoring in follow-up care and medication, as well as spaying and vaccinations, costs to help Lollipop are expected to be at least $1500.
“We want Lollipop to be able to experience everything that other kittens usually do at this age: they typically like to play; they’re often curious about the world around them. They shouldn’t be left to die on the side of the road at such a vulnerable point in their lives,” says Olynik. “Once she gets better, Lollipop is going to make a magnificent addition to a loving family.”
If you are able to help Lollipop, or other animals like her at the BC SPCA’s Shuswap Branch, you can donate online, or in person at 5850 Auto Rd SE, Salmon Arm.