The BC SPCA is hoping you can help give Holly a new leg up on life this holiday season. The young cat was recently brought into the Kelowna location after she was found shivering and crying outside a 24-hour emergency vet clinic overnight in the cold, wounded by an unknown trauma.
“As soon as Holly arrived to the shelter, she required immediate care to stabilize and warm her,” says Sean Hogan, manager of the BC SPCA in Kelowna. “Bloodwork showed anemia and infection which we are treating. She is quite underweight and faces surgery when she gains enough weight. Unfortunately, she will lose her right hind leg.”
Currently Holly is gaining weight in foster and, while she’s unable to bear any weight on her right hind leg, Hogan says, “She tries to play even though she has a big bandaged leg.”
Despite all that she’s been through, Hogan says she loves to purr when touched and likes the sound of people talking to her.
“Holly has a lot of spunk and she has shown she is a survivor,” says Hogan. “We continue to see progress and when she can get her amputation and is fully recovered, she will be ready for adoption. She will definitely brighten any home.”
The medical costs for Holly’s care are expected to be nearly $3,000. If you can help her and other animals like her at the BC SPCA, you can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency.