Sad 'tail' for Cranbrook kitty: Left in the cold, Bronson must lose tail, parts of ears
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Sad ‘tail’ for Cranbrook kitty: Left in the cold, Bronson must lose tail, parts of ears

March 1, 2017

Winter hasn’t been kind to a Cranbrook kitty who must now lose his tail and parts of his ears. Bronson, an affectionate brown tabby, came into BC SPCA care with his ears and most of his tail blackened and dead from frostbite.

“Bronson is a very sweet boy, despite the agony he was in when he arrived,” says BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch manager Brenna Baker.

“It’s heartbreaking, because these are completely preventable injuries. It’s still winter and we’ve had many days where temperatures were -10C to -20C or colder, temperatures that are just as dangerous to humans as they are to animals.”

After the necessary surgeries, Bronson will be available for adoption as soon as he has fully recovered. The medical costs associated with his care are expected to be $1,000.

A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to carry out its life-saving work in helping British Columbia’s most vulnerable animals.

“Bronson loves people and he loves to be pet! We just want this furry bundle of love to have the chance to live out the rest of his nine lives in a warm, loving home,” Baker says.

If you can help Bronson and other animals like him in need at the East Kootenay SPCA, you can donate online at or in person at 3339 Highway 3 and 95, Cranbrook.

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