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Sweet senior NeNe hoping for help, new home after diagnosis

January 27, 2017

A sweet senior cat at the Squamish SPCA who has had a rough go needs some help from her animal-loving friends. Abandoned at a local women’s shelter, 12-year-old NeNe became seriously ill shortly after coming into BC SPCA care.

“Poor NeNe suddenly stopped eating, began violently vomiting and became alarmingly lethargic – we had to rush her into to receive emergency medical care,” says BC SPCA Squamish Valley Branch manager Marika Donnelly, adding the affectionate brown tabby was hospitalized for five days on intravenous fluids and medications to help her recover.

NeNe was diagnosed with pancreatitis, which is manageable with diet and will be available for adoption after her recovery is complete.

“She’s so friendly and sweet and extremely active,” Donnelly notes. “We just want NeNe to have a chance to live out the rest of her nine lives in a loving, forever home.”

The medical costs associated with NeNe’s care are expected to reach $1,700. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to help the province’s most vulnerable animals.

If you can help NeNe and other animals like her in need at the Squamish SPCA, you can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at 39901 Government Rd., Squamish.