Abandoned cat brought into Kootenay SPCA with broken sternum

The East Kootenay SPCA branch is seeking help to cover $1,455 in medical bills for Claude the cat.

The BC SPCA’s East Kootenay Branch is seeking the public’s help with raising $1,455 for a stray cat staff have named Claude, who came to the SPCA with a number of health issues including a broken sternum.

Claude not only has a broken sternum, but also suffers from hyperthyroidism and dental disease, which makes it painful for him to eat. Claude will need daily medication to manage his overactive thyroid along with surgery to remove his diseased teeth.

READ MORE: BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

“Claude came into the shelter as a stray and his owners never came forward to claim him,” says SPCA East Kootenay branch manager Christy King. “We can tell this guy was once well loved, because his is super affectionate and friendly. Claude loves to hang back and relax, lazily playing with toys and accepting ear and chin scratches.”

Claude has had bloodwork and X-rays to confirm the sternum injury and make sure that he’s a good candidate for surgery, says King.

READ MORE: Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

His tests, examination, surgery, daily care and medication will cost $1,455. He will spend at least three months recovering in SPCA care before being ready to go up for adoption.

If you can help Claude and other animals in need at the East Kootenay SPCA, please visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or visit the branch at 3339 Hwy 3 & 95, Cranbrook, 250.426.6751.



corey.bullock@kimberleybulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Claude the cat was brought into the BC SPCA East Kootenay branch as a stray. He suffers from a broken sternum, hyperthyroid disease and severe dental disease. The branch needs to raise $1,455 for Claude’s recovery. (BC SPCA East Kootenay file)

Just Posted

Castlegar teen cited for drinking and driving near Rossland

The 17 year old put his car in a ditch.

Crown declines to lay charges in Castlegar spree

RCMP were called to eight incidents regarding the same person in a six hour time frame.

Report shows Castlegar’s cemetery has room for next 25 years

The city has developed a master plan for Park Memorial Cemetery.

Snowfall warning for Kootenay and Paulson passes

Up to 30 cm expected in mountain passes Saturday and Sunday.

Readers’ theatre comes to Castle Wood Village

Volunteers and residents gather for a bit of fun at one of Castlegar’s senior residences.

Bye bye Bei Bei: Giant panda born in U.S. zoo heads to China

Panda heads back to China as part of cooperate breeding program

29 B.C. students in Hong Kong amid tense protests, university siege

Eight UVic and 21 UBC students still in Hong Kong

‘Midget’ no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

Ottawa urges CN and union to continue talks as 3,200 workers go on strike

The rail workers began their strike after failing to reach a deal by a midnight deadline

Student tells B.C. Supreme Court she wasn’t allowed to leave Indigenous smudging ceremony

Girl cross-examined Monday in Nanaimo courtroom, case continues Tuesday

Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies in first half 2019: report

The money included $135.8 million in direct subsidies and $183.8 million in indirect subsidies

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

Nineteen boats carrying invasive mussels stopped at B.C. borders

Waters of Columbia-Shuswap still test mussel-free

Woman ‘horrified’ after being told to trek 200 kilometres home from Kamloops hospital

‘I can’t get from Kamloops back to 100 Mile House injured, confused… no shoes, no clothes whatsoever’

Most Read