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Abandoned Penticton kitten loses leg and kidney

Sneaker, the three legged, six-week-old kitten.
Image Credit: South Okanagan-Similkameen BC SPCA
June 22, 2016 - 2:36 PM

PENTICTON - Sneaker, an abandoned, three-legged, six-week-old kitten, needs a new home.

Sneaker was found in some bushes and delivered to a fire hall in a box, before being brought to the South Okanagan-Similkameen B.C. SPCA branch.

Unfortunately, staff found the tabby had a broken leg and internal trauma. He had to have his left rear leg amputated and a kidney removed.

However, the little cat is well on his way to recovery, according to a press release. He’s eating, drinking and playing now, branch manager Carolyn Hawkins says in the release.

“After his surgery, he’s back to being a regular kitten — he’s a fighter!” Hawkins says. “Even with three legs and one kidney, this spunky fur ball can still live a long, happy and healthy life in a forever home.”

Costs for the surgery came in around $2,000 and the B.C. SPCA is looking for donations to help cover it. Once Sneaker has recovered the SPCA will adopt him out.


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