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Abused Kamloops cat recovering; donations sought for vet bill

An X-ray taken of Skitter B shows his spine fractured in two places.
Image Credit: Contributed
February 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – A stray cat is well on his way to recovery despite the horrible abuse he suffered in Kamloops.

Skitter B was found by covered in blood and his own urine and was brought to the Kamloops branch of the B.C. SPCA by a Good Samaritan, according to a media release.

The cat’s spine was fractured in two places and couldn’t lift his tail or urinate on his own. He may have been kicked from behind or kicked while being dangled by his tail, the SPCA says.

Skitter B, who has a catheter and is being treated with antibiotics, will be in the vet hospital for up to four weeks. Despite his severe injuries his prognosis is good.

Animal care attendant Valerie Wilson says the handsome medium hair black cat remains friendly and trusting.

“All you need to do is talk to him and he will purr and chirp at you while rolling over and showing you his belly. This is all despite his painful injuries and everything he’s been through,” Wilson says in the release.

While the Aberdeen Veterinary Hospital has donated supplies and medical care for the cat, the B.C. SPCA is looking for donations to help pay for Skitter B’s $1,200 vet bill.

You can drop off a donation at the Kamloops branch of the B.C. SPCA at 1211 8 St. or by phone at 250-376-7722.

Skitter B, pictured in this contributed photo.
Skitter B, pictured in this contributed photo.
Image Credit: Contributed

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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