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B.C. SPCA needs help to pay for Penticton cat's surgery

The South Okanagan-Similkameen branch of the B.C. SPCA is looking for financial help from the public to provide surgery for four-year-old Riva.
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March 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - The South Okanagan-Similkameen B.C. SPCA branch is looking for help to pay for an injured cat's surgery.

Four-year-old Riva is a black cat with green eyes, who needs surgery to relieve discomfort being caused by an old injury that causes her rear leg to collapse beneath her when she walks. The condition causes her pain, and if left untreated could dramatically lower her quality of life.

Penticton SPCA branch manager Carolyn Hawkins calls Riva a sweet little cat “whose lovely, long black coat shines in the daylight.”

“Her purr and precious meows leave you unable to resist snuggling her. She just melts your heart,” Hawkins says in a media release.

Riva’s surgery is anticipated to cost $2,000. She’ll be placed in a foster home while she undergoes physiotherapy during her recovery, which could take six weeks.

If you would like to help Riva or animals like her in need in the South Okanagan, visit this BC SPCA  website, or drop of donations in person at 2200 Dartmouth Drive in Penticton.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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