September 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A kitten that SPCA officials in Fort St. John, B.C., says has the skills of Spiderman is about to receive surgery to help it recover from an abusive start to life.
North Peace SPCA spokeswoman Candace Buchamer says the little tabby was brought in on July 23 after a motorist in northeastern B.C. saw something thrown from the vehicle ahead.
Since then, Buchamer says the kitten has been named Peter Parker for its climbing abilities.
But she says the cat suffered a severe injury to its left front leg, which has now atrophied and dangles from the shoulder.
Veterinarians have waited to perform surgery until the cat was gained strength and was old enough to survive the procedure.
Buchamer says "Peter Parker" will soon be ready for adoption, and has used what she says are "spider-like climbing abilities" to keep up with other cats.
"He is so tenacious. Even with the complete disuse of his leg, he runs as fast as any kitten, climbs like a clumsy panther and loses his balance much too often," she says. "But after each mishap, he looks up, gives a 'meow' and then he's off again."
Buchamer says the kitten with the spirit of a superhero just needs a chance to live out what's left of his nine lives in an adoptive home. (MooseFM)
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