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Penticton stray cat found with bullet debris in knee has leg amputated

Sunny had his leg amputated because of injuries from an old bullet wound.
Image Credit: Contributed/B.C. SPCA
August 04, 2015 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - A four-year-old tabby cat was brought in as a stray with a limp from an old injury, and an X-ray showed he still had debris from a bullet in his knee, which was causing pain, swelling and chronic arthritis in the young cat.

Sunny was brought to the South Okanagan-Similkameen SPCA shelter as a stray. An X-ray showed the remains of a bullet, along with debris, in his knee joint. The injury was old and healed, but was causing problems for the sweet-natured cat.

“Sunny had to have his leg amputated, but despite his pain and all that he’s been through, he’s a calm and affectionate cat — he’s great with other cats and loves kittens and food,” South Okanagan-Similkameen B.C. SPCA Branch manager Corinne Ross says. “He’s a real favourite with the volunteers. The amputation surgery went well and he’s recovering nicely in foster care.”

Sunny will be available for adoption once he’s fully healed.

“Sunny is such a sweetheart. We just want him to have a chance to live out the rest of his nine lives in a loving home,” Ross says.

He will need weekly check-ups for several weeks and his medical expenses are expected to top $1,650, even after a discounted rate from Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital for the surgery.

Donations to help Sunny and other animals like him at the South Okanagan-Similkameen SPCA can be made online at, or by dropping off donations in person at 2200 Dartmouth Dr. 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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