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Cupid took on a bobcat and now he needs help

Cupid the cat needs some help.
February 22, 2020 - 11:19 AM

Like any good housecat, Cupid had a slightly inflated undestanding of his abilities, which is why he thought he was tough enough to take on a bobcat.

Unsurprisingly, it was a fight he did not win. That said, he did survive.

A passerby witnessed the attack and quickly alerted the BC SPCA’s West Kootenay Branch in Castlegar to rescue the badly injured cat.

"Cupid may seem like a tough guy, but he is a total lover at heart," SPCA staff said in a press release.

"He’s a roaming stray who was well known to people in a neighbourhood. Once he’s recovered from his terrible ordeal, the SPCA will ensure he finally gets the warm, loving home he deserves."

Cupid’s medical costs are estimated at $2,000. 

Bobcats are just one of the many dangers that outdoor cats face. Risks like poisons and antifreeze, attacks by other cats, frostbite and car accidents are common.

The BC SPCA recommends that cats live indoors, as they have a better and longer life than those who go outside.

Cats like Cupid can be kept safe by providing them an enriched indoor environment, supervised outdoor time and leashed walks.

If you can help Cupid, the SPCA said you can donate here.

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