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Injured Shuswap kitten needs your help

This kitten is believed to be four months old, and the Shuswap SPCA branch thinks she may have been hit by a vehicle.
September 10, 2018 - 10:25 AM

SALMON ARM - The Shuswap SPCA branch is asking for the public's help as it raises money for a kitten hit by a vehicle.

In a news release, the B.C. SPCA says Lollipop's skin on her chin was left hanging from her face after her injury, and she's believed to be only four months old.

“We want this sweet girl to know there is kindness in this world,” branch manager Victoria Olynik says in the release. “It started with the Good Samaritan who found her all alone along a highway and brought her in. We know it will continue with this caring, compassionate community that we are confident will step forward to help us help her.”

Aside from the skin hanging from Lollipop's jaw, she will also need treatment for damage to her right eye and her nose. When considering follow-up care, medication, spaying and vaccinations, the costs to help the kitten are expected to be at least $1,500.

“We want Lollipop to be able to experience everything that other kittens usually do at this age: they typically like to play; they’re often curious about the world around them. They shouldn’t be left to die on the side of the road at such a vulnerable point in their lives,” says Olynik. “Once she gets better, Lollipop is going to make a magnificent addition to a loving family.”

If you are able to help Lollipop or other animals at the Shuswap branch, you can donate online here or in person at 5850 Auto Rd. SE in Salmon Arm.

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