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Kitten thrown from moving car in Kelowna; suffers significant injury

The cat named Ivy is seven weeks old and Sean Hogan, manager of the BCSPCA in Kelowna, said someone saw her being thrown from a car and brought her to the SPCA.
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June 15, 2021 - 11:31 AM

A kitten recently thrown from a moving vehicle in Kelowna suffered significant injuries but despite her traumatic start she's looking at a bright future.

The cat, now named Ivy, is seven weeks old and Sean Hogan, manager of the BCSPCA in Kelowna, said someone saw her being thrown from a car and brought her to the SPCA for much-needed care. 

The impact was so severe that her tail skin was almost completely removed and one of her femurs was fractured —  injuries a veterinarian confirmed would be consistent with being thrown from a vehicle.

"Upon arrival, Ivy was immediately administered medication to relieve her considerable pain. After her examination, it was determined that her tail was beyond repair and will need an amputation. She will also require surgery to repair her femur," the SPCA said in a media release.

Petsecure learned about Ivy’s terrible experience and the company offered to match all medical donations up to $3,500 to help. This aid would cover her medical costs, including surgery, medication and treatment until she’s ready for adoption. To donate to Ivy's care and others that need help, go to the SPCA page here.

Despite her injuries, Ivy is a healthy and happy kitten and is expected to have a normal life once she’s fully recovered. 

“Ivy is a fighter and survivor,” Hogan said in the release. “She has made great progress in a few days and though she’s a bit wobbly, she’s started to move around a bit more now that she’s no longer in pain. She loves to play with string toys and is eager for the attention from staff.”

Once Ivy recovers from surgeries, she will be available for adoption in about six to eight weeks' time.

Hogan said there wasn't enough information to launch an investigation into who abused Ivy.

— This story was updated at 1:01 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to correct the age of the kitten reported incorrectly by BCSPCA.


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