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SPCA looking for donations to help cat run over while frozen to road in northern B.C.

This northern B.C. cat needs cash donations in order to get the help she needs to recover after nearly freezing and being run over by a vehicle.
December 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

A truck driver in northern B.C. watched in disbelief recently as an oncoming vehicle drove over a cat that had collapsed in the road near Montney, just north of Fort St. John.

The driver of the other vehicle kept going but the semi-truck driver stopped and found the cat was still alive but frozen to the road.

“We believe this poor cat was wandering and probably succumbed to hypothermia and collapsed in the middle of the road,” Candace Buchamer, manager of the North Peace SPCA in Fort St. John, said in a B.C. SPCA news release.

The driver was able to pry the cat free and take her to closest veterinarian who contacted the SPCA.

The cat was given emergency treatment for hypothermia and gradually recovered but one leg is severely fractured below the knee joint and she has skin wounds. It's expected to cost about $2,500 for her treatment.

“She is such a sweet, friendly kitty,” Buchamer said in the news release. “Despite her injuries she is very curious about her surroundings and loves to interact with the people who are caring for her.”

Donations can be made to the B.C. SPCA here.

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