BC SPCA needs help treating kittens injured in fall from high-rise buildings

Sep 11 2020, 1:59 pm

After two kittens fell from high-rise buildings, the BC SPCA is looking for help with their treatment.

The small creatures need some help, as despite their resilience — and hopefully landing on their feet — the accidents left the felines injured.

“After falling off a fourth-floor balcony, little Jersey was brought to a veterinarian shortly afterwards by his family when it was discovered he couldn’t stand on his front legs,” the BC SPCA said in a statement. “The three-month-old kitten was then surrendered to the Victoria BC SPCA when his family couldn’t afford the cost for the required emergency surgery.”

Emergency hospitalization and pain management cost $2,000 while he waited for surgery on his elbow. The accident led to his front right leg being amputated.

Jersey (BCSPCA)

Jersey is “doing well in foster care” where his movement is being monitored by professionals and he is learning to “walk as a tripod rather than a four-legged kitty.”

Despite the fall, his foster family reports that he’s an affectionate animal who love to watch hockey.

The second cat was four-month-old Toast, who fell five storeys from the window of his owner’s home. He required a femoral head and neck excision to relieve pain and help restore limb function, a procedure that cost over $3,000.

Despite being in pain, staff said that the kitten “would still try and walk and cuddle up with a human.” His foster mom says he has a “great personality” and “purrs non-stop.”

If you would like to help Jersey and Toast and other animals in need, please visit the BC SPCA online.

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