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Tabby cat needs leg amputation after being shot by pellet gun

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 06, 2019 10:25 am

A Vancouver Island tabby cat is in desperate need of support for its medical costs after being shot by a pellet gun.

Nadine Durante, manager at the BC SPCA’s Parksville-Qualicum Beach says that Onyx requires leg amputation and he suffers a broken humerus.

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Onyx/ BC SPCA

“He has a pellet and shrapnel lodged in his leg,” she said in a release. “Owners took the cat to a veterinary clinic but surrendered him due to the cost of surgery.”

Onyx’s medical costs are estimated to be around $1,812.

The tabby will spend several weeks in a foster home to recover before he is ready to be adopted into a safe, indoor home.

To help Onyx and other animals in need at the BC SPCA by donating online.

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