By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: May 29, 2015
Found in a metal recycling dumpster in a community north of Pemberton, little Ella suffered what appear to be crush injuries to her front feet and a dislocated vertebrae at the base of her tail, and will likely need several amputation surgeries among other medical care.
“This little spark plug has a ton of fighting spirit!” says SPCA Squamish Valley Branch manager Marika Donnelly.
Ella’s entire left leg will most likely need to be amputated, as well as her tail, and a toe on her right foot that is dislocated and broken will also need to be amputated, once the wee kitten grows a little larger.
“Ella likes to roar like a lion – she thinks she’s that tough – and she loves to snuggle with you in her blankie,” Donnelly says. “She’s a real sweetheart. We just want her to have a chance to live out the rest of her nine lives without pain and hopefully, we can give her a much better second start.”
Ella’s medical care costs are expected to reach $6,750. The BC SPCA is also looking for Ella’s previous owner(s) – anyone with information is asked to contact the BC SPCA.
If you can help Ella and other animals like her in need at the Squamish Valley SPCA, please visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or drop by the branch in person, at 39901 Government Rd., Squamish (in the municipal works yard).