FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPCA Seeking Public's Help with Badly Injured Cat
The SPCA is looking for assistance in finding the owner of a cat that fell from at least the third floor of an apartment building at 6969 Bayer's Road in Halifax on the evening of Friday, April 24th.
HRM Animal Services received a call at approximately 10:30pm from the Superintendent of the building who received a call from a tenant on the second floor who witnessed the cat falling from above, she hit the concrete and lay there in distress until she eventually dragged herself under a nearby car.
After being rushed to the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic, she was diagnosed with a broken leg and bruised bladder and is currently under observation at Eastern Passage Veterinary Hospital where she is in stable condition. At the time of this release, no one has come forward looking for their missing cat (see attached pictures). Anyone with any information is asked to contact investigator Nancy Noel at 835-4798 at the NS SPCA Provincial office.
Staff at the Metro Shelter have named the cat Hope. Due to the cast on her leg she has limited mobility, and despite her injuries she has maintained a wonderful spirit. Staff are hopeful that the cast will be a success, but previous attempts to heal the broken legs of cats have not always been successful and amputation is still an option that may have to be considered. Due to the expense of such an operation, the Metro Shelter is looking to the public to help out in any way they can.
At this time of year, the Metro Shelter is also in desperate need of foster homes for cats like Hope and all of the mothers and kittens that have been flooding into the shelter in the last few weeks. If you are interested in making a donation to assist Hope, or in opening your home to becoming a foster, please contact the Metro Shelter at 468-7877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to the public to foster; the shelter provides the food, litter, medicine and all other essentials to foster homes.
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