Sunday, January 19, 2014
Seeing is Believing
Funding a challenge for shelter animal care
Released by the SPCA Chilliwack
he BC SPCA's Chilliwack Branch is issuing a plea for donations to help offset the cost of eye surgery for a tiny grey kitten rescued near Vedder Road.
The 10-week-old abandoned kitten, who has been named Angel by SPCA staff, requires a surgery known as enucleation, which removes the eye but leaves the eye muscles and remaining orbital contents intact.
This type of ocular surgery is performed in cases where the eye has suffered severe trauma.
"We don't know
how Angel sustained the injury but we would like to get her
treatment as quickly as possible," says Ivanna Ferris, manager of
the Chilliwack SPCA. "She is a sweet, gentle kitten who seems to
know that we are trying to help her. We are hoping members of the
public will help us with the cost of surgery, which is estimated at
nearly $1,000." The SPCA will care for Angel during her recovery and
will find a loving home for her once she is well enough for
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