The South Okanagan-Similkameen SPCA is asking for assistance for a four-month-old kitten’s medical care after she suffered an injury in an unknown incident. Submitted photo

Kitten at Penticton SPCA needs help after ‘dreadful injury’

The South Okanagan-Similkameen SPCA is asking for assistance

Four month old Bonnie had a rough start to her life.

The South Okanagan-Similkameen SPCA is asking for assistance for the kitten’s medical care after she suffered an injury in an unknown incident.

“Because of the wound, little Bonnie has been left with all of the skin on her jaw ripped off,” said Carolyn Hawkins, manager, SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch. “It’s important we treat this injury, otherwise Bonnie’s open bone will quickly become infected.”

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Aside from the treatment for her jaw area, Bonnie will need to be spayed and vaccinated. Her cost for care is currently estimated to reach at least $1,600. The kitten was surrendered, with her brother Clyde, to the SPCA.

“This little Torbie (tortoiseshell-tabby) is very sweet; she loves people and purrs incessantly. She is bonded to her brother Clyde, and we’re looking forward to the day they can go home together once Bonnie has recovered.”

If you’d like to help Bonnie, or other animals like her, the SPCA asks that you visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency, or, you can donate in person at 2200 Dartmouth Dr. in Penticton.

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