A good samaritan is receiving praise for bringing in an injured kitten to the care of the Williams Lake and District SPCA.
Branch Manager Liz Dighton says he was found as a stray after a homeowner found him meowing on her porch in the cold, wet weather and brought him in feeding him and later rushing him to their care when she saw he was injured.
“We get a lot of animals in as strays especially cats, and it’s always people just doing what’s right and bringing them in when they’re not being cared for. People that who take the time out of their day to bring them up we really appreciate it; it just helps the animals and it’s heartwarming.”
The kitten that has been aptly named Cuddles, unfortunately, Dighton says, had a very old break in his leg which he likely sustained when he was only a month old and needs to be amputated.
An online fundraiser has been launched to cover the costs of his veterinary care.
Dighton says with the cold weather coming now is the time to start thinking about that and getting in these stray cats so they don’t have a hard winter.
“Please phone us first especially with cats we have limited space, but the most we make people wait is just a day or two just so we can make room for them.”
Dighton adds that they are always looking for volunteers to help them walk dogs and socialize with cats, as well as foster families.
She says their next regular fundraiser for the Branch will be their 2018 calendar which they will be selling at Save On Foods and other locations in Williams Lake.