After being hit by a car, a cat at the Victoria SPCA needs help to get moving again.
Brought in by a Good Samaritan as a stray from the Sooke area, Marilyn is suffering from a broken hip and abdominal hernia.
“This sweet girl needs surgery to fix her injuries, which may also include a diaphragmatic hernia, which causes her to struggle to breathe,” said Annie Prittie Bell, Victoria BCSPCA branch manager Annie Prittie Bell.
“Despite the extreme pain she must have been in when she first came into our care, Marilyn was affectionate and lovely to everyone.”
Believed to be around six years old, the striking black and white cat must undergo surgery, recovery and rehabilitation before she will be available for adoption.
The medical costs related to her care are expected to exceed $3,500. A non-profit organization, the BCSPCA relies on public donations to carry out its work.
“We just want this beautiful girl to have the chance to live out the rest of her nine lives as an active, happy cat in a loving, forever home,” Prittie Bell said.
If you can help, donate online, at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person, at 3150 Napier Lane, Victoria.