Not long before Mother’s Day this year, a soon-to-be mother was found by a Good Samaritan and taken to the BC SPCA’s Kamloops & District Branch, heavily pregnant and with an abscess on her paw.
Sydney gave birth to two stillborn kittens. Labour was not progressing, and Sydney’s three unborn kittens were in danger of being lost, so staff determined that she would require an emergency C-section to have the rest of her kittens and stop her internal bleeding.
Sydney is now recovering from surgery and her three biological kittens are thriving. This amazing mother cat also adopted three orphaned newborn kittens, who she nurses and cares for as if they were her own.
Sydney’s abscess on her left hind paw needed to be lanced to relieve the swelling and express the pus, and she was placed on antibiotics to treat the infection. Her emergency surgery, antibiotics, and associated care is expected to cost $2,672.
“Sydney is a friendly, sociable, and outgoing cat. When someone approaches her she perks up to say hello,” says Charleen Holloway, manager of the Kamloops & District SPCA. This warmhearted mother cat will be ready for adoption in about eight weeks, and her kittens will also need to find their forever homes.
If you can help Sydney, her kittens, or any of the other animals in need at the Kamloops SPCA, please go to www.spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or visit the branch at 2816 Tranquille Road, Kamloops (250-376-7722).