Someone abandoned three tiny kittens in a dumpster in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and the BC SPCA is asking the public for help.
Small for their age, the three kittens are underweight and "clearly had a traumatic start to life," explains Jodi Dunlop, manager, Vancouver BC SPCA. “They were left for dead in a box in a dumpster."
Thankfully, a good Samaritan discovered the abandoned trio and stopped to get them to the shelter. From there, the kittens immediately received treatment from a veterinarian who determined that one of them had "had a broken pelvis, trauma to the face which included bleeding in the eye and nostril and difficulty breathing," explains a news release.
When Petsecure learned about the kittens’ terrible experience, the company generously offered to match all medical donations up to $3,500 to help with their care and other animals who need urgent medical help.
“These kittens are so cute,” says Dunlop. “Despite what they have been through, the current prognosis for all three of the kittens is good.”
All of the kittens require a special feeding regimen because of their age and will be vaccinated, de-wormed and spayed or neutered. The kitten with the broken pelvis and trauma to the face will require an ongoing series of x-rays and pain control. They will be in the BC SPCA’s care for at least four weeks.
If you can help these kittens and other animals in need at the BC SPCA, please visit the shelter's emergency medical page.