The BC SPCA is asking for help after an orange tabby in the Comox Valley that is believed to have been stepped on by a horse had his leg amputated.
According to the BC SPCA, the cat named Tucker was surrendered to a local veterinary clinic after the vet refused the owner’s request to euthanize the cat.
“It is believed that Tucker was stepped on by a horse on the farm where he lived,” Emily Priestley, branch manager at the Comox Valley and District SPCA said in a statement. “He suffered breaks in the leg and in his foot, leaving him with no choice but to have the leg amputated.”
Priestly said Tucker’s medical treatment is expected to cost around $1,396 and Tucker will have to stay at the SPCA for at least a month before he’s ready to be adopted. Tucker is described as an affectionate cat.
“Tucker is a handsome orange tabby who, despite his injury, is a cuddle bug,” Priestley said.
Anyone who wants to help Tucker or any other animal in need at the Comox Valley and District SPCA is asked to visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or visit the branch at 1668 Ryan Rd E, Comox, 250-339-7722.