The BC SPCA is asking for help to cover the medical costs of a two-year-old cat requiring treatment after being shot by a pellet gun.
The association’s Parksville-Qualicum Beach branch says the tabby named Onyx requires a leg to be amputated, with a pellet and shrapnel lodged in his leg.
Onyx also has a broken humerus and the SPCA says medical costs are estimated to be more than $1,800.
Branch manager Nadine Durante says the cat’s owners took Onyk to a veterinary clinic but surrendered him because of the surgery cost.
The SPCA says Onyk will need to spend several weeks in a foster home to recover before being ready for adoption.
The branch asks anyone interesting in helping Onyx to visit its website or in person at the branch at 1565 Alberni Highway in Parksville.