Medical Emergency Fund Page for the Ice Road Kitten
A semi-truck driver was traveling an icy winter road in Northern B.C. earlier this month when he saw a dark spot in the road ahead. He watched in dismay as an oncoming vehicle drove right over it without slowing. They had not tried to avoid it and didn't stop to see what they had hit!
Thankfully the kind-hearted truck driver came to a halt and went out into the cold to investigate. As he approached he was saddened to find the figure was that of a small cat. He was shocked to see that despite the direct hit, she was clinging to life although unable to move. It appeared that she had been wandering, succumbed to hypothermia, and lay down to die in the middle of the road. When her rescuer tried to lift her he found her body had frozen to the road.
She obviously had a little kitty angel watching over her, as her injuries could have easily been fatal. She was run over by both the front and back wheels and the hypothermia alone was life-threatening. Thankfully the driver peeled her from the road and rushed her to the nearest vet clinic.
Emergency treatment for hypothermia (warmed IV fluids and a warming tent) was provided immediately. Staff waited anxiously to see if she would respond. She gradually became bright and alert, allowing the staff to continue their assessment of her other serious injuries...
In case it is difficult to see, her long bone is severely fractured directly below the knee joint. She also has skin wounds from road rash that will require daily medicated topical treatments to prevent infection.
It's the end of the year and budgets are tight at the branch, but we knew that you would not let this little lady suffer another day.
This kitty, who doesn't have a name yet, is extremely friendly and was purring and kneading the vet's smocks as soon as she began to recover from her hypothermia.
She is a true fighter with a heart filled with love! She is gentle and trusting despite her injuries. Her badly broken leg does not stop her from trying to investigate her new surroundings and seek attention from anyone who will stop to see her.
The year is almost over, but what could be a better way to say goodbye to 2020 than by saving a life? Not only for this sweet cat, but for every animal in need with nowhere to turn. Your gift will help ensure a better future for animals and qualify for a 2020 charitable tax receipt. Please donate towards her care or to an animal like her today
Personal updates for the kitten will be provided to anyone who donates to her campaign.
*Goal includes: surgery, medication, treatment, regular health check, and daily care for the kitten until she's ready for adoption. If her medical costs and cost of care is less than is raised in her name, additional funds will provide care for other animals.