The stars might finally be aligning for Galaxy the cat, if she receives the help she needs.
The Shuswap branch of the BC SPCA is temporarily home to Galaxy, a one-year-old, very friendly, female black cat.
“Poor Galaxy was found in the yard of a carpentry business,” says Victoria Olynik, branch manager. “She appeared to be searching for food and shelter in the area. A staff member at the carpentry business was fortunately able to coax the kitty into her car; she then brought her to us for care.”
It turned out the cat had been walking around with a broken leg, clearly snapped in half — with a few bits of bone floating around.
“At this point, the only way we will be able to relieve her pain is by amputating the leg,” says Olynik. “She’s got a long way to go before she recovers, but she’s a brave girl and we know she can get through this.”
Bills for Galaxy’s care are estimated to reach more than $2,100.
If you’re able to help Galaxy, or other animals like her, the SPCA invites you to visit their medical emergency page at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency, or donate in person at 5850 Auto Rd. SE in Salmon Arm.