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Posted: August 29, 2019

Claude can recover with a little extra care and love

The BC SPCA’s East Kootenay Branch is seeking your help with medical costs for a stray cat staff have named Claude, who came to the SPCA with a number of health issues.

Claude has a broken sternum, hyperthyroidism and dental disease, which makes it painful for him to eat. He will need daily medication to manage his overactive thyroid and surgery to remove his diseased teeth.

“Claude came into the shelter as a stray and his owners never came forward to claim him,” said SPCA East Kootenay branch manager Christy King. “We can tell this guy was once well loved, because his is super affectionate and friendly. Claude loves to hang back and relax, lazily playing with toys and accepting ear and chin scratches.”

Claude has had bloodwork and X-rays to confirm the injury and make sure he was a good candidate for surgery. His tests, examination, surgery, daily care and medication will cost $1,455. He will spend at least three months recovering in SPCA care before being ready to go up for adoption.

If you can help Claude and other animals in need at the East Kootenay SPCA, please visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or visit the branch at 3339 Highway 3 & 95, Cranbrook, 250-426-6751.

The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

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