Good Samaritan saves cat from dog attack, says BC SPCA – Okanagan
An orange tabby who was attacked by two dogs will soon be available for adoption once she is fully recovered.
The BC SPCA says the cat, named Ping, was brought to their Shuswap shelter six weeks ago by a good Samaritan, who saw two dogs shaking something and throwing it in the air as he was driving on a rural road just outside Enderby.
“When he realized it was a cat he pulled over and got out of his truck and the dogs dropped the cat and ran away,” the BC SPCA said.
“He was able to grab Ping, who was covered in drool and blood, wrap her in her leather jacket and bring her to the shelter.”
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Victoria Olynik, director of the SPCA’s Shuswap shelter, said Ping was “very cold, wet and scared” when she arrived.
“She was so scared that when we unwrapped her from the leather jacket, she tried to run away from us, but her hind legs weren’t working, so we rushed her to the vet.”
The BC SPCA says the vet determined Ping had a number of puncture wounds, bruises and a fractured pelvis.
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“Once Ping was back in our care, it took us several days to learn how sweet she was,” Olynik said.
“She’s shy and will flinch if you move around her too quickly, but she’ll roll over for belly rubs and chin scratches and loves sleeping in her bubble bed.”
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According to the BC SPCA, in addition to daily care, Ping received vaccinations, dewormers, painkillers and antibiotics. When she is completely healed, she will be sterilized and available for adoption.
“I will never forget the look on Ping’s face as she watched the man who saved her leave the shelter,” Olynik said. “Her eyes softened. She seemed to know what he had done for her.
To learn more about the BC SPCA, including how to donate, visit their website.
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