Louise is a new mother that has had to undergo emergency surgery after a freak accident while giving birth to her two kittens. (Contributed)

Mother cat recovering after emergency amputation at BC SPCA

Kelowna SPCA seeks donations to help Louise after being stepped on by horse while giving birth

The BC SPCA in Kelowna is looking to raise funds to help cover costs for Louise, a cat who is recovering from emergency surgery after getting stepped on by a horse right after giving birth.

She gave birth to her kittens, Sprout and Seed, in the soft hay of a horse stall, but the horse was startled and reared, landing on Louise’s leg fracturing it.

READ MORE: Kelowna Fortnite gamer donates $164,000 in winnings to SPCA

“This mother cat’s fractured right hind leg had to be amputated,” said SPCA Kelowna manager Sean Hogan. “She’s lucky no other damage was done to her or her kittens.”

Louise will be spayed and ready for adoption in about two months when her kittens are old enough.

“She’s a great mom and been amazing taking care of her two kittens,” Hogan said.

Her medical bills are expected to total $2,210 and donations are being accepted online.

READ MORE: SPCA seizes 15 ‘badly neglected’ dogs from Fraser Valley breeder

 

Seed is doing fine after mom Louise was stepped on by a horse. (Contributed)

Louise is a great mom to her two new kittens Seed and Sprout (pictured). (Contributed)

Just Posted

Plane crashes in Okanagan Lake

RCMP say wheels left down caused landing plane to overturn on lake

Two new fast-charging electric vehicle stations unveiled at YLW

Kelowna International Airport plugs in with FortisBC, government partnership

Mellalieu running for Greens again in Central-Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Robert Mellalieu ran for federal Green Party in 2015 election and provincial Greens in 2017

Where is your water before you drink it?

A new water facility official opens in Lake Country

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

Okanagan bylaw officer best in B.C.

Al Harrison of Vernon named Bylaw Officer of the Year at annual association conference

Man accused of assault at South Okanagan beach gets bail

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen was granted bail at the Penticton provincial courthouse on Monday

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

B.C. teen killed by fallen tree on field trip remembered as hero

13-year-old Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling and warned his friends

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Most Read