The British Columbia SPCA reports today that its Shuswap Branch is caring for a tiny kitten who was found inside a bag on a road at Star Lake near Chase, B.C. , one of two survivors of a dumping with tragic consequences.
A passerby found the bag and, to her horror, discovered two kittens who were barely alive inside along with four deceased kittens who had been crushed, likely by the wheels of a vehicle. Another deceased kitten was found near the bag.
“The Good Samaritan kept one of the kittens and brought the other one to us,” says Barb Gosselin of the Shuswap SPCA.
“She is a long-haired tabby, about three to four weeks old. She was extremely hungry and in rough shape when she came in, but we warmed her up and bottle fed her and she responded well.” Gosselin says the kitten is now being nursed by a shelter cat who had just finished nursing her own litter.
“We are very hopeful that the little kitten, now named Rose, will make a full recovery, but we are urging anyone who may know who dumped the kittens at Star Lake to please call the Shuswap SPCA at 250-832-7376.” She said abandoning animals is against the law and in punishable by a maximum fine of $75,000, up to two years in jail and up to a lifetime ban on owning animals.