Rupert needs help after breaking his right hind femur in a fall from a two-storey apartment building. Photo submitted

Nelson SPCA raising funds for injured cat

Rupert suffered a broken femur after two-storey fall

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The BC SPCA Nelson Branch needs your help to cover medical costs for an 11-month-old cat named Rupert, who fell from a two-storey apartment building, breaking his right hind femur.

Rupert underwent emergency orthopedic surgery at a local vet clinic where staff saved his leg, inserting a pin and wire to hold the bone in place while healing.

This young cat wants to jump, run and play but has to stay off his paws as much as possible during his recovery process. He loves people and dogs and warms up to most cats.

“Rupert is a super friendly and affectionate cat who loves to practise his charms on everyone,” says SPCA Nelson branch manager Glenda George. “He’ll give little head butts, plop down and roll over for belly rubs.”

Rupert returns to the vet clinic to have the pins removed on Aug. 9 and requires physiotherapy. The total cost of his care is $2,779. “Rupert is young and healing well from his injury. He deserves the chance to have a good life,” says George.

Rupert’s owners could not afford the vet bill and he will be going up for adoption once he’s recovered.

If you can help Rupert and other animals in need at the Nelson SPCA, please visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or visit the branch at 520-C Falls Street, Nelson, 250-352-7178.

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