West Kootenay SPCA hopes you’ll have a heart for Cupid

Cat who tangled with a bobcat seeking a permanent home

Cupid is a beautiful eight-year-old kitty with the heart and bravery of a lion. This must be why he thought he was tough enough to take on a bobcat — a fight he did not win. A passerby witnessed the attack and quickly alerted the BC SPCA’s West Kootenay branch in Castlegar to rescue the badly injured cat.

The SPCA rushed Cupid to an emergency veterinary clinic, where he was treated for multiple bites to the head, causing abscesses and severe damage to his eye. SPCA staff are waiting for the swelling and infections to decrease to get a better look at his eye, although it will most likely have to be removed.

Cupid may seem like a tough guy, but he is a total lover at heart. He’s a roaming stray who was well known to people in a neighbourhood. Once he’s recovered from his terrible ordeal, the SPCA will ensure he finally gets the warm, loving home he deserves.

Cupid’s medical costs are estimated at $2,000. If you can help Cupid and other animals like him, please visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency today to donate. All contributions are gratefully received.

Bobcats are just one of the many dangers outdoor cats face. Risks like poisons and antifreeze, attacks by other cats, frostbite and car accidents are common. The BC SPCA recommends that cats live indoors, as they have a better and longer life than those who go outside. Cats like Cupid can be kept safe by providing them an enriched indoor environment, supervised outdoor time and leashed walks.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The directive comes after province spoke with paramedics, fire services, according to top doctor

Nelson and COVID-19: everything you need to know

Check this page for every local story related to the outbreak

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

Convoy of essential service vehicles visits Nelson hospital and care homes

The event was meant as a thank you to front-line workers

‘Better days will return’: Queen Elizabeth delivers message amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Queen said crisis reminds her of her first address during World War II in 1940

Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau

Emergency benefit will provide $2,000 a month for those who have lost their income due to COVID-19

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

North Island Hospital has been asked to share its perinatal COVID-19 response plan

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19

B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

Take this test and find out how well you know Canada’s most popular winter sport

Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight against airborne viruses

Regular hand washing, physical distancing and PPE for health care workers remains best line of defense

Most Read