Kitten recovering after being tossed from car in northern B.C.

The kitten, named Prairie Rose, is the sixth to be thrown from a vehicle in recent weeks

Officials in northeastern B.C. say the sixth kitten to be thrown from a vehicle in recent weeks was saved by a construction worker who heard her mews.

The North Peace branch of the BC SPCA says the little black cat with a white patch on its chest would otherwise have been buried in debris.

Now named Prairie Rose, the kitten was tossed from a vehicle in a rural construction zone outside Fort St. John.

She was badly injured, with a broken pelvis and ruptured tendon that allowed all her intestines to fall into her stomach cavity.

Candace Buchamer of the SPCA’s North Peace branch says the cost of care for Prairie Rose is expected to exceed $2,000.

The kitten will be offered for adoption when she has made a full recovery and Buchamer says it appears Prairie Rose is on the mend.

“Despite the excruciating pain she’s in, her “instapurr” remains intact and she loves to get all the love you’re able to give,” Buchamer says in a news release.

She adds the SPCA and other rescue organizations are always ready to take unwanted pets.

“We just want to reiterate that throwing any animal from a vehicle and leaving it to suffer, in pain, is never an acceptable solution to unwanted pets or litters.”

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

BC senior championship: Tie breakers to decide men’s, Richter goes undefeated in women’s

Marilou’s Richter’s Penticton/Kamloops team cruises to final with perfect record.

Maglio Building Centre sold to RONA

The stores in Nelson and Trail will remain open

Firefighters extinguish early-morning blaze in Rossland

Neighbour alerted family of four, no injuries reported

Nominations open for Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year

Award presented annually for a person or group with an outstanding record of community service

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Sledder dies near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was tasked by the RCMP to respond to a sledder in medical distress

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Most Read