November 9, 2021
Not yet 2 years old, 2 Spot is a handsome cat that was surrended to the Vancouver shelter. He required eyelid surgery to keep his eyelashes from rubbing against his corneas, which was causing him a great deal of discomfort, damaging his corneas, and threatening his vision.
His medical care was provided by the SPCA Vancouver Hospital Trust Fund in honour of Michael Weeks. Michael was the Executive Director of the BCSPCA Vancouver Regional Branch from 1984 to 1996 and was a founding member of the Trust. In both his working and his private life, he was devoted to the protection of animals, and had a particular fondness for cats.
Karma’s guardians made the difficult decision to surrender her as they were unable to find pet-friendly housing during the pandemic. Karma, at 11 years old, came with several medical issues that needed to be addressed, including a tail amputation, lump removals, dental work as well as spaying.
She-Ra, a beautiful mixed breed dog, came to the hospital through Charlie’s Food Bank, a BCSPCA program that provides free and low-cost pet services for people who are homeless, living outdoors, or low-income, in downtown Vancouver.
Kaluha, an adorable Shih Tzu mix, came into the hospital for a routine neuter. After his surgery, he became lethargic and started to vomit. When he did not improve, an abdominal x ray was taken and revealed that Kaluha had swallowed a rock.
Prina, a 2-year-old Tortoiseshell Tabby mix, went missing for 11 days. She finally managed to return home, despite a broken leg and deep wounds. Unfortunately, because of her injuries, it was necessary to amputate her leg.
Dimitri, a 3-year-old stray with gorgeous amber eyes, came to the Vancouver hospital after suffering a fractured pelvis from a car accident. With the support of the hospital, a specialist and the Trust, Dimitri received surgery to repair and stabilize his pelvis.