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

Local artist Danika Naccarella commissioned to design artwork for Northern Sea Wolf

The Sea Wolf symbolizes family, loyalty and the protection of those travelling their waters.

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

‘Daddy bonus’ common in B.C. workplaces, study finds

UBC researchers say dads don’t have to be number one in the office to get a raise

B.C. turns up the heat

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most the province due to high temperatures

Conservation officers relocate two grizzlies away from Bella Coola

Officers worried the bears would become reliant on human food sources

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

B.C. ‘will be ready’ for marijuana legalization

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says some stores open by Oct. 17

UPDATED: Polygamous wife appeals conviction in B.C. child bride case

Emily Blackmore was found guilty of taking her underage daughter to U.S. to marry church leader

B.C. sets deadline for Indigenous salmon farm consent

All 120 operations will need agreements by 2022, province says

Family of 4 from Oregon believed to be missing in northern B.C.

RCMP, Search and Rescue crews searching area where vehicle was abandoned

B.C. creates public registry to track real estate owners

The first registry of its kind in Canada aims to end the hidden property ownership

Police watchdog called to Kelowna after car destroyed in crash

A motor vehicle incident has closed Highway 33 in both directions

BC SPCA receives 400 reports of dogs in hot cars so far this year

Society is again urging people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe in the heat

8 B.C. communities rank as the friendliest in Canada

Eight B.C. communities can claim they are the friendliest in the country.

Most Read