Julia Haagsman of Hudson’s Hope recently collected $980 in cash and other goods for a three-year-old rescued tabby cat named Salvado.
The donations were forwarded to Gentle Pet Clinic in Fort St. John on behalf of the North Peace Forgotten Felines Society. $375 will go to medical costs for Salvado, while the remaining money is for future animals surrendered from Hudson’s Hope.
“I’m doing this because I love animals and want to help them,” said Haagsman.
Salvado, meaning 'saved' in Italian, was found in rough shape last month and brought into the cat rescue's care.
Another cat was recently surrendered in Hudson's Hope, an orange tabby that Haagsman has named 'Lynx'.
Tricia Oulette of the North Peace Forgotten Felines Society said Lynx's intake was concerning as he needed emergency dental care.
"Once we sedated this handsome man we discovered he had some serious injuries to his mouth," said Oulette. "With these injuries what our vet believes to have been caused by severe trauma we had to help this poor boy with emergent medical care."
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