Despite having a leg deformity, Omeck is still a playful and beloved ball of floof. So, when this kitten needed surgery to remove her deformed back leg, the community was happy to help.
Omeck’s mom came from a home with several cats. It is believed that interbreeding is what caused Omeck’s leg deformity.
Omeck’s mom was surrendered to the B.C. SPCA in Vancouver when she was pregnant and almost ready to give birth to her litter.
Thankfully, she was able to give birth in a safe, comfy foster home affiliated with the SPCA’s Sea to Sky branch in Squamish.
Ball of floof
Omeck was born a perfect little ball of floof that loves to play. But her deformed leg drags along beside her and slows her down a bit.
While it doesn’t prevent her from being a vivacious little girl, doctors said it was best if it was removed.
“Unfortunately, Omeck’s leg is not viable and the best thing for her is to have it removed,” said B.C. SPCA branch manager Larson said, according to CTV News Vancouver.
But that surgery comes with a hefty price tag at around $3,429, which would also cover her weeks of aftercare and being spayed and vaccinated.
“She is the most affectionate and sweet kitten, who plays hard and sleeps even harder! Since her leg can’t be used to walk or move around, it’ll be best for Omeck if it’s removed all together so it doesn’t hold her back in the future. Because she is so young, learning to live as a tripod won’t be tricky and little Omeck will adapt quickly after her surgery,” the BC SPCA wrote on social media.
The community was more than happy to help this sweet little girl. Half of their goal was met in just a few hours. So, far about $5,040 has been raised for Omeck’s needs. The remaining funds will be used to help other animals in need.
“She’ll be booked in for the procedure soon and will be given specialized after-care and monitoring to make sure these little floofy girl returns to the joyful kitten she is. Omeck will also need to be vaccinated and spayed before she’s ready to find her forever family.”
BC SPCA did say that all of their animals that have medical emergencies will receive care regardless of whether or not their fundraising goals are met.
“Timing for surgery, care, and rehabilitation is based on what is medically best for the animal,” the page reads. “We’re simply raising funds to pay the bills that come afterwards,” Larson said
Learn more about the BC SPCA at spca.bc.ca.