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Cat struck by car in Burnaby lives to purr another day

BC SPCA seeks support for Finnigan, the three-year-old cat struck by a moving vehicle

Finnigan, the three-year-old cat, was out on the streets of Burnaby when he was hit by the car.

He made it out alive — thankfully — but his wounds were severe and he needed emergency care.

Finnigan, who had a large wound on the side of his face and mouth, shredded paw pads and nails, and a fractured jaw, was immediately brought into care at the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) Burnaby centre by the organization’s night emergency officer and was provided care.

Nicole McBain, the manager of BC SPCA’s Burnaby animal centre, thanked the “good Samaritans” that witnessed him being hit for calling BC SPCA for assistance.

“When the BC SPCA’s night emergency officer arrived and put the carry kennel on the ground, Finnigan immediately walked into it,” McBain noted in a news release.

Finnigan spent the next 48 hours in emergency care at the veterinary hospital — getting his fractured jaw wired, the wounds sutured, antibiotics, pain medication, skull X-rays and IV fluids. The large wound on the side of his face and mouth, which was sutured also required a drain, McBain added.

“Finnigan has been the sweetest boy despite his severe injuries,” said McBain. “He just wants to get pets and purrs with pleasure. Even though he is recovering from his many injuries, he has been playing with his toys and has been such a champ trying to eat on his own.”

He will be under BC SPCA care until he recovers from his injuries, and then neutered. Following recovery from the neutering surgery, Finnigan will be up for adoption.

BC SPCA is urging people to donate to Finnigan’s medical costs and cost of care through their website until he is ready for adoption. Visit BC SPCA website for more information.