Care and compassion

Local resident recounts encounter with cat and caregivers

Recently, I was driving on Highway 97, near the Swan Lake Nurseryland garden centre, heading towards Vernon.

On the soft shoulder, I saw the body of a white and tabby cat.

By the time I was able to return and retrieve it, the cat had been hit again, either accidentally or deliberately, and was now on the road.

I had parked behind it on the soft shoulder. The trunk of my car was open, my hazard lights were on and I waited until it was safe to pick it up.

I phoned the Vernon SPCA for advice and they suggested taking it to a local veterinarian clinic.

So although the cat’s life had ended tragically on the highway, it was treated with care and compassion by the staff at the clinic

Thank you.

Lesley Morrison

Vernon