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North Cariboo SPCA seeking help after stowaway cat arrives from China emaciated

The feline was stuck in a 40-foot container for more than three weeks with no food or water

The North Cariboo District SPCA is turning to the public for help with costs for a severely emaciated cat that arrived from overseas. 

A six-year-old feline arrived in Prince George after coming from Shenzen, China (via Vancouver). It survived more than three weeks in a 40-foot shipping container.

Alex Schare, North Cariboo District SPCA animal centre services manager, says staff at a Prince George auto glass distribution company found the cat among pallets, as well as shredded cardboard and styrofoam, inside the container.

It's believed the cat survived by drinking the condensation. 

“I knew right away when I heard that this cat had spent weeks in a container that she not only had an amazing story, but also that she would require extensive care and rehabilitation to recover from her ordeal," Schare says in a press release. 

Animal control officers brought the cat to the Prince George branch. She remains in quarantine, to ensure she doesn't pose a threat to other animals and humans. The SPCA will keep her isolated until two weeks after her vaccinations are done.

When the cat was taken to the vet, she weighed in at just over three pounds. Staff members are feeding her small portions of food to make sure her body can adjust. 

The cost of care is estimated to be close to $2,760. To donate, click HERE.


Jess Fedigan

About the Author: Jess Fedigan

Jess Fedigan graduated from BCIT’s broadcast and online journalism program in 2016. Her career (so far) has taken her to Fort St. John, Victoria and now Prince George.
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