(Onyx the cat/Parksville-Qualicum Beach SPCA)

Parksville SPCA Branch are seeking donations from the public to help with the recovery costs of a cat who had to have his leg amputated on Tuesday.

Onyx, the 2-year-old tabby cat was dropped off at the SPCA’s Parksville-Qualicum Beach and District Branch after being shot with a pellet gun and had shrapnel lodged in his leg.

“Owners took the cat to a veterinary clinic but surrendered him due to the cost of surgery,” said branch manager Nadine Durante.

Besides dealing with the recovery of his leg amputation, Onyx also has a broken humerus  that needs time to heal.

He will be spending several weeks in a foster home to heal before finding a forever home “where this will never happen again.”

The SPCA estimates that his medical costs come to around $1,812, and as of the time of publication, the public has donated $725 to cover his treatment.

You can donate through their website here.

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