(Mystic / BC SPCA)

A cat from Nanaimo who suffered a number of broken bones after being repeatedly shot by a pellet gun is looking to make a dramatic recovery after community members raised money to cover his veterinarian fees.

The cat, Mystic, suffered a shattered tibia and fibula, and pellets were found lodged in his abdomen, ventral lumbar region, front leg, ribs and near his spine.

Mystic’s painful history was shared by the BC SPCA’s Nanaimo & District Branch on Tuesday in an appeal to the community to help cover the costs of his health treatments.

At the time of publication, people had raised $15,804 for the injured cat, over 10 times the SPCA’s originally goal of $1,600.

The additional funds raised will go towards treating other animals under the BC SPCA’s care.

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“Mystic is a shy guy, who has been through a traumatic experience that has caused him a bit of anxiety,” said SPCA Nanaimo & District branch manager Leon Davis in a statement.

“With surgery and continued healing hopefully he will be relieved from his discomfort and be able to feel like a calm happy cat again.”

Mystic will be put up for adoption in about a month, once he recovers.

To support other injured animals like Mystic, you can visit the BC SPCA’s medical emergency page.

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