A Castlegar tomcat that took on a Castlegar bobcat is being saluted for his outsized bravery, as well as treated for his extensive injuries.
The eight-year-old stray, named Cupid — because he is a lover not a fighter, recent events notwithstanding — likely lost his eye in the mismatch.
But not his life. The wild cat’s catfight with the wildcat was witnessed by a passerby, who quickly alerted the B.C. SPCA’s West Kootenay Branch.
He was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic and treated for multiple bites to the head, causing abscesses and severe damage to his eye.
The cat was well-known to people in his neighbourhood, and the SPCA is hopeful that the loveable cat can find a bobcat-free forever home once he recovers.
For now, however, Cupid has bills to pay. The animal welfare organization is seeking donations to defray the bruiser’s medical costs, estimated at $2,000.
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