“Lola”, the cat with white and tabby fur, had a close brush with death as she got trapped and couldn’t move. Fortunately, she was rescued just in time before it was too late.
Lola, a feral cat, was discovered in a predicament when she got stuck to a rat trap in West Kelowna. As a kitten, Lola was in a sticky situation that required immediate attention. After being found attached to a large rat trap covered in glue, the white and tabby cat was quickly rushed to the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital last weekend. According to Moshe Oz, the veterinarian who examined her, Lola’s body and all four of her legs were firmly attached to the trap, rendering her immobile except for her head. The kitten had been trapped for up to two days, causing her to become emaciated and dehydrated. Dr. Oz believes that if they hadn’t discovered her when they did, Lola would have died within hours due to her weakened state.
Lola, a little kitten, got caught in a glue trap and her entire body and paws were stuck. Staff members at the hospital, where she was brought in, named her Lola. Oz, one of the staff members, said it took them several hours to free her from the trap. To make the process less stressful for Lola, they gave her medication to sedate her and put a mask over her face to block her vision. The hospital staff used oil to slowly remove her from the glue trap, being careful not to harm her delicate skin. This was a slow and delicate process, but eventually Lola was freed from the trap without any harm.
Kelsey Bakalos, a veterinary assistant, gently removed a paw from the trap while Lola, a cat, had a feline muzzle over her head to ensure the safety of the staff and to reduce stress for the cat. After rescuing the feline, the vet staff provided Lola with the necessary care to nurse her back to health. Lola received a bath, antibiotics, fluids, and lots of love and food to help her recover. Initially, she was scared after being freed but with time, she has shown significant improvement. According to Oz, she is now behaving like any other normal cat.
Rhona Hunt, a receptionist at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, has confirmed that Lola the kitten is doing well after receiving treatment. The hospital is advocating against the use of sticky rat traps, but suggests that anyone who chooses to use them should check them every few hours to ensure that no other animals become caught. These traps are not humane, and can attract kittens, babies of wild animals, and small wild animals. If an animal is found trapped, it is recommended to bring it to a vet for assistance. The hospital is now looking for a new home for Lola, who is ready to be adopted. She is an adorable kitten who is playful and hungry, and will make a great addition to any family.