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Loveable cat needs financial help to deal with painful medical condition: Penticton SPCA

Sugar Plum needs the public's help to alleviate a painful medical condition.
February 08, 2018 - 4:00 PM

PENTICTON - A well-behaved feline is in need of financial donations to ease a painful medical condition.

B.C. SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen branch manager Carolyn Hawkins says Sugar Plum is a sweet senior cat who came into the shelter as a stray.

Sugar Plum has entropion of her eyelids, a condition in which her eyelids turn the wrong way and her eyelashes scrape against her eyeballs every time she moves her eyes.

“This condition is constantly painful for this poor girl, who has suffered with this issue for many years, if not her whole life. She’s such a gentle and loving cat. Even at 11 years old, she’s still in great health and has a lot of love to give yet,” Hawkins says.

Sugar Plum’s medical costs are expected to exceed $1,500, and as a non-profit organization, the SPCA relies heavily on public donations to help care for the province’s most vulnerable animals.

“Even with the pain her condition causes, Sugar Plum is as sweet as her name. She’s a lap cat and wants nothing more than to enjoy the rest of her nine lives pain free and cuddled up with her new family,” Hawkins says.

Anyone wishing to help Sugar Plum is asked to donate online here.

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