Here's what rescuer Carmela says about this sweet girl: This calico cat with a sweet and gentle soul was rescued on 11-13-16, just in time to allow the Georgia SPCA to save her life. She was a free roaming cat. Her name would become Sweet Pea without a doubt. She is approximately two+ years old, weighing only four pounds and very sick. She was in respiratory distress. Her mouth was open as she struggled to breath with dried and thick nasal discharge. Her gums were very inflamed, indicating severe Stomatitis with swelling and thickening in the back of her throat. She was dehydrated and malnourished. Taken to Emergency Veterinary Specialists, she was given fluids, antibiotics and a steroid injection. Her foster Mom was concerned since she would not eat, understandably so because of the pain in her mouth, throat and trouble breathing. Never giving up on her by using a syringe for feeding and with tender loving care she showed some improvement. She purred and became a lap cat. Not out of the woods yet, more antibiotics were needed and this little sweetheart was a trooper. She had to have 7 teeth extracted and her mouth issues treated, and she had to be spayed. She is recovering with her foster and our hopes for her are getting stronger each day. Now we need some Compassionate Hearts to help us cover the costs of getting Sweet Pea on the road to recovery. May your hearts be touched so that Sweet Pea's heart can sing.
Sweet Pea is making good progress. But her veterinary costs are estimated at about $730. You can help by making a donation to Sweet Pea's Compassionate Hearts fund.
Update: On 1/28/17, Sweet Pea went back to Lanier Animal Hospital for a physical examination. The exam findings are promising. She now weighs 5.76 pounds. She is playing and eating well. Her breathing is better and she is no longer coughing and sneezing. Her oral exam showed some gingivitis/stomatitis still, but swelling is greatly improved, and her teeth look great.