Most of us will look at photos of Cheeks and will know in an instant why he was given that name: you can’t help but want to stroke his adorable face!
Unfortunately for Cheeks, that’s currently not a possibility, as this six-year-old tabby cat needs surgery to treat all four of his fractured canine teeth — leaving his mouth sore. Cheeks came to the East Kootenay Branch after a Good Samaritan brought him in.
“This lovely boy has likely been on the streets for his entire life; he’s got lots of scars from fighting. Even so, he’s still quite affectionate and loves to meet new people — and it’s a bonus if they have treats,” says Christy King, manager, SPCA East Kootenay Branch. “Because of all these fractures in his mouth, he is unable to groom himself — leaving his fur matted, especially along his back.” Cheeks also has a severe ear mite infestation, and will need to be neutered. All in, the vet bill for Cheeks is expected to reach at least $1,800.
“We know Cheeks has so much to look forward to once he’s had his treatment — including a new life with his purrever family. We’re looking forward to helping him start that journey off on the right paw.”