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Strong Sylvester needs help healing after eye surgery

October 30, 2018

There’s no doubting little Sylvester’s resilience: this four-month-old kitten has already been through so much in such a short period of time. That’s why staff at the BC SPCA’s East Kootenay Branch hope you’ll be able to help this little guy heal.

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“When Sylvester first came into our care, it was apparent we’d need to remove his eye right away,” says Christy King, branch manager, East Kootenay. “We’re actually not sure if it was an injury or an ulcer, and we are still conducting tests to figure that out – either way, this is something that no doubt caused this little fighter a lot of pain and discomfort.” In addition to his eye injury, Sylvester is dealing with a terrible upper respiratory infection.

Even with all he’s been through, King says this little black-and-white fluff ball has been excellent around people. “Sylvester is a little purring machine! He’s also very affectionate with staff and volunteers, despite everything he’s encountered.”

Sylvester also came from an area where more than 30 cats have been found, a situation currently being looked into by cruelty investigators. Notes King, “He’ll likely spend a few months with us before he’ll be ready to go to his forever home. In the meantime, we want to get him ready to be able to live the happy life he most certainly deserves.” Sylvester’s cost of care is currently expected to be upwards of $2,500.

If you’d like to help Sylvester, or other animals like him in care, you can visit our our medical emergency website, or donate in person at the East Kootenay Branch.