Little Buttons is in dire need of dental attention.
The cuddly three-year-old black cat is a sufferer of feline chronic gingivostomatisis; a rare mouth disease that is causing her a great deal of grief.
“Her whole upper mouth is rare and bleeding,” Button’s human roommate Rose McWha said. “They say this disease won’t stop. It’ll keep going until it affects her entire mouth.”
As such, the friendly cat will have to undergo surgery to have all of her teeth removed.
With McWha relying on disability payments for her and her daughter Jessie’s livelihood, she’s unable to afford the surgery, which could cost over $1,000.
“I can’t pay the bill,” McWha said, defeated.
In fact, she was only able to afford Buttons’ checkup that diagnosed her with the disease because her HST cheque came in.
“The sooner I get her teeth extracted, the sooner she’ll be out of pain,” she said. “She’s a part of the family. I can’t live without her; that’s how it feels.”
McWha is seeking donations, and can be contacted at 250-932-6657.