Havering cat lovers asked to help poorly Peggy
PUBLISHED: 16:25 12 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:25 12 June 2015
A rescue centre is appealing for donations towards surgery to help a cat unable to open her mouth.
Goldie’s Oldies – Senior Cat Rescue, in Hornchurch, took five-year-old Peggy under its wing after a couple discovered her in their Billericay garden.
But on closer inspection staff realised that Peggy could barely open her mouth because of metal jaw plates believed to have been put in place after an accident.
Goldie’s Oldies paid for an operation to remove the plates but Peggy can now only open her mouth one millimetre.
Ehern Gerrard, manager of Goldie’s Oldies, said: “We don’t know what she went through but I think it must have been pretty serious.
“It is horrible to watch her sometimes because she struggles to do a lot of things.
“She can’t groom herself or eat or even breathe properly at times and without this operation, I don’t know what will happen to her.”
Peggy – a domestic short haired cat – has been living at the rescue centre since November and staff hope that once she has the operation they will be able to find her a more permanent home.
Ehern said: “She is such an adorable cat.
“She loves running around outside and cuddling up to people – not like she’s a cat but like she’s a baby monkey, clinging on to you!
“Peggy is a lovely cat and it is really sad that she has to live in this way.”
The rescue centre aims to raise enough money through donations to pay for a £5,000 operation to rectify this.
Ehern said: “It is awful that she is in this condition but we’re hoping to make it better for her.
“We know that by having this operation, Peggy’s quality of life will be greatly improved and any donations made are really appreciated by us at the Goldie’s Oldies.”
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