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Wilson the cat has seen some hard times, and it shows in his eyes and battered face. But the sad-eyed alley cat has a new lease on life, thanks to the Naniamo SPCA in British Columbia. “His dental surgery has been booked and he’s eating up a storm,” says Nanaimo BC SPCA Branch manager Leon Davis, who is quoted in an online report on the “Speaking for Animals” page of the BC SPCA.
Wilson had long eluded capture by animal control officers. But when he was finally trapped and brought in to the SPCA, his skin was so bald that he looked like a monkey. The wounds to his head indicate he was the victim of an attack, Davis said. Wilson had lost most of his facial fur due to fleas and injuries. He’s a black domestic short hair, about seven years of age, and he loves people. He enjoys being petted, said Davis, who described Wilson as “wonderfully affectionate.” Wilson’s sad eyes melted many hearts, and an appeal for help covering his medical $2,500 costs was successful within five days. Here’s what he looks like now after receiving treatment for fleas, ear mites, rotten teeth and trauma to his ear and head.
“Chin scratches are his favorite,” Davis told kamloopscity.com “He’s pretty shy right now, which is understandable considering his health challenges, but he has started to show an interest in his environment and a willingness to explore the shelter.” Things are really looking up for Wilson, who has an adoption pending. “We’re hoping he’ll find a happy, forever home full of love and endless chin scratches,” he told kamloopscity.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization that relies on public donations. Their mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.