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Friends of Sweet Pea are trying to give her the chance for a great life after she was just discarded to live on the street. Please Help.

Sweet Pea is a beautiful siamese at that I trapped when trapping feral cats. She was horribly matted and starving--weighing in at about 4 pounds. I brought her inside knowing she was not feral but had been dumped by some unknown person. Her fur was matted 2 inches thick on both sides of her spine and must have been horribly painful. I had a vet appointment for her but not for 10 days and I didn't want her to suffer anymore. I spent 3 hours clipping off all of the mats. She did not fight me or hiss at me at all, which is amazing. She had gotten into something that was caustic because when I got it on my skin it burned and irritated my skin. Next was a bath. Again she was an angel.
My vet confirmed she had gotten into something caustic, her mouth was so swollen and sore I don't know how she ate. She was treated with a series of antibiotics and pain meds. After 2 months she was weighing in at 8 pounds. It was also obvious she had been abused because she would cringe when you came in the room--but now was beginning to trust and ask for pets.
My friend Carol and I contacted a local shelter that thought that they could use her story for PR and get her adopted out in to a loving home. Their vets determined that she has stomatitis--the worst case they have ever seen and she should be euthanized. Carol and I were devastated. We contacted Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to see if they could give us any help. They got back to us and Sweet Pea is a candidate for their sanctuary so she can be cared for and put up for adoption. I retrieved her from the shelter and am fostering her again in my home. Our vet has seen Sweet Pea and thinks she has a will to live and should be given the chance for a good life. However we need to get her teeth removed as soon as possible to get her on the path to recovery. This is very expensive and may require some laser surgery as well.
Sweet Pea is between 2 and 3 years old and just a darling girl who loves nothing more than to be a lap cat. Please help us give her a chance to have a great life!!
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