MENTOR, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society has launched a fund to try and help give lifesaving care for a 6-month-old homeless cat named Penelope. Since she arrived at their facility after her owner could no longer provide care, officials say Penelope has suffered from a series of upper respiratory infections.
Penelope has been dealing with a relatively uncommon medical condition called polyps, which is a growth that can cause problems in felines. Officials with the Lake Humane Society say Penelope has polyps the size of a Tic Tac in her left ear, nasal passage and throat.
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“These polyps are causing the chronic infections and treatment is critical for this kitty to live a healthy life,” according to a press release from the Lake Humane Society. “As these masses continue to grow, Penelope may develop breathing difficulties and trouble swallowing. They have already begun to fill up her ear and nasal passages.”
A veterinarian determined these polyps require surgical removal. The treatments that Penelope will need are estimated to cost more than $3,000. This includes surgery, rehab at a specialty clinic and additional monitoring of her recovery. The Lake Humane Society has already spayed and microchipped Penelope and given her preventatives and initial vaccines.
Those interested in helping Penelope can make a donation to the Lake Humane Society’s Angel Fund, which is where 100 percent of the money goes toward helping Penelope and other animals in need of medical care. Penelope’s fundraising page can be found HERE.
You can also mail in a donation to the Lake Humane Society:
Lake Humane Society
ATTN: Penelope’s Angel Fund
7564 Tyler Blvd. Building E
Mentor, OH 44060