Back in May…
Over the last four years we’ve always had a happy ending when it comes to missing cats. You may remember him.
The story has moved on a long way now. Thanks to Stephanie’s concern this poor cat has got some fantastic care. She says:
I thought you might like an update on the stray cat you helped post about. After some initial treatment at my vets I took him to Bath Cats and Dogs home for some proper TLC and rehoming.
As you can see from the link below he’s been on quite a journey since – slightly heart-breaking to read. But it’s good to see he’s generating some much needed funds and, fingers crossed, he’ll find the right home very soon. After some initial treatment at my vets I took him to Bath Cats and Dogs home for some proper TLC and rehoming.
The Home has been just brilliant, so any noise to sing their praises, find new homes for their animals or raise money is a good thing in my book 🙂
And the Home has said:
When Lion arrived at the Home in June he was dishevelled and disorientated. With an injured back leg, missing teeth, and skin sores, you could immediately see he was in great pain and needed veterinary treatment. It was heart-breaking to see him in such rough shape.
When the vet examined him, poor Lion could barely move his back leg, which was abnormally shaped. X-rays revealed that Lion’s leg was broken. In pain and trying to survive in the woods, Lion had gone so long without medical care, his leg had begun to heal in the wrong shape. At this point the decision was made to amputate Lion’s leg. The bone was severely diseased, meaning an amputation was Lion’s only hope of living pain free.
The operation was successful however while recovering another complication was found; Lion was anaemic and required an emergency blood transfusion.
Thankfully, the transfusion was a success and Lion is now recovering well at Bath Cats and Dogs Home. Since his operation, Lion is a completely different cat, transforming from timid and shutdown, to a loving boy who can’t wait to climb onto your lap for a cuddle! Unfortunately, he is likely to face some long-term health issues due to a suspected heart murmur.
Lion has shown us that like many animals that come to us, he is a fighter.. Donate today to give Lion the care he deserves after spending so long fighting alone.
Your support will provide the shelter, food and any further medical care Lion may need to see him flourish into a happy and healthy cat ready to be rehomed. Click here to go to the justgiving page.