Yesterday I was cold scared and in pain

(24 Posts)
Lonecatwithkitten Sat 08-Feb-14 14:03:19

I know how you all love a good rescue story so here's my latest.
Early evening yesterday a poor lad was brought to me. No chip, no collar and still with testicles. He was very scared though not nasty. He had clearly been in a road traffic accident two weeks ago and had a dead stinking foot ( I always get the stinky ones). We warmed him up,gave him pain relief and antibiotics and just allowed him to chill last night.
Today he had a negative FeLV/FIV testgrin. So we made the decision to amputate the useless leg. Oh and take his testicles too.
When he awoke he was in a lovely methadone haze, but the look on his face was of 'it's stopped now'.
He is all snuggled up now safe warm and will get Applaws for his tea. The search now starts for a foster family for him, before he venture into the world to find his forever home.

cozietoesie Sat 08-Feb-14 14:11:53

Well done Lone, and all who were involved.

Here's hoping that this is the start of a great Rest of His Life.

Migsy1 Sat 08-Feb-14 19:34:26

Poor cat. Lucky he found you!

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 08-Feb-14 19:59:06

He is up and running on his three legs. Considering tuna for team.

Winterbluessummersoonish Sat 08-Feb-14 20:00:40

Where about in the country are you?

crazynanna Sat 08-Feb-14 20:02:27

smile. [sniff]

I bet he is a beautiful boy
Pictures?
Well done

cozietoesie Sat 08-Feb-14 20:10:12

I guess he hadn't been using the ex-leg since the accident so all he'd have to do (given that he's got yummy pain meds) is adjust to the change in balance.

Good for him.

Blithereens Sat 08-Feb-14 20:10:15

Where abouts are you? We have two tripod cats and are in the market for another smile

A trilogy of tripods! Or triplet tripods grin

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 08-Feb-14 21:00:31

You are good to do that & not just pts.

<wells up>

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 08-Feb-14 23:10:14

Thank you for the kind offers. I won't reveal where I am as currently he has options if these don't come to fruition I'll come back to you all.

cozietoesie Sun 09-Feb-14 10:35:40

How is he this morning? Will he still need some pain meds today - it being such a major op?

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 09-Feb-14 10:40:34

Oh yes Cozie still on the pain meds doing good this morning.

Well done to you Lonecat. I wish more vet practices were like yours.

We've just had a call from someone who found a cat with a terrible collar injury, caught on a fence, and which had probably been caught for some days as she was very thin and very dehydrated. The woman took the cat to a local vet who established there was no chip, so unless the woman wanted to pay for the treatment and to take the cat on herself afterwards, the vet said they would euthanise the cat.

The woman called us and we have agreed to take the cat on of course. I understand that vets can't be expected to take on unlimited rescue work, but in this sort of case I just can't imagine how they would be prepared to put the cat down when it has suffered terribly but could be made completely better with just a little time and money.

As soon as I heard the story I thought of your tale. It helped me to remember that not all vets are like this.

cozietoesie Wed 12-Feb-14 08:32:05

Much luck to her, TCN.

How is the boy doing, Lone?

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 12-Feb-14 13:25:08

He is relaxing with lots of nursing TLC. He purred for the first time yesterday and he is becoming a gorgeous glossy boy.

cozietoesie Wed 12-Feb-14 15:26:33

First time he's been happy for a while, I suspect. Hopefully he'll find a good new owner who will continue the spoiling.

smile

Corygal Thu 13-Feb-14 19:21:14

He sounds superb! He obviously needs extra-special pampering for some time. What a lovely lovely lady you are lone.

Myself and my manager, Mr Cory the rescue, send you our best regards. Mr Cory was in a crap similar state when he was rescued - he was living rough & then in danger of being used as bait for a dog-fighting ring before he arrived at Battersea.

Mr Cory's testicles were removed but he still has giant furry balls, as it happens. Not sure why I shared that, but everyone comments rudely but admiringly on them.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 13-Feb-14 19:34:22

Last night I introduced him to furry cat beds, initially it was considered an alien being now he is snug in his bed. Today he realised he really is a handsome boy deserving of our attention and has actually been requesting it.
He is so rewarding for my nurses, as me the vet I can fix the broken bits, but their special care is what fixes the catgrin.

Aww. That is so lovely. <sniff>

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 13-Feb-14 19:36:44

Oh poor mr cory, give him a hug from me.

DramaAlpaca Thu 13-Feb-14 19:40:18

Glad he's feeling better. Hope he finds a loving home soon.

cozietoesie Thu 13-Feb-14 19:59:53

Ach, I'm sure you do some cat-fixing yourself, Lone. That's what teams are about. smile

Corygal Sat 15-Feb-14 22:16:06

Lone you are brilliant. Do hope your new friend gets a forever home soon - and he will always be grateful to you.

Fluffy thanks so much, Mr Cory will love a hug from you.

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