So last night at the shelter a grand father and his grand daughter carried in a black & white medium hair male cat. They said they picked him out of the street because they saw him almost get hit by a car crossing the street. Well he is not in the best shape. He did test negative for FeLuk & FIV but the vet said he needs to be retested in 3 months due to being found on the street in such bad shape. He had flea's, ear mites, a URI, was very dehydrated, covered in matts & burrs. He was just over 9 pounds, but I would guess he should be 12 - 15. He's not neutered & what is left of him is solid muscle so I know he should weigh a lot more. The good news is that he ate almost and entire 6 oz can of wet food. This is a very good sign for a cat that has a URI. After a trip to the vet for testing, he got flea & ear mite treatment, sub-q fluids, injectable antibiotics, food, a good combing and a name. He was good for all of it, only hissed once during the combing out of the burrs. He certainly was in a better place after all of that, but he still has a long road to full recovery. Please send healing vibes for Joker, I bet he is going to be one handsome boy when he is fully healed.
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7/24/09 at 6:09am