Friday, December 23, 2011

The Most Expensive Tuxie Cat On The Street

This is the paw AFTER it was stitched!
About 5 weeks ago my neighbour Jamal managed to pick up and box up a stray tuxie cat who has been haunting our street for some months.

I'd volunteered to have him neutered, but when I saw him up close, I realised his front left paw was in a really bad state.

I took the tuxie cat to the vet, we gave him a huge shot of antibiotics, and then left him to starve overnight.  The next day, I went back, held him while he was given his knock-out shot, and we took a look at the damage.

I thought he'd been in an accident but the vet, our Dr Baz in SS14 Subang Jaya, says the damage was done by a knife.  And there was more than one cut.  Poor tuxie cat needed a serious operation and ended up with a dozen stitches.

Since that day he's been in Zaa's place, our local aquarium shop cum cat rescue centre in SS15/5A number 43.  He sits in his cage and eats and sleeps and heals and eats and sleeps and heals.  The tuxie cat is healing really fast but as the knife cuts were down to the bone, and it's on his elbow, it's taking a while.

Thank heavens the vet and Zaa give us a discount.  Even so, it's costing a bomb but it's worth it.  The tuxie cat has gone from a scared feral cat to a big purry fuzzy face.  That's Zaa's work.  And the fact that he's alive and not dying slowly and painfully of an infection is thanks to Dr Baz.

I'll keep you updated, but in the meantime, do me a Christmas favour?  I know this tuxie cat was once a pet.  He was dumped by some people who think that it's natural for cats to live wild on the streets.

Please show people who think that way this post.  And remind them that Tuxie got picked up; millions don't.

Adopting cats is for life, not just for kitten-hood.

34 comments:

havetailwillwag said...

Poor baby!!! I am so glad he has you and your neighbors to look out for him and other neglected fuzzies that might be in your neighborhood! Hope he heals quickly! He looks lovely :)

Brian said...

I am so thankful you gave him the help he needed so he can have the real life he totally deserves.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I can't stand that people can be so cruel. Thank you for saving this little one.

The Cat From Hell said...

Poor guy! he is so lucky to has peoples like yous and your neighbors and vet! Pets is NOT disposable!
Us knows that because both Kozmo and me was considered disposable!!!
PS. It is Kozmo's first gottcha day.
Kisses
Nellie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is just so sick that someone would cut that poor kitty. We are so grateful to people like you for your kindness.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Carol said...

I don't get how people can be so cruel. He's lovely, not to mention so lucky to have such a wonderful group of folks behind him.

The Whiskeratti said...

What a beautiful tuxie! We hope gets a wonderful forever home very quickly. Thank you for helping him.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

It's always so upsetting to read about such cruelty, but I'm thrilled that this kitty got saved and is being cared for!

The Chair Speaks said...

Poor Tuxie. And he's got the best Christmas gift ever from you, neighbour, Dr and Zaa.
Merry Christmas!

The Purr Diaries said...

Oh poor baby!
You are so wonderful for helping him!
Tis the season!!!
Happy Holidays! =^..^=

Splendid Little Stars said...

Just reading this makes me sick in my stomach! Thank goodness there are wonderful people like you who care!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

We picked up a tuxie kitten a month ago, remember? He was bashed up and whiskers snipped. Sebastian is slowly recovering and gaining his strength.... I love you for what you did for Tuxie, Aunty E.
On behalf of all formerly feral cats, ((((((HUGS))))) for you, Zaa and Dr Baz. purrrr....meow!

xoxo
Angelina

Natalie said...

Stories like this just make me ill. Who does stuff like that to an innocent animal?! Ugh. Thank goodness this one, at least, has been saved.

Declan said...

Very well said. Pity more people don't have your compassion. Deccy x

Fuzzy Tales said...

I'm very thankful you and your neighbour have given him the care he so desperately needed.

I know it's uncharitable, but I hope the person who did that to him gets repaid in kind a thousand times over.

This is why I prefer most non-human animals to most human animals.....

Wishing this tuxie a speedy recovery--the boys send their purrs!

Kim

Old Kitty said...

Awwww!! Me and Charlie are waving to this sweet beautiful and very very very lucky tuxie boy! We are so happy that there are kind people out there who go out of their way to help strays like tuxie kitty. We know there are many bad people who don't care or who bring these poor creatures into this world and leave them to fend for themselves but our hearts are gladdened that there are many more good people who outweigh all these nastiness. Purrs to you all and hugs to tuxie kitty! Take care
x

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Thank you so much for helping that Tuxie ~ it's heartbreaking to think someone may have deliberatelu hurt him. We're sending him love and healing.

Sorry we habn't visited much in the last week or so, mom's been busy.
Happy Christmas dear friends ~ and a joyful and healthy new year to you all. xx

Whisppy said...

Poor little guy. We hope he gets his forever home real soon...

The Lee County Clowder said...

Poor poodin. Just hang in there and recover, kittie. You may not know it yet, but you've found your way to beans who love you.

Sending purrrrrrrrss to the tuxie, and headbonks to the beans who saved him.

Willow said...

It makes Mom very sad and angry to see people just drop off their babies when the committment gets too much. Glad this boy found you to look after him.

Mr Puddy said...

Huge hugs to your mom to save this kitty !!!!

and Hoo ! Hoo ! Hoo ! I won't be around till next 3 weeks, But I would love to say...Merry Christmas !!!!
I wish you and your family have a very best time and lots of presents
xoxo

Puddy and Mom Boom

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Oh, we are so happy to hear you were finally able to catch and take care of that little sweetie. Poor baby. Pray he heals quickly and will have a long happy life. Bless you for seeing his needs were met. Hugs and nose kisses

=^..^= said...

We agree! The poor dear is so lucky you found him. We know he'll be having the warmest, cuddliest Christmas with you.

Meowy Chrissymouse to all of you!!!

*purrs & nosekisses*
Slash & Bronzy

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thank you so much for helping this poor baby. We can only hope the attacker reaps what he sows.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Donna Heber said...

My heart goes out to Tuxie and I'm so glad you were there for him. It is so sad that someone could do this. Hugs to you for all you do!

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so glad you and your neighbour could catch the poor little kitty. We hope he heals well and gets a loving forever home.

Kwee Cats said...

Thank all that is good and kind for people like all of you! Poor little sweet Tuxie. We purr he gets the happy forever home he deserves now. We just can't stand human monsters like those... All us are inside kitties, and very protected. We wish all furry ones were too.

Bless you, and Merry Christmas.

Tamago said...

Oh poor kitty!!
I am so mad at this sick someone who did such cruel thing to a little baby.
I am so happy he is getting good care and love from wonderful people like you. Thank you for giving the best Christmas present to him...
I hope he heals very quickly.

Wishing you very Merry Christmas filled with happiness.

The Island Cats said...

We are so happy you took this kitty to the vet to get some help. We hope he heals quickly. How could someone be so cruel and do that to him???

ZOOLATRY said...

Merry Christmas ~ Ellen ... all good wishes to you and yours.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I don't know how anyone could do that to any animal, let alone a sweet little kitty.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

You are an angel for doing this for this poor kitty! Bless you! I'll never understand how anyone could do something so cruel to an animal. Poor baby. I hope he finds a loving fur-ever home, or are you going to maybe adopt him??! Thanks again to you and Dr. Zaa!
Love & Hugs, Cindy, Buster, Rudy and Sam

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oops...we mean thanks to Dr. Baz and Zaa's Place!!

Blackie Bond said...

Poor Tuxie! I can't believe that some people could be so cruel. They don't deserve to be called human. Please give him a big hug from me and mine.