|This is the paw AFTER it was stitched!|
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.