To most of you this may look like a normal picture of a black cat in a chair - nothing strange about that you might think? BUT…this picture is actually a little mircale…please read on to discover why…·
A few weeks ago we shared an appeal from a local vets to try and find the owner of a cat who it was thought had been hit by a car as it couldn’t walk. We agreed to pay for treatment and xrays showed the cat had a serious tail pull injury which meant the cat had lost the use of his back legs and also couldn’t toilet on his own. These injuries can often prove fatal and it was touch and go for a good few days as to whether Otis ( as he is now known) would survive, and at one point the vets did advise euthanasia might be the kindest option
However here at Stourbridge RSPCA we never give up on a cat that easily and know from experience that time can be a great healer!. No owner ever came forward but one of our amazing fosterers agreed to look after Otis despite his disabilities to see if he did start to improve given a little more time. It’s been a long slow process but Otis is now showing real signs of improvement and the vet cannot beleive the progress he has made so we are super proud of him!
When he came into care he could not use his back legs at all, hence this picture showing him on the chair is nothing short of a miracle - bearing in mind he got up there on his own using his back legs!. He still has a way to go but we and the vets are happy with his amazing progress.
He may always have some lameness in his back legs although equally he could make a full recovery given more time - we just dont know yet but the fact that he is now mobile and able to get around and use his tray there is no reason why we cant try and find him a wonderful new home before Christmas!
We onbviously dont know his history but he is a middle-aged boy, probably in the region of 5-8yrs old and has such a lovely temprament…the vet nurses all fell in love with him when he was with them, and even the vet who treated him is herself a little bit smitten with him ;-)
He needs a relatively quiet home and is probably best as an only cat. It would be lovely for him to have supervised outdoor access to a safe and secure garden initially but if he does make a full recovery there is no reason why he couldnt then have more freedom but we need to, for now, find him something safe whilst his injuries continue to improve.
The pics below show him when he was first taken into the vets and then the first milestone which was being able to sit up with his legs underneath him to be able to eat :-)
What a little miracle he is….and what amazing fosterers we have :-)
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