This handsome boy is Horlicks. He is a senior community cat living with his buddies in Choa Chu Kang estate.In the intervening ten years, Horlicks led a peaceful existence with his buddies in a serene park in the estate.
However, things took a turn for the worse one night. On the 26th March 2020, while we were conducting the usual feeding, we found him limping and unable to walk. He was cold and shivering. Not wanting to delay and take any chances, we immediately brought him over to an emergency vet in the west. We were shocked when the attending vet told us that a viable option was euthanasia. In her opinion, Horlicks was not young and was merely a community cat. We were saddened by Horlicks’ plight but our minds were clear – it is foolish to euthanize a healthy boy. We decided to give Horlicks a fighting chance to recover, we remained positive and sent him over to another vet the next day to seek a second opinion.
Thankfully, the doctor at the second clinic told us that Horlicks is indeed a healthy boy. His vital signs are good, his kidneys and liver were in good condition and he is responsive too. His blood test results were stellar. However, he had a pelvic fracture. The vet decided not to operate on him and let the fracture heal. In the last six weeks at the boarding facility, Horlicks had been making good progress in his recovery. We are optimistic that he can be reintegrated back to the community after the “Circuit Breaker” ends in early June. We are also open to allow Horlicks to be adopted by kindhearted members of the community who wish to provide a home for him.
Till this day, we do not have a conclusion on how he suffered the fracture. It might be from a car accident, abuse or a fall from a height.
We are requesting for a crowdfund to defray the cost for his medical bills, transportation, and boarding fees. This will enable us to continue looking after Horlicks and the other community cats in the estate. Horlicks is still at a boarding facility to aid him in his road to recovery and we need help to cover the cost too.
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