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the 13th of June, while walking my dog i noticed a cat hiding under some rental storage rooms, he was severely starved and looked wounded. first thing i did was to rush to the close by convenience store and get some food for him. he ate 5 pouches and 1 can in one go, so i realized the level of his starvation was huge, and when he came out for eating i also noticed his legs were even worse than what i thought, he absolutely needed help! so i left my dog at home and went out again with a carry case to bring him back home. since i have other cats i made a quarantine room only for him and then as soon as it was possible took him to the vet, because his front leg was just so red and swollen that i was fearing the worst for it. it comes out Tommy (we decided to call him this way) got himself glued on a mouse glue trap, one of his back legs has still got some glue to it. in order to unglue himself from the trap he tore off his fur and skin. but on his front leg, the infected one there was also a bite possibly from a cat fight, and that leg got very infected with pus. the pus is so much that now Tommy needs to go to the vet daily for cleaning it up and put fresh bandages. Tommy has a fever, he's dehydrated and very weak. the main problem right now is that the pus has reached until the muscle and the vet thinks he may need to be operated soon in order to open the leg until the muscle to get rid of the pus because so far the daily cleanings are not able to get rid of it all. furthermore, he got a blood test and felv/fiv test, so far so good, but since that leg bite is still quite fresh the vet recommends another felv/fiv test in a few weeks time. also, he will need to be sterilized, as he's an intact male who most likely might start spray as soon as he starts feeling better. we will give him a poo test to check for intestinal parasites and as last thing, he will also need a tooth cleaning because he makes a terrible grinding sound when eating wet food, like he's eating stones. the vet says his teeth are in a very bad shape because he's an elderly cat, so his gums are inflammated because of the tartar build up. The japanese veterinary system is not very cheap and there's no medical help for stray cats who have accidents like Tommy. After Tommy gets back to good health we will try to find a family for him, as he's a very sweet and calm old boy. if that fails, we will try to keep him with us, if our other cats allow it. however first of all he needs to heal from his leg's infection and for that we need all possible help since this was a very unexpected expense right now, but how could i possibly walk by a cat in the need and leave him there to die?! we have put the fundraising in yen only because we're in Japan, so to avoid confusion let's say :
100yen = 0.71 euro, 0.74 dollars, 0.61 british pounds
so far the expenses have been 23.254 yen ( 164.02 eu) and 3.850 yen (27.15 eu). we don't know yet the expenses ahead but we will keep on updating as soon as we have the next bills.
Latest news about Tommy's conditionUpdate posted by Yoshimitsu Nishioeda at 09:35 am
Sadly Tommy's leg instead than getting better seems to be getting worse. Today more pus than usual mixed with blood came out of his leg. The vet thinks the bite to his leg (possibly from cat fight) went all the way until the leg's joint, he suspected in case the. . . . .
Latest News about TommyUpdate posted by Yoshimitsu Nishioeda at 10:58 am
Tommy doesn't have a fever anymore, the vet thinks there may be chances he doesn't need his leg to be operated after all, however the pus from his leg just won't stop coming out. also today he got his leg medicated and bandaged, furthermore he had a poo test and. . . . .