Reiki was just a measly 2 months old kitten when he was spotted near NUS (National University of Singapore) dentistry faculty, hiding under a car. His cute little pink nose gave him away.
Little did our volunteer feeders know that this little baby came with a huge gaping wound on his front left paw and it had festered beyond recognition. In a bid to get him to safety, everyone scrambled to bring him to the vet.
An X-ray was done shortly and it showed that his front paw had fragmented into many parts, there was no way the vet could fix that up thus the decision was made for amputation.
Scenario 1: We amputate now, he might not survive the operation. We were faced with the decision to euthanise him, as strongly urged by the vet.
Scenario 2: We nurse him till he is a lot older then send for amputation but the risk is that his wound might turn septic and he might succumb to his infection.
Right now, we are waiting on the prognosis of another vet to determine if we should carry out scenario 1 or 2. We are leaning towards 2 as it sounds like the safer option while being mindful about his injured paw. He’s on a heavy course of antibiotics to keep the infection at bay and should we opt for option 2, he will be discharged and fostered at home.
His medical bills will be piling up. We are only students who chanced upon this kitten, thus we find it hard to finance the operation.
There is no way we can abandon him.
We are appealing to the kind hearts of everyone to let us fight this good fight with Reiki. At least, to give him a chance at being a healthy kitty again.
What options does Reiki have?
- Euthanasia - Death
- Surgery and Treatment - Costly
What are the possible causes to this type of injury?
- Reiki's paw might have been ran over by a car tyre as he loves hiding there.
How fast do we need to make a decision? How long do we have to raise the money?
- If immediate surgery is required, about SGD $2k is needed by 1-2 weeks.
What is Reiki given now? (Antibiotics, IV fluids etc.)
- X-ray is done , antibiotics and painkiller are given.
- X-ray showed paws are smashed/crushed.
A Donor List will be created to recognise the charitable efforts of every kind samaritan.
Additional funds will be contributed to our Trap, Neuter, Release and feeding programme, to be used to improve the welfare of the community cats in Singapore.