Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Cleveland
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Cleveland:
Back in June of 2009, Jeff and Rosemary Davis, with the help of Focus on Feral's Gina Marvin, live-trapped a cat that had been hanging around their Wyoming home. When the then-three-year-old fella (born in June of 2006) turned up FIV-positive, they couldn't TNR him, so Gina contacted me, and on June 30th, we took this battered boy in. Most of his head and his entire neck was nothing but old scars, healing bite and fight wounds, and on the right side of his neck, he had a quarter-sized neck wound that was fresh, raw and infected. He had broken and missing teeth, needed a dental extraction, and wound care/antibiotics as well. WHEW!
Shortly thereafter, he fell prey to a nasty URI, and developed a tongue ulcer that left him in pain, drooling, and unable to eat much, so once again, he was under medical care. Some cats, I tell you, just can't catch a break! I will say, though, that he is one tough cat, as he takes whatever comes his way in stride and still manages to be quite calm and complacent about what life throws his way.
I am happy to say that we got those problems under control, and he is now at 100% capacity. He relishes attention and affection, and has gotten used to hanging out with all of the other cats. Who can blame him for starting out a bit wary after all he has been through out there in the world of intact, fighting felines:) Good thing we got him when we did!
Thanks for taking time to find out more about our Big Sid's Kids! And thanks to Lovely Linda Mears for sponsoring this great guy!
This cat has a history of stomatitis.
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