Poor Mor­ris re­cu­per­at­ing af­ter be­ing found with se­ri­ous in­juries

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

IT was just a cou­ple weeks ago when the Mid­dle­sex North West Branch of the RSPCA got a sadly all too fa­mil­iar phone call.

Some­one had found a ne­glected stray cat who was in a very bad way with an ex­tremely large un­treated ab­scess on his side. They took him into a lo­cal vet who then con­tacted the branch to see if we could take him in and pay for the vet­eri­nary treat­ment he ur­gently needed.

We im­me­di­ately ar­ranged for treat­ment to start on his in­jury and he was anaes­thetised and the vet­eri­nary team re­moved all the in­fected skin and cleaned and treated the wound area. Once the ini­tial vet­eri­nary treat­ment had been car­ried out and he was ready to move from the vets, we ar­ranged space for him where he can re­cu­per­ate while he re­ceives on­go­ing treat­ment for his wound.

Now he has had the wound cleaned up and is on a treat­ment course of an­tibi­otics, pain re­lief and a spe­cial gel to cover the wound area and pre­vent re­in­fec­tion while it heals.

We ex­pect he will make a full re­cov­ery.

An­i­mal wel­fare of­fi­cer Tracy Deamer said: “Mor­ris, who we think is about four years old, will have a long road ahead of him be­fore he is go­ing to be ready for re­hom­ing but he is al­ready look­ing a lot bet­ter than when he ar­rived in our care last week.”

Deal­ing with se­ri­ous in­juries like those suf­fered by Mor­ris is both time con­sum­ing and costly.

Al­ready the vet­eri­nary bills have run up into the hun­dreds of pounds and will con­tinue to rise with on­go­ing treat­ment, as will the cost of ac­com­mo­dat­ing Mor­ris un­til he is re­cov­ered enough to go to a new home.

Allan Harper, the branch man­ager, said: “With tak­ing in more than 700 an­i­mals ev­ery year that need a new home, and many that need costly vet­eri­nary care, is a real chal­lenge fi­nan­cially and with­out the gen­er­ous sup­port of the public we would prob­a­bly wouldn’t be able to take some of these an­i­mals in.”

With an­i­mals com­ing ev­ery day like Mor­ris we ur­gently need your sup­port to help care for these stray, aban­doned and ne­glected an­i­mals to give them a chance for a new life.

“If you would like to help cats like Mor­ris, or any of the other an­i­mals we help ev­ery week, then you can make a do­na­tion to­day.”

Call Allan on 020 8429 5604, visit our web­site at www.rspca-mid­dle­sex.org. uk/sup­port-the-branch/ do­nate or send a do­na­tion by post to RSPCA Mid­dle­sex North West Branch, 114 Field End Road, East­cote, Mid­dle­sex HA5 1RL.

n RE­COV­ER­ING: Mor­ris’s in­juries have been treated

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.