Poor Morris recuperating after being found with serious injuries
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