Aban­doned and in­jured, this cat needs a home

Gulf News - - Nation -

A10-year-old cat is in need of a lov­ing home fol­low­ing a car ac­ci­dent in Umm Suqeim, Dubai, last month. I named him Sil­vio.

Since the ac­ci­dent, he can­not walk and has suf­fered a lot. With an X-ray, the clinic dis­cov­ered that both sides of his pelvis were bro­ken. Dur­ing the surgery they were obliged to re­move the head of the pelvis to al­low him to get a chance to walk prop­erly one day.

After eight weeks of cage rest, he is able to stand up, sit prop­erly and has even started to walk again.

Al­though he should re­gain 80 per cent of his strength, Sil­vio will no longer be able to run and jump prop­erly. Be­cause Sil­vio is im­paired, he will need to be an in­door cat in his new home. Sil­vio was aban­doned by his fam­ily al­most eight years ago. He ap­peared one day and looked very scared. I thought he was a street cat, so I got him neutered and fed him. A few years later, a neigh­bour ex­plained to me that Sil­vio was owned by her for­mer neigh­bour and they just left him when they re­lo­cated.

Sil­vio is a do­mes­tic short-haired cat. He is an adorable cat, is calm with peo­ple and other fe­lines, but will need a bit of time to set­tle down and get used to his new home after the trauma of be­ing aban­doned and be­ing in a ter­ri­ble ac­ci­dent.

If you think you can help with fos­ter­ing Sil­vio, or would like to adopt him or help sup­port his vet treat­ments, please con­tact us via email [email protected]­soft­heemi­rates.com.

■ The reader is the founder of Pearls of the Emi­rates, a Dubai-based an­i­mal wel­fare and en­vi­ron­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion. ■

Shana Seb­ban Man­nar­ini

Sil­vio will no longer be able to run and jump prop­erly.

VisitAban­doned, abused and for­got­ten. These an­i­mals need your sup­port. Adopt, fos­ter and help re­home an aban­doned pet.

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