Smokey Boy is a beautiful, gentle cat that was rescued from the port in May by Jean and George. Then he was struggling to walk because he had 4 injured paws. Now he is struggling to walk because he has lost all feeling in one of his paws just above his ankle bone. I am hoping that this time, like the last, he can beat the odds and recover. He is also very weak from a recent bad infection, losing his fur, extremely thin, and altogether in a very bad way. It seems for this quiet, sweet creature the cat rescue home has not worked out at all.
He has just eaten a big bowl of cooked chicken followed by nearly 2 bowls of my cats’ Royal Canin dry food, which leads me to think that a lot of his problems may be through lack of food. Gisela at the cat rescue is a great lady but she has been very ill in hospital recently and I think with so many cats, some of the softer more vulnerable ones have suffered during this period.
Poor Smokey Boy has also got quite a few bite marks from the more aggressive cats in the house and Begona our vet believes a bite could be one explanation for the apparent nerve damage to his lower leg. We will feed him well and give him love, and he has a 10 days course of antibiotics to hopefully zap any residual infection, but the problem with his paw is a very serious one, so every cat lover out there, please cross everything for him. He definitely deserves some luck!