Thursday, October 15, 2009

Caught Wheelie, the Injured Gray Male

I caught him tonight, with the drop trap. But now, what to do with him and his injured rear leg.

He's tame. Unneutered. I have no money.

What to do with the poor boy. His leg needs X-rayed for starts, to see what's going on. I'll have that done, at least. Not sure what that will cost me.

The little girl gray kitten looks a whole lot like him. My guess: whomever abandoned the black female, abandoned him, too. Bet they are brother and sister, the black female and the gray male. I will bet you! Bet both were abandoned by same asshole.

UPDATE: He's up at the clinic. The vet will do an exam under anesthesia, since he's going to be neutered anyhow. The tech said "Well, maybe it's a torn ACL, on his knee." If so, she said, he'll need three months of cage rest. Her own cat incurred that injury. If, under exam, they feel it is something else, I authorized X-rays, as a start. We'll see.

UPDATE: The clinic just called. They did have to do an X-ray. His patella is behind his knee, not in front, so his rear leg cannot operate in any normal fashion. The vet felt any knee surgery would fail, most likely, and that it is an older injury. How old, he doesn't know. He does not think he was hit by a car, but rather suffered direct trauma to a specific part of that leg, likely being kicked or fell.

The vet feels he could be fine in an indoor only home, certainly though, not scampering around trying to survive on the streets. And if the people who adopted him had the money, they could either have the leg amputated, if need be, or the knee surgery repair could be attempted.

So, for today, he's getting off easy. He had X-rays, exam, shots, tested and was neutered. I think the bill will be about $200, just guessing though. Now, to find the guy a home.

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