Injured Feral Cat

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Injured Feral Cat

Post by Billy Big Bolls » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:31 am

Morning,
I have an injured (semi) feral cat in my house - he has a problem with his hind leg. I am not sure how he injured it.
My plan is to trap him and take him to a vet.
I want to avoid paying for any medical treatment - however not sure how to go about this
If anyone has any ideas/experience on how to do this - please i would be grateful for any advice

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Re: Injured Feral Cat

Post by Lilith » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:47 am

Hi Billy (love the name :lol: ) and welcome and good on you for sheltering this guy.

I know that the vet will check a cat for a chip for free, but there are plenty of rescue workers on here who will give you expert advice - just wanted to say hi, and you've come to the right place.

Oh, if you're on benefit and there is a reachable PDSA clinic near you, you're entitled to free treatment for him.

Good luck with him and hope you get him sorted :)

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Re: Injured Feral Cat

Post by Billy Big Bolls » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:41 am

Thanks Lilith. i have a trap now need to get my cat Billy in there.

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Re: Injured Feral Cat

Post by Lilith » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:19 am

Try tuna :)

Oh and with regard to his big bolls - the CP can help re neutering.

https://www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do/neut ... hEQAvD_BwE

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Re: Injured Feral Cat

Post by Janey » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:36 pm

If you contact a rescue, as Lilith says, such as Cats Protection (if you are in the UK?) they should be able to help you out.

Also, if you took a feral to a vets they may liaise with a rescue they deal with and pay, or pay so much. Best of luck, thankfully he has you looking out for his welfare.

These links may be helpful below:

https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-r ... uk-ireland
https://www.catchat.org/index.php/about-feral-cats
https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-k ... euter-spay

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Re: Injured Feral Cat

Post by Billy Big Bolls » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:27 pm

Just to post an update
we took the cat to the vet - it was sedated and x-rayed.
the cat has a double leg break in one of its hind legs.
the options were either a pin in the leg or amputation - both involving surgery or termination.
we eventually found a charitable organisation who were willing to take the cat and pay for the insertion of pins into the leg.
once it is fit and well - it will be rehomed (we will not see Billy Big Bolls again :cry: )

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Re: Injured Feral Cat

Post by Lilith » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:36 pm

Again good on you.

That cat owes his recovery and new chance to you. Good luck Billy Big Bolls! :D

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Re: Injured Feral Cat

Post by Janey » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:46 pm

Well done, and all the best Billy!

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Re: Injured Feral Cat

Post by Ruth B » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:37 pm

Thank you for taking care of Billy, if it had been left to heal by itself, assuming he had survived he would have lived a life of pain, now he will be cared for and looked after and then can start a new life.

You may never see him again, but I'm sure he will never forget you in his own way, you were probably the first humans to show him kindness and love.

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Re: Injured Feral Cat

Post by nanny pamy » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:04 pm

Awww BBB if only there were more people like you. Well done.

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