Someone hit a cat in California this week. What was unusual was the driver got out of the car, a good sign you might think? But what the driver did next was place the still living cat on the side of the road and drive off.
Please note before reading further some people may find the images in this post distrubing!
Not rushing the cat to the vet, just leaving the injured animal there to die on its own. Thank goodness someone else saw what happened, because they called the Stray Cat Alliance and one of their team rushed to the scene to try and save this poor cat.
And save him they did, though badly hurt he was still very much alive. He had blood running from his nose and lots of broken bones, he must have been in a lot of pain. The vet relieved his suffering and he was given the name Oscar.
He is still in shock but his vital signs are stable, he just refuses to give up the fight for life. Because of this, the Stray Cat Alliance are doing all that they can to save him. He does have quite bad head trauma though so a CT scan was done and results are pending.
He has a long way to go but he is a fighter and after a few days of pain relief he started to show significant improvement.
The rescue posted an update stating, the CT scan confirmed that Oscar has a lot of fractures in his face including “his palate and the orbit around his eye”.
“It’s painful for him to eat so a feeding tube was inserted which he is tolerating well. He needs continued hospitalization and special care, but he will continue to improve every day.” While the road to recovery will be long and hard, he is surrounded by loving people who will help him every step of the way.
As he continues to improve, he will eventually be moved to a foster home to finish his recovery. The rescue thanks all the people that donated and the medical team that worked so hard to save him. “The Stray Cat Alliance family and Oscar thanks you all from the bottom of our paws for all of you support and donations! This made Oscar’s urgent life-saving medical care possible!”
Keep updated on Oscar’s progress by following Stray Cat Alliance on Facebook.