Tom is such a loving gentle giant. He was found locally trying to walk with an injured front leg and damaged paw.
He was taken to the local vets. They contacted our Homing Officer who stepped in to take Tommy in to our care to help with his treatment and recovery. We were told that without being aware of how the injury happened the extent of the damage was difficult to know. It seems like he's been in this poor state for a while. How long he'd been in pain from this we just don't know.
Tommy had adapted to walking on the joint of his front leg instead of his damaged paw and claws. After antibiotics his paw and part of his leg had healed although his paw was still distorted.
Sadly after two weeks, there had been no improvement and our vet made the difficult decision that it would be best for Tom for the leg to be removed.
We know that Tom can adapt to walking with 3 legs instead of 4 and
will go on to have a great life.
Tom's vet bill is rising and his surgery alone will cost £500 so any support you can give us so we can help him is greatly appreciated.
If you cannot help on this occasion please share this page with all your family and friends.
Thank you so much for your support.
From all the volunteers at Barnsley Cats Protection Branch
** Any funds raised over our £500 target will go towards supporting the other cats and kittens in our care.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Cats Protection has simple and clear objectives to help cats:
Homing - Finding good homes for cats in need
Neutering - Supporting and encouraging the neutering of catsInformation -
Improving people’s understanding of cats and their care
Achieving this vision is only made possible due to kind cat lovers who support our work.
Visit www.cats.org.uk for more information.