Warning: graphic photos to follow
Walter, a very handsome five-year-old tom cat, was found wandering the streets in October with his front leg caught through his collar. He was very timid and frightened and resisted all our efforts to trap him for four months. We even tried using a fox trap to no avail although we did succeed in catching a fox!
Eventually we got him into a basket and he was taken to the vet immediately.
When the collar was cut away under sedation, it revealed a very deep wound.
|Walter's collar was too tight and cut into his skin|
|Walter's wound is healing well|
While he was trapped we scanned him for a microchip and contacted his owners, but unfortunately they didn’t want him anymore. When’s he’s recovered from his ordeal we’ll try to find him a new home.
|Walter looks quite at home in the temporary care of his volunteer fosterer|
Editorial note: If you do choose to put a collar on your cat, use a ‘quick release’ collar to allow your cat to free themselves should the collar get caught on something. Fit it carefully – two fingers should snugly fit between your cat’s neck and the collar.
We always recommend microchipping as the safest and simplest means of permanently identifying your cat.
If you'd like to support the Colwyn & District Branch in caring for Walter, you can donate here. Any funds raised over and above those needed for Walter will be used to help the other cats in the branch's care.