This is the sad case of a cat in Turkey, who was seriously and willfully abused earlier this week.
Two days in a box with a broken jaw, Felix, a bi-colored beauty, is fighting for his life. He’s now under the care of He’Art of Rescue, where the organization describes his injuries and what it will take to save him.
Felix was probably searching the side of the road for food when he was kicked and his his jaw broken. After that he was put in a small box, where he remained for more than 48 hours. His mouth is destroyed, the flesh badly infected.
After Felix was found, he was taken to a shelter, where he remained for yet another day. By the time he was rescued, Felix was no longer conscious. He’Art of Rescue save him and immediately had him examined by a veterinarian, It was determined Felix has a broken jaw from the jaws fusion points in whats known as a symphyseal fracture. Part of his tongue is missing, most likely bitten off when he was kicked.
Felix can’t eat or drink on his own, due to all of the damage to his jaw. His vet has spent the past few days being given IV fluids and antibiotics to prepare his body for surgery, which is scheduled for today.
All of this will cost money, so Heart of Rescue has a special link on their webpage for people who wish to donate, or to use PayPal direct click here. A video and more photos of Felix can also be found on their webpage. Caution: the video is extremely graphic.
Updates will be made by email to contributors, as well as on their Facebook page.
He’art of Rescue is an independent initiative started for animals in critical conditions. Actually it started itself at the end of 2011 when those who run the organization repeatedly encountered stray animals in horrible conditions. The need for building a page and a blog to reach people who could be supportive took them to a point where they were happy to see they were’t all alone, but had supporters worldwide.
Today they are a registered charity in Turkey , having their base in Istanbul.
A recent update was made on Facebook
“Felix general state has recovered very well during the last couple of days. He is more alert , eats his own soft food – we are feeding him special medical food in order to boost his systems- and is discovering the clinic in his feline curiosity…
The bloodtests came out normal so we are going to proceed to operate his jaw today.
Felix treatment will last a couple of months as the damaged area is a very delicate one and we will have to watch over his eating pattern during the recovery.”
Please share Felix with your friends, and donate a few dollars if you can.