This gorgeous boy was found cowering and crying under a shed in Barnsley.
When our inspectors were alerted they found him in a very distressed state, but it wasn't until they managed to get him out that they found out why. He had a large metal trap attached to his leg. He was rushed to the emergency vets with the trap still attached.
In the vets, opinion was that the trap would have been attached to his leg for 2 to 3 days as it was badly infected. His leg was so badly crushed and he was clearly in agony. Due to the damage caused, the vets suggestion was to either euthanase him, or to try and give him a chance by amputating his leg.
As a young cat we knew that we had to give him that chance and the hope of a better life so he was rushed in for surgery, and his front leg was amputated.
Oliver is now on painkillers and antibiotics and is learning to adapt to life on 3 legs. Through this traumatic ordeal he has been so brave and wonderful, never grumbling at anyone and he is loving all the attention and fussing he is getting from our fosterer, and is now recovering well.
We owe a massive thank you to Abbey Vets for all they have done for Oliver but unfortunately this kind of procedure is costly and currently stands at just over £500.
Can you help towards Oliver's treatment? We would really appreciate your help by donating anything you can afford via the Virgin Money link below.
Thank you for caring, RSPCA Barnsley Branch x