A ginger cat was spotted living on the streets in California with a large empty tape roll over his neck.
A lot of people attempted to help him but he was afraid of people so they couldn’t catch him. Kimberly Saxelby and Chris Gattas decided to ride out to the location to take the poor feline to safety.
“When we arrived we set a trap just two feet away from him while he laid under a car, we waited for an hour but we figured out that he was not going in because of the tape roll on his head so we had no choice but to try and catch him with our nets. After chasing him for a while and cornering him into an old shed that is when Chris was able to catch him with the pole net as he tried to run out,” Kimberly said.
They believe the tape roll on his neck had been on for months. They sent the cat to Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter to start a medical treatment.
“We actually thought there was a dead animal near the shed but it was actually the smell of his rotting flesh and infection from his neck.”
“Little did we all know after we sedated him just how bad his condition was till we cut the tape roll off his neck. It brought tears to my eyes because I couldn’t imagine the pain and suffering this poor sweet cat has been through and for as long as he has. He is very emaciated and dehydrated from not being able to eat or drink well with the tape roll over his head.”
The wonderful vets at the shelter gave the ginger boy emergency surgery to clean and fix the area around his entire neck and above his ears.
“We named this handsome boy Valentine because that is the day this sweet boy was saved.”
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