A story of survival
This is handsome Wilf, an unneutered black and white cat who was found as a stray in Bedhampton. He had been living in someone's garden for several months, but one day he turned up with horrific injuries, so they turned to the Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre (CRRC) for help.
When Wilf arrived, he went straight to the vet, who found n airgun pellet in his rump, a badly-grazed cheek, a broken jaw, and an eye that was damaged beyond repair.
The lens had slipped and caused glaucoma with an enlarged eyeball, which was sightless and painful and would soon rupture. His eye was removed, his jaw wired, the pellet removed and his cheek wound dressed, and he was castrated.
A big day out on the surgery table, and yet Will was nothing but grateful. He started purring almost straight after the op.
He is now living with Vicky, a CRRC vet. “Wilf is awesome! I fell in love with him when he was a constant purr ball in recovery,” Vicky said. “He is now doing fine, a happy-go-lucky sort of fellow who makes himself quite at home right away.”
To find out more about becoming a friend of CRRC and other ways you can help, call 01243 641409 or visit www.crrc.co.uk