Dory, a little grey tabby cat, under a year old, was brought in to Suffolk Animal Rescue after a road traffic accident. She was very dehydrated and weak probably having laid injured for several days before some kind lady came to her rescue, and reported the problem on our Facebook group Ipswich Missing Cats. She was in a bad way.
Xrays showed her pelvis was broken and needed extensive surgery to save her. She had paralysis to her left back leg and tail, but in her self was bright and eating. The initial vet said she needed referring to a specialist as he was not convinced that the damage was fixable, so the xrays were forwarded to Shane at Christchurch vets, and he seemed quite confident that she was repairable, but obviously was at a cost. Shane quoted £2500 for the surgery but reduced it to £1800 as Suffolk Animal Rescue is a charity.
Her surgery went well with no complications, she’s now on 6 weeks cage rest and has to see the vets in 7 days, and surgeon to check her in 4 weeks. 1/2 her tail has been amputated, and she has pins in her pelvis and hips to hold it all together.
Ipswich Missing Cats group raised a whopping £1200.00 towards her bill! Children even donated their pocket money.
Everyone rallied for Dory, and she must have felt that love, because to date she goes from strength to strength after such a poor outlook.
Dory is now in foster with a lovely lady who will give her all the care & attention she needs & deserves over the next few weeks/months.