He was rushed to a local vet after being found by a member of the public in a critical condition. A scan revealed he was microchipped but the phone number was disconnected, and posts to Lost Pets pages returned no leads.
Being in such a bad way, and with no owner in sight, Axel’s prospects were looking grim.
Fortunately for him, we were alerted of his predicament, and we are determined to give this poor cat a second chance. Rescue Officer Heidi collected Axel the following morning, and he was taken to our Lonsdale shelter to see what our vet team could do.
They conducted x-rays on a sedated Axel, which found both his front legs were fractured in multiple places (see x-ray of his left leg below). He also had a broken jaw, causing his face to swell and his mouth and nose to bleed. Poor Axel really was in a very bad way.
The team administered strong pain relief and secured his front legs with stabilising bandages and splints.
Axel is now awaiting specialist surgery with one of our external vet partners, who will do their best to save and fix both legs.